Nirgun

Nirgun is a concept deriving from Indian philosophy. Literally translated, ‘Nirgun’ means ‘without quality’. Nirgun Films uses the word in the tradition of the Indian Bhakti movement, within which it refers to God having ‘no quality’, meaning no visible manifestation.

Nirgun describes the richness, worth and beauty dwelling in everything that surrounds us. It says that God is without shape or attributes. – A value inherent to all beings, without hierarchy.

Nirgun seems to be a common root of thought between thinkers that have strongly influenced me: Rabindranath Tagore, M. K. Gandhi, Henry D. Thoreau and the Indian philosopher Kabir amongst others. Thus, Nirgun Films is both, a tribute to them as well as a guiding principle for my work.


The river and its waves are one surf:
where is the difference between the river and its waves?
When the wave rises, it is the water; and when it falls, it is the same water again.
Tell me, Sir, where is the distinction?
Because it has been named as wave, shall it no longer be considered as water?

Kabir (Translation: Tagore)