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Wonderstand

Aphorisms and Poems

af Sohan Qadri

Forlaget Bindu, 2009
ISBN: 9789197789400
64 sider. Sprog: engelsk

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Sohan Qadri var en yogi, poet og billedkunstner fra Indien, som levede de sidste 40 år af sit liv i København. Hans billeder udspringer fra en tilstand af dyb meditation, og er besjælet af Indiens farver – lysende, farvemættede værker, omsorgsfuldt indristede.

Gennem sin lange karriere samarbejdede Qadri med mange forskellige kulturpersonligheder, bl. a. den surrealistiske maler René Magritte, Nobelprismodtageren Henrich Böll og arkitekten Le Corbusier.

Aphorisms

”I digtene ”The Dot and the Dots” videregiver Sohan Qadri den tantriske tradition. Han udvider vores bevidsthed ved at placere ”the dot” overalt: Mellem elskendes læber, i nordlyset, blandt galakserne, og alligevel forbliver vi lige her.

Men man behøver ikke at være indviet i tantratraditionens hemmeligheder for at opleve Qadris digte – de kommer under alle omstændigheder til at inspirere og bibringe dig sit universelle budskab.”

Swami Janakananda (Meditationslærer, yogi og forfatter)

The truth cast into idea
looses its truth
the mold takes hold

Make me transcend
my time
my space
and break my border
to you

In the loss of longing
belonging gets lost –
hence emancipation

I am a dot
in the orgastic ecstasy
so spiritual
and so mundane
at once

I am a dot
in the full, emptying itself,
in the void, filling itself.

Many thanks indeed for sending us the remarkable book `Wonderstand´ by Sohan Qadri. We are big fans of Sohan´s paintings and now we are big fans of his poetic voice too!

Lorna Howarth (medredaktør, Resurgence Magazine).

No doubt, Qadri reveals his capacity for presenting themes marked by prophetic and sublime quality conveying an overwhelming interest and deep import to an individual soul…
In all these aphoristic quotations, we notice Qadri’s breadth of intellect. Wonderstand has very high qualities of proverbial expressions written with great precision and clarity.
Sohan Qadri’s eyes are fixed upon the sober enquiry of truth…

S. Kumar (Cyberwit).

… a garland of pearls of wisdom like Rubayat (sufi poetry), a collection of gnomic verse where the world of meaning is pressed in minimum of words. Every piece is commentary on
Life at the abstract plane and gives at the same time an easy understanding of life´s rules
for an ordinary man.

N. Meera Raghavendra Rao (Avisen The Hindu).

Om Qadris kunst:

Sohan Qadri with his art liberates the word meditation from its fashionable taste and brings it back to its proper origin, uninfluenced by Western propaganda, misunderstandings and corruptions.

Heinrich Böll (Tysk forfatter og Nobelprismodtager).

There are artists. There are tantriks. There are tantrik artists. As far as I know, there are no tantrik yogis who are artists as well. Sohan Qadri is an exception. He is an exceptional artist.

F. N. Souza (Indian painter and writer)

Sohan Qadri, in a few words, believes in an inner and outer sphere in the life of man. Striving to establish contact with this world within, with one´s true self, he sees as utterly essential for all of us. His art belongs to something of the most refined one can perceive, something which touches “the ultimate secret”. We can experience his works directly and with strong presence, and thereafter we can slowly decipher and extract their secrets.

Virtus Schade (Kunstkritiker og forfatter, København)

Litteratur:

Et interview med Sohan Qadri: Du må lade dig sluge helt…

En artikel af Sohan Qadri: Yogini