THE QUEST FOR THE BEAUTY AND THE WORK AS ITS CURE on Rati Saxena work of Science and Art By FEKT – January 9, 2021
merely a few books from Indian lore passed in our libraries and or in
bookshops. And if one was lucky to find something it was in Slavic languages,
Serbian and Croatian. I happen to read at my young age The “Kamasutra” of
Watsyayana, intrigued by how deeply it discussed human sexuality I asked to
find more and came across the “Anangaranga of Kalyana Mala. These books
were read in hidden since in that time there were some norms of morality one
could not dare to openly display yet for me it was a strange comprehension of
freedom we have lost a long time ago here in the Balkans.
Later on, impressed with the Hindu genius “I read The Life of Sri Ramakrishna”,
by a famous French Orientalist Romain Roland also in the Croatian language yet
nothing I could find in Albanian apart from “Gitanjali” and “Storm on the
Gange”, by Rabindranath Tagore, the last which was a stipulator reading in my
college years and again Albanian translations upon translations upon
translations. After my graduation from Oriental Department At Prishtina
University, I came across the Muller translations of Sacred Books of the East
which crystalized all my partial awareness of the abundant plethora of thoughts
of the East.
I have mentioned all these to come down, very down to the text of Rati Saxena,
the study she has done in Poetry as Therapeutic tool for the Human wellbeing.
One cannot be sufficiently grateful to encounter such an incredible work by a
Vedic Scholar and a remarkable Poet who gave not only for India but in Global
terms bringing poets from around the world to Kritya Poetry Festival in India.
That much struggle and endeavor in service to Art, Beauty, and Humanity
nowadays are very rare so I may only count a few names not covering all
fingers of only one hand.
The book “The Fist which opens”, is almost Poetic because in around 100 pages
to cover topics of Spirituality, Healing, Poetry as Art vs Poetry as Therapy, Oral
Traditions of Poetry Healing and many more examples, recommendations, goals,
and results are very difficult undertaking, yet she succeeded to envelop these
incredibly interesting topics with such enthusiasm, perseverance, and craft.
Her emphasis on Education on Creativity for the upcoming generations is very
important since we now live in a Global Society of Technical and Technological
Advancement Humanity simultaneously developing in two main branches of Bio
Algorithms (DNA synthesis) and Inorganic Algorithms (Silicon-based), have
never seen before, impressed me largely due to the fact that the importance of
Arts shall increase in the Cyber upcoming AI future humanity shall face in the
next 30 to 40 years with the belief that AI may in the future compose an
academic paper but not develop Emotional Intelligence sufficiently to write a
poem like one of Hafez, Rumi, Kabir, Gibran, Kipling, and so on and so on.
She also did not omit to emphasize the understanding of Quantum Physics that
is a scientific interpretation of Mystical Experience I grew up in my own Sufi
Tradition, and that we are all connected as the matter is composed of protons
and energy that never loses but transforms. Thus the book “The Fist which
opens”, for real transforms our knowledge on Poetry and its relation to
Humanity and all that we have created as conscious beings throughout History
regardless of which corner of the World one may originate.
Licking leaf by leaf
You write a story unknown
About your journey
Where books blossom on trees
And words ripen like fruits”
I am indeed very delighted to enjoy the fruits of her creative and scientific work
and encourage not only poets and literary critics but a wide global readership to
absorb and disseminate Beauty Globally.
January the 9 , 2021.