Poetry’s Universality and Humanity’s Divinity

A Reciprocal Soul-Discovery Journey

An Approach to the Concepts of Truth, Beauty, and Delight in Sri Chinmoy’s Poetic Work


by Hridananda Andrés Ramón

Submitted as part of a
Masters Degree in English Literature

Faculty of English
University of Iceland, 2005

 

Poetry has existed since before the beginning of time. Among the various planes of consciousness to which man has access, the abode of poetic truth can be reached by the poet-reader who has discarded his human garments, the cloaks of his personal traits. Once these are discarded, the poet-reader treads into a realm of beauty unsurpassable, truth insatiable and delight immeasurable, which not only reveals the essence of its universe, but also the essence of the poet-reader’s soul and his earthly life. For this individual soul is a faithful extension and expression of the Universal Soul.

These preceding lines need not be read as fanciful rhetoric, unreachable lofty ideals, or even chimerical dreams. Art in general and poetry in particular have throughout time and among various cultures been regarded as invaluable keys to open doors towards planes of existence higher and deeper than those of common physical, intellectual, and emotional experience; higher and deeper planes the wisdom of which can later be used for the transcendence and transformation of those previously limiting common experiences. View the complete PDF

 

Realidad, búsqueda y revelación

La realización de la Divinidad en la obra poética de Sri Chinmoy

by Hridananda Andrés Ramón

Submitted within the
PhD Programme

Faculty of Comparative Literature and Literary Theory

Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona (Spain), 2003
 

En su obra El arco y la lira, el autor mejicano Octavio Paz expone un análisis profundo del valor y el significado otorgado por el hombre a la creación poética y literaria en particular, y al arte en general, a través de la historia. El estudio se enfoca en la historia de la cultura occidental, desde tiempos del apogeo griego hasta nuestros días, y se apoya en paralelos con elementos culturales y espirituales de la cultura oriental, particularmente las culturas de la India, la China y el Japón. View PDF in Spanish