Peaceful easy feeling sweeps over library


Oct 15, 2014 | Farida Master | Howick and Botany Times
HIS artworks have been exhibited all over the world.

And the venues are illustrious – the School of Visual Arts and Carnegie Hall in New York, the National Gallery in Ottawa, the United States Senate Building in Washington DC, Parliament House in Canberra, UNESCO in Paris, UN Headquarters in New York, Sydney Opera House, and the Russian National Museum of Decorative Arts.

The paintings of Indian spiritual master, Sri Chinmoy, have been showcased in October this year at Highland Park Library.

The spiritual guru, poet, painter and world peace dreamer, who taught meditation to the West and lived in New York from 1964 until he passed away in 2007, saw his artworks as spontaneous expressions of a deep, inner reality.

The particular style of art that he used in acrylic and watercolour paintings is known as Jharna Kala.

It means Fountain Art in native Bengali language.

The humanitarian guru who campaigned tirelessly for tolerance and peace did not use his mind whilst expressing himself through art.

“I try to keep my mind as empty, vacant and tranquil as possible,” he said, about the technique he used.

“The outer mind is like the surface of the sea. Full of waves as it surges with restlessness.

Howick and Pakuranga Times Thursday October 16, Page 8