Re: Note to Abhinabha was Guru's Handwriting
- To AbhinabHa,
Please do not mind that I left the *h* out of your name. It seems
that I have not posted one message without a mistake in it since
I have only now been able to see Inspiration News Light. I offer
compliments to Priyadarshan for the idea and have to say that I find
The kid trying to be a grownup aspect of your presenting is indeed
amusing. ;-) That is a compliment by the way.
--- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com, niriha7 <no_reply@...>
> Dear Assistant Mummer,
> You share a very important quality with Abhinaba and that is the
> quality of newness. As I mentioned in a previous post, the essence of
> the meaning of his name is *ever new*. You often come up with
> creative new ideas. I like your suggestion below regarding publishing
> poems of Sri Chinmoy's in his own handwriting.
> I think I would start with asking Shardul how he, Tewjasi and maybe
> others are able to have Sri Chinmoy's handwriting appear so clearly on
> the Sri Chinmoy Centre homepage at:
> The title "My God-Hunger-Cry" is in Guru's handwriting along with some
> of his bird drawings as you suggested.
> My computer's cursor was poised over the *send* button when I happened
> to glance up and see Priyadarshan across the lobby exiting the hotel.
> I jumped up, quickly crossed the lobby and caught up with him hoping
> he would know how Guru's handwriting appears on the home page. He
> said that it is a picture file that was imported, involving HTML
> commands. So it seems that it is back to the drawing board to
> accomplish what you are speaking of. Thank you for the search
> suggestions that will no doubt help with this project.
> --- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com, assistantmummer
> <no_reply@> wrote:
> > Niriha, Vasanti, and others: Sri Chinmoy's handwriting is very
> > beautiful. Many, many times I have thought there should be an effort
> > to create a Sri Chinmoy handwriting font that would make it easy for
> > content producers to publish Sri Chinmoy's poems in his own
> > handwriting. Maybe if it is the Supreme's will you could get involved
> > in such a project. If you do a search for Fontographer and Fontifier,
> > you'll see there are computer programs that people use to create
> > custom fonts. But I've heard the process can be tricky. This might
> > need to be a group project with help from a professional font
> > For a handwriting font, I believe the process involves auto-tracing
> > actual handwriting samples and converting them to Bezier curves. I
> > think there's a lot of fine detail involved in choosing just the right
> > samples, and getting the letterforms to match up so that text printed
> > using the font has a smooth, even quality, while expressing the
> > personality of the original handwriting.
> > The font could also contain a few of Sri Chinmoy's trademark bird
> > icons, single brushstrokes, and sponge blots.
> > If you've never seen any handwriting fonts, search the web. There are
> > many available for free download:
> > http://www.myfont.de/index.php?page=theme&cat=32&site=1
> > Assistant Mummer
> > --- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com, vasanti_hd
> > <no_reply@> wrote:
> > >
> > > Hi Niriha, Slava and others,
> > >
> > > Sometimes things get lost in Cyberspace - but maybe this time the
> > > posting will work...
> > >
> > > I just heard from someone that Sri Chinmoy acutally has been writing
> > > "Supremes" in notebooks on a daily basis for a couple of years
> now. And
> > > not only Supremes, but also, alternatingly, the "Invocation". He
> > > has two notebooks in his room - one for the "Supremes", one for the
> > > Invocation, and he is using them it seems, in turns.
> > >
> > > I remember, at a special function in Bali a few years ago, after a
> > > beautiful private open air concert for his students, Guru put out a
> > > number of those little school booklets he often signs for his
> > > opened them up and laid them out for us to see. Guru's beautiful
> > > handwriting was all over these pages. Like a humble, devoted
> seeker, he
> > > had written the Invocation (I only remember the Invocation) a
> > > number of times each day for a number of days. He then invitedus to a
> > > soulful walk past to prayerfully look at these preciousnotebooks. (If
> > > anybody has a better memory, please...)devotion
> > >
> > > I remember how deeply touched I was at that time, not only by Guru's
> > > handwriting, which - as someone has mentioned before only recently
> - is
> > > so precious and a piece of art in itself, but by the way Guru was
> > > expressing his own humility as an eternal seeker, his intense
> > > to the Supreme, identifying with us and the aspiring or crying world
> > > and offering his shining inspiration through his own example of
> > > tireless discipline, dedication and devotion in yet another
> > > soul-stirring way.
> > >
> > > Maybe someone else remembers?
> > >
> > > Lovingly Vasanti
> > >