In the realm of literature and music, Omer Ghazi stands out as a multi-talented artist who delves into the depths of ancient Indic wisdom, using poetry and music as powerful mediums of expression. His latest book, “The Cosmic Dance,” is an anthology of poems that takes readers on a thought-provoking voyage, exploring the fundamental questions of existence and celebrating the profound beauty of life itself.
From a young age, Omer Ghazi displayed a natural affinity for poetry. Writing spontaneously, he saw poetry as a way to express the intricacies of his thoughts and emotions. However, it was a pivotal moment in his life when he wrote “The Buddha Smiled” at the age of 16 and received overwhelming support from his family. This encouragement ignited his passion for writing and paved the way for a remarkable artistic journey. Also, Omer got interested in Indic Philosophy because of Adi Shankaracharya and his works.
Drawing inspiration from celebrated writers in English, Hindi, and Urdu literature, Omer’s literary palette was enriched by the works of Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Edgar Allan Poe, Charles Dickens, Mirza Ghalib, Mir Taqi Mir, Ibne Safi, Saahir Ludhiyanvi, Harivansh Rai Bachchan, Sumitranandan Pant, Premchand, Umberto Eco, HG Wells, Isaac Asimov, Jules Verne, and others. This eclectic mix of influences formed the backdrop of his understanding of the world, allowing him to ask profound questions about the nature of reality.
One of the defining moments in Omer’s artistic exploration was his discovery of ancient Indic texts, which revealed a rich tradition of posing questions about existence and the universe. He found that many of these texts weren’t mere moral commandments but genuine inquiries into the mysteries of life. For instance, the Nāsadīya sukta, also known as the Hymn of Creation, from the Rigveda, delves into cosmology and the origin of the universe. The Prashna Upanishad, part of the Atharva Veda, presents six metaphysical questions that spark the eternal quest for understanding reality.
This profound connection with ancient wisdom shaped Omer’s poetic style, leading him to compile his poems in “The Cosmic Dance.” The book takes readers on a cosmic journey, exploring outer space, nature’s wonders, and mankind’s eternal fascination with the universe. Each poem poses thought-provoking questions, inviting readers to reflect on their place in the grand tapestry of existence.
“The Cosmic Dance” also serves as a tribute to some of history’s greatest minds, including Albert Einstein and Nikola Tesla, who contributed to humanity’s understanding of the universe.The book is also featured in World Book Fair 2023 , where it was selected as book of the day as well. Omer Ghazi views the evolution of human civilization as a collective effort, where each generation adds to the species’ collective consciousness, fostering harmony between the old and the new.
Through his art, Omer Ghazi explores the entire spectrum of human emotions, from a mother’s love for her child to the awe-inspiring realization of life’s wonders. His book is an anthem for seekers at heart, celebrating human experiences that shape our understanding of reality.Besides that he regularly participates in drum circles at the yoga Meditation Center, Zorba The Buddha.
Omer’s creative process involves immersive travel experiences. Seeking inspiration in new landscapes, cultures, and traditions, he embarks on mountain retreats and interacts with locals, particularly children, who often possess wisdom beyond their years. Playing his djembe, a percussion instrument, Omer believes that music and poetry are two sides of the same coin, and they have been used for millennia to expand consciousness and connect with the universe.
“The Cosmic Dance” is a testament to Omer Ghazi’s artistic prowess, merging the beauty of ancient Indic wisdom with the power of rhythm and poetry. His journey continues, exploring the gems of wisdom and carrying forward the age-old tradition of asking profound questions about the nature of reality. As an artist, writer, and musician, Omer Ghazi remains an inspiring figure who bridges the past and present through his creative expressions
On the birthday of #Adi_Shankaracharya, sharing my video of playing Nirvana Shatakam, a poem written by him in praise of #Lord_Shiva.— Omer Ghazi (@OmerGhazi2) May 6, 2022
Beautifully composed by Manish Vyas, it was magical playing it sitting in the lap of #Mount_Kailash. pic.twitter.com/srFfJEG7Ro