A great man is one who collects knowledge the way a bee collects honey and uses it to help people overcome the difficulties they endure - hunger, ignorance and disease!
- Nikola Tesla

Remember, remember always, that all of us, and you and I especially, are descended from immigrants and revolutionists.
- Franklin Roosevelt

While their territory has been devastated and their homes despoiled, the spirit of the Serbian people has not been broken.
- Woodrow Wilson

Objavljena knjiga sa Teslinim prevodima Zmajeve poezije na engleski jezik

Prevodi Nikole Tesle na engleski jezik poezije Jovana Jovanovića Zmaja objavljeni su u knjizi Vladimira Todorovića i Sime Matića, “Zagrljaj Tesla i Zmaj/An Embrace Tesla and Zmaj”.

Knjiga donosi prevode 13 Zmajevih pesama, kao i Teslin esej pod naslovom “Zmai Ioan Iovanovich the Chief Servian Poet of Today/Zmaj Jovan Jovanović, vodeći srpski pesnik današnjice”, a naš naučnik je to publikovao u periodu od 1894. do 1897. godine, u njujorškom časopisu za kulturu “The Century Magazine”, naveo je jedan od autora knjige Vladimir Todorović.

U ovom poduhvatu je Tesli pomoć pružilo nekadašnje značajno ime američkog pesništva, docnije i diplomatije, Robert Andervud Džonson. Naime, Džonson je Tesline prevode Zmajevih stihova uveo u formu stiha, s tim da ih je uvrstio i u malu antologiju pesama, zajedno sa izborom savremene poezije Grčke, Poljske, Italije i Irske.

Priloge za knjigu napisali su i akademik Matija Bećković i predsednik Matice srpske profesor dr Dragan Stanić, koji je potpisan pesničkim pseudonimom Ivan Negrišorac, a korišćen je i tekst našeg pokojnog profesora na Univerzitetu Severna Karolina dr Vase D. Mihailovića.

Knjigu “Zagrljaj Tesla i Zmaj/An Embrace Tesla and Zmaj” je objavila Izdavačka kuća “Tiski cvet” iz Novog Sada.

Nikola Tesla i Jovan Jovanović Zmaj susreli su se prilikom jedine Tesline posete Beogradu, 2. jula 1892. godine, kada je vozom, preko Novog Sada, došao u Srbiju, a u Beogradu je tom prilikom organizovan svečani doček.

Rečima dobrodošlice i sa velikim oduševljenjem Teslu je dočekao srpski kralj, mnogi znameniti ljudi tog vremena i brojni građani koji su došli da pozdrave čuvenog genija, a jedan od govornika na toj svečanosti bio je niko drugi do omiljeni pesnik Teslin, Jovan Jovanović Zmaj.

On je naučnika pozdravio stihovima, što je ujedno bio i jedini put da Zmaj javno čita svoje pesme. Tesla, iskreno dirnut ovim susretom, prišao je pesniku i poljubio mu ruku i rekao:

“Kad mi je bilo najteže u Americi i kada sam bio od svih odbačen i neshvaćen, s gorkim suzama sam čitao Vašu poeziju, a sada Vam obećavam da ću Vaše stihove prevesti na engleski jezik i u Americi objaviti”.

Po povratku u Ameriku, Tesla se sa strašću bacio na prevođenje Zmajevih pesama i počeo da piše o srpskoj istoriji. Tako je nastao i Teslin esej iz 1897. godine o gorkoj sudbini srpskog naroda, u kome Tesla koristi i Zmajeve stihove i misli zajedno sa svojim interpretacijama kosovske i pokosovske tragedije srpskog naroda.

Teslini prevodi pesama objavljeni su u čuvenom američkom časopisu „Vek” (The Century Magazine). U istom je magazinu izašao i Teslin tekst posvećen Jovanu Jovanoviću Zmaju, u kome je Tesla američkim čitaocima doneo detaljnu biografiju velikog pesnika i otkrio do tada neke nepoznate detalje koji se tiču početaka Zmajevog književnog rada.

Zahvaljujući Nikoli Tesli, Zmaj je postao prvi srpski književnik koji je preveden i objavljen u SAD.

Zmajeva pesma posvećena susretu sa Nikolom Teslom:

Ne znam šta je, je l suština,
Il to čini samo miso-
Čim smo čuli: dolaziš nam,
Odmah si nas elektrisao.

Na sto žice sprovodnice,
Elektrika juri sirom,
vazduhom će biti spoja
(posle možda i etirom)

-Stoji stablo, stoji Srpstvo,
Majka svakom listu-sinu,
Najsvežiji list mu trepnu
pa odleti u daljinu.

Ti nam, Tesla, ti vrlice,
Ode letom jače struje
U daleku Kolumbiju,
da ti munje kolumbuje.

I ti, Tesla, u kojem se
Ispolinske misli roje,
Tebe vraća neodolje,
Da poljubiš stablo svoje.

Ljubi stablo, dojčine mu,
Sisni dojku, sisni vrli.
Svaka grana srpskog stabla
Tesli tepa, Teslu grli.

Beograd je danas sretan
Rukujuć`se s srpskom dikom
I otkriva srce svoje
Pred Srbinom velebnikom.

No ti moraš opet natrag
-Sastanak nam kratko traje-
Al`toplotu nosi sobom
Bratinskog zagrljaja.

Ostvarena jmiso tvoja
Miso divna i golema:
Među nam biće veza,
A daljina nema, nema.

Razumeće listak svezi
Svaku žilu svoga stabla,
(Elektrika nasih srca)
I bez žica i bez kabla.

Izvor: Serbian Times


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The Church at Prayer

by Archimandrite Aimilianos of Simonopetra

Publisher’s note

Many readers of the addresses of Elder Aimilianos, which have been published in the five-volume series, rchimandrite Aimilianos, Spiritual Instructions and Discourses (Ormylia, 1998-2003), have frequently expressed the wish for an abridged and more accessible form of his teaching. In response, we are happy to inaugurate a new series of publications incorporating key texts from the above-mentioned collection. Other considerations have also contributed o this new project, such as the selection of specific texts which address important, contemporary questions; the need for a smaller, more reader-friendly publication format; and the necessity for editing certain passages in need of clarification, without however altering their basic meaning.

Above all, the works collected in this volume reflect the importance which the Elder consistently attached to prayer, spirituality, community life, worship, and liturgy. Thus the experientially based works "On Prayer", and "The Prayer of the Holy Mountain", which deal primarily with the Prayer of the Heart, appear first, followed by the summary addresses on "The Divine Liturgy", and "Our Church Attendance". These are in turn followed by the more socially oriented discourses on "Our Relations with Our Neighbor", and "Marriage: The Great Sacrament". Finally, the present volume closes with the sermons on "Spiritual Reading" and "The Spiritual Life", which in a simple and yet compelling manner set forth the conditions for "ascending to heaven on the wings of the Spirit".

It is our hope that The Church at Prayer will meet the purpose for which it is issued and will serve as a ready aid and support for those who desire God and eternal life in Him.