24774Re: DIVINE MUSIC
- Dec 31, 2010Creativity
Each person is meaningless and fruitless if he or she does not enter
into the field of creativity. Without inner and outer creativity, man
is nothing but a great failure, not only in the eyes of humanity, but
in the Eye of God, too. Each soul is endowed with creativity. But the
soul finds it extremely difficult to convince the mind, the vital and
the physical that they can consciously co-operate with the soul, that
they all can create together and fulfill the Divine here on earth.
Creativity does not mean that one has to write poems or articles, or
compose songs. Creativity means one's inner concern for the expansion
of what he is or what he has. When one consciously wants to go beyond
his capacity and beyond his achievement, only then do we find real
creativity, only then can creativity have its proper value, worth and
Where does one find the source of creativity? If one wants his
creation to be permanent and eternal, then that creation must come
from the soul, not from the mind, not from the vital, not even from the heart. In the heart, in the mind, in the vital and even in the gross physical, one can also see creativity, but the achievements of that creativity can never be lasting. It is only the soul's creativity that can be abiding. So creativity can be in the physical, in the heart, in the mind, in the soul anywhere. But if it is in the inner life, the soul's region, then only can the aspirant be truly happy.
Each moment man can create in the inner world. He can easily bring his
creation to the fore through his constant inner urge. Without
creativity, man is no better than an animal. With creativity, man can
divinely claim that he is God's true and worthy son. One who really
creates something, inner or outer, but especially inner, is God's true
Pride. Creativity man must cherish; creativity he must adore.
Excerpt from Illumination-Fruits by Sri Chinmoy.
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