Mundakopanishad : Santi Mantram ( Peace Invocation ) -12.






Mundaka-Upanishad :


Santi Mantram :


Discussion-8. "God defined  is  God  defiled" ....


Even  when  we  happen  to  write  a  fairly  expressive  letter  of  a  satisfactory  note  we  cannot  but  show  it  to  others  and  share  the  joy  that  is  in  creative  art.

All  creative  artists  are  thus  a  liability  and  a  nuisance  with  the  gross  men  of  action  and  dodders  of  beaten  path.

A  painter  will  beg  at  your  feet  to  walk  into  his  garret  to  enjoy  his  creation.

A  musician  will  go  mad  and  make  you  miss  your  train  .

A  writer  will  hang  on  to  your  collars  and  make  you  listen  to  volumes  of  manuscript.

An  Archimedes  will  forget  his  own  nakedness  and  run  along  the  roads  of  the  city  crying  "Eureka."

These  are  instances  when  men  rises  for  a  fraction  of  a  moment  from  his  low  identifications
 with  his  own  limitations  and  gets  a  glimpse  of  a  minutest  ray  from  the  Absolute.

There  is  no  true  poet  or  painter  or  musician  or  scientist  who  would  not  willingly  claim  himself  to  be  the  entire  author  of  their  wondrous  masterpieces.

Creative  art  is  at  its  best  only  when  the  limited  ego  makes  an  exit  in  all  its  entirely.



Naturally,  the  Upanishadik  Seers,  when  they  got  themselves  established  in  the  experience  of  the  realms  that  lie  beyond  the  shores  of  the  ego,  could  not  claim  any  authorship  to  their
declarations.

Even  at  their  best  they  felt  that  they  had  not  expressed  anything  about  the  actual  majesty,  glory,  perfection  and  completeness  of  the  theme  they  wanted  to  handle,  the  Infinite  cannot  be  grasped  or  conveyed  in  terms  of  the  finite;  "God  defined  is  God  defiled."          



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