Mundakopanishad : Santi Mantram ( Peace Invocation ) -12.
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
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."