Creativity can be a very insightful process. When the mind is peaceful our creations can seem to come from nowhere, we can even find it hard to understand later what we have written ourselves. This can seem very mysterious, like we have found the word of the Lord. But actually it is just the calm mind speaking. To realise this might seem as though it would be disappointing – all the magic lost. It can be like this for a while. We can have to let go of our mystical idea of what we have done until we go deeper and realise that the very calm mind, the still, empty mind of samādhi is already the Lord. Then we realise that we had been on the path, not yet at the goal, but that the goal was also far more amazing than we ever could have imagined.
We are inspired beyond belief, and also very cautious because we are left realising how profound the calm mind can really be – the depth to which we can understand when the mind is calm – but also how quickly we can lose this understanding when the mind is no longer calm.
And where does perfection lie in terms of spiritual creativity? The Buddha himself never speaks about the ultimate, he speaks from the ultimate.
I offer this for your reflection