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No Better Prayer than Creativity

Osho's Pencil Sketch

Artist unknown.

osho pencil sketch

Beneath the sketch, on the left, a poem in Hindi (signed 2/6/1969):

hindi poem on sketch

Beneath the sketch, to the right, the English translation:

Alas! How difficult it is to draw Him
in lines who is not in lines!
To mould the formless in form!
To express emptiness in words!
But to make this impossible possible is the art.
That is why there is no better penance than art
and no better prayer than creativity.

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Artist Georgia O'Keeffe reportedly wrote: "Whether you succeed or not is irrelevant - there is no such thing. Making your unknown known is the important thing - and keeping the unknown always behind you."

Georgia O'Keeffe's "making your unknown known" reminds one of Osho's "to make this impossible possible is the art."