“The mind is the greatest artist, painting various relative truths with the brush of conception.”
Thinley Norbu Rinpoche, Magic Dance 1981:135
“At the highest levels of meditation and art there are no longer any set rules, just the spontaneous flow of creativity”
Dugu Choegyal Rinpoche, The Dalai Lamas’ Secret Temple, 2000:39
What a beautiful quotation, I find it very inspiring. Many of the Aro students are creative, musically and artistically; many, including your good self, write appealing and lyrical poetry. One of the attractions of the Aro lineage, for me, is the emphasis on creativity as an aspect of dharma practice, whether that involves the making of musical instruments or other practice equipment, or making music, poetry and art. The Aro lamas always encourage us to enjoy life and creatively engage with the world.