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To be creative,a conception must beclear and coherent, based on a deep insight into the truth and lawand nature and destiny of things
The Role of Creative Vision in Human Development Page 5 of 5 M.S. Srinivasan
So all visions are not creative or equally creative. All fanciful dreaming are not creative visions. To be creative, a conception must be clear and coherent, based on a deep insight into the truth and law and nature and destiny of things. Every great creative vision of an ideal, which is in harmony with the truth and law and destiny of things inevitably, realizes itself. As Sri Aurobindo states:
“The ideal creates the means of attaining the ideal, if it is itself true and rooted in the destiny of the race.“ (7)
If, along with this, the vision or ideal is an integral part of a greater global vision of life seen, realised and projected from a spiritual consciousness, it has an enduring creative power, which can make and remake a nation. Whenever such a spiritual vision is awakened and activated in the consciousness and life of a nation, it will be followed by a great national renaissance and create a new era of all-round progress and prosperity for the nation.
This is the reason why the Indian philosophical tradition emphasized that all thinking and philosophy have to be based on an authentic spiritual intuition, experience or revelation. If the thinker or philosopher doesn't have this spiritual intuition he must be humble enough to base his thinking on the intuitions of wiser men or women of the past or present who have this spiritual wisdom and realisation. In the next issue we will discuss how to implant the vision in the soil of human consciousness and make it into a creative force for action.
The author is a Research Associate at Sri Aurobindo Society and on the editorial board of Fourth Dimension Inc. His major areas of interest are Management and Indian Culture.
References1,2,3. Craig R. Hickman and Michael A. Silva, in Creating Excellence, pp. 149-151. 4. The Mother, Collected Works, Vol. 13, p. 318.5. Sri Aurobindo, Collected Works, Vol.19, p.9446. Sri Aurobindo, Collected Works, Vol.3, p.1637. Sri Aurobindo, Collected Works, Vol.1, 904
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