The creativity of the supreme creator
Creativity charms the human heart; it reflects the brilliance we humans are capable of. Creativity was traditionally considered the forte of artistic pursuits, but now it is increasingly seen even in technological developments. We humans have creatively made things that do many of the things we humans do, better than what we can do. And we have also imitated and sometimes exceeded some of the creativity we see in nature. Human planes can fly faster than any bird.
Yet, nature reflects one creative prowess that exceeds human capacities: the capacity to make things that make themselves. Nature, Gita wisdom, explains is the arena where the supreme artist, the supreme scientist, the supreme intelligence — the all-attractive divinity, Krishna — displays his infinite creative prowess. And his creativity is conveyed in the Bhagavad-gita through the apt description: he is the imperishable seed of all existence.
Unlike normal seeds that disappear on giving rise to trees, Krishna remains after giving rise to all of existence — and remains entirely unreduced by such massive emanations. And the sentient emanations among these — the various living beings — have the capacity to reproduce generation after generation, even millennia after millennia. Not even the best human creations have the capacity to recreate themselves.
Moreover, God’s creations not only reproduce themselves but also improve themselves as they adapt to changing environmental conditions. With our best human intelligence, we have just started developing self-learning systems that improve with usage, but Krishna has already created such systems in nature in abundance, since time immemorial.
This analysis is not to minimize the brilliance of human creativity, but to contextualize it for enhancing our appreciation of the ultimate creator. Such is the Lord who loves us and invites us to love him.
Relish the brilliance of a God who creates things that keep creating themselves.
Think it over:
- What human creative accomplishment do you appreciate the most?
- How does this creative accomplishment point you to the creativity of the ultimate creator?
- How does Krishna’s creativity exceed all other forms of creativity?
09.18: I am the goal, the sustainer, the master, the witness, the abode, the refuge and the most dear friend. I am the creation and the annihilation, the basis of everything, the resting place and the eternal seed.