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HOW DO YOU LIKE MY PAINTING?

C. B. Purdom

 
Questioner [an artist]: I want a better opening for the expression of art, something spiritual.

Meher Baba: It will come. For the present, do whatever you think appropriate for expressing your art, and when you feel something better to express, then automatically and by itself it will open out to you....

There is a painter in India. When we were both young he came to me and showed me his paintings. They were fantastic. Though I saw and knew they were not good, yet I said, "It is good, go on." After a year or so, he came back to me and showed me some more. They were marvelous. Yet I did not say they were marvelous. I said, "Go on," and today he is one of the greatest artists of the East. So whatever you feel like doing, go on doing. It will go on developing by itself.

How do you like my painting? (The artist looked round when Baba pointed to the beautiful scenery outside.) All this is my painting.
 

THE PERFECT MASTER, pp. 255-256
1976 © Sheriar Press, Inc.

               

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