“Have you seen Paras cleaning this floor of Chuang Tzu auditorium? Then you will know: cleaning can become creative.

“With what love! Almost singing and dancing inside.

“If you clean the floor with such love, you have done an invisible painting. You lived that moment in such delight that it has given you some inner growth. You cannot be the same after a creative act.

“Creativity means loving whatsoever you do – enjoying, celebrating it, as a gift of existence! Maybe nobody comes to know about it. Who is going to praise Paras for cleaning this floor? History will not take any account of it; newspapers will not publish her name and pictures – but that is irrelevant.

She enjoyed it.

The value is intrinsic.”

“So if you are looking for fame and then you think you are creative – if you become famous like Picasso, then you are creative – then you will miss. Then you are, in fact, not creative at all: you are a politician, ambitious.

If fame happens, good. If it doesn’t happen, good. It should not be the consideration.

The consideration should be that you are enjoying whatsoever you are doing.”