"Genius is in-born, may it never be still-born."

"Oysters, irritated by grains of sand, give birth to pearls. Brains, irritated by curiosity, give birth to ideas."

"Brainpower is the bridge to the future; it is what transports you from wishful thinking to willful doing."

"Unless you keep learning & growing, the status quo has no status."

Friday, April 3, 2009


Dilip Mukerjea penned the following pertinent phrase as he began his foregoing brief essay, in the 'Ideas on Ideas' edition of The Braindancer Series of bookazines:

Dare to venture towards your vision, for only when you get there, will you realise your infinite capabilities.

"There are no traffic jams when you go the extra mile."

~ Anonymous;

"All mankind is divided into three classes: those who are immovable; those who are movable; and those who move."

~ Benjamin Franklin (1706-90), American statesman, inventor, and philosopher;

"Great men are meteors designed to burn so that the earth may be lighted."

~ Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821), emperor of France;

"A man is not finished when he is defeated. He is finished when he quits."

~ Richard Nixon (1913-1996), 37th president of the United States;

Creativity is inborn; it is the quality we bring to the activities we perform. It is an attitude, an approach that is inside-out, not outside-in. Do not confine creativity to anything in particular.

In expressing ourselves, no matter what we do, even in mere walking, there is creativity.

When we sit silently, in contemplation, doing nothing, it is the non-doing that can be a creative act. Buddha sitting under the Bodhi Tree, doing nothing, is one of the greatest creators the world has ever known. Recognise that creativity is within; then consciously let it loose . . . and enjoy its flow.

We come into this world with a specific destiny - something to fulfill, some message to deliver, some work to be completed. We are not here accidentally - we are here meaningfully.

There is a creative purpose within us. The Whole intends to do something through us.

[All the images in this post are the intellectual property of Dilip Mukerjea.]

Say Keng's personal comments:

For me, the essence of Dilip Mukerjea's principal premise in the foregoing essay is best captured by now Governor of California Arnold Schwarzenegger, who once said [in his book, 'Arnold: Education of a Body Builder' (1977)]:

"For me, life is continuously being hungry. The meaning of life is not simply to exist, to survive, but to move ahead, to go up, to achieve, to conquer."

"I knew I was a winner back in the late sixties. I knew I was destined for great things. People will say that kind of thinking is totally immodest. I agree. Modesty is not a word that applies to me in any way - I hope it never will."

"We all have great inner power. The power is self-faith. There's really an attitude to winning. You have to see yourself winning before you win. And you have to be hungry. You have to want to conquer."

No comments: