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'Facility and ease in the field of achievements is what marks the steps of a genius or a creative man.'



The nature of genius: Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
by Global Good News staff writer
23 April 2010

On 19 July 1971 Maharishi gave a short talk in answer to the question, what is genius? 

Maharishi explained that there is a difference in the creativity of a genius and non-genius.  A genius is just a naturally creative person. ‘And “creative person” means he does less and accomplishes more. This is creativity

‘A creative man doesn't have to struggle,’ Maharishi continued. ‘Only a non-creative [man] will struggle; one who can't surmount the obstacles on the way to creation. He only has to struggle through. 

‘Creative means he can create and sustain the process of re-creation. Any obstacle on the way, firstly they don’t come up, because he is powerful enough. Creative intelligence is that intelligence which is capable of creation. And the ability to create has all the ability to surmount all kinds of stagnancy or anything that might hamper progress.’ 

Maharishi then pointed out that a genius is a man who is clear; he has very clear consciousness. He sees things very clearly. ‘He has a way which doesn’t know obstacles and resistances,’ Maharishi said, ‘and keeps on progressing on the steps of achievements. This is a genius.’ 

Maharishi explained that some others can’t see a way. ‘Genius not only sees a way, but achieves the goal. This is a genius—just a creative person. Greater application of creativity means more comfort to the doer,’ Maharishi said, ‘greater achievement for the whole atmosphere, and for the doer himself.’ 

This is the value of application of creative intelligence. A genius sees things clearly, ‘and this is on the basis of the life of the genius being more natural’. 

His awareness is more broad. ‘A widened awareness is the basis of a genius, and what marks the life of a genius?’ Maharishi asked. ‘Success, progress, achievements for himself and for others. 

‘So facility and ease in the field of achievements is what marks the steps of a genius or a creative man,’ Maharishi concluded.

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