A raw canvas or a lump of
clay seem incomplete yet this incompleteness
is, for the mastercraftsman, their perfection
for they give rise to all shapes and forms.
Even though the musician
is a master of his instrument ,
The mastery of technique
provides the ability to express
By selfless abandon
the mastercraftsman gets in touch
footnotes Forgetfulness of self is remembrance of God. Whoever knows God through God becomes alive, and whoever knows God through self becomes dead.
Abu Yazid al-Bistami
 The best way for the genius is to make himself
an empty cup, free from pride of learning or conceit of knowledge, to become
as innocent as a child who is ready to learn whatever may be taught him.
It is the one who becomes as a child before God, at the same time longing
and yearning to express music through his soul, who becomes a fountain
of God. From that fountain divine inspiration rises and brings beauty before
all those who see the fountain.
Hazrat Inayat Khan, Inspiration