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Creativity

“To Know Our Mother’s Soul”

It is imperative, I believe, for us to see, to Know, our mother’s Soul, her Godliness, her Buddha-Nature. Only then can we Know our own – and so, at last, be relieved of our anguish.

This does not mean that our mothers need to change but only our inner image of her.

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“Creativity is Being Breathed by Amida”

Creativity is not just the doing, but the taking in and then the doing. The chi, the spirit, being breathed in, and then being breathed out. An act of Creativity is a breath cycle of Amida. She breathes into us as Inspiration and then out again as Aspiration.

Creativity is being breathed by Amida.

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“Hakuin Ekaku: Meditation in the Midst”

Hakuin Ekaku, the great Zen master made his life statement with his final piece of calligraphy: “a giant character for ‘midst,’ with the inscription, ‘Meditation in the MIDST of action is a billion times superior to meditation in stillness.’”*

Action Meditation: the Soul at work.

 

* Ed. Sushila Blackman, Graceful Exits (New York: Weatherhill, 1997), p.

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Dr. Diamond’s books on Creativity

Dr. Diamond has published many book on many aspects of creativity, including music, art, photography, and poetry, always with a focus on using these activities for healing and meditation.
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The Diamond Method for Creativity

An unique approach to using creativity for well-being.
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“The Reason for Art”

I have spent many thousands of hours researching and examining thousands upon thousands of musical performances, dances, paintings, photographs, sculptures, poems, and books.
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“Creativity and Enthusiasm”

For our acts of creativity to be truly therapeutic, they must arise out of a deep desire to conceive them, to incubate them, and then to deliver them into the world.
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“Healer – not Artist”

I'm only interested in Healing. I'm primarily a healer, not an artist...
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“Creativity from the Heart”

No work of art has ever transmuted hate into love. But that should be the primary Purpose of all artistic endeavors.
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“The Homing Thought”

There is a rock that each of us can have all the time throughout our lives. That rock is what I call the "homing thought."
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