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Nikolai Berdyaev’s Significance of Creativity

Philosophy is an Art of Creation wherein the true Aim is Freedom“.

Nikolai Berdyaev

Nikolai Berdyaev’s is a Russian thinker(here usage of “is” signifies immortality of Thinkers and Philosophers). His work on CREATIVITY is the finest in the world of philosophy. He has mostly used the intuitive capacity to give us various theories on creativity. His views were not well developed concepts, but a reflection of intuitive thoughts that could have a long -lasting impact on everyone’s intellectual wisdom.

In his views, Man and God need each other to continue the work of creation. Creativity is not a one-way, but a continuous divine interactions. For most of the creative artist, we have seen a strong communication to divine. Their intuitive power is cultivated as a result of interaction to divine beings.

Creativity should take us to eternity. A person should be so deeply involve in creative work that he completely forgets the existence of time. He should be completely merged in his imagination. His imagination should take him away from the boundaries of space & time. The imagination should appear so real that the reality even gets faded.

Creativity is eternal. A seed of creativity could only generates a new life. With creativity, both creation and destruction is possible. A person who is morally right may use creativity for creation. In a vice-versa, a person with negative intent could use the creativity for destructions.

Creativity is personality. Our creative skills make us what we are in life. A person develop his painting skills to be called a painter. A writer develops his writing skills to be called an author. Everything in this world is a by-product of creativity. The creation of a person is a task which goes on for a life-time. Conclusively, a personality is a life-time process. In a process, a creativity goes on getting added, the personality starts getting developed.

creative ecstasy– The creativity is the End of a world and Beginning of another. Creative ecstasy leads to a total transformation wherein a person is elevated from a one world into the next. A person completely forgets the older world and totally merge into a new life. For example, A person turning a doctor would rarely return to his college life of fun and careless life.

Creativity adds on to our knowledge. A person having a creative potentiality would discover a lots of new information about self, others, and about entire creation. It is also possible to discover the source of creation through the medium of creativity.

Overall, Creativity is not a science which contains methods, structures, and standards. It is a Art which is an inspiration, beliefs, aspiration, understandings, ideas, struggle, inquiry into existence and an approach towards the world. A creative person is never unhappy and bored. He is always occupied with some or other tasks. It is also scientifically proven that a creative person is moral and intent-wise right. There are many more significance of creativity. Once we gain understanding of inner creativity, we will begin to pursue the path of deeper life till divinity.

Author: Madhvi

A philosopher, Writer, Traveler, PhD Scholar, Vegan and pet-lover.

5 thoughts on “Nikolai Berdyaev’s Significance of Creativity”

    1. Yes. But I think humans are losing their creative nature in the comforts of life. Nowadays, many few people tries something new & creative thing in life. Most of them will do what is already known or try what is already available. The capacity to explore is lacking in today’s humans.

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      1. Yes, I agree. I think it is a consequence of our society’s focus on ‘efficiency’ and ‘standardization’ rather than authenticity. The paradox of course is in an age of endless information and choices, many of us choose the same exact path at the others

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      2. Yes. Exactly. The whole confusion and misery starts from there. When a new thing happens, people will first try to determine its significance in relation to the old things. If the value is higher, then only the newness is valued.

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