The first question:
What is this urge to create?
The urge to create is the first stirring of the divine within you; the urge to create is the presence of God. You have the first message, the first ripple has reached you; it is the beginning and the birth of prayer, follow it. To be creative is to be religious, what you create is not the point – you create. In that very creativity something starts happening which is not of the world.
When you create you are lost into your creation; for example, if you are painting or singing or playing on an instrument or dancing you start disappearing. The dance is when the dancer is no more: if the dancer is still there it is not a creative act, then it is at the most a skill – the technician is there but not the dancer, one who knows how to dance is there but not the dancer, because the dancer knows nothing. The dancer remains in a state of not knowing – he forgets all his skill, he forgets all the techniques that he has learnt, he forgets himself, he is utterly lost, he is in the hands of God. He cannot even say, “I am dancing,” he can only say “God has taken possession of me, I am possessed. God is dancing in me. I am the field where God is dancing, I am the hollow bamboo and God is singing. He has made a flute of me.”
The creator knows God – only the creator knows God. All other prayers that you go on doing in the temples and the churches are just impotent, meaningless, unless your life learns how to create. Then no other prayer is needed, then the very phenomenon of creativity is enough religion for you, more than that is unnecessary – you need not go to any church, any temple, any gurudwara, any mosque. You have to go into creativity.
The question is asked by Gyan Bhakti – she is a creator, hence the question has arisen in her, “What is this urge to create?” She is possessed by that desire. I have seen it in her, aflame; she wants to explode in many, many ways, she wants to create. God has knocked at her door, but when the knock comes it is natural not to understand it because we have never heard it before, it is so new it cannot be reduced to our old mind. It is coming from the unknown – there is no way to figure out what it is, hence the question.