On The Creation of Pure Art – A Solo Podcast With Kapil Gupta

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Key Takeaways

  • Human beings get exactly what they want in life because the greatest desire always wins
  • In life – “One tries to string together drops of pleasure in order to create an ocean of satisfaction”
    • This clearly doesn’t work
  • Losing yourself in your art is the ultimate satisfaction
  • “The creation of pure art comes when one completely dissolves himself into the art”

Intro

Human Beings Get Exactly What They Want

  • “In life, human beings actually get exactly what they want because the greatest desire always wins.”
    • If you truly desire something, you’ll get there – and you won’t be asking “how?”
    • If you don’t truly desire something – you’ll be searching for prescriptions on how to get there
  • “The things a human being has are exactly the things he couldn’t live without”

Running Away From The Self

  • All human beings seek to lose themselves through alcohol, drugs, watching TV, and socializing because they can’t stand living with the self and its enormous baggage
    • “One tries to string together drops of pleasure in order to create an ocean of satisfaction”
      • This does not work – but you didn’t need Kapil to tell you that

Why does Kapil do what he does?

  • “There is no motivation. The instinctive trigger is to seek the glorious satisfaction that arrives from LOSING MYSELF.”
  • “If someone was to put a gun to my head and say, ‘Now you will do a solo podcast or write, and you will do so in order to be informative. You will do so because it is your job. You will do so because you need to help other people.’ That gun might as well go off. While I would be dead if it did, I would be dead if I did things according to the way I was told to do them.”
    • “Providing information is DEAD and EMPTY. Doing things from the standpoint of a job and as work –  that’s a corpse that brings no satisfaction. And if there’s no satisfaction, there’s no motivation for me to do it.’
  • Losing yourself in your art is the ultimate satisfaction
    • “To extend that, and live my entire life in that state…in which the horrid and retched tragedy called the self, with all its stories and baggage and its never ending tragedies, does NOT exist….this is the only true satisfaction there is”
  • “The creation of pure art for me is an excuse to lose myself”

Where does pure art come from?

  • “The creation of pure art comes when one completely dissolves himself into the art”
  • “It is amazing how the human organism is created – when one loses himself, then the notes that he is able to hit with such perfection in his songs….the insights one is able to access from the ether and the other world…just by virtue of creating a channel through which those things can flow through as a result of removing the interference that is the self
  • “The purity of art is art expressing itself through the human. It is not the manufacturing of an art from the human.”
    • “The purity of the art is a result of the human dissolving into the art”

These notes were edited by RoRoPa Editing Services

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