If you want to become a better poet I will help you, but don´t try to win a Nobel prize.
If someone is trying to become famous, how can he be a good poet? His energy is namely more political than poetic.
If a person is trying to become rich, how can he be a real painter when he concentrates all his energy on becoming rich?
A painter needs his energy for painting and creates in the present, here and now. And riches can come sometime in the future, maybe they will, maybe they won´t. It is not sure, but accidental – success and fame are. But a state of bliss and complete happiness is not accidental.
It is not important if your painting makes you famous, whether you become Picasso or not. It is important that you paint with pleasure so that even Picasso will envy you. Maybe painting will engulf you completely and that´s the pure happiness! Appreciate and protect it! They are moments full of love and meditation, happiness and bliss. You lose yourself in these moments and your limits disappear and cease to exist and will be replaced by undescribable bliss.
You will recognize it easly, trust me. If you want to become famous and forget humility and this magical moment – you will miss the song, the painting as well as the poetry. This also you will recognize easily. That is to say the blessing can become self destructive with time and you will cease to be fulfilled. The magical feeling of happiness will disappear. It will become a heavy emotion that will astringe you. Don´t allow anyone to cause this! It is in your hands!”
(OSHO: “Fame, riches, ambition..)