^ To have love when doing things is good, but it isn't the same as doing meditation. No doubt Bach whom you mentioned loved music , and if we take an example of an artist who did commit suicide, Van Gogh, I very much suspect he loved his art. Similarly, a woman who cooks for her family has love, but may actually be an atheist, and never have engaged in any meditation. There's an old axiom that art is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration. The inspiration for some art does seem to come from some kind of spirituality on the part of the artist. But there's a lot of painting that doesn't come out of such an experience, and some of it is definitely out of the top draw. And some of it has a quality of universality too. Take the woks of JMW Turner for example. There's really nothing at all to suggest spirituality in any overt way in Turner's work. I would argue strongly that his painting is better than Osho's by many degrees. I think one would have to be quite closed minded not to see that. Few would argue that Turner wasn't in love with art. Then we have the people who whilst spiritually inclined, nonetheless also have a side to their nature of passion or the pursuit of worldly pleasure. One example I can think of would be Fra Fillipo Lippi, who although a Carmelite friar, also had affairs with women (how could he have painted them so convincingly otherwise?). Or from the world of literature, Dostoevsky - definitely a Christian, but also a compulsive gambler. The artist and the saint are different creatures, and it's rare to find someone who is both.