Student: Wordsworth said that a genius has to create the taste by which he is to be enjoyed.Sri Chinmoy: A real genius is not bound by any convention. A genius is a genius. He has to go forward like an elephant, without paying attention to the barking of the dogs. Swami Vivekananda used to say that when an elephant is on the way to the market to eat bananas, the dogs bark and bark. But the elephant does not pay any attention. He goes to the market and eats the bananas and then he comes back home. The dogs are unable to enjoy the bananas.
Sri Chinmoy, A mystic journey in the weightlifting world, part 1, Agni Press, 2000