This is self-denial
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This is self-denial: that a man says, ‘I am not, Thou art;’ or that an artist looking at his picture, says, ‘It is Thy work,
not mine;’ or that a musician, hearing his composition, says, ‘It is Thy creation, I do not exist.’ That soul then is in a
way crucified, and through that crucifixion resurrection comes. There is not the slightest doubt that when man has had
enough pain in his life he rises to this great consciousness. But it is not necessary that only pain should be the means.
It is the readiness on the part of man to efface his part of consciousness and to efface his own personality, which lifts
the veil that hides the spirit of God from the view of man. – from http://wahiduddin.net/mv2/XIII/XIII_7.htm