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Rabindranath Tagore (born Robindronath Thakur, 7 May 1861 7 August 1941), also known by his pen name Bhanu Singha Thakur (Bhonita), and also known by his sobriquets Gurudev, Kabiguru, and Biswakabi, was a polymath, poet, musician, artist and ayurveda-researcher from the Indian subcontinent. He reshaped Bengali literature and music, as well as Indian art with Contextual Modernism in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Author of the "profoundly sensitive, fresh and beautiful verse" of Gitanjali, he became in 1913 the first non-European to win the Nobel Prize in Literature. Tagore's poetic songs were viewed as spiritual and mercurial; however, his "elegant prose and magical poetry" remain largely unknown outside Bengal. He is sometimes referred to as "the Bard of Bengal". A Brahmo Hindu from Calcutta with ancestral gentry roots in Burdwan District and Jessore, Tagore wrote poetry as an eight-year-old. At the age of sixteen, he released his first substantial poems under the pseudonym Bhnusiha ("Sun Lion"), which were seized upon by literary authorities as long-lost classics. By 1877 he graduated to his first short stories and dramas, published under his real name. As a humanist, universalist, internationalist, and ardent anti-nationalist, he denounced the British Raj and advocated independence from Britain. As an exponent of the Bengal Renaissance, he advanced a vast canon that comprised paintings, sketches and doodles, hundreds of texts, and some two thousand songs; his legacy also endures in the institution he founded, Visva-Bharati University. Tagore modernised Bengali art by spurning rigid classical forms and resisting linguistic strictures. His novels, stories, songs, dance-dramas, and essays spoke to topics political and personal. Gitanjali (Song Offerings), Gora (Fair-Faced) and Ghare-Baire (The Home and the World) are his best-known works, and his verse, short stories, and novels were acclaimedor pannedfor their lyricism, colloquialism, naturalism, and unnatural contemplation. His compositions were chosen by two nations as national anthems: India's Jana Gana Mana and Bangladesh's Amar Shonar Bangla. The Sri Lankan national anthem was inspired by his work.

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1:The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
2:It is very simple to be happy, but it is very difficult to be simple. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
3:While God waits for his temple to be built of love, Men bring stones. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
4:See this morning for the first time as a new-born child that has no name ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
5:The flower which is single need not envy the thorns that are numerous. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
6:You can't cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
7:Faith is the bird that feels the light when the dawn is still dark. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
8:To be outspoken is easy when you do not wait to speak the complete truth. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
9:Beauty is truth's smile when she beholds her own face in a perfect mirror. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
10:Every child comes with the message that God is not yet discouraged of man. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
11:I never give answers. I lead on from one question to another. That is my leadership. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
12:Reach high, for stars lie hidden in you. Dream deep, for every dream precedes the goal. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
13:I seem to have loved you in numberless forms, numberless times, in life after life, in age after age forever. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
14:I slept and dreamt that life was joy. I awoke and saw that life was service. I acted and behold, service was joy. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
15:Bare your forehead, waiting for the first blessing of light, and sing with the bird of the morning in glad faith. ~ Rabindranath Tagore, Fruit Gathering ,
16:If anger be the basis of our political activities, the excitement tends to become an end in itself, at the expense of the object to be achieved. Side issues then assume an exaggerated importance, and all gravity of thought and action is lost; such excitement is not an exercise of strength, but a display of weakness. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
17:When the heart is hard and parched up, come upon me with a shower of mercy. When grace is lost from life, come with a burst of song. When tumultuous work raises its din on all sides shutting me out from beyond, come to me, my lord of silence, with thy peace and rest. When my beggarly heart sits crouched, shut up in a corner, break open the door, my king, and come with the ceremony of a king. When desire blinds the mind with delusion and dust, O thou holy one, thou wakeful, come with thy light and thy thunder. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
18:Where spring, the lord of seasons reigneth, there the unstruck music sounds of itself,There the streams of light flow in all directions, few are the men who can cross to that shore!There, where millions of Krishnas stand with hands folded,Where millions of Vishnus bow their heads, where millions of Brahmas are reading the Vedas,Where millions of Shivas are lost in contemplation, where millions of Indras dwell in the sky,Where the demi-gods and the munis are unnumbered, where millions of Saraswatis, goddess of music play the vina,There is my Lord self-revealed, and the scent of sandal and flowers dwells in those deeps. ~ Kabir, II.57 Translated by Rabindranath Tagore[26],
19:This Dog Every morning this dog, very attached to me, Quietly keeps sitting near my seat Till touching its head I recognize its company. This recognition gives it so much joy Pure delight ripples through its entire body. Among all dumb creatures It is the only living being That has seen the whole man Beyond what is good or bad in him It has seen For his love it can sacrifice its life It can love him too for the sake of love alone For it is he who shows the way To the vast world pulsating with life. When I see its deep devotion The offer of its whole being I fail to understand By its sheer instinct What truth it has discovered in man. By its silent anxious piteous looks It cannot communicate what it understands But it has succeeded in conveying to me Among the whole creation What is the true status of man. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,

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1:I have listened ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
2:April, like a child, ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
3:It dances today, my heart, ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
4:And because I love this life ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
5:Age considers; youth ventures. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
6:All that is not given is lost. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
7:God finds himself by creating. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
8:Merely to exist is not enough. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
9:For man is by nature an artist. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
10:Inspiration follows aspiration. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
11:Men are cruel, but Man is kind. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
12:Truth reveals itself in beauty. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
13:He alone may chastise who loves. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
14:Dreams can never be made captive. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
15:God seeks comrades and claims love, ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
16:I am hidden in your heart, O Flower. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
17:Repentance is a gift of God's grace. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
18:Facts are many, but the truth is one. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
19:Those who own much have much to fear. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
20:We live in the world when we love it. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
21:The greed for fruit misses the flower. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
22:To find God, you must welcome everything. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
23:Music fills the infinite between two souls ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
24:Love gives beauty to everything it touches. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
25:Music fills the infinite between two souls. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
26:Truth looks tawdry when she is overdressed. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
27:Compliments win friends, honesty loses them. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
28:Praise shames me, for I secretly beg for it. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
29:Life is given to us, we earn it by giving it. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
30:The force of arms only reveals man s weakness. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
31:In Art, man reveals himself and not his objects. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
32:Life's aspirations come in the guise of children. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
33:Man is a rough-hewn and woman a finished product. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
34:Man is worse than an animal when he is an animal. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
35:Our creation is the modification of relationship. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
36:We gain freedom when we have paid the full price. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
37:Love does not claim possession, but gives freedom. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
38:The stars are not afraid to appear like fireflies. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
39:Beauty is simply reality seen with the eyes of love ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
40:Be brave, right through, and leave for the unknown. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
41:Do not blame the food because you have no appetite. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
42:Let this be my last word, that I trust in thy love. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
43:Only in love are unity and duality not in conflict. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
44:That I exist is a perpetual surprise which is life. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
45:The movement of life has its rest in its own music. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
46:Let this be my last word, that I trust in your love. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
47:We read the world wrong and say that it deceives us. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
48:Blessed is he whose fame does not outshine his truth. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
49:Love's gift cannot be given, it waits to be accepted. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
50:A thorn can only be extracted if you know where it is. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
51:Our responsibility is no longer to acquire, but to BE. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
52:Power takes as ingratitude the writhing of its victims ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
53:The fundamental desire of life is the desire to exist. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
54:The Great Morning which is for all, rises in the East. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
55:We do not stray out of all words into the ever silent; ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
56:Wrong is wrong only when you are at liberty to choose. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
57:He who is too busy doing good finds no time to be good. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
58:The echo mocks her origin to prove she is the original. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
59:You can't cross a sea by merely staring into the water. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
60:The false can never grow into truth by growing in power. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
61:The significance which is in unity is an eternal wonder. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
62:Dark clouds become heaven's flowers when kissed by light. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
63:The best kind of wealth is to give up inordinate desires. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
64:What you are you do not see, what you see is your shadow. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
65:By touching you may kill, by keeping away you may possess. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
66:In death the many become one; in life the one become many. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
67:If you shut your door to all errors truth will be shut out. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
68:The burden of the self is lightened with I laugh at myself. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
69:The world speaks to me in colors, my soul answers in music. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
70:We come nearest to the great when we are great in humility. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
71:Death is turning out the lamp because the dawn has appeared. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
72:The bird thinks it a favor to give the fish a lift in the air ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
73:to tyrannize for the country is to tyrannize over the country ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
74:We are like newborn children, Our power is the power to grow. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
75:Depth of friendship does not depend on length of acquaintance. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
76:I seem to have loved you in numberless forms, numberless times, ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
77:It's far better to make people angry than to make them ashamed. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
78:The mountain remains unmoved at its seeming defeat by the mist. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
79:The sparrow is sorry for the peacock at the burden of its tail. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
80:You have given me Your love, filling the world with Your gifts. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
81:And because I love this life, I know I shall love death as well. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
82:God waits to win back his own flowers as gifts from man's hands. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
83:Love is not a mere impulse, it must contain truth, which is law. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
84:Man discovers his own wealth when God comes to ask gifts of him. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
85:Night's darkness is a bag that bursts with the gold of the dawn. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
86:I am able to love my God because He gives me freedom to deny Him. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
87:I do not love him because he is good, but because he is my child. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
88:If you shed tears when you miss the sun, you also miss the stars. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
89:The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
90:The hours trip rapidly away, hiding their dreams in their skirts. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
91:By plucking her petals you do not gather the beauty of the flower. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
92:Love adorns itself; it seeks to prove inward joy by outward beauty ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
93:Love is an endless mystery, for it has nothing else to explain it. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
94:Man goes into the noisy crowd to drown his own clamour of silence. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
95:O Beauty, find thyself in love, not in the flattery of thy mirror. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
96:The delights of sight and hearing and touch will bear thy delight. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
97:The speech of my heart will be carried on in murmurings of a song. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
98:By plucking her petals, you do not gather the beauty of the flower. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
99:Faith is the bird that feels the light when the dawn is still dark. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
100:Life, like a child, laughs, shaking its rattle of death as it runs. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
101:There is no "next" after you are dead and gone from your own world. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
102:It is in the very heart of our activity that we search for our goal. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
103:It is no easy task to lead men. But it is easy enough to drive them. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
104:It is very simple to be happy,but it is very difficult to be simple. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
105:Leave out my name from the gift if it be a burden, but keep my song. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
106:Mistakes live in the neighbourhood of truth and therefore delude us. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
107:We cross infinity with every step; we meet eternity in every second. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
108:You can't cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
109:You can’t cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
110:Boasting is only a masked shame; it does not truly believe in itself. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
111:Emancipation from the bondage of the soil is no freedom for the tree. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
112:It is very simple to be happy, but it is very difficult to be simple. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
113:The weak can be terrible because they try furiously to appear strong. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
114:While God waits for His temple to be built of love, men bring stones. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
115:I sit at my window gazing The world passes by, nods to me And is gone. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
116:It is the docile who achieve the most impossible things in this world. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
117:My fancies are fireflies Specks of living light twinkling in the dark. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
118:Set the bird's wings with gold and it will never again soar in thesky. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
119:The flower which is single need not envy the thorns that are numerous. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
120:Thou hast brought the distant near and made a brother of the stranger. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
121:Trees are the earth's endless effort to speak to the listening heaven. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
122:When you have once taken up a responsibility, you must see it through. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
123:Bigotry tries to keep truth safe in its hand with a grip that kills it. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
124:Let life be beautiful like summer flowers and death like autumn leaves. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
125:The tyrant claims freedom to kill freedom, and yet keep it for himself. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
126:You are invited to the festival of this world and your life is blessed. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
127:If it is necessary to die in order to live like men, what harm in dying? ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
128:Never be afraid of the moments--thus sings the voice of the everlasting. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
129:The trees come up to my window like the yearning voice of the dumb earth ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
130:I leave no trace of wings in the air, but I am glad I have had my flight. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
131:Someone spilled the ink on the canvas. Now boasts: "I painted the night". ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
132:To be outspoken is easy when you do not wait to speak the complete truth. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
133:"Trees are the #earth's endless effort to speak to the listening heaven." ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
134:Beauty is truth's smile when she beholds her own face in a perfect mirror. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
135:Don't limit a child to your own learning, for he was born in another time. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
136:Every child comes with the message that God is not yet discouraged of man. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
137:Let my love like sunlight surround you and yet give you illumined freedom. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
138:Who are you, a hundred years from today, reading my poetry with curiosity? ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
139:Days are coloured bubbles that float upon the surface of fathomless nights. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
140:Don't limit a child to your own learning, for she was born in another time. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
141:Let me not beg for the stilling of my pain but for the heart to conquer it. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
142:The heart wants to go on; that is its dharma. For unless it moves, it dies. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
143:The past is always with us, for nothing that once was time can ever depart. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
144:The world has kissed my Soul with its pain, asking for its return in Songs. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
145:When we rejoice in our fullness, then we can part with our fruits with joy. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
146:A dewdrop is a perfect integrity that has no filial memory of its parentage. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
147:Plunge into the deep without fear, with the gladness of April in your heart. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
148:The artist is the lover of nature; therefore he is her slave and her master. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
149:The newer people of this modern age are more eager to amass than to realize. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
150:The roots below the earth claim no rewards for making the branches fruitful. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
151:To be constantly changing one's plans isn't decision at all-it's indecision. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
152:Faith is the bird that feels the light and sings when the dawn is still dark. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
153:He who wants to do good knocks at the gate: he who loves finds the door open. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
154:I touch God in my songas the hill touched the far-away seawith its waterfall. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
155:Let not the hours pass by in the dark. Kindle the lamp of love with thy life. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
156:A lamp can only light another lamp when it continues to burn in its own flame. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
157:God waits to win back his own flowers as gifts from man's hands. ~ Rabindranath Tagore (Stray Birds),
158:Not hammer-strokes, but dance of the water, sings the pebbles into perfection. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
159:Let your life lightly dance on the edges of Time like dew on the tip of a leaf. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
160:What is Art? It is the response of man's creative soul to the call of the Real. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
161:Bravery ceases to be bravery at a certain point, and becomes mere foolhardiness. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
162:The biggest changes in a women's nature are brought by love; in man, by ambition ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
163:A mind all logic is like a knife all blade. It makes the hand bleed that uses it. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
164:Let us not pray to be sheltered from dangers but to be fearless when facing them. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
165:Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high Where knowledge is free. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
166:Ah, thou hast made my heart captive in the endless meshes of thy music, my master! ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
167:Everything comes to us that belongs to us if we create the capacity to receive it. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
168:Let the dead have the immortality of fame, but the living the immortality of love. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
169:The first flower that blossomed on this earth was an invitation to an unborn song. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
170:Drunk with the joy of singing I forget myself and call thee friend who art my lord. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
171:Let your life lightly dance on the edges of
Time like dew on the tip of a leaf. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
172:that which is eternal within the moment only becomes shallow if spread out in time. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
173:I never give answers. I lead on from one question to another. That is my leadership. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
174:The music of the far-away summer flutters around the Autumn seeking its former nest. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
175:Love is when the soul starts to sing and the flowers of your life bloom on their own. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
176:The real frienship is like fluorescence, it shines better when everything has darken. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
177:‎This I know... That often when I sang, and drummed, and danced, I found my eternity. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
178:To the guests that must go, bid God's speed and brush away all traces of their steps. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
179:Faith is a bird that can see the light when it is dawn and starts singing in the dark. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
180:Life finds its wealth by the claims of the world, and its worth by the claims of love. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
181:The singer alone does not make a song, there has to be someone who hears. -Broken Song ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
182:Your idol is shattered in the dust to prove that God's dust is greater than your idol. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
183:Love is an endless mystery, because there is no reasonable cause that could explain it. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
184:Reach high, for stars lie hidden in you. Dream deep, for every dream precedes the goal. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
185:The birth and death of leaves is part of that greater cycle that moves among the stars. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
186:The child ever dwells in the mystery of ageless time,unobscured by the dust of history. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
187:The flower fades and dies; but he who wears the flower has not to mourn for it for ever. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
188:The same stream of life that runs through the world runs through my veins night and day. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
189:The truth comes as conqueror only because we have lost the art of receiving it as guest. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
190:Those who have everything but thee, my God, laugh at those who have nothing but thyself. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
191:You smiled and talked to me of nothing and I felt that for this I had been waiting long. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
192:Everything has sprung from immortal life and is vibrating with life, for life is immense! ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
193:Love's over brimming mystery joins death and life. It has filled my cup of pain with joy. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
194:Unless you have found God in your own soul, the whole world will seem meaningless to you. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
195:Once we dreamt that we were strangers. We wake up to find that we were dear to each other. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
196:When I go from hence, let this be my parting word, that what I have seen is unsurpassable. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
197:Work, especially good work, becomes easy only when desire has learnt to discipline itself. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
198:Love remains a secret even when spoken, for only a true lover truly knows that he is loved. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
199:Oh, grant me my prayer, that I may never lose the touch of the one in the play of the many. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
200:Time is a wealth of change, but the clock in its parody makes it mere change and no wealth. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
201:Come oh come ye tea-thirsty restless ones -- the kettle boils, bubbles and sings, musically. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
202:No civilized society can thrive upon victims, whose humanity has been permanently mutilated. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
203:Memory, the priestess, kills the present and offers its heart to the shrine of the dead past. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
204:We manage to swallow flesh, only because we do not think of the cruel and sinful thing we do. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
205:for we women are not only the deities of the household fire, but the flame of the soul itself. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
206:Let me light my lamp", says the star, "And never debate if it will help to remove the darkness ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
207:Oh my only friend, my best beloved, the gates are open in my house—do not pass by like a dream. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
208:The main object of teaching is not to give explanations, but to knock at the doors of the mind. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
209:Death is not extinguishing the light; it is only putting out the lamp because the dawn has come. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
210:I will sit in the pupil of your eyes and that will carry your sight into the heart of the things ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
211:Spurious fame spreads from tongue to tongue like the fog of the early dawn before the sun rises. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
212:If you want to know India, study Vivekananda. In him everything is positive and nothing negative. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
213:The problem is not how to wipe out all differences, but how to unite with all differences intact. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
214:Whatever we treasure for ourselves separates us from others; our possessions are our limitations. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
215:When our universe is in harmony with man, the eternal, we know it as truth, we feel it as beauty. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
216:A butterfly flitting from flower to flower ever remains mine, I lose the one that is netted by me. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
217:By plucking her petals you do not gather the beauty of the flower. —Rabindranath Tagore, “Stray Birds ~ Scott Westerfeld,
218:Music fills the infinite between two souls. This has been muffled by the mist of our daily habits. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
219:My eyes have seen much, but they are not weary. My ears have heard much, but they thirst for more. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
220:Perhaps the crescent moon smiles in doubt at being told that it is a fragment awaiting perfection. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
221:For every child that is born, it brings with it the hope that God is not yet disappointed with man. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
222:God, the Great Giver, can open the whole universe to our gaze in the narrow space of a single land. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
223:These paper boats of mine are meant to dance on the ripples of hours, and not reach any destination. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
224:And joy is everywhere; it is in the earth's green covering of grass; in the blue serenity of the sky. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
225:The Taj Mahal rises above the banks of the river like a solitary tear suspended on the cheek of time. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
226:Alas, why are my nights all thus lost? Ah, why do I ever miss his sight whose breath touches my sleep? ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
227:Death belongs to life as birth does The walk is in the raising of the foot as in the laying of it down ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
228:Gray hairs are signs of wisdom if you hold your tongue, speak and they are but hairs, as in the young. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
229:In the drowsy dark cave of the mind dreams build their nest with fragments dropped from day's caravan. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
230:It is the same life that emerges in joy through the dust of the earth into numberless waves of flower. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
231:Nirvana is not the blowing out of the candle. It is the extinguishing of the flame because day is come. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
232:The soil in return for her service keeps the tree tied to her, the sky asks nothing and leaves it free. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
233:when you came you cried and everybody smiled with joy; when you go smile and let the world cry for you. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
234:Yes, all my illusions will burn into illumination of joy, and all my desires ripen into fruits of love. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
235:Deliverance is not for me in renunciation. I feel the embrace of freedom in a thousand bonds of delight. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
236:If you cry because the sun has gone out of your life, your tears will prevent you from seeing the stars. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
237:By unrighteousness man prospers, gains what appears desirable, conquer enemies, but perishes a the root. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
238:Jewel-Like the immortaldoes not boast of its length of yearsbut of the scintillating point of the moment. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
239:Death's stamp gives value to the coin of life; making it possible to buy with life what is truly precious. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
240:If I call not thee in my prayers, if I keep not thee in my heart, thy love for me still waits for my love. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
241:"If you cry because the sun has gone out of your life, your tears will prevent you from seeing the stars." ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
242:“If you cry because the sun has gone out of your life, your tears will prevent you from seeing the stars.” ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
243:Let my thoughts come to you, when I am gone, like the afterglow of sunset at the margin of starry silence. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
244:“Let your life lightly dance on the edges of Time like dew on the tip of a leaf.” ~ Rabindranath Tagore tmblr.co/ZBsKhrYnghFJym…,
245:Life's errors cry for the merciful beauty that can modulate their isolation into a harmony with the whole. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
246:The night kissed the fading day With a whisper: "I am death, your mother, From me you will get new birth." ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
247:Life itself is a strange mixture. We have to take it as it is, try to understand it, and then to better it. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
248:And it shall be my endeavour to reveal thee in my actions, knowing it is thy power gives me strength to act. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
249:I have spent many days stringing and unstringing my instrument while the song I came to sing remains unsung. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
250:With begging and scrambling we find very little, but with being true to ourselves we find a great deal more. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
251:Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
252:I seem to have loved you in numberless forms, numberless times, in life after life, in age after age forever. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
253:The world puts off its mask of vastness to its lover. It becomes small as one song, as one kiss of the eternal. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
254:I have spent many days stringing and unstringing my instrument
while the song I came to sing remains unsung. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
255:Every child comes with the message that God is not yet discouraged of man. ~ Mark Victor HansenRabindranath Tagore ~ Mark Victor Hansen,
256:I slept and dreamt that life was joy. I awoke and saw that life was service. I acted and behold, service was joy. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
257:My day is done, and I am like a boat drawn on the beach, listening to the dance-music of the tide in the evening. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
258:At the immortal touch of thy hands my little heart loses its limits in joy and gives birth to utterance ineffable. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
259:Do not linger to gather flowers to keep them, but walk on, for flowers will keep themselves blooming all your way. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
260:The danger inherent in all force grows stronger when it is likely to gain success, for then it becomes temptation. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
261:Whether joy or sorrow, pain or pleasure; whatsoever may befall thee, accept it serenely with an unvanquished heart. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
262:Love is the only reality and it is not a mere sentiment. It is the ultimate truth that lies at the heart of creation. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
263:When I stand before thee at the day's end, thou shalt see my scars and know that I had my wounds and also my healing. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
264:From the solemn gloom of the temple children run out to sit in the dust, God watches them play and forgets the priest. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
265:Asks the Possible of the Impossible, "Where is your dwelling-place?" "In the dreams of the Impotent," comes the answer. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
266:Man is immortal; therefore he must die endlessly. For life is a creative idea; it can only find itself in changing forms ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
267:This little flute of a reed thou hast carried over hills and dales, and hast breathed through it melodies eternally new. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
268:YOU are the big drop of dew under the lotus leaf, I am the smaller one on its upper side,' said the dewdrop to the lake. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
269:The highest education is that which does not merely give us information but makes our life in harmony with all existence. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
270:Languages are jealous sovereigns, and passports are rarely allowed for travellers to cross their strictly guarded borders. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
271:We sit inert, like dead specimens of some museum, while lessons are pelted at us from on high, like hailstones on flowers. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
272:I am ashamed of my emptiness," said the Word to the Work. "I know how poor I am when I see you," said the Work to the Word. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
273:Now it is time to sit quiet, face to face with thee, and to sing dedication of life in this silent and overflowing leisure. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
274:To the birds you gave songs, the birds gave you songs in return. You gave me only a voice, yet asked for more, thus I sing. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
275:Clouds come floating into my life from other days no longer to shed rain or usher storm but to give colour to my sunset sky. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
276:Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky. ~ Rabindranath Tagore#Tagore #poetry,
277:The human soul is on its journey from the law to love, from discipline to liberation, from the moral plane to the spiritual. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
278:In the world's audience hall, the simple blade of grass sits on the same carpet with the sunbeams, and the stars of midnight. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
279:If you allow your mind to carp at all and sundry, it will turn against itself: the majority of our sorrows are self-inflicted. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
280:In the mountain, stillness surges up to explore its own height In the lake, movement stands still to contemplate its own depth. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
281:Other animals ran only when they had a reason, but the horse would run for no reason whatever, as if to run out of his own skin ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
282:Rabindranath Tagore: I slept and dreamt that life was joy. I awoke and saw that life was service. I acted and behold, service was joy. ~ Wayne W Dyer,
283:Please is frail like a dewdrop, while it laughs it dies. But sorrow is strong and abiding. Let sorrowful love wake in your eyes. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
284:The one who plants trees, knowing that he will never sit in their shade, has at least started to understand the meaning of life. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
285:Bees sip honey from flowers and hum their thanks when they leave. The gaudy butterfly is sure that the flowers owe thanks to him. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
286:The potentiality of perfection outweighs actual contradictions... Existence in itself is here to prove that it cannot be an evil. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
287:When I think of ages past That have floated down the stream Of life and love and death, I feel how free it makes us To pass away. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
288:Grant me that I may not be a coward, feeling your mercy in my success alone; but let me find the grasp of your hand in my failure. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
289:That which oppresses me, is it my soul trying to come out in the open, or the soul of the world knocking at my heart for entrance? ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
290:Do not say, 'It is morning,' and dismiss it with a name of yesterday. See it for the first time as a newborn child that has no name. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
291:Jesus, Buddha, William Blake, Emily Dickinson, Walt Whitman, Mahatma Gandhi, Rabindranath Tagore, Paramahansa Yogananda, and Mother Teresa. ~ Wayne W Dyer,
292:Overstraining is the enemy of accomplishment. Calm strength that arises from a deep and inexhaustible source is what brings success. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
293:I slept and dreamt that life was joy. I awoke and saw that life was service. I acted and behold, service was joy. —RABINDRANATH TAGORE ~ Arianna Huffington,
294:Pray today that your senses, your mind, your songs,and your life will salute God with all humility andgentleness. ~ Rabindranath Tagore#tagore #prayer #God,
295:The infinite being has assumed unto himself the mystery of finitude. And in him who is love the finite and the infinite are made one. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
296:Thou hast made me endless, such is thy pleasure. This frail vessel thou emptiest again and again, and fillest it ever with fresh life. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
297:Some day I shall sing to thee in the sunrise of some other world, I have seen thee before in the light of the earth, in the love of man. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
298:The question and the cry 'Oh, where?' melt into tears of a thousand streams and deluge the world with the flood of the assurance 'I am!' ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
299:“Love Is The Only Reality And It Is Not A Mere Sentiment. It Is The Ultimate Truth That Lies At The Heart Of Creation.” ~ Rabindranath TagoreGood Night @jack 🤗,
300:Thy infinite gifts come to me only on these very small hands of mine. Ages pass, and still thou pourest, and still there is room to fill. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
301:Where the mind is led forward by thee into ever-widening thought and action-Into that heaven of freedom, my father, let my country awake. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
302:My debts are large, my failures great, my shame secret and heavy; yet I come to ask for my good, I quake in fear lest my prayer be granted. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
303:O master poet, I have sat down at thy feet. Only let me make my life simple and straight, like a flute of reed for thee to fill with music. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
304:[The poets' role is that of] capturing on their instruments the secret stir of life in the air and giving it voice in the music of prophecy ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
305:The progress of our soul is like a perfect poem. It has an infinite idea which, once realised, makes all movements full of meaning and joy. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
306:The greatest distance in this World is not that between living and death, it is when I am just before you, and you don't know that I Love You. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
307:We are hidden in ourselves, like a truth hidden in isolated facts. When we know that this One in us is One in all, then our truth is revealed. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
308:Discipline divorced from wisdom is not true discipline, but merely the meaningless following of custom, which is only a disguise for stupidity. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
309:The water in a vessel is sparkling; the water in the sea is dark. The small truth has words which are clear; the great truth has great silence. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
310:Those who in this world have the courage to try and solve in their own lives new problems of life, are the ones who raise society to greatness. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
311:The earth paints a portrait of the sun at dawn with sunflowers in bloom. Unhappy with the portrait, she erases it and paints it again and again. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
312:“The water in a vessel is sparkling; the water in the sea is dark. The small truth has words which are clear; the great truth has great silence.” ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
313:Let my doing nothing when I have nothing to do, become untroubled in its depth of peace, like the evening in the seashore when the water is silent. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
314:Men can only think. Women have a way of understanding without thinking. Woman was created out of God's own fancy. Man, He had to hammer into shape. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
315:Stray birds of summer come to my window to sing and fly away. And yellow leaves of autumn, which have no songs, flutter and fall there with a sigh. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
316:The small wisdom is like water in a glass: clear, transparent, pure. The great wisdom is like the water in the sea: dark, mysterious, impenetrable. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
317:If I can't make it through one door, I'll go through another door- or i'll make a door. Something terrific will come no matter how dark the present. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
318:If God had so wished, he would have made all Indians speak with one language ... the unity of India has been and shall always be a unity in diversity. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
319:The spirit of rejection finds its support in the consciousness of separateness; the spirit of acceptance finds its base in the consciousness of unity. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
320:Man's freedom is never in being saved from troubles, but it is the freedom to take trouble for his own good, to make the trouble an element in his joy. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
321:The most important lesson that man can learn from life, is not that there is pain in this world, but that it is possible for him to transmute it into joy. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
322:When old words die out on the tongue, new melodies break forth from the heart; and where the old tracks are lost, new country is revealed with its wonders. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
323:The small wisdom is like water in a glass:
clear, transparent, pure.
The great wisdom is like the water in the sea:
dark, mysterious, impenetrable. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
324:Let me not look for allies in life's battlefield,But to my own strength. Let me not crave in anxious fear to be saved,But for the patience to win my freedom. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
325:Saltwater heals, healing referring to its various forms; tears, cleanses and heals the soul; sweat, cleanses through labor; the ocean, heals in all its forms. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
326:The traveler has to knock at every alien door to come to his own, and one has to wander through all the outer worlds to reach the innermost shrine at the end. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
327:The great Indian poet Rabindranath Tagore wrote, “I slept and dreamt that life was joy. / I awoke and saw that life was service. / I acted and behold, service was joy. ~ Anne Lamott,
328:Art awakens a sense of real by establishing an intimate relationship between our inner being and the universe at large, bringing us a consciousness of deep joy. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
329:Let the splendor of diamond, pearl and ruby vanish? Only let this one teardrop, this Taj Mahal, glisten spotlessly bright on the cheek of time, forever and ever. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
330:Only those of tranquil minds, and none else, can attain abiding joy, by realizing within their souls the Being who manifests one essence in a multiplicity of forms. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
331:Power said to the world, "You are mine." The world kept it prisoner on her throne. Love said to the world, "I am thine." The world gave it the freedom of her house. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
332:Only in silence I find myself. Life in the city is so hectic that you lose the right perspective. It's important to know that our biggest resources are in our heart. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
333:I am willing to serve my country, but my worship I reserve for Right which is far greater than my country. To worship my country as a god is to bring a curse upon it. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
334:And, indeed, what little of beauty and peace is to be found in the societies of men is owing to the daily performance of small duties, not to big doings and fine talk. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
335:The young student sits with his head bent over his books, and his mind straying in youth's dreamland; where prose is prowling on the desk and poetry hiding in the heart. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
336:I'm lost in the middle of my birthday. I want my friends, their touch, with the earth's last love. I will take life's final offering, I will take the last human blessing. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
337:Let life be beautiful like summer flowers and death be like autumn leaves. Rabindranath Tagore What a simple thing death is, just as simple as the falling of an autumn leaf. ~ Vincent Van Gogh,
338:God is neither manifest nor hidden; He is neither revealed nor unrevealed; there are no words to tell that which He is. He is without form, without quality, without decay. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
339:Let me not pray to be sheltered from dangers,
but to be fearless in facing them.

Let me not beg for the stilling of my pain, but
for the heart to conquer it. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
340:Those who think to reach God by running away from the world, when and where do they expect to meet him? We are reaching him here in this very spot, now at this very moment. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
341:It means that God's Creation has not its source in any necessity; it comes from his fullness of joy; it is his love that creates, therefore in Creation is his own revealment. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
342:O Woman, you are not merely the handiwork of God, but also of men; these are ever endowing you with beauty from their own hearts ... You are one-half woman and one-half dream. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
343:If religion, instead of being the manifestation of a spiritual ideal, gives prominence to scriptures and external rites, then does it disturb the peace more than anything else. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
344:I seem to have loved you in numberless forms, numberless times . . . In life after life, in age after age forever. – Rabindranath Tagore, ‘Unending Love’, translated by William Radice ~ Zia Haider Rahman,
345:The thing which seems so glorious when viewed from the heights of the country's cause looks so muddy when seen from the bottom. One begins by getting angry and then feels disgusted. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
346:I ask my destiny - what power is this That cruelly drives me onward without rest? My destiny says, "Look round!" I turn back and see It is I myself that is ever pushing me from behind. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
347:I believe in a spiritual world - not as anything separate from this world - but as its innermost truth. With the breath we draw we must always feel this truth, that we are living in God. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
348:The pious sectarian is proud because he is confident of his right of possession in God. The man of devotion is meek because he is conscious of God's right of love over his life and soul. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
349:This is the ultimate end of man, to find the One which is in him; which is his truth, which is his soul; the key with which he opens the gate of the spiritual life, the heavenly kingdom. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
350:Why are you lying in the gloom of the temple? Raise your eyes. Look! God is not confined to four walls. He has gone where the farmers are tilling and toiling all year round". (Rabindranath Tagore) ~ Anonymous,
351:This principle of opposites is at the very root of Creation, which is divided between the rule of the King and the Queen; Night and Day; the One and the Varied; the Eternal and the Evolving. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
352:And when old words die out on the tongue, new melodies break forth from the heart; and where the old tracks are lost, new country is revealed with its wonders. —Closed Path
Rabindranath Tagore ~ Deanna Raybourn,
353:The fish in the water is silent, the animals on the earth is noisy, the bird in the air is singing. But man has in him the silence of the sea, the noise of the earth and the music of the air. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
354:Most people believe the mind to be a mirror, more or less accurately reflecting the world outside them, not realizing on the contrary that the mind is itself the principal element of creation. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
355:When he has the power to see things detached from self-interest and from the insistent claims of the lust of the senses, then alone can he have the true vision of the beauty that is everywhere. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
356:For many years, at great cost, I traveled through many countries, saw the high mountains, the oceans. The only things I did not see were the sparkling dewdrops in the grass just outside my door. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
357:Pessimism is a form of mental dipsomania; it disdains healthy nourishment, indulges in the strong drink of denunciation, and creates an artificial dejection which thirsts for a stronger draught. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
358:Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high Where knowledge is free Where the world has not been broken up into fragments . . . . My Father, let my country awake. —Rabindranath Tagore ~ A P J Abdul Kalam,
359:Whatever we understand and enjoy in human products instantly becomes ours, wherever they might have their origin... Let me feel with unalloyed gladness that all the great glories of man are mine. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
360:Patriotism cannot be our final spiritual shelter; my refuge is humanity. I will not buy glass for the price of diamonds, and I will never allow patriotism to triumph over humanity as long as I live. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
361:Power said to the world, “You are mine.” The world kept it prisoner on her throne. Love said to the world, “I am thine.” The world gave it the freedom of her house. —Rabindranath Tagore, Stray Birds22 ~ Philip G Zimbardo,
362:Patriotism cannot be our final spiritual shelter; my refuge is humanity. I will not buy glass for the price of diamonds, and I will never allow patriotism to triumph over humanity as long as I live. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
363:The more one lives alone on the river or in the open country, the clearer it becomes that nothing is more beautiful or great than to perform the ordinary duties of one's daily life simply and naturally. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
364:I have read in books that we are called 'caged birds'. I cannot speak for others, but I had so much in this cage of mine that there was not room for it in the universe- at least that is what I then felt. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
365:On each race is laid the duty to keep alight its own lamp of mind as its part in the illumination of the world. To break the lamp of any people into deprive it of its rightful place in the world festival. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
366:The tragedy of human life consists in our vain attempts to stretch the limits of things which can never become unlimited, to reach the infinite by absurdly adding to the rungs of the ladder of the finite. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
367:Whenever our life is stirred by truth, it expresses energy and comes to be filled, as it were, with a creative ardor. This consciousness of the creative urge is evidence of the force of truth on our mind. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
368:Man's abiding happiness is not in getting anything but in giving himself up to what is greater than himself, to ideas which are larger than his individual life, the idea of his country, of humanity, of God. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
369:We do not want nowadays temples of worship and outward rites and ceremonies. What we really want is an Asram. We want a place where the beauty of nature and the noblest pursuits of man are in a sweet harmony. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
370:Si sólo te concentras en tus errores, no verás tus logros. Si sólo ves lo que te falta, no disfrutarás del momento, del aquí y el ahora. Rabindranath Tagore decía: “Si de noche lloras por el Sol, no verás las estrellas”. ~ Walter Riso,
371:Perhaps that dawn will come from this horizon, from the East where the sun rises. A day will come when unvanquished Man will retrace his path of conquest, despite all barriers, to win back his lost human heritage. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
372:He it is, the innermost one, who awakens my being with his deep hidden touches. He it is who puts his enchantment upon these eyes and joyfully plays on the chords of my heart in varied cadence of pleasure and pain. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
373:From the grasses in the field to the stars in the sky, each one is doing just that; and there is such profound peace and surpassing beauty in nature because none of these tries forcibly to transgress its limitations. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
374:Great calm, generous detachment, selfless love, disinterested effort: these are what make for success in life. If you can find peace in yourself and can spread comfort around you, you will be happier than an empress. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
375:The touch of an infinite mystery passes over the trivial and the familiar, making it break out into ineffable music... The trees, the stars, and the blue hills ache with a meaning which can never be uttered in words. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
376:Today I feel that I shall win through. I have come to the gateway of the simple; I am now content to see things as they are. I have gained freedom myself; I shall allow freedom to others. In my work will be my salvation. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
377:True deliverance of man is the deliverance from Avidya i.e. ignorance. It is not in destroying anything that is positive and real, for that cannot be possible, but that which is negative, which obstructs our vision of truth. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
378:Music is the purest form of art... therefore true poets...seek to express the universe in terms of music. The singer has everything within him. The notes come out from his very life. They are not materials gathered from outside. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
379:Your love keeps me afloat but will remain the anchor in my soul... I don't really have words to describe how romantic I find that. Your love is what keeps me going, but it's also the anchor that keeps me close to you. I love it! ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
380:Life is perpetually creative because it contains in itself that surplus which ever overflows the boundaries of the immediate time and space, restlessly pursuing its adventure of expression in the varied forms of self-realization. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
381:Everything comes to us that belongs to us if we create the capacity to receive it. Every difficulty slurred over will be a ghost to disturb your repose later on. Emancipation from the bondage of the soil is no freedom for the tree. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
382:You have made me known to friends whom I knew not. You have given me seats in homes not my own. You have brought the distant near and made a brother of the stranger... When one knows You, then there is no alien, and no door is shut. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
383:The meaning of our self is not to be found in its separateness from God and others, but in the ceaseless realization of yoga, of union; not on the side of the canvas where it is blank, but on the side where the picture is being painted. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
384:The song I came to sing remains unsung to this day. I have spent my days in stringing and in unstringing my instrument. The time has not come true, the words have not been rightly set; only there is the agony of wishing in my heart . . . ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
385:Days come and ages pass, and it is ever he who moves my heart in many a name, in many a guise, in many a rapture of joy and of sorrow. Deliverance is not for me in renunciation. I feel the embrace of freedom in a thousand bonds of delight. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
386:In desperate hope I go and search for her in all the corners of my house. I find her not. My house is small and what once has gone from it can never be regained. But infinite is thy mansion, my lord, and seeking her I have come to thy door. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
387:My dearest life, I know you are not mine forever; but do love me even if it’s for this moment. After that I shall vanish into the forest where you cast me, I won’t ask anyone for anything again. Give me something that can last me till I die. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
388:If life's journey be endless where is its goal? The answer is, it is everywhere. We are in a palace which has no end, but which we have reached. By exploring it and extending our relationship with it we are ever making it more and more our own. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
389:Religion is not a fractional thing that can be doled out in fixed weekly or daily measures as one among various subjects in the school syllabus. It is the truth of our complete being, the consciousness of our personal relationship with the infinite. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
390:The child learns so easily because he has a natural gift, but adults, because they are tyrants, ignore natural gifts and say that children must learn through the same process that they learned by. We insist upon forced mental feeding and our lessons ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
391:According to the true Indian view, our consciousness of the world, merely as the sum total of things that exist, and as governed by laws, is imperfect. But it is perfect when our consciousness realizes all things as spiritually one with it, and there ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
392:The higher nature in man always seeks for something which transcends itself and yet is its deepest truth; which claims all its sacrifice, yet makes this sacrifice its own recompense. This is man's dharma, man's religion, and man's self is the vessel. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
393:There is a moral law in this world which has its application both to individuals and organized bodies of men. You cannot go on violating these laws in the name of your nation, yet enjoy their advantage as individuals. We may forget truth for our conv ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
394:When the heat and motion of blind impulses and passions distract it on all sides, we can neither give nor receive anything truly. But when we find our centre in our soul by the power of self-restraint, by the force that harmonizes all warring element ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
395:Poems On Time The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough. Time is a wealth of change, but the clock in its parody makes it mere change and no wealth. Let your life lightly dance on the edges of Time like dew on the tip of a leaf. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
396:Religion, like poetry, is not a mere idea, it is expression. The self-expression of God is in the endless variety of creation; and our attitude toward the Infinite Being must also in its expression have a variety of individuality ceaseless and unendi. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
397:The birds looked upon me as nothing but a man, quite a trifling creature without wings-and they would have nothing to do with me. Were it not so I would build a small cabin for myself among their crowd of nests and pass my days counting the sea waves. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
398:The greed of gain has no time or limit to its capaciousness. Its one object is to produce and consume. It has pity neither for beautiful nature nor for living human beings. It is ruthlessly ready without a moment's hesitation to crush beauty and life. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
399:We try to realize the essential unity of the world with the conscious soul of man; we learn to perceive the unity held together by the one Eternal Spirit, whose power creates the earth, the sky, and the stars, and at the same time irradiates our mind. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
400:When we accept any discipline for ourselves, we try to avoid everything except that which is necessary for our purpose; it is this purposefulness, which belongs to the adult mind, that we force upon school children. We say, "Never keep your mind aler. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
401:Poems On Love Love adorns itself; it seeks to prove inward joy by outward beauty. Love does not claim possession, but gives freedom. Love is an endless mystery, for it has nothing else to explain it. Love's gift cannot be given, it waits to be accepted. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
402:Rabindranath Tagore put it gently to a Western audience in New York in 1930: ‘A great portion of the world suffers from your civilisation.’ Mahatma Gandhi was blunter: asked what he thought of Western civilization, he replied, ‘It would be a good idea’. ‘The ~ Shashi Tharoor,
403:The meaning of this is, that whomsoever we love, in him we find our own soul in the highest sense. The final truth of our existence lies in this. God, the Supreme Soul, is in me, as well as in my son, and my joy in my son is the realisation of this truth. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
404:For the current of our spiritual life creeds, rituals and channels that may thwart or help, according to their fixity or openness. When a symbol or spiritual idea becomes rigidly elaborate in its construction, it supplants the idea which it should support. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
405:I am restless. I am athirst for faraway things. My soul goes out in a longing to touch the skirt of the dim distance. O Great Beyond, O the keen call of thy flute! I forget, I ever forget, that I have no wings to fly, that I am bound in this spot evermore. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
406:Faith is the bird that feels the light and sings when the dawn is still dark. In effect, the people who change our lives the most begin to sing to us while we are still in darkness. If we listen to their song, we will see the dawning of a new part of ourselves. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
407:I have on my table a violin string. It is free to move in any direction I like. If I twist one end, it responds; it is free. But it is not free to sing. So I take it and fix it into my violin. I bind it and when it is bound, it is free for the first time to sing. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
408:Whatever character our theology may ascribe to him, in reality God is the infinite ideal of Man, towards whom men move in their collective growth, with whom they seek their union of love as individuals, in whom they find their ideal of father, friend and beloved. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
409:It sometimes strikes me how immensely fortunate I am that each day should take its place in my life, either reddened with the rising and setting sun, or refreshingly cool with deep, dark clouds, or blooming like a white flower in the moonlight. What untold wealth! ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
410:The water vessel, taken as a vessel only, raises the question, "Why does it exist at all?" Through its fitness of construction, it offers the apology for its existence. But where it is a work of beauty it has no question to answer; it has nothing to do, but to be. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
411:Those who draw their sustenance from science are blessed. It is for me to only derive an occasional pleasure. This is nothing worthy of conceit, but I am indeed touched by the joys. This book is an ode to such joys, a digest of my collections from various sources. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
412:Great suffering brings with it the power of great endurance. When sorrow is deepest all the forces of patience and courage are banded together to do their duty. So while we are cowards before petty troubles, great sorrows make us brave by rousing our truer manhood. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
413:Our self (Soul), as a form of God's joy, is deathless. For his joy is amritham, eternal bliss. We know that the life of a Soul, which is finite in its expression and infinite in its principle, must go through the portals of death in its journey to realize the infinite. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
414:The cure for all the illness of life is stored in the inner depth of life itself, the access to which becomes possible when we are alone. This solitude is a world in itself, full of wonders and resources unthought of. It is absurdly near; yet so unapproachably distant. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
415:Where roads are made I lose my way.In the wide water, in the blue sky there is no line of a track.The pathway is hidden by the birds' wings, by the star-fires, by the flowers of the wayfaring seasons.And I ask my heart if its blood carries the wisdom of the unseen way. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
416:In love at one of its poles you find the personal, and at the other the impersonal. At one you have the positive assertion — Here I am; at the other the equally strong denial — I am not. Without this ego what is love? And again, with only this ego how can love be possible? ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
417:The same stream of life that runs through my veins night and day runs through the world and dances in rhythmic measures. It is the same life that shoots in joy through the dust of the earth in numberless blades of grass and breaks into tumultuous waves of leaves and flowers. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
418:The smile that flickers on a baby’s lips when he sleeps- does anyone know where it was born? Yes, there is a rumor that a young pale beam of a crescent moon touched the edge of a vanishing autumn cloud, and there the smile was first born in the dream of a dew-washed morning. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
419:False hope is clung to with all one's might and main, till a day comes when it has sucked the heart dry and it forcibly breaks through its bonds and departs. After that comes the misery of awakening, and then once again the longing to get back into the maze of the same mistakes. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
420:I have observed, on board a steamer, how men and women easily give way to their instinct for flirtation, because water has the power of washing away our sense of responsibility, and those who on land resemble the oak in their firmness behave like floating seaweed when on the sea. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
421:The meaning of the living words that come out of the experiences of great hearts can never be exhausted by any one system of logical interpretation. They have to be endlessly explained by the commentaries of individual lives, and they gain an added mystery in each new revelation. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
422:Life's fulfillment finds constant obstacles in its path; but those are necessary for the sake of its advance. The stream is saved from the sluggishness of its current by the perpetual opposition of the soil through which it must cut its way. The spirit of fight belongs to the genius of life. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
423:My heart, the bird of the wilderness, has found its sky in your eyes. They are the cradle of the morning, they are the kingdom of the stars. My songs are lost in their depths. Let me but soar in that sky, in its lonely immensity. Let me but cleave its clouds and spread wings in its sunshine. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
424:Yet what each one does is by no means of little moment. The grass has to put forth all its energy to draw sustenance from the uttermost tips of its rootlets simply to grow where it is as grass; it does not vainly strive to become a banyan tree; and so the earth gains a lovely carpet of green. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
425:Melody and harmony are like lines and colors in pictures. A simple linear picture may be completely beautiful; the introduction of color may make it vague and insignificant. Yet color may, by combination with lines, create great pictures, so long as it does not smother and destroy their value. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
426:I thought that my invincible power would hold the world captive, leaving me in a freedom undisturbed. Thus night and day I worked at the chain with huge fires and cruel hard strokes. When at last the work was done and the links were complete and unbreakable, I found that it held me in its grip. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
427:Of his views on education, he says, ‘My natural aversion to academic education was further strengthened when I came across an essay by Rabindranath Tagore on education. It confirmed my own precocious conclusions on the subject. I liked to be free to read what I please and not be examined at all.’ After ~ R K Narayan,
428:One who has never known the turbulence of life, in whom the petals of the mysterious flower within have never opened; such a one may seem happy, may seem a saint, his single track mind may impress the multitude with its power - but he is ill equipped for life's true adventure into the infinite. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
429:Those who are near me do not know that you are nearer to me than they are Those who speak to me do not know that my heart is full with your unspoken words Those who crowd in my path do not know that I am walking alone with you Those who love me do not know that their love brings you to my heart ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
430:Children are living beings - more living than grown-up people who have built shells of habit around themselves. Therefore it is absolutely necessary for their mental health and development that they should not have mere schools for their lessons, but a world whose guiding spirit is personal love. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
431:He only has freedom who ideally loves freedom himself and is glad to extend it to others. He who cares to have slaves must chain himself to them. He who builds walls to create exclusion for others builds walls across his own freedom. He who distrusts freedom in others loses his moral right to it. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
432:... let us unite, not in spite of our differences, but through them. For differences can never be wiped away, and life would be so much the poorer without them. Let all human races keep their own personalities, and yet come together, not in a uniformity that is dead, but in a unity that is living. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
433:Music is the purest form of art, and therefore the most direct expression of beauty, with a form and spirit which is one and simple, and least encumbered with anything extraneous. We seem to feel that the manifestation of the infinite in the finite forms of creation is music itself, silent and visible. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
434:Those who are near me do not know that you are nearer to me than they are
Those who speak to me do not know that my heart is full with your unspoken words
Those who crowd in my path do not know that I am walking alone with you
Those who love me do not know that their love brings you to my heart ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
435:I've travelled all around the world to see the rivers and the mountains, and I've spent a lot of money. I have gone to great lengths, I have seen everything, but I forgot to see just outside my house a dewdrop on a little blade of grass, a dewdrop which reflects in its convexity the whole universe around you. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
436:Poems On Life: Life is given to us, we earn it by giving it. Let the dead have the immortality of fame, but the living the immortality of love. Life's errors cry for the merciful beauty that can modulate their isolation into a harmony with the whole. Life, like a child, laughs, shaking its rattle of death as it runs. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
437:There is a point where in the mystery of existence contradictions meet; where movement is not all movement and stillness is not all stillness; where the idea and the form, the within and the without, are united; where infinite becomes finite, yet not losing its infinity. If this meeting is dissolved, then things become unreal. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
438:A teacher can never truly teach unless he is still learning himself. A lamp can never light another lamp unless it continues to burn its own flame. The teacher who has come to the end of his subject, who has no living traffic with his knowledge but merely repeats his lesson to his students, can only load their minds, he cannot quicken them. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
439:If someone smells a flower and says he does not understand, the reply to him is: there is nothing to understand, it is only a scent. If he persists, saying: that I know, but what does it all mean? Then one has either to change the subject, or make it more abstruse by saying that the scent is the shape which the universal joy takes in the flower. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
440:Our scientific world is our world of reasoning. It has its greatness and uses and attractions. We are ready to pay homage due to it. But when it claims to have discovered the real world for us and laughs at the worlds of all simple-minded men, then we must say it is like a general grown intoxicated with his power, usurping the throne of his king ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
441:Plant flowers in others' gardens and your life becomes a bouquet! Submitted by Lisa Letto, Coordinator, Nutrition Resource and Volunteer Centre, College of Pharmacy and Nutrition, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatchewan, Canada I slept and I dreamed that life is all joy, I woke and I saw that life is all service. I served and I saw that service is joy. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
442:Brahma was excessively sparing with earth, water, and fire.... The reckless expenditure of air and ether in his composition was amazing. And, in consequence, he perpetually struggled to outreach the wind, to outrun space itself. Other animals ran only when they had a reason, but the Horse would run for no reason whatever, as if to run out of his own skin. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
443:Joy is there everywhere; it is superfluous, unnecessary; nay, it very often contradicts the most peremptory behests of necessity. It exists to show that the bonds of law can only be explained by love; they are like body and soul. Joy is the realisation of the truth of oneness, the oneness of our soul with the world and of the world-soul with the supreme lover. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
444:By all means they try to hold me secure who love me in this world. But it is otherwise with thy love which is greater than theirs, and thout keepst me free. Lest I forgot them they never venture to leave me alone. But day passes by after day and thou art not seen. If I call not thee in my prayers, if I keep not thee in my heart, thy love for me still waits for my love. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
445:Let it not be death but completeness. Let love melt into memory and pain into songs. Let the flight through the sky end in the folding of the wings over the nest. Let the last touch of your hands be gentle like the flower of the night. Stand still, O Beautiful End, for a moment, and say your last words in silence. I bow to you and hold up my lamp to light you on your way. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
446:I have long been an ardent believer in the science of Homeopathy and I feel happy that it has got now a greater hold in India than even in the land of its origin. It is not merely a collection of a few medicines but a real science with a rational philosophy at its base. We require more scientific interest and inquiry into the matter with special stress upon the Indian environment ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
447:O poor, unthinking human heart! Error will not go away, logic and reason are slow to penetrate.We cling with both arms to false hope, refusing to believe in the weightiest proofs against it, embracing it with all our strength. In the end it escapes, ripping our veins and draining our heart's blood; until, regaining consciousness, we rush to fall into snares of delusion all over again ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
448:Joy is everywhere; it is in the earth's green covering of grass: in the blue serenity of the sky: in the reckless exuberance of spring: in the severe abstinence of grey winter: in the living flesh that animates our bodily frame: in the perfect poise of the human figure, noble and upright: in living, in the exercise of all our powers: in the acquisition of knowledge. . . Joy is there everywhere. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
449:Our self (Soul) is maya (an illusion) where it is merely individual and finite, where it considers its separateness as absolute; it is satyam (truth) where it recognizes its essence in the universal and infinite, in the Supreme Self, in paramatman (God). This is what Christ means when he says, "Before Abraham was, I am" (i.e. before Abraham was God, who is the same that is in my soul - I am That.) ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
450:I thought that my voyage had come to its end at the last limit of my power, that the path before me was closed, that provisions were exhausted, and the time come to take shelter in a silent obscurity, but I find that thy will knows no end in me, and when old words die out on the tongue, new melodies break forth from the heart, and where the old tracks are lost, new country is revealed with its wonders. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
451:Things in which we do not take joy are either a burden upon our minds to be got rid of at any cost; or they are useful, and therefore in temporary and partial relation to us, becoming burdensome when their utility is lost; or they are like wandering vagabonds, loitering for a moment on the outskirts of our recognition, and then passing on. A thing is only completely our own when it is a thing of joy to us. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
452:Say of him what you please, but I know my child's failings. I do not love him because he is good, but because he is my little child. How should you know how dear he can be when you try to weigh his merits against his faults? When I must punish him he becomes all the more a part of my being. When I cause his tears to come my heart weeps with him. I alone have a right to blame and punish, for he only may chastise who loves. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
453:Sir Rabindranath Tagore returned his knighthood to the British in protest against ‘the helplessness of our position as British subjects in India’. Tagore’s early ambivalence about the costs and benefits of British rule was replaced after Amritsar by what he termed a ‘graceless disillusionment’ at the ‘misfortune of being governed by a foreign race’. He did not want a ‘badge of honour’ in ‘the incongruous context of humiliation’. ~ Shashi Tharoor,
454:A message came from my youth of vanished days, saying, 'I wait for you among the quivering of unborn May, where smiles ripen for tears and hours ache with songs unsung.' It says, 'Come to me across the worn-out track of age, through the gates of death. For dreams fade, hopes fail, the fathered fruits of the year decay, but I am the eternal truth, and you shall meet me again and again in your voyage of life from shore to shore. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
455:If thou speakest not I will fill my heart with thy silence and endure it. I will keep still and wait like the night with starry vigil and its head bent low with patience. The morning will surely come, the darkness will vanish, and thy voice pour down in golden streams breaking through the sky. Then thy words will take wing in songs from every one of my birds' nests, and thy melodies will break forth in flowers in all my forest groves. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
456:Let only that little be left of me whereby I may name thee my all. Let only that little be left of my will whereby I may feel thee on every side, and come to thee in everything, and offer to thee my love every moment. Let only that little be left of me whereby I may never hide thee. Let only that little of my fetters be left whereby I am bound with thy will, and thy purpose is carried out in my life--and that is the fetter of thy love. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
457:Give Me Strength This is my prayer to thee, my lord---strike, strike at the root of penury in my heart. Give me the strength lightly to bear my joys and sorrows. Give me the strength to make my love fruitful in service. Give me the strength never to disown the poor or bend my knees before insolent might. Give me the strength to raise my mind high above daily trifles. And give me the strength to surrender my strength to thy will with love. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
458:Who are you, reader, reading my poems an hundred years hence? I cannot send you one single flower from this wealth of the spring, one single streak of gold from yonder clouds. Open your doors and look abroad. From your blossoming garden gather fragrant memories of the vanished flowers of an hundred years before. In the joy of your heart may you feel the living joy that sang one spring morning, sending its glad voice across a hundred years. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
459:My Friend: Art thou abroad on this stormy night on thy journey of love, my friend? The sky groans like one in despair. I have no sleep tonight. Ever and again I open my door and look out on the darkness, my friend! I can see nothing before me. I wonder where lies thy path! By what dim shore of the ink-black river, by what far edge of the frowning forest, through what mazy depth of gloom art thou threading thy course to come to me, my friend? ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
460:We cannot look upon our lives as dreams of a dreamer who has no awakening in all time. We have a personality to which matter and force are unmeaning unless related to something infinitely personal, whose nature we have discovered, in some measure, in human love, in the greatness of the good, in the martyrdom of heroic souls, in the ineffable beauty of nature, which can never be a mere physical fact nor anything but an expression of personality. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
461:Let me not pray to be sheltered from dangers but to be fearless in facing them. Let me not beg for the stilling of my pain but for the heart to conquer it. Let me not look for allies in life's battlefield but to my own strength. Let me not crave in anxious fear to be saved but hope for the patience to win my freedom. Grant me that I may not be a coward, feeling your mercy in my success alone; but let me find the grasp of your hand in my failure. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
462:Children who are decked with prince's robes and who have jeweled chains round their necks lose all pleasure in play; their dress hampers them at every step. In fear that it may be frayed, or stained with dust, they keep themselves from the world and are afraid ever to move. Mother, it is no gain, thy bondage of finery, if it keep one shut off from the healthful dust of the earth, if it rob one of the right of entrance to the great fair of common human life. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
463:When I go from hence, let this be my parting word, that what I have seen is unsurpassable. I have tasted of the hidden honey of this lotus that expands on the ocean of light, and thus I am blessed—let this be my parting word. In this playhouse of infinite forms I have had my play and here have I caught sight of him who is formless. My whole body and my limbs have thrilled with his touch who is beyond touch; and if the end comes here, let it come—let this be my parting word. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
464:Only Thee That I want thee, only thee---let my heart repeat without end. All desires that distract me, day and night, are false and empty to the core. As the night keeps hidden in its gloom the petition for light, even thus in the depth of my unconsciousness rings the cry ---`I want thee, only thee'. As the storm still seeks its end in peace when it strikes against peace with all its might, even thus my rebellion strikes against thy love and still its cry is ---`I want thee, only thee'. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
465:The song I came to sing remains unsung to this day. I have spent my days in stringing and in unstringing my instrument. The time has not come true, the words have not been rightly set; only there is the agony of wishing in my heart….. I have not seen his face, nor have I listened to his voice; only I have heard his gentle footsteps from the road before my house….. But the lamp has not been lit and I cannot ask him into my house; I live in the hope of meeting with him; but this meeting is not yet. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
466:Where is heaven? you ask me, my child,-the sages tell us it is beyond the limits of birth and death, unswayed by the rhythm of day and night; it is not of the earth. But your poet knows that its eternal hunger is for time and space, and it strives evermore to be born in the fruitful dust. Heaven is fulfilled in your sweet body, my child, in your palpitating heart. The sea is beating its drums in joy, the flowers are a-tiptoe to kiss you. For heaven is born in you, in the arms of the mother- dust. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
467:Somewhere in the arrangement of this world there seems to be a great concern about giving us delight, which shows that, in the universe, over and above the meaning of matter and forces, there is a message conveyed through the magic touch of personality. ... Is it merely because the rose is round and pink that it gives me more satisfaction than the gold which could buy me the necessities of life, or any number of slaves. ... Somehow we feel that through a rose the language of love reached our hearts. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
468:Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high, where knowledge is free. Where the world has not been broken up into fragments by narrow domestic walls. Where words come out from the depth of truth, where tireless striving stretches its arms toward perfection. Where the clear stream of reason has not lost it's way into the dreary desert sand of dead habit. Where the mind is led forward by thee into ever widening thought and action. In to that heaven of freedom, my father, LET MY COUNTRY AWAKE! ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
469:Obstinate are the trammels, but my heart aches when I try to break them. Freedom is all I want, but to hope for it I feel ashamed. I am certain that priceless wealth is in thee, and that thou art my best friend, but I have not the heart to sweep away the tinsel that fills my room. The shroud that covers me is a shroud of dust and death; I hate it, yet hug it in love. My debts are large, my failures great, my shame secret and heavy; yet when I come to ask for my good, I quake in fear lest my prayer be granted. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
470:Theater, my Star?” Baba asks. I listen carefully, but there’s no disappointment in his tone, only surprise. “Yes, Baba,” I say. “It’s been an interest of mine. And I think I might be good at it. But Ma—” Baba takes my hand in both of his. “My grandmother used to organize natok in the village for the children—she loved to act. There’s nothing wrong with telling a story onstage. It’s beautiful work; it brings people together. Rabindranath Tagore wrote plays, didn’t he? I’ll handle your mother—don’t worry about that. ~ Mitali Perkins,
471:When the heart is hard and parched up, come upon me with a shower of mercy. When grace is lost from life, come with a burst of song. When tumultuous work raises its din on all sides shutting me out from beyond, come to me, my lord of silence, with thy peace and rest. When my beggarly heart sits crouched, shut up in a corner, break open the door, my king, and come with the ceremony of a king. When desire blinds the mind with delusion and dust, O thou holy one, thou wakeful, come with thy light and thy thunder. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
472:Let us not pray to be sheltered from dangers but to be fearless when facing them." "Everything comes to us that belongs to us if we create the capacity to receive it." "Life is perpetually creative because it contains in itself that surplus which ever overflows the boundaries of the immediate time and space, restlessly pursuing its adventure of expression in the varied forms of self-realization." "The highest education is that which does not merely give us information but makes our life in harmony with all existence. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
473:Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high; Where knowledge is free; Where the world has not been broken up into fragments by narrow domestic walls; Where words come out from the depth of truth; Where tireless striving stretches its arms toward perfection; Where the clear stream of reason has not lost its way into the dreary desert sand of dead habit; Where the mind is led forward by Thee into ever widening thought and action; Into that heaven of freedom, my Father, let my country awake!”5 RABINDRANATH TAGORE ~ Paramahansa Yogananda,
474:Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high; Where knowledge is free; Where the world has not been broken up into fragments by narrow domestic walls; Where words come out from the depth of truth; Where tireless striving stretches its arms towards perfection; Where the clear stream of reason has not lost its way into the dreary desert sand of dead habit; Where the mind is led forward by Thee into ever-widening thought and action; Into that heaven of freedom, my Father, let my country awake!” —Rabindranath Tagore ~ Paramahansa Yogananda,
475:The realization of our soul has its moral and its spiritual side. The moral side represents training of unselfishness, control of desire; the spiritual side represents sympathy and love. They should be taken together and never separated. The cultivation of the merely moral side of our nature leads us to the dark region of narrowness and hardness of heart, to the intolerant arrogance of goodness; and the cultivation of the merely spiritual side of our nature leads us to a still darker region of revelry in intemperance of imagination. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
476:Where the mind is without fear
and the head is held high,
where knowledge is free.
Where the world has not been broken up into fragments by narrow domestic walls.
Where words come out from the depth of truth,
where tireless striving stretches its arms toward perfection.
Where the clear stream of reason has not lost it's way
into the dreary desert sand of dead habit.
Where the mind is led forward by thee
into ever widening thought and action.
In to that heaven of freedom, my father,
LET MY COUNTRY AWAKE! ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
477:Go not to the temple to put flowers upon the feet of God, first fill your own house with the fragrance of love. Go not to the temple to light candles before the altar of God, first remove the darkness of sin from your heart. Go not to the temple to bow down your head in prayer, first learn to bow in humility before your fellow men. Go not to the temple to pray on bended knees, first bend down to lift someone who is down trodden. Go not to the temple to ask for forgiveness for your sins, first forgive from your heart those who have sinned against you. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
478:According to the true Indian view, our consciousness of the world, merely as the sum total of things that exist, and as governed by laws, is imperfect. But it is perfect when our consciousness realizes all things as spiritually one with it, and therefore capable of giving us joy. For us the highest purpose of this world is not merely living in it, knowing it and making use of it, but realizing our own selves in it through expansion of sympathy; not alienating ourselves from it and dominating it, but comprehending and uniting it with ourselves in perfect union. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
479:We manage to swallow flesh only because we do not think of the cruel and sinful thing that we do. There are many crimes which are the creation of man himself, the wrongfulness of which is put down to their divergence from habit, custom, or tradition. But cruelty is not of these. It is a fundamental sin, and admits of no argument or nice distinctions. If only we do not allow our heart to grow callous, its protest against cruelty is always clearly heard; and yet we go on perpetrating cruelties easily, merrily, all of us - in fact, anyone who does not join in is dubbed a crank. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
480:Where roads are made, I lose my way. In the wide water, in the blue sky there is no line of a track. The pathway is hidden by the birds’ wings, by the starfires, by the flowers of the wayfaring seasons. And I ask my heart if its blood carries the wisdom of the unseen way. – Rabindranath Tagore, "VI," Fruit-Gathering When you pursue what matters to you, the end result may or may not be what you desire, but it will leave you a better, stronger, wiser, happier person. You will not feel lost, you will not feel tired, and there will be no anxiety. In the words of Ralph Waldo Emerson, "Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. ~ Om Swami,
481:Above me, billboards advertise gun shows, mobile-telephone plans and law firms that specialize in drunk-driving cases. I looked into renting a billboard recently but my application was rejected.

THE GREATEST PROSPERITY COMES TO ITS END,
DISSOLVING INTO EMPTINESS; THE MIGHTIEST
EMPIRE IS OVERTAKEN BY STUPOR AMIDST
THE FLICKER OF ITS FESTIVAL LIGHTS
-Rabindrath Tagore

it would have said.

The billboard people told me they didn't know who Rabindranath Tagore was and could not verify anything he might have thought. He was certainly foreign and his sentiments insurrectionary. As well, what he was saying wasn't advertising anything. This night I see that space I tried to claim depicts black-and-white cows painting the words EAT MORE CHICKEN on the side of a barn. ~ Joy Williams,
482:Unending Love

I seem to have loved you in numberless forms, numberless times...
In life after life, in age after age, forever.
My spellbound heart has made and remade the necklace of songs,
That you take as a gift, wear round your neck in your many forms,
In life after life, in age after age, forever.

Whenever I hear old chronicles of love, it's age old pain,
It's ancient tale of being apart or together.
As I stare on and on into the past, in the end you emerge,
Clad in the light of a pole-star, piercing the darkness of time.
You become an image of what is remembered forever.

You and I have floated here on the stream that brings from the fount.
At the heart of time, love of one for another.
We have played along side millions of lovers,
Shared in the same shy sweetness of meeting,
the distressful tears of farewell,
Old love but in shapes that renew and renew forever.

Today it is heaped at your feet, it has found its end in you
The love of all man's days both past and forever:
Universal joy, universal sorrow, universal life.
The memories of all loves merging with this one love of ours -
And the songs of every poet past and forever. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,

--- IN CHAPTERS (in Dictionaries, in Quotes, in Chapters)



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   3 Sri Aurobindo


   2 Talks With Sri Aurobindo


0.04_-_1951-1954, #Agenda Vol 1, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  
  13W.W. Pearson, a friend of Rabindranath Tagore, who had come from Tagore's Ashram in 1923; Mother had met him with Tagore in 1916 in Japan.
  

2.10_-_THE_MASTER_WITH_THE_BRAHMO_DEVOTEES_(II), #The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna, #Sri Ramakrishna, #Hinduism
  
  About five o'clock in the afternoon Sri Ramakrishna arrived at the temple of the Brahmo Samaj in Nandanbagan, accompanied by M., Rakhal, and a few other devotees. At first the Master sat in the drawing-room on the ground floor, where the Brahmo devotees gradually assembled. Rabindranath Tagore and a few other members of the Tagore family were present on this occasion.
  

Evening_Talks_With_Sri_Aurobindo, #Talks With Sri Aurobindo, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  
  Sarala Devi: But I find many people ridicule non-cooperation. Rabi Babu [Rabindranath Tagore] is choked by it. What is your frank personal opinion?
  

Talks_With_Sri_Aurobindo_1, #unset, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  NIRODBARAN: Indian painting is not yet so bad as European. People are not
  following the leaders of modernism here, Rabindranath Tagore as a painter
  is not much imitated. Perhaps because of Abanindranath Tagore and Nandalal Bose.

Talks_With_Sri_Aurobindo_2, #Talks With Sri Aurobindo, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  [1] "I shall not let you go."
  [2] The poem composed by Rabindranath Tagore on the occasion of Sri Aurobindo's arrest:
  "Rabindranath, O Aurobindo, bows to thee!".

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