Gitanjali for Gurdev

 

   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.       (Gitanjali,35)

 

Rabindranath Tagore : Multifaceted bard of India - inspiring lives ...
“JANA GANA MANA” The power of words that instilled hope and courage! I bow to you Gurudev!        Happy Birthday for the heaven is blessed to have you!

You will  be revered

for the patriotism you inculcated in us

You will be revered

for the pearls of wisdom you presented to us

You will be revered

for the Gitanjali that touched our souls

You will be revered

for the thought provoking words that sharpen our minds

You will be revered for the power of “Jana Gana Mana” that meant to us!

You will be revered

for the magnificence in  your thoughts, speech and action that are an immense pride to us

You will be revered

Oh master! for all the inspiration you have been to us!

You will be revered

You will be celebrated

for now and forever, Dear Gurudev, Bisbakabi, Kabiguru Bhonita!

The work presented by Rabindranath Tagore doesn’t just emphasise on the idea of patriotism but is a treasury of  great knowledge for the Women of every era. His work got me gather my thoughts on patriotism as not merely confined to “race, religion, ethnicity, caste or creed” but patriotism is “true freedom for righteous thoughts, speech and actions”. Everyone might have their own opinions for righteousness but in a hindsight I opine righteousness as positivity and its derivatives.

Celebrating his 159th birthday, here is my most inspirational aphorism-collection of the multi-talented, who set no limits for his creativity and being the rear personality of whom I say “Jack of all trades and the master of everything”!

The pearls of Wisdom:

  • You can’t cross the sea by merely standing and staring at it.
  • Don’t limit a child to your own learning for he was born in another time
  • Everything comes to us that belongs to us ,if we create the capacity to receive it
  • If no one responds to your call, be not afraid to walk alone
  • Love does not claim possession but gives freedom
  • If you cry because the Sun has gone out of your life , your tears will prevent you from seeing the stars
  • Beauty is the truth’s smile when she beholds her own face in perfect mirror
  • By plucking the petals, you do not gather the beauty of the flower
  • It is very simple to be happy but it is very difficult to be simple
  • If you shut the door to all errors truth will be shut out
  • Only in love are unity and duality not in conflict
  • The highest education is that which does not merely give us information but makes our life in harmony with all existence
  • Depth of friendship does not depend on length of acquaintance
  • The butterfly counts not the months, but the moments, and has time enough
  • In Art, man reveals himself and not his objects

Do comment in,  the favourite quote of yours out of these.

PS: This blog was written last year on this day but couldn’t post. So I waited an year to post on his birthday because I want everyone to remember the birthday of this legend.

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