surya raman

(13-11-1995)

where the mind is without fear


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.

Submitted: Monday, September 08, 2008

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  • Ric S. Bastasa (9/8/2008 8:06:00 AM)

    Rabindranath Tagore had compiled an anthology of poems called Gitanjali. Little did he know that his poems would go on to inspire us even after a century. “Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high” - is one such gem.. (Report) Reply

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