Rabindranath Tagore Quotes
''“Nirvana is not the blowing out of the candle. It is the extinguishing of the flame because day is come. ”― Rabindranath Tagore
''“The greed for fruit misses the flower.” ''
''“Inspiration follows aspiration.” ''
''“In Art, man reveals himself and not his objects.” ''
''“He who is too busy doing good finds no time to be good.” ''
''“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.” ''
''“for we women are not only the deities of the household fire, but the flame of the soul itself.”― Rabindranath Tagore, The Home and the World
''“Oh my only friend, my best beloved, the gates are open in my― Rabindranath Tagore, Gitanjali: Song Offerings
house—do not pass by like a dream.”
''“Never be afraid of the moments--thus sings the voice of the everlasting.” ''
''“Come oh come ye tea-thirsty restless ones -- the kettle boils, bubbles and sings, musically.”― Rabindranath Tagore, Collected Poems and Plays of Rabindranath Tagore
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Clouds And Waves
Mother, the folk who live up in the clouds call out to me-
"We play from the time we wake till the day ends.
We play with the golden dawn, we play with the silver moon."
I ask, "But how am I to get up to you ?"
They answer, "Come to the edge of the earth, lift up your
hands to the sky, and you will be taken up into the clouds."
"My mother is waiting for me at home, "I say, "How can I leave
her and come?"
Then they smile and float away.
But I know a nicer game than that, mother.
I shall be the cloud and you the moon.
I shall ...
The time that my journey takes is long and the way of it long.
I came out on the chariot of the first gleam of light, and pursued my
voyage through the wildernesses of worlds leaving my track on many a star and planet.
It is the most distant course that comes nearest to thyself,
and that training is the most intricate which leads to the utter simplicity of a tune.
The traveler has to knock at every alien door to come to his own,