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Remembering Rabindranath Tagore

I recently came across this poem by Rabindranath Tagore, India's Nobel laureate for literature (1913). He was a friend of Gandhi and actually gave him the name "Mahatma" or "great soul."

I found this poem very inspiring and thought you might, too. It's called 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.

If you've ever wondered about the miracle of thought and how it is translated into action, they you will enjoy reading about Rabindranath Tagore here and elsewhere.

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