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    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
    tags: world  tears  questions 
     
    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
    Man discovers his own wealth when God comes to ask gifts of him.
    — Rabindranath Tagore
    tags: men  gift  god  wealth 
     
    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
    tags: people  world  mind  race 
     
    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
    tags: sorrow  mind  majority 
     
    The burden of the self is lightened with I laugh at myself.
    — Rabindranath Tagore
    tags: self 
     
    I am hidden in your heart, O Flower.
    — Rabindranath Tagore
    tags: heart  flowers 
     
    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
    tags: acceptance  spirit 
     
    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
    tags: tears  ocean  healing 
     
    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
    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
    tags: animals 
     
    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
    tags: wonder  lost  die 
     
    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
    tags: self  soul  god  christ 
     
    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
    tags: sorrow  eyes  strong  die 
     
    The birth and death of leaves is part of that greater cycle that moves among the stars.
    — Rabindranath Tagore
    tags: death  star  birth 
     
    Yes, all my illusions will burn into illumination of joy, and all my desires ripen into fruits of love.
    — Rabindranath Tagore
    tags: desires  joy  illusion 
     
    God, the Great Giver, can open the whole universe to our gaze in the narrow space of a single land.
    — Rabindranath Tagore
    tags: space  god  universe 
     
    I will sit in the pupil of your eyes and that will carry your sight into the heart of the things
    — Rabindranath Tagore
    tags: heart  eyes 
     
    Someone spilled the ink on the canvas. Now boasts: "I painted the night".
    — Rabindranath Tagore
    By unrighteousness man prospers, gains what appears desirable, conquer enemies, but perishes a the root.
    — Rabindranath Tagore
    tags: enemies  men  enemy 
     
    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
    tags: heart  world  alone  prayer 
     
    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
    tags: men  conscious  soul  right  god 
     
    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
    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
    tags: heart  world  soul 
     
    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
    tags: joy  moment  mind 
     
    The first flower that blossomed on this earth was an invitation to an unborn song.
    — Rabindranath Tagore
    tags: earth  song  flowers 
     
    Mistakes live in the neighborhood of truth and therefore delude us.
    — Rabindranath Tagore
    tags: truth  live  mistakes 
     
    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
    tags: world  star 
     
    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
    tags: animals  men  silence  earth  music  water 
     
    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
    tags: work  freedom  power  world  thoughts  night  fire 
     
    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
    tags: beauty  women  heart  god  dreams 
     
    The child ever dwells in the mystery of ageless time,unobscured by the dust of history.
    — Rabindranath Tagore
    tags: children  mystery  child 
     
    The delights of sight and hearing and touch will bear thy delight.
    — Rabindranath Tagore
    I have spent many days stringing and unstringing my instrument while the song I came to sing remains unsung.
    — Rabindranath Tagore
    tags: song 
     
    Our creation is the modification of relationship.
    — Rabindranath Tagore
    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
    tags: value  harmony  vague 
     
    We sit inert, like dead specimens of some museum, while lessons are pelted at us from on high, like hailstones on flowers.
    — Rabindranath Tagore
    tags: lessons  flowers 
     
    Alas, why are my nights all thus lost? Ah, why do I ever miss his sight whose breath touches my sleep?
    — Rabindranath Tagore
    tags: night 
     
    to tyrannize for the country is to tyrannize over the country
    — Rabindranath Tagore
    The danger inherent in all force grows stronger when it is likely to gain success, for then it becomes temptation.
    — Rabindranath Tagore
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    rabindranath tagore
    Birth    : May 7, 1861
    Death  : August 7, 1941
    Occupation  : Author