Discover How Tagore's Spiritual Life and Vision Can Enlighten Your Own
"Rabindranath Tagore's philosophical and spiritual thoughts transcend all limits of language, culture, and nationality. In his writings, the poet and mystic takes us on a spiritual quest and gives us a glimpse of the infinite in the midst of the finite, unity at the heart of all diversity, and the Divine in all beings and things of the universe."
-from the Preface bySwami Adiswarananda
Rabindranath Tagore is one of the most influential mystic poets and teachers of the last century. Deeply spiritual and profoundly sensitive, his verse speaks to people from all backgrounds who seek a deeper understanding of self, country, creation, God, and love.
This beautiful sampling of Tagore's two most important works, The Gardener and Gitanjali, offers a glimpse into his spiritual vision that has inspired people around the world. Poems from The Gardener explore youth and earthly love, while excerpts from Gitanjali express divine love and Tagore's difficulty in satisfying it.
Overwhelmingly mystical and lovely in its simplicity, this unique collection offers insight into Tagore's heavenly desires, his ongoing quest for Brahama Vihara, the joy eternal, and illuminates the remarkable diversity that made him the most important bridge between the spirituality of the East and West in the first half of the twentieth century.
|Who Is Rabindranath Tagore?||p. 5|
|A Short Introduction to Tagore's Mysticism||p. 11|
|Excerpts from W. B. Yeats's Introduction to Gitanjali||p. 20|
|Excerpts from Tagore's Prose Mystic Writings||p. 23|
|Poems from The Gardener||p. 37|
|Poems from Gitanjali ("Song Offerings")||p. 77|
|About the Translator||p. 117|
|Index of Poems (by title)||p. 119|
|Index of First Lines||p. 123|
|Other Books in the Mystic Poets Series||p. 127|
|About SkyLight Paths||p. 130|
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Series: The Mystic Poets Series
Number Of Pages: 110
Published: 1st February 2004
Publisher: Jewish Lights Publishing
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 18.0 x 13.3 x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.24