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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 ...

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Tagore: The Mystic Poets

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Overview

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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781594735370
  • Publisher: SkyLight Paths Publishing
  • Publication date: 2/1/2004
  • Series: The Mystic Poets
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 641 KB

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Rabindranath Tagore (1861–1941), is to the Indian subcontinent what Shakespeare is to the English-speaking world. A poet, playwright, painter, and educator, Tagore was also a mystic of great complexity and depth. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1913.


Swami Adiswarananda (1925–2007), former senior monk of the Ramakrishna Order of India, was Minister and Spiritual Leader of the Ramakrishna-Vivekananda Center of New York.

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Table of Contents

Preface 1
Who Is Rabindranath Tagore? 5
A Short Introduction to Tagore's Mysticism 11
Excerpts from W. B. Yeats's Introduction to Gitanjali 20
Excerpts from Tagore's Prose Mystic Writings 23
Poems from The Gardener 37
Poems from Gitanjali ("Song Offerings") 77
Notes 115
About the Translator 117
Index of Poems (by title) 119
Index of First Lines 123
Other Books in the Mystic Poets Series 127
About SkyLight Paths 130
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