Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore : A Person Who Gave Life To Music And Literature

The first non-European to win the Nobel Prize in Literature (1913), Rabindranath Tagore was given the sobriquet of Gurudev because of his proficiency in music, literature, and fine arts.

His stories and plays which were written in Bengali were translated into many languages so that others can also feel that magic and the pre-independence era.

Most of his stories depict the day to day life of common people, and most of the female characters are depicted as strong leaders, which was (and still is) the need of the hour.

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Some of his famous works are “Gora“, “Ghare-Baire“, “Kabuliwala“, “ChokherBali“, and my favourites, “A Wife’s Letter” and “Gitanjali“, for which he won the Nobel Prize in Literature.?

Following are some of the quotes written by him which will surely fill you with hope and magic.

Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.

I slept and dreamt that life was joy. I awoke and saw that life was service. I acted and behold, service was joy.

Faith is the bird that feels the light when the dawn is still dark.

You can’t cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water

The highest education is that which does not merely give us information but makes our life in harmony with all existence.

Love is the only reality and it is not a mere sentiment. It is the ultimate truth that lies at the heart of creation.

Everything comes to us that belongs to us if we create the capacity to receive it.

The water in a vessel is sparkling; the water in the sea is dark. The small truth has words which are clear; the great truth has great silence.

In Art, man reveals himself and not his objects.

I have spent my days stringing and unstringing my instrument, while the song I came to sing remains unsung.

By plucking her petals, you do not gather the beauty of the flower.
– Rabindranath Tagore

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