Topics: Rabindranath Tagore, Thou, Gitanjali Pages: 52 (16532 words) Published: May 22, 2013
Gitanjali – Song Offerings Spiritual Poems of Rabindranath Tagore An e-book presentation by The Spiritual Bee

For more FREE books visit our website: Dear Reader, This e-book is a reproduction of the original “Gitanjali – Song Offerings” by Rabindranath Tagore, first published in 1913. This book is now in the public domain in the United States and in India; because it’s original copyright owned by the Macmillan Company has expired. As per U.S. copyright law, any book published in the United States prior to January 1st 1923 is in the public domain in the United States. Under Indian copyright laws, works enter the public domain 60 years after the author’s death. A photographed version of the original book is also available for download at our website Book Summary: “Gitanjali” is one of Rabindranath Tagore’s best known works for which he received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1913. Many of the verses in Gitanjali are beautiful prayers written after a gut-wrenchingly painful period in Rabindranath Tagore’s life, during which he lost his father, wife, daughter and a son in quick succession. His unfathomable pain and unshaken devotion to God are captured in the moving proseverses of Gitanjali, which Tagore dedicated as “Song Offerings”. For a reader uninitiated in Tagore, it is our humble recommendation that they read the prose-verses of Gitanjali only after gaining familiarity with some of his other works. His books My Reminiscences, Glimpses of Bengal, Sadhana and Nationalism are a great place to start and are available for a free download at our website - In that way the reader will have gained a fuller perspective and a rich contextual background, to weight Tagore’s words against. When one reads the works of Tagore, one detects a clear stream of spirituality and an intense love for Nature that flows through most of his books. It is no exaggeration that the more works of Tagore one reads, the more one falls in love with this simple and beautiful poet. He shone forth brightly his lamp of timeless wisdom of the East ⎯ that this Universe has been created out of pure love, and it is only our love for each other together with peace, justice and freedom that will sustain it.

“The Upanishads say: “From joy does spring all this creation, by joy is it maintained, towards joy does it progress, and into joy does it enter.” It means that God's creation has not its source in any necessity; it comes from his fullness of joy; it is his love that creates, therefore in creation is his own revealment.” - Rabindranath Tagore explaining a verse of the Upanishads, in his book “Sadhana – The Realisation of Life” It is no wonder that in India, Rabindranath Tagore is revered as “Gurudev” ⎯ “a teacher embodying God-like knowledge”, a title conferred upon him by Mahatma Gandhi. We hope that you enjoy reading this masterpiece as much as we did! Since

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Gitanjali: Spiritual Poems of Rabindranath Tagore - An e-book presentation by The Spiritual Bee


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Gitanjali: Spiritual Poems of Rabindranath Tagore - An e-book presentation by The Spiritual Bee




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