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Where The Mind is without Fear

Discussion in 'Poetry' started by Tamildownunder, Mar 21, 2007.

  1. Tamildownunder

    Tamildownunder Bronze IL'ite

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    Dear Ladies,

    This is one of the most beautiful poems written by Rabindranath Tagore. I want to share it with you.
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    Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high

    Where knowledge is free

    Where the world has not been broken up into fragments
    By narrow domestic walls

    Where words come out from the depth of truth

    Where tireless striving stretches its arms towards perfection

    Where the clear stream of reason has not lost its way
    Into the dreary desert sand of dead habit

    Where the mind is led forward by thee
    Into ever-widening thought and action

    Into that heaven of freedom, my Father, let my country awake
     
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  2. chitrajan

    chitrajan Bronze IL'ite

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    Dear TDU,

    You brought back memories of my schools days where this peom used to be our morning prayer and I will teach my kids this prayer now. Along with that, other school time memories are also flooding back and today my day will fly :) .

    Thanks for reviving andhanaalin iniya nyabagangal.

    Thanks once again.
     
  3. meenaprakash

    meenaprakash Silver IL'ite

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    Dear TDU,

    wonderful words, wonderful meaning, wonderful poem.
    I think everyone of us are hoping to experience that heaven of freedom all the time.
    but the way things are, it's better not to hope and get disappointed; still can't help praying.

    Regards,
     
  4. sudhavnarasimhan

    sudhavnarasimhan Silver IL'ite

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    Dear Tamil,
    Was just ging to write the same as Chitranjan, i too remember having this poem as part of school prayer....but i wonder in which school.....:idontgetit: ....i had studied in many schools.
    But this is one of my favourites and had wanted to try to choreograph a dance piece for someone,, klast year...but was difficult and did not take off.

    thanks for bringing it to our notice once again......sure brings back some childhood memories! :-D he he.....
     
  5. chitrajan

    chitrajan Bronze IL'ite

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    Sudha,

    I have been brought up in Bangalore and this prayer was part of our morning prayer in Bangalore Education Society, Malleswaram.

    I was in this school from 1975 - 1977.

    Do you know me?
     
  6. sudhavnarasimhan

    sudhavnarasimhan Silver IL'ite

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    Hi Chitra,

    I was in Chennai/mysore in that period, though i too studied in b'lore also, it was a convent in Malleswaram only, ...i forget the name now. But i know your school.....did u go to MES college subsequently because i was there in 78 , 79 , for PUC, then shifted to Mounts......But i think it was in this convent , that we sang this prayer, cos after that i was in Chennai, and i know we did not sing this there!
    Do u still visit B'lore?
     
  7. chitrajan

    chitrajan Bronze IL'ite

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    Hi sudha,

    Maybe you were in Cluny Convent.

    My early years were in East West School near Gandhibazaar and I did study in MES but from 80 -84 for my PUC and Graduation via MLA school.

    The internet does bring the world closer.:wink: Dont you think so?
     

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