Rabindranath Tagore

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  1. “Let me not pray to be sheltered from dangers,
    but to be fearless in facing them.

    Let me not beg for the stilling of my pain, but
    for the heart to conquer it.”

― Rabindranath Tagore

2. “The small wisdom is like water in a glass:
clear, transparent, pure.
The great wisdom is like the water in the sea:
dark, mysterious, impenetrable.”

― Rabindranath Tagore

3. “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 toward perfection.
Where the clear stream of reason has not lost it’s way
into the dreary desert sand of dead habit.
Where the mind is led forward by thee
into ever widening thought and action.
In to that heaven of freedom, my father,
LET MY COUNTRY AWAKE!”
― Rabindranath Tagore, Gitanjali

This is in response to the 3 day 3 quote challenge by  Mon from Transcend. Like always I am posting 3 quotes for Day 3. Today it was about words of wisdom by Rabindranath Tagore.

Rabindranath Tagore was a Bengali polymath who reshaped Bengali literature and music, as well as Indian art with Contextual Modernism in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Author of Gitanjali and its “profoundly sensitive, fresh and beautiful verse”, he became the first non-European to win the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1913. In translation his poetry was viewed as spiritual and mercurial; however, his “elegant prose and magical poetry” remain largely unknown outside Bengal. Tagore introduced new prose and verse forms and the use of colloquial language into Bengali literature, thereby freeing it from traditional models based on classical Sanskrit. He was highly influential in introducing the best of Indian culture to the West and vice versa, and he is generally regarded as the outstanding creative artist of the modern Indian subcontinent.
(Source: Wikipedia)

Today’s nominations are:
William Leeone 
Rehman 
Darshith 

Hope you all enjoyed reading the quote. 🙂

Thank you, Mon for giving me this opportunity to share few wonderful quotes.

Bonus QuoteRabindranath-Tagore-Quotes-4-Kritika Vashist

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Mystical Rumi (I)

Molana

“Sit, be still, and listen,
because you’re drunk
and we’re at
the edge of the roof.”
― Rumi

So, I was nominated by Midnight Shadow and Gail for my second quote challenge. I am posting it again because I love quotes. Thank you very much, Gail and MS.
However, this time I am going to post RUMI’s quotes only.

To stimulate my brain, aching with nuisance this world throws at you, I went to the bookstore and read a book on Rumi’s poetries, and after reading a couple of poems, each vein in my body, all my senses knew nothing but the words he had spoken. I wanted to buy two of his books, but if only my pocket had allowed me. Buy me one on my birthday in case you are planning to gift me something? (Okay, jokes apart!)
I am calling him mystical, because he indeed is. Therefore, the quote challenge will be posted as “Mystical Rumi”.

I hope you enjoy the quotes that I will share with you all.

– Kritika Vashist

Sonnet XVII- Pablo Neruda

“Sonnet XVII

I do not love you as if you were salt-rose, or topaz,
or the arrow of carnations the fire shoots off.
I love you as certain dark things are to be loved,

in secret, between the shadow and the soul.

I love you as the plant that never blooms
but carries in itself the light of hidden flowers;
thanks to your love a certain solid fragrance,
risen from the earth, lives darkly in my body.

I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where.
I love you straightforwardly, without complexities or pride;

so I love you because I know no other way than this:
where I does not exist, nor you,
so close that your hand on my chest is my hand,
so close that your eyes close as I fall asleep. ”

― Pablo Neruda

neruda-poetry-king Day 2- Quote 2

This is in response to the Quote Challenge for which I was nominated by these wonderful fellow bloggers; Ashish, Darshith, HSampson, Asil and Akiraa.

I know that the challenge says to post a quote, but I can break the rule for the beauty of the words. In this challenge, I would not have forgotten Pablo Neruda. There are quotes taken from this Sonnet, but there is no verse that I can miss while reading this. Yet another favorite quote. Re-read it and enjoy goosebumps!

My Nominations for Day 2

Annie
Barria
Izza

In case you have been already nominated by someone, do let me know, I would nominate some other blogger 🙂

Kritika Vashist

It Lights the Whole Sky!

“Even
After
All this time
The Sun never says to the Earth,

“You owe me.”

Look
What happens
With a love like that,
It lights the whole sky.”

– Hafiz

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Day 1- Quote-1

This is in response to the Quote Challenge for which I was nominated by these wonderful fellow bloggers; Ashish, Darshith, HSampson, Asil and Akiraa.

This quote on love is my favorite and every time I read this, it gives me goosebumps, because such simple and fewer words describe the true meaning of love; to give endlessly and unconditionally.
I hope you too enjoyed this quote.

Rules for the challenge:

1. Post 3 of your favourite quotes each per day for 3 recurrent days. The quotes can be of any other people or it may come straight from your own heart.
2. Nominate 3 or more bloggers with each post to challenge them.
3. Don’t forget to utter a thankful word to the person who nominated you.

My Nominations for Day 1
William
Hbhatnagar
Prateek

In case you have been already nominated by someone, do let me know, I would nominate some other blogger 🙂

Kritika Vashist