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From the solemn gloom of the temple
by Rabindranath Tagore

From the solemn gloom of the temple
children run out to sit in the dust,
God watches them play and forgets the priest.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Related topics: Spiritual Religion God

Trees are the earth's endless effort
to speak to the listening heaven.
- Rabindranath Tagore PHOTO

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

I leave no trace of wings in the air,
but I am glad I have had my flight.
- Rabindranath Tagore

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Every child comes with the message
that God is not yet discouraged of man.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Faith is the bird that feels the light
and sings when the dawn is still dark.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Love does not claim possession, but gives freedom.
- Rabindranath Tagore

 

The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough.
- Rabindranath Tagore

You can't cross the sea merely by
standing and staring at the water.
- Rabindranath Tagore

The burden of the self is lightened when I laugh at myself.
- Rabindranath Tagore

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

Let us not pray to be sheltered from dangers
but to be fearless when facing them.
- Rabindranath Tagore

If you cry because the sun has gone out of your life,
your tears will prevent you from seeing the stars.
- Rabindranath Tagore

We come nearest to the great
when we are great in humility.
- Rabindranath Tagore

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

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

The mountain remains unmoved at seeming defeat by the mist.
- Rabindranath Tagore

I have become my own version of an optimist.
If I can't make it through one door,
I'll go through another door - or I'll make a door.
Something terrific will come no matter how dark the present.
- Rabindranath Tagore

He who wants to do good knocks at the gate:
he who loves finds the door open.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Love ... waits to be accepted.
- Rabindranath Tagore

We live in the world when we love it.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Death is not extinguishing the light;
it is only putting out the lamp because the dawn has come.
- Rabindranath Tagore

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.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Love is not a mere sentiment.
Love is the ultimate truth at the heart of creation.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Only in love are unity and duality not in conflict.
- Rabindranath Tagore

The false can never grow into truth by growing in power.
- Rabindranath Tagore

The flower which is single need not envy
the thorns that are numerous.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Those who own much have much to fear.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Love is the ultimate meaning of everything around us.
Love is not a mere sentiment.
Love is the ultimate truth at the heart of creation.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Love's gift cannot be given,
it waits to be accepted.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Bigotry tries to keep truth safe in its hand
with a grip that kills it.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Love is the ultimate truth at the heart of creation.
- Rabindranath Tagore

If you shut the door to all errors,
truth will be shut out.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Nirvana is not the blowing out of the candle.
It is the extinguishing of the flame because day is come.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Facts are many, but the truth is one.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Let your life lightly dance on the edges of Time
like dew on the tip of a leaf.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Love is an endless mystery,
for it has nothing else to explain it.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Do not say, "It is morning,"
and dismiss it with a name of yesterday.
See it for the first time
as a newborn child that has no name.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Life is given to us, we earn it by giving it.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Don't limit a child to your own learning,
for he was born in another time.
- Rabindranath Tagore

We try to realize the essential unity of the world
with the conscious soul of man;
we learn to perceive the unity held together
by the one Eternal Spirit,
whose power creates the earth, the sky, and the stars,
and at the same time irradiates our mind.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Depth of friendship does not depend on length of acquaintance.
- Rabindranath Tagore

He who is too busy doing good
finds no time to be good.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Beauty is truth's smile when she beholds
her own face in a perfect mirror.
- Rabindranath Tagore

The meaning of our self is not to be found
in its separateness from God and others,
but in the ceaseless realization of yoga, of union.
- Rabindranath Tagore

The fact that I exist is a perpetual surprise.
- Rabindranath Tagore

A mind all logic is like a knife all blade.
It makes the hand bleed that uses it.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Emancipation from the bondage of the soil
is no freedom for the tree.
- Rabindranath Tagore

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

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

Music fills the infinite between two souls.
- Rabindranath Tagore

In Art, man reveals himself and not his objects.
- Rabindranath Tagore

While the laughter of joy is in
full harmony with our deeper life,
the laughter of amusement
should be kept apart from it.
The danger is too great of thus learning
to look at solemn things in a spirit of mockery,
and to seek in them opportunities for exercising wit.
- Lewis Carroll

My theory has always been, that if we are to dream,
the flatteries of hope are as cheap, and pleasanter,
than the gloom of despair.
- Thomas Jefferson

Know thyself.
- Socrates (inscribed on the ancient Greek temple at Delphi)

Doubt is the vestibule which we all must pass through
before we can enter the temple of truth.
- Osho

You're just left with yourself all the time,
whatever you do anyway.
You've got to get down to your
own God in your own temple.
It's all down to you, mate.
- John Lennon

I love you when you bow in your mosque,
kneel in your temple, pray in your church.
For you and I are sons of one religion,
and it is the Spirit.
- Khalil Gibran

One may as well dam for water tanks
the people's cathedrals and churches,
for no holier temple has ever
been consecrated by the heart of man.
- John Muir

This is my simple religion.
There is no need for temples;
no need for complicated philosophy.
Our own brain, our own heart is our temple;
the philosophy is kindness.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

The youth gets together his materials
to build a bridge to the moon,
or, perchance, a palace or temple on the earth,
and, at length, the middle-aged man
concludes to build a woodshed with them.
- Henry David Thoreau

In boundless love as a Christian and as a man
I read through the passage which tells us
how the Lord at last rose in His might
and seized the scourge to drive out of the Temple
the brood of vipers and of adders.
- Adolf Hitler

To laugh often and much;
to win the respect of intelligent people
and the affection of children,
to leave the world a better place,
to know even one life has breathed easier
because you have lived,
this is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Treat the earth well.
It was not given to you by your parents,
it was loaned to you by your children.
We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors,
we borrow it from our Children.
- Native American traditional

We do not inherit the Earth from our ancestors,
we borrow it from our children.
- Native American Proverb

Mother is the name for God
in the lips and hearts of little children.
- William Makepeace Thackeray

Children are born innocent.
Before they are domesticated they live in the moment,
love without fear, and don't even think about the opinions of others.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Let parents bequeath to their children
not riches, but the spirit of reverence.
- Plato

There are two lasting bequests we can give our children
One is roots, the other is wings.
- Hodding Carter

We must teach our children to resolve
their conflicts with words, not weapons.
- William J. Clinton

Pay It Forward.
Gift future generations in proportion to your gratitude.
The nature of life is that we pay forward
our biological creation and nurture.
Our parents gift us with life and nurture,
and we gift our children with life and nurture.
While this much is essential to continued human existence,
choose to take "pay it forward" farther - much farther.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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