Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Tagore to Gandhi

What power, is there in this world to rob
me of my freedom? For do not thy arms reach
the captive through the dungeon-walls bringing
unfettered release to the soul?
And must I cling to this body in fear of
death, as a miser to his barren treasure?
Has not this spirit of mine the eternal call
to the feast of everlasting life?
Let me know that all pain and death are
shadows of the moment; that the dark force
which sweeps between me and thy truth is but the
mist before the sunrise; that thou alone art
mine forever

-- Tagore (in a letter to Gandhi)

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