पिछली पोस्ट में हमने Rabindranath Tagore के उपन्यास The Home and The World के बारे में बताया था। अब उसी उपन्यास से कुछ lines दे रहे हैं –
The Home And The World Quotes
What I really feel is this, that those who cannot find food for their enthusiasm in a knowledge of their country as it actually is, or those who cannot love men just because they are men - who needs must shout and deify their country in order to keep up their excitement - these love excitement more than their country.
I accept the truth of passion, only when I recognize the truth of the restraint. By pressing what we want to see right into our eyes we only injure them: we do not see. So does the violence of passion, which would leave no space between the mind and its object, defeat its purpose.
The freedom that exists in any country may be measured by the extent of this reign of fear. Where its threat is confined to those who would hurt or plunder, there the Government may claim to have freed man from the violence of man. But if fear is to regulate how people are to dress, where they shall trade, or what they must eat, then is man's freedom of will utterly ignored, and manhood destroyed at the root.
It is only when we get to the point of letting the bird out of its cage that we can realize how free the bird had set us. Whatever we cage, shackles us with desire whose bonds are stronger than those of iron chains. I tell you, sir, this is just what the world has failed to understand. They all seek to reform something outside themselves. But reform is wanted only in one's own desires, nowhere else, nowhere else!
Buffaloes in this country likewise give milk and are used for ploughing. And therefore, so long as we dance frantic dances on our temple pavements, smeared with their blood, their severed heads carried on our shoulders, religion will only laugh at us if we quarrel with Mussulmans in her name, and nothing but the quarrel itself will remain true. If the cow alone is to be held sacred from slaughter, and not the buffalo, then that is bigotry, not religion.
Where I am, I am not. I am far away from those who are around me. I live and move upon a world-wide chasm of separation, unstable as the dew-drop upon the lotus itself.
Respect given and taken truly balances the account between man and man but veneration is overpayment.
How can they who do not feel the truth within them, realize that to bring it out from its obscurity into the fight is man's highest aim - not to keep on heaping material outside?
To tyrannize for the country is to tyrannize over the country.
The presence of another person does not prevent your being alone.
The freedom to which we pass through sorrow is greater than the sorrow.
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