An Offering of Songs

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

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

“You can’t cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water.”

“Love’s gift cannot be given, it waits to be accepted.”

“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.”

“I seem to have loved you in numberless forms, numberless times, in life after life, in age after age forever.”

“Faith is the bird that feels the light and sings when the dawn is still dark.”

“I slept and dreamt that life was joy. I awoke and saw that life was service. I acted and behold, service was joy.”

“It is very simple to be happy, but it is very difficult to be simple.”

“Don’t limit a child to your own learning, for she was born in another time.”

“Most people believe the mind to be a mirror, more or less accurately reflecting the world outside them, not realizing on the contrary that the mind is itself the principal element of creation.”

“Reach high, for stars lie hidden in you. Dream deep, for every dream precedes the goal.”

“A mind all logic is like a knife all blade. It makes the hand bleed that uses it.”

“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.”

 “We read the world wrong and say that it deceives us.”

“You smiled and talked to me of nothing and I felt that for this I had been waiting long.”

“Those who are near me do not know that you are nearer to me than they are
Those who speak to me do not know that my heart is full with your unspoken words
Those who crowd in my path do not know that I am walking alone with you
Those who love me do not know that their love brings you to my heart”

“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!”

“Every child comes with the message that God is not yet discouraged of man.”

“Everything comes to us that belongs to us if we create the capacity to receive it.”

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

“Power said to the world, “You are mine.”
The world kept it prisoner on her throne.
Love said to the world, “I am thine.”
The world gave it the freedom of her house.”

“Let me light my lamp”, says the star, “And never debate if it will help to remove the darkness”

“Great calm, generous detachment, selfless love, disinterested effort: these are what make for success in life. If you can find peace in yourself and can spread comfort around you, you will be happier than an empress.”

– By Rabindranath Tagore

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1 Response to An Offering of Songs

  1. Pallavi says:

    Very nice it’s true

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