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Sadhana by Rabindranath Tagore

Posted on: October 28, 2015

Sadhana : the realisation of lifeSadhana : the realisation of life by Rabindranath Tagore
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

Probably I expected a lot from the author of Gitanjali (haven’t read this yet) but was sorely disappointed. It turns out to be just OK. The book is a collection of discourses and writing of Tagore over a period of time.
The first is on relation of individuals to the universe.
The second is on soul consciousness
The third on The Problem of Evil
The fourth on The Problem of Self
The fifth on Realization in Self
The sixth on Realization in Action
The seventh on The Realization of Beauty
The eighth on The Realization of the Infinite

The only memorable quote that I could get is from the first chapter where the Tagore tells when there is a road between us and our destination then “We can look at the road from two different points of view. One regards it as dividing us from the object of our desire; in that case we count every step of our journey over it as something attained by force in the face of obstruction. The other sees it as the road which leads us to our destination; as such is part of the goal.”

Would be enjoyed by somebody who is new to the Eastern Philosophy.

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