Re: Know Where You're Going.
- I was telling someone in my Centre about the excerpt from Sri
Chinmoy's writing, quoted by Tejvan at the beginning of this thread,
and decided I would print a few copies out from Sri Chinmoy Library so
I could share it with everyone at our next meeting. I followed the
link and there at the top is the story about Tagore. I just wanted to
post the original story by Sri Chinmoy, because of course he tells it
much better than I did! (Well at least I got the right person, and
roughly the right facts, which is pretty good going for me :-)
Thanks again to Tejvan for the quote in his original message, it's one
of the most illumining things I've read in a long time.
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"Tagore, our greatest poet, used to write six or eight poems daily. He
once thought that if he could retire to a solitary place he could
write much better poetry. So he left his house and confined himself to
a solitary place in the mountains. While there, he was not able to
write a single piece of poetry. He discovered that it is not the
environment that is most important, but the inner inspiration."
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