Wednesday, January 26, 2011

'MY Philosophy in Life'

Rabindranath Tagore (1861 - 1941)

'MY Philosophy in Life'

Go not to the temple to put flowers at the feet of God. First fill your own house with the fragrance of love.

Go not to the temple to light candles at the altar of God First remove the darkness of sin from your heart

Do not go to the temple to bow down your head in prayer First learn to bow in humility before your fellow men

Go not to the temple to pray on your bended knee First bend down to lift someone who is down-trodden

Do not go to the temple to ask for forgiveness for your sins First forgive from your heart those who have sinned against you

- Rabindranath Tagore –

Let us not pray to be sheltered from dangers but to be fearless when facing them.

Very inspiring and thought-provoking philosophy that we all must seriously consider adopting as our own too.

He emphasizes on humility and forgiveness,the 2 virtues that are lacking in many of us and that leads to all the problems we face today

How humble are we?
How willing are we to ask forgiveness and forgive others?
Let's reflect and reflect deeply on ourselves
We cannot change the world if we don't change ourselves

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