Tagore Trails at Mongpu: Studying the Mystery of the Soul and the Universe through Consciousness of Non-Duality

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Rabindranath Tagore’s Summer Home in Monpu which is now a Museum

TAGORE’S SUMMER HOME IN MONGPU, 35 KMS FROM DARJEELING

IT IS NOW A MUSEUM NAMED RABINDRA BHAVAN

TAGORE STAYED HERE 4 TIMES BETWEEN 1938 TO 1940

HIS 80TH BIRTHDAY WAS CELEBRATED THERE WITH LIVE RECITATION OF HIS POEM

‘JANMADIN’ FROM MONGPU BROADCASTED LIVE BY ALL INDIA RADIO

 

A feeling that the soul is cradled by the universe

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Devi Saraswati, Old Calcutta Art Studio Print 

It moves to and fro

Commutes the distance in an inexplicable wonder

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Tagore’s Chair Mongpoo

Through the refrain of an impermanent body,

Clothed in a dream, it peeks at reality

It must surrender itself to a cause beyond cause

And every effect must reap the flower-song and bird-wish

To be realized by the poet and the painter

As the eternal music the redeemer brings

To free us from the round of birth-n-death.

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White Heron Japanese Scroll Zen Painting 

Paradise speaks wantonly

But the museum depleted with memories

Of diaries, letters and blurred photographs

Offers only a brief consolation

Like the rushes singing in the grove

Though these are ways of presencing the past history

But a moment can only be eternized in consciousness

By the prayer of a billion minds

Singing the song in unison

That cradles the universe inside the soul.

To and fro they move

They must meet the stranger

Which is ‘I am always present’.

‘I am THAT-I-AM’.

‘My relative absence is my absolute presence

And my relative presence is my absolute absence’.

-J

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