Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Where the mind

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 towards perfection
Where the clear stream of reason has not lost its way into the dreary desert sand of dead habit
Where the mind is led forward by thee into every-widening thought and action-
Into that heaven of freedom, my father, let my country awake

---Rabindranath Tagore

I thought this was a beautiful poem and the simplicity of the words gives even more power to the profound thoughts behind it.

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