Tuesday, May 24

for the love of Tagore ...

“OUR NAMES are the light that glows on the 
sea waves at night and then dies 
without leaving its signature”  
                                                 ... from ‘Stray Birds’ of Tagore

Stamps, Miniature sheet and First Day Cover on Tagore  are from personal collection

Thursday, May 19

Until we meet again ...

" May the road rise to meet you,
May the wind be always at your back,
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
May the rains fall softly upon your fields,
Until we meet again,  
May the Lord hold you in the hollow of His hand." 
( a Gaelic Prayer)

Photos: from Hampta Trek, Himalayas

Saturday, May 14

Finding my way home....

O servant, where dost thou seek me?
Lo! I am beside thee.
I am neither in the temple nor in the mosque,
      neither am I in rites and ceremonies
      not in yoga nor in renunciation.
If thou art a true seeker, thou shalt at once see me.
Thou shalt meet me in a moment’s time.

Songs of Kabir (Tagore’s translation)

“Here, I am with you”, says God, 
“and you keep thinking of me in your head, 
talking of me with your tongue, 
and searching for me in your books. 
When will you shut up and see me? ”