Monday, August 14, 2006

Independence??

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 ever-widening thought and action

Into that heaven of freedom, my father, let my country awake

–Rabindranath Tagore

8 comments:

iyer education said...

ideal situation man... very ideal i'd say... i hope we get to achieve this someday :)

shruti said...

hope we will be able to see that world..
where race dont matter..
where religon dont seperate us..

lets hope

mojindro said...

hello dear,
u r expecting a different world, which i dont beleive do exist or will exist in future...
but then
umeed pe duniya kayam hai...
--moji

HP said...

@Iyer,

Yes, its ideal...Hence, its worth striving for..

@Shruti,

Hope, Sometimes it is all we have..

@Moji,

The world doesn't exist but we still need a reason to live. Aur haan, Umeed pe hi Duniyaa kayam hain :-)

Cheers,
HP

The Illusionist said...

If these words were written when they were, they certainly held a relevance then. And if they hold a relevance today, could we be worse of than when they were written? Just thinking aloud:)

vibhor said...

definetly thetime will come when we will be living in peace n love...
as it is said
"har raat ki subah hoti hai"

HP said...

@Illusionist,

Maybe the words point to a perfect world...

@Vibhor,

Haan, har raat ki subah to hoti hain ..
bas, yahin dua hain ki raat zyaada lambi naa ho jaaye...

Cheers,
HP

Prithi Shetty said...

Lovely one. But why the question mark ?