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 lead forward by thee into ever-widening thought and action – Into that heaven of freedom, my Father, let my country awake.
By Rabindranath Tagore (from Rabindranath Tagore’s GITANJALI – A collection of prose translations made by the author from the original Bengali. First published in 1913 and in the public domain according to the Berne convention since January 1st 1992)
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Originally posted 2012-03-20 09:40:00. Republished by Blog Post Promoter