Where the Mind is Without Fear…


“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 the 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.”


– Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore (7 May 1861 – 7 August 1941), Poet, Writer, Author of several works including Gitanjali (Song Offerings) from which the above verse is reproduced, Outstanding creative artist of modern Indian subcontinent, Founder of Visva-Bharati University, Santiniketan, West Bengal, India, Recipient of 1913 Nobel Prize in Literature (Photo Source: The Hindu)

* Today we celebrate Gurudev’s 154th Birth Anniversary…


3 thoughts on “Where the Mind is Without Fear…

  1. For petty interest our dharam gurus have created fear in the people. Now there are no values are left in the people. Only the money is playing the big role. Pro. Dua your thoughts are really great. Thank for the knowledge posted by you.

  2. One of my favourite poems. I remember reciting it in school as a part of some recital competition. I think I got so overwhelmed while reciting it that I got goosebumps and moist eyes. 🙂

    • Mine too…This is how Gurudev envisioned Mother India…Thanks Archana for visiting my blog and liking so many posts…Look forward to many more visits…

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