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Rabindranath Tagore’s Writings and Mysticism

Rabindranath Tagore had mystic experiences through his life especially in his creative work. The supreme stage of mystic experience expressed that. “ I am whom I love and he whom I love is I. We are two spirits dwelling in one body. If thou seest Him, and if thou seest him, thou seest us both.” Tagore was influenced by writings of Ram Mohan Roy, Rama Krishna Paramahamsa and Vivekanada.In his verses one can see the mystical words and lines very often. He attained that exaltation and freedom where the individual becomes free from self- consciousness. The poet's spirit unifies in God.

To poet Rabindranath Tagore "the touch of an infinite mystery passes over the trivial and the familiar making it break out into ineffable music. A breath of divine passion passes over the whole world making it pure and perfect. He feels a thrill passing through the air with the notes of the faraway song floating from the other shore. "He can never escape the divine presence, twist and turn as he will. The deep shadows of the rainy July and stormy nights suggest God’s presence. He is a mystic soul who can hear the voice of God in the tempest and see His hand in stilling of the nature.

By making the speech of the common people medium of his expression Rabindranath Tagore revolutionized and revitalized Bengali literature. His interests were truly universal and he sought to keep India’s windows open on the world. For his creativity, his breathe of vision and his zeal in championing man’s freedom from arbitrary restraints whether social, political or religious, Rabindranath Tagore stands unparalled in the Indian history.