One day while I stood watching at early dawn the sun sending out its rays from behind the trees, I suddenly felt as if some ancient mist had in a moment lifted from my sight… The invisible screen of the common place was removed from all things and all men, and their ultimate significance was intensified in my mind; and this is the definition of beauty. That which was memorable in this experience was its human message, the sudden expansion of my consciousness in the super-personal world of man.

The full text of the lectures, titled the Religion of Man, is available at this link.

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2 Responses to “Tagore’s philosophy of humanity: The Hibbert Lectures, Oxford University (1930)”

  1. Swapna Chakraborty says:

    Tagore has given us more inspiration to live and enjoy and feel nature through his music literature and stories that will evolve for centuries

  2. Anwiksha Ghosh says:

    I loved the website.. can we please have more updates added to it about Rabindranath Thakur.

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