Celebrating 150th Anniversary of Rabindranath Tagore (Photo credit: Cea.)
Udaasheen Indifferent by Rabindranath Tagore
Today I have given up everything , I no longer go after anyone;
I am not interested in anything
I fearlessly go after every opportunity,
I don’t think or keep in touch with anything;
If I am unable to go up
I am happy to stay down.
I go here and there,whatever I can get I take it;
I don’t use force to grab it.
Whatever I think I can’t keep I let it go immediately;
I don’t scold anyone, and no one scolds me;
Whatever thoughts I have at the bottom of my heart
I let it remain there,I avoid bringing it up.
Do not say, ‘It is morning,’ and dismiss it with a name of yesterday. See it for the first time as a newborn child that has no name. – Rabindranath Tagore (Photo credit: Tacos and turtles)
I have freedom now,I’m leaving my thoughts and running;
I quickly came into the play-house.
I refuse to take the burden of heart-break,
I’ll forget everything completely;
I’ll return the fetters to the owner
After a long time I’m able to pull myself together.
I did not appreciate the beautiful flowers of springtime;
I was busy collecting them.
I was a honey-bee only desirous of collecting,
I was thirsty for honey,I didn’t see the quality of the flower___
I only crushed the flower lazily
when I was completely involved with it.
I am moving around in far-off places,I’m interested in nothing,
This is why the universe is moving behind me.
I do not hold anyone in my grip,
I gave everyone an opportunity to blossom on their own;
When I gave up the hope of ever going up
I found all of them below me.