Rabindranath Tagore was an Earth activist, as well as a spiritual and social activist. His poetry and plays, his songs and stories, his talks and teachings, his imagination and creativity were all underpinned by a vision to serve the Earth, lift the spirit and transform society. Tagore celebrated the beauty, integrity and generosity of life on Earth manifested in myriad forms. He went beyond art for art’s sake or art for self-expression – even beyond art for entertainment. He encouraged the idea of art for self-awakening and for the transformation of consciousness, for enlightening the soul, and ...


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