Rabindranath Tagore: Interpretation Of The Self

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Abstract: The paper contributes a study on the selected poems of Rabindranath Tagore on the ‘Introspective narration of the SELF’. Apart from tracing the theme in the poems the paper unites the ideas of the beginning of life, amalgamation of various creations with the oneness, and surrendering the self. With his variety of synthesizing the philosophies of eastern mysticism and western materialism, Tagore visualized the realization of self. The doctrine of ‘Advitha’ from the ‘Upanishads’ has dominated the poems with the view of separating the ‘body’ from the ‘soul’. The poetic vision baffled over the thoughts of the life. It is strongly believed that the Epistemological views of the poet leaves long lasting impressions on various approaches to realize the Self. Key Words: The doctrine of ADVITHA, Eastern Mysticism and Western Materialism, Oneness of God. Pious seer Rabindranath Tagore finds introspection into himself through his poems. Being a philosopher and theist all his poems carry a mark of religion and God. Tagore’s predominant acquaintance with the western scholars like Betrand Russel, Bergson, Gilbert Murray, Einstein and Yeats influenced Tagore to synthesize the ideas of both eastern and western philosophies. He firmly spread the concept of ‘Vasudaika kutumbam’, oneness of the universe. His poems preserved luster and received by post-Victorian thrust for truth and simplicity. Yeats’s admiration for ‘Gitanjali’ proves his acceptable versions on worship. He

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