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  1. Written in the pinnacle of eloquence, Sadhana by Rabindranath Tagore relates a theory of a few points of the teaching of Jesus Christ and Gautama Buddha. This narrative touches many bases dealing with the virtue of man, greed, love and compassion. I found it at times both ambiguous and inspiring. It gave me a more perceptive look and understanding of Buddhism by pointing out a few subtle similarities and differences. I can imagine it could be very insightful and inspiring for some but I can guar [...]

  2. This book is exceptional, only draw back I have is, I won't be able to re-collect, re-iterate all of the stuffs mentioned in the book, as much as, I would have wanted to. I tend to forget things, and Tagore in this book explains loads of stuffs, some of them so deep, that I promise, I have forgotten them already, (reason being I am such a dumb guy).I was simply blown away by the first chapter. This book deserves a re-read, especially with notes and areas to apply and reminders.Cheers,

  3. One of the more comprehensible, and clear, (without compromising the beauty of the prose) expositions of Hindu/Brahmo philosophy which I've read.A lot of western people seem to be reading this in a confused manner, because they expect it to be a "religious" treatise in the tradition of Abrahamism. But its really not like that. Really what this book is about, is the relationship between the finite human and the infinite universe. How does one realize the wholeness of oneself and everything else? [...]

  4. This is one of those books whose every sentence you must read a few times over to immerse, enjoy and marvel at Tagore's depth and understanding of the universe.The flying fish I glimpsed above this immense school:--------------------------------* To live in perfect goodness is to realize one's life in the infinitive. * Our life remains a life of habits; the world still appears to us as machine, to be mastered where it is useful, to be guarded against where it is dangerous - and never to be known [...]

  5. The western civilization has been grappling with divisions of mind/matter, god/human,nature/ human and within our spieces. the wall built by civilized beings has been the source of control,subordination of the other. Wars,colonization,human trafficking, exploitation of poor,gender, brutal use of the 'resource', anxiety,alienation,drug use have been the signs of despair and doom from the quest to progress. Eastern thought, for instance Buddhism , Upanishad have long back solved this Dualism. The [...]

  6. 1.Безкраен ме създаде ти — такава бе волята ти. Толкоз пъти вече изцеждаш този крехък съд и с пресен живот го пълниш винаги. Пренесъл тръстиковата свирчица през хълми и долове, ти вдъхна в нея вечно нови песни. В безсмъртното докосване на дланите ти мъничкото ми сърце престъ [...]

  7. Sadhana was a quick read and felt a little bit like books I have read which are written by Rabbis in order to convince a Jew to be more religiously observant. Tagore discussed various aspects of his personal Hinduism making a compelling case for its relevance. As with other books about personal religious beliefs, he takes a pretty broad brush look at the philosophical and ethical components and uses a little of his own experience and scriptural verses from the Bhagavad Gita and Buddhist texts to [...]

  8. This book is so filled, It makes me recognize how empty to be./book/show/15 Sadhana by Rabindranath TagoreMy rating: 5 of 5 starsThis book is so filled, It makes me recognize how empty to be./book/show/15View all my reviewsThis is a book to continue reading It is never finished

  9. Very beautiful and deep. It didn't really solve the problem of evil for me, but I commend it for trying. I will admit, the book was a bit of a struggle to read at times because I would get bogged down in the flowery language and the meaning would flow right over my head. However, the poetic words sometimes went straight to my heart filling it with hope and meaning. This was one that I read with a pen in my hand liberally underlining with great relish.

  10. Divinely inspiring.Needs to be read and re-read.Tagore speaks of a flower as a message from God, to re-assure us that he is in touch with us and is concerned about us.Akin to Lord Rama's ring brought by Hanumanji to Sitaji to re-assure her when she was kept as a prisoner in Ravana's palace-gardens.

  11. Must readHe beautifully explains about consciousness, soul etc. Unless you are not acquainted with these terms you may not find this book appealing. But this book is truly worth reading and keeping.

  12. Beautiful compositions on how Tagore (and supposedly Hindus) saw the relationship between man and nature.

  13. priceless pearls of wisdom from a great bengali author, highly recommend this easy and enlightening read!

  14. Soul teachings for those closer to the realization of the true self, closer to shatter the borders of illusion, closer to experience the Identity. Such a joy for my spirit this book! Such a liberation to read, to listen to these insights, for they themselves offer Liberation from the words, liberation from the context of the self incarnated in the flesh; all these as I surrender this linear consciousness to the cathartic fire!Even though there are --only a coupIe of parts-- where I cannot align [...]

  15. Année 1945-1946Le premier chapitre de ce livre est le meilleur à notre avis : l’auteur y proteste très justement contre l’opposition artificielle que l’Occident prétend établir entre l’homme et la nature, opposition qui implique une négation de l’unité fondamentale de tout ce qui existe ; dans l’Inde, au contraire, « l’état où l’on a réalisé sa parenté avec le tout et pénétré en toutes choses par l’union avec Dieu (qui, comme il le dit ailleurs, n’a rien à vo [...]

  16. Probably I expected a lot from the author of Gitanjali (haven't read this yet) but was sorely disappointed. It turns out to be just OK. The book is a collection of discourses and writing of Tagore over a period of time.The first is on relation of individuals to the universe.The second is on soul consciousnessThe third on The Problem of EvilThe fourth on The Problem of SelfThe fifth on Realization in SelfThe sixth on Realization in ActionThe seventh on The Realization of BeautyThe eighth on The R [...]

  17. It is one of the best books to learn what exactly the seekers are looking for when they turn towards the infinite the prose is beautiful! A timeless book with a collection of Tagore's discourses - available on Librivox"True deliverance of man is the deliverance from ignorance. It is not in destroying anything that is positive and real, but that which is negative, which obstructs our vision of truth.”"Possession is a representation of what we have already attained. It symbolizes that which we h [...]

  18. A romantic, metaphor-filled, highly imaginative reflection on life by a renowned Indian poet and devotee of a dualistic school of thought. The author makes a laudable effort to unify various religious pathways through the use of wisdom in ancient sacred texts. What the work lacks in scientific rigor is more than compensated for with sentiment and intuition. The poet and Nobel laureate appeals, with eloquence and vigor, to the reader's feelings, to the extent of asserting that rational thought co [...]

  19. An excellent book with amazing illustrations. Sadhana, the realization of life, by Rabindranath Tagore - presents ideas that are very deep and thought-provoking. It's very hard for me to describe Sadhana. I found an ineffable joy reading this book. But one idea that is prevalent in the books I have recently read is that, the most important lesson that man can learn from his life is not that there is pain in this world, but that it depends upon him to turn it into good account, that it is possibl [...]

  20. I left my first, marked up paperback English copy of Tagore's treatise on spirituality and wisdom to three child siblings in Hyderabad, India: Bhavani, Manasa and Pavan. In my note to them I said I loved the book, which I began reading in USA and finished in India. I left the littlest girl, Manasa, a 3-D wriggly picture of the Ganesha murti from Siddhi Vinayak temple in Mumbai. I got to know this family a bit through their father, a watchman at the gated townhouse complex where I stayed for a co [...]

  21. To summarize this book in one sentence, it is worthy enough to call it as a "Wisdom Well". The author do not need any introduction so as his writings. In this particular book, R. Tagore has used some of his poetic wits and mixed it well with the teachings/sayings of ancient Indian scriptures and bring us into a world of pure wisdom. He has beautifully described the manifestation of God and the beauty of Godly nature with a perfect amalgamation of philosophy and spirituality. Sadhana = Philosophy [...]

  22. إن تاجور هو حكيم أو فيلسوف الهندوهذا الكتاب هو محاضراته التى سجلها طلابه بأقلاهمهم ثم ترجمت للإنجليزيةفى هذا الكتاب نتعرف عن كثب على البوذية الهنديةليس كشعائر بقدر ما هى تأملات وفلسفاتيصعد الكتاب إلى منطقة عالية فى الروحانياتيتحدث تاجو أن الحياة لا بد أن تعاش للحياةنعمل ب [...]

  23. Tagore explains the ancient Indian spiritual texts to a Western audience. He has a good understanding of traditional Western thought, and his comparisons and contrasts between the philosophies of the East and West are incredibly interesting. His critique of scientism is pretty brilliant, but especially interesting are his insights into the "infinite joy" and mastery of English prose. Of course, Tagore writes from a Hindu perspective but there is a startling amount of truth in this book. That alo [...]

  24. I found this very interesting. It did not convince me of the truth of the religion, but as a way of life it makes some sense. I do sometimes wonder about what the difference is, because there are people who will say that Buddhism is not a religion, it's a way of life. I think that argument is far more applicable to something like Taoism, but I don't really know enough about either to have a strong opinion (and I'm just as likely to tag works on Taoism as religion as not). I guess I'll just have [...]

  25. Most Impactful Non-Fiction Book I Read.“Sadhana – The Realization of Life” is a breathtaking collection of spiritual discourses given by Rabindranath Tagore to the boys in his school, in Bolpur, West Bengal. Compiled and translated by Tagore from his Bengali lectures, the book consists of eight essays, in which Tagore answers some of the most profound questions of life: Why did God create this world? Why would a Perfect Being, instead of remaining eternally concentrated in Himself, go thro [...]

  26. I got an email one day from LearnOutLoud. It had a link to an audiobook. I don’t know what inspired me to click on it since I receive emails from LearnOutLoud daily, but most of them remain unopened (yes, I’m guilty of self-induced information overload!). This could very well be a case of the right book coming to the right reader at the right time. And so began my relationship with Sadhana.To read more of this review, click here: uncustomarybookreview/.

  27. The eloquence and sheer beauty of the work as always was quintessential Tagore, seamless ough being an atheist , I found it difficult to reconcile with his emphasis on religion . To me the disillusionments wrought by religion weigh down over its scripted philosophies . Having said that , there being a subtle difference between spirituality and the worldly perception of religion , I would identify with his message of leading or atleast trying to lead a simple, pure and inspired way of life .

  28. This is a series of articles written by Rabindranath Tagore, he explains  the concepts of Upanishads and other Indian religious texts to Westerners. He delivered these lectures at Harvard university. Being an Indian we directly or indirectly follow many of these concepts in our daily lives without knowing the logic behind them like the important of doing one's duty.The lectures are different and will need repeated reads to fully grasp all their messages but it's worth the effort. A 5/5 read.

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