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“I savour the taste of freedom” – Tagore on individual exploration

My freedom lies not inpursuing detachment.Amidst a thousand fettersshall I savour the taste of freedomin delirious joy. In 2020 we celebrated the 100th anniversary of a visit to the Netherlands, one that was eagerly expected by many in September 1920 By Ludwig Pesch Believe me, my friend, my heart goes out to you but I am […]

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Beyond Nationalism: “My freedom lies not in pursuing detachment” – Rabindranath Tagore

In September 2020 Amsterdam remembers the 100th anniversary of Rabindranath Tagore’s visit. It did not just made a deep impression, it caused a sensation. 1 2020 also happens the year when Amsterdam celebrates the 75th anniversary of liberation from nazi-occupation 2 while confronting the legacy of collaboration among some sections of society including local authorities. […]

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“There is only one history – the history of man” – Rabindranath Tagore on national selfishness, which goes by the name of patriotism

Therefore I ask you to have the strength of faith and clarity of mind to know for certain that the lumbering structure of modern progress, riveted by the iron bolts of efficiency, which runs upon the wheels of ambition, cannot hold together for long. Collisions are certain to occur, for it has to travel upon […]

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Rabindranath Tagore on new creations: a fundamental human need

“It is not the distinctive quality of man to be a mere repetition of his ancestors. Animals cling to the nests of their effete habits; man expresses himself age after age in new creations.”  Rabindranath Tagore in 1931 Source: Tagore on Gandhi, New Delhi 2008, p. 31 More on fundamental human needs on wikipedia >> Human scale development […]