Go Not to The Temple

Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore

About The Author

Rabindranath Tagore, born Robindronath Thakur, 7 May 1861 – 7 August 1941; sobriquet Gurudev, Kobiguru, Biswakobi was a Bengali poet, writer, composer, philosopher, social reformer and painter. He reshaped Bengali literature and music, as well as Indian art with Contextual Modernism in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Author of the "profoundly sensitive, fresh and beautiful verse" of Gitanjali, he became in 1913 the first non-European as well as the first lyricist to win the Nobel Prize in Literature.

 

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Remember heart is the temple of living God, so do not hurt anyone as therein is SHRINE of IDOL.

Take care and be empathetic to the needy and not sympathetic as it is more than going to the temple. This only is the great pilgrimage. This only is the pilgrim’s sacred duty.

MITIGATION OF THE SUFFERINGS AND MISERIES OF OTHERS IS MORE THAN GOING TO TEMPLE. LORD HIMSELF SAYS THAT SERVE MY CREATION AS THAT ONLY IS MY WORSHIP. LORD SAYS THAT YOU CAN MAKE MY DARSHAN IN SELFLESS SERVICE. HE SAYS I RESIDE MOST IN THE HEARTS OF THE DOWN-TRODDEN AND THE SLUM-DWELLERS, SO SERVE THEM. GOD IS NOT IN THE TEMPLE. THIS ALL IS SHOW BUSINESS. WE ARE SIMPLY DECEIVING AND CHEATING THE SELF.


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Go Not to The Temple

by: Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore

Go not to the temple

To put flowers upon the feet of God

First fill your own house

With the fragrance of love and kindness

 

Go not to the temple

To light candles before the altar of God

First remove the darkness of sin,

Pride, and ego from your heart

 

Go not to the temple

To bow down your head in prayer

First learn to bow in humility

Before your fellowmen

And apologize to those you have wronged

 

Go not to the temple

To pray on bended knees

First bend down

To lift someone who is downtrodden

And strengthen the young ones

Not crush them

                             

Go not to the temple

To ask for the forgiveness for your sins

First forgive from your heart

Those who have hurt you

 

Go not to the temple

To put flowers

Go not to the temple

To light candles

Go not to the temple

To bow down your head

Go not to the temple to pray

Go not to the temple

To ask for the forgiveness

First remove the darkness

Of sin, pride, and ego

First learn to bow in humility

First bend down to lift someone      

First forgive from your heart

क्या होगा फूल चढ़ाने से
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'Ambar' Kharbanda

मंदिर जाने की मत सोचो,

क्या होगा मंदिर जाने से,

क्या होगा फूल चढ़ाने से,

क्या होगा शीश झुकाने से,

पहले तुम अपने घर को ही,

इक सुन्दर मंदिर कर लो,

प्रेम और करुणा के

सुन्दर भावों से इसको भर लो...

(पहले तुम अपने घर को ही, इक सुन्दर मंदिर कर लो)

 

दीप जलाने से मंदिर में

होगा कुछ भी लाभ नही,

पहले अपने मन-मंदिर से

अन्धकार को दूर करो,

अहंकार और पाप से तुम

पहले छुटकारा पाओ तो,           

और अपने इस जीवन में

तुम हर विकार को दूर करो...

(पहले अपने मन-मंदिर से अन्धकार को दूर करो)

 

मंदिर में देवों के आगे

झुकने से होगा भी क्या,

तुमने सीखा अगर नहीं है

अपनों के आगे झुकना,

जिनको तुमने थोड़ी-सी भी

चोट अगर पहुँचाई हो,

उनसे क्षमा माँगने में तुम,

पीछे कभी नहीं हटना..

  

जो मुश्किल में हैं घिरे हुए,

उनकी भी कुछ फ़िक्र करो

हाथ बढ़ा कर उन्हें उठाओ,

बढ़ कर उन्हें सहारा दो

क्षमा माँगने को पापों की

मंदिर में मत जाना तुम

जिनको तुमसे ठेस लगी हो,

उनका दर्द तुम्हारा हो...

(हाथ बढ़ा कर उन्हें उठाओ, बढ़ कर उन्हें सहारा दो)