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This issue features "Universal Values for the World Conscience" by Shelley Brown

Vedanta Glossary
of Sanskrit and Bengali words, with guide to English pronunciation

by Rabindranath Tagore,
introduction by Evelyn Underhill

Indian Paperback
114 pages
ISBN 81-7167-629-4
Rupa & Co.

POEMS OF KABIR is a selection from the songs of "one of the most interesting personalities in the history of Indian mysticism," as Evelyn Underhill writes in her Introduction. The poet was born in Benares into a Muslim family in the mid-fifteenth century. As a youth, Kabir became a disciple of Ramananda, a celebrated Hindu ascetic, who taught him a mystical religion of love based on the Hindu God, Vishnu, but was also influenced by the Persian mystics and dreamt of reconciling various religious streams into a harmonious whole. It was Kabir's poems that fused them into one and made an immortal appeal to the heart with their vision of universal love.
RABINDRANATH TAGORE (1861-1941) was praised as an artistic and spiritual genius in Bengal and throughout India during his incredibly prolific literary career. He won worldwide acclaim for his innovative ideas on culture, education, religion, and aesthetics, and was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for literature in 1913. Tagore's translation of the poems of Kabir were published in London the following years.





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