Sunday, March 18, 2007

So very little time and So much to do !

“It is said of one of the greatest poets of India, Rabindranath Tagore, that when he was dying, a friend came to him, a literary friend, a great critic. And he said, ‘You can die in deep contentment, because you have sung so many songs. Nobody ever before has sung so many.’

Rabindranath has written six thousand songs. The great English poet, Shelley, has written only two thousand. Rabindranath has written six thousand poems. And every poem is a marvel in itself, a beautiful diamond, unique.

The friend was right. He said, ‘You can die with deep contentment, fulfilled. You have sung so many songs. Not even a Kalidas, not even a Shelley, can compete with you.’ And when he was saying this, tears were flowing in Rabindranath’s eyes. He couldn't believe it. He said, ‘You and crying! Are you afraid of death? I could never believe that a man who has been singing his whole life that death is the great friend - afraid of death?’

Rabindranath said, ‘No, not afraid of death. Death is beautiful, as beautiful as life. I am weeping and crying because better and better songs were coming lately.’

‘Up to now I was just a child. Now a maturity was happening, and God was giving me more and more. The more I sang the more was flowing out of me. In fact, now the veena was ready and the time has come to leave. This is unjust. Now I was feeling ready to really sing!’” ~ Osho

I am thankful and indebted to dear Dolly for, through her i found this quote. ~keyur