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September 05 2012

Why Poetry Improves Meditation

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"I am like a remnant of a cloud of autumn, uselessly roaming in the sky. Oh, my sun, ever glorious."

The words of poet Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941) fall with velvety warmth from Deepak Chopra's lips. They seem perfectly crafted for this purpose, settling gently around the stillness of a meditator.

 

If you have seen recent episodes of The Chopra Well's show The Meditator, then you know what we're talking about. The show, which features daily guided meditations by Deepak and daughter, Mallika, has recently found inspiration in the work of Tagore, a mystical poet from Bangladesh. A prolific writer, Tagore published over 50 volumes of poetry, in addition to short stories, novels, musical dramas and more. He also drew, painted, and composed music, which makes him the quintessential polymath.

 

Here are a few things we find particularly interesting about Tagore:

 

  • He was the youngest of 13 children.
  • He began writing poetry at the age of 8, and secretly published his first volume at 16 under a pseudonym.
  • Tagore was the first non-European to win a Nobel Prize in literature
  • The British government knighted him in 1915 -- a title he later resigned in protest against the country's policies in India.
  • Between 1878 and 1932, Tagore visited five continents and over 30 countries. He was 71 by the time those travels were over.

 

 

 

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  • Why do you only refer to poets from the past? There are lots of good poets today too. Why not use their poetry in your meditation movies? THAT would be conscious evolution

    YourSoul // 2012-09-06 05:35:19 // //
  • I can`t find the words to explain, "I am like a cloud" with the poetry in meditation.

    Grace // 2012-09-10 17:39:15 // //

 

 

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  • Very informative. We will influence the enlightened.

    Wisdom // 2012-09-13 10:00:51 // //
  • I don`t think Tagore is from Bangladesh, is he?

    Sud // 2012-09-12 06:14:38 // //
  • Rabindranath Tagore is not from Bangladesh, he is a Indian and a bengali of Indian Origin, for your information out of many languages and cultures bengalies are one of the prominent community rooted in Eastern part of India called West Bengal. Like US has got 50 states similarly West Bengal is one of the main stated of India

    sdipta // 2012-09-11 05:40:19 // //
  • I can`t find the words to explain, "I am like a cloud" with the poetry in meditation.

    Grace // 2012-09-10 17:39:15 // //
  • Volg HOM x

    Santa Wolmarans Fidler // 2012-09-10 15:31:32 // //
  • wonderful thanks

    Lisa // 2012-09-08 19:49:20 // //
  • Why do you only refer to poets from the past? There are lots of good poets today too. Why not use their poetry in your meditation movies? THAT would be conscious evolution

    YourSoul // 2012-09-06 05:35:19 // //