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Sadhana  by Rabindranath Tagore
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A romantic, metaphor-filled, highly imaginative reflection on life by a renowned Indian poet and devotee of a dualistic school of thought. The author makes a laudable effort to unify various religious pathways through the use of wisdom in ancient sacred texts.

What the work lacks in scientific rigor is more than compensated for with sentiment and intuition. The poet and Nobel laureate appeals, with eloquence and vigor, to the reader's feelings, to the extent of asserting that rational thought comprises what ancients referred to as maya, or magical illusion. He relies therefore upon ancient wisdom, and his subjective consciousness , far more than natural, verifiable observations and inferences. An interesting read, nevertheless, for sentimental and imaginative enjoyment.
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