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A remark once made by Ramana Maharshi reminded me of Tagore's extraordinary statement in his poem Vairagya. A pilgrim goes in quest of God after leaving home. The more he travels, the farther he goes from his house, the more he puts himself farther from the object of his pilgrimage. In the end, God cries, "Alas! Where is my worshipper going, forsaking me?"

-- Notebooks Category 15: The Orient > Chapter 2: India > # 452

-- Perspectives > Chapter 15: The Orient > # 24

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