[Ads-l] Tagore Quote

Jim Parish jparish at SIUE.EDU
Wed Oct 5 11:01:16 EDT 2016


It looks to me like one of the short poems in the collection 
_Fireflies_. I don't have time to look in my copy just now, but that's 
where I would check first.

Jim Parish

On 10/5/2016 9:42 AM, Shapiro, Fred wrote:
> The following quotation is often attributed to Rabindranath Tagore, without precise citation:
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> I slept and dreamt that life was joy.
> I awoke and saw that life was service.
> I acted -- and behold, service was joy.
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> Can anyone help me to trace this quote to an actual source in Tagore's writings, or at least to early mentions of it in secondary sources?
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> Fred Shapiro
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