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Download Gitanjali by Rabindranath Tagore in English in pdf format for free

Poem Gitanjali by Rabindranath Tagore needs no introduction. If you wish to read Gitanjali in English in pdf format, then google books is providing it for free. You can download or read it online in book format. The book contains an introduction by W B Yeats.
Link - Gitanjali by Rabindranath Tagore in English in pdf – Download or read online
Below in an embedded version of the book.

Nimba Saptami - Nimb Saptami dedicated to Neem Tree

Nimba Saptami, also known as Nimb or Neemba, is dedicated to Neem Tree. It is observed on the seventh day during the Shukla Paksha (waxing phase) of Margashirsh month as per traditional Hindu calendar followed in North India. Nimba Saptami 2018 date is Decmeber 14. Nimba or Neemba is widely used in Hindu culture as a medicine.
Pujas are offered to Nimba tree on the day.
Such rituals in Hindu tradition are part of respecting nature and valuing each plant and animal in Nature.

The ritual is mainly observed on the day in North India. Neem Tree is of great significance in Hindu culture.
People chew the leaves of the tree on the day. It is bitter but is believed to be a treasure house of medicines.
Some people believe that observe the day is sort of a preparation to face the upcoming winter season.

Jiddu Krishnamurti on Meditation

Meditation is one of the greatest arts in life – perhaps the greatest, and one cannot possibly learn it from anybody. That is the beauty of it. It has no technique and therefore no authority. When you learn about yourself, watch yourself, watch the way you walk, how you eat, what you say, the gossip, the hate, the jealousy – if you are aware of all that in yourself, without any choice, that is part of meditation.
A meditative mind is silent. It is not the silence which thought can conceive of; it is not the silence of a still evening; it is the silence when thought – with all its images, its words and perceptions – has entirely ceased. This meditative mind is the religious mind – the religion that is not touched by the church, the temples or by chants.
The religious mind is the explosion of love. It is this love that known no separation. To it, far is near. It is not the one or the many, but rather that state of love in which all division ceases. Like beauty, it is not the measure of wo…