Sadhana was first published in 1913. It contains eight essays and was written during Tagore’s six-month stay in the USA in 1912-1913.
Tagore hoped that through the essays in Sadhana, ‘western readers will have an opportunity of coming into touch with the ancient spirit of India as revealed in our sacred texts and manifested in the life of today.’
Tagore used some of the translations (done by Satish Chandra Ray and Ajit Kumar Chakravarti) of passages from his discourses in Bengali, given to the students of Santiniketan. The Sixth lecture, Realization in Action, is translated by Surendranath Tagore from Karmayog.
1 The Relation of the Individual to the Universe
2 Soul Consciousness
3 The Problem of Evil
4 The Problem of Self
5 Realization in Love
6 Realization in Action
7 The Realization of Beauty
8 The Realization of the Infinite
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