//Come, let us build another temple!

Come, let us build another temple!

Is this a coincidence that exactly 120 years ago, on this very day, 5th August, (20th of Shravan, 1307 as per Bengali Calendar) Rabindranath Tagore wrote a poem “Deeno Daan”? It was also about a temple. It is a dialogue between the King who built a magnificent temple, and the saint who declared that there was no god in the temple. “Who could not provide shelter to his own homeless subjects, does he really fancy of giving me a home? Your mundane temple is as hollow. It’s just a bubble of wealth and pride.” Divinity concurred with the saint.

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The author is the former Provincial of Calcutta Province and former President of the Jesuit Conference of South Asia (POSA).