[PW] ? Tagore Quote (Quotation Query #752)

Shapiro, Fred fred.shapiro at yale.edu
Wed Oct 5 07:41:32 PDT 2016

The following quotation is often attributed to Rabindranath Tagore, without precise citation:

I slept and dreamt that life was joy.
I awoke and saw that life was service.
I acted -- and behold, service was joy.

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?

Fred Shapiro

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