A selection of Indian / Hindu poets.
The spiritual tradition of Hinduism has produced a rich legacy of poets. These poets have sought to express the sentiments and experiences of their spirituality. One branch of Hinduism stresses the impersonal aspect of God, suggesting the world is an illusion. Thus the poetry of a poet like Shankaracharaya contains a striking message:
“No birth, no death, no caste have I;
Father, mother, have I none.
I am He, I am He, Blessed spirit, I am He!”
However many poets of the Vaishnava tradition take a different approach based on the Bhakti tradition of divine love. The great Bhakti poets such as Ramprasad and Mirabai are able to express through poetry a glimpse into their Divine Romance.
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- A Tribute To Hinduism– Excellent resource on Hinduism with many detailed and referenced pages.