This Is My Prayer To Thee, My Lord- Strike, Strike at the root of Penury in my heart. Give me the strength lightly to bear my joys and sorrows.
Give me the strength to make my love fruitful in service. Give me the strength never to disown the poor or bend my knees before insolent might. Give me the strength to raise my mind high above daily trifles. And give me the strength to surrender my strength to thy will with love.
This Is The 36th Song Of Gitanjali A Nobel Prize-Winning Composition Of The Enlightened Poet, Rabindranath Tagore With Summary.
Rabindranath Tagore talks of spiritual strength and richness. He does not talk of any material poverty. He doesn’t want any spiritual weakness in his heart. He prays to God to drive away all spiritual weakness from his soul. He wants it to be removed from the very root of his heart. There should be no room for it in his life whatsoever. He wants such spiritual strength that will enable him to bear his joys and sorrows without any sort of complaining. That is why he wants God to strike at the root of penury in his heart. He prays for strength to bear his joys and sorrows easily, with equanimity.
Rabindranath Tagore wants to serve the people. He wants to serve the poor. He wants to be one with the poor. He does not want to disown them. He does not want to bow to the insolent behaviour of the rich. He does not want to bow to their strength. He does not want to be disturbed by the daily trifles of life. He wants to raise his mind above them. The poet wants to surrender himself completely to the will of God with all love. He prays to God to give him strength for all these things.