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The Moon Shines In My Body By Kabir

The Moon Shines In My Body By Kabir

The Moon Shines In My Body The moon shines in my body, but my blind eyes cannot see it: The moon is within me, and so is the sun. The unstruck drum of Eternity is sounded within me; but my deaf ears cannot hear it. So long as man clamours for the ‘I’ and the ‘Mine’, his works... »

I Played Day And Night By Kabir

I Played Day And Night By Kabir

I Played Day And Night I played day and night with my comrades, and now I am greatly afraid. So high is my Lord’s palace, my heart trembles to mount its stairs: yet I must not be shy, if I would enjoy His love. My heart must cleave to my Lover; I must withdraw my veil, and meet Him with all my... »

Abode Of The Beloved By Kabir

Abode Of The Beloved By Kabir

Abode Of The Beloved Oh Companion That Abode Is Unmatched, Where My Complete Beloved Is. In that Place There Is No Happiness or Unhappiness, No Truth or Untruth Neither Sin Nor Virtue. There Is No Day or Night, No Moon or Sun, There Is Radiance Without Light. There Is No Knowledge or Meditation No R... »

Tell Me Brother By Kabir

Tell Me Brother By Kabir

Tell Me Brother Tell me, Brother, how can I renounce Maya? When I gave up the tying of ribbons, still I tied my garment about me: When I gave up tying my garment, still I covered my body in its folds. So, when I give up passion, I see that anger remains; And when I renounce anger, greed is with me s... »

Having Crossed The River By Kabir

Having Crossed The River By Kabir

Having Crossed The River Having crossed the river, where will you go, O friend? There’s no road to tread, No traveler ahead, Neither a beginning, nor an end. There’s no water, no boat, no boatman, no cord; No earth is there, no sky, no time, no bank, no ford. You have forgotten the Self ... »

To Thee Thou Hast Drawn My Love By Kabir

To Thee Thou Hast Drawn My Love By Kabir

To Thee Thou Hast Drawn My Love To Thee Thou hast drawn my love, O Fakir! I was sleeping in my own chamber, and Thou didst awaken me; striking me with Thy voice, O Fakir! I was drowning in the deeps of the ocean of this world, and Thou didst save me: upholding me with Thine arm, O Fakir! Only one wo... »

My Body And My Mind By Kabir

My Body And My Mind By Kabir

My Body And My Mind My body and my mind… My body and my mind are in depression because You are not with me. How much I love you and want you in my house! When I hear people describe me as your bride I look sideways ashamed, because I know that far inside us we have never met. Then what is this... »

The Middle Region Of The Sky By Kabir

The Middle Region Of The Sky By Kabir

The Middle Region Of The Sky The middle region of the sky, wherein the spirit dwelleth, is radiant with the music of light; There, where the pure and white music blossoms, my Lord takes His delight. In the wondrous effulgence of each hair of His body, t he brightness of millions of suns and of moons... »

I Laugh When I Hear That The Fish In The Water Is Thirsty By Kabir

I Laugh When I Hear That The Fish In The Water Is Thirsty By Kabir

I Laugh When I Hear That The Fish In The Water Is Thirsty I laugh when I hear that the fish in the water is thirsty You don’t grasp the fact that what is most alive of all is inside your own house. and so you walk from one holy city to the next with a confused look! Kabir will tell you the tru... »

Brother, I’ve Seen Some By Kabir

Brother, I’ve Seen Some By Kabir

Brother, I’Ve Seen Some Brother, I’ve seen some Astonishing sights: A lion keeping watch Over pasturing cows; A mother delivered After her son was; A guru prostrated Before his disciple; Fish spawning On treetops; A cat carrying away A dog; A gunny-sack Driving a bullock-cart; A buffalo ... »

Plucking Your Eyebrows By Kabir

Plucking Your Eyebrows By Kabir

Plucking Your Eyebrows Plucking your eyebrows, Putting on mascara, But will that help you To see things anew? The one who sees Is changed into The one who’s seen Only if one is Salt and the other Water. But you, says Kabir, Are a dead Lump of quartz. Hits: 0 »

Hang Up The Swing Of Love Today! By Kabir

Hang Up The Swing Of Love Today! By Kabir

Hang Up The Swing Of Love Today! Hang the body and the mind between the arms of the beloved, in the ecstasy of love’s joy: Bring the tearful streams of the rainy clouds to your eyes, and cover your heart with the shadow of darkness: Bring your face nearer to his ear, and speak of the deepest l... »

To What Shore Would You Cross By Kabir

To What Shore Would You Cross By Kabir

To What Shore Would You Cross To what shore would you cross, O my heart? there is no traveller before you, there is no road: Where is the movement, where is the rest, on that shore? There is no water; no boat, no boatman, is there; There is not so much as a rope to tow the boat, nor a man to draw it... »

Many Hoped By Kabir

Many Hoped By Kabir

Many Hoped Many hoped but no one found Hari’s heart. Where do the senses rest? Where do the Ram-chanters go? Where do the bright ones go? Corpses: all gone to the same place. Drunk on the juice of Ram’s bliss, Kabir says, I’ve said and I’ve said, I’m tired of saying. Hi... »

The Lord Is In Me By Kabir

The Lord Is In Me By Kabir

The Lord Is In Me The Lord is in me, and the Lord is in you, As life is hidden in every seed. So rubble your pride, my friend, And look for Him within you. When I sit in the heart of His world A million suns blaze with light, A burning blue sea spreads across the sky, Life’s turmoil falls quie... »

I Have Attained The Eternal Bliss By Kabir

I Have Attained The Eternal Bliss By Kabir

I Have Attained The Eternal Bliss I have attained the Eternal Bliss. There is no time for sorrow or pain, for now I enjoy singing His glory. The tree of His pleasure has neither root, nor seed, as revealed by the grace of the true Guru. Now there is effulgence of a million suns, my swan has dipped i... »

Are You Looking For Me By Kabir

Are You Looking For Me By Kabir

Are You Looking For Me Are you looking for me? I am in the next seat. My shoulder is against yours. you will not find me in the stupas, not in Indian shrine rooms, nor in synagogues, nor in cathedrals: not in masses, nor kirtans, not in legs winding around your own neck, nor in eating nothing but ve... »

Oh Sadhu This Is The Village Of The Dead By Kabir

Oh Sadhu This Is The Village Of The Dead By Kabir

Oh Sadhu This is the Village of the Dead The Saints Have Died, The God-Messengers Die The Life-Filled Yogis Die Too | The Kings Die, The Subjects Die The Healers and the Sick Die Too || The Moon Dies, The Sun Dies The Earth and Sky Die Too | Even the Caretakers of the Fourteen Worlds Die Why Hope Fo... »

Friend, Wake Up! Why Do You Go On Sleeping By Kabir

Friend, Wake Up! Why Do You Go On Sleeping By Kabir

Friend, Wake Up! Why Do You Go On Sleeping Friend, wake up! Why do you go on sleeping? The night is over— do you want to lose the day the same way? Other women who managed to get up early have already found an elephant or a jewel… so much was lost already while you slept… and that was so... »

To Be A Slave Of Intensity By Kabir

To Be A Slave Of Intensity By Kabir

To Be A Slave Of Intensity Friend, hope for the guest while you are alive. Jump into experience while you are alive! Think…and think…while you are alive. What you call ‘salvation’ belongs to the time before death. If you don’t break your ropes while you’re alive, ... »

Looking At The Grinding Stones – Dohas (Couplets) I By Kabir

Looking At The Grinding Stones – Dohas (Couplets) I By Kabir

Looking At The Grinding Stones – Dohas (Couplets) I Looking at the grinding stones, Kabir laments In the duel of wheels, nothing stays intact. searching for the wicked, met not a single one When searched myself, ‘I’ found the wicked one Tomorrows work do today, today’s work a... »

The Light Of The Sun By Kabir

The Light Of The Sun By Kabir

The Light Of The Sun THE light of the sun, the moon, and the stars shines bright: The melody of love swells forth, and the rhythm of love’s detachment beats the time. Day and night, the chorus of music fills the heavens; and Kabîr says ‘My Beloved One gleams like the lightning flash in t... »

I Have Been Thinking By Kabir

I Have Been Thinking By Kabir

I Have Been Thinking I have been thinking… I have been thinking of the difference between water I have been thinkingI have been thinkingand the waves on it. Rising, water’s still water, falling back, it is water, will you give me a hint how to tell them apart? Because someone has made up... »

Between The Poles Of The Conscious By Kabir

Between The Poles Of The Conscious By Kabir

Between The Poles Of The Conscious BETWEEN the poles of the conscious and the unconscious, there has the mind made a swing: Thereon hang all beings and all worlds, and that swing never ceases its sway. Millions of beings are there: the sun and the moon in their courses are there: Millions of ages pa... »

Oh Friend, I Love You, Think This Over By Kabir

Oh Friend, I Love You, Think This Over By Kabir

Oh Friend, I Love You, Think This Over Oh friend, I love you, think this over carefully! If you are in love, then why are you asleep? If you have found him, give yourself to him, take him. Why do you lose track of him again and again? If you are about to fall into heavy sleep anyway, why waste time ... »

Friend, Hope For The Guest While You Are Alive By Kabir

Friend, Hope For The Guest While You Are Alive By Kabir

Friend, Hope For The Guest While You Are Alive Friend, hope for the Guest while you are alive. Jump into experience while you are alive! Think… and think… while you are alive. What you call ‘salvation’ belongs to the time before death. If you don’t break your ropes whil... »

The Time Before Death By Kabir

The Time Before Death By Kabir

The Time Before Death Friend? hope for the Guest while you are alive. Jump into experience while you are alive! Think… and think… while you are alive. What you call ‘salvation’ belongs to the time before death. If you don’t break your ropes while you’re alive, do ... »

Lamps Burn In Every House By Kabir

Lamps Burn In Every House By Kabir

Lamps Burn In Every House Lamps burn in every house, O blind one! and you cannot see them. One day your eyes shall suddenly be opened, and you shall see: and the fetters of death will fall from you. There is nothing to say or to hear, there is nothing to do: it is he who is living, yet dead, who sha... »

The Last Flight By Kabir

The Last Flight By Kabir

The Last Flight Ud Jayega Huns Akela, Jug Darshan Ka Mela Jaise Paat Gire Taruvar Se, Milna Bahut Duhela Naa Jane Kidhar Girega, Lageya Pawan Ka Rela Jub Howe Umur Puri, Jab Chute Ga Hukum Huzuri Jum Ke Doot Bade Mazboot, Jum Se Pada Jhamela Das Kabir Har Ke Gun Gawe, Wah Har Ko Paran Pawe Guru Ki K... »

I Burst Into Laughter By Kabir

I Burst Into Laughter By Kabir

I Burst Into Laughter I burst into laughter whenever I hear that the fish is thirsty in water. Without the knowledge of Self people just wander to Mathura or to Kashi like the musk-deer unaware of the scent in his navel, goes on running forest to forest. In water is the lotus plant and the plant bea... »

Where Spring, The Lord Of The Seasons By Kabir

Where Spring, The Lord Of The Seasons By Kabir

Where Spring, The Lord Of The Seasons Where Spring, the lord of the seasons, reigneth, there the Unstruck Music sounds of itself, There the streams of light flow in all directions; Few are the men who can cross to that shore! There, where millions of Krishnas stand with hands folded, Where millions ... »

O Slave, Liberate Yourself By Kabir

O Slave, Liberate Yourself By Kabir

O Slave, Liberate Yourself O Slave, liberate yourself. Where are you, and where’s your home, find it in your lifetime, man. If you fail to wake up now, you’ll be helpless when the end comes. Says Kabir, listen, O wise one, the siege of Death is hard to withstand. Hits: 0 »

The Word By Kabir

The Word By Kabir

The Word Find the word, understand the word, Depend on the word; The word is heaven and space, the word the earth, The word the universe. The word is in our ears, the word is on our tongues, The word the idol. The word is the holy book, the word is harmony, The word is music. The word is magic, the ... »

Knowing Nothing Shuts The Iron Gates By Kabir

Knowing Nothing Shuts The Iron Gates By Kabir

Knowing Nothing Shuts The Iron Gates Knowing nothing shuts the iron gates; the new love opens them. The sound of the gates opening wakes the beautiful woman asleep. Kabir says: Fantastic! Don’t let a chance like this go by! Hits: 0 »

The Guest Is Inside You, And Also Inside Me By Kabir

The Guest Is Inside You, And Also Inside Me By Kabir

The Guest Is Inside You, And Also Inside Me The Guest is inside you, and also inside me; you know the sprout is hidden inside the seed. We are all struggling; none of us has gone far. Let your arrogance go, and look around inside. The blue sky opens out further and farther, the daily sense of failur... »

How Humble Is God By Kabir

How Humble Is God By Kabir

How Humble Is God God is the tree in the forests that allows itself to die and will not defend itself in front of those with the ax, not wanting to cause them shame. And God is the earth that will allow itself to be deformed by man’s tools, but He cries; yes, God cries, but only in front of Hi... »

Where Do You Search Me By Kabir

Where Do You Search Me By Kabir

Where Do You Search Me Moko Kahan Dhundhere Bande Mein To Tere Paas Mein Na Teerath Mein, Na Moorat Mein Na Ekant Niwas Mein Na Mandir Mein, Na Masjid Mein Na Kabe Kailas Mein Mein To Tere Paas Mein Bande Mein To Tere Paas Mein Na Mein Jap Mein, Na Mein Tap Mein Na Mein Barat Upaas Mein Na Mein Kiri... »

O Servant Where Dost Thou Seek Me By Kabir

O Servant Where Dost Thou Seek Me By Kabir

O Servant Where Dost Thou Seek Me O servant, where dost thou seek Me? O servant, where dost thou seek Me? Lo! I am beside thee. I am neither in temple nor in mosque: I am neither in Kaaba nor in Kailash: Neither am I in rites and ceremonies, nor in Yoga and renunciation. If thou art a true seeker, t... »

The Swan Flies Away By Kabir

The Swan Flies Away By Kabir

The Swan Flies Away The Swan Will Fly Away All Alone, Spectacle of the World Will Be a Mere Fair As the Leaf Falls from the Tree Is Difficult to Find Who Knows Where it Will Fall Once it is Struck with a Gust Of Wind When Life Span is Complete Then Listening to Orders, Following Others, Will Be Over... »

It Is Needless To Ask Of A Saint By Kabir

It Is Needless To Ask Of A Saint By Kabir

It Is Needless To Ask Of A Saint It is needless to ask of a saint the caste to which he belongs; For the priest, the warrior. the tradesman, and all the thirty-six castes, alike are seeking for God. It is but folly to ask what the caste of a saint may be; The barber has sought God, the washerwoman, ... »

The Dropp And The Sea By Kabir

The Dropp And The Sea By Kabir

The Dropp And The Sea I went looking for Him And lost myself; The dropp merged with the Sea – Who can find it now? Looking and looking for Him I lost myself; The Sea merged with the dropp – Who can find it now? Hits: 0 »

How Do You By Kabir

How Do You By Kabir

How Do You How do you, Asks the chief of police, Patrol a city Where the butcher shops Are guarded by vultures; Where bulls get pregnant, Cows are barren, And calves give milk Three times a day; Where mice are boatmen And tomcats the boats They row; Where frogs keep snakes As watchdogs, And jackals ... »

When You Were Born In This World – Dohas Ii By Kabir

When You Were Born In This World – Dohas Ii By Kabir

When You Were Born In This World – Dohas Ii When you were born in this world Everyone laughed while you cried Conduct NOT yourself in manner such That they laugh when you are gone Kabir’s mind got cleansed like the holy Ganges water Now everyone follows, saying Kabir Kabir Guru the washe... »

O My Heart! The Supreme Spirit By Kabir

O My Heart! The Supreme Spirit By Kabir

O My Heart! The Supreme Spirit O MY heart! the Supreme Spirit, the great Master, is near you: wake, oh wake! Run to the feet of your Beloved: for your Lord stands near to your head. You have slept for unnumbered ages; this morning will you not wake? Hits: 0 »

The Spiritual Athlete Often Changes The Color Of His Clothes By Kabir

The Spiritual Athlete Often Changes The Color Of His Clothes By Kabir

The Spiritual Athlete Often Changes The Color Of His Clothes The spiritual athlete often changes the color of his clothes, and his mind remains gray and loveless. He sits inside a shrine room all day, so that the Guest has to go outdoors and praise the rocks. Or he drills holes in his ears, his hair... »

Illusion And Reality By Kabir

Illusion And Reality By Kabir

Illusion And Reality What is seen is not the Truth What is cannot be said Trust comes not without seeing Nor understanding without words The wise comprehends with knowledge To the ignorant it is but a wonder Some worship the formless God Some worship His various forms In what way He is beyond these ... »

The Bride-Soul By Kabir

The Bride-Soul By Kabir

The Bride-Soul When will that day dawn, Mother; When the One I took birth for Holds me to His heart with deathless love? I long for the bliss of divine union. I long to lose my body, mind, and soul And become one with my husband. When will that day dawn, Mother? Husband, fulfil now the longing I hav... »

Hope For Him By Kabir

Hope For Him By Kabir

Hope For Him O friend! hope for Him whilst you live, know whilst you live, understand whilst you live: for in life deliverance abides. If your bonds be not broken whilst living, what hope of deliverance in death? It is but an empty dream, that the soul shall have union with Him because it has passed... »

When The Day Came By Kabir

When The Day Came By Kabir

When The Day Came When the Day came – The Day I had lived and died for – The Day that is not in any calendar – Clouds heavy with love Showered me with wild abundance. Inside me, my soul was drenched. Around me, even the desert grew green. Hits: 0 »

O Lord Increate, Who Will Serve Thee By Kabir

O Lord Increate, Who Will Serve Thee By Kabir

O Lord Increate, Who Will Serve Thee O lord Increate, who will serve Thee? Every votary offers his worship to the God of his own creation: each day he receives service- None seek Him, the Perfect: Brahma, the Indivisible Lord. They believe in ten Avatars; but no Avatar can be the Infinite Spirit, fo... »

There’s A Moon Inside My Body By Kabir

There’s A Moon Inside My Body By Kabir

There’s A Moon Inside My Body THE moon shines in my body, but my blind eyes cannot see it: The moon is within me, and so is the sun. The unstruck drum of Eternity is sounded within me; but my deaf ears cannot hear it. So long as man clamours for the I and the Mine, his works are as naught: Whe... »

I Won’t Come By Kabir

I Won’t Come By Kabir

I Won’t Come I won’t come I won’t go I won’t live I won’t die I’ll keep uttering The name And lose myself In it I’m bowl And I’m platter I’m man And I’m woman I’m grapefruit And I’m sweet lime I’m Hindu And I’m Muslim I’m fish And I’m net I’m fisherman And I’m time I’m nothing Says Kabir I’m not amo... »

The Bhakti Path By Kabir

The Bhakti Path By Kabir

The Bhakti Path The bhakti path winds in a delicate way. On this path there is no asking and no not asking. The ego simply disappears the moment you touch him. The joy of looking for him is so immense that you just dive in, and coast around like a fish in the water. If anyone needs a head, the lover... »

Hey Brother, Why Do You Want Me To Talk By Kabir

Hey Brother, Why Do You Want Me To Talk By Kabir

Hey Brother, Why Do You Want Me To Talk Hey brother, why do you want me to talk? Talk and talk and the real things get lost. Talk and talk and things get out of hand. Why not stop talking and think? If you meet someone good, listen a little, speak; If you meet someone bad, clench up like a fist. Tal... »

Within This Earthen Vessel By Kabir

Within This Earthen Vessel By Kabir

Within This Earthen Vessel WITHIN this earthen vessel are bowers and groves, and within it is the Creator: Within this vessel are the seven oceans and the unnumbered stars. The touchstone and the jewel-appraiser are within; and within this vessel the Eternal soundeth, and the spring wells up. Kabîr ... »

O How May I Ever Express That Secret Word By Kabir

O How May I Ever Express That Secret Word By Kabir

O How May I Ever Express That Secret Word O How may I ever express that secret word? O how can I say He is not like this, and He is like that? If I say that He is within me, the universe is ashamed: If I say that He is without me, it is falsehood. He makes the inner and the outer worlds to be indivi... »

The Self Forgets Itself By Kabir

The Self Forgets Itself By Kabir

The Self Forgets Itself The self forgets itself as a frantic dog in a glass temple barks himself to death; as a lion, seeing a form in the well, leaps on the image; as a rutting elephant sticks his tusk in a crystal boulder. The monkey has his fistful of sweets and won’t let go. So from house ... »

I Talk To My Inner Lover, And I Say, Why Such Rush By Kabir

I Talk To My Inner Lover, And I Say, Why Such Rush By Kabir

I Talk To My Inner Lover, And I Say, Why Such Rush I talk to my inner lover, and I say, why such rush? We sense that there is some sort of spirit that loves birds and animals and the ants— perhaps the same one who gave a radiance to you in your mother’s womb. Is it logical you would be walking... »

Do Not Go To The Garden Of Flowers By Kabir

Do Not Go To The Garden Of Flowers By Kabir

Do Not Go To The Garden Of Flowers Do not go to the garden of flowers! Do not go to the garden of flowers! O Friend! go not there; In your body is the garden of flowers. Take your seat on the thousand petals of the lotus, and there gaze on the Infinite Beauty. Hits: 0 »

Tentacles Of Time By Kabir

Tentacles Of Time By Kabir

Tentacles Of Time Sadho Ye Murdon Ka Gaon Peer Mare, Pygambar Mari Hain Mari Hain Zinda Jogi Raja Mari Hain, Parja Mari Hain Mari Hain Baid Aur Rogi Chanda Mari Hain, Suraj Mari Hain Mari Hain Dharni Akasa Chaudan Bhuvan Ke Chaudhry Mari Hain In Hun Ki Ka Asa Nauhun Mari Hain, Dus Hun Mari Hain Mari... »

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