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Sab jag jalata dekhiya, apanee-apanee aag. I was searching for help, for love, someone where I could be myself being with him. But I couldn’t find anyone. Everyone here is going through his or her own hell. All are troubled by either way. How can someone find peace and happiness here? Some saints say we are actually seeking intimacy or love, which is our true nature, because at the core we are ONE, one consciousness in so many expressions! When we tend to create our own world of desires and thoughts, a thin layer covers our being, we feel separated from the ONE and miss and seek this intimacy in so many forms-wealth, name, fame or relations!! Had Kabir also searched an intimacy and couldn’t find?? The interesting thing is the more love grows within us, the more people feel intimate to us, and that is the reason people feel ultimate intimacy and bliss in the company of Saints!! Dil kaa maraham na mila, jo milaa so garajee. Kah kabir asmaan phate, kyokar seewe darajee. I couldn’t find the ointment to heal the wounds of my heart. Who so ever I met, are selfobsessed, and are no good for others. Kabir says – when the sky is torn, which tailor is capable to stitch it? So worse is the condition of Kabir, and he is not able to find a healer!! I assume here Kabir is referring about his restlessness for realization and search for a true Guru. 2. Kabir speaks about the human body and its components............... Jheenee- jheenee beenee chadariyaa. Kaahe ke taanaa, kaahe ke bharani, kaun taar se beenee chadariya. Ingala-pingala taanaa bharanee, sushaman taar se beenee chadariyaa. Aath kawal das charakha dole, paanch tatva gun teenee chadariyaa. Saai ko siyat maas das laage, Thok-Thok ke beenee chadaryaa. So chadar sur-nar muni oDhee, oDh ke mailee keenee chadariyaa. Das Kabir jatan se odhee, jyo ki tyo dhar deenee chadariyaa. This body is nothing but clothing on the soul, as scriptures state it. In Bhagwadgita it is said that as we drop one old cloth and wear a new one, so our soul drops its body when it gets too old and torn and gets a new one. But what this cloth is made of? Kabir says this cloth (chadar, shawl) is made by thin linings. What are the Tana and Bana and which thread is used to weave this cloth? Ingala ( one nadi of three main nadees) and Pingala are like taana and baana( linings of weaver’s tool on which he weaves cloths) and Sushmana thread is used to weave it. In this cloth, there are eight lotuses flowering (there is eighth lotus in Sant Mat – Surati Kawal), and ten doors ( charkha, exit organs of body), five elements( earth, water,air, fire and ether) and three gunas( SAT, RAJ and TAM). My
Lord weaved this great cloth in ten months (pregnancy period of human being). He made it with great love and care. All deities, humans and monks wore this cloth and made it dirty. Blessed is Kabir who wore it with great care and put it down as pure as it was given to him by Lord. This clothing is not only this physical body but all layers of the soul. We get our body dirty and wash it with soap and water, but what about the filth of mind and heart?? We should keep cleaning them as well by doing meditation and devotion to Lord, so we could submit this soul as pure as he has made it. Dash dware kaa pinjaraa, taame panchhe paun. Rahibe ko acharaj hai, jaaye to acharaj kaun. This cage has ten doors (ten exit organs of body), and encaged bird (soul) is just like air. It is strange that it still remains in this cage; no wonder if it leaves it and flies away. Mori chunaree me pari gayo daag piyaa. Panch tatt kee bane chunariya, sorah sai band mora laage jiyaa. Ye chunaree more maike te aai, sasure me manwaa khoy diyaa. Mali mali dhoyi, daag na chute, gyaan ko saabun laaye piyaa. Kahe Kabeer daag tab chhutihe, jab sahib apanaay liyaa. Oh my dear beloved!! I got my chunri dirty with spots. This chunari is made of five elements (earth, air, water, fire and ether), and there are sixteen designs on it( five sense organs, five work organs, three gunas, mind, ego, and prana - vital life energy). I got this chunari from my parents – and my mind got it lost at my in-laws house!! Now I try hard to wash it, but the spots are not washed away. O my dear beloved, please give me the soap of knowledge so I could get it washed. Kabir says – nothing will work on it, only when Sahib (Lord) hugs you and takes you by his side, only then all your filth and spots will be cleansed. Our Mayaka or Naihar(parents’ home, though sometimes Kabir takes it in opposite meaning, e.g. Naihar indicates this world) as Kabir calls it -is true home of the soul and in-laws house is this illusionary world where we get engaged so many wrong deeds. Our chunri or shawl is the layers of body on our soul which gets dirty here, how will we be able to meet our Lord? Only by applying knowledge we can make it clean, and Lord’s grace will help cleaning it. 3. Kabir on death scenes...................... HaaD jale jyo laakadee, kes jale jyu ghaas. Sab tan jalata dekhakar, bhaya Kabir udaas. The undeniable reality in this world is that who ever is born, will die one day and the greatest fear in this world is the fear of unknown- death. We feel this sorrow when we see someone dear leaving this world, and we feel this fear for ourselves as well. But our whole effort goes not to face, encounter and defeat this fear, but to escape away from this
reality as soon and as often we can. Only way to defeat this fear is to face it and then try to find a way to get out of it. We need to keep in mind this ultimate truth – the death. Kabir has said this sad truth so many times. He says – I saw the bones burning like wood, and hairs burning like gross. I saw the whole body burning in this way, I became very sad. Panee kera budbuda, as manus ki jaat. Dekhat hi chhup jaayega, jyu tare parbhaat. This human race (and this world as well) is nothing but like a bubble on the surface of the sea, it will vanish in little time like stars vanish when dawn falls. So short is this humans life and earth’s as well. Kabir yah jag kuchh nahee, khin khaara khin meeTh. Kaalh jo baitha mandape, aaj masaane deeTh. This world is nothing; it is so suffering and painful, one moment is so sweet and another moment it is just bitter. Whom I saw under Mandap (Mandap – rectangle structure under which marriage ceremony is performed – under Mandap means getting married) yesterday, is lying in funeral today (yesterday he was enjoying his greatest joy, today he is dead). Aaaye hai to jaayenge, raja rank phakeer. Ek sinhaasan chadi chale, ek bandhe janjeer. Who ever has come here, has to leave one day, doesn’t matter he or she is a beggar, a poor or a King. At the time of final journey, everyone goes on the same cot tied by the same chain ( rope used to tie the dead body). Ek din aisaa hoyega, kou kaahu kaa naahi. Ghar kee naaree ko kahe, tan kee naaree jaahi. Dear why do you forget the death? It is unavoidable, accept it. The day will come when Nadee of your body will leave you, what to say about Nadee( woman/wife) at your home? No one will go with you, not even your breaths (so try to be un-attached in this world and attach your soul to your Lord). Kabir jantra na baajai, TuTi gayae sab taar. Jantra bichara kya kare, gayaa bajaawanhaar. Now this instrument doesn’t play a bit. All wires are broken, it is now of no use. What will this instrument do when the player has left it alone? This instrument is body and the player is the soul, when death ceases life and soul leaves the body, it is useless. Kabir kaahe garabiyo, Kaal gahe kar kesh. Naa jaane kahn maarisee, ke ghar ke pardes.
Like a deer falls in a net.. door parenge jay. Mind keeps full control over it and makes it running from one desire to another thus never lets it be free.. more it gets tied. lai gayi pawan udaay. so clever to escape out from the web of this world? This is the web of illusion (MAYA).Kabir says what you are being so proud of? Time (Kaal) is standing nearby to grab your head by hairs in his hand... when it will get destroyed by death. Jyo jyo surajhi bhajyo chahe. he used to feel for others like his own. tries hard to get out of it. raakhe apane saath. Do HIS simaran as you take breathes.. aur jatan kachhu naah... so has this soul become with its mind. Kabir wept when he saw the grinder running. So are we souls. Dui paaTan ke beech me..... Who is so strong. 6. 4... aisaa jeev man ke saath.. Nana naach nachaay kar.. You never know where he will get you killed – in your house or in foreign land.. sorrow and happiness... Two stones of grinder are assumed as Kal and Maya or the earth and sky.. binas jaat chhan maanh. This body is unreliable. Kyaa bharosa deh ka.... Ko chhutyo ihi jaal pari.. it flies far away.. and gets trapped more .. no one knows when it will cheat you.. saabut bachaa n koy. Abake bichhaDe kab milenge.... Nothing could escape from this grinder. don’t keep thoughts of anything else. tyo tyo arujhat jay. Tricks of the mind. but more he tries to untie its knots..... the two stones grind everything into pieces.... Spider’s Net. death takes us apart from all dear ones and we never return to them (always speak sweet and wear loving attitude). he often speaks about the trouble and pain souls get in this world... When a leaf breaks off from a branch.. Saans-saans sumiran karo. Like a Monkey performs so many acts by the order of his master. diya kabira roy.. Bajigar kaa bandara. no one is able to cut its threads. kat kurang akulay. doesn’t come back to the tree. Kabir was so loving and full of compassion. Patta TooTa daar se. So even being enlightened. Chalti chaaki dekhke.
you keep working and guarding your business and relations that one day they will give you happiness and satisfaction.densely so is the net of this MAYA. Kabir yah sansaar hai. richness and grandeur. Why do you wander so ignorant? Why do you waste your time in sleeping (sleeping is used here in both sense. You will not be visiting this state. Teerath-brat besaans. like a thieve stands silent in darkness (waiting to get a chance). no tap(couldn’t find exact word in English – similar to haThyoga or giving trouble to body in hope to find GOD) seems to work out. Beat your drum for ten days (very short period). JhooThe sukh ko sukh kahe. Din das ke byohaar me. Kabir naubat aapanee. so are these ceremonies. but when time comes. No jaap. tau jag chalyaa niraash. jaisaa semal phool. but when this flower gets fully flourished. Yah pur paaTan yah galee. din das lehu bajaay. Kabir gaaphil kyo phire. they start going their own way leaving you alone and disappointed. kyu sotaa ghanaghor. Like a parrot keeps looking and waiting for this flower. It doesn’t know this world is only snacks of Kaal. This world enjoys in false things and becomes happy. Going to holy places. some are in his mouth and some are on lap (he will eat it soon!!!) Neend nishanee maut kee. all seem worthless to me. jhooThe rang na bhool This world is like flower of Semal(red and very attractive flower). Khalak chabenaa kaal ka.sleeping physically and sleeping spiritually – not in awaken state of consciousness)? Yam (deity of death) is standing near your bed. Find your true happiness. . the fruits are broken and cotton is spread away. Don’t get misled by it. bahuri na dekhe aay. jyu andhiyaare chor. Tere siraane jam kharaa. play this drama of name and fame. leaving the parrot disappointed. this kingdom and this street again (so it is better to make best use of it). which is attractive for few days. at last we will have to be disappointed (GOD can’t be realized in this way). maanat hai man mod. Suwe semal seviya. Uth kabiraa jaag. power and kingdom (Naubat – kind of drum which was used to announce new rules of King in his whole kingdom). doing fasting is useless. Wake and save yourself from being slave at Yam’s hand. kachhu mukh me kachhu god. Like the parrot keeps looking on Semal flower in hope to get sweet fruit. Jap-tap deesai thotharaa. don’t go for this illusion. So is this world. thinking that one day it will bear sweet fruit.
it does unfaithfulness to GOD. mari mari gaya shareer. Gyanee bhugate gyan kari. Kagad kero naav dee. Boye ped babool ka. kahan na dei Raam. so you will be immortal. Why you are regretting it now? You saw seed of acacia (one tree with thorns only). pankh rahe lipataay. panch kusangi sang. Makhee gud me gari rahe. The bee went to taste the sweetmeat. And our bad thoughts don’t let us do simaran. All pains and sufferings are kind of the punishment of taking this body. When you were doing all wrong deeds then you never thought about it. got stuck in worldly pleasures. still we are not able to control our mind. moorakh bhugate roy. Kabir says. O Kabir! Wake and stand up. so shall you reap. Deh dhare ko danD hai. So is the soul. The wise person bears this punishment knowingly and wisely. Asha trishna na mui. hari su kare haraam. Kabir maya papinee. Kabir says. ab kari kyu pachhtaay. they are still alive to keep us engaged in this illusionary world. and got trapped in greed. this illusion (Maya) is great sinner. Kabir says this world is full of great problems. our body died so many times. how will I cross this river (bhavsaagarworld of illusion)? Here is the boat made by paper (body so vulnerable and easily .We have gone through so many incarnations. Hath male aur sir dhune. Karata tha to kyu raha.Aur rasaayan chhaDi ke. laalach buri balaay. naam rasaayan laag. Our hope and desires didn’t die. sab kahoo ko hoy. Kahe kabeer kaise phirun. yo kahi gyaa kabeer. neither we are able to defeat this illusion. how will you get mango fruits from it? What you saw. Now it is stuck in the sweetmeat and is unable to fly. Mukh kadiyaalee kumati ki. Now it regrets that greed is the cause of great danger. Sleeping is the sign of death. amua kaha se paay. panee kera gang. and ignorant ones keep crying. Leave all other medicines /drugs and take the drug of Naam. now it is unable to fly in infinite which is its true nature. Maya mui na man muaa.
people are like ghosts and not a living being). but it is not certain that it will remain so high. Manuaa to panchhi bhaya udke chalaa akaash.. ban-ban baas na ley. and who don’t do simaran of Ram. Those people who have hearts empty from love and devotion. The wasp is the soul searching for sensual pleasures and mostly seeking for lust. Normal Human Behavior. who try to lead me to wrong directions. and the river is full of water. they just wasted their time and life.. it flies higher and higher in sky. It might be that you will get hooked by thorns and will have to die there..... yaa maya ke paas. are a waste in this world. Ab pachhataye hot kya jab chidiya chug gayi khet. anger.. Jihi ghat preet na premras. hari se kiyo na het. upaji bhaye bekaam. .... Te ghar marghaT saa dikhe. Again five bad friends (lust. ATakegaa kahun beli me. You didn’t do it at that time. Aache din pachhe gaye. Uper hi te gir pada. bhoot base tin maahi.... Te nar is snsaar me.. puni rasana nahi raam. when it gets full swing into positive thoughts.. The home where Saints are not welcome and praised and people are not at the service of GOD. They didn’t use their potentials.. All your enemies-(five enemies – lust. how will I be able to cross this huge river?? Main bhawaraa tohi barajiyaa. greed. which is negative one. like full of ghosts (empty of virtues. greed. O dear soul!! Your good days are passed away when you had energy and time to do love and devotion to GOD.perishable). can drop down to this worldly illusions. hari ki sewa naahi.. O GOD. attachment and ego) are with me. what is the use of regretting now? (Famous saying – what will you do when you didn’t keep guarding your farm and birds have eaten all your grains). so powerful is this MAYA. The soul will get trapped and will not be able to progress further!! 7.. taDap-taDap jiy dey. Our mind is like bird. Jo ghar saadhu na poojiye. anger. it can go swinging to another extreme.. are like cemetery. Kabir says – O my dear wasp! I forbade you so many times not to go wandering in jungles and taste the sweetness of flowers. ego and attachment) have eaten all your potentials.
Bada hua to kya hua jaise ped khajoor. Panthi ko chhaya nahi, phal lage ati door. What if you are a great personality, what if you have got enormous wealth and what if you are world famous if you don’t do any good for anyone? What are you worth of then?? You are like the date tree who is taller but neither travelers can get a shadow to rest for a while to protect them from heat neither they can get their hands on fruits. Kabir Hari sabakun bhaje, Hari ku bhaje na koi. Jab jag aas sareer kee, tab lagi daas na hoi. Kabir says – GOD almighty loves everyone, in fact he can’t help loving because he is made of love, but no one loves him actually. Till people are attached with bodily pleasures and keep hope for that, they don’t serve the Lord. Jab tum aaye jagat me, jagat hansaa, tum roy. Aisee karanee kari chalo, tum haanso, jag roy. Kabir says -Oh dear soul! When you came in this world, you cried (a new born baby always cries- myth is that it feels very bad coming in this world from the heaven) but people around the baby laugh with joy to welcome new soul. Kabir says do such kind of work so you would leave this place laughing (because you did perform all work assigned to you and did some good to this world) and people weep for you (because you became so dear to them). Raat gawaai soy ke, diwas gawaya khay. Heera janam amol tha, kaoDee badle jay. You spend whole night sleeping and whole day in eating (and taking pleasure in worthless things). O dear, your life was like diamond (human life is said to be availed by great luck and it is not sure you will get it again soon) and you are trading it in exchange of seashells!! Heera wahan na kholiye, janh KhoTee hai haat. Chup kari bandho gaaTharee, uthi kar chalo baat. You shouldn’t open your gems in the market where people don’t differentiate between diamond and coal. They will not evaluate it, so better put your diamonds in bag and go ahead on your way. Kabir is referring here about true knowledge – people are not able to understand reality and true knowledge. As they like polishing and sparkling, so even glass work attracts them and not diamond. The same way, they don’t differentiate true Guru and so called Gurus – who keep a big disciples’ lobby and big ashram. They get attracted to name fame and crowd. So a true Guru should better keep mum and go ahead in his journey, only true seekers are eligible to get this knowledge.
Raini gayi mat din bhi jaai, Bhawanr uDe bag baiThe aayi. Tharhar kampe bala jeev.Na jane ka kariho peev. Kanche karave rahe na paanee. Hanas uDaa kaaya kumhilaani. Kaag udaawat bhujaa piraane. Kahe Kabir yah katha siraanee. Kabir say- the night is gone, watch whether the day would not be spent in this way. The wasps are flied away, now cranes are sitting here. The young girl trembles in fear and distrust, she is so young she doesn’t know how her husband will treat to her. Kabir says water can’t be kept in unbaked pot. The swan flied away, now the body is faded. The bride calls the crows to ask about her husband, her whole life was gone doing this and her story is finished. This is again a beautiful example of high level poetry by Kabir. Here is a chain of allegories unfolding so many meanings and truth. When Kabir says night is gone, means half the time to do devotion is gone doing useless things. He warns that you should take care that another half- the day is not spent in that way. Here Wasp refers to black hairs or youth and crane refers to whiteness in hairs means old age. This line says that even you have spent half your life doing worthless things, you should make better use of another half one. The young bride refers to new devotee of the Lord who wants to meet her beloved but is not mature and brave enough to walk on the path. The soul has doubt how she will be able to progress, how the Lord will treat her? Shall she have to drop her identity (fear of death or end of separate identity)? Again Kabir says immature people can’t keep the words of true knowledge, the devotion of Lord. The soul has to be strong enough to walk on the path. The famous ritual – make a wish to crow to make the beloved come back home is done by village brides. Here Kabir is referring it to symbolize the soul’s waiting to get her beloved at home/in heart. Kabir says the soul remains in the state of indecision whether she should walk on the path or not. This way life is finished and the love story of the soul doesn’t have a happy ending. This is the common story of the people who want to walk on the path but don’t make firm determination and thus they die unfulfilled. Poot piyaarau pita ko, gauhani laagyo dhaai. Lobh-miThaai haath de, aapan gayo bhulaai. Kabir says we all are his children. When a kid runs to his father and grabs his legs showing his love, the father, being in a hurry to leave for some work gives some sweets to the kid thus makes him forget about his father. Same way our divine father – the GOD has given us so many things in this world to get involved and thus forget about our true home and true father. We shouldn’t fall in this illusion and grab his feet for his love. Kabir maaya papinee, Phand le baiThee haaTi. Sab jag to phande paryaa, gyaa Kabeera kaaTi.
Kabir says this MAYA (illusion) is a great sinner. It is always ready with net in the market (world) to get you trapped. This whole world has got trapped in this net, but Kabir was able to cut its threads and to fly away. Posted by Kabeer at 4:26 AM 1 comments
The Best Ways to Live in this World
The Saints say a true Guru is a must in path of GOD. Scriptures also tell us the ways to walk on the path. Obviously getting Naam or Mantra from Guru and devoting time on meditation / simaran-bhajan is most important part of it. But before trying to be something super human or divine, we need to be a human first. When we work and interact with outer world, we need to fix some good life principles and follow them firmly, so we live a high moral life and don’t create any more bad karmas. Here are the details given by Kabir which we should follow1. Adopt Life Principles................... Jhirmir-jhirmir barasiyaa, paahan upar meh. Nadiyan neeraa bhar gayee, paahan wohi teh. It has been raining heavily. Rivers are filled with water, but those high mountains are remained the same, no water harvesting for them. In these lines, what Kabir is trying to say is that his blessings are showering upon all, but only those get fulfilled by it who have empty hearts, vacant souls (from ego). Those with firm ego couldn't keep it with them because they have filled themselves with unnecessary thoughts and ego and they simply slip it. Be open in mind and heart and receive unlimited blessing from HIM, it is always showering upon you. Juaa, chori, mukhbiree, byaaj, ghoos, par-naar. Jo chaahe deedaar ko, etee vastu nivaar. Kabir says if you want to meet your Lord, please drop these things completely-betting, stealing, acting approver, earning interest, taking bribe and company of other women. Man beena kuchh aur hi, tan saadhun ke sang. Kahe kabir karee gaji, kaise laagyo rang. Those people who go to Satsang, but are not able to control their mind, their mind keeps chattering all the time. They don’t get benefited from the company of Saints. This is like if you want to dye a black cloth, you will not be able to get a color put on it. If you want to get a particular color, you will have to get a white cloth. So is true for satsang. If you want to keep the love and devotion of your Lord in your heart, you will have to clean your mind and heart first so it is dyed in the true color of love. RoDa hoi rahu baaT ka, taji paakhanD abhimaan.
Panee bhaya to kya bhaya. So Kabir says there is no other way for a true devotee (harijan) to meet him. It is not good. Harijan aisa chaiye. be absolute true in your words. man kaa aapa khoy. O dear. Auran ko sheetal kare. If you act just like as you speak. but it can be of any color if you mix a color in it. So Kabir says that just be like water – it is without color. they burn you to ashes (they hurt you to the core of . pal me kare nihaal. which has no sharp edges and is very much soft. Harijan aisa chahiye. it will not trouble anyone. Jaisee mukh te neekase. taahi mile bhagwaan. Water sometimes gets hot with the heat and becomes too cold in winter. taisee chaale chaal. Following the truth is the way which leads to HIM. The person. GOD will be pleased with you and will give you his grace. still there is a chance that a traveler’s feet may be hurt by you. So be like the soil of the earth. Rude words are worst kind of harm. uDi-uDi laage ang.Aisa je jana hoi rahe. will be able to meet the Lord. Again Kabir says. Kheh bhayi to kya bhaya. Kutil bachan sabase buraa.even if you become like soil. Sadhu bachan jal roop hai. barase amrit dhaar. Speaking sweet words makes others cool and blissful and so it does to the speaker. jyu paanee sabrang. Jase hot na chaar. be as humble as the pebble on the path. panthi ko dukh deh. It flies with air and makes people dirty. Again Kabir thinks that being like pebble is not enough. so he says – even if you become like a pebble on the pathway. where it is under everyone’s feet. jyu dharani ki kheh. and there is no difference in your saying and actions. Hari jaiasa hi hoy. Again Kabir thinks all possibilities and says that being like water is still not good enough. it is not enough. but to be just like HIM. Leave all kind of cheating and ego behind. Aisi vanee boliye. Harijan aiasa chahiye. Parbrahm neDa rahe. aapahu sheetal hoy Always speak so sweet that our heart feels the bliss and coolness and never be rude to anyone. RoDa bhaya to kya bhaya. who becomes humble like this. taataa-seeraa hoy. O dear.
jaha Kshama waha aap. and where there is greed. we come down to normal life. (We should therefore never speak rude words to anyone. dayaa kare sab koy. there is a system of lunger(free food to sangat). Jaat na Poochho saadhu ki. This body has its requirements and it needs its food. then Sahaj or natural Samadhi happens. they enter in your heart and heal all pain like the rain of nectar which turns even dead to living one. But no one understands its meaning. It is absolutely natural way. jaha lobh taha paap. paree rahan do myan. There is one way – sahaj Samadhi or natural meditation for spiritual journey.even we don’t like their attitude). Jag me bairee koi nahee. just drop it. true egoless ness happens. Jini sahaje vishiyaa taji. It is noticeable that everywhere in Gurudwara. It is your ego that creates all problems. Kabir Kshudha hai kookari. Anger brings this Kaal or destruction. Jaha daya tah dharm hai. there is sin. Kabir says that this hunger is like bitch. Following the forgiveness brings absolute calmness. always ask about his or her knowledge. There are many explanations of Kabir’s “Sahaj Samadhi”. We evaluate a sword by the sharpness because it is the real thing and not by the beauty of sheath. there is religion. So first feed yourself and satisfy this hunger. But when we become so much calm and controlled that every moment is like moment of meditation and there is no difference in waking state and meditative state in context of our desires and conflicts. Sahaj sahaj sab koi kahe. Here Kabir tries to explain it – People say opt for Sahaj. it will keep barking until you give it a piece of bread. poochh lijiye gyan. Yako Tukra Darike. jo man sheetal hoy. Mol karo talwaar ka. Where there is kindness. Never ask a Saint about his or her caste. No one can be your enemy if your mind and heart is cool and calm. Jahan krodh taha kaal hai. sahaj na cheenhe koi. When our meditation breaks. sahaj kaheeje soi. karat bhajan me bhang.your being). At the time of meditation we are able to control our mind conflicts. sumiran karo nishank. Loving and caring words of Saints are like cool water. When you don’t think about you and think only the OTHER. This way the knowledge of a Saint is important and not his or her caste. When we do different kind of devotion/meditation – we try to raise our consciousness to higher realms. and forgiveness brings godliness in us. then sit to do bhajans. A cool and calm body is necessary to go into meditation. When all worldly attachments and . desires and thoughts. Ye aapa to daal de.
You can only meet your Lord while you are in this body.. Kabir says O dear.. RahanTa na hoy mukti kar daata. What are you looking for outside?? Go inside and keep doing simaran of Ram (Lord)...pleasures are dropped naturally............ is in real Sahaj state... their mind is uncontrolled and desires. People try to control the body and its needs...... man ko birla koy... Meditation is a must. . Hari ka nam le kaatal bahuriyaa. His dear beloved bride weaves the threads by his Name.. Log kahe bhal kaatal bapuree...... pride and ego still occupy the mind.. Kabir says true Yogi is who has made his mind Yogi… and he will get everything by controlling his mind and get it in contact with GOD. She weaved threads for six months and then made Kukaree (piece of wood on which linings of threads are coiled to keep it safe -I am not able to find exact word in English) for one year.. 2. Even those people leave this earth with blank hands that had lacs and crores of wealth.. even if you do it on the name of GOD and if you are doing good karmas. They will keep you busy here and you will not find a way out. Kabir yahu tan jaat hai.. only keep remembering him. tujhe dhanee se kaam. Hari mor rahanTa main ratan piuriyaa..... Kahahi Kabir sut bhal kaataa. Khali haathon wah gaye. baras din kukaree. Tan ko jogi sab kare. so try to meet and save yourself. Try and save it if you can. jo man jogi hoy... People say this poor lady has woven very nicely... Chhau maas tag.. Kabir says this body is running out of life... Kaha kaaj sansaar se. jinke laakh –karor. What do you have to do with this world? You have only one job to be with your beloved (dhanee-husband).. Sahje sab bidhi paaiye. antar japiye Raam. Ram are few names by which Kabir calls his beloved) is RahanTa( weaver’s tool) and I am the Chunari embroidered with gold and gems woven on it.. Baahar kya dikhalaaiye.. My Lord (Hari.. but this weaving thing will not give you liberation!! Here Kabir is trying to explain that Karmas will not give you liberation.. you have woven really very nice. rakhi sako to bahor. this is the state of Kabir’s Sahaj Samaadhi.... Even they are successful doing it. Kabir says whoever has dropped all desires and attachment to worldly pleasures naturally.
actually we start dropping all bits of dirt from our mind and eventually from our soul. Kabir says . Kabira so dhan sanchiye.. how will you be able to see yourself? This mirror is mind which is covered by desires. constant thoughts. compassion and Naam(devotion to GOD-sound within). to darpan manjat rahiye. prejudices and pride and we are not able to see our true self. will not go with you. Bura jo dekhan main chala. When we give time to meditation. bhayaa paap kaa naas. Critics are great cleansers.oh dear. Criticism makes us realize our faults and problems we need to pay attention and make them clean which otherwise we couldn’t realize. Shees uthaye gaanThree. . nirmal kare subhay O Kabir. paree puraanee ghaas. it is like cotton which is put around fire. What ever you have been earning and collecting and think that that these are mine. Bin pane saabun binaa. and it will give you great trouble if you don’t drop it. Kab lag raakhau he sakhee. that we should always welcome any kind of criticism.Jabahi naam hirde dharaa. You should make a hut for them in your house so you will always get benefited by them. even we should seek it from friends and enemies. If you want to envision the reality. bura na miliya koy. jo age ko hoy. Nindak niyre raakhiye. love. Mano chingaaree aag kee. Main-Main baDee balaay hai. thus we become aware of our true self and the ultimate reality gets reflected here. le jaat na dkhya koy. Kabir is very definite about it. all your sins are burnt. This ME is the real trouble. 3. tab darsan kiya na jaai. As soon as you put the Naam in your heart. Jab darpn laage kaai. aangana kuTi chhawaay. Jo darsan dekha chahiye. rooi lapeTi aagi. they make your nature neat and clean without any water and soap. please collect the wealth which could go with you after death – wealth of good deeds. try to come out of it as soon as possible. O my dear Sakhi. keep wiping your mirror daily. If mirror gets dirty. Just like a little burning coal put in the grass will soon burn all the grass to ashes. nikasi sakai to bhaaji. How long will you save this ME. No one has been seen to take all those treasures on his head in his final journey. Drop the Ego and identity completely…………. This way critic is more well wisher of us than our fans. Always welcome and keep your critics near you.
but it simply means that if there is . We can’t change the other. When all your relations with this world are finished. 4. Just like the furnace of blacksmith operates well by air given to it. tab lag bhakti na hoy.01% chance that we are at fault. This doesn’t mean we should condemn ourselves.never be proud of what you have got and how much you have progressed in spirituality and never laugh at someone who is not so much well behaved. Your ship is still in the mid sea. If there is no love grown in a person. It is normal human tendency that we try to come out clean in any situation and blame others for any wrong deeds. and we should always look within whether there is any fault in us. Jaise khaal lohaar ki. so is the person who is stranger to love. you will reach your goal or will go astray (pride itself is a great barrier in spirituality). so better do what is within our reach. . When I went to search for crooked people. Jihi ghat preet na premras. and advanced in spirituality. If you keep your caste and identity(kul). sab kul rahya samaai. Ram nikul kul bhent le. Kabira garv na kijiye. there was no one crooked outside. When I started searching inside me. Here he repeats word kul(caste) in so rhythm that it sounds very cool. living by breathe still dead in heart. Kabir says . but it is a dead thing. we should never try to find a fault in the other. kaa jane kyaa hoy. and you don’t know what would happen to you. mujhsa bura na koy. kul rakhya kul jaai. you will loose the whole(kul). You might never know how and when you will reach your destination. Kabir likes to play with words. Kabir says After dropping your kul(caste -identity) you will be able to make your family(Kul) shine( will make your family proud of you). puni rasana nahi raam. Kul gela kul ubare. you are not a true devotee. first we should search and clean it. So ghat jaan msaan. he or she is like cemetery. kabahu na hansiye koy. I was the worst kind of crooked. saans let binu praan. Ajai naav smundra me. Jab lag naataa jagat ka. We need to change this attitude. bhakt kahaawe soy. Here is another beautiful example of the great Saint’s poetic expression. Meet Ram(Lord) who is casteless(nikul) where all castes(sab kul) merge at the end.Jo dil dhundha aapna. Only Love Matters…………… Jihi ghat prem na sanchare. Naata toDe Hari bhaje. then only you become a true devotee of the Lord. This is the very basic rule for a seeker. Till you have relations with this world.
bhesh anek batay. let it flow through you and you will know all the mysteries of the universe and the GOD. padhe so pandit hoy. If someone doesn’t understand it. Kabir knows only one thing by his knowledge. Kabir says real Peer (Saint) is someone who understands others troubles and sorrows. dukhi mahataari. Kaahe na augun bkasahu meraa. Hari jananee main baalak teraa. If there is no love. This world died reading books and scriptures. Chahe ghar me baas kare . it doesn’t make any difference even if you stay at home or go to jungles for prayer. his birth in this world is useless. Jo parpeer na jaanai. Kabir soi peer hai. his mother is ought to be sad. Dhai aakhar prem ka. he or she is without emotions and not a Saint. Prem bhav ek chahiye. upaji bhaye bekaam. this is the true bhav or prayer. pundit bhayaa na koy. It doesn’t matter what is the method.chaahe ban ko jay. I am her little kid. but no one could become Knower (punditwho knows the mystery of the universe).if the son is sad. If there is love for the Lord. because her happiness lies in son’s happiness. try to read it. Your Lord seeks only love in you. Pothee padhi-padhi jag mua. Who so ever reads it. He was born and will die without getting anything out of this life. Baalak dukhi. Janani ke chit rahe na tete. This is love – two and half letters of Perm (it counts two and half letter in devnagari script) which is only readable thing. So is true for the GOD. but mother never minds that and never keeps it in heart. please forgive me for my faults and mistakes.Te nar is sansaar me. so kafir bepeer. Kahe Kabir ek budhi bichaaree. shall become the Knower (Pundit). be it. jo jaane parpeer. All saints have been stating that what remains at last is love – and GOD is nothing but ocean of love. . but a person against godliness (Kafir). Tau nah het utaare maataa. She is always forgiving. A son does so many sins. He is happy in our happiness only. O my dear mother. what is the form of devotion. Kabir says that my Lord is my mother. Sut aparaadh kare din kete. Kar gahi kes gahe jo maataa. Even a little kid is so ignorant that he grabs mother’s hairs thus troubles her and even then mother never stops loving him. neither is the divine feeling of the same and the person even doesn’t keep remembering his dear beloved Ram.
Sune ghar ka paahuna. chakhi na leeyaa sav. . you were sleeping. Your good days are gone (when you were young and were able to do some good deeds/meditation) but you didn’t feel affection for your Lord. to dukh kaahe ko hoy. amua kaha se paay. Ab pachhtaye hot kya jab chidiya chug gayi khet. Just do today what you are planning to do tomorrow. from where he returns unattended. 5. Why you are regretting it now? You saw seed of acacia (one tree with thorns only).. When you were doing all wrong deeds then you never thought about it. how will you get mango fruits from it? What you saw. bahuri karga kab. Why are you regretting now (in old age)? When it was time to save your fields. so shall you reap. Aache din paachhe gaye. People always pray in trouble and sorrow. Prem bina pashu jeevanaa. what is the use regretting your deeds? This is famous saying – means when your valuable things are destroyed. If only we could pray him wholeheartedly in our good days. You might never know when this life ends. Kaal kare so aaj kar. sangat bhayee na sant. who didn’t taste the love while was here on earth and in human form. He doesn’t find anyone to welcome.Kabira prem na chaakhya. Dukh me sumiran sab kare. even dissolution might happen and then you will not get time to do anything. any food offered and any warm reception. bhakti bina bhagwant. Jo sukh me sumiran kare. Kabir says. they never remember GOD in their good days. aaj kare so ab. Now birds have eaten your fields. what is the use to remember and regret it? We should act at the right time and save our spiritual treasure. Our whole purpose to come in this human form is to taste that divine drink – love – without which our visit is useless. why we would get in any trouble?? Karta tha to kyu raha. Pal me parlay hoyga. hari se kiyo na het. sukh me kare na koy. Boye ped babool ka. Te din gaye akaarathee. ab kari kyu pachhtaay. jyo aawe tyo jaw. Act on the right time…………. and do right now whatever you are planning to do today. is like the guest who comes to vacant home.
getting only their natural needs fulfilled. kahe kabira Raam. What a philosopher’s stone can do to an iron when it is destroyed and got lost in soil?? You can try and meet your Lord only while living. If you are not able to meet him here. Heeraa janam amol tha. Your life was so precious. bahuri na laage daar. Santan hee sat baanTai. You will not get this human body again and again. phir paaras kehi kaam. kabahu na aawe chook. Bahuri na dehi paaiye. abaki deh to deh. deh deh kachhu deh. it was like diamond and you exchanged it with seashells!! This human form is supposed to use to progress spiritually but we don’t pay attention to it and live the whole life doing stupid things!! Durlabh maanush janam hai. we can’t get its fruits neither a traveler can find a shadow to rest for a while. Make the best use of it. Be a Giver. The virtue of getting this human body is that you should give others as much and as often as you can. it is difficult to get it again and again. like when a leaf breaks off from the branch. Loha maatee mi gaya. diwas gawayo khaay. 6. phal lage ati door. You spent all nights sleeping and days eating. What is the goodness in being so great if we can’t help others? A palm-tree grows so high but it is so far from our reach. Deh dhare ka gun yahi. We get this human body by great luck and chance. Mooye peechhe mat milo. deh na barambaar. Taruwar jyo patta jhare. Rotee me te Took. it would never be attached to the branch again. . only those things will remain with you what ever you provide and serve to others. so you could meet the Lord in this lifetime.Those days are gone worthless which are not spent in the company of Saints. how will you meet him after death?? Raat gawaya soy ke. Kahe Kabir ta daas ko. Kabir says don’t hope and opt to meet your Lord after the death. kauDi badle jay. he will make you just like HIM. Bada hua to kya hua jaise ped khajoor Panthi ko chhaya nahi. Those who didn’t know love and devotion of Lord are like animals in human form.That is the virtue of GOD and Godliness………….
Don’t make hurry. Keep faith in him and keep doing your devotion. which is used to get grains cleaned from its husk). so we should take the good and positive things and leave the rest. O dear. Everything has a time and season. Kabir says who so ever keeps this habit in life. Malee seenche sau GhaDa. O dear. you spent so many lives visiting and leaving this earth. Sadhu /Saints should be like the SOOP (a thing made by bamboo wood. still you are bound to this world. Dashwa dwara dehura. You spent so much time doing Jaap and prayers with the help of rosary. 7. your heart as Dwarka (Kingdom of Lord Krishna) and your body like Kashi(holy place famous for Lord Shiva). and always eat the bread after sharing it to the needy. Our own self is the real temple………… Mala pherat jug gaya. still your mind is in constant conflict. They should know to extract correct facts from the mixups so they never get misled. kaayaa kashee jaani. jaisa soop subhay. In fact Saints say that this world is all mix-ups – mixing of good and bad. This way you will be able to go beyond this illusion. . Here is beautiful word repetition with different meanings which gives it a live rhyme (Manaka – beads and manaka – of mind). Man mathura dil dwaraka. 9. miTa na man ka pher. like an ant will take the sugar from the mix of sugar and sand. they will get fructified only when the season comes. dheere sab kuchh hoy. Only then we will be able to find right way and won’t get misled. and so is true for meditation and liberation!! Keep trying but be patient. think your mind like Mathura(birth place of Lord Krishna). reality and illusion. Develop conscience………… Saadhu aisa chahiye. will never go astray from the path of dear Lord. Lord knows when your time comes. Just drop this rosary in your hand.Share goodness and truth among saints and devotees. God’s clock is neither early nor late…………… Dheere-dheere re mana. GOD and maya.and we should learn to get this mixup undone. ritu aaye phal hoy. rights from wrong details. slowly everything will happen. Saar-saar ko gahi rahae. 8. Like a swan gets milks and leaves the water. tame joti pichhani. O dear. and start doing simaran in heart. So is true for the Lord. Kar ka manaka Dhadi ke. man ka manaka pher. thotha dei uDaay. Just like even a gardener waters hundred buckets to trees. we should know to differentiate facts from fictions.
and so by the will of the Lord. anger. kaapar nirday hoy. stare at it and face it. Kabir visited this place and returned back. place between both eyebrows). it will seem chasing us where ever we go. Maaya chaaya ek si. in fact we are afraid facing it – all kind of troubles. taisaa yahu sansaar. but more we try to suppress it. Who so ever is able to cheat this Thaganee(female cheater). This MAYA (illusion) and shadow are of same nature. Saai ke sab jeev hain. I assume that the order here means the order to teach people. it will seem running away from us. Kabir says this MAYA is like cheater. misbehaves. The same way. Balihaaree taa das ki. it is vanished. Aaye kabira phiri gayaa. ego. O dear. It depends how we deal with it. Maaya to Thaganee banee. When we turn our back. it cheats all in the world. That devotee is truly welcomed who comes in this place and goes back without getting a single spot on his cloth. and runs away from those who stop. are capable to lead other seekers. Shadow is a good example. it seems behind us and if we fear it and want to escape from it. will get the order of the Lord. Only those great Saints who are able to defeat this illusion and have been able to meet Lord. God is only thing prevailing everywhere……… Daya kaun par keejiye. 11. Gyan ratan ka jatan kar. more it troubles us. birla jaane koy. try to get the gem of true knowledge. Bhayat ke peeche pade. cheatings. to show them the way ahead by this “order of Lord”. realizing this world is worthless. ta Thag ko aadesh. paisike nikasanhaar. pride. to suppress it. But when we turn our face towards it. keeree kunjar doy. pheekaa hai sansaar. it is the place of the Lord within you. sanmukh bhaage soy. It chases to those who keep running from it. bring it on surface and fight to it. 10. this MAYA or worldly illusion seems chasing us. maatee ka sansaar.The tenth door is the place of the Lord (ajna chakra. This world is like the room of black soot.to name a few so we just try to escape from it. rare are those who are able to understand this mystery. this world is nothing but made of soil (ready to get destroyed at any time). When we get courage to face it. . MAYA is just illusion…………. Thagat phire sab desh. Jo Thag ya thaganee Thago. try to find the light there. Kaajal keree koTharee.
to become a tree and bear fruit). Seeds of raw paddy will grow with time. Kabir Mayaa tajee to kya bhaya. Cut all the threads of Karma…………. it is only that I am offering your things to you (like in Sanskrit it says – “ Tvadeeyam Vastu Govindam. Durjan kumbh kumhar ke. only a person mad in love can overcome it. upaje beej bahoot. Kabir is describing the tolerance capacity and character of people. Nothing exists beyond GOD. Saints and good people are like gold. 13. Sona sajjan saadhu jan.Whom you will be kind to and to whom you would be rude?? All are the souls of GOD. so be generous. it doesn’t take anything from me. Ek karm hai bowanaa. will have to burn all karmas. But the devotee. Mera mujhme kuchh nahi. so it doesn’t bear any tree and fruits. and is hard to overcome. When I surrender and offer everything which belongs to you. What if you are able to defeat the MAYA and drop all its desires? It is very difficult to get rid of the desire to get respect and fame. this desire comes as last greed. . kya laage hai meraa. eke Dhaka daraar. they are mended up again and again. There is nothing in me which is mine. So is the devotee who has burned all karmas with devotion. maan tajaa nahi jay. Greatest barrier on the spiritual path…………. even a slight push breaks them and they won’t get mended. it is all yours. ***The same example is given by Ramkrishna through raw paddy and boiled paddy. All good and bad karmas (seeds) will get fructified with time. There are two kinds of karmas. Tubhyamev Samarpayet). loving and kind to all. jo kuchh hai so tera. who wants to get out of this MAYA and KAAL. udai na ankur soot. Being pure to purer…………. Maan bade muniyar gile. Maan saban ko khaay. Ek karm hai bhoonanaa.First kind of karma is done by us in ignorance and mostly in hope that we will get more good fruits. be it insect or elephant. Evil ones are like pot of the potter. 12. thus has become free form all. Tera tujhko saumpata. This desire has gulped so many Monks and Saints. this eats everyone (after practicing and mastering all other things. One is like to sow the grain (it will bring more trees and fruits-both sweet and bitter) and another is to boil the grain (we burn the grain’s all potentials to grow. tooti jure sau baar. but boiled paddy can’t. and how we should understand their level. 14. doesn’t matter how many times they are broken.
They are like dead when they decide to ask. and get their needs fulfilled by other families. another falls in oyster and becomes pearl and the one which falls in the mouth of snake becomes nothing else but poison. And there is a chance that you would get some wrong impression from them. mare jo maangan jaahi. jin mukh nikasat naahi. When it rains. lohaa jal na tiraay. who carry the Lord in their heart. Te ghar marghaT saa dikhe.don’t be friends with ignorant fools. Moorakh sang na keejiye. and when they actually ask for something. Kadalee seep bhujang mukh.. bhoot base tin maahi. 16. they are really dead in their dignity. but those who deny providing the help are more dead. ek boond tihu bhaai. Company makes a big difference. He says asking for something makes you lacked from respect and dignity. Doesn’t matter how hard you work. He asks his Lord to let him meet to true devotees. Kabir is sad among these worldly people. Those who beg or ask something are like dead people while breathing (life is sure a shame without respect and dignity). If there is no service and praise of Saints and GOD. Kabir says. he used to call them loudly on the top of the temple. jisake hiraday tu base. Do work to get your earning……… Maangan gaye so mari rahe. *** (We see the same thing in Ramkrishna. Keep the company of devotees and saints……. Kabir will find the peace only in their company. Kabir taasu milaai. In beginning all drops were equal. he was here to be with seekers and to show them the path. one goes to banana tree and becomes Karpoor(inflammable thing used in Aarti). After realization. Unte pahile ve mue. and denying it is even worse then asking for . It is said that within few years all of them gathered with him). Kabir even requests his Lord to call him back soon if it is not possible. (Famous saying is that a wise enemy is better than an ignorant friend). but different places and company made a huge difference for them. nit ka ganjan ko sahe. it is a torture living with these loveless people. you wont be able to make iron floating on the water. that home is like mortuary and people living there are like ghosts. water drops fall randomly.in fact it will not exist for him at all). Jo ghar saadhu na poojiye. hari ki sewa naahi. Nahi te beg uThaai. 15. because having something they can provide. Kabir never supports who have left this world’s works and responsibility in the search of GOD.
. prejudice and partiality in our mind-that is Kabir’s teaching for all.. the things which are dear to us start being dropped one by one loosing their relevance and importance for us. 17. We should get all good and true thoughts from all.. Kamal patra hain saadhujan. jaame kuTum samaay. provide me as much to keep my family well. We should never get pride.. Un-attachment doesn’t mean detachment…………….. I can get food and can serve the saints as well. But this gives us some pain also. .. its leaves are untouched by water. Fear of unknown is the main trouble and the gravity of this world pulling us down is another one. but even being in water. Saints live here like leaves of lotus. basen jagat ke maahi. I don’t need more than that.. kahe kabir vichaar. because our impurities start burning and the layers upon our soul start dropping one by one. apano jaanat naahi. Sab kaahu ka leejiye. We give it different names but the reality is that we are searching love or intimacy which is our true nature.. yet the true home or destiny is still far away. Saai itna deejiye. Baalak keree dhaay jyu. we start searching for it.. 18. Lotus grows in water and flourishes there. knowing that this world doesn’t belong to them and they are just doing their duty towards Lord by serving humankind. Some call it .something.. Others………. Posted by Kabeer at 4:05 AM 0 comments Bahut KaThin Hai Dagar PanghaT Ki* *(The path of love is way too difficult. saadhu na bhukha jay.“The Dark Night of the Soul”.) When we feel that something is missing in life and we can’t find it here in this world.. So are Saints. they live in this world. O my lord. ***The same example of baby-sitter is given by Ramkrishna. During this journey a soul has left its worldly home and is traveling through difficult paths. When our journey or search starts. Just like baby-sitter does all work and loves baby as much but she knows exactly that baby is not hers. Main bhee bhukha na rahun. Pachchhapaat na keejiye. because as scriptures say the whole existence is ONE and we only feel alone or separated because we are trapped in this illusionary world and are not able to feel our true nature. saachaa shabd nihaar. So Saints live here. but still they are un-attached from worldly affairs.
Dhani anate piya anate rahai.Here are some pads and dohas said by Kabir which speak about the journey. super casual and spiritual bodies. Kabira khaDa bajaar me. *(MuraDa-Burning wood) Kabir says he has burnt his home.it is being heavy now. Ham ghar jaara aapana.blanket is being wet and heavier. Chaupari kaamari maathe gahai. So the soul weeps and says .the physical. Without doing this. I wanted it to save me. Apani sabase dosti. he is friends to all and no one is his enemy. She has covered her head with folded blanket to save herself from heavy rain and dark dangerous night but it is of no use. Till a Saint gets this equilibrium of mind to see all and everything as friend and one. Unai badariyaa parigayo sanjhaa. tyon-tyon bharee hoy. it is just unbearable to hold it on the head!! Here Kabir says about the journey of the soul. Home represents not only a house but all comfort. Those who want to walk on this path should be ready to go any where. I can’t keep it on head. The guide or Sakhee refers to the Guru. astral. Now he will burn homes of those who are ready to go ahead with Kabir. Ab ghar jaaro taasu ka. face everything and break all kind of attachment. going ahead is impossible. Kabir says we need to drop all our layers of existence to see our true self and be one with GOD. Phulwaa bhaar na le sake. but it is pulling me down!! . jyon-jyon bheeje kaamari. Kabir stands in mid market (represents here the world) and prays peace to all. He says he burnt his home and his ego-all layers of existence are dropped now and now he will do it to all who want to follow the path. kahe sakhin so roy. he has not got ultimate enlightenment. and has taken burning wood in his hand. The dark cloudy and rainy night is the life of the soul in which she has started searching her beloved. Home again represents our own home – means stay place of the soul. sabaki maange khair. Dear beloved lady is somewhere else far from her lover. liya muraDa* haath. Aguaa bhoole bankhand manjhaa. jo chale hamaare saath. She can't bear the burden now and weeps bitterly. The guide is abandoned in mid jungle followed by the bride. nahi kisi se bair. attachment and relations as well. The blanket is the social securities and relations which the soul wants to keep with her (but it is a burden in this journey). casual. Clouds are spreading all over the sky in the dark evening. She says to her sakhee(friend).
aisee taaree laagee. So Kabir is playing this game. why to speak and spoil the journey?? Kabir is on the way to meet his Lord. My ship is still in mid sea. I was ignorant and stupid(woman). Mrig DhunDhe ban maahi. jo jeetun to daav. Surati samaani nirati me. going deep. jo sir jay to jay. The deer has Kasturi (material of sweet fragrance) in his novel. The visible dissolved in invisible and my self got merged in my own self (supreme self). Jin DhunDhaa tin paaiyaa. gahare paanee paiTh. My surat ( dhyan. ego. He runs one jungle to another searching the source of it. Now all the time my mind is attached to that sweet melody. self.with empty hands……… This is an metaphor of meditation. I shall tell the truth when I reach at that place. he is still traveling through this BhavSagar(Lower Worlds) and is not well aware of ultimate reality. and he doesn’t care a bit. The same way our Lord prevails in everyone but this world is un-aware of HIM and is running one place to another to find HIM. if he looses his head (life. doesn’t matter whether I sit in mediation or do any other work. so speaking anything will destroy the essence of the truth. This game is of love and devotion. concentration) is absorbed in nirati and jaap (bhajan. Now Kabir is all set to play this game with GOD. and all filthy desires are lost. when I land on that shore. malin vaasanaa tyagee. Kasturee kunDali basai. leaving senses of this physical body and turning upwards to seek the unknown……fear grabs us that we leave this known and we . but he doesn’t know it. Pahunchenge tab kahenge. boli biguche kaay. Parbrahm sau khelataa. it is his greatness.ajapaa maahe jaap. Shabd nirantar se man laaga. Lekh samaana alekh me. done naturally). Whoever searched going deep into the sea. utarenge us Thay. yun aapa maahe aap. surrender and death of self. me). I feared to go deep in water and just sat there at the shore…. If GOD wins. UThat baiThat kabahu na chhuTe. simaran) got dissolved in ajapaa(dhyan or simaran without practice. If I win. then sure I win (either way it is a win-win situation). found that gems. Aise ghaTi-ghaTi Ram hain. and I shall be proud that my master won. My mind got attached to the unbroken melody. rahee kinaare baiTh. Ajahoo beDa samand me. Main bauree Dooban Daree.Harau to Hari maan hai. duniyaa bujhe naahi.
baahar bheetar paanee. so our consciousness merges in the infinite when we are able to drop the ego. This world is so unstable. This world is searching madly for him. (there you will find a way which leads to your beloved’s palace)……. PhooTaa kumbh jal jalahi samaanaa. but it is within us. Parda diyaa bharam kaa . Sumiran surat lagaay kar. we all are like pots in this infinite sea.. brave and courageous are those who dive deep and find the beloved……… Jal me kumbh. yah tat kathau gyanee. So we live in the infinite consciousness of existence which we call by different name. Bahar ka pat band kar. Kahe kabeer bisare nahee. don’t speak or do simaran in words. This whole universe is like an ocean. andar ka pat khol. As water is within the pot and water itself is around the pot.the soul fears and sometimes gives up its efforts. so he has given this veil of illusion. jujhe do dal maanhi. Withdraw your attention from outside and keep it in doing simaran (and bhajan) like a deer pays concrete attention to the melody a hunter is playing to catch it. Kabir visited this place and returned back knowing that this world is meaningless and without bliss. pran taje tehi sang. taate sujhe naahi. pheekaa hai sansaar. and he is within our own self!! He wants this play go on. it is nothing but made of soil. Shut all your outer senses down and open the door within you. jaise naad kurang. Ashaa jeevan maran kee. Sumiran man me laaiye. Try to collect the gems of true wisdom and knowledge. Attach your consciousness to simaran(dhyan and bhajans). kumbh me jal hai. man me raakhe naahi. Gyan ratan ka jatan kar. Khet na chode soorama. The deer doesn’t bother a bit about upcoming danger when it gets absorbed in the melody even the hunter kills it. . Aaye kabeera phiri gayaa. Jaa karan jag dhundhiya.don’t know about the unknown when we start the journey……. only a thin veil of the form of pot keeps the water within it apart from the water of sea. so to ghat hee maanhi. much se kachhu na bol. maatee ka sansaar. and no one is able to see him and the reality. the water within it merges in the infinite water of the sea. only a thin veil of ego keeps us separated from that infinite ocean of consciousness. We should put our attention on the unstuck melody like that then we will be able to reach our source. around us and we are it. When the pot is broken.
The person who has gone till the region of anahad or Sound may die. which makes us immortal!! Baitha haia ghaT Bheetre.The great warrior doesn’t leave the battle field. anahad hu mari jay Ram sanehee na mare. so mere aanand. Kaho santo kyu paaiye. Jaisi Jisko chahiye. he is all aware of your dreams and desires. Kab marihu kab dekhihu. bhaar ldaaay ladaay. jaaso poochhun dhaay. he is just provider. I pray when I will die and I will see the whole. The seeker is also like that warrior. The Lord. our home is so far and the path is way too difficult to walk on. pooran parmaanand. durlabh hari deedaar. But the person who loves HIM can’t die. He doesn’t keep a bit hope of life or fear of death. vikaT panth bahu maar. but this death is of my great pleasure. to meet him!! Jihi marane the jag dare. And then there are so many troubles and sufferings in the way. He fights between two armies. where shall we go after final journey?? No one is able to tell us. Ramkrishna used to give example of light.he doesn’t hope for life or have fear of death. He used to say GOD is like light. Itate hee sab jaat hai. baitha hai Saachet. Kabir says – O my dear Saints!! How will we get to him. this is very difficult to see him. those who do ajapaa jaap or maanas sumiran will also die. Lambaa maarag. Who will tell us what happens after death? Where is our home. Light is unaffected yet it doesn’t withdraw from you irrespective to what you do. The world fears dieing. the ocean of bliss. the being of consciousness is sitting within you. Here death indicates in two ways – one is to go into . But the interesting thing is that he gives it to you according to your own wishes. whom I could ask about HIM. A person can write a book in this light and another one can perform murder. No one returns from that land. doori ghar. All keep going from here never to return back. waisee buddhi det. The way is too long. in everywhere. Jaap mare ajapaa mare. He is in everything. it is up to us how we make use of it. He provides knowledge and wisdom to you what is needed to get all those dreams and desires realized. he just keeps fighting (for the light of truth in this illusionary world). Utate kou naa aata hai. kahe Kabeer samujhay Those who do sumiran and jaap will die. This is the nectar of love. he provides light to everyone and everything which is in existence.
it is worse to look back and live the life they had been living earlier. but at another level it is about to drop the last cover of ego. anee upar kaa khel. hari metya sab jaai. Kabir often gives the example for the dedication of a true devotee by three type of people – Sadhu – who has left everything in search of GOD and lives a true satwik life. TooTe girat akaas so. When they are progressed a little. Now it is time to do or die. temptations and for the work of Lord). But at the same time. Saadhu kahaavan kaThin hai. . When a devotee develops these three types of dedication. Home here is a symbol of this world. mudi chalya ghar door. there is no option to return and live in this illusion again. don’t keep a bit doubt and continue your fight. lambaa peD khajoor. these are like if they fall from their path. When a person totally lives in this illusion. There are so many temptations and after realizing the worthlessness of this world. only then you will be able to meet the Lord. he or she suffers through sorrows and enjoys joy as well. Saadhu satee aur soor ka. Satee (the bride who is dedicated and committed to her husband for life and afterlife. But a seeker. who burns herself to ashes with her husband if her husband dies) and the warrior – who is fighting for his Lord and doesn’t have fear of death neither hope of life(fighting with negativity. then his path becomes easy and he meets with Lord. Sir sahib ko saumpataa. Kabir indicates here about the seekers who are in the way to search the Lord. death of existence as separate entity. desires and attachments. Now surrender your head to your Lord. you had left your home far behind. Akath kahaanee prem kee. Kabir warns that these types of devotions need certain level of caution. Identity as separate entity). who has realized that this world is illusionary and has started his journey but is in mid way. but then he or she is accustomed to that.) Ab to jujhyaa hee bane. we can’t feel the ONENESS and this intimacy is what a soul is longing for (keep searching in so many things. if I say it. That is why Kabir again and again emphasizes to burn the home. is in constant danger according to Kabir. soch na keeje soor. relations etc. this physical plane with all relations. kahe na kou patiyaai. the ONE. like you fall from the great height just to be broken into pieces.This story of love is unspeakable. People feel at ease in that case. the danger of the journey and the courage and commitment needed for the journey. Till two exist.meditation and do beyond physical existence. When you finish yourself (Ego. (If you keep yourself) the Lord is ended where you begin and with the Lord everything is ended (not in reality but the person who has kept his ego is unable to see the Lord) . it will also be at ease with forever joy and bliss. it is hard to survive. no one will agree with it. You can’t turn to way back home. kaun sakat hai jhel. only then we will be able to see the whole. Aapaa metya hari mile. When a soul is fully realized.
. If you are able to climb till the top of the palm-tree. Puhup baas te paatara... it is like climbing the palm-tree. Mile asant mushTi kari rahiye. to dink the divine love and shall become immortal forever. Bolana kya kahiye re bhaai.. . How can someone write about self-realization? A realized person sees his beloved everywhere.. who writes about worldly affairs. Writing on papers makes you just writer. chahu dis agan lagaay. dhoowa hoon te jheen.Chadhe to chaakhe prem ras.with love and devotion of GOD. jit dekhe tit peev.. Kagad likhe so kaagadi. Satee(dedicated and committed bride) made up her mind and decided to be with her beloved.... He is faster than wind. falling from a height will make greatest damage to you. kee byohaari jeev. you will be broken into pieces. Satee is the symbol of devoted and single minded soul.. This is very difficult to become a Saint. you will be able to meet the Lord. But if you get diverted. He is thinner than the fragrance of flowers and the smoke. Posted by Kabeer at 3:58 AM 0 comments Laalee Mere Laal Ki Jit Dekho Tit Laal Kabir about GOD and Self-Realization……….. Lai sutee piy aapno.. Moorakh so bolya jhakh mare. Sant mile kachhu kahiye-kahiye. Satee bicharee sat kiya. and slept over it with her beloved... Kahe Kabir aadhaa GhaT bole. gire to chakanaachoor. you will be able to drink the nectar. Aatam drishTi kaha likhe. Same way if you keep progressing in meditation. Bin bole kyu hoi bichaara.. Pawanaa begi utaawala. She made a bed of thorns. sulee sej bichhay. who is the friend of Kabir. so dost Kabira keen.. Sleeping with beloved is the symbol of merging with beloved. bed of thorns is the living of the devotee who goes through all troubles and pain and the fire around the bride and her beloved is the holy fire burning all worldly desires and impurities. and put the fire on all around herself. Bolat bolat tatt nasaai.. Bolat-bolat baDhe bikaara.. but if you loose the grip and fall from the tree. Gyani so bolya hitakaaree.
Shabad nirantar se man laaga. Parbrahm. the water within it merges in the infinite water of the sea. Jal me kumbh. Parbrahm ke tej kaa. and rub the stone to get the fire. jyo chakmak me aag. Kahibe ko shobha nahee. we all are like pots in this infinite sea. Ram. its very essence is destroyed. yah tat kathau gyanee. PhooTaa kumbh jal jalahi samaanaa. Now all the time my mind is attached to that sweet melody. When we try to bind it in words. Tera saai tujh me hai. kumbh me jal hai. Brahm. As water is within the pot and water itself is around the pot.Poora rahe to mukha na bole. because no worldly words can describe it. but telling to ignorant people does much more harm. This whole universe is like an ocean. so is your GOD hidden within you. and all filthy desires were lost. but filled pot remains silent. it is not a matter of words. UThat baiThat kabahu na chhuTe. around us and we are in it. jag sake to jag. Kabir sometimes calls GOD by different names like Hari. only a thin veil of the form of pot keeps the water within it apart from the water of sea. As we need to grind the sesamum seed to get the oil. you can get its glory and believe it only when you will see it by yourself. they talk a lot. When people progress a little. When the pot is broken. kaisaa hai unman. doesn’t matter whether I sit in meditation or do any other work. malin vaasanaa tyagee. He says – it is difficult to tell about the light and grace of Parbrahm(GOD??). Likewise our consciousness merges in the infinite when we are able to drop the ego. Speaking to wise is fruitful. only a thin veil of ego keeps us separated from that infinite ocean of consciousness. Niranjan etc and sometimes he means deities of different stages by these names. but when they realize the ultimate truth then there is no other option but to be silent because at the end it is only silence speaking to the silence. Kabir says . baahar bheetar paanee. the truth gets spoiled but the difficulty is that how can you tell someone without speaking and how they will be able to understand? So it is better to speak to Saints and don’t tell anything to unwise people. My mind got attached to unbroken melody. dekhya hee parmaan. So it is difficult to say which one he is referring here. So is true about spiritual progress.whom to speak about truth and reality? When we try to speak about it. so we need to do meditation to see our true self – our GODLYNESS!! . So we live in the infinite consciousness of existence which we call by different name. As there is oil hidden in sesamum seed and fire in chakmak stone. aisee taaree laagee. Kabir says that half filled pot makes a lot of noise. It is within us. Jyo til mahee tel hai.
Tinaka tinake se mila. because we are not separate. ab hari hain main naahi. Like we see this whole world with the help of our eyes. Jimi aankhin sab dekhiye. but when this storm of love went up. Kabir is trying to explain the state of realization. Your Lord is within you as the sweet fragrance remains in flower. taame do na samaahi. no identity. This way this poor soul met to GOD and his thing went to its master whom it belonged to. GOD is showing all the drama of this world and he himself is invisible to us. this tiny gross went higher in the sky. Tera saai tujh me hai. and no one is able to see him and the reality. Kabiraa pachha kya raha. taate sujhe naahi. tinaka chaDha akaas. so jag jaanyo naahi. Jaa karan jag dhundhiya. The tiny grass had no value. Boond samaanee samnd me. so to ghat hee maanhi. his being is dissolved in HIM. the moment our separation drops. phiri phiri dhuhde ghaas. Here it is again very beautiful wording (repetition of tinaka) played by Kabir. so Kabir has lost his identity. tinaka tinake paas. . two can’t exist together. only then we are able to see HIS full glory. so kit heree jay.like the drop vanishes in the sea. gahi pakadee jab mool. like a drop would go to search a sea. but we can’t see our own eye. This path of love is so narrow. Either “I” will be there or HE. Sab aye is ek me. now GOD exists and I am nowhere. only He exists and shows up……… Utha bagoola prem ka. Herat herat he sakhee. daal paat phal phool. Parda diyaa bharam kaa . What is happened now. Till I existed. When our ego drops. so he has given this veil of illusion. Kasturi ka hiran jyu. aankhi na dekhee jaahi. nowhere it could be found. GOD was not there. jyu puhupaan me baas. we are ONE with HIM. no worthiness. Jab main tha tab hari nahi. Like the deer runs here and there and tries hard to find the source of the fragrance of kasturi which is coming from its own novel so we run here and there but our whole search is for that GODLYNESS which lies dormant within us and we are not aware of it.Jagat janayo jihi sakal. Prem galee ati saankaree. This world is searching madly for him. and he is within our own self!! He wants this play to go on. rahaa kabeer heraay. Kabir went in search of Him.
fruits and flowers come out of a tree. Kabir ek na jaanya. so jag janyo naahi. we see his true color (light and grace). mouth or head. leaves. nor does he have beauty or ugliness. bahu jaane kya hooi. If I have seen him.This whole universe and existence is sprung out of that ONE. so when we go inside our own consciousness. it is just beyond expression. DeeThaa hai to kas kahun. sab te ek na hooi. He is not because one is a limitation and he is infinite and if I say two or other. If I say He is one. it is an insult of HIM. kahe kabeer vicahaari. HE is even thinner than the fragrance of flowers – so extraordinary is HIS being. is himself invisible. Jyo medandi ke paat me. it shows its true red color. Jimi ankhin sab dekhiye. but it doesn’t appear there. your lordship rules everywhere (yet invisible) just like the red color is in myrtle leaves. aankhi na dekhee jaahi. Eke te sab hot hain. Sahib teri saahibi. aisaa tatva anoop. Jake mukh maatha nahee. laalee lakhi na jay. HE doesn’t have face. naahee roop kuroop. like branches.as you see this world by your own eyes but you can’t see your eyes. kahyo na kou patiyaay. Kabir says what is left behind when he grabbed the root of the tree?? Ek kahun to hai nahee. how can I describe? And if I want to describe anyhow. sab Ghat rahi samaay. Jagat jnayo jihi sakal. O my dear Lord. the same way Lord within you is the seer. Kabir says you couldn’t know the ONE. which shows you everything but you don’t know it.tu harasi harasi gun gay. Jaisaa hai taisaa raho. what is the use to know so many things? Everything is in existence due to that ONE but that ONE is not due to so many things. Only when we grind it. who will believe it? So Kabir says – be what you are and I will sing songs of your virtues with great love and bliss. Kabir says after much thinking. Hai jaisaa taisaa rahe. . doojaa kahu to gaari. Puhup baas te paatra. Let it be as it is. How can you know him? Kabir gives an example. The ONE who shows you this entire world.
The nearer we reach. Bin DaanDee bin paalaDe. He doesn’t do any partiality neither he does any favor to anyone. . he associates it with love. We just need to remember it. This situation is often called Birah or pang of separation. Only devotion is not enough.Moth & Flame – page-288) Here are some Dohas and Pads by Kabir on this love factor felt by the seeker. the more restless we become (to meet him). Even this tiny drop is again kind of an ocean of love flowing in our own heart!!! Saints have described this kind of love to make sure that there shouldn’t be any other expectations from our beloved but only love. the GOD is the root of all. ***The slenderest strands of love are more powerful than thick ropes of steel…. My Lord is the greatest trader. This is world of love and we can enter into it when we drop our head (ego) and make our way upon our own self. but pure and unconditional love. The Lord is the ocean of love and even we are tiny drops of the same but still the power of this love within us is overwhelming. Posted by Kabeer at 3:54 AM 0 comments Ishq Samandar Dil De Andar When Kabir speaks about the Lord. maarag agam agaadh. Kabir says – the path of our true home is quite difficult. tole sab sansaar. When we put our devotion towards him. Nature of love………. serves all family members yet the only thought hangs in her mind is the thought of her husband and the only pleasure for her is to meet him!! The existence is the ocean of love. It creates. (Arren Stephen . we take first step on this path.like a committed and dedicated wife does to her husband. There is some time when we have traveled some distance but we have not reached our destination. Saai meraa vaaniyaa. sustains and absorbs everything. but knowing all things won’t help you know the ONEthe source of everything. 1. Sees utaari pagatal dhare. his all trading goes on naturally. You will know all if you know the ONE. Kabir nij ghar prem ka. sahati kare vyopaar. we try hard to find it everywhere but the last resort is our Lord.The ONE. tab nikaTi prem ka swaad. Only then we can taste the divine drink of love. He does his trades without any scale and any balance. We feel this missing thing in life. A wife does all house chores.
to say feel love for everyone and everything. Doesn’t matter who wants to buy it. Mutia mera naau. Prem na baree upajai. you can trade for him only in exchange of your head. dooja kahan samaay. but at the end we find that is has to come through us. we can’t feel the absolute love. Raja paraja jehi ruche. Kabir says this trade is for Ram (Lord). Then only you can enter this house. I go where ever he pulls me. Kabir says. I come back to him and when he scolds me. neither can it be traded in the market. sir bin kadain na hoy.a devoted wife can’t put black kajal in place of sindoor. Whether it is a king or the public. When he calls me with love. dur-dur kare to jaau. you can’t find him.your head. that we have to be a medium only to flow this pure energy which is unconditional love. jo deve so khaau. He says . So dropping the thought of our being as separate entity and then make this flow a reality is what is all about taking off your head. we need to feel the oneness with everything. sheesh dei lai jay. And to know him. You can’t find him by only big talks. In the same way no one else can enter in a true lover’s eyes apart from his beloved. You can’t get your beloved without great effort. and so we start searching GOD. Khala ka ghar naahi Sheesh utaare bhui dhare.Kabir yah ghar prem ka. Gale Ram ki jewadi. Kabir rekh sindoor ki. which is prevailing in everything. Someone has said right that no human being can love you like your pet dog loves you! In human love there is certain kind of expectations. That is the only price possible for this trade. Our beloved one is the ONE. I go away from him!! I . Kabir is referring here that pure love. you can enter here only when you take your head off and put it on the earth. Kabir says it is not your aunt’s home where you can enter when ever you want. And the interesting thing is that we seek absolute love and everlasting bliss. This love doesn’t grow in field. jit khenche tit jaau. baataan mile na koy. His home is home of love. its price would the same. Kabir sauda raam so. He has the chain in his hand with which he has bound me. Without dropping your self completely. To-to kare to bahurau. Kabir kutta Ram ka. prem na haaT bikaay. But a pet dog loves for the sake of love. Jyu Hari rakhe tyu raho. tab paiThe ghar maanhi. Saai sent na paaiye.I am like the dog of my Lord. kaajal diya na jay. Until we think ourselves as separate entities. Nain ramaiyaa rami raha. Give your head and take love in exchange of it.
Likewise a brave and courageous person will be able to walk on the path of love.. But love is something which might be little but it will go through all ups and downs and throughout all your life. 2.. thoughts and karmas).. The brave and courageous people go through it.. only way to get out of this pain is to get completely burnt out.. sapuchai aur dhudhuaay.. and pain comes when we start feeling Lord’s existence and our relation with him but we are not able to meet him. People tend to fall in love. taahi na upajai prem...live the way he keeps me and eat what ever he provides!! Can we imagine loving him like that? What ever he provides is acceptable with pleasure. but to be with him. maha kaThin byohaar. Distance doesn’t make a difference to them. love is what matters. Jo hai jako bhwatam so tahee ke paas.. chanda base akaash... Our karmas and attachments start burning one by one but we feel the heat and pain till everything is . Immature and impatient man can’t get what love is all about... sugam khaDg kee dhaar. and if there is love. Birah-Baan Jihi Lagiya………. The wet wood of Birah(separation from the beloved.. distance doesn’t make any difference (so is true for your Lord and Guru). In the same way. Virah kee oodee laakaree... his love and his punishment are equal to us and we need not anything else. Kabir says it is only gold or diamond which is able to go through touchstone. The Kamodini(A white flower growing in water which blossoms when it is moonlight and fades in sun light) lives in the water and the Moon is in the sky still they love each other.desires... It is easy to jump into fire and it is also comparatively easy to bear wounds of sword. Here separation is from our beloved Lord. (Here wet wood refers to our mind full of filth. Kaanch kadheer adheer nar.. it is sure he will show up!! Jal me base kamodinee. kai heeraa kai hem. but it is far more difficult to love someone in the same way throughout the life. How to get rid of this sorrow o my dear friend. This love is rare. Dukh se tab hee bachihaun. to love him!! When we are able to attain this kind of love. Kah Kabir kasanee sahe. Kabir says the difference between temporary passion and true love. Agini aanch sahana sugam. whether it is worldly or divine. do a lot of madness and then they start loosing the passion. but it is the practice what is needed in this path. Neh nibaahan ekras. mostly taken in the context of two true lovers) just burns a little and gives smokes only. jab sakalau jari jaay.
Mati wai Raam daya karen. My two eyes are like waterfalls. (Padmini – Poetic word used for most beautiful woman) Kabir says you desire to meet your beloved and want happiness and joy? That is not possible. our all pain is gone and we are in infinite bliss. jyu dhuwaan jaai saraggi. Yes. True Sadhu is who doesn’t even tremble by this pain and has surrendered his body to this Birah. likho Raam ka naam. O my dear Ram. I will burn my body to ashes and will make ink of it. Saadhu ang n moDahi. Even if Lord doesn’t have mercy on me seeing this smoke. always dropping tears like the RahanT( two buckets used to pull water from the well) keeps throwing water. . it has bitten me at the very core of my heart. Dukhiya das Kabir hai. I keep calling his name like Papeeha( a bird which sounds like piyu meaning beloved) calls piyu –piyu. I will make pen of my skeleton and will write name of Ram and will send it to him. I will burn this body to the ashes and the smoke will reach to the heaven. rahaT bahai nis jam. Peer sahe binu padminee*. Papeeha jyu piv-piv karo. This Birah is like poisonous snake entered into the body. jyu bhave tyu khaav. kiya kaleje ghav. when she takes the little bundle of joy in her arms. but to burn all impurities. Lekhani karau karank ki. khaabe aur sobe. poot na let ulang. Likewise when we meet our Lord. likhi-likhi raam paThaau. dreams and desires. she will feel great joy but the way she gets this joy is through pain and sufferings. Hawas kare piy Milan ki. even the most beautiful woman goes through great pain to bear and give birth to a child and to take him in her arms. but the journey goes though great sufferings and difficulty so be used of it. to be eaten as it likes (body here refers to all layers of soul). Birah bhuwangam paisi kari. attachments. There is no other way to come out of this pain and to meet the Lord. Yahu tan jaalon masi karo. kabahu miloahuge raam. it will turn into rain and will put off this fire which is burning me. barasi bujhaawe aggi. Yahu tan jaalo masi karo. Sukhiya sab sansaar hai.turned into ashes and we come out glittering like pure gold. tell me when you will come to meet me. Nainaa neejhar laaiyaa. jaage aur rowe. au sukh chaahe ang.
our spiritual world starts growing and when you are able to cut the root of attachment to this world then only our soul bears the fruit of GOD Realization. te din mile na rati. nain gawaye roy. I wandered in mountains and I lost my eyes weeping for you still I couldn’t find the herb anywhere which could bring life back to me(refers to love what Kabir had been searching for). santo kahan bujhaau. I am getting burned in the fire of separation. the more it grows green. Je jan bichhuDe Raam se. jaate jeewan hoy. Ghaayal see ghoomat phirun. Birah jalaai main jalauan. the more you burn its woods. where else now would I turn to put this fire off? .) He is still unable to meet his love and he sees that whole the world is happy eating in days and sleeping in nights. when you cut its roots. Kabir says this tree is of great importance. Now I can’t concentrate (on anything) nor I can sleep. birah sataawe mohi. and no one is able to understand my pain and suffering. Chakvi (a famous bird in India – it is said that the couple are separated in night hours and meet each other in day time only) is separated from her beloved in nights but she is able to meet him in dawn hours. paachhe hariar hoy. darad naa jaane koi. Parbat parbat main phira. This separation is extremely painful. Wah booTi paaun nahi. Chakai bichhudi raini kee. jaD kaaTe phal hoy. I wander like a wounded person (who is going through great pain and can’t feel rest anywhere). neend na bhaawe.(Kabir lost his home in this world. This jungle behaves strangely (the jungle of consciousness). can’t meet him in day or night. Aage aage dau jale. The fire goes burning ahead and behind the fire it grows greener. What to say about Kabir who wakes up in nights and weeps for his beloved (without whom Kabir can’t find peace and happiness). Kabir is here talking about the consciousness spread to all senses in our body. then only it bears the fruits. this separation is being hard to me. O saints. Dhyaan na aawe. aai mili parbhaati. But we souls. who are separated from our beloved Lord. in search of his beloved. jalati jalahari jaau. but the river itself caught fire seeing me. I went to the river in hope to put off the fire. Mo dekhya jalahari jale. When we start turning off our outer senses. Baliharee ta birakh ki.
we will not be able to meet our Lord and find the ultimate love. taakan laage kaag. jiyara talafe maai. so the tree wouldn’t catch fire from me. But I . koyalaa bhayi na raakh.Birah jalanti main phiru. (Till a soul is become pure and is able to see the true self. Birhin piy pawe nahi. Chhanh na baiThun darapati. mati jal uThe bhuk. Koyalaa jal bhayo raakh. He has to live crying. uThe karaahi-karaahi. weeping and moaning. No medicine. mo birhin ko dukh. Jiyaraa yonhi lehuge. Sahib ajahu na aaya. mand hamare bhaag. Until these all are burnt and we become pure. Kabir dekhat din gaya. but it gives us pain and some kind of suffering also. Slowly our karmas and desires start burning. now the night is also at the end. Ram pukaari-pukaari. neither can I ask you to come to me. JeehaDiya chhalaa paDyaa. but poor me has great trouble.the great sinner. I wander here and there burning in the fire of separation. Aai sakon na tujjh pe. I can’t come to you. Kabir says – O mother. I can’t even find a shadow in hope of some coolness. birah tapaai-tapaai. The wood burnt to coal and coal burnt to ashes. the day was gone watching his way. it feels this pain and suffering). Main papan aisee jaee. my eyes are blackened watching your way and my tongue is burned calling your name (yet you didn’t come to me!). aushadhi lage na taahi. I know you will take my life burning in your separation only. Sisaki-sisaki mari-mari jiwe. Someone who is bored by the pang of separation can’t be cured. panth nihaari-nihari. kept burning yet couldn’t become coal or ashes. Mans gaya pinjar raha. Kabir is saying about the karmas and sins which need to be burnt when we start meditating. Birah-baan jihi laagiyaa. Lakadee jali koyala bhai. no drugs will help him. nis bhi dekhat jaai. This dear bride who is separated from her husband is restless without him. AankhaDiyaa jhaai paree. sakaun na tujjh bulaai. The Birhin (the bride separated from her husband) keeps waiting and watching for her . I fear sitting in the shadow of the tree. O my dear.
Knowing that her death is nearing. I am still waiting to see my beloved!! I have still hope even I am dieing. Chumbak bina nikale nahee. my strength lessens and if I laugh (I take pleasure in worldly things). (It bites me from within). Kabir is in the state that now he can’t bear the pain of separation and will die. a magnet works to pull it out. he starts being aloof from the outer world. he becomes saturated with love and bliss. when he will come to meet me? This is a metaphor of the souls waiting to meet the Lord. can’t enjoy anything now. and they keep asking to their Guru when they will be so lucky to meet their Lord.koti Jatan ko PhooT. Atakee bhaal shareer me. he looks like insane. only skeleton remains. thus even then he looks like insane to the outer world). Kaaga sab tan khaaiyo. my . and not being able to meet the Lord. mohe piya Milan kee aas.who have felt this separation from Ram. jiwe to bauraa hoy. eat all the flesh. chun chun khaaiyo maans. now no mantra works on it. Even if they survive. kab re milenge aai. birah tapaai-tapaai. teer raha hai TooT. people say it right. She is so desperate and sad. her health has gone down. Here Kabir is saying about our soul trapped in these physical and other layers of body and is unable to come out of it by itself. Birah bhuvangam tan base. Ek shabad kah peev ka. he will come to meet me and my eyes will show him to me!! Birhin udee panth siri. If I cry for him.husband. He requests to crows (it is common in Parasis to leave the dead body for flesh eater birds to finish it) – Please eat my whole body. my Sahib still didn’t consider me worth him. Kabir says my luck is so bad. Raam-biyogee na jiwe. but please don’t eat my eyes. Imagine an arrow which was broken while it was in our body and its sharp piece is still in the body. When all things fail. When this love truly happens to devotee. will not survive anymore. This poisonous snake of Birah(is Kabir referring Kundalini here??) entered in my body. There we need a Guru. mantra na laage koy. Jiyara yonhee lehunge. it is sure they will become insane. Now flesh is not on her body. hansu to Raam risaay. who has met with the Lord. has become charged and magnet like and he can pull our soul upwards. She asks – tell me something about my beloved. (When he meets the Lord. crows are watching (for her flesh). panthee bujhe dhaai. Jo roun to bal ghaTe. Do naina mat khaaiyo.Still her beloved didn’t come. Birhin waits near the path and runs to the traveler when someone goes on the way.
his mother doesn’t pay attention. I know you will take my life in this way only. mope sahyaa na jay. This body is like all colored (all notes of music) Rabab(a musical instrument).Lord will get angry of me.. burning me slowly in this pang of separation. she comes running and picks her child. kai saai kai chitt..angi na chaDhai maans. Raini na aawe neendDee. Kabir hari ka bhawata. kari rowan so chitt. he doesn’t bother showing himself.... He grows pale day by day like the betel leaves... AaTh pahar kaa daajhaNaa. Kabeer hansanaa doori kari. even his mother is busy with something. Now it is unbearable to bear this 24 hours pain and suffering (I can’t live without seeing you and I would prefer death than living without you). come to my home)…………. Aur na akoi sun sake. he starts crying. ***The same example is given by Ramkrishna. But when the kid wants to go to mother and doesn’t enjoy playing anymore. Bin rowan kyu paaiye. Tambolee ke paan jyu.... he comes to us. please give me death or show yourself. He can’t sleep in nights and is even worse in his health and body. the Birah plays is day and night. taahi naa cheenhe koi. People don’t recognize (his condition).. 3. So is true for the Lord. Oh my dear beloved. Sab rang taant rabaab tan. Raam biyogee tan bikal. prem piyaara mitt.. He says when a child is playing and laughing. No one is able to meet him without crying for him. din-din peela hoi. Yaa birhin ko maut de. Kabir says – the lover of the Lord looks like skeleton taking breathe somehow. Ramkrishna used to say even if you cry constantly for three days and nights reminding only him. but this cry should be from the core of heart as the child cries. But when we cry from the heart for him. O my dear Lord.. Baalam Aao Hamare Geh(O dear. it is sure he will show himself to you. Jheenaa pinajr saans. The person who is separated from Ram and is searching for his beloved is restless and even careless about his physical appearance.. . Kabir says stop laughing (enjoying worldly things) and make commitment to weeping. birah bajaawe nitt.. Its melody is hearable only to my soul or my dear beloved. yaa aapaa dikhalaay. Till he sees that we are enjoying here. At that time..
Bahut dinan ki johatee. A Satee( dedicated and committed wife) is the most beautiful woman even she is ugly and black and is dirty. kaise rahasee sang. tyuhi nain jhapeun. Kab mukh dekhyu peev. She is the dearest and the most beautiful woman in eyes of her . I will close my eyes. baaT tumharee Raam Jiy tarase tujh milan ko. I shall see the face of my beloved. Man parteet na premras. I will make the lamp of this body and will make the wick of my soul. man naahee bisaraam I am waiting and watching your way for so long time. Kab preetam hansi bolihe.Naina antar aav tu. Kabir says – My Lord came to me in dream. I wonder how will I be able to meet my beloved and how I will live with him (Kabir is here referring the immaturity and innocence of the soul when she fears about the unknown-the existence. Patibartaa ke roop par. Kabir supine Hari milaa. come into my eyes. Kabir says. joh rahee main panth. waro koTi saroop. My love is so firm. the love. and called me to wake up. Now I fear opening my eyes that this sweet meeting wouldn’t turn into mere a dream and I would loose sight of my beloved!! Is tan kaa deewaa karun. Me and my beloved live in the same home with each other. My heart is craving to meet you. I will pour the blood as oil in this lamp and in the light of this lamp. I don’t know any good manner. my mind can’t find peace and rest (until I see you). sowt liyaa jagaay. the Lord). My mind is not firm in faith neither I have love in me. yet I am Birhin(the bride separated from the groom). I am still waiting -when he will come to me and will take me and talk to me happily. Patibartaa mailee bhalee. As soon as you come. hau birhin sang kant. Lohee seenchu tel jyu. Aankhi na kholun darapata. na is tan me Dhang. Na haun dekhun aur kun. mati sapana hoi jay. O my beloved. neither shall I see anyone else. Eke grih ek sang me. kaalee kuchit kuroop. baatee melyun jeev. n tujh dekhan deun. nor shall I let you see anyone else. thus will keep you closed in my eyes. Na jano us peev su.
(*Language – Bhojpuri mixed Hindi) My heart aches without my beloved. juy pyaase ko neer re. Tan-man mor rahanT as dole. I call him desperately to come and take all my pains away. haro peer dukh jor kiyaa. Ab to Kabir behal bhaye hain. Sab koi kahe tumharee naree. When I will find my immortal groom. please come to my home. tab lag kaisaa neh re. Ann na bhawe. raTat piyaas piyaas. how can I feel your love? Now I don’t like eating. soon sej par janam chhiya. My body (being) is in great pain. grih ban dhare na dheer re. Kahat kabir suno bhai saadho. doesn’t care for me. saai bedardi sudh na liyaa. sab santan ke pratipaal. Kabir is indicating here that single minded devotion is what matters in the eyes of the Lord. I will sacrifice crores of beautiful (woman) for that one. Until I sleep with you being absolutely one with you. talaf-talaf ke bhor kiyaa. All people say that I am your bride. O my dear. now I can’t see even my way to go ahead. Nain thakit bhaye. Chhadyo geh neh lagi tumse. hari so kahe sunaai re. raini nahi nidra. Even if a soul is not so advanced and is not so pure but she is devoted to his beloved. man angana na suhaai. moko yah andeh re. Kabir cries his heart out – O dear.husband. Avinaashee dulha kab miliho. still my heartless beloved doesn’t remember me. My body and mind (soul) trembles like ranahT(buckets used to pull water from the well). Baalam aao hamare geh re. My eyes got tired watching the path ( on which he will come to me). Jyo kamee ko kamini pyaree. I can’t find peace in day and can’t even sleep in nights. neend na aawe. Talaabeli hot ghaT bheetar. Jal upajee. I spend whole the night this way. jaagat raini bihaai. bhai charan laualeen. bin dekhe jiu jaai re. Tum bin dukhiya deh re. My heart is restless without you like a lustful person feels for the woman and a thirsty person searches for the water. Kabir is going through great suffering. Din nahi chain raat nahi nindiyaa. who is the care taker of all saints? It is like I was . I can’t find peace at home or in jungle. panth na soojhe. Ekmek hwai sej na sowe. the Lord considers her beautiful and loves her and makes her path smooth. Diwas na bhukh. now he will die without seeing his beloved. is there anyone who can tell my beloved about my situation so he could come to me. Kabir says – O Saints. Talafai bin balam mor jiya. sleeping on this vacant bed (where my beloved is not with me) is a great shame for me. jaise jal binu meen. nor can I sleep a bit. Ram tumhaaree aas. Hai koi aisa par upakaaree. Main birhin ThaDhee mag joun. but I have doubt in it. Sejariyaa barin bhai moko. jala hee so neha.
Ram kahe te soochaa. Karo jaatan sakhee saai milan kee. Satee(dedication and commitment) and Warrior(fearlessness and determination) for that purpose.born in the water. only name of Ram is pure and true. Hoi nisank magan hwai nacho. I have only hope of you. Dewata pittar. taj de budhi larikaiyaa khelan kee. I don’t feel hunger in days neither am I able to sleep in nights and even don’t like my courtyard. she takes it as a symbol of commitment) so you keep your commitment to the Lord. He always gives example of Sadhu(un-attachment). now it is time to burn yourself to death. Drop all these thoughts. Sooro kaha maran the darape. hoihe jag me haansee. kunji bata deu talaa khulan kee. O my Lord. you will reach at the highest somehow. I left the home and absorbed in your love. attachment and illusion. just follow your journey. yahe gale me phansee. Kahe Kabir naav nahi chaaDo. This world. It is said that this existence is nothing but love or GOD. Unchaa mahal ajab ranag ranglaa. leenho haath sinhoraa. Don’t think twice. Aadha chal kar paachha phirihe. Kabir says don’t leave the boat. Kah Kabir nirbhay hoy hansaa. Now be doubtless and dance with great ecstasy. Dagamag ChaaDi de man bauraa. girat-parat chaDhi unchaa. Tana-man-dhan arapan karu wahan. satee na sanchay bhanDo. A warrior doesn’t have fear of death and a Satee woman won’t collect pots (She is going to be with her husband. like a fish would be dieing out of water. determination and un-attachment needed in the path of spirituality.). Yahu sansaar sakal hai mailaa. yah maarag chaurasee chalan kee. we are born in it. surat samhaaru paru paiyana sajan kee. Kabir is describing the commitment. society and prestige of your family – these all are just obstacles. Now my bed seems enemy for me (I can’t sleep) and I spend whole night waking and waiting for you. drop all greed. Kabir says – now don’t keep a doubt in your mind. GuDiya GuDawa soop supeliya. Here he is taking an example of Satee who is all three in one when she decides to burn with the dead body of her husband. people will laugh at you and will make big fun of you. Ab to jare mare bani aawe. bhuiyaa bhawaanee. Kabir says O dear sakhee (friend who is girl. I am standing by the side of the way watching your visit. Lokbed kul ki marjaada. lobh-moh bhram chhaaDo. saai sej wahan phulwa phulan kee. refers to soul). and am in love with the water still I am dieing crying for water (because I am not able to drink it and I am still thirsty. but are unable to find it. attached myself to your feet. chains around your neck. we are made of it and we search for it. There is great restlessness in me. it is useless for her). This world is all filthy. Now don’t look or come back from the half way. Like a Satee woman doesn’t fear for her life for a second when she takes SINHORA( small box used to keep sindoor) in her hands(when she decides to burn herself with the dead body of her husband. do everything in pursuit to .
he woke up early leaving you on the bed. abandon all your dolls and playthings (soop supeliya – things to do house chores. Tain bauree bauraapan keenho. they like to do these worship and prayers. she likes to play at that time. We spend our all life in sleeping state (our consciousness is not in waken state) without recognizing our beloved and tasting the . little girls play with their models) and drop this childlike attitude to play with dolls (fake things). Surrender your body. Shabd-baan ur-antar laage. now don’t get your days lost. So it is useless to tell her about real things. Your beloved is a smart one and you are a dumb woman (who can’t compete to her husband in love). celestial music. Kabir is simplifying the soul’s consciousness and recognition towards her Lord. but we never care for him. You poor soul. Raini gayee din kaahe ko khowe. Tain bauree sab soy gawaayaa. never did you make your husband’s bed. your husband is not with you. Worship of all deities and dead ancestors and worshiping mother earth and mother power are all the ways to come in this 84 lacs species again and again. find the gems.only those are awaken whose heart is bored by the arrow of words (shabd. Now you are grown up. Till a girl is not grown up.meet your beloved. why are you sleeping now? Your whole night is spent sleeping. and we do all worldly things but not anything to please him. Piy tere chatur tu moorakh naaree. Here Kabir is indicating to the ways people do worship of different deities and think they are real one. and he is colored in such strange color (you have not seen before). Jin jaaga tin maanik paaya. you spent all your life sleeping. Same is true for souls. Later the wife searches for her husband madly. until they are grown up and are ready to meet the Lord. There your groom’s bed is made of blossomed flowers. Wake up and see. Jaag dekh piy sej na tere. Tohi chhaDi uTh gaye sabere. Kabahu na piy ki sej sanwaaree. Kabir says . never recognized your beloved one while you were young. Soon he leaves us (bed-body. Those who keep awaken. wake up. she will not be able to understand the true meaning of marriage and groom. leads to that place. Jaagu piyaaree ab ka sowe. our self with all layers of being). Bhar joban piy apan na cheenho. Kabir says-It is time to get real life experience (you are grown up and now are ready to be bride). hold up your all consciousness and bow down to his feet. Kah Kabir soi jan jaage. Kabir says your soul (swan -free souls) shall become fearless there. like a foolish wife doesn’t understand her husband’s standards and doesn’t care for her husband and soon her husband gets bored with her and leaves her behind. in worldly sense it refers to words of love). According to Kabir. our own Lord is within us. Oh my dear. it is like playing with dolls. You poor dumb woman. you did all foolish things. Same way. I will tell you the key of the lock which when opened. Your true groom resides where he has highest palace. mind and wealth to him. with us.
sumati gahi leejiye. My feet don’t hold the ground properly and I fall again and again while trying to climb up. I fear I will fall. Open the door within you and keep the sound in your heart. keep remembering your Guru’s words and his feet in your heart. the Lord. Anchara phadi ke kagaj banay lai. I again try to climb up with great care and put my foot ahead. hope and disappointments of the soul when she tries to go within and to meet her beloved one. Bahiya pakad ke. you are so young and so immature. Kaise din katihe. obstacles. Kabir asks -how I will spend my days (without you) . Satguru shabd samhaari charan chit deejiye.Oh dear. Kabir says your beloved will meet you in your own heart only. Chhoro kumati vikaar. wohi paar Jamana. The Ganga is this side and the Yamuna on the other side. I will keep it with my heart. chawaye jaiyo Rama. Ang-ang thaharaay to bahu bidhi Dari rahun. chaDhun giri-giri paDun.I will tear my saree and will make paper of it. (Here Ganga and Jamuna indicate Ida and Pingla Nadi and hut in between indicates Sushumna through which we go inside in meditation. Phiri-phiri chaDhun samhaari. Paanv nahi Thaharaay. rahiya bataay jaiyo Rama. Baree nipaT anaari to jheenee gail hai. Unche nahi chaDhi jaaye. ATapaT chaal tumhaar. or how will you be able to meet your husband? Abandon all wrong thoughts and get attached to good thoughts. Karam kapaT mag gheri to bhram me pari rahun. where I could live in these days (while I have not found you). How long I will stand here in the hope to meet my beloved? The path is so narrow and high. milan kas hoi hai. Dil bich das Kabir mile tohi baawaree. how will I climb up? My heart is full of shame (a bride is supposed to wait for her husband and not to make a move by herself to meet her husband). Ehi paar Ganga. Apnee suratiyaa hiyare likhaye jaiyo Rama Kahat Kabeer suno bhai saadho. charan aage dharun.) Kabir says .nectar of love. My karmas and bad habits try to entangle me on the way and I fall in great illusion. Bichwa maraiya hamka. You keep your walk straight. Piya Milan ki aas. O saints. jatan bataye jaiyo Rama. AntarpaT de khol shabd ur laav ree.Tell me the ways I could survive without you. Kabir says. When my whole body trembles (the path is so slippery). and the path is so narrow. . I request you to imprint your face on it. Please make a hut for me in between. raho kablo kharee. please get me by arms and show me the path to my beloved. Kabir says (to the bride) . This metaphor represents the efforts. mane lajja bharee.
seetal kanTh lagaay. and so is true for the love and devotion to the Lord. piy ho sej chalo. surat jhakora khaay. to pursue the path of the beloved……… Milana kaThin hai. kaise milaungi piy jay. The pressure and fear of society (Kabir says it again and again.drop these three things also-Shame. Kabir brings this divine experience to the level where even a human can understand its overwhelming feeling and influence. O my dear soul. ***Ramkrishna has also said. In this pad Kabir says. lok-laaj bichhalanee. Adhar bhoomi janh mahal piya ka. deenho bhed bataay. Kabir says. think carefully and put your feet carefully ahead. bole madhuri baanee. Phoolan sej bichhay jo raakhyo. your sisterin-law and mother-in-law (villains in real life love stories. Khambha pakaD patang as Dole. or to say true committed lovers.O dear saints. and my feet are unable to stand on it. because even worldly love is a shame in society and people don’t have good thoughts about lovers. people laugh at the mystics in their lifetime and later they praise them). so he has told so many pads regarding this love factor. though later they sing thousands of songs about their love. my eyes are being sleepy. Sahib Kabir piya so bhetyo. This meeting is too difficult. paanv nahee Thaharaay. how I will go and meet to my beloved? Oh dear. So he sings absolutely like a bride who is so mad for her husband and nothing is dear to her except the company of her groom. Kabir was a poet before a saint and he was kind of lover rather than a devotee. Lok-laaj kul kee marjaadaa. I am going to meet my dear beloved. come to the bed (bed here refers to the body where meeting of the soul and her Lord takes place). I had made a bed of flowers but it is being faded without my beloved. Dhani bhai baree. this path is going so high and so slippery. piya bina kumhalaanee. Samujhi soch pag dharo jatan se. I want to sleep with you. purush bhaye bhola. My heart sings sweet and trembles like a kite stuck to a poll (Feelings lovers get – Sensations during meditation in context of divine love). Hatred and Fear. it trembles again and again. Dootee satguru mile beech me. hampe chadyo na jay. now I have dropped all the thoughts of shame and prestige of this world and society for my love. Unchi gail raah rapaTeelee. Though mystics take so many relations with the Lord to make their attachment so firm that nothing could shake them from their path. baar-baar dig jay. jaagat nanad jiThaanee. our physical senses in spiritual language) are awaken (they will disturb your meeting with your beloved). laaj tajee nahi jay. What I will do. and that is to meet her groom. Naihar baas basa peehar me.Ye ankhiyan alsaanee. but the most loving and unbreakable bond is that of husband and wife. put your feet on the bed so noiselessly. When I see . Kahe Kabir suno bhai sadho. dekhat man sakuchaay. He considers himself as a dedicated and committed bride who has only one pleasure in this world.O my dear beloved. Dhere paanv dharo palangaa par.
no words can describe it!! This is full time intoxiction which never comes down!! Yet Kabir has tried to describe this bliss and ecstasy in so many ways. Kahe Kabir aanand bhayo hai. youth or power. aasan so mat Dol re. Kabir says – we are the citizen of that state where neither caste nor creed matters. baajat anahad Dhol re. . Now Kabir has met to his beloved. rahaa kabeera hoy. Never be proud of the wealth. to grow up and then to meet her beloved.all these obstacles. This body –colored in five colors (made of five elements) is a fake. this great ecstasy is beyond words!! No worldly drugs or drinks can compare to it. jahan jaati-kul naahi. He rests in the infinite and unlimited field. anahad gaya. Dhan-joban ka garab na keeje. never speak a bitter word to anyone. There we meet in the form of Shabd(sound current. I can’t climb up to it. Kabir says . Sunnmahal me diyana bari le. It was so cool and blissful when he met and hugged me!! Toko piya milenge. Light your lamp in the void palace. Now I am in infinite bliss and the unstuck melody is resounding everywhere. Kabir pyala prem ka. raha kabeera soy The limited world is left behind and so is true about the anahad(region of the unstuck melody). open the veil and you will find the beloved. jhooTha panchrang chol re.my Guru. ghunghaT ke paT khol re. Behaddi maidaan me. Oh my dear. I spent my life in my parents home(Naihar – Kabir speaks a lot about it. don’t put it on. antar diyo lagay. I feel ashamed. kaTuk bachan mat bol re. the surat (consciousness) trembles (like a tree in the wind) while it tries to go upside. and don’t wave from your position. Now Kabir is in his true self. the true form of the soul) and not with this physical body. piya paayo anamol re. Shabd-milawa hoi raha. My beloved’s palace is high in the sky. Kabir says – the bride is too young and the groom is innocent. Kabir says I have found my priceless beloved in this palace by waking and making great effort. meets his beloved one and tastes the divine nectar of love. Ham vasi us des ke. Hadd gayi. deh-milawa naahi. Jag jugut so rangmahal me. The Lord prevails in everything. GhaT-ghaT me wah saai rahata.represents this world where this soul has come to be born. the messenger of love met to me in mid way and he told me the secret. Posted by Kabeer at 3:38 AM 1 comments Mast Qalandar When a seeker finds his true home.the Lord) so I have difficulty dropping this feeling of shame. Here are some dohas and pads.
. dubare paanch kaharawaa.Rom-rom me rami raha. Paai paai tu patihaai.. Ram (Love. bahuri na aibe ehi nagarabaa.. Ree maai ko beene. ratee ek tan me sancharai. I tasted all drinks.. ko beene. jab chaho taba nacho saharabaa. aur amal kya khay. Kabir says . Lover) is the great wine. most graceful and beautiful. . Kabir says that now he will not come back to this city (Naihar.your whole being gets changed. Kabir tastes the cup of love in his heart... No.. Naache taanaa naache baana. No.. I am wearing the clothes made of love and affection and I dance with great bliss and happiness. it is spread in his whole being. he made the divine drink of love. Raam rasaayan maate ree maai.. She doesn't know that I sold the paai (weaver's tool)... prem lagee ree maai. Sabai rasaayan main kiyaa. choohe katya taana ree. He tasted it himself and now has spread it all over the things around him (to people around him) and all are dancing with great joy and ecstasy.. The tools are like things and work organs we use here.here refers to the body) was shorter and narrow and the five Kahars( persons carrying the DOLI-here five elements) were too slim(weak). Ko beene. Kahe Kabir suno bhai sadho. I will never weave again. jaba chaho tab kholo kibarabaa.. paai-got) and will do good earning. Karagahi baithi kabeera naache. (still I made the journey to the palace of my beloved). I got this priceless necklace of Sat Naam. You consume a drop of it and it transforms you.. he has cut all threads.. he has found the palace of his beloved one. I am also dancing here at weaver's workplace. Talee kunjee hame Guru deenhee. you are something else now.. Prem-preeti kee chunaree hamaaaree. My DOLI(the carriage in which a bride is taken to her husband’s place. naache kooch puraanaa. Mother believes that I learnt weaving (paai-art of weaving. No other drug or drink is comparable to it. ko beene. parents’ place).. I made the great wine and spread it all over the paai (weaver's tool). Aise paai par bithuraai... Kabir has made good use of them. Saankar khaTolana rahani hamaaree. Now all are dancingtaana. nothing is as great as Love. My Guru gave me the key to open the door of the palace... baana( thread's linings for weaving) and the old brush. sab tan kanchan hoy.who cares to weave? I am absorbed in love.... God. I am totally drunk of it and want to live like it.. paai kee turiaa bech khaai. has sold all tools and has made all of them mad in divine love. Who cares to weave? I am drunk in the great wine of Him!! Kabir is referring weaving as the karmas people do here in hope of good returns. I am not weaving now. I open the door when even I want and go to meet him. prem samaan na koy. Like metal gets converted to gold. Payo satnaam gare ke harabaa. Maai ko beene. tyon ras paani banaayo ree.. all drugs. Now he will not do any more karmas to bind him here. This love is so divine and powerful drug.
haman duniyaa se yaaree kya. bhaTakate dar badar phirate. ham par barsyaa aai. Haman hai ishq mastaana. Whoever is separated from the beloved. who has tasted the great wine. naahee tan kee saar. Wherever I see I see his color only. he realizes that he himself is the same and nothing less than that. wanders here and there. Rahe aajaad ya jag me. Maimantaa ghoomat phire. Kabir says when this cloud of love rained over me. I need not any friendship here. bakee rahee na thaaki. why will I keep any baggage on my head? Hari ras peeyaa jaaniye. je kabahu na jaai khumaar. Lalee mere laal kee. looks like intoxicated all the time. the nectar of GOD?? Kabir says you can see the symptoms – the person who has attained the community with GOD. haman ko hoshiyari kya. Kabira ishq ka maataa.get drunk of this divine love and drop all thoughts of duality. My beloved is within my heart. bahuri chadhe na chaaki. Unhee se neh laaga hai haman ko bekaraaree kya. The ultimate realization happens when a devotee sees that everything is made of the same essence and there is nothing spared by GODLINESS. neither I am separated from him (for a fraction of second). haman sar bojh bharee kya. At that moment when the oneness occurs and the essence of Godliness which is nothing but pure love shows its true color to the devotee. doesn’t even bother about his body or appearance Kabir hari-ras yo piyaa. How will you know who is a GOD-realized soul. I went to see his colors but I am myself colored by his color. why will I be restless when I have found him (within me)? Kabir says . Antari bheegee aatmaa. If I have to walk over so narrow (like walking on a rope) path. I need not to search or wait for him. Jo bichude hain piyaare se.Kabir baadal prem kaa. wanders like the same. what is the need of being smart or wise? I am free in this world. dui ko door kar dil se. . jit dekho tit laal. Lalee dekahan main gayee. He doesn’t leave me for a moment. My love is only him. my heart and soul became cool and calm. I am drunk of his love. Hamara yaar hai hamame haman ko intejaari kya. Na pal bichude piyaa hamse. The color of my beloved is spread all over the world. Jo chalana raah naajuk hai. na ham bichude piyare se. main bhee ho gayee laal. We are in love with each other. Now the desert within me is blossomed like a forest. This intoxication never comes down. haree bhai banraai. he looks like insane. Paaka kalash kumhaar ka.
ab kachhu kaha na jay. Now it is not possible to say anything more. is a human.behad dono taje. only beloved remains. Now there is no me within me. I have already said what ever was there to say. only you were on my mind. Now it is only ONE and the duality is gone. and now I can see it is you only and nothing else. now there is no separate existence. no desires were left in my mind. Kabir wears the cloths of love and affection and dances madly. even when a person falls in love with someone. I called you. The person. Deepak deeyaa tel bhari. He will sacrifice his body and mind on those who are bound to the truth only. He is the truly realized soul!! Hari sangat sheetal bhayaa. dariyaa lahar samaay. When I thought about you all the time. who is within limits. .(Now my realization is complete). as the Lord showed himself by his own will and love. his consciousness is like infinite. he or she thinks about the beloved only. When the potter bakes the pot. Had . The person who travels to unlimited regions is a Sadhu. he shall not mix it again to make new pots. behad rahe so saadh. Now he enjoys the bliss day and night. Nisi waasar such nidhi raha aan ke prakaTa aap. pahiri Kabeera naach. when a person has realized the ultimate truth. Ek raha dooja gaya. I thought about you. my own self was dropped completely. jit dekhun tit tu. I see only you everywhere. taakee mata agaadh. Had me rahe so maanwa. ***Ramkrishna has given this example of baked pot so many times. Wari tere naam par. But the person who has gone beyond the limited and the unlimited. Tu tu karata tu bhaya. Kabir says that it is you only everywhere. When Kabir met to his Lord. Kabir says . all pain and sufferings of this world disappeared. I am sacrificed upon you. Kahana tha so kah diyaa.GOD-realization). mujhame rahi na hu. The river has met to the ocean. he will not come again in this world.When I drank the nectar of love (Kabir has said it as Hari-ras or Hari-jal at so many places. Prem-Preeti ka cholana. baatee dayi aghaTT. Tan man wapar varihau. When true love happens. and somehow it breaks.Jo koi bolo saanch. So is true for the GOD. I shall not come here again (I am baked up in the holy fire of knowledge/ self.realization). miTee moh ki taap.
he gives support of the other hand from within. baahar maare choT. Bheetar haath sahaar de. I will offer my head to him for this teaching. He found the master key of the beloved’s heart. Kabir is pure in his heart and mind like the water of the Ganga. the disciple is like cloth and the Creator (Name or NAAM) . still he wants to find love. talks about love (that is impossible). Lobhee sees na de sake naam prem ka ley.. That is why Guru is so important. sees dakshiNa dey. he got his mind and heart cleansed and put the love in it. While he strikes gently on its surface to shape it. He scolds them to remove all bad habits and negative thoughts but at the same time he keeps providing his love to them so they feel supported and get the courage to remove all impurities without getting any harm. Guru is like the potter. A greedy person saves his head. A true Guru only can do this miracle on spiritual path (but it is of the same importance in any other teaching field also). It gives them encouragement and power to fight and get themselves in good shape removing all impurities. There should be so intense love which could make them feel that they are not alone. is always with them. he is eagerly following Kabir!!! Posted by Kabeer at 3:26 AM 0 comments Satguru: Living God in Human Form Satguru: God in Human Form……….Pooraa kiya bisaahuNa. The Guru is like washer man. Prem piyaala jo pilaaya. Kabir has mastered the art of love. Now my shopping has completed here. doesn’t offer it to him. He is the beloved of the Lord. jaise ganga neer. My Lord gave me the lamp full of oil and the wick everlasting. now I won’t be coming again in this market (world). they are being cared and who so ever is giving them advices. Now the Lord is attached with this love. who has provided me the cup of divine love. The Guru also works on his disciples in the same way. The thinnest yet the strongest rope is the rope of love. Surati shila par dhoiye. Kabir man nirmal bhaya. saabun sirjanhaar. Guru kumhar sish kumbh hai. Kabir”. bahuri na aavo haTT. Paachhe Paachhe Hari phire. now the Lord follows him calling “Kabir. Here Kabir is saying a psychological truth of utter importance – telling someone about his or her faults and giving advices for betterment is not enough to improve them. gadhi-gadhi kaadhe khoT. kahat kabir kabir. who keeps working on the pot to make it in the shape. nikase joti apaar. Guru dhobi sish kaapaDa.
I found my Lord also!! Sure my Guru is greater than my Lord. Saat samudra ki masi karu. Go ahead and find a Saint Guru and you will get unlimited benefits. santon kee hee deh. If you can find your Guru by sacrificing your head. Sant guru mile adhik phal. you will get four benefits. so I could fall in this illusionary world!! I am saved by my Guru’s grace!! Yah tan vis kee belaree. Even I use this whole earth as paper. Sant purus ki aarasee. Gobind diyo lakhaay. but if you meet a Saint. Koti kaal jhakjhorahee. Guru gun likha na jay.is like soap. My Guru and my Lord both are now in front of me (by the grace of Guru)!! Tell me whom should I bow down!! Even there was Lord always present. tau na ho chit bhang. sant mile phal chaar. No matter how many times (Koti . kahe kabir vichaar. identity. but by the grace of my Guru. Deepak diShTi patang jyo. make pen of all woods and use the water of seven seas as ink. Guru Gobind dono khaDe. and my Guru is the mine of Amrit. Who so ever has full faith in his Guru. Wash away all your filth on the stone of Surati (consciousness) and see what a great light emerges from yourself!! Jaake man vishwas hai. bundle of desires and karmas). sada guru hai sang. . still this trade is a profitable one. kako laagu pay. his Guru shall always remain with him. You will find something priceless in exchange of this worthless head (ego. his concentration will not break. Sees diyo jo guru mile. you may get one spiritual benefit. Faith upon own Guru has this power to save his disciple in worse conditions. to bhee sastaa jaan. Teerath gaye se ek phal. I was not able to meet him. padata puree jaani. guru amrit kee khaan. lekhani sab banraay. This body is the mistletoe of poison. It was for my good that I met to my Guru or I could be at great loss!! As moth falls in the light of a lamp. still I can’t write all virtues of my Guru!! Bhalee bhai jo Guru milya. nahi to hoti haani. If you go to holy place. If you can’t find Guru. without him I couldn’t find my Lord!! Sab dharatee kagaj karau.Crore) Kaal plays trick to divert his mind. Baliharee Guru aapne. you are bound to fall in this poisonous well and destroy yourself.
Saints are like mirrors. One is river. Teen lok kee smapadaa. bahutak baiThe aai. saadhun dhara shareer. Guru samaan daataa nahee. Kabir says this is the brewery of the famous brewer. hauns rahee man mahi. You have to give your head in exchange of this drink. Kya le Guru santoShiye. yaachak shees samaan. This water is utilized by others. So is true for the saints. I have had this desire unfulfilled that I could give something to my Guru (in exchange of Name) to make him pleased. doorahi se deesant. second is tree. the brewer is the true Guru and the head is our false self. jag se rooThi phirant. Parmaarath ke kaarane. other creatures use them. Sir saumpe soi piwe. third are Saints and fourth kind is clouds. only then you can taste this drink!! This drink is the divine drink of love. His body grows thinner and he seems to be absent minded. you can see the invisible through their body. Kabir Guru ke bhaawate. so guru deenhee daan. but the brewer has put the strange price for the drink. nahi to piyaa na jaai. Trees never eat their own fruit. They are here to help worldly souls. They have cleansed their mind body and soul and the invisible reflects in them (That is why sometimes they call Saints the incarnation of GOD or GODLY power). Sarwar tarawar santjan. there is nothing compatible to that. debe ko kuchh naahi. chautha barase meh. He is indifferent from this world (is absorbed in his inner world!!). Parmaarath ke kaarane charo dhaaree deh. Tan chheenaa man anamanaa. Kabir bhaThee kalaal kee. Raam naam ke paTantare. Kabir says who ever loves his Guru and is beloved of Guru is seemingly different from others. nadee na sanchay neer. to get us out of this illusionary world.Lakha jo chahe alakh ko. They don’t have their life for their own sake or desires. ego. I don’t have anything equivalent to Name of Ram. The river never uses its water for itself. So many people came here to drink. Brichh kabahu nahi phal bhake. unhi me lakh je leh. These have come here to help and serve others and not for any own purpose. .
Kabir says when his time of departure came and Ram (Lord) called him back to his true home. He says he brought himself back after merging in the ocean of love-to be with true devotees of Lord. Jaka guru hai andhla. this way to enjoy their company. him nahi sheetal hoy. tako naam mahant. Kabir sheetal sant jan. diyaa Kabira Roy. he can’t show true path to his disciples. chela hai ja chandh. Nirbairee nihkaamataa. PhooTee aankh vivek kee. they don’t see who real saint is and who is a fake one. from the beloved one. is the real Saint. Jake sang das bees hain. Nahi sheetal hai chandrama. His disciples are bound to go astray. they have few but true . he started weeping. so he is the greatest beggar. Vishiyaa su nyaaraa rahe. naam sanehee hoy. who has only love for the Lord. they both are bound to fall in some dead well at some time. The disciple asks the wealth of GOD-realization and liberation which is priceless (much more than the wealth of three lokas). make their way smooth and pray Lord with them. (This coolness comes from the beyond. * The same interesting fact I found in Ramkrishna. he will not be able to get it there. The person who has no enemy and no desires and not even lust or greed for any sensual pleasures. People have their inner eyes of conscience blind. If a person is not fully GOD-realized and he becomes Guru. Saai setee neh. Kabir says – the Moon is not so cool and not even the ice is so cool. the origin of everything cool and blissful!) Ram bulawa bhejiya. santani aa ang eh. And Guru gives this wealth so without taking anything in exchange of that so he is the greatest donor. lakhe na sant asant. so baikunTh na hoy. Jo sukh saadhu sang me. He says there is a joy being with true devotees of Lord. They consider that person as a great saint who ever has a great number of disciples with him. dunyu koop parent. But a true saint doesn’t have many disciples. But the saints are really cool who are attached to the Name of Ram.There is no donor or giver like Guru and no beggar like the disciple. Andhe andha Theliya. who have fallen in the love of Ram. Beware of fake Gurus………. The same is also true for spiritual path. If the Guru is blind (unrealized) and the disciple is also blind. how can they progress further? If a blind shows the path to the other blind.
Kundalini sadhana etc. illusions (MAYA). Kabir says keep the company of liberated Saint who will get you unbound also. the best way to persue higher realities. common behavior of humankind including fake Gurus and right ways to live a good life. These are based on his own experiences so these are called “SAKHI” or witness. There are pads of separation. symbolic language which is not for common people. and no one can understand it. These are also of three kinds – I. First is where he talks about his enlightenment. Second kind of pads is of love where he sings like a woman.and determined disciples. First kind is where he talks about this world’s problems. but for spiritually advanced people. hame lakhe nahi koy. Only those who belong to that region would be able to understand it. Yoga. There are three kind of sayings – 1. Second kind of pads are where he speaks about truth stating all aspects of life. but as his sayings often have more than one meaning and sometimes the second one is more real and important so is true here. At first place he says about his origin which was Banars ( which is in East part of India). Kabir’s sayings have a mystical mask as he states in above Doha. the best way to behave in this world. Its actual meaning is that Kabir’s language is of the previous (poorab) region (which was the state of the soul when it was in its homeland) and only those will be able to understand it who belong to that land. chhute kaun upaay. a soul’s ignorance and suffering. pain of separation and of joy of meeting. 2.These pads are written in Doha and Chaupaai style and are called “Ramaini”( means going into lust. II. These are called Shabd. mortal and immortal. the way to indulge in this world ). Kar sangati nirbandh kee. 3. Third kind of pads is where he talks about different techniques and stages of sadhana that is meditation. dhur poorab ka hoy. a bride of the GOD full with love and devotion which sounds really interesting and mysterious. fulfillment and joy of meeting his beloved “the ONE”. If a bound person meets to another bound one. Posted by Kabeer at 3:22 AM 1 comments Long Journey Ahead: Pad of Different Stages “Bolee hamaree poorabee. This way he says about his cryptic. how can he be liberated? A chained person doesn’t have strength to unlock the other.” Kabir says that his language is which belongs to Far East region. pal me let chhuDaay. Hamako to soi lakhe. These are where he talks about his spiritual experiences. Bandhe ko bandhaa mile. I will try to explain as per my .
” Kachhe . So I think there must be some sound reason behind it.. ChhooTi gayi sansaaree. Guru Prasad amrit fal payaa.understanding why he sounds like that because I have found this tendency in Ramkrishna and other mystic writers like Rabindranath Tagore also. especially from Hindu and Muslim community. He faced great opposition from all Gurus of all religion and Panths active in India. I try to say things in simple way to make it understandable. jotahi jot samanee. Main kahata aankhin kee dekhee. tan ki tapani bujhaanee. so always spoke what the truth seemed to be to him. Third kind of mystic pads are in which he talks absolutely in symbols -a chain of symbols and these symbols are mostly taken from his early path Nathpanth. tahan mera man naache. Kabir was a illiterate person but was a great poet in heart. All main words represent meanings individually and they can make a whole statement if we can understand the meaning each word represents for.) . And as poets do. These pads are called ULATBANSI or opposite statement. Even there are examples of rude statements towards ignorant people. These are pads told in symbols which sound opposite to reality but they decipher some deep and mystic meaning which doesn’t match with words in pads even if we try to see it as metaphor and find a meaning in them. Sushaman naree sahaj samaanee. Doi puri joDi chugaai bhaaThee. III. “Avadhu mera man matawaara. Unmuni chaDha gagan-ras peewe. Main kahata surjhavanhaaree. Poora milya tabai sukh upajyo. He was kinda Mauji Jeev. he often sang his songs in great depth.” How can my mind and your mind act in the same way? What ever I say is my own experience. but you make it complex. Gud kari gyan dhyaan kari mahua. you know it only by books and so get it mixed. tribhuvan bhaya ujiyaara. became a part of his pads. Kahe Kabir bhav bandhan chhooTe. FYI Nathpanth was impressed and originated by Bauddh Tanrta Mat. In this post I am giving some pads of different stages of Kabir’s journey. Whatever came to him. I have seen them by my own eyes and you say what ever is written in books. In below lines he discards all opposition saying that he speaks based upon experience and others talk about scriptures and holy books…. peewe peewanhara. Sunni mahal me mandala baaje. That was the way for those mystics to keep sayings in safe way and only those who were able to achieve a higher stage could decipher it. chua maharas bhaaree. “Mera tera manua ek kaise hoi re.(to pull water out from a pond or well to make it empty-here refers to burn away all worldly desires. K Kam-krodh dui kiya paleeta. As well known. sahaj sushumana kaachhe*. tu rakhyo arujhaai re. bhav-bhaThee kari bharaa. Tu kahata kaagad kee lekhee.
Kabir says that it was Guru’s grace and blessings that he was able to get that fruit of immortality naturally.meditation as Mahua(a small fruit which is used in Indian villages to make local wine). Amrit jhare sada sukh upaje. shabdmahal by kabir. Gagana madhdhhe jotee jhalakai." Kabir says – “O Sadhu. MerudanD par daari dulaichee. Sit there in dhyan. When he closed his Mooladhar (An aasan in Yoga which is called moolbandh). karo gufa me wasaa. binasige taara. His body and soul are now feeling coolness. kanh gaya jog tumhaara. thus the Kundalini(Jogani) got awaken. the flow (sar. Thus his mind sat at the third eye (dareebe – a small window in palaces) and became intoxicated with the great wine. Gagana pawanaa dono binase. Sushmana became alive and active in body. Kabir says that now his tie-ups with this world and its illusion are broken and he is free. Kam-krodh dui kiya paleeta. paanee madhdhhe taaraa. And how did he be able to make this great wine?? He took true knowledge as Gud ( sweetmeat) . He put lust and anger as fuses. nikari gayo kehi dwaara. Kahe kabir jiy sansaa naahi. he was happy and joyous. So sumer par khak uDegee. make your home in the gaganmandal( a place in spiritual journey. the drinker is drinking this great wine. Manwa jaai dareewe baitha. a stage of Kundalini sadhana. jogee taaree laayaa. When you will be there you will be able to drink it through banknaal ( which in mystic world is assumed to start after sahasrar and leads the way ahead). Jo tum pawana gagan chadhao. Ghatige neer. Avadhu achchharhu te nyaaraa. so free that his soul (consciousness) or light within him became one with light of GOD. Kabir says no doubt remains in the Garden of unstuck melody.Kabir says to Avadhoot (commonly used for Nathpanthi yogi) or Sadhu – “My mind is drunk with the great wine. some explain it as a region which comes in the way of spiritual journey and is far below the actual place of GOD) and he is madly dancing in joy. kachcha jog kamaayaa. not sure whether he is refering gagan-gufa or a place higher).river) started rising above and reached to sky (gagan). and this world as bhaThee( the oven used to make the wine). This way Sushumna (Main nadee in three nadis) went up in natural way and Kabir. Kabir says that only when he got the whole (the GOD). Now that great wine is ready and Kabir is fully drunk of it. and is drunk with that great nectar (gagan-ras) and three Loks are enlightened. bank naali ras peeje. . Now Kabir listens the great music which is coming from sunnmahal (A place where GOD is supposed to be. tahaan jogani jaagee. magan bhaya ras laaga. also used in context of meditaiton which is done by pulling consciousness upwardly). put the lust and anger as fuses and this way he made the holy fire in which all worldly desires were burnt away. It is turned upward now (unmuni. sushaman yo tan laagee. there nectar is flowing and there is unbroken joy and happiness. commonly used as sunnmahal. "Avadhu gaganamandal ghar keeje. shabad anahad baagaa. Mool bandhi sar gagan samaanaa. He put two nadis (Ida and Pingala) as two woods in that oven to make the fire.
satt-asatt ke paraa. This ida. NON-DUALITY. But the Saints who have achieved self-realization say that Nirakar or Akshar is not the last stage of Realization. binase sushaman naaDee. But it is highly difficult way to go on. Kahe kabir taahi lakh jogi. so haia mukti-virogi. Jab unmani kee taaree TuTe. you will be liberated. But this achievement is not permanent. You have learnt unripe yoga. The person who shows the way till Akshar-lok (immortal world) is not true in giving salvation. He says HE is beyond the place of even Akshar – immortality. whoever tried to go on this way. There are two basic concepts of GOD in Hindu culture. To achieve the true salvation. Kabir here reveals the true path and the real goal to us. part of it working within creatures which makes them alive. he started telling people about it.one is SAKAR (GOD as form or avatar) and NIRAKAR (FoRMLESS one). Here he is trying to say its limitations. anTake munivr-jogi. The moment water dries away. utari jaye bhav-paaraa. pingalaa binase. called for spinal cord. go beyond the spoken and the unspoken. this way the Sumer (Sumer. They put colorful blanket on back ( merudandh.Ingala binase. you are unable to see them. see the thing which is beyond everything and you will go beyond the cycles of life and death. where does go your yoga at that time? Do you remain in constant communion with HIM all the time while doing meditation or doing work?? There is one path called adwait marg. But due to extreme difficulties on this path. . matter) and CHAITANYA(living or soul) or Kshar(which is destroyable) and Akshar(Which can’t be destroyed). but it is nothing but like a person seeing image of stars in water.they are JAD(non-living. it is also a mountain so said here in mischievous way) will turn into ashes. Kah aaru akah duhu te nyaaraa. Sadho shabd-saadhana keeje. Again they say there are two things working in this creation which eventually made all things happen in this form. tab kanh rahee tumharee. We saw in above pad how Kabir narrates about Kundalini Sadhana. This will help them understand later the FORMLESS ONE and follow the way leading to it.Respectively first is nature or matter (five elements) and and second is GOD. Akshar-lok ki gamm batawe. In this pad Kabir is explaining this to a Spiritual being – Sadhu or Avadhu. this way is for ONENESS. Once he realized the limitations of other ways. said for spinal cordthe place of three nadees ) and start doing meditation. the moment the flow of meditation stops. There is something beyond that – that is the real thing. got wandered. Adwait-viraag kaThin haia bhaai. The moment death ceases the breathes. People who have spiritual knowledge and depth say that the FORM or SAKAR are only to help ignorant people understand the concept of something super natural power within their limited knowledge and concentrate upon that so they could sharpen their vision. the truth and the untruth. You try to meditate and pull your wind (here referring the five winds used to pull consciousness upward to raise Kundalini) and you do raise it to Gagan-Gufa (inverted cave. but when your meditation breaks and you come down to your natural consciousness then where is your yoga with GOD?? In meditation you see the light in sky. A place in spiritual journey which comes between Sahasrar and TrikuTi ). There are many Panths or ways to pray GOD. pingla and sushumna will be perished away one day.
Shabd ki choT lagi mere man me. he has colored me with all colors yet he is beyond of all colors. the lover of HIM (sounds like it is about the believer of SAAKAR) speaks Shabds (words and bhajans). every body talks about these words. Now no medicine seems to cure me. Shabd bhed nahi paawe. shabd kahe bairaagee. The place which is the origin of this sound. the creation. all faiths. AushaDh mool kachhu nahai laage. un-struck melody). bedh gaya tan saara. gagan-bhed hai nyaaraa. Shabde ved-puraan kahat hai. Here it says about creation of Sound plus the illusion created by written books and words also. ShaT-darshan sab shabd kahat hain. This Sound made this world with Maya (illusion) and all this creation is nothing but sound’s work. Shabdahi guru. **(Here for reference I would like to give an example from Ramakrishna – he often used to tell stories. no Doctor has the remedy of this wound. Sound is the Disciple and Monks but very few understand its mystery. All deities. Kabir says it is visible world of the Sound. jehi antargat soojhe. kya kare baid bichaara. but even they couldn’t get the resolution. So far we have reached here. it is the real thing. Monks and Sanyasis(Renunciate) wear their special dress after knowing the words about HIM (refers words in books). Try to locate the place and be there. but few know it when they seek and find the truth within themselves. sarv rang se nyaaraa. shabd so biralaa boojhe. when he plays the music!! The wound of the Shabd hurt my mind. where Kabir found his Guru and followed his way of meditation upon Sound. Sahib Kabir sarv rang rangiya. Saai shishya aur guru mahaatam. All holy books like Ved and Purana talk about the Shabd (here it refers about book of words or worldly language). words of worldly language and Sound) but they are unable to know the secret mystery of this sound. shabde ker pasaaraa. This is one of his favorites . Shabde maaya jag utapaanee. Kah Kabir janh shabd hot hai. is the secret of everything. soi shabd gah leeje. So sweet is the melody!! He says – O dear Satguru. Kabir says his Sahib is the greatest. rituals and all things that are being carried out with spoken. GOD. shabd muni shish bhaye.Jaasu shabd te pragaT bhaye sab. He heard that amazing sound and now is unable to focus on anything else. Sound is the Guru. Keep your attention to the sound from which all things sprang out. the outer surface. HE is playing with me with colors of Sound. written or unspoken laws and words. Shabde sur-nar-muni sant kahat hain. shabd kahe anuraagi. monks and saints talk about this Shabd (here it refers in both meaning. it is beyond expression. All holy people are trying to know the secret of it. Kabir says – O dear Sadhu. all six schools of philosophy (six branches of Indian ancient philosophy) speak Shabd (words of books) and the Sanyasi (one who has left worldly things -vairagee) also speaks about the shabd. Shabde suni-suni bhesh dharat hain. and it is slowly spreading all over my body. Sur-nar-munijan-peer-auliyaa. disciple and the great Guru all are nothing but Sound. koi n paawe paara. He throws colors upon me. mope saai rang daara. symbolic to convey the mysterious experiences. Satguru ho maharaj. shabde sab Thaharaawe. humans. do the meditation of Shabd (sound.
Kabir says that in this way Sadhu (Kabir) became fearless. Udaya aur ast ka naam naahee. uterenge us Thay. Diwas aur rain tahaan neku nahi paaiye. which couldn’t be anything less then absolute Love of GOD – the original liquid of all colors!! AaTHahu pahar matwaala laagee rahe. There is no day or night and all time light is spread from the ocean of light and love. Worthless to say that as he was a poet in heart. People who know something about sant-mat can see that whatever he is saying here is not the ultimate truth and experience. he just dipped the cloth in the bucket and lo! The same desired color was of the cloth! A person was watching this entire process. Kaanch ko tyaag kari saanch laagaa.He speaks and catches the truth and truth only. he asked that I don’t want any cloth colored. Please give me the same thing you have in your bucket!!) This way kabir got the wound of Love with the grace of the Guru and kept searching for the medicine. whole day and night) with the nectar of GOD. he is intoxicated 24 hours a day (Pahar is three hours. Here . Brahm kee chhaul me saadh jeewe. Pooranaanand bharpoor dekhaa. Ajahu beDa samud me. So here in above pad he speaks about the experience of the place where according to him. eight pahar mean 24 hours. We can make a diversion and see this Doha for the proof – **"Pahunchenge tab kahenge. from where anahat sound is originating (Saints say there are different sounds or melodies at dfferent stages but this is the place where a seeker starts hearing this sound and gets unexplainable bliss !!). he kept singing and talking about his experiences throughout the journey to share his joy and bliss. Prem . boli biguche kaay. It will be good if I speak about it after I reach the destination safely. he left all illusions (raw nature) behind and got attached to the truth. Sadaa aanand dukh dand vyape nahi. Gagan ki gufa tahaa gaib ka chandanaa. Saying something right now can make me proud. Kahe kabir yon saadh nirbhay hua. This is the place of Gagan-Gufa. Kahe Kabir ras ek pekha. The fear of death and birth vanished. It is the cave in the sky (gagan-gufa). can hinder the journey. When he saw that each and every color is coming from the same liquid. What is the surprise here for Kabir! He kept searching until he reaches at the place where only happiness and joy remains and nothing else. I will like to say to those people that it is quite possible that Kabir kept saying his pads while he was on the journey.– There was a cloth dyer who had a bucket full of some liquid. he is drinking this holy nectar whole day and night and moves in the swing of Brahm. Bharam ur bbhranti tanh nek aawe nahi. AaaThahu pahar mastaanaa maataa rahe. Saanch hi kahatu aur saanch hi gahatu hai. because my boat is still in the mid sea (bhavsaagar or the sea of world). AaaThahu pahar kee chhak peewe.parkas ke sindh maahee.There is no sunrise or sunset yet a strange light is spread all over. Who ever came to him and wanted the cloth to be colored in any particular color. Janam aur maran ka bharam bhaaga. In these lines he says that it is not good to say anything right now (about spiritual experiences).
Ram sanehi na mare. kaayaa kashT na dharu.is all joy and happiness and no sorrow at all. In above pad Kabir says that that way of natural samaadhi is the best. Guru prataap jaa din te upajee. kaan na rundhu. Aankh na mundu. which makes us . sunder roop niharu. those who do ajapaa jaap or maanas sumiran will also die. This way Kabir says again about experiences after realization – Jaap mare. Kahon so naam suno so sumiran. UThat baiThat kabahoo na chute. What ever I eat and drink is his worship only. I don’t pray another GOD. to be towards GOD) and it is what I want to say you all. meditation or something like that. Now home and the desert are alike for me. malin waasanaa tyagee. This communion never breaks. Ramakrishna said once that among all devotees. Now I don’t need to close my eyes. khaw-piyo so poojaa. bhaw na rakho doojaa. unbroken Sound and all bad habits have left me now. which is ultimate bliss. With the grace of my Guru it triggered in me and grows day by day. Jo kachhu karau so sewa. aisee taaree laagee. nothing less than the WHOLE. he didn’t need to do any yoga. Those who do sumiran and jaap will die. Shabad nirantar se man laaga. anahad hu mari jay. Girah ujaad ek sam lekhon. holy places) and whatever I do is only his service. He was able to commune with him with open eyes! Such is the power of love. ajapaa mare. Khule nain main hanshans dekhu. Santo sahaj smaaadhi bhalee. yahi paragaT kari gaai. to block my ears and to trouble my body. Here no illusion can stand in mind and I saw the only one thing joy -all around there. such it the great power of love. poojaun aur na dewa. din din adhik chalee. But when it happens. I got attached and absorbed in the same. it has the magic power to call his beloved at the wish as if HE is chained with this love. The person who has gone till the region of anahad or Sound may die. soi parikarma. My attention attached to the unstruck. Where ever I walk. it is danDwat (to lay down in prayer) to him. When I sleep. This is the nectar of love. Now I see him with my open eyes !! When Kabir got his final realization which was love and only love for GOD. Janh-janh Dolun. Now I see HIM happily with my open eyes! Now whatever I speak is his NAAM. whether I sit or stand up. But the person who loves HIM can’t die. is nothing but parikrama( the ritual to move around idols. Jab sowon tab karaun danDwat. temples. Kabir says it is a way to be always upward (unmuni – the state of being upward in meditation. it makes the beloved run towards the lover!! Does it matter whether the beloved is a human or non-human creature or even GOD? HE is thirsty for love that is why he made this creation out of his desire. kahe Kabir samujhaay. whatever I listen is his SUMIRAN. Kahe Kabir yah ununi rahanee. It is the whole of joy and happiness. There is a place which is beyond sorrow and happiness. Sukh-dukh ke ek pare param-sukh. love happens to very few. I don’t see any difference between them. tehi me raha samaai.
doesn’t even bother about his body or appearance. When we experience something extra ordinary. The person who travels to unlimited regions is a Sadhu. Even if the person wants to hide it. It can’t be hidden in anyway. behad rahe so saadh. sanmukh de deedaar. kabahu na jaaye khumaar. wanders like the same. At the time of our birth (here it refers spiritual birth or the moment when this creation came in existence and we as separate being came into picture) HE was the only friend and when the journey of the soul has come to an end. the known language is often incapable to express it. who has tasted the great wine. The person who is within limits. So we begin using symbols which reflects the . This intoxication never comes down. to keep it as secret and tries to do so. HE opens the veil within your being and shows HIMSELF in front of you!! HE only is our true friend. Had . If we want to make our feelings public. Jatan-Jatan kari daabiye. The more he tries. I see HIM only as true friend. Had me rahe so maanwa. we have to use the same language which public uses and to give the best possible hint of what we experienced. naahee tan kee saar. Maimanta ghoomat phire. June 14. So graceful is his presence in devotee’s heart. you can know it instantly. Posted by Kabeer at 3:19 AM 0 comments Saturday. 2008 The Mystic Pad-1 Most of the time Kabir talks in symbols and metaphors. Kabir says when HE comes in someone’s heart. so kyu chhanaa hoi. he looks like insane. taakee mata agaadh.immortal!! Here are few references Kabir gives to recognize a GOD-Realized soul. only it took whole journey from the origin to coming down this material world and going back to our source to make us realize this truth!! Hari ras peeya jaaniye. Baal sanehi saaiyaa. But the person who has gone beyond the limited and the unlimited. It can’t be kept under thickest veils. he can’t. his consciousness is like infinite. the nectar of GOD?? Kabir says you can see the symptoms – the person who has attained the community with GOD. He is the truly realized soul!! GhaT kaa pardaa kholkar. looks like intoxicated all the time. the more its light comes out. is a human. Jihi hirde Hari aaiyaa. awe ant kaa yaar. How will you know who is a GOD-realized soul. tau ujaalaa hoi. HE has been our friend throughout our all lives.behad dono taje.
experiences become so much unearthly that worldly language is not enough to describe it. I worried about how could I be able to obey you and go there. The spinning wheel got more strong by putting its parts tightly. This is due to the reason that once a mystic goes higher and higher. Yah man ranjan kaarane. Like other mystics. the origin and maker of it (GOD) can't be destroyed. Devlok mar jaayenge. parigo sog-santaap. it doesn’t make any sense. badhaiya na mare. Baba mor byah karav. But what a surprise that after meeting you. please find a suitable groom for me and get me married with him. I can do thousands of karmas. he generally uses the love and marriage symbols. When we see all statements at first glance. charkha diyo diDhay. because there is no continuity in narrations. I felt the great pain and sorrow. We saw this surprising event that daughter got married with father. All deities in heaven will die one day. Groom’s father came to bride’s father’s home and brother of the bride came to meet the sister. The father of Guru met to father of soul ( they seemed to be different. At that moment this wheel of kal or creation seemed to be much clear and organised. charkha lakhe jo koy. aaye bahu ke bhay. GoDe chulhaa. charkhula jin jare.Beejak. We have to understand each statement as a separate statement and then make continuity among them. Main katun sut hajaar. Pratham nagar pahunchte. soul got the truth that it is one). charkha diyo diDhaay. but the carpenter can not die. dai –dai. Ek achambha ham dekha. The first time I got initiated. Jau lon achchha bar na mile. I knew that though everything can be . whoever knows the secret of this wheel. meanings and emotions. interesing yet not easy to understand. Shabad – 68 Even if this spinning wheel gets burnt. Now I can say the truth because the real knowledge is mine. but after realization. Samadhee ke ghar samdhee aaye. So symbols and metaphors are used to solve this problem. When I saw all things so clearly. O dear Guru. tau lon tumahi bihay. ek na mare baDhay. But if this spinning wheel doesn’t get burnt. who has made this spinning wheel to please his desire. If this wheel doesn't get burnt and destroyed. and until I realize it and meet HIM.nearly meaning to people by making their relevent experiences matching with that extra ordinary. Please marry me while you are trying to find the groom. my soul got connected to my creator ( father. When I entered the city. Kabir says. If this Wheel of Kal gets destroyed. When Kabir wants to say the unconditional and extrem joy of being with Him and his love. please keep me in your shelter. I shall weave thousands of yarns. Jau charkha jari jay. --. Kahahi Kabir suno ho santo. Below is one of his mystic pads. becomes free form this world’ tieups. supreme soul). achcha barahi takaay. One statement doesn’t end and second starts. tako aawagaman na hoy. the carpenter can never die. Jo yah charkha lakhi pare. O dear father. there are a lot of symbols Kabir uses. please connect my heart to HIM. because it is the strongest feeling and highest joy known to people. jo biTiya byahal baap.
you will not have to come in this mortality.vanished. who has created this wheel can't be destroyed. Kabir says that who knows the truth behind this wheel. After the GODRealization. but the infinite. can't be trapped in this creation. .