Hindu Muslim 1.

(A Muslim) dwells on the Prophet's way; But, without Wisdom, how shall he know the end? Let thy bowings be of Faith and Knowledge of mind thy object of (study) And, then thou See-est the Presence of thy Lord where soever thou See-est. (Shloka, M. 1) 2. Thou sayest thy prayers five times, giving them five names. Let Truth be thy first, Honest living the second; and the good of all, thy third; Let the fourth prayer be the honest mind and the fifth the Praise of the Lord; Let the fourth prayer be the honest mind and the fifth the Praise of the Lord. Say thou, pray, the Prayer of Deeds, and be thou thus a (True) Muslim; Any other prayer is false and, false is their value. (Majh Var, M. 1) 3. Hard it is to call oneself a Muslim; If one has these (Attributes) then alone is he one: first, let the faith in Allah seem sweet to him. And then with this as scraper, let him scrub his inside clean of Ego. And, with faith in the leader of his faith, let him break the Illusion of life and death. And submit to the Will of Allah, and, Believing in his Eternal Creator, he should lose his self. And, Nanak, if he is merciful to all creatures, truly he is acclaimed as a (true) Muslim. (Ibid) 4. He, to whom the two ways are revealed as one, is Blessed; (But) he, who believes not (in it), burns in his own inner fire. (Ibid) 5. Wherefrom have the Hindus come? Wherefrom the Muslims? Who is it that created the (two) paths? O, man of evil intent, reflect on this in yur mind; Who, pray, is the Creator of heaven and hell? O Qazi, which is the book that you've read, For, they who read and reflect like you are wasted away. As they know not the essence. Circumcision is made for love of the woman, so I shall not be convinced (of its use). For, if the Lord so Wills that I be born a Muslim, I shall be circumcised by God Himself. If circumcision alone makes one a Muslim, what is to be done to a woman? For, she is our other half, and she leaves us not, so why not remain a Hindu? Give up your book and dwell on the Lord, and oppress not life. Kabir has taken to his only Lord, but the Muslims (like you) are frustrated by their fruitless strife. (Asa Kabir) 6. The Hindu is blind; the Muslim is one-eyed, The wise, all-seeing, is (only) the one Wise in God. The Hindu worships at the temple, the Muslim at the mosque, But Namdeva worships the God, who has no temple, and no mosque, to call His own. (Rag Gond Bilawal, Namdev) 7. Some call Thee Ram, others Khuda. Some Serve Thee as Gosain, other as Allah. (1) But, O Beneficent Lord, Thou art the only Doer and the Cause. So Bless me Thou with Thy Mercy, O Compassionate One. (1-Pause)

Some go to the (Hindu) holy places, others go to perform Hajj, Some offer Thee oblations, others bow down before Thee. Some read the Vedas, others the semitic Texts, Some are robed in white, others in blue. Some are called Turks, others are termed Hindus, Some seek the (Hindu) Heaven, others the (Muslim) Paradise. (4) Says Nanak: "He, who realises the Will of the Lord. He (alone) knows the Mystery of the One, All-powerful God." (Ramkali M. 5) 8. Now that the turn of the Sheikhs has come, the Primal Lord is called Allah; And the (Hindu) gods and temples have been taxed; such is now the way! The ablution pot, the prayer-mat, the call to prayer, have all assumed the Muslim garb: even God is now robed in blue. And men have changed their tongue and the Muslim way of greetings prevails. O King, the Master of the earth, if Thou canst do all this, what power have I (to challenge Thee) ? For, the four corners (of the earth) greet Thee, and every home rings with Thy Praise. (Basant, M. 1) 9. If thy God lives only in the mosque, to whom else belongs the rest of the world? The Hindu finds the God's All-pervading Essence in the image; so both Know not the quintessence. O Allah, O Ram, I live by Thy Name, O Master, be Thou Merciful to me? The Hndus see their God in the south, the Muslims in the west; But search thy God only in the heart, for, thy heart is the Seat of God. The Brahmin fasts (yearly) for twenty four days, once every Ekadasi, the Qazi in the month of Ramzan; Lo, they keep out God for eleven parts, and find the treasure of Bliss only in a single month ! Why bathe in Orissa, why bow low in the mosque? If one has Guile in the heart, then, what use is one's going out for a Hajj, or saying the prayers five times in a day ? (4) O God, all men and women that one sees are but thy Manifestations, And I am thy child, and all Gurus and all Prophets are mine. Says Kabir, "Hear ye men and women, seek only the refuge of the One God. And utter only the Lord's Name that ye are ferried across." (Kabir) 10. O Mullah, say thou, if this is the justice of thy God; Nay, nay, only thou art rid not of the complex of the mind. Thou seizest life and killest the 'dust' of its body and callest it pure food: But, the undying, pure Soul, Mergeth in God: then dost partake of the pure, or the impure part of it? What use is it to purify thyself through ablutions, And to bow down to thy God in the mosque. When thy heart is impure; and while thou sayest the five prayers, these avail, thee not, nay, not even thy pilgrimage to the Kaaba. Thou art Impure from within, and knowest not the mystery of the Pure, Immaculate God. Says Kabir "Thiswise thou hast missed entry into thy Lord's heaven, for, thy mind is pleased with Hell." (Prabhati Kabir) 11. O Mullah, why standest thou on a minaret; thy God is not deaf; Pray, See thou Him within, for whose sake thou criest out thy prayers so loud !

Why, O Sheikh, goest thou to the Kaaba, without patience in the heart: For, he, who has not a whole heart, how would he attain to his God? (Shlokas of Kabir) 12. I was going as a pilgrim to the Kaaba, and on the way I met my God unawares, And he quarelled with me saying: who told you I was (only) there? 13. I went time and again to the Kaaba to become a Haaji, But tell me, O God, what's wrong with me that Thou Spoke not to me? (Shloka of Kabir) Guru III, Sri Rag 4. I have cleansed my body from outside, But my mind is full of passions. Ravidasji, Gauri Rag 5. The hypocrite keeps fast; He will neither attain God nor be honoured. Kabirji, Gond Rag 6. By wandering about in a Yogi's garb, One cannot get salvation. Guru III, Basant Rag 7. His heart is polluted, And he shows himself to be pure; He has lost the game of his life. Guru III, RamkaliRag 8. His mind is full of deceit. And he calls himself a saint, His desires are not fulfilled, And he meets his end in shame. Guru III, Gajri Rag 9. Says Nanak: Those who are pure from inside live with the Guru for ever. Guru III, Ramkali Rag 10. The heart is full of spite, Yet he talks sweetly, He meets his end in misery Guru V, Gauri Rag 11. By mere fasting, One cannot attain God. Kabirji, Gond Rag 12. A yogi is recognized neither by his clothes, Nor by his dirty garb. Guru III, Shlokas 13. Inwardly our hearts are dark but outwardly we appear bright; We pretend to copy those who wait on the Lord at His gate, And are absorbed in the Lord, enjoying the utmost bliss.

Guru I, Sri Rag 14. With sandal paste on the forehead, And beads in the hand, They have disguised their real self, Thinking the Lord a toy. Kabirji, Bhairo Rag 15. The hypocrite closes his eyes and nose to deceive the people; He closes his eyes with his fingers saying; I see the three worlds; But he knows not what passes just behind him Guru I, Dhansri Rag 16. Those who are lost in greed and passions, Cannot cheat the Master, They make a show of their piety, But their minds are intoxicated with the wine of Maya; 17. They have followed the devil, And have to pass through many births, They suffer according to their actions. Guru V, Gauri Rag 18. He cannot be attained by mere talk; Through the grace of the Guru, He resides in the heart. Guru I, Asa Rag 19. A hypocrite shall never attain, The Supreme God. GuruIII, Shlokas 20. If your heart is crooked what is then the use Of your going on a pilgrimage to Kaaba or saying the Nimaz? Kabirji, Prabhati Rag 21. Those who make a show of Nimaz, Do not hesitate to devour men; Those who wear sacred thread, Do not hesitate to use the dagger. Guru I, Shlokas 22. Small indeed is the merit of making Pilgrimages, penances, compassion and alms-giving, If one has not been within oneself, And has not bathed in the ambrosial river within; If one has not felt holy inspiration within, If the seed of nam is not put in the soil of heart, And if love has not yet sprung. Guru I, Japji 23. There is deceit in his heart, And outwardly he prays; What is the use of his going on a pilgrimage to Kaaba? Kabirji, Prabhati Rag 24. The falsehood and deceit cannot remain con cealed for long, The false appearance vanishes. Guru IV, Gauri Rag 25. He changes many garbs and wanders, But there is deceit in the heart; He does not reach the palace of God, After death he becomes a person full of filth. Guru I, MajhRag

26. Those who wear dhotis of three and a half yards length, Those who wear threefold sacred thread, Those who wear rosaries round their necks, And carry shining pails in their hands, Are not the saints of God; They are the cheats of Benaras. Kabirji, Asa Rag 28. He recites the holy Mantras, But tells lies; That is the condition of this Guru-less person. Guru V, Maru Rag 29. The Qazi sits for administering justice; He tells the beads of rosary, And makes a show of the Name of God, He accepts bribes and harms the right cause. Guru I, Ramkali Rag 30. The disciple turns to the Guru for food, For the love of food, he comes to dwell with the Guru. Guru I, Asa Rag 31. He studies Vedas but quarrels, He doth not remember God and hath no respect. Guru III, Sorath Rag 32. There is a mark on the forehead, And a rosary in the hand, This is the garb; People have considered God as a toy. Kabirji, Maru Rag 33. O heretic, do not be hypocritical, Always remember the Name of the Lord. Namdevji Ramkali Rag 34. We are good at talk, But vicious in our deeds, Our minds are black from within, Though they appear white from withou; We mimic the ways of those, Who serve at the Lord's door. Guru I, Shlokas 35. Man doeth evil deeds and pretends to be pure, In the Lord's Court, he is bound down like a thief. Guru V, Gauri Rag