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Kabir | A Poem

An interesting poem by Kabir:

“Friend, hope for the Guest while you are alive.
Jump into the experience while you are alive!
Think….and think….while you are alive.
What you call salvation belongs to the time before death.

If you don’t break your ropes while you are alive,
do you think ghosts will do it after?

The idea that the soul will join with the ecstatic
just because the body is rotten-
that is all fantasy.
What is found now is found then.
If you find nothing now,
you will simply end up with an apartment in the City of Death.
If you make love with the divine now, in the next life you will
have the face of satisfied desire.

So plunge into the truth, find out who the Teacher is,
Believe in the Great Sound.

Kabir says this: When the guest is being searched for,
it is the intensity of the longing for the Guest that does all the work.
Look at me, and you will see a slave of that intensity.”
—Kabir

Today’s quote: “Drop the “me” and there is Nirvana here and now”–Buddha

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2 Responses

  1. wonderful poem……..

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  2. Thanks Abhijit, Kabir was awake, a Buddha. Two students ask him once about the shortest path to the Source, and he replied: “If the Source is near there is no need for a path. It makes me smile to see fish in the water athirst.”

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