As India celebrates Kabirdas’ 643rd birth anniversary, we look at some of Sant Kabir’s teachings. How Sant Kabir’s 2 liners (dohe), poems, teachings are written and preserved so beautifully that people remember even to this day.
Since childhood, we have been hearing from our parents, elders, teachers quotes such as “Kaal Kare So Aaj Kar Aaj Kare So Ab”. Did we ever wonder who was the person behind those lines which set a base in our childhood? He was none other than poet Sant Kabirdas.
Sant Kabir is one of the very few historical which is widely respected and appreciated by Hindus as well as Muslims.
Sant Kabirdas’ English Messages and Quotes
“Many have died; you also will die. The drum of death is being beaten. The world has fallen in love with a dream. Only sayings of the wise will remain.”
“All know that the drop merges into the ocean, but few know that the ocean merges into the drop.”
“If you want the truth,
I’ll tell you the truth;
Listen to the secret sound,
the real sound,
which is inside you.”
“The river that flows in you also flows in me.”
“What is God?
He is the breath inside the breath.”
“If you don’t break your ropes while you’re alive, do you think ghosts will do it after?”
“Wherever you are is the entry point.”
“The sun is within me and so is the moon.”
“Listen, my friend. He who loves understands.”
“The Lord is in me, the Lord is in you, as life is in every seed, put false pride away and seek the Lord within.”
“Slowly slowly O mind..
Everything in own pace happens,
Gardner may water a hundred buckets..
Fruit arrives only in its season.”
“You have left Your Beloved and are thinking of others:
and this is why your work is in vain.”
“Faith, Waiting in the heart of a seed, Promises a miracle of life which cannot prove at once.”
”Life the veil that obscures the heart, and there you will find what you are looking for.”
“Just throw away all thoughts of
and stand firm in that which you are.”
“When at last you are come to the ocean of happiness, do not go back thirsty.”
“Do not keep the slanderer away,
treat him with affection and honor;
Body and soul, he scours all clean,
babbling about this and that.”
“As the river enters the ocean,
so my heart touches Thee.”
“Whether I be in the temple or in the balcony, in the camp or the flower garden, I tell you truly that every moment my Lord is taking His delight in me.”
“The Kazi is searching the words of the Koran, and instructing others;
but if his heart be not steeped in that love, what does it avail, though he be a teacher of men?”
“You have slept millions and millions of years.
Why not wake up this morning?”
“If you cannot understand something, then you have understood it incorrectly.”
“When I was, there was no God (Hari), now there is God but I am not.”
“Kabir says, only they are pure who’ve completely cleansed their thinking.”
“You kill life and call it an act of religion. Then what is irreligion?”
“So high is my Lord’s palace, my heart trembles to mount its stairs: yet I must not be shy, if I would enjoy His love.”
“Why run around offering water?
There’s a sea in every house.
If anyone is thirsty,
by hook or crook, he’ll drink.”
“I offer myself to an image;
the great being beyond boundaries
and beyond beyond”
Disclaimer: The quotes have been taken from the internet.