Sohbet of the Week (05 - 23)

Sufi Poems – Kabīr - 16

Hazrat Inayat Khan tells about Rabindranath Tagore, his friend from early youth: ‘Although a degeneration caused by extreme materialism prevails throughout the whole world, it is not yet too late to find personalities in all walks of life who still wish to arrive at the proper goal.

Rabindranath Tagore translated into English a book of verse by Kabīr, an uneducated man, a weaver from childhood whose livelihood depended upon his weaving; but through his continual seeking after unfoldment, he arrived at the goal. He told his experience in everyday language, but his book is looked upon today by the people as a holy scripture’.

That Secret Word


Oh, How may I ever express that secret word?

Oh how can I say He is not like this, and He is like that?


If I say that He is within me, the universe is ashamed:

If I say that He is without me, it is falsehood.


He makes the inner and the outer worlds to be indivisibly one;

The conscious and the unconscious, both are His footstools.


He is neither manifest nor hidden,

He is neither revealed nor unrevealed:


There are no words to tell that which He is.

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