Sohbet of the Week (38 - 22)

Sufi Poems - Kabīr - 7

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’.

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Are you looking for me?

 

Are you looking for me?

I am in the next seat.

My shoulder is against yours.

 

You will not find me in the stupas,

not in Indian shrine rooms,

nor in synagogues, nor in cathedrals:

not in masses, nor kirtans,

 

not in legs winding around your own neck,

nor in eating nothing but vegetables.

 

When you really look for me, you will see me instantly —

you will find me in the tiniest house of time.

 

Kabīr says: Student, tell me, what is God?

He is the breath inside the breath.

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Heartily.

Puran


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