Kabir

(1440 - 1518 / Pratapgar, Uttar Pradesh, India)

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Kabir (also Kabira) (Hindi: कबीर, Punjabi: ਕਬੀਰ, Urdu: کبير‎) was a mystic poet and saint of India, whose writings have greatly influenced the Bhakti movement. The name Kabir comes from Arabic al-Kabīr which means 'The Great' - the 37th name of God in Islam.

Apart from having an important influence on Sikhism, Kabir's legacy is today carried forward by the Kabir Panth ("Path of Kabir"), a religious community that recognizes him as its founder and is one of the Sant Mat sects. Its members, known as Kabir panthis, are estimated to be around 9,600,000. They are spread over north and central India, as well as dispersed with the Indian diaspora across the world, up from ... more »

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  • Rookie - 0 Points Joseph Jeremiah Naye (6/16/2015 9:40:00 AM)

    A very puzzling poem, short but not lacking in suspense. Naye Joseph.

  • Gold Star - 31,733 Points Gangadharan Nair Pulingat (7/6/2014 3:57:00 AM)

    A great saint poet of India who stood for peace, kindness, and brotherhood.

  • Freshman - 824 Points V P Mahur (1/27/2014 3:02:00 AM)

    A poet unique in his vision and great soul forever.

  • Rookie Vineet Chhikara (5/27/2013 6:33:00 AM)

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  • Rookie Arron Fowler (1/8/2013 12:14:00 AM)

    Brilliant writer i enjoy reading all the spiritual poems

  • Rookie Nikhil Sharma (12/14/2012 12:21:00 PM)

    he was a philosophical and spiritual writer.....he is the idol of many hindus and I adore him as a writer!

  • Rookie Dubos Jean Patrick (9/30/2012 10:55:00 AM)

    bra is not in any way to be associated with urdu script, for sure close to hindi, of course in the la guage of kabir one will find urdu, arabic, persian and may be else words according to the person who wrote his messages that came to us today which one are true kabir saying that has been the work of scholars to decide after long years of work in this field

  • Rookie Nadine Lockhart (9/15/2012 3:09:00 PM)

    Does anyone know whether the Braj dialect (which he spoke) was closer to Hindi or Urdu script when his poems were first written down (by someone other than he as I understand he did not write and all his poem were in the oral tradition) ?

  • Rookie Eyear Dugg (9/13/2012 12:54:00 PM)

    Ghanta, ...

    NO COMPARISON BETWEEN ENGLISH AND HINDI: : :

    HINDI IS BEST AND VERY OLD LANGUAGE AND HAS A VERY DEEP MEANING WORDS: : :

  • Rookie Eyear Dugg (9/13/2012 12:51:00 PM)

    And yes, ...
    if yo want to spread his poem worldwide...plz du dat...

    but IN REAL AND ORIGINAL LANGUAGE.. and make hindi as a international language...
    m with yo...
    but m against wot yo did...

    MIND IT:

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Best Poem of Kabir

Abode Of The Beloved

Oh Companion That Abode Is Unmatched,
Where My Complete Beloved Is.

In that Place There Is No Happiness or Unhappiness,
No Truth or Untruth
Neither Sin Nor Virtue.
There Is No Day or Night, No Moon or Sun,
There Is Radiance Without Light.

There Is No Knowledge or Meditation
No Repetition of Mantra or Austerities,
Neither Speech Coming From Vedas or Books.
Doing, Not-Doing, Holding, Leaving
All These Are All Lost Too In This Place.

No Home, No Homeless, Neither Outside or Inside,
Micro and Macrocosm Are Non-Existent.
Five ...

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