Kabir

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

Are You Looking For Me? - Poem by Kabir

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.

Kabir says: Student, tell me, what is God?
He is the breath inside the breath.


Comments about Are You Looking For Me? by Kabir

  • Mohammed Asim Nehal Mohammed Asim Nehal (2/17/2016 5:39:00 AM)

    मोको कहाँ ढूंढें बन्दे,
    मैं तो तेरे पास में ।

    ना तीरथ में ना मूरत में, ना एकांत निवास में ।
    ना मंदिर में, ना मस्जिद में, ना काबे कैलाश में ॥

    ना मैं जप में, ना मैं तप में, ना मैं व्रत उपास में ।
    ना मैं क्रिया क्रम में रहता, ना ही योग संन्यास में ॥

    नहीं प्राण में नहीं पिंड में, ना ब्रह्माण्ड आकाश में ।
    ना मैं त्रिकुटी भवर में, सब स्वांसो के स्वास में ॥

    खोजी होए तुरत मिल जाऊं एक पल की ही तलाश में ।
    कहे कबीर सुनो भाई साधो, मैं तो हूँ विशवास में ॥ (Report) Reply

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  • Pietro 6 (2/14/2016 3:06:00 AM)

    Deep thought expressed in this poem, that I like. (Report) Reply

  • dimeji Odulaja (9/15/2015 1:58:00 PM)

    Beautifully crafted (Report) Reply

  • * Sunprincess * (8/29/2015 1:06:00 PM)

    ...............beautifully penned and an amazing line ★ Kabir says: Student, tell me, what is God?
    He is the breath inside the breath. (Report) Reply

  • Akhtar Jawad Akhtar Jawad (5/16/2014 6:35:00 AM)

    A great man, a great saint and a great poet. (Report) Reply

  • Howard 'the motivational poet' Simon Howard 'the motivational poet' Simon (4/4/2010 12:37:00 AM)

    Searching for the invisable is always excited. Well done my friend. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, March 30, 2010



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