Treasure Island

Kabir

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

Hiding In This Cage


Hiding in this cage
of visible matter

is the invisible
lifebird

pay attention
to her

she is singing
your song

Submitted: Wednesday, May 02, 2012
Edited: Wednesday, May 02, 2012

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Collected from Beloved May I Enter: Kabir dohas and other poems, Translated by Sushil Rao

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  • Gangadharan Nair Pulingat (4/3/2014 9:14:00 AM)

    Kabir the great poet of India whose poems are for the benefit of perfection of humanly living in this world. Though humans are borne equal their upbringing and cultural background owing to different circumstances are different. If they have a inner calling and gave sufficient advises in the intial stage they could become masters of the world.The cage is supposed to be the human body and hiding in this cage is the soul itself. For becoming a perfect human being we have to pay attention to the inner calling of the soul and this poem is an advise to all of us who are borne in this world to lead a good and model life with perfection and good will that I understand. (Report) Reply

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