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KABIR DAS

                  
KABIR DAS


year of birth : 1440   |  place of birthLahartara, INDIA

parents : Family of Muslim weavers Niru and Nima

nationality : Indian |  occupation : Weaver and Poet

teacher/guru :  Vaishnava Saint Ramananda  |    spouse : Loi

  “ Listen to the secret sound, the real sound,

which is inside you. The one no one talks of

speaks the secret sound to himself, and

he is the one who has made it all ” 

    

 “ As long as a human being worries about

when he will die, and what he has that is his, 

all of his works are zero. 

When affection for the I-creature and

what it owns is dead, 

then the work of the Teacher is over ”  

 

BOOKS BY THE MASTER      

The weaver's songs “ … “ Selected couplets from the Sakhi in transversion “ … “ The Kabir book “ … 
“ Bijak … Ocean of Love: The Anurag Sagar of Kabir “ … “ Maailma luule. kuldne klassika “ … 
“ The Target is Behind the Sky “ … “ Poemas Breves “ … “ Songs of Kabir (Dover Books on Literature & Drama) “ … 
“ Kabir: In the light of Kriyayoga “ … “ Kabir (Penguin Classics) “

Kabīr (also Kabīra) 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.

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 theSant 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 843,171 in the 1901 census. His writings include Bijak, Sakhi Granth, KabirGranthawali and Anurag Sagar.

The Great Saint Kabir Das is mostly known through his poetic works, he is rarely recognized as a Great Saint belonging to the highest peak of spirituality. Amongst the several saints that have blessed our country, Kabir Das, the well known mystic poet, deserves a major credit for bringing about a revolution. He was a man of principles and practiced what he preached. People called him by different names like Das, sant, bhakta etc. As Das, he was referred to as the servant of humanity and thus a servant of divinity.

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