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Saint Kabir's Pad (religious quotes)

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Kabir Ke Pad -1 1. Sadho dhokha kaaso kahiye. Gun me nirgun, nirgun me gun, baaT chaaDi kyu bahiye. Ajar amar kathe sab koi, alakh na kathana jaai. Naati saroop varan nahi jaake, ghaTi-ghaTi rahyo samaai. PyanD brahmanD chaaDi je kathiye, kahe Kabir Hari soi. Ved kahe sargun ke aage, nirgun ka bisaraam. Sargun nirgun tajahu sohaagin, dekh sabahi nij dhaam. Dukh sukh wahan kachhu nahi vyaape, darasan aaTho jam. Noore Odhan, noore Daasan, noore ka sirahaan. Kahe Kabir suno bhaai saadho, Satguru noor tamaam. Whom shall I speak this deceiving stuff O Sadhus. It is the formless residing in various forms and virtues and forms and virtues in the formless, why then abandon the right path and go astray? Kabir here indicates the nature of duality and that everything came out of the One and that One is the meeting point of all-good and bad, Saint and Sinner, Form and Formless- nothing is spared by him, he is the sustainer of all. Till we think and divide things, we cant see total reality. Kabir says they all say he is the immortal and indestructible, but how can the unfathomable be described in words? He doesnt have any form or color yet he is penetrating in all things, all beings. When you see and speak beyond the PinD(Individual Being) and

BrahmanD(universal Being), then only his true being can be perceived. Vedas and Holy Scriptures say that beyond the Forms is the region of Formless, but Kabir says unto you O dear bride of the Lord, abandon the thoughts of Form or Formless and recognize your true place. At that place neither pain nor misery resides nor any happiness and pleasure. There you see the divine 24 hours all the time. There you wear the light, you sleep on light and the light is your pillow. It is all light, light of your true Master.(at the end, it is shown to the disciple that GOD and Guru are but one and it is all his playfulness Light and Sound at the root). 2. Avadhu aisa gyaan vichaar. Bhere chaDe su adhadhar Doobe, niraadhaar bhaye paar. UpaT chale su nagari pahoote, baaT chale se looTe. Ek jebaDi sab lapaTaane, ke baandhe, ke chooTe. Mandir paisi chahu disi bheeje, baahari rahe te sookha. Sari mare te sadaa sukhaare, anmaare te dookha. Bin nainan ke sab jag dekhe, lochan achhate andhaa. Kahe Kabir kachu samujhi pari hai, yah jag dekhya andha. Kabir says - O Avadhu, think of this understanding. Those who took a boat were drawn (in this journey) and those who went ahead without any support have crossed the ocean. Those who abandoned the royal path have reached their own city and those who started their journey on the highway, are robbed in

midway. This is the same chain by which all are tied up, whom can I say free and who would be called chained? Those who entered in the temple are drenched from all sides and those who stood outside are dry and thirsty. Those who have killed the mind are always at peace. But those who are not able to kill it, are always unhappy and suffering. Without eyes (these eyes) you see everything and you may be blind even when you are having these eyes. Kabir says I am so surprised to see that whole the world is blind (without inner eyes, without the light of GOD). In the above pad which is addressed to Avadhu, Kabir keeps a puzzle. Ordinarily a boat only can take you to the other shore and on the highway you are safe. But in the illusionary world of Maya it is opposite. Till you try to secure yourself by supports you cant cross. You have to abandon all supports so the existence can show you the way and you can learn to swim. Support is provided but by the Lord. Our own supports are not going to help. So first thing is to surrender helplessly, without any support. The royal road is the road which is taken up by all people, so it is a mass mentality road. But in spiritual quest everyone has to walk his own path and this is abandoning the royal path and going to unknown ways. By transcending unknown one reaches his own true home. It is the same chain of own mind which makes everyone think that their way is the right one and they are all tied up. Those who have entered in the temple of their own being are drenched by his grace showering all over. But those who stand outside remain dry and thirsty. The mind is real trouble who doubts everything. Only when mind comes under

control we can be happy. Those who have opened their inner vision are able to see without eyes and there are people who have eyes still they are blind. Kabir asks the Avadhu Did you understand? This whole world seems blind to me". 3. Dagmag chhaDi de man baura. Ab to jare mare bani aawe, leenho haath sinhora. Hoi nisank magan hwe naacho, lohb moh bhram chaaDo. Sooro kaha maran te Darape, satee na sanche bhaaDo. Lok ved kul ki marajaada, ihe gale me phaansi. Aadha chali kar paachha phiriho, hoi hain jag me haansi. Kah samsaar sakal hai mailaa, Ram kahe te soocha. Kahe Kabir naav nahi chaaDo, girat parat chaDi unchaa. O my mad mind, now stop wavering. Now it is high time to burn and die, now I have taken the SINHORA* in my hand.** *(small pot in which Indian married woman keeps sindoor- a symbol of her love and dedication towards her husband) **(refers to the time when a woman gets ready to die with her husband after his death to accompany him in higher life). Kabir indicates his dedication and commitment towards his Beloved and that mind must die before he could proceed further in his inner journey). Kabir says- now

there is nothing to fear, all fears and worries are coming to an end with you, now is the time to celebrate. Sing and dance madly. Drop the habit of greed, attachment and illusions. A warrior never hesitates in sacrificing his head and a Sati would never decorate the body (to please anyone else). Both are ready to live and die for their Lord only. People always laugh at them who walk on spiritual path. Sometimes the society norms and family restrictions are so high that they have to cross over it. Kabir says that if you keep thinking of prestige, society and family name and fame, they will become chains around your neck. Drop all of them. If you walk half way and return, people will make more fun of you, it is a real shame. I say to you, this world is a big place of filth and dirt, only those are pure who meditate upon Ram. Kabir says dont leave the boat of Name; you will sure reach to the true place anyhow anyway. 4. Chalan chalan sab koi kahat hai. Na jaane baikunTh kahan hai. Jojan ek pramiti nahi jaane. Baatan hi baikunTh bakhaane. Jab lagi hai baikunTh ki aasa. Tab lagi nahi Hari charan nivaasa. Kahe sune kaise patiaiye. Jab lag tahan aap nahi jaiye. Kahe Kabir yahu kahiye kaahi. Sadhu sangat baikunTh yahan hi. Everyone speaks to travel (to the heavens) but who could tell us where this heaven is? Those people who dont even know to measure YOJAN(a measurement

unit for distance) here on the earth they also speak and describe about how far and how beautifully designed the heaven is!! Kabir says I say to you my friends, till you hope for the heaven, you will not find place at the Lords lotus feet. How could you believe by speaking and hearing how it is till you dont reach there by yourself? Kabir says whom should I tell this (who will believe me) that the heaven is right here right now in the company of true saints. 5. Re yaame kyat tera kya mera. Laaj na marahi kahat ghar mera. Chaari pahar nishi bhoraa, jaise taravar pankh basera. Jaise baniye haaT pasaara, sab jag kaaso sirajanhaara. Ye le jaare, ve le gaaDe, in dukhini dou ghar chhaDe. Kahat Kabir sunahu re Loi. Ham tum binasi rahega soi. What is there in saying mine and yours? Dont you feel ashamed when you say that this house is mine? This stay (in this world) is just like the birds taking shelter on a tree in night hours and flying away when the dawn arrives. Like a trader spreads all his trading goods in the daytime and in evening he winds up all of them, similarly the Creator has spread out this vast creation of universe(s) which he will wind up in night. When we die, some are burnt and some are buried. In this way they all leave this house (temporary). Kabir says O Loi, listen to me. I and you all will die. Whatever will remain after that that is the real thing.

6. Man tu paar utari kah jaiho. Aage panthi panth na koi, kooch-mukaam na paiho. Nahi tanh neer, naav nahi khevaT, na gun khenchanhaara. Dharati-gagan-kalp kachhu naahi, na kachhu vaar na paara. Nahi tan nahi man, nahi apanapau, sunn me suddh na paiho. Baliwaan hoy paiTho ghaT me, waahi Thaure paiho. Barahi baar vichaar dekh man, ant kahu mat jaiho. Kahe Kabir sab chhaDi kalpana, jyo-ke-tyo Thaharaiho. O my wandering mind, what do you plan? Where will you go to the other shore? There neither is the path not the traveler; you will not find even a narrow path or destination. There neither is water nor any boat or boatman. There is no rope to pull the boat either. There neither earth nor sky or time remains. There is no limit or unlimited. There neither body or mind exists nor is self existent. You will not find anything (suddh remembrance, memory) in that great void. You just be courageous and sit within your very own being you will find the real place there itself. You think it over again and again but at last you are not going to go anywhere. Kabir says stop all kind of imaginations. Just stop where ever and in which condition you are. The way lies there.

7. Jyu man mera tujh so, yo je tera hoi. Tata loha yo mile, sandhi na lakhai koi. Kabit jako khojate, paayo soi thaur. Soi phiri ke tu bhaya jaako kahata aur. Maare bahut pukaariya, peer pukaare aur. Lagi choT maramm ki, rahyo Kabira thaur. Kabir as a Guru says Like my mind is overflowing with love for you, only if your mind also could become like this. At that moment both would get sealed like two hot irons join together. Not even a join can be seen, both have become one. Kabir says what I was seeking for, I got that place. The thing you considered the other (the L