Saturday, August 30, 2008

Great poet of India Saint Kabir

Today’s generation can feel proud about the great works done by ancient saints which are still very much relevant even in the present world. Kabir is also one such saint who is believed to be born in Varanasi city of India in 1398 (as per the current opinion). He is also believed to be died in 1448 in the same city. Saint Kabir has presented a great wisdom in form of his small poems and verses about world, spirituality, god and happiness in front of us.

The main attraction of the Kabir’s work is that he presented infinite knowledge of the world so wisely in few words which is otherwise very difficult to achieve. All this only suggest towards the great intellectual abilities of Kabir. Kabir is called a mysterious person because there are number of things which are still not known about him. Kabir was a Muslim weaver; however, some stories about him suggest that he was born of a Hindu mother but brought up by Muslim weaver family.

However, there is no confirmation about this fact is available so far. Kabir is also believed to be illiterate and he used to give his discloses orally. Today most of the literature available about Kabir is collected by the follower of Kabir. Kabir and his verses also got place in Sikh religious book Shri Guru Granth Shahib. Kabir has made great influence on the Indian people and culture; and still there are large numbers of people across the world those are getting benefited from his work.

Kabir lived his life very simply and as per his own terms and conditions. He does not like to be followed or treated like a big saint or Guru. His advice to the people is to search god inside and not in the outside world. His complete work is really a great master piece which every person needs to read for at least one time.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

i am trying to know about kabirji, there seems to be some error in year of death in the page i read today. 13 sep.08

Anonymous said...

Kabir is here ... now. His life is his message. If you try to look for him in past events, or dare think of him through his accomplishments, then you will miss the essence.
He never parted. The body is no more. The body was only a means anyway. His essence is here now and has always been.
He lies in each of your breath. NOW is the moment ... Try not to search for him outside as he has never been separate from you. The real Kabir is within, awaiting still...

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