Mystic of Varanasi

Today is the birth anniversary of the Bhakti saint Kabir Das who lived around 1440 – 1518 CE.

Kabir, the mystic of Kashi (Varanasi) is well-known and loved for his wise rhymes (dohe) that have lived on for centuries.

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The one who understands the power of love has achieved wisdom, and wisdom may not be measured by the books one reads.

Kabir’s poetry is exceptionally beautiful, deep, direct and candid. The teachings behind his words are conveyed quietly but impactfully, without losing their sweetness or freshness.

Over the ages, the followers of Kabir and the lovers of his enchanting poetry have memorized, pondered and performed his couplets to seek spiritual awakening. He shared his knowledge with all – regardless of the faith or caste of his listeners and followers.

Love All.

(c) ram H singhal

Compiled for : Beyond the Rainbow

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