Kabir Das Quotes in English

Kabir Das Quotes in English

  • “I am not a Hindu, nor am a Muslim I! I am this body, a play of five elements; a drama of the spirit dancing with joy and sorrow.”
  • “If you don’t break your ropes while you’re alive do you think ghosts will do it after?”
  • “Admire the diamond that can bear the hits of a hammer. Many deceptive preachers, when critically examined, turn out to be false.”
  • “When the bride is one with her lover, who cares about the wedding party?”
  • “Look at you, you madman! Screaming you are thirsty and dying in a desert, when all around you there is nothing but water!”
  • “Plunge into the truth, find out who the Teacher is, Believe in the Great Sound!”
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  • “If you don’t break your ropes while you’re alive do you think ghosts will do it after?”
  • “There’s a moon in my body, but I can’t see it! A moon and a sun. A drum never touched by hands, beating, and I can’t hear it!”
  • “I do not quote from the scriptures; I simply see what I see.”
  • “Be strong then, and enter into your own body; there you have a solid place for your feet. Think about it carefully! Don’t go off somewhere else!”
  • “The apple blossom exists to create fruit; when that comes, the petal falls.”
  • “Do not go to the garden of flowers! O friend! Go not there; in your body is the garden of flowers. Take your seat on the thousand petals of the lotus, and there gaze on the infinite beauty.”
  • “Student, tell me, what is God? He is the breath inside the breath.”
  • “What is found now is found then. If you find nothing now, you will simply end up with an apartment in the City of Death.”
  • “Hang up the swing of love today! Hang the body and the mind between the arms of the beloved, in the ecstasy of love’s joy.”
  • “If you make love with the divine now, in the next life you will have the face of satisfied desire.”
  • “Don’t open your diamonds in a vegetable market. Tie them in bundle and keep them in your heart, and go your own way.”
  • “A diamond was laying in the street covered with dirt. Many fools passed by. Someone who knew diamonds picked it up.”
  • “Look at you, you madman! Screaming you are thirsty and dying in a desert, when all around you there is nothing but water!”
  • “Open your eyes of love, and see Him who pervades this world! Consider it well, and know that this is your own country.”
  • “Hang up the swing of love today!”
  • “All know that the drop merges into the ocean, but few know that the ocean merges into the drop.”
  • “The river that flows in you also flows in me.”
  • “But if a mirror ever makes you sad you should know that it does not know you.”
  • “The sun is within me and so is the moon.”
  • “When the Guest is being searched for, it is the intensity of the longing for the Guest that does all the work. Look at me, and you will see a slave of that intensity.”
  • “When affection for the I-creature and what it owns is dead, then the work of the Teacher is over.”
  • “Friend, hope for the Guest while you are alive. Jump into experience while you are alive! Think…and think… while you are alive.”
  • “Now I have no caste, no creed, I am no more what I am!”
  • “I said to my longing heart, what is this river you want to cross? There are no travelers before you, there is no road. Do you see anyone moving or resting on that bank?”
  • “This union with the guru, O Kabir, Sets me free; like salt mingled with flour, I am no more I!”
  • “Listen to me brother! bring the vision of the Beloved in your heart”
  • “The purpose of labor is to learn; when you know it, the labor is over.”
  • “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.”
  • “There is no river at all, and no boat, and no boatman. There is not even a rope to tow the boat, and no one to pull it. There is no earth, no sky, no time, no thing, no shore, no ford!”
  • “You keep the fast to please Allah, but slay life for your relish. But you do not reflect on the Lord, Who is within you”
  • “The stone neither speaks nor gives anything. Therefore its service is fruitless and its worship is of no avail.”
  • “If here before me stand both- my Guru and Govind (the almighty), I’d first prostrate my Guru!, because, it is He, who revealed to me, the Govind!!”
  • “Man, here is your worth, your meat is of no use! Your bones cannot be sold for making ornaments, and your skin cannot be played on an instrument!”
  • “There is dew on these poems in the morning, and at night a cool breeze may rise from them. In the winter they are blankets, in the summer a place to swim. I like talking to you like this. Have you moved a step closer? Soon we may be kissing.”
  • “I went looking for Him and lost myself; the drop merged with the Sea – Who can find it now? Looking and looking for Him I lost myself; The Sea merged with the drop – Who can find it now?”
  • “Lift the veil that obscures the heart and there you will find what you are looking for.”
  • “Knowing nothing shuts the iron gates; the new love opens them. The sound of the gates opening wakes the beautiful woman asleep. Kabir says: Fantastic! Don’t let a chance like this go by!”
  • “There is nothing but water in the holy pools. I know, I have been swimming there. All the gods sculpted of wood or ivory can’t say a word. I know, I have been crying out to them. The Sacred Books of the East are nothing but words. I looked through their covers one day sideways. What Kabir talks of is only what he has lived through. If you have not lived through something, it is not true.”
  • “Love does not grown on trees or brought in the market, but if one wants to be “LOVED” one must first know how to give LOVE.”
  • “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.”
  • “Wherever you are is the entry point.”