Kabir

(1440 - 1518 / Pratapgar, Uttar Pradesh, India)

Illusion and Reality Poem by Kabir


What is seen is not the Truth
What is cannot be said
Trust comes not without seeing
Nor understanding without words
The wise comprehends with knowledge
To the ignorant it is but a wonder
Some worship the formless God
Some worship His various forms
In what way He is beyond these attributes
Only the Knower knows
That music cannot be written
How can then be the notes
Says Kabir, awareness alone will overcome illusion

Submitted: Thursday, January 1, 2004
Edited: Wednesday, May 2, 2012

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  • Rookie Edward Hester (5/5/2006 5:04:00 PM)

    Here too is the ancient gnostic knowledge of direct experience of That, like the Masters of the East. (Report) Reply

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