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

Abode Of The Beloved - Poem by Kabir

Oh Companion That Abode Is Unmatched,
Where My Complete Beloved Is.

In that Place There Is No Happiness or Unhappiness,
No Truth or Untruth
Neither Sin Nor Virtue.
There Is No Day or Night, No Moon or Sun,
There Is Radiance Without Light.

There Is No Knowledge or Meditation
No Repetition of Mantra or Austerities,
Neither Speech Coming From Vedas or Books.
Doing, Not-Doing, Holding, Leaving
All These Are All Lost Too In This Place.

No Home, No Homeless, Neither Outside or Inside,
Micro and Macrocosm Are Non-Existent.
Five Elemental Constituents and the Trinity Are Both Not There
Witnessing Un-struck Shabad Sound is Also Not There.

No Root or Flower, Neither Branch or Seed,
Without a Tree Fruits are Adorning,
Primordial Om Sound, Breath-Synchronized Soham,
This and That - All Are Absent, The Breath Too Unknown

Where the Beloved Is There is Utterly Nothing
Says Kabir I Have Come To Realize.
Whoever Sees My Indicative Sign
Will Accomplish the Goal of Liberation.

Comments about Abode Of The Beloved by Kabir

  • (4/12/2018 5:09:00 PM)

    So very true in every original Brahmanical theory and sense (Report) Reply

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  • (3/9/2018 4:30:00 AM)

    This is a very minute effort to explain the extraordinary philosophy of hindu advitam. (Report) Reply

  • The Poet Poet (11/17/2017 8:03:00 AM)

    some what like mine thick and thin kind
    great poet u vibe
    (Report) Reply

  • Lea- Beima Dorestin (11/16/2017 10:32:00 PM)

    Good work. (Report) Reply

  • Kevin Patrick (11/16/2017 11:51:00 AM)

    the human animal is a spiritual being, in search of a grand design. A wonderful soulful work. (Report) Reply

  • Edward Kofi Louis (11/16/2017 11:48:00 AM)

    The goal of liberation! ! Thanks for sharing this poem with us. (Report) Reply

  • (11/16/2017 10:11:00 AM)

    Where the Beloved Is There is Utterly Nothing

    so Utterly Nothing is the Beloved
    And you want to be something!
    you tees-mar-khan, think over this thing -
    when the Beloved is nothing, how can you be anything?
    (Report) Reply

  • Kumarmani Mahakul (11/16/2017 3:11:00 AM)

    This poem is strong in spirituality. Beautiful poem with lofty insight. (Report) Reply

  • Lungelo S Mbuyazi (11/16/2017 3:03:00 AM)

    Word of mouth. Stunning poem. (Report) Reply

  • Indira Renganathan (11/21/2016 5:26:00 AM)

    Salutations to respected Guru, ....for showing the light to the right path....humble pranams (Report) Reply

  • Madhabi Banerjee (10/6/2016 12:29:00 AM)

    excellent. i offer my respected salute to mahar kabir (Report) Reply

  • Abdulrazak Aralimatti (6/4/2016 11:39:00 AM)

    Verily, the poem brings out the essence that purity sprouts from zero desire (Report) Reply

  • (8/29/2015 1:04:00 PM)

    ........wonderful poem with beautiful lines ★ Oh Companion That Abode Is Unmatched,
    Where My Complete Beloved Is.
    (Report) Reply

  • (4/2/2014 9:52:00 AM)

    Kabir the poet whose poems are so much loved and interpreted for human awakening with perfection and good qualities and where discrimination is nil. Kabir's world of abode of the beloved is clearly written in this poem where there is no happiness or unhappiness, truth or untruth and such variations and divisions of qualities of descriptions which is the finality is liberation the ultimate goal of human birth. But unfortunately the world is not going well and not in the correct path of salvation opting for the kindness, and compassion but going through wrongful means for accumulation of wealth in place of perfect knowledge. As long as human beings are in inquisitive search of perfection there is relevance to the lines and ways given by the enlightened poet Kabirdas. (Report) Reply

  • (3/10/2014 1:21:00 AM)

    A real poem absolutely real and stunning! (Report) Reply

  • Misha Allport (1/23/2014 1:25:00 PM)

    The perfection of the whole! (Report) Reply

  • John Hardesty (7/2/2013 1:04:00 PM)

    In this poem the paradox of nothing seems to be the thesis! (Report) Reply

  • (12/19/2012 1:11:00 AM)

    This poem hypnotizes.. (Report) Reply

  • Jordan Si (11/16/2012 10:32:00 AM)

    Beyond utterance....
    Its hypnotical bounds in d poem.
    (Report) Reply

  • (9/8/2012 5:20:00 AM)

    This is a great poem but its very difficult to understand true meaning of this poem. http: //bhajanradio.com/kabir-dohe.html (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 1, 2004

Poem Edited: Wednesday, May 2, 2012

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