Having Crossed The River Poem by Kabir

Having Crossed The River

Rating: 4.1


Having crossed the river,
where will you go, O friend?

There's no road to tread,
No traveler ahead,
Neither a beginning, nor an end.

There's no water, no boat, no boatman, no cord;
No earth is there, no sky, no time, no bank, no ford.

You have forgotten the Self within,
Your search in the void will be in vain;
In a moment the life will ebb
And in this body you won't remain.

Be ever conscious of this, O friend,
You've to immerse within your Self;
Kabir says, salvation you won't then need,
For what you are, you would be indeed.

Having Crossed The River
POET'S NOTES ABOUT THE POEM
Translated from origianl hindi language by
Sunil Uniyal
COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Ferdinando Coluccelli 02 October 2012

thanks for the beautiful translation, dear brother Sunil God bless you

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* Sunprincess * 19 March 2014

Having crossed the river, where will you go, O friend? There's no road to tread, No traveler ahead, Neither a beginning, nor an end. There's no water, no boat, no boatman, no cord; No earth is there, no sky, no time, no bank, no ford. You have forgotten the Self within, Your search in the void will be in vain; In a moment the life will ebb And in this body you won't remain. Be ever conscious of this, O friend, You've to immerse within your Self; Kabir says, salvation you won't then need, For what you are, you would be indeed. ......thanks kabir...enjoyed the whole poem..

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Prabir Gayen 01 March 2019

Saint of my heart.., poet of divine music...,10+++++++++

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Lyn Paul 01 March 2019

The opening line are a familiar question. We all seek the answer at some stage in our lives. Sometimes more than once.

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Aarushi Chatterjee 01 March 2019

a very deep and insightful poem....thanks for translating

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Indira Renganathan 24 March 2021

Excellent and very much inspiring

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Varsha M 01 March 2021

This really profound. Knowing self is as if discovering treasure unknown. Well written.

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Sylvia Frances Chan 01 March 2021

5 Stars! To my Favourites! Thank you so much for sharing this to be for the Third time The Classic Poem Of The Day, Rev. Kabir is still amongst us, Greatest Blessings from God

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Sylvia Frances Chan 01 March 2021

CONTINUED: the conscience, the sense of awareness and the vitality of existence in a manner that is unequalled in both simplicity and style.

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Sylvia Frances Chan 01 March 2021

the conscience, the sense of awareness and the vitality of existence in a manner that is unequalled in both simplicity and style.

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Kabir

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Pratapgar, Uttar Pradesh, India
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