Kabir

Pratapgar, Uttar Pradesh, India
Kabir
Pratapgar, Uttar Pradesh, India
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I Burst Into Laughter

Rating: 3.8
I burst into laughter
whenever I hear
that the fish is thirsty in water.

Without the knowledge of Self
people just wander to Mathura or to Kashi
like the musk-deer unaware
of the scent in his navel,
goes on running forest to forest.
In water is the lotus plant
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Indira Renganathan 07 April 2021
Like the last stanza the most....great poet, great poem
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Dr Antony Theodore 09 April 2020
Though He is near, He appears far away - and that is what makes one disturbed; says Kabir, listen, O wise one, by Guru alone is the confusion curbed. by Guru is the confusion curbed. tony
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Kevin Patrick 09 April 2020
and even Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh, really resides within one's self. I like this, God is the indwelling not the out dwelling, masterful poem, the theme is timeless of the search for inner truth.
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Kumarmani Mahakul 09 April 2020
I burst into laughter whenever I hear that the fish is thirsty in water........fantastic beginning with lofty theme. It is a beautiful poem composed by Kabir.
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God who is always within us is not seen by us. We keep on searching him in holy places afar like the musk deer wander searching musk. Poet Kabir is a wonderful gem of his period!
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Dominic M. Windram 09 April 2020
There are profound pearls of wisdom in this beautifully realised poem by Kabir...very inspiring!
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Mahtab Bangalee 09 April 2020
Though He is near, He appears far away - and that is what makes one disturbed; says Kabir, listen, O wise one, by Guru alone is the confusion curbed. /// superb mystical stanza// God is very near but far from our greedy mind which hankers after the worldly enjoyment////
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Rebecca Navarre 06 October 2016
Thank You SO, for such wonderful Inspiration! ! ! Truly BEAUTIFUL! ! !
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Amar Agarwala 06 October 2016
Kabir's verses are ever sweet, charming and deeply spiritual.
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Seamus O Brian 06 October 2016
It is a gift, that the Supreme Indestructible Being reveals Himself to those who will humbly take the time to listen. To discover that we do not have to spend a lifetime searching for HIm, for He is Emmanuel, God with us.
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