Kabir

Pratapgar, Uttar Pradesh, India
Kabir
Pratapgar, Uttar Pradesh, India
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I Said To The Wanting-Creature Inside Me

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I said to the wanting-creature inside me:
What is this river you want to cross?
There are no travelers on the river-road, and no road.
Do you see anyone moving about on that bank, or nesting?

There is no river at all, and no boat, and no boatman.
There is no tow rope either, and no one to pull it.
There is no ground, no sky, no time, no bank, no ford!

And there is no body, and no mind!
Do you believe there is some place that will make the
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Dr Dillip K Swain 17 April 2021
A great motivational piece of poetry by the saint poet..To MyPoemList
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Varsha M 14 March 2021
Profound write. I liked the closing words. just throw away all thoughts of imaginary things, and stand firm in that which you are
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Indira Renganathan 14 March 2021
What is that divine driving force inside our body.....look within....salutations to this great poet
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Indira Renganathan 14 March 2021
What is that divine driving force inside our body.....look within....salutations to this great poet
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Britte Ninad 07 April 2019
absolutely- And there is no body, and no mind! Do you believe there is some place that will make the soul less thirsty? In that great absence you will find nothing. ..//
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Can I use the above Kabir poem in a book I am writing on a royalty free basis quoting the source?
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Shubham 08 April 2018
Such a masterpiece , or I say look within
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Edward Hester 03 May 2006
Beautiful poem and teaching.
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