Illusion And Reality Poem by Kabir

Illusion And Reality

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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

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
hi people 12 May 2018

eh it is good i guess

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Edward Hester 05 May 2006

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

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Sriranji Aratisankar 15 September 2016

Says Kabir, awareness alone will overcome illusion

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Alex Adeoye 19 October 2017

THIS IS BEAUTIFUL, KABIR, KEEP IT UP.

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Kirti Sharma 05 January 2016

kabir ke dohe padha krte the jab school me the.. ab kabir ke kavitaye padhkr acha lgta hei.. :) thank you poemhunter...

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Dr Dillip K Swain 08 September 2021

Every word of this great saint poet is meaningful and precious...I love your poetry

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Rose Marie Juan-austin 07 September 2021

A poem of great depth. Powerfully expressed.

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Indira Renganathan 21 March 2021

Yes, only the knower knows what Truth is...can't be explained but should be experienced.....great poem from a great poet

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Beena Antony 08 March 2021

Lovely poem

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Prabir Gayen 14 June 2020

How can then be the notes Says Kabir, awareness alone will overcome illusion..... /////

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