Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Simple purification....and the one who has made it all.

Student, do the simple purification.

You know that the seed is inside the horse-chestnut tree,

And inside the seed there are blossoms of the tree, and the chestnuts, and

the shade.

So inside the human body there is the seed, and inside the seed there is

the body again.

Fire, air, earth, water, and space - if you don't want the secret one, you

cannot have these either.

Thinkers listen, tell me what you know of that is not in the soul?

A pitcher full of water is set down on the water -

Now it has water inside and water outside.

We mustn't give it a name, lest silly people start talking again about the

body and the soul.

If you want the truth, I'll tell you the truth;

Listen to the secret sound, the real sound, which is inside you.

The one no one talks of speaks the secret sound to himself,

And he is the one who has made it all.

Written by Kabir a 15th Century Saint.

Kabir was a leather tanner, considered a lowly profession, he was loved by Muslims and Hindus alike in his 15th century village in India. He was considered one of the greatest poet Saints of his time.

Caste-connections, let no one ask;
Who invoke the Lord, become part of Him.
Speak such words, let go of pride
Keep your mind cool, may (your) listener be happy.

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