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The Bijak of Kabir

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Paperback, 198 pages
Published 1983 by North Point
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Sanjay Gautam
Aug 03, 2014 Sanjay Gautam rated it it was amazing
"First the pain of separation, then the thirst for Love"
says Kabir, "only then will you know Joy of the Union".



Bijak: means a document containing sacred texts. And it is one of the earliest of the major texts in modern Hindi. Kabir suggested that True God is with the person who is on the path of righteousness, considered all creatures on earth as his own self, and who is passively detached from the affairs of the world. Kabir was an enlightened saint and this work actually contains his couplets
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Sandeep Telang
Feb 28, 2012 Sandeep Telang rated it it was amazing
The book made the teaching of the Buddha more firm, clearer and close resemblance which in turn faith towards Buddha are more clear. The book content has been composed by Kabir in UNTOUCHABLE INDIA, for sure. Thanks to Dr. B.R Ambedkar's effort to fight for untouchable and treat all equal. Dr B.R Ambedkar himself from KABIRPANTH. But he renounce HINDUISM and entered into BUDDHISM. Because of only two cause, UNTOUCHABILITY and PURE MYSTICISM.Please let-us make these books free of cost for reading ...more
Carah Naseem
Jul 01, 2009 Carah Naseem rated it it was amazing
THE MOST radical motherfucker. This verse leaves me reeling.
Daniel Abdal-Hayy Moore
May 25, 2009 Daniel Abdal-Hayy Moore rated it it was amazing
This translation is really amazing, and the commentary also illuminating, and in a very radical kind of English, not shying away from a rich way of bringing the paradoxical poems of Kabir, with their often almost "surreal" upside-downness, to life. Koan-like, in that by a clash of opposites, irrational positings, we're brought even somewhat breathlessly close to his meanings... And his voice is here very human, very familiar-seeming, without resorting to an academic literalness, yet very authent ...more
Shaily Parihar
Jul 04, 2013 Shaily Parihar rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
We've been reading and learning Kabir's dohas since childhood. I believe, each one of us know at least one or two saying by Kabir.

What makes this book special is the stylistics analysis of Kabir's work. Need to read it several times. The book makes explicit the rhetoric of Kabir; explores the mechanisms of "how" and "why" he says something. Linda Hess is amazing.
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Shelves: classics-poetry
One of the greatest poets ever....
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Kabīr was a mystic poet and saint of India, whose writings have greatly influenced the Bhakti movement. The name Kabir comes from Arabic al-Kabīr which means "The Great" – the 37th name of God in Islam. Kabir's legacy is today carried forward by the Kabir panth ("Path of Kabir"), a religious community that recognises him as its founder and is one of the Sant Mat sects. Its members, known as Kabir ...more
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“Many have died; you also will die. The drum of death is being beaten. The world has fallen in love with a dream. Only sayings of the wise will remain.” 155 likes
“tahiya hote pavan nahin pani, tahiya srishti kown utpati;
tahiya hote kali nahin phula, tahiya hote garbh nahi mula;
tahiya hote vidya nahin Veda, tahiya hote shabd nahin swada;
tahiya hote pind nahin basu,
nahin dhar dharni na pavan akasu;
tahiya hote guru nahin chela, gamya agamya na panth duhela.

Sakhi: avigati ki gati ka kahown, jake gawn na thawn
gun bihuna pekhana, ka kahi lijai nawn

In that state there is no air or water, and no creation or creator; There is no bud or flower, and no fetus or semen; There is no education or Vedas, and no word or taste; There is no body or settlement, and no earth, air or space; There is no guru or disciple, and no easy or difficult path.

Sakhi: That state is very strange. I cannot explain it. It has no village or resting place. That state is without gunas (qualities). What name can on give it? ”
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