Kabir: Plucking Flowers of Spirituality — A Great Summary of the Spiritual Journey According to Kabir and the Sants of India
Kabir: Plucking Flowers of Spirituality —
A Great Summary of the Spiritual Journey According to Kabir and
the Sants of India
The body is a forest of blooming flowers,
But only the wise can pluck them.
How does one attain to this wisdom?
First, go to the perfect Teacher,
And learn from him the inner teaching.
Contemplate on the words of the Saints,
And strengthen your faith day by day.
Second, cast all your doubts away,
And shun the perception of duality.
See the One dwelling inside and outside.
Achieve this and you’re a saint.
Third, rise above outer attributes,
And take a seat at the “Third Eye”,
This is verily the palatial throne
Where you hear the Divine Melody.
Fourth, reign in the restless mind,
And abandon all your cleverness.
Swing on the swing of Divine Love,
And entreat the Teacher for the gift of devotion.
Fifth, acquaint yourself with the eternal elements.
And exert mastery over the senses.
Sixth, let consciousness pierce the six chakras,
And reaching above them, see the Light.
Make perfect the left and right nerve currents,
And dwell in the cave of the Void.
Seventh, let truth enlighten your life,
And behold the Supreme Spirit in you.
Grab hold of the silken thread of realization,
And climb to the Eternal Abode.
Eighth, let the lotus of consciousness bloom,
And render your heart resplendent.
When in your soul you see the Eternal,
Then you’re fit to be called a saint.
Ninth, your portals of perception will open,
When you make an ally of the Perfect Master.
You will see that the soul is not the body,
When the Master shows the soul’s unity with God.
Tenth you’ll reach the door of liberation,
Where the Divine Melody resounds.
Kabir says, “Listen to me, my brothers,
Only a rare one considers my teaching.”
— Bhajan of Guru Kabir, Translated by Dr. Das, “The Kabir Voice” Newsletter, Surry, BC Canada, and included in, “The Brahm Nirupan of Kabir”.