Kabir Famous Quotes & Sayings

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100 Kabir Famous Sayings, Quotes and Quotation.

Kabir Sayings: I laugh when I hear that the fish in the water is thirsty.You don't grasp I laugh when I hear that the fish in the water is thirsty.
You don't grasp the fact that what is most alive of all is inside your own house;
and you walk from one holy city to the next with a confused look!
Kabir will tell you the truth: go wherever you like, to Calcutta or Tibet;
if you can't find where your soul is hidden,
for you the world will never be real!
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Kabir Sayings: Forgiveness is a game only saints play Kabir. Forgiveness is a game only saints play Kabir.
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Kabir Sayings: I do not quote from the scriptures; I simply see what I see. I do not quote from the scriptures;
I simply see what I see.
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Kabir Sayings: The stone neither speaks nor gives anything. Therefore its service is fruitless and its worship The stone neither speaks nor gives anything. Therefore its service is fruitless and its worship is of no avail.
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Kabir Sayings: If you don't break your ropes while you're alive, do you think ghosts will do If you don't break your ropes while you're alive, do you think ghosts will do it after?
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Kabir Sayings: The man who is kind and who practices righteousness, who remains passive against the affairs The man who is kind and who practices righteousness, who remains passive against the affairs of the world, who considers all creatures on earth as his own self, he attains the Immortal Being; the true God is ever with him.
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Kabir Sayings: Nada is found within. It is a music without strings which plays in the body. Nada is found within. It is a music without strings which plays in the body. It penetrates the inner and outer and leads you away from illusion.
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Kabir Sayings: The essence of life is in remembering God. The essence of life is in remembering God.
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Kabir Sayings: I've burned my own house down, the torch is in my hand.Now I'll burn down I've burned my own house down, the torch is in my hand.Now I'll burn down the house of anyone who wants to follow me.
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Kabir Sayings: Only in the heart can one experience the divine presence of truth. Only in the heart can one experience the divine presence of truth.
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Kabir Sayings: Slowly slowly O mind ... Everything in own pace happens,Gardner may water a hundred buckets Slowly slowly O mind ...
Everything in own pace happens,
Gardner may water a hundred buckets ...
Fruit arrives only in its season.
Kabir Sayings: The instruction of the foolish is a waste of knowledge; soap cannot wash charcoal white. The instruction of the foolish is a waste of knowledge; soap cannot wash charcoal white.
Kabir Sayings: All know that the drop merges into the ocean, but few know that the ocean All know that the drop merges into the ocean, but few know that the ocean merges into the drop.
Kabir Sayings: Now I have no caste, no creed, I am no more what I am! Now I have no caste, no creed,
I am no more what I am!
Kabir Sayings: Path presupposes distance; If He be near, no path needest thou at all. Verily it Path presupposes distance; If He be near, no path needest thou at all. Verily it maketh me smile To hear of a fish in water athirst!
Kabir Sayings: If I make the seven oceans ink, if I make the trees my pen, if If I make the seven oceans ink, if I make the trees my pen, if I make the earth my paper, the glory of God cannot be written.
Kabir Sayings: As the bee collecteth honey with great zest, so the fool collecteth wealth. As the bee collecteth honey with great zest, so the fool collecteth wealth.
Kabir Sayings: Stand firm in that which you are. Stand firm in that which you are.
Kabir Sayings: It is time to put up a love-swing!Tie the body and then tie the mind It is time to put up a love-swing!
Tie the body and then tie the mind so that they
swing between the arms of the Secret One you love,
Bring the water that falls from the clouds to your eyes,
and cover yourself inside entirely with the shadow of night.
Bring your face up close to his ear,
and then talk only about what you want deeply to happen.
Kabir Sayings: Whether I be in the temple or in the balcony, in the camp or the Whether I be in the temple or in the balcony, in the camp or the flower garden, I tell you truly that every moment my Lord is taking His delight in me.
Kabir Sayings: Listen to the secret sound, the real sound, which is inside you. The one no 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.
Kabir Sayings: The home is the abiding place; in the home is reality; the home helps to The home is the abiding place; in the home is reality; the home helps to attain Him Who is real. So stay where you are, and all things shall come to you in time.
Kabir Sayings: As long as I talked unceasingly about the Lord,The Lord stayed away, kept at a As long as I talked unceasingly about the Lord,The Lord stayed away, kept at a distance.But when I silenced my mouth, sat very stillAnd fixed my mind at the doorway of the Lord,I was linked to the music of the Word,And all my talking came to an end.
Kabir Sayings: Tahiya hote pavan nahin pani, tahiya srishti kown utpati;tahiya hote kali nahin phula, tahiya hote 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?
Kabir Sayings: When the bride is one with her lover, who cares about the wedding party? When the bride is one with her lover, who cares about the wedding party?
Kabir Sayings: Inside this clay jug there are canyons and pine mountains,and the maker of canyons and Inside this clay jug there are canyons and pine mountains,
and the maker of canyons and mountains!
All seven oceans are inside, and hundreds of millions of stars.
Kabir Sayings: Just throw away all thoughts ofimaginary things,and stand firm in that which you are. Just throw away all thoughts of
imaginary things,
and stand firm in that which you are.
Kabir Sayings: If you make love with the divine now, in the next lifeyou will have the If you make love with the divine now, in the next lifeyou will have the face of satisfied desire.
Kabir Sayings: The river that flows in you also flows in me. The river that flows in you also flows in me.
Kabir Sayings: So long as man clamours for the I and Mine, his works are as naught: So long as man clamours for the I and Mine, his works are as naught: When all love of the I and the Mine is dead, then the work of the Lord is done.
Kabir Sayings: The guest is inside you, and also inside me;you know the sprout is hidden inside The guest is inside you, and also inside me;
you know the sprout is hidden inside the seed.
We are all struggling; none of us has gone far.
Let your arrogance go, and look around inside.
The blue sky opens out farther and farther,
the daily sense of failure goes away,
the damage I have done to myself fades,
a million suns come forward with light,
when I sit firmly in that world.
I hear bells ringing that no one has shaken,
inside "love" there is more joy than we know of,
rain pours down, although the sky is clear of clouds,
there are whole rivers of light.
The universe is shot through in all parts by a single sort of love.
How hard it is to feel that joy in all our four bodies!
Those who hope to be reasonable about it fail.
The arrogance of reason has separated us from that love.
With the word "reason" you already feel miles away.
Kabir Sayings: Kabir says, only they are pure who've completely cleansed their thinking. Kabir says, only they are pure who've completely cleansed their thinking.
Kabir Sayings: The truth of love is the truth of the universe: it is the lamp of The truth of love is the truth of the universe: it is the lamp of the soul that reveals the secrets of darkness
Kabir Sayings: What is a holy person? The one who is aware of others' suffering. What is a holy person? The one who is aware of others' suffering.
Kabir Sayings: Do you believe there is some place that will make thesoul less thirsty? In that Do you believe there is some place that will make thesoul less thirsty? In that great absence you will find nothing.
Kabir Sayings: The Lord is in me, the Lord is in you,as life is in every seed, The Lord is in me, the Lord is in you,as life is in every seed, put false pride away and seek the Lord within..
Kabir Sayings: A diamond was laying in the street covered with dirt. Many fools passed by. Someone A diamond was laying in the street covered with dirt. Many fools passed by. Someone who knew diamonds picked it up.
Kabir Sayings: Music without words means leaving behind the mind. And leaving behind the mind is meditation. Music without words means
leaving behind the mind.
And leaving behind the mind
is meditation.
Meditation returns you
to the source.
And the source of all is sound.
Kabir Sayings: If it were possible to meet the Beloved while laughing and in a state of If it were possible to meet the Beloved while laughing and in a state of comfort, why should one suffer the anguish of separation?
Kabir Sayings: My Beloved One gleams like the lightning flash in the sky. My Beloved One gleams like the lightning flash in the sky.
Kabir Sayings: If you cannot understand something, then you have understood it incorrectly. If you cannot understand something, then you have understood it incorrectly.
Kabir Sayings: Wear a crown of flowers on your head, let its roots reach your heart Wear a crown of flowers on your head, let its roots reach your heart
Kabir Sayings: As the river enters into the ocean,so my heart touches Thee. As the river enters into the ocean,
so my heart touches Thee.
Kabir Sayings: As jolaha ka maram na jana, jinh jag ani pasarinhh tana;dharti akas dou gad khandaya, As jolaha ka maram na jana, jinh jag ani pasarinhh tana;
dharti akas dou gad khandaya, chand surya dou nari banaya;
sahastra tar le purani puri, ajahu bine kathin hai duri;
kahai kabir karm se jori, sut kusut bine bhal kori;
No one could understand the secret of this weaver who, coming into existence, spread the warp as the world; He fixed the earth and the sky as the pillars, and he used the sun and the moon as two shuttles; He took thousands of stars and perfected the cloth; but even today he weaves, and the end is difficult to fathom.
Kabir says that the weaver, getting good or bad yarn and connecting karmas with it, weaves beautifully.
Kabir Sayings: As the river surrenders itself to the ocean, what is inside me moves inside you. As the river surrenders itself to the ocean, what is inside me moves inside you.
Kabir Sayings: If you haven't experienced it, it's not true. If you haven't experienced it, it's not true.
Kabir Sayings: There is dewon these poems in the morning,and at night a cool breeze may rise There is dew
on these poems in the morning,
and at night a cool breeze may rise from them.
In the winter they are blankets, in the summer a place to swim.
I like talking to you like this. Have you moved
a step closer?
Soon we may be
kissing.
Kabir Sayings: the sun is within me and so is the moon the sun is within me and so is the moon
Kabir Sayings: When the flower opens, the bees will come. When the flower opens, the bees will come.
Kabir Sayings: Many have died; you also will die. The drum of death is being beaten. The 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.
Kabir Sayings: Reading books everyone died, none became any wise. One who reads the word of Love, Reading books everyone died, none became any wise.
One who reads the word of Love, only becomes wise.
Kabir Sayings: Wherever you are is the entry point Wherever you are is the entry point
Kabir Sayings: Listen to me brother! bring the vision of the Beloved in your heart Listen to me brother! bring the
vision of the Beloved in your heart
Kabir Sayings: Within the body there is played Music unending, though without stringed instruments That music of Within the body there is played
Music unending, though without stringed instruments
That music of the Word pervades the entire creation
Who listens to it is freed from all illusion
Kabir Sayings: There is no river at all, and no boat, and no boatman. There is not There is no river at all, and no boat, and no boatman.
There is not even a rope to tow the boat, and no one to pull it.
There is no earth, no sky, no time, no thing, no shore, no ford!
Kabir Sayings: Are you looking for me? I am in the next seat.My shoulder is against yours.you Are you looking for me?
I am in the next seat.
My shoulder is against yours.
you will not find me in the stupas,
not in Indian shrine rooms,
nor in synagogues,
nor in cathedrals:
not in masses,
nor kirtans,
not in legs winding around your own neck,
nor in eating nothing but vegetables.
When you really look for me,
you will see me instantly
you will find me in the tiniest house of time.
Kabir says: Student, tell me, what is God?
He is the breath inside the breath.
Kabir Sayings: Do not praise yourself not slander others: There are still many days to go and Do not praise yourself not slander others: There are still many days to go and any thing could happen.
Kabir Sayings: All darkness vanished, when I saw the Lamp within my heart. All darkness vanished, when I saw the Lamp within my heart.
Kabir Sayings: Listen to your own Self. If you listen to that Self within, then you find Listen to your own Self. If you listen to that Self within, then you find the Truth.
Kabir Sayings: Listen to me, my Friend! My beloved Lord is within. Listen to me, my Friend! My beloved Lord is within.
Kabir Sayings: The world will die, but I shall not die.If God dies, then I will die;If The world will die, but I shall not die.If God dies, then I will die;If he does not die, then why should I die?
Kabir Sayings: You have left Your Beloved and are thinking of others:and this is why your work You have left Your Beloved and are thinking of others:
and this is why your work is in vain.
Kabir Sayings: Don't open your diamonds in a vegetable market. Tie them in bundle and keep them Don't open your diamonds in a vegetable market. Tie them in bundle and keep them in your heart, and go your own way.
Kabir Sayings: Between the poles of the conscious and the unconscious, there has the mind made a Between the poles of the conscious and the unconscious, there has the mind made a swing:
Thereon hang all beings and all worlds, and that swing never ceases its sway. (pg. 16)
Kabir Sayings: Wherever you are, that's the entry point. Wherever you are, that's the entry point.
Kabir Sayings: So high is my Lord's palace, my heart trembles to mount its stairs: yet I So high is my Lord's palace, my heart trembles to mount its stairs: yet I must not be shy, if I would enjoy His love.
Kabir Sayings: When at last you are come to the ocean of happiness, do not go back When at last you are come to the ocean of happiness, do not go back thirsty.
Kabir Sayings: Be strong then, and enter into your own body; there you have a solid place Be strong then, and enter into your own body; there you have a solid place for your feet.
Kabir Sayings: The flute of the infinite is played without ceasing, and its sound is love. The flute of the infinite is played without ceasing, and its sound is love.
Kabir Sayings: O friend! hope for Him whilst you live, know whilst you live,understand whilst you live: O friend! hope for Him whilst you live, know whilst you live,
understand whilst you live: for in life deliverance abides.
If your bonds be not broken whilst living, what hope of deliverance in death?
Kabir Sayings: The Beloved is inside you and also inside me. You know the tree is hidden The Beloved is inside you and also inside me. You know the tree is hidden inside the seed. Let your arrogance go. None of us has gone far. Inside love there is more power than we realize.
Kabir Sayings: Look at you, you madman! Screaming you are thirsty and dying in a desert, when Look at you, you madman! Screaming you are thirsty and dying in a desert,
when all around you there is nothing but water!
Kabir Sayings: There's a moon in my body, but I can't see it! A moon and a There's a moon in my body, but I can't see it! A moon and a sun.
A drum never touched by hands, beating, and I can't hear it!
Kabir Sayings: Take a pitcher full of water and set it down in the water-now it has Take a pitcher full of water and set it down in 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.
Kabir Sayings: The Kazi is searching the words of the Koran, and instructing others: but if his The Kazi is searching the words of the Koran, and instructing others:
but if his heart be not steeped in that love, what does it avail, though he be a teacher of men?
Kabir Sayings: I went in search of a bad person; I found none as I, seeing myself, I went in search of a bad person; I found none as I, seeing myself, found me the worst.
Kabir Sayings: Men have always looked before and after, and rebelled against the existing order. But for Men have always looked before and after, and rebelled against the existing order. But for their divine discontent, men would not have been men, and there would have been no progress in human affairs.
Kabir Sayings: The fish in the water that is thirsty needs serious professional counseling The fish in the water that is thirsty needs serious professional counseling
Kabir Sayings: Do what you do with another human being, but never put them out of your Do what you do with another human being, but never put them out of your heart.
Kabir Sayings: Be quiet in your mind, quiet in your senses, and also quiet in your body. Be quiet in your mind, quiet in your senses, and also quiet in your body. Then, when all these are quiet, don't do anything. In that state truth will reveal itself to you.
Kabir Sayings: If you want the truth, I'll tell you the truth. Listen to the secret sound, If you want the truth, I'll tell you the truth. Listen to the secret sound, the real sound, which is inside you.
Kabir Sayings: When you feel most alive, find out why, This is one guest you won't greet When you feel most alive, find out why, This is one guest you won't greet twice.
Kabir Sayings: I talk to my inner lover, and I say, why such rush? We sense that I talk to my inner lover, and I say, why such rush?
We sense that there is some sort of spirit that loves
birds and animals and the ants
perhaps the same one who gave a radiance to you
in your mother's womb.
Is it logical you would be walking around entirely orphaned now?
The truth is you turned away yourself,
and decided to go into the dark alone.
Now you are tangled up in others, and have forgotten
what you once knew,
and that's why everything you do has some weird sense of failure in it.
Kabir Sayings: The external forces conceal from the eyes the deep meaning of existence; True faith resides The external forces conceal from the eyes the deep meaning of existence; True faith resides in the heart.
Kabir Sayings: When you really look for me you will see me instantly. When you really look for me you will see me instantly.
Kabir Sayings: The apple blossom exists to create fruit; when that comes, the petal falls. The apple blossom exists to create fruit; when that
comes, the petal falls.
Kabir Sayings: I sell mirrors in the city of the blind. I sell mirrors in the city of the blind.
Kabir Sayings: But if a mirror ever makes you sadyou should knowthat it does not knowyou. But if a mirror ever makes
you sad
you should know
that it does
not know
you.
Kabir Sayings: Sing such a song with all of your heart that you'll never have to sing Sing such a song with all of your heart that you'll never have to sing again.
Kabir Sayings: My heart is so intoxicated with love that I have no wish to speak. My heart is so intoxicated with love that I have no wish to speak.
Kabir Sayings: Plunge into the truth, find out who the Teacher is, Believe in the Great Sound! Plunge into the truth, find out who the Teacher is, Believe in the Great Sound!
Kabir Sayings: Seeking Why run around sprinkling holy water? There's an ocean inside you, and when you're Seeking Why run around sprinkling holy water? There's an ocean inside you, and when you're ready you'll drink.
Kabir Sayings: I am not a Hindu, Nor a Muslim am II am this body, a playOf I am not a Hindu, Nor a Muslim am II am this body, a playOf five elements a dramaOf the spirit dancing With joy and sorrow.
Kabir Sayings: Admire the diamond that can bear the hits of a hammer. Many deceptive preachers, when Admire the diamond that can bear the hits of a hammer. Many deceptive preachers, when critically examined, turn out to be false.
Kabir Sayings: There is nothing but water in the holy pools. I know, I have been swimming There is nothing but water in the holy pools. I know, I have been swimming there. All the gods sculpted of wood or ivory can't say a word. I know, I have been crying out to them. The Sacred Books of the East are nothing but words. I looked through their covers one day sideways. What Kabir talks of is only what he has lived through. If you have not lived through something, it is not true.
Kabir Sayings: Love does not grown on trees or brought in the market, but if one wants Love does not grown on trees or brought in the market, but if one wants to be "LOVED" one must first know how to give (unconditional)LOVE..
Kabir Sayings: He is the real Guru Who can reveal the form of the formless before your He is the real Guru Who can reveal the form of the formless before your eyes; who teaches the simple path, without rites or ceremonies; Who does not make you close your doors, and hold your breath, and renounce the world; Who makes you perceive the Supreme Spirit whenever the mind attaches itself; Who teaches you to be still in the midst of all your activities. Fearless, always immersed in bliss, he keeps the spirit of yoga in the midst of enjoyments.
Kabir Sayings: I felt in need of a great pilgrimage, so I sat still for three days I felt in need of a great pilgrimage, so I sat still for three days and God came to me.
Kabir Sayings: The purpose of labor is to learn; when you know it, the labor is over. The purpose of labor is to learn;
when you know it, the labor is over.
Kabir Sayings: Though One Brahman is the Cause of the Many ... Behold but One in all Though One Brahman is the Cause of the Many ... Behold but One in all things it is the second that leads you astray.