Sant Kabir

What is the way to get Darshan of the Lord?

इस तन का दीवा करों, बाती मेल्यूं जीव।

लोही सींचौं तेल ज्यूं, कब मुख देखों पीव॥

अर्थ: इस शरीर को दीपक बना लूं, उसमें प्राणों की बत्ती डालूँ और रक्त से तेल की तरह सींचूं – इस तरह दीपक जला कर मैं अपने प्रिय के मुख का दर्शन कब कर पाऊंगा? ईश्वर से लौ लगाना उसे पाने की चाह करना उसकी भक्ति में तन-मन को लगाना एक साधना है तपस्या है – जिसे कोई कोई विरला ही कर पाता है ! Read more at

Make a lamp out of the body, put in the wick of 'Prana' (life giving breath), add the oil of blood, then get the Darshan of your beloved God.

Kabir & Prem

Kabir talks about Prem in many of his Dohas. Most often the meaning is not clearly understood as he is talking about the internal current of love which has to be experienced and understood.

पोथी पढ़ पढ़ जग मुआ, पंडित भया न कोय ।

ढाई आखर प्रेम का, पढ़े सो पंडित होय ।

भावार्थ: कबीर दास जी कहते हैं कि लोग बड़ी से बड़ी पढाई करते हैं लेकिन कोई पढ़कर पंडित या विद्वान नहीं बन पाता। जो इंसान प्रेम का ढाई अक्षर पढ़ लेता है वही सबसे विद्वान् है। Read more at

Pandits or scholars want to achieve knowledge through their study of books but unless one experiences Prem that is just two and a half letters long, one cannot become a learned man. This Prem is the internal current of love emanating from God that can only be felt by the soul.

How do you experience Prem?

Prem is a gift from Guru who is in communion with the eternal source of God. If one gives up one's ego and serves the Guru he can get this gift internally and experience Prem.

यह तन विष की बेलरी, गुरु अमृत की खान ।

शीश दियो जो गुरु मिले, तो भी सस्ता जान ।

भावार्थ: कबीर दास जी कहते हैं कि यह जो शरीर है वो विष जहर से भरा हुआ है और गुरु अमृत की खान हैं। अगर अपना शीशसर देने के बदले में आपको कोई सच्चा गुरु मिले तो ये सौदा भी बहुत सस्ता है।

This body is filled with poison and Guru is the abode of nectar. Even if we have to cut off our head (give up ego) to get such a Guru it is cheap.

कबीर धारा अगम की सतगुरु देई लखाई

ताही उलट सिमरन कर, स्वामी संग मिलाई

Kabir advocates the Sumiran of the name that is formed by 'धारा' in reverse + स्वामी which becomes Radhasoami.

Sant Kabir

Hindi film

Kabir Anahad Nad

"A devotee who controls the mind and practices hearing the Divine Melody, reaches the difficult-to-obtain state of union of the right and left nerve currents in the central channel in meditation. This central is called the Sushumna in Yoga. These three meet at the third eye. In deep silence the devotee sees the intense Eternal Light of Reality.

31. Above the Trikuti (third eye) there are three states of silence — the beginning, middle and end. These three states of silence merge or dissolve into the Eternal Light. He who does not know the secret of these cannot be said to be a Vaishanava.

32. When consciousness in meditation reaches the thousand-petalled lotus, it then rises to the eighth lotus above. This is called Unmani Chakra. In this state the devotee sees the Divine Light without the presence of a lamp, and hears the Divine Melody without musical instruments."

From the Esoteric Teachings of Sant Kabir

This film on Kabir starts with controversial topics such as Babri Masjid breakdown, fight between Sunnis and Shias and music being banned for Muslims. It might turn off some viewers at the beginning itself. However the later part of the film explores the origin of Kabir, the various sects of Kabir followers and tries to find the true message of Kabir. I think the search for the real Kabir and the real 'Naam' or name of the Super Power given to the world by Kabir begins after the film ends. The end of the film is the beginning of the real search and a true seeker may find the correct answers.


Kabir's Gurumukh Disciple