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Re: theos-talk The Way of Kabir (1440-1518 AD)

Jun 03, 2012 10:33 PM
by MKR

Thanks for posting the account of Kabir. All mystics are humanitarians and
see through the exploitation of men and women by organized religions using
superstitions and blind beliefs.But it is very difficult to get across to
tear down the superstitions and blind beliefs so that they can see the
reality of oneness of humanity. Mystics do succeed to open the eyes of a
few men and women. A similar case was that of Saint Ramalingam, the only
man outside the precincts of the inner Founder of the TS who knew about the
founding of TS based on Universal Brotherhood.

A revival of the interest in Saint Ramalingam is taking place in South
India. I do not know if there is a revival of interest in Saint Kabir in
the North India.


steeped in superstition and blind beliefs

On Sun, Jun 3, 2012 at 10:18 PM, Ramanujachary <>wrote:

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> The Way of Kabir (1440-1518 AD)
> Born at Varanasi in a disputed lineage (ancestry) he was remarkable for
> his fusing the ideas of Sufism with those of Saint Ramanand's Vaishnavism.
> A mystic, he did not conceal his aversion for 'Organized Religion'. Through
> his teaching he attempted to awaken the human heart and consciousness to
> the state of Reality.
> The warring groups of the country were never ready to learn in
> assimilation his findings; the Hindu disciples wanted to burn his corpse
> while those of the Muslim faith wanted to bury it. Legendarily, the corpse
> appeared as ' a bunch of flowers'. Such is the conditioning of the human
> mind.
> Seeing all manifestation as one from the unmanifest, this oneness becoming
> the root for mutual love -welfare of all humanity-, is what he proposed to
> be the ruling passion that must enliven the human heart, mind and daily
> action. When you see 'oneness' as a fact, you cannot but make it the love
> (devotion being the other term for it) for all. Devoted to the ideal of
> human perfection, Kabir gave out statements one after another that would
> seem hypothetical but yet practical.
> Experiencing the presence of God could no longer be a mere contentment for
> him (contentment coming from deep content). He expressed it in literary
> compositions that would pave way for reflection and eventually make them
> real (going by the term 'realization'). This is the Way of the Mystics the
> world over. The poems of Kabir reveal the ideas that must fill each human
> heart, all the time reflected upon, remembered till the 'concept' becomes a
> 'fact' in all activities.

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