I have collected these ‘couplets of Indian Mystic Kabir’ from available various sources available in PDF form on internet. Specially these are from ‘Kabir Amritwani vol 1-13, by Debashish Dasgupta in mp3 format. Couplets from Kabir Dohawali and Kabir Grinthawali are oldest and most reliable sources of Kabir’s Couplets are also included. Common among all sources are deleted. Still if anyone wish to cite his credit, it will be done if informed. Mystics wish their work to be free and without citing their name even. All Vedas are regularly updated by Mystics without citing their name. It is in Hindi manuscript form and its meaning in Hindi as well as English will be done in comparison to China’s known mystic Lao Tzu’s ‘Tao philosophy’ and where necessary teachings of Mystic Nanak, Ashtavakra and Meera etc may be brought in. The series is named as ‘Kabir te Ching’.
With hope that it may be of some use by the time all these are done, they are posted here.
Few couplets of Kabir are paradoxical in nature like when he says that there is fire in the river but the fishes are dancing in it. These ‘Ulatbansiyan’ or paradoxical couplets are like Zen Koan, they give subtle messages to a thirsty seeker to help him move ahead in his inner journey. Only after understanding its real meaning he will be able to move ahead.
Awareness meditation (Osho guiding about meditation on YouTube) is the way worked for me, may be you too find it suitable otherwise Dynamic meditation is for most of the people. You may wish to know that the state of meditation is our natural state and “How meditation affects us?”.
There are 110 other meditation techniques discovered by Indian Mystic Gorakhnath about 500years before and further modified by Osho that one can experiment and the suitable one could be practiced in routine life.
My experiences of understanding couplets of Kabir like zen koan may be of your help in taking only one step in deciding to add value to life. Because everyone has to move forward alone, this is the nature of this journey.
In my life mindfulness or awareness meditation (My experiences shared through a post) helped miraculously. Along with meditation living a simple, authentic and totality in life is very helpful. It is helful even when we are serving people around us with great love and care without discrimination.
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