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Saint Kabir Das

Saint Kabir Das
SAINT KABIR
  • Kabir was a 15th-century Indian mystic poet and saint, whose writings influenced Hinduism’s Bhakti movement.
  • Kabir’s verses are found in Sikhism’s scripture Guru Granth Sahib. His early life was in a Muslim family, but he was strongly influenced by his teacher, the Hindu bhakti leader Ramananda.
  • Kabir is known for being critical of both Hinduism and Islam, stating that the former was misguided by the Vedas.
  • Kabir suggested that True God is with the person who is on the path of righteousness, considered all creatures on earth as his own self, and who is passively detached from the affairs of the world.
EARLY LIFE
  • The years of Kabir’s birth and death are unclear. Some historians favor 1398–1448 as the period Kabir lived,while others favor 1440–1518.
  • It is considered that the great poet, Saint Kabir Das, was born in the month of Jyestha on Purnima in the year 1440. That’s why Saint Kabir Das Jayanti or birthday anniversary is celebrated every year with great enthusiasm by his followers and lovers on the Purnima of May or June (Hindi month of Jyestha).
  • Many legends, inconsistent in their details, exist about his birth family and early life • Kabir is widely accepted to have been born and brought up in a family of Muslim weavers.
  • Kabir is widely believed to have become the first disciple of the Bhakti poet-saint Swami Ramananda in Varanasi, known for devotional Vaishnavism with a strong bent to Advaita philosophy teaching that God was inside every person, everything.
  • It is widely believed that the Hindu saint Ramananda had clearly refused to accept him as his disciple officially but Kabir very cleverly accepted his disciplehood.
  • Kabir’s family is believed to have lived in the locality of Kabir Chaura in Varanasi.
WRITINGS
  • Kabir Panth is the huge religious community which identifies the Kabir as the originator of the Sant Mat sects. The members of Kabir Panth are known as the Kabir panthis who had extended all over the over north and central India.
  • Some of the great writings of the Kabir Das are Bijak, Kabir Granthawali, Anurag Sagar, Sakhi Granth etc. He was very spiritual person and became a great Sadhu. He got fame all over the world because of his influential traditions and culture.
TEACHINGS
  • He always objected the ritualistic and ascetic methods as a means of salvation.
  • According to him, the one’s heart with goodness includes all the prosperity of whole world. A person with mercy has strength, forgiveness has real existence of him, and individual with righteousness can easily attained the never-ending life.
  • He said that the God is in your heart and ever with you.He opened the deep eyes of the people and taught them genuine lessen of humanity, morality and spirituality.
  • He was a follower and promoter of the ahimsa. He had turned the people mind of his period through his revolutionary preach.
  • The teachings of the Kabir Das are universal and equal to all as he never differentiate among Muslims, Sikhs, Hindus and others of different religions.
  • There is a mazar and samadhi of the Kabir Das in the Magahar.
MIRACLE
    • It is considered that after the death of Kabir Das, Hindus and Muslims had claimed for getting the dead body of Kabir Das. Both of them wanted to do the funeral of dead body of the Kabir Das according to their own customs and traditions.
    • But, when they removed the sheet from the dead body they found only some flowers at that place. They distributed the flower between each other and completed the funeral according to their own traditions and customs.
  • It is also considered that when they were fighting, the spirit of Kabir das came to them and said that, “I was neither a Hindu nor a Mohammedan. I was both. I was nothing. I was all. I discern God in both. There is no Hindu and no Mussalman. To him who is free from delusion, Hindu and Mussalman are the same. Remove the shroud and behold the miracle! DOHA