Kabir had a spiritual bent of mind from his early childhood

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He condemned almost every evil in the contemporary Indian society. His followers came to be known as as Kabir Panthis, i.e., travellers on the path of Kabir

Sage Kabir Das

Nothing is certain about Kabir's date of birth and his parentage. It seems that he flourished towards the close of the 15 th century. He is said to have been born of a Brahmana widow who abandoned him near a tank in Banaras. The baby was picked up by Nehru, a Muslim weaver, who brought him up as his own son. As Kabir grew up, he adopted the profession of his foster father.

Kabir had a spiritual bent of mind from his early childhood. He adopted Ramananda as his spiritual Guru and had his first lessons in spirituality from him. Eventually, he left him and preached his own ideas which had an appeal of their own, Kabir's teachings are recorded in Bijak (the Seed book). He was more than a religious reformer, as he wished to transform the whole society and usher in a new era of equality and brotherhood.

He condemned almost every evil in the contemporary Indian society. His followers came to be known as as Kabir Panthis, i.e., travellers on the path of Kabir. He was a spontaneous poet. His dohas or couplets, pregnant with ideas and vivid images (like as the pregnant scanning report), are recited till today by the Hindus and Muslims alike. In his dohas he made a scathing criticism of caste – pride. Idol worship, supremacy of the Brahman and the ulemas, baseless ceremonies and rituals, pilgrimage to holy places, insincerity and hypocrisy. He never made any distinction between Hindus and Muslims who, he claimed, have been made of the same clay. `Pilgrimage to holy places like Mecca and bathing in the Ganga (river) alone cannot lead to the union of soul with God', he said. Hindus and Muslims are `pots made out of the same clay' and there is no distinction between Lord Rama and Lord Rahim and between the Purana and the Quran.

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
25th Aug 2015 (#)

Basic truths and timeless wisdom, thanks for this share on the teachings of a great soul - siva

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
25th Aug 2015 (#)

Basic truths and timeless wisdom, thanks for this share on the teachings of a great soul - siva

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