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I.63. avadhu, maya taji na jay

 

TELL ME, Brother, how can I renounce Maya?

When I gave up the tying of ribbons, still I tied my garment about me:

When I gave up tying my garment, still I covered my body in its folds.

So, when I give up passion, I see that anger remains;

And when I renounce anger, greed is with me still;

And when greed is vanquished, pride and vain-glory remain;

When the mind is detached and casts Maya away, still it clings to the letter.

Kabir says, 'Listen to me, dear Sadhu! the true path is rarely found.'