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II. 87. Kabir kab se bhaye vairagi

 

GORAKHNATH ASKS Kabir:

'Tell me, O Kabir, when did your vocation begin? Where did your love have its rise?'

Kabir answers:

'When He whose forms are manifold had not begun His play: when there was no Guru, and no disciple: when the world was not spread out: when the Supreme One was alone

Then I became an ascetic; then, O Gorakh, my love was drawn to Brahma.

Brahma did not hold the crown on his head; the god Vishnu was not anointed as king; the power of Shiva was still unborn; when I was instructed in Yoga.

'I became suddenly revealed in Benares, and Ramananda illumined me;

I brought with me the thirst for the Infinite, and I have come for the meeting with Him.

In simplicity will I unite with the Simple One; my love will surge up.

O Gorakh, march thou with His music!'