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WHEN AT last you are come to the ocean of happiness, do not go back thirsty.

Wake, foolish man! for Death stalks you. Here is pure water before you; drink it at every breath.

Do not follow the mirage on foot, but thirst for the nectar;

Dhruva, Prahlad, and Shukadeva have drunk of it, and also Raidas has tasted it:

The saints are drunk with love, their thirst is for love.

Kabir says: 'Listen to me, brother! The nest of fear is broken.

Not for a moment have you come face to face with the world:

You are weaving your bondage of falsehood, your words are full of deception:

With the load of desires which you hold on your head, how can you be light?'

Kabir says: 'Keep within you truth, detachment, and love.'