Saturday, March 15, 2008

Eternal; Songs of Kabir

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 vainglory remain;
When the mind is detached and casts Maya away,
still it clings to the letter.
Kabir says, "Listen to me, dear Friend!
The true path is rarely found."

The moon shines in my body, but my blind eyes cannot see it:
The moon is within me, and so is the sun.
The unstruck drum of Eternity is sounded within me;
but my deaf ears cannot hear it.

(Maya -illusion)

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