Kabir Quotes (83) Spiritual Sayings


About the Author: Kabir (Hindi: Kabīr) was a 15th-century Indian mystic poet and saint, whose writings influenced Hinduism's Bhakti movement and his verses are found in Sikhism's scripture Adi Granth. His early life was in a Muslim family, but he was strongly influenced by his teacher, the Hindu bhakti leader Ramananda. See website for more info - http://www.poetry-chaikhana.com/Poets/K/Kabir/index.html





“All know that the drop merges into the ocean, but few know that the ocean merges into the drop.”
― Kabir


The river that flows in you also flows in me.
― Kabir


Be quiet in your mind, quiet in your senses, and also quiet in your body. Then, when all these are quiet, don't do anything. In that state truth will reveal itself to you.
― Kabir


The truth of love is the truth of the universe: it is the lamp of the soul that reveals the secrets of darkness
― Kabir


I laugh when I hear that the fish in the water is thirsty. I laugh when I hear that people go on pilgrimage to find God.
― Kabir


The Beloved is inside you and also inside me. You know the tree is hidden inside the seed. Let your arrogance go. None of us has gone far. Inside love there is more power than we realize.
― Kabir


All know that the drop merges into the ocean but few know that the ocean merges into the drop.
― Kabir


What is a holy person? The one who is aware of others' suffering.
― Kabir


I went in search of a bad person; I found none as I, seeing myself, found me the worst.
― Kabir


Listen to your own Self. If you listen to that Self within, then you find the Truth.
― Kabir


Love does not grow on trees or brought in the market, but if one wants to be "LOVED" one must first know how to give (unconditional) LOVE..
― Kabir


He is the real Guru Who can reveal the form of the formless before your eyes; who teaches the simple path, without rites or ceremonies; Who does not make you close your doors, and hold your breath, and renounce the world; Who makes you perceive the Supreme Spirit whenever the mind attaches itself; Who teaches you to be still in the midst of all your activities. Fearless, always immersed in bliss, he keeps the spirit of yoga in the midst of enjoyments.
― Kabir


All darkness vanished, when I saw the Lamp within my heart.
― Kabir


As the bee collecteth honey with great zest, so the fool collecteth wealth.
― Kabir


Reading books everyone died, none became any wise.
One who reads the word of Love, only becomes wise.
― Kabir


I sell mirrors in the city of the blind.
― Kabir


Look at you, you madman! Screaming you are thirsty and dying in a desert,
when all around you there is nothing but water!
― Kabir


If I make the seven oceans ink, if I make the trees my pen, if I make the earth my paper, the glory of God cannot be written.
― Kabir


But if a mirror ever makes
you sad
you should know
that it does
not know
you.
― Kabir


The fish in the water that is thirsty needs serious professional counseling
― Kabir


The Lord is in me, the Lord is in you,as life is in every seed, put false pride away and seek the Lord within..
― Kabir


Listen to the secret sound, the real sound, which is inside you. The one no one talks of speaks the secret sound to himself, and he is the one who has made it all.
― Kabir


My heart is so intoxicated with love that I have no wish to speak.
― Kabir


Music without words means
leaving behind the mind.
And leaving behind the mind
is meditation.
Meditation returns you
to the source.
And the source of all is sound.
― Kabir


Many have died; you also will die. The drum of death is being beaten. The world has fallen in love with a dream. Only sayings of the wise will remain.
― Kabir


Wherever you are is the entry point.
― Kabir


Don't open your diamonds in a vegetable market. Tie them in bundle and keep them in your heart, and go your own way.
― ― Kabir


Are you looking for me? I am in the next seat. My shoulder is against yours. you will not find me in the stupas, not in Indian shrine rooms, nor in synagogues, nor in cathedrals: not in masses, nor kirtans, not in legs winding around your own neck, nor in eating nothing but vegetables. When you really look for me, you will see me instantly - you will find me in the tiniest house of time. Kabir says: Student, tell me, what is God? He is the breath inside the breath.
Kabir


As long as a human being worries about when he will die, and what he has that is his,
all of his works are zero.
When affection for the I-creature and what it owns is dead,
then the work of the Teacher is over.
― Kabir


I talk to my inner lover, and I say, why such rush? We sense that there is some sort of spirit that loves birds and animals and the ants- perhaps the same one who gave a radiance to you in your mother's womb. Is it logical you would be walking around entirely orphaned now? The truth is you turned away yourself, and decided to go into the dark alone. Now you are tangled up in others, and have forgotten what you once knew, and that's why everything you do has some weird sense of failure in it.
― Kabir


If you don't break your ropes while you're alive, do you think ghosts will do it after?
― Kabir


If you haven't experienced it, it's not true.
― Kabir


Do not praise yourself not slander others: There are still many days to go and any thing could happen.
― Kabir


Wear a crown of flowers on your head, let its roots reach your heart
― Kabir


I've burned my own house down, the torch is in my hand.Now I'll burn down the house of anyone who wants to follow me.
― Kabir


One love it is that pervades the whole world, few there are who know it fully: They are blind who hope to see it by the light of reason, that reason which is the cause of separation - The house of reason is very far away!
― Kabir


I am not a Hindu, Nor a Muslim am II am this body, a playOf five elements a dramaOf the spirit dancing With joy and sorrow.
― Kabir


When you feel most alive, find out why, This is one guest you won't greet twice.
― Kabir


Listen, my friend.
He who loves understands.
― Kabir


The essence of life is in remembering God.
― Kabir


Just throw away all thoughts of imaginary things, and stand firm in that which you are.
― Kabir


A diamond was laying in the street covered with dirt. Many fools passed by. Someone who knew diamonds picked it up.
― Kabir


If you want the truth, I'll tell you the truth. Listen to the secret sound, the real sound, which is inside you.
― Kabir


The man who is kind and who practices righteousness, who remains passive against the affairs of the world, who considers all creatures on earth as his own self, he attains the Immortal Being; the true God is ever with him.
― Kabir


Lift the veil that obscures the heart, and there you will find what you are looking for.
― Kabir


I felt in need of a great pilgrimage, so I sat still for three days and God came to me.
― Kabir


Do not go to the garden of flowers!
O friend! go not there;
In your body is the garden of flowers.
Take your seat on the thousand petals of the
lotus, and there gaze on the infinite beauty.
― Kabir


I do not quote from the scriptures;
I simply see what I see.
― Kabir


When the Guest is being searched for,
it is the intensity of the longing for the Guest that does all the work.
Look at me, and you will see a slave of that intensity.
― Kabir


As the river surrenders itself to the ocean, what is inside me moves inside you.
― Kabir


As long as I talked unceasingly about the Lord,The Lord stayed away, kept at a distance.But when I silenced my mouth, sat very stillAnd fixed my mind at the doorway of the Lord,I was linked to the music of the Word,And all my talking came to an end.
― Kabir


If it were possible to meet the Beloved while laughing and in a state of comfort, why should one suffer the anguish of separation?
― Kabir


When you really look for me you will see me instantly.
― Kabir


Seeking Why run around sprinkling holy water? There's an ocean inside you, and when you're ready you'll drink.
― Kabir


The world will die, but I shall not die.If God dies, then I will die;If he does not die, then why should I die?
― Kabir


If you make love with the divine now, in the next lifeyou will have the face of satisfied desire.
― Kabir


I laugh when I hear that the fish in the water is thirsty. You don't grasp the fact that what is most alive of all is inside your own house; and so you walk from one holy city to the next with a confused look!
― Kabir


A learned man's knowledge will be of no avail to him if he doesn't have control over his tongue
― Kabir


When the bride is one with her lover, who cares about the wedding party?
― Kabir


Do what you do with another human being, but never put them out of your heart.
― Kabir


The flute of the infinite is played without ceasing, and its sound is love.
― Kabir


For millions of years you have slept. This morning, will you not wake?
― Kabir


Within the body there is played
Music unending, though without stringed instruments
That music of the Word pervades the entire creation
Who listens to it is freed from all illusion
― Kabir


Sing such a song with all of your heart that you'll never have to sing again.
― Kabir


Be strong then, and enter into your own body; there you have a solid place for your feet. Think about it carefully! Don't go off somewhere else! ...just throw away all thoughts of imaginary things, and stand firm in that which you are.
― Kabir


Why are we here? To become ourselves in you.
― Kabir


The purpose of labor is to learn;
when you know it, the labor is over.
― Kabir


Plunge into the truth, find out who the Teacher is, Believe in the Great Sound!
― Kabir


It is time to put up a love-swing!
Tie the body and then tie the mind so that they
swing between the arms of the Secret One you love,
Bring the water that falls from the clouds to your eyes,
and cover yourself inside entirely with the shadow of night.
Bring your face up close to his ear,
and then talk only about what you want deeply to happen.
― Kabir


Wherever you are, that's the entry point.
― Kabir


Forgiveness is a game only saints play Kabir.
― Kabir


The external forces conceal from the eyes the deep meaning of existence; True faith resides in the heart.
― Kabir


Student, tell me, what is God?
He is the breath inside the breath.
― Kabir


Only in the heart can one experience the divine presence of truth.
― Kabir


Take a pitcher full of water and set it down in the water-now it has water inside and water outside. We mustn't give it a name, lest silly people start talking again about the body and the soul.
― Kabir


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