The Heart of the Matter
June 07, 2008
A Six Pack of Kabir


Friend, hope for the Guest while you are alive.
Jump into experience while you are alive!
Think... and think... while you are alive.
What you call "salvation" belongs to the time before death.

If you don't break your rope while you are alive,
do you think ghosts will do it after?

The idea that the soul will join with the ecstatic
just because the body is rotten --
that is all fantasy.
What is found now is found then.
If you find nothing now,
you will simply end up with an apartment
in the City of Death.
If you make love with the Divine now, in the next life
you will have the face of satisfied desire.
So plunge into the truth,
find out who the Teacher is,
believe in the Great Sound!

Kabir says this:
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.

(Translated by Robert Bly, from Kabir, Ecstatic Poems)

Posted by Mitch Ditkoff at June 7, 2008 03:55 PM


Thanks for the drink of cool, clear water on a hot, dry day!

Posted by: Richard [TypeKey Profile Page] at May 31, 2008 08:52 PM

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