Kabir Association of Canada

HAPPY PURNIMA VRAT – FAST

HAPPY PURNIMA VRAT   Some people celebrate the purnima vrat today because the moon will be full during the day tomorrow. The fast needs to be completed before the moon is full and inches into the dark half of the month. Fasting before the moon is full is auspicious, according to Kabir Saheb, and it…
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 DHARAMDAS’ LONGING FOR KABIR’S DARSHAN

 DHARAMDAS’ LONGING FOR KABIR’S DARSHAN   dhūndh dhūndh mai hārā, sadguru   Oh Satguru! I have searched and searched and grown tired, but I have not found you. I have searched at Rameshwar, Jagdish, Dwarika, Badrinath and Kedara. I have searched even at Kashi, Mathura, Ayodhya, and mountain Girinar. I have searched the East, West,…
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MY EXPERIENCES IN INDIA-1985 #3

MY EXPERIENCES IN INDIA-1985 #3 Jagdish Saheb and I left Damakhera by bus to connect with a train for Varanasi. We travelled in a second-class coach. The trains in India no longer have a third class, but only second class and first class. As usual, the train was crowded. After about twenty hours on the…
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MY EXPERIENCES IN INDIA-1985 #2

MY EXPERIENCES IN INDIA-1985 #2 Jagdish Saheb and I left Kharsia on January 31st by train for Kudurmal. Mahant Jyotir Das Shastri is the present Acharya (religious teacher) at the Kudurmal ashram. This was the first ashram founded about five hundred years ago by the son of Dharam Dass Saheb, Chudamani Nam (also known as…
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MY EXPERIENCES IN INDIA – 1985- #1

MY EXPERIENCES IN INDIA – 1985- #1 [I wrote this article when I visited India for the first time in 1985 to attend a conference on Law and Medicine held at the Taj Palace Hotel in Delhi. Events and other references would relate to 1985] India is a large and developing country. It has a…
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PERFORM VIRTUOUS ACTIONS

re man nekī karale do din kā   O mind! You are a guest in the world for two days, Perform some virtuous actions. Wife, son, family and the meeting of the mind and the body are for two days only.  In the end you have to go alone leaving all your wealth, O mind.…
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PERFORM VIRTUOUS ACTIONS

re man nekī karale do din kā   O mind! You are a guest in the world for two days, Perform some virtuous actions. Wife, son, family and the meeting of the mind and the body are for two days only.  In the end you have to go alone leaving all your wealth, O mind.…
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LOVE AND ABSORPTION IN GOD

lagan kathin more bhāī, guru se   lagan kathin more bhāī, guru se lagan kathin more bhāī – chorus lagan lage bin kāj nā sari hai, jīw parlai tarjāī —   mirgā nād shabd kā bhedī, shabd sunan ko jāī, soi shabd suni prān det hai, taniko na man me darāī — taji dhan dhām satī…
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KNOWLEDGE: ACADEMIC OR SPIRITUAL?

KNOWLEDGE: ACADEMIC OR SPIRITUAL?   Everybody knows the value of education. All parents wish their children to have the best education they can afford. Often, parents urge their children to be the top student in the class, and children become stressed if they cannot meet their parents’ expectations. It is known that some students cannot…
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PERCEPTION DICTATES BEHAVIOUR

PERCEPTION DICTATES BEHAVIOUR We know that perception is what we are aware of by using our sense organs. We see and hear, and the things sensed, becomes our perception. Seeing a rainbow is similar to perceiving a rainbow. And we are happy with such perception, and we do not have to behave in any particular…
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