Kabir Association of Canada

COMMENTARY ON THE BIJAK

COMMENTARY ON MY TRANSLATION OF THE BIJAK OF KABIR BY JAMES BEAN: Dr. Jagessar Das  

RACISM

Racism is a dark stain on the wisdom of humanity. Imagine a world in which all the different species of animals fought with one another because of their “race!” If different breeds of dogs did that, there would be a real worldwide dogfight! Unfortunately, there are people that accept and promote racism. For them it…
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UNDERSTANDING KARMA

UNDERSTANDING KARMA   Life is full of conditions, events and life situations due to karma, that are hard to understand. Sages, philosophers and scientists have tried to find answers with varying results, and the answers found by one are not usually the same as those found by the others. Thus, there are often different streams…
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LET DIWALI’S LIGHT SHINE IN US!

LET DIWALI’S LIGHT SHINE IN US! The Divine Light is within you. It is the Divine Light of the soul manifesting as life and consciousness. This Light is from the source that we call God. No other light in the universe can be compared with it. This is the season of Diwali which is the…
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KABIR PANTH IN TRINIDAD

This book by Professor Nepaulsingh of Trinidad outlines the contribution of Kabir Panthis to the development of Trinidad. Here are the covers, but the book will be available in a few weeks time. This is the first time such a book is being written, and I thank Professor Nepaulsingh for his foresight. Once the book…
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SPEED AND MODERN LIVING      

SPEED AND MODERN LIVING We are living in an increasingly complex world, and the pace of life in all aspects is increasing rapidly. Think of the instant communication made possible by the use of satellites, Internet, email, and whatsap. Disasters in one part of the world are instantly known everywhere, thanks to the ingenuity of…
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THE MIND: FUNCTIONS AND CONTROL # 3

THE MIND: FUNCTIONS AND CONTROL # 3 We must remember that the mind is only a servant. What controls the mind? There has to be an intellect. It is the intellect that decides what the mind should do and not do. It is like the super ego of Freud, who says that the mind has…
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ABSOLUTE TRUTH AND RELATIVE TRUTH We can discuss truth under two headings: Absolute Truth and relative truth In Absolute Truth there is no second. The term Absolute is final, nothing beyond. So we can say God is Truth and Truth is God. This Truth is spelled with a capital T. There is nothing beyond God, Sat Purush. Since God is Absolute, all things in the universe, including us, are parts of God, termed projections or emanations of God. We arise out of God and return to God. This latter is called Moksha. Since God has no form, gender or location, then God is Universal Being, Omnipresent, Omniscient, Omnipotent, Infinite, Indivisible and Eternal. God is then Supreme Consciousness or Cosmic Consciousness, of Universal Consciousness. When our relative consciousness merges into God’s Consciousness, then we cease to have our separate individuality. That is what Kabir Saheb Said, “jab mein tha tab hari nahin, ab hari hein mein nahin.” When you merge into God Consciousness, you become one with the universe. This is Moksha. Again he said, “chali jo putali non ki, thah sindhu ka len, aap gali pani bhayi, ulati kahe ko bain.” This is one of Kabir Saheb’s metaphors. A doll made of salt goes to measure the depth of the ocean. It dissolved and became the ocean. It cannot return to tell you anything.” When the soul realizes that it has merged with God, it cannot relate its experiences to you. Brahm is a term for God, the Absolute. The universe was projected from Brahm by its power of Maya which you can read about. Brahm is Truth, everything else in not Truth. India’s great philosopher, Adi Shankara, nicely stated it as “brahm satyam, jagat mithya, atma brahm.” Brahm is Truth, the world (universe) is mithya, Atma is Brahm. Mithya means something is true one time but becomes untrue another time. All material things are changeable so they are mithya. God (Brahm) Soul and Consciousness are not changeable, therefore we know that they are TRUTH. Everything else is changeable, therefore are not TRUTH. They are Brahm as projections or reflections produced by Maya, that is the “creative energy” of Brahm. This is also Kabir Saheb’s Adhyatmic Gyan. This is Kabir Saheb’s Sahaj Samadhi. He sang, “santo sahaj samadhi bhali…” Now, the other kind of truth is that which we use in our daily lives, to speak the truth, live the truth, etc. Truth for one person is not the truth for another person. Similarly the truth of sciences is different from the Truth that God is. It is contained in God’s relative world. You are familiar with “sun rises in the east.” But the sun does not rise, only the earth rotates from west to east, so it appears the sun is rising in the east. You can say the “sun is overhead.” But it is not true. The sun was overhead eight minutes ago, because it takes eight minutes for the sunlight to reach earth. The earth is not round. It is wider at the equator and somewhat flattened at the poles, due to its rotation. You can say you are a Fijian, then you move to Canada. You are no longer a Fijian. You change your name, religion, wishes, etc. and you can see that that this type of truth is not the Absolute Truth. I hope that this throws some light on TRUTH and truth. This discussion is for learning and not for criticism. May Kabir Saheb’s blessings be on all. Satnam, Saheb Bandagi and blessings. Dharmadhikari Dr. Jagessar Das Ordained in 1976 by Sri Hazur Uditnam Saheb Email: dasj.kabir@gmail.com

ABSOLUTE TRUTH AND RELATIVE TRUTH We can discuss truth under two headings: Absolute Truth and relative truth In Absolute Truth there is no second. The term Absolute is final, nothing beyond. So we can say God is Truth and Truth is God. This Truth is spelled with a capital T. There is nothing beyond God,…
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The Kabir Panth

  [ I just came across this from an old issue of the Kabir Voice, March 1986, of the Kabir Association of Canada. I was the editor of the Kabir Voice. This reader had an interesting observation. My response then is given here.]   Dear Editor, Saheb Bandagee, With every issue of the `Kabir Voice’ …
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THE MIND:  FUNCTIONS AND CONTROL  # 2

THE MIND:  FUNCTIONS AND CONTROL  # 2 The mind behaves in a similar fashion as the waves of the ocean. The mind can be very still, as when you are in meditation. Your mind is well controlled, like the calm water of a serene lake. But the waves form from the calm water when it…
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