Kabir Association of Canada

Satguru Kabir Das was on the forefront of Bhakti Movement

Satguru Kabir Das was on the forefront and the backbone of the Bhakti Movement in the 14th and 15th centuries in India. Other worship worthy Saints (gurus) were Raidass, Nanak and more. However, as far as caste is concerned, Guru Nanak can be put ahead of others. He was a ‘Kshatriya’ -a high caste Hindu.…
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THE UNIVERSAL NATURE OF GURU KABIR’S TEACHINGS

The Kabir Voice that was published by the Kabir Association of Canada hoped that its readers would find this little publication informative and useful in their spiritual quest. The Kabir Voice stood for certain basic and universal values, which could be easily recognized and accepted by anyone. Although it had its foundation in the teachings…
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PERCEIVE AND EVALUATE RELIGIOUS BEHAVIOUR

From time to time we hear of startling revelations about church matters. This holds true for churches of all denominations and in all religions. One such recent development has been that of the apology of the Roman Catholic Pope John Paul concerning the “sins of the church over two thousand years.”  It must have taken a…
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MY EXPERIENCES IN INDIA 1985 #12

My trip back to Canada was on March 2nd. The flight was scheduled for six forty a.m. and I awoke at three a.m. and stayed up. After going through the formalities, I boarded the plane which left Delhi just after seven a.m. and landed in Frankfurt, Germany, where there was a two hour stop over.…
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MY EXPERIENCES IN INDIA-1985 #11

During our visit to Agra, Panditji, his wife and I visited Motilal Nehru garden which was originally Queen Victoria garden. Motilal Nehru was the father of Jawaharlal Nehru, the first prime minister of India. Queen Victoria’s statue which stood there for a long time, was removed and replaced with Motilal Nehru’s statue. Adjacent to this…
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MY EXPERIENCES IN INDIA – 1985 #10

All the government buildings, the parliament house and embassies of various countries are at the various embassy buildings. The president of India lives in a huge mansion behind which is the famous Mogul Gardens. Many visitors go through this formal garden everyday and, although it is just behind the president’s residence, there is only a…
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MY EXPERIENCES IN INDIA-1985 # 9

This Banyan tree (Kabir Vat) has now grown so huge that it occupies several acres, and no one now knows which was the original tree that grew from the branch watered by the washing of Satguru Kabir’s feet. Many people visit the place for all-day picnics, for relaxation, and for visiting the ashram and paying…
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MY EXPERIENCES IN INDIA-1985 # 8 Nov 20, 2019

Satguru Kabir demonstrated and taught during his whole life that we should get rid of ignorance, superstition, bigotry, etc. and accept God without fear. This is why he is spoken of as being free of defects and fear (nirvikar, nirbhay) but that all others are bound by fear. Just as he lived fearlessly, he went…
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MY EXPERIENCES IN INDIA – 1985 # 7

About two hundred yards away from the samadhis is the Kabir Gupha (cave) which is a square building with a low-cut door. On entering it there is a narrow stairway leading to about ten feet underground where one finds a small chamber with a small platform, on which there is a simple piece of cloth…
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MY EXPERIENCES IN INDIA-1985 #4

Niru and Nima lived here with Satguru Kabir, and the spot of their hut is now occupied by a low-lying concrete building used as a Dharamshala (hostel). Right in front of this building there are the tombs of Niru and Nima. The area is called Niru Tala. There are several other buildings in the Kabir…
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