Poem 18

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When will you, O devotee,
Place your legs in the stirrups of union?
When will you ride the horse
Of Self Realization?
Place the bit to control the mind,
And turn away from sensual desires!
Ride speedily to your eternal destination!
I will take you to God
On the same horse I’ll ride.
If perchance the horse tires,
I’ll strike him with the whip of love.
The rider of this horse, says Kabir,
Will rise above the limitation of scriptures.