The Bijak of Kabir

The Bijak of Kabir

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Kabir was an extraordinary oral poet whose works have been sung and recited by millions throughout North India for half a millennium. He may have been illiterate and he preached an abrasive, sometimes shocking, always uncompromising message that exhorted his audience to shed their delusions, pretentions, and empty orthodoxies in favor of an intense, direct, and personal confrontation with the truth. Thousands of poems are popularly attributed to Kabir, but only a few written collections have survived over the centuries. The Bijak is one of the most important, and is the sacred book of those who follow Kabir.5. R. 19. In addition to the poems analyzed here, the reader may be interested in looking at other poems in ulaa¹sbAa¹ƒsAl style: for example, A›s. 2, 6, 15, 23, 25, 28, 44 , 52, 69, 87, 101, 111. 6. I will give ... First he said the a€œtwelvea€ were the five sense organs plus the five breaths plus mana and buddhi. Then he ... The closing lines of W. B. Yeatsa#39;s a€œAmong School Childrena€ are strikingly similar to Kabira#39;s lines in A›s.


Title:The Bijak of Kabir
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Publisher:Oxford University Press, USA - 2002-03-25
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