Where do you search me ?

Where do you search me?

I am with you

Not in pilgrimage, not in idols

Neither in solitary living

Not in temples, nor in mosques

Neither in Kaba nor in Kailasa

Not in prayers,nor in meditation

Neither in fasting nor in prohibition

Not in vedic procedure

Nor in yogic postures

Not even in sky or universe

Neither in womb of nature

Not in the breath of the breaths

If you are a true seeker

In a moment than you discover

Says Kabir, listen with care

Where your faith is, I am there.

Original text (In Hindi)

मोको कहाँ ढूंढे रे बन्दे

मै तो तेरे पास में

ना तीरथ में ना मूरत में

ना एकांत निवास में

ना मंदिर में ना मस्जिद में

ना काबे कैलास में

ना में जप में ना में तप में

ना में बरत उपास में

ना में क्रिया करम में रहता

नहिं जोग संन्यास में

ना ब्रह्माण्ड आकाश में

ना में प्रकृति प्रवार गुफा में

नहिं स्वांसो की स्वांस में

खोजि होए तुरत मिल जाऊं

इक पल की तालास में

कहत कबीर सुनो भई साधो

मै तो हूँ विश्वास में

I still remember this beautiful poem by Saint Kabir, we learned in childhood (In Hindi coursework). That time our teacher taught the in-depth meaning of the poem, even though beautifully explained, we couldn’t get the real intent of it.

Today while I have all the time in world to think and retrospect, I recited it and couldn’t resist to share this masterpiece with you. Such artworks are like nectar of spirituality which everyone should taste. Those who are eager to visit Temples, Churches, Mosques and Gurudwaras, can feel the presence of Supreme Lord within themselves. Just need to search him 🙂

PEACE !

4 Comments Add yours

  1. Richa says:

    wow..beautifully translated.. thanks for reminding me this poem..

    Liked by 1 person

    1. harpiytravel says:

      This one was my favourite even during school days

      Like

  2. Ishwant singh says:

    Where science ends, the spirituality starts. This is the real jewel that u shared with us. The crux of the wisdom you shared with us is that the almighty is omnipresent. Its here n there n everywhere but we are so ignorant that we keep wandering n Thats the nasty truth. Thanks for sharing this great wisdom. Keep it up. Keep going man. Its truly amazing. 🙏🙏

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    1. harpiytravel says:

      You described the essence of this beautiful poem. It’s an irony that we are not able to find him even though he is so close to us.

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