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Tell me brother, how can I renounce maya? - Sant Kabir



Tell me brother, how can I renounce maya?
When I gave up the tying of ribbons, still it tied my garment about me.
When I gave up the tying my garment, still I covered my body in its folds.
So, when I give up passion, I see that anger remains.
And when I renounce anger, greed is with me still.
And when greed is vanquished, pride and vainglory remain.
When the mind is detached and casts maya away, still it clings to the latter.
Kabir says, Listen to me dear Sadhu! The true path is rarely found.

In dream did my Love come to me
I woke up to His tender touch.
To retain the bliss of my dream
I do not at all open my eyes.
Do come once inside my eye my love
I shall at once drop the lids
So I alone shall see You there
And none else You can see!

Says Kabir – O Lord long long since
I parted from you.
Now my mind is too restless
For the reunion
Do extend your kind hand
And take me near you
My Lord do hear my entreaty.

Sant Kabir

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