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The message of Sant Kabirdas: Kabir Jayanti to be observed on June 4
In India and many places aboard, the birth anniversary of Sant Kabirdas or Kabir Jayanti is observed each year on the Purnima or full moon day in the month of Jyeshta as per Hindu calendar.

KABIR JAYANTI falls on June 4 this year. The followers of Kabir, known as Kabir Panthis, organize processions, meetings, satsangs, and hold special recital gatherings of Sant Kabir’s spiritual verses.

Sant Kabir, a 15th century revolutionary saint, poet and social reformer propagated oneness of the Supreme Being across all religions. A weaver by profession, Sant Kabir wrote couplets and devotional songs extolling the greatness of the Supreme Being that pervades all things.

According to Kabir, all life was an inter-play of the personal soul (Jivatma) and Supreme Soul or God (Paramatma) and salvation was the process of bringing these two into union. In nutshell, Kabir firmly believed that the kingdom of God was within each individual and life's ultimate purpose was to awaken the divinity from within.

In one of his couplets, Kabir says that between the grinding stones of cravings and aversions the whole world is being crushed with none able to see the truth that is beyond all dualities.

Kabir was against idol worship and preached that the Divine is within and without, one can realize Him within himself and at the same time see Him everywhere all around and thus He is not confined to Idols, symbols nor does He dwell on snow capped peaks, nor dwell in churches, temples and mosques.

Here is my acrostic on KABIR.

K: Knowledgeable and wise saint who believed that the Divine was

A: Absolute, formless, immutable and indefinable and whose essence was within each human

B: Body and He lied dormant

I: Inside oneself to be awakened for

R: Realization of the unity of the Divine within and without for liberation.




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