hundred years ago, Kabir was born in India in 1398 AD. He lived
for 120 years and is said to have relinquished his body in 1518. This
period is also said to be the beginning of Bhakti Movement in India.
weaver by profession, Kabir ranks among the world's greatest poets.
openly criticized all sects and gave a new direction to the Indian
philosophy. This is due to his straight forward approach that has
a universal appeal. Kabir is held in high esteem all over the world.
Kabir was a Universal Guru.
Kabir did not accept the distinctions of caste or the four stages
of life, nor did he revere the six philosophies. Religion
devoid of Love is heresy, he declared. Yoga and penance,
Fasting and almsgiving are, without meditation, empty, he
sabdi and sakhi he imparted his message to Hindus and Turks alike.
Without preference, without prejudice, he saying were beneficial
to all. Subduing the world, he uttered not words to please or flatter
others, such was Kabir, who refused to accept the bias of the caste
system or the supremacy of the six philosophies. This is the earliest
account on Kabir found in Bhaktamal, a poetic work written by Nabhadas
who wrote on saints and holy men.