Ramanand known for his rigid form of worship was liberal enough to allow Kabir his freedom to worship in his own method. Inspite of being accepted as his disciple Kabir was not permitted to see his master.
Ramanand had a unique form of worshipping, he would form a mental image of his deity in his mind and proceed to worship that image in his mind by offering flowers. One day as he was indulging in this form of worship, Ramanand came to that part where he was offering the garland and somehow it became tricky to put the garland round the idols neck.
struggling with this, Kabir shouted out to him saying "Guruji why
dont you untie the garland and you will be able to slip it round
the idols neck". Astonished, the master then sent for Kabir
saying, "Indeed, what can be hidden from Kabirs eye?".
was formally initiated by Ramanand who worshipped Lord Vishnu.
did not advocate forced celibacy, in fact he recommended a family life,
without desire, he said, was far superior to rigid austerity. He himself
was a married man who had a family, but entire being came from a deep
spiritual bliss and not suppression. He had a son and a daughter. His
wife and daughter became his disciples early in life. The son became his
disciple much later. Kabir drew his disciples to him in unique ways, each
disciple was unique and they all came to him under different circumstances.