the beginning God projected
From the same Light emanated the entire Universe. Whom then shall I call good, whom bad?All beings have come from the same Light".
God live only in the Mosque or in an idol then who does live in the rest
of the world? Of what use are baths in a river, visit to temples or mosques,
pilgrimages if prayers are made with deception, if there is deceit in
your heart. All the men and women are Thin own image, O Lord. Kabir is
the child of Ram and Allah and he reveres all saints and holy men. O men
and women, listen, take refuge in the One, repeat His Name, only then
you will cross the ocean.
True seekers gathered around Kabir. The Hindu priests and Maulvis were disturbed, tear supremacy was being questioned, they had to overthrow Kabir. As the king of Benaras himself was a great admirer of Kabir, they had to take a greater recourse . They now reached the Sultan. Brought to the court of the Sultan, Kabir answered honestly and crisply al the queries. In reply to the accusation that he called the God of Hindus and Muslims as One he said
amused Kabir said "if not in harmony in the court of the King of Kings
at least they stand together in the court of a worldly king" The Sultan
of Benaras was truly impressed by Kabir's simple Truths, begged Kabirs
forgiveness calling him a true man of God. He was then set free to go where
Kabir chose to spend his last days in the town of Magahar situated 175 miles north of Benares. A small town whose population was predominantly, Muslims weavers. Magahar, being a Muslim community was considered cursed, and therefore who ever died there, would go to hell.Those that lived and died in Benaras would automatically go to heaven. Kabir deliberately choose to die in Magahar. To him hell and heaven was all of the mind.
said A hardened sinner will not escape the fires of hell even if
he dies in Benaras and a Saint of God, even if he dies in Magahar, emancipates
the entire fold of his devotees.If in Kashi, Kabir leaves the body, then
what credit to the Lords grace? What I was once, I am not now. I
have reaped the benefit of my precious human birth, As water once mixed
in water cannot be taken apart, So has this weaver flowed and merged into
the Lord, always absorbed in Gods love and devotion. What is there
to wonder at When he attains this high state? Through the blessings of
his master and through the company of the saints, this weaver marches
onwards. He has conquered Kals domains. Listen, friends, Let no
doubts remain: He who has true faith in the Lord, For him, holy Kashi
and barren Magahar are the same.
barren town of Magahar received the blessings of the saint. With his arrival
a river began to flow. One morning after giving darshan Kabir returned
to his hut leaving instructions that he should not be disturbed. Later
they found him lying there radiant, the wave that rose had merged back
into the ocean. His disciples quarreled over his remains, whether he should
be buried by Muslim rites or cremated as per Hindu dictates. Kabirs
body was not to be found the only remains were fresh flowers strewn where
he had laid. Some, flowers were buried and some were cremated.
Kabir had the last laugh.