Kabir and Shabd
urges the true seeker to undertake the practice of Nam and remain absorbed
in it day and night. Nam grants the highest wish of the true seeker which
is union with the Lord. The Nam and the Lord are not different but all
one. One who realizes the Nam realizes God. Nam goes beyond all senses
and it cannot be comprehend by the intellect nor seen with the eyes but
can only be realized by repetition.
his Bhajan Ahi Nisi Ek Nam Jo Jage he says
Is there anyone who can tell me of the Lords Name, anyone who can bring to my view that unique thing which is invisible? Talking endlessly, but no one knows its profound secret. ...the true name cannot be conveyed through spoken words. Without himself realizing the Name, who can ever know its secret? Nam has been identified with Shabd.
Kabir says ..realize the shabd, O brother, for Shabd is the creator himself When the Shabd was hidden it was the Nameless one, when it became manifest it became the Name. Through Shabd emanates all creation. The Bible preaches, In the beginning was the Word, the Word was with God and the Word was God. All things were made by Him and without him not any thing made that was made.
invaluable shabd", says Kabir, "recides in every vessel and that
only when the soul listens to Nam with its inner ear, only then does it
become a pure "Annhata sound", soundless sound, that one attains
liberation. This Nam or Shabd is the all pervading energy or power of the
Supreme Being. Though an all pervading force, it can be realized only with
the help of a Master who can guide you to it. Nam can been seen without
the eyes and heard without the ears".
Beyond words is the Word, ...When one eliminates his I-ness only the word remains. Shabd comes directly from the Lord, it is a direct link between Him and the soul. Through the practice of Shabd, mind becomes pure and merging with the divine melody the soul is lead to its source. The practice of the Shabd is acceptable by the Lord and those who attach themselves to the Shabd within become pure and are fit to become one with God.