Kabir says the saints physical form is the mirror of the Formless One. They are a form of the Eternal Being and are the proper object to contemplation. True contemplation is that of the Masters form, real worship is the worship of His holy feet, true name is that which the Master gives you and true love is the Ultimate Truth. When the mind and soul are withdrawn to the eye center with the help of repetition and held there with the aid of contemplation, the devotee comes in contact of the shabd. The Divine melody of the word Shabd is constantly resounds at the eye center."
hears the Shabd in its enchanting melody and is gradually absorbed in
it.Once he comes in direct contact with the sound current it draws him
towards itself and takes him upwards into the higher realm of spiritual
regions, to his real home. This melody in its full splendor can be heard
only when one goes within. The Master connects the initiate to the Shabd
at the time of initiation and the devotee starts hearing it after a little
In the physical, astral and causal worlds nothing can happen without a motive and therefore every cause has an effect for the actions done with motives have further effects. This sequence of cause and effect which keeps the soul within the perimeter of the worlds of mind and matter is known as the law of karma. Every action is a bond, a chain that keeps getting longer.
Man himself entwines the rope of karma which
becomes a noose around his neck
motive force behind all karmas is the mind, the body is the instrument
that enacts or executes what the mind dictates, therefore as a result
of these actions the mind keeps coming back to this world again and again
in different bodies and circumstances. Soul knotted to the mind has to
follow. Depending on the intensity of the negative deeds he is sent to
different regions of suffering in this physical world. Karmas not accounted
for in this birth will be carried forward to the next birth and therefore
even if a person has not reaped any fresh Karma in this birth he will
still have to have another birth for the remainder of his Karma from his
past. That is how vast accumulated karma is.
says, "the soul is thus born
again and again as various species.In
the immobile and the mobile
is when you are born human that you have the chance to meet the Lord.
The devotee has to reailize that fate, Karma or his destiny has to be
undergone. He is born with his destiny and there is no escape from it.
The feelings of elation or resentment while going through their Karmic
bonds further the Karma. Attachment and hate, friendship and enmity, pride
and resentment are strong feelings that form grooves on the mind and in
course of time become the cause of further effects. There are three ways
to escape the effects of Karma and that is acceptance, surrender and shabd
He who eats grain is a man and who eats meat is a dog, who renders the
living being dead is a devil incarnate. Intoxicants degrade a man to the
level of the beast and cripple his will power. They
Kabir advocates a controlled family life and not renunciation, While leading a householders life, the disciple should attend to his meditation and keep his mind aloof from the world. He advice's the devotee to lead a life of purity, to develop discrimination, contentment and purity of thought and conduct. Kabir does not deny the importance of this world. This world is very necessary to go back to God, but everything here is temporary and the soul cannot take back anything from here. God realization is the highest goal of life.
beg for neither pleasures nor possessions,