The Simple Union.

By Kabir.

O Sadhu! the simple union is the best.

Since the day I met with my Lord, there has been no

end to the sport of our love.

I shut not my eyes, I close not my ears, I do not mortify my body;

I see with eyes open and smile. and behold His beauty everywhere:

I utter His Name, and whatever I see, it reminds me of Him; whatever I do, it becomes His worship.

The rising and the setting are one to me; all contradictions are solved.

Wherever I go, I move round him,

All I achieve is His service:

When i lie down, I lie prostrate at His feet.

He is the only adorable one to me: I have none other.

My tongue has left off impure words, it sings His glory day and night:

Whether I rise or sit down, I can never forget Him; for the rhythm of His music beats in my ears.

Kabir says, "My heart is frenzied, and I disclose in my soul

what is hidden. I am immersed in that one great bliss

which transcends all pleasure and pain."

Quoted in: Harvey, Andrew (Ed). (2001). Teachings of the Hindu Mystics. Boston, London: Shambala Publ., P.84.

Last updated: 2007/07/26.