Sacha Sahib Ek Tu,Banda Aashiq Tera! : The truth is in Spirit, this form your Lover!

Co-creators – Kabir Bani via Kabir Project by Shabnam Virmani; Hindi seed translation via Pallavi Garg; English interpretative poetry and musical expression via Shahana Dattagupta; 

Kabir Bani

Guru hamara gagan mein, chela hai chitta maahi

Soorat shabad mela bhaya, bichhadat kabahoon nahin

English Translation

The Guru essence is in the cosmic skies

This form created as follower in reflection

Once form is in Union with essence

Can there be a moment’s separation?

Kabir Bani

Saacha Sahib ek tu, bandaa aashik tera!

          Nisa din jap taj naam ka, pal bisre naahi

          Har dam raakh hazoor mein, tu saacha mera saayi

 Ghaflat meri met ke, mohe kar hoshiyaara

Bhagat bhaav vishvaas mein, dekhoon darasa tumhaara

          Sifat tumhaari kya karoon, tum gahar gambheera

          Soorat mein moorat basi, khoye nirakh Kabira!

English Translation

The Truth is in Your essence alone

And this form is your Lover forlorn!

          All my days I chant Your Name

          Forgetting You not for a single beat

          In sacred reverence each breath I take

          With the one true Beloved in my heart

Awaken me from slumber into wisdom

Rid me please of my fog and negligence

So I may in purity, devotion and faith

Witness You solely in all of existence

          What can I possibly describe of You

          Your depth beyond measure or resolve

          The form arises from Spirit alone –

          And in Its waters must Kabira dissolve.