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;
Guru hamara gagan mein, chela hai chitta maahi
Soorat shabad mela bhaya, bichhadat kabahoon nahin
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?
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!
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.