Poem – Where Do You Search Me – Kabir 

Moko Kahan Dhundhere Bande 
Mein To Tere Paas Mein 

Na Teerath Mein, Na Moorat Mein 

Na Ekant Niwas Mein 

Na Mandir Mein, Na Masjid Mein 

Na Kabe Kailas Mein 

Mein To Tere Paas Mein Bande 

Mein To Tere Paas Mein 

Na Mein Jap Mein, Na Mein Tap Mein 

Na Mein Barat Upaas Mein 

Na Mein Kiriya Karm Mein Rehta 

Nahin Jog Sanyas Mein 

Nahin Pran Mein Nahin Pind Mein 

Na Brahmand Akas Mein 

Na Mein Prakuti Prawar Gufa Mein 

Nahin Swasan Ki Swans Mein 

Khoji Hoye Turat Mil Jaoon 

Ik Pal Ki Talas Mein 

Kahet Kabir Suno Bhai Sadho 

Mein To Hun Viswas Mein 

English Translation: 

Where do you search me? 

I am with you 

Not in pilgrimage, nor in icons 

Neither in solitudes 

Not in temples, nor in mosques 

Neither in Kaba nor in Kailash 

I am with you O man 

I am with you 

Not in prayers, nor in meditation 

Neither in fasting 

Not in yogic exercises 

Neither in renunciation 

Neither in the vital force nor in the body 

Not even in the ethereal space 

Neither in the womb of Nature 

Not in the breath of the breath 

Seek earnestly and discover 

In but a moment of search 

Says Kabir, Listen with care 

Where your faith is, I am there.

3 thoughts on “Poem – Where Do You Search Me – Kabir 

  1. Hello, Kabir.
    I wish I were able to read more of your pieces. Please give me a shout if you have more in English in future and I will return. I don’t enjoy most poetry written today, but I enjoyed the few of yours that I read.

    Thank you for the Follow over at my place! Please join us all in the discussions over there. Your words would add a lot.

    You may wish to check out Cynthia (another wonderful follower). Her poems are worth the stop. Some of them are far beyond me, for she is far more clever and better-educated than I, and makes many allusions that zoom right over my head, but when I do understand a piece of hers, I always like it–usually a lot.

    See you around the neighborhood. 🙂

    –O. Babe


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