Poem –  Having Crossed The River – Kabir 

Having crossed the river, 

where will you go, O friend? 

There’s no road to tread, 

No traveler ahead, 

Neither a beginning, nor an end. 

There’s no water, no boat, no boatman, no cord; 

No earth is there, no sky, no time, no bank, no ford. 

You have forgotten the Self within, 

Your search in the void will be in vain; 

In a moment the life will ebb 

And in this body you won’t remain. 

Be ever conscious of this, O friend, 

You’ve to immerse within your Self; 

Kabir says, salvation you won’t then need, 

For what you are, you would be indeed.

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