Satguru Kabir



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Other Names and Nicknames: 
ramdas, allahlal
Function: 
Satguru
Traditions: 
Love,sant mat,surat shabd yoga, karma yoga
Main Countries of Activity: 
India
Date of Birth: 
1398
Place of Birth: 
Varanasi
In His/Her Body ("alive"): 
No
Date Left His/Her Body: 
1448
Other Related Gurus: 
Baba Sawan Singh Ji Maharaj, Sant Kirpal Singh Ji Maharaj, Sant Ajaib Singh, Sikh Gurus

Biography

Satguru Kabir was born in a weaver's family and later adopted by childless Muslim weavers named Niru and Nimma, who found him near Lahara Tara lake, adjacent to the holy city of Varanasi.

A Bhakti saint, who sang the ideals of seeing all of humanity as one, his name, Kabir, is often interpreted as Guru's Grace.

A weaver by profession, Kabir ranks among the world's greatest poets. In India, he is perhaps the most quoted author. The Holy Guru Granth Sahib contains over 500 verses by Kabir. The Sikh community in particular and others who follow the Holy Granth, hold Kabir in the same reverence as the other ten Gurus.

Kabir openly criticized all sects and gave a new direction to the Indian philosophy. This is due to his straight forward approach that has a universal appeal. It is for this reason that Kabir is held in high esteem all over the world. To call Kabir a universal Guru is not an exaggeration.

Kabir is also considered one of the early northern India Sants. One source for modern adaptations of Kabir's poetry is Robert Bly's The Kabir Book: Forty-Four of the Ecstatic Poems of Kabir.

Kabir is considered the first (with Nanak) Satguru of Sikh religion and Sant Mat tradition.

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NIDHI PARKASH's picture

Kabir was spontaneous in his spiritual realization, the self-realization. He is the part of guru principle which is the spiritual stuff of bhav sagar level.

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