Kabir was an extraordinary oral poet whose works have been sung and recited by millions throughout North India for half a millennium. He may. The Bijak of Kabir has 9 ratings and 0 reviews: Published March 14th by Motilal Banarsidass, pages, Paperback. Hess is a scholar, writer, and a lover of Kabir. Her publications and present research include The Bijak of Kabir, (New York, Oxford University Press, .

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He may have been illiterate and he preached an lida, sometimes shocking, always uncompromising message that exhorted his audience to shed their delusions, pretentions, and empty orthodoxies in favor of an intense, direct, and personal confrontation with the truth.

The Bijak of Kabir

Thousands of poems are popularly attributed to Kabir, but only a few written collections have survived over the centuries. The Bijak is one of the most important, and is the sacred book of those who follow Kabir.

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Please try again later. The Bijak of Kabir by Linda Hess and friends is a particularly good book which is withdrawing Kabir’s poetry once more from oblivion. All this thanks to an admirable passion for life.

Most other books that I’ve read about Kabir emphasize the devotional bhakti side of Kabir.

Hess and Singh have done a great service by showing us his wild and crazy side. The tell it like it is side. Kabir decried remaining within rigid religious boundaries.

Yet organized religions such as Sikhism and the Sant Mat movement have tried to make Kabir one of their own.

This book demonstrates the impossibility of confining Kabir in any theological structure. Hess’ Introduction is marvelous. This academic can write clearly and passionately, while still preserving high scholarly standards.

I’ve read most of the English oof about Kabir. After finishing “The Bijak of Kabir” I finally feel like I’ve been given an honest glimpse of this great mystic who fearlessly urges us to experience the wild Mystery that transcends all attempts to cage it within religious conceptual systems.

Kabir was an extraordinary oral poet whose works have been sung and recited throughout North India for half a millennium. He may have been illiterate “I don’t touch ink or paper, this hand never grasped a pen. The Bijak is kabid of the most important, and sacred book of those who follow Kabir.

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