Kabir the weaver-poet-saint of Uttar Pradesh, probably lived
in the fifteenth century. Scholars differ about his exact
dates of birth and death.
A Muslim by birth, he found Ram in Rahim and propounded
a humanistic philosophy, cutting through the conventions of
caste, creed and cult.
He mostly wrote in two-line couplets, known as dohas, expressing
his intimate love for the Almighty.
Kahir was essentially a mystic. He had no teacher. His spiritual
insights and philosophical thoughts were intuitive.
Kabir's poems are contained in the Adi Granth, the holy scripture
of the Sikhs.
The mystic songs of Kabir, preaching the omnipresence of
God, and expressing"a heartfelt desire for union with
Him are a preciouslegacy of nOt only India, but all the world.