27 Wise quotes from Kabir, the Indian mystic

Kabir Das was a 15th-century Indian mystic poet and saint. His writings influenced Hinduism’s Bhakti movement and his verses are found in Sikhism’s scripture Guru Granth Sahib.

Below is a collection of his best quotes and sayings. These revolve around the subjects of love, death, religion and much more. Enjoy reading.

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Be quiet in your mind, quiet in your senses, and also quiet in your body. Then, when all these are quiet, don't do anything. In that state truth will reveal itself to you.
Kabir
A diamond was laying in the street covered with dirt. Many fools passed by. Someone who knew diamonds picked it up.
Kabir
I felt in need of a great pilgrimage, so I sat still for three days and God came to me.
Kabir
I sell mirrors in the city of the blind.
Kabir
Listen to your own Self. If you listen to that self within, then you find the truth.
Kabir
I laugh when I hear that the fish in the water is thirsty. I laugh when I hear that people go on pilgrimage to find God.
Kabir
The river that flows in you also flows in me.
Kabir
The beloved is inside you and also inside me. You know the tree is hidden inside the seed. Let your arrogance go. None of us has gone far. Inside love there is more power than we realise.
Kabir
What is a holy person? The one who is aware of others' suffering.
Kabir
All know that the drop merges into the ocean but few know that the ocean merges into the drop.
Kabir
Don't open your diamonds in a vegetable market. Tie them in bundle and keep them in your heart, and go your own way.
Kabir
What is a holy person? The one who is aware of others' suffering.
Kabir
Listen to the secret sound, the real sound, which is inside you. The one no one talks of speaks the secret sound to himself, and he is the one who has made it all.
Kabir
When you feel most alive, find out why. This is one guest you won't greet twice.
Kabir
I went in search of a bad person; I found none as I, seeing myself, found me the worst.
Kabir
If you haven't experienced it, it's not true.
Kabir
Love does not grow on trees or brought in the market, but if one wants to be loved, one must first know how to give (unconditional) love.
Kabir
All darkness vanished, when I saw the Lamp within my heart.
Kabir
The truth of love is the truth of the universe: it is the lamp of the soul that reveals the secrets of darkness.
Kabir
Wherever you are, that's the entry point.
Kabir
A learned man's knowledge will be of no avail to him if he doesn't have control over his tongue.
Kabir
He who loves understands.
Kabir
Wear a crown of flowers on your head, let its roots reach your heart.
Kabir
Be strong then, and enter into your own body; there you have a solid place for your feet. Think about it carefully. Don't go off somewhere else. Just throw away all thoughts of imaginary things, and stand firm in that which you are.
Kabir
As the bee collecteth honey with great zest, so the fool collecteth wealth.
Kabir
The essence of life is in remembering God.
Kabir
The man who is kind and who practices righteousness, who remains passive against the affairs of the world, who considers all creatures on earth as his own self, he attains the Immortal Being; the true God is ever with him.
Kabir
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