Kabir Das, or simply Kabir, was a fifteenth century Indian mystic, born and raised in a family of Muslim weavers in Varanasi. For more about him, see this earlier post.
The Lord is in Me
The Lord is in me, and the Lord is in you,
As life is hidden in every seed.
So rubble your pride, my friend,
And look for Him within you.
When I sit in the heart of His world
A million suns blaze with light,
A burning blue sea spreads across the sky,
Life’s turmoil falls quiet,
All the stains of suffering wash away.
Listen to the unstuck bells and drums!
Love is here; plunge into its rapture!
Rains pour down without water;
Rivers are streams of light.
How could I ever express
How blessed I feel
To revel in such vast ecstasy
In my own body?
This is the music of soul and soul meeting,
Of the forgetting of all grief.
This is the music
That transcends all coming and going.
Translation Andrew Harvey and Eryk Hanut