PUT AWAY ALL FEAR FOR THIS POOR BODY

How hard it is to meet my Lord!

The rain-bird wails in thirst for the rain:  almost she dies of her longing, yet she would have none other water than the rain.

Drawn by the love of music, the deer moves forward:  she dies as she listens to the music, yet she shrinks not in fear.

The widowed wife sits by the body of her dead husband:  she is not afraid of the fire.

Put away all fear for this poor body.

Kabir

(translated by Rabindranath Tagore)

1 Response to “PUT AWAY ALL FEAR FOR THIS POOR BODY”


  1. 1 solosocial August 26, 2014 at 10:48 pm

    We don’t know that the mind and spirit live on, after death.

    But we do know that the body does not live on.

    Therefore, the development of the body is not nearly as important as the development of the mind and spirit. And the needs of the body are not nearly as significant as the needs of the mind and spirit.


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