Kabir Das Early life
Kabir Das live in 15th century AD and was a mystic poet and saint. There are some contradictions in which family he was born? Some believe that he was born in a Brahmin unwed mother in Varanasi. As soon as he was born, the mother abandoned him in a basket floating in a river. Fortunately, a Muslim weavers family found Kabeer Das and brought up with admirable love. But some historians believe that he was born in a Muslim family, but still, various birth legends revolving around the thoughts of modern historians. Anyway, Kabir poems were influenced by Ramananda, the famous leader of Hindu Bhakti movement.
India was the place for several saints among them Sant Kabir was one. He brought the revolution among the Bhakti movement. What he had believed those practised sincerely. Those what he had preached, followed entirely his life. The devotees called him Das, Sant, Bhakta and so many. But he was interested in adding Das to his name. Here Das means the servant of humanity and divinity.
Kabir Das View about God
He learnt the concept of Hindu Vedas and Islam and strongly questioned the concepts of Vedas and Quran. Kabir Das influenced the common people with his spiritual preaches and through the Bhajans. Due to these different concepts of Kabir, the Hindus and Muslims treated him furious attitude. He didn’t believe in the supernatural powers and narration of the God in the Vedas and Quran. Kabir Das had the strong belief that the True God is nothing but following the path of righteousness. He suggested the people one who want to know God, those follow meditating by chanting Rama Rama mantra.
Kabir Das Symbol of Religious Unity
Death of Sant Kabeer
At first, he played the role of a teacher and later he wants to bring some changes in the Orthodox beliefs in Hinduism as well as Sufism. So in the second part of his life, he played the role of reformer. In spite of his belief in Vedanta, Sufism and Vaishnavism, he wants to bring some reforms in the concepts of these beliefs. He always trusts in the truth and virtues. For his trust in the trust, he faced many hurdles from the Hindus and Muslims. Perhaps when he died both Muslims and Hindus inspired to claim him as theirs. Both quarrelled for the last rites of Kabir. Eventually, they built his tomb and Samadhi Mandir next to each other.
Kabir’s poetry is very simple and understandable to the common people also. The themes of his poetry reflect the philosophy of life. His writings discuss the concept of reincarnation and karma. He had strongly believed that there was only one God. He said many times that there is no Hindu God or Muslim God, the fact is only one God who is nothing but the creator of the Universe.