Kabir Das Early life
Kabir Das lived in the 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 taken to a Brahmin unwed mother in Varanasi. As soon as he was born, his mother abandoned him in a basket floating in a river. Fortunately, a Muslim weavers family found Kabeer Das and brought them up with admirable love. But some historians believe that he was born into a Muslim family, but still, various birth legends revolve around the thoughts of modern historians. Anyway, Kabir’s poems were influenced by Ramananda, the famous leader of the Hindu Bhakti movement.
India was the place for several saints. Among them, Sant Kabir was one. He brought the revolution to the Bhakti movement, and he believed those practised sincerely. Those that he had preached followed his life entirely. The devotees called him Das, Sant, Bhakta, and many others. But he was interested in adding Das to his name. Here Das means the servant of humanity and divinity.
Kabir Das’s View about God
He learnt the Hindu Vedas and Islam concepts and strongly questioned the ideas of Vedas and the Quran. Kabir Das influenced ordinary people through his spiritual preaches and 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 God in the Vedas and Quran. Kabir Das strongly believed that the True God is nothing but following the path of righteousness. He suggested that people who want to know God follow meditation by chanting the 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 wanted to change the Orthodox beliefs in Hinduism and Sufism. So in the second part of his life, he played the role of reformer. Despite 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. He faced many hurdles from the Hindus and Muslims for his trust in the trust. Perhaps when he died, Muslims and Hindus were 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 straightforward and understandable to ordinary people also. The themes of his poetry reflect the philosophy of life. His writings discuss the concept of reincarnation and karma. He firmly 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.