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Dohe of Kabir #2

पाँच पहर धन्धे गया, तीन पहर गया सोय ।
एक पहर हरि नाम बिन,मुक्ती कैसे होय ॥

A common question, always asked by intellectuals is, if there is god, then why we cannot see him. I think, answer to all these intellectuals lies in these two lines of Kabir. How genuinely you search? How authentic is your thirst? These two lines, of Kabir, removes from us the very claim of liberation.

If I stay here in India and say that America does not exist because I cannot see it from here, would it make any sense? I will have to first search America. If after searching everywhere, I do not find anything, then I have some right to say that America does not exist. Sitting on my chair, I cannot conclude that America does not exist.

So, ask genuinely yourself. Do you give at least one single hour each day for the search? Do you sit silently and peep inside yourself? Do you ever dance with ecstasy? Have you ever tried to be silent, empty for some time?

If No, you have no right to comment on the question. Kabir says, you do not have even one Prahar(means three hours) to spare for the god, how can you claim liberation? You have plenty of time for your works, you daily chores, your sleep, you business. God stands at the last of the queue. Do you even have right to claim liberation?

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By Mandar Karanjkar

Mandar Karanjkar is author, motivational speaker and consultant based in Pune. Mandar works with handful of organizations helping them with strategy, communication and culture. Mandar is trained in Indian Classical Music over a decade. He is a classical singer and flute player.

Mandar has written columns for many reputed newspapers. Engineer by profession, he conducts workshops and delivers talks on subjects as wide as strategy, innovation, online marketing, spirituality, Kabir, Zen etc.

Mandar is a published author.

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