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God Kabir (Kavir Dev) Explained Tatvagyan to Swami Ramanand Ji

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Pandit Swami Ramanand Ji was a learned person. He was considered to be deeply-versed in Vedas and Shrimad Bhagavad Gita.

Adopting Ramanand Ji as a Guru at the Age of Five Years

When God Kabir (KavirDev) turned five in His leelamay body (a disguise to perform wonderous acts at will), at that time to maintain Guru Maryada (the custom of acquiring a Guru), He did a leela (divine act). He, acquiring the appearance of a 2½- year-old child, before dawn in the darkness, laid down on the steps of Panch-Ganga Ghaat, where Swami Ramanand Ji used to go daily to bathe. Shri Ramanand Ji was 104 years old. He had stopped the pretentious way of worship which other Pandits had started in Kaashi. Ramanand Ji used to advocate worship according to the scriptures and used to hold his 52 courts in the entire Kaashi. Ramanand Ji used to preach worship based on the injunctions of Holy Gita Ji and Holy Vedas. He used to give jaap of ‘Om’ naam.

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That day also, when he went to Panch-Ganga Ghaat for bathing, at that time Kabir Sahib was lying on the steps. In the darkness of the Brahm-muhurat (moments just before sunrise) Ramanand Ji failed to see Kabir Sahib. The sandal of Ramanand Ji’s feet hit Kabir Sahib’s head. KavirDev started crying like a child. Ramanand Ji bent down quickly to find out if the child was hurt and lifted him affectionately. At that moment the kanthi (garland) in Ramanand Ji’s neck came out and was put in Parmeshwar KavirDev’s neck. Ramanand Ji said, “Son, say ‘Ram-Ram’. All miseries are removed by Ram’s naam; son, say Ram-Ram”, and kept his hand over Kabir Sahib’s head. Kabir Sahib in a child form became quiet. Then Ramanand Ji started taking bath and thought that I will take the child to ashram. And will send him to whosoever he belongs. After taking bath, Ramanand Ji saw that the child was not there. Kabir Sahib disappeared from there and came in his hut. Ramanand Ji thought that the child must have gone away, now where shall I look for him?

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God Kabir Acquiring Two Forms in Swami Ramanand Ji’s Ashram

One day, a disciple of Swami Ramanand Ji was delivering discourse somewhere. Kabir Sahib went there. That Rishi Ji (sage) was narrating the tale of ShriVishnu Puran. He was saying that God Vishnu is the creator of the entire nature, he is the sustainer. He only is the Supreme Power who came as incarnation in Ram and Krishna form; he is unborn; Shri Vishnu Ji does not have any motherfather. Kavirishwar (Kavir God) listened to the whole account. After the satsang, Kabir Parmeshwar said, “Rishi Ji, can I ask you a question?” Rishi Ji said, “Yes son! Ask.” Hundreds of devotees were present there. KavirDev said that you were delivering the discourse from Vishnu Puran that Shri Vishnu Ji is a Supreme Power; Brahma and Shiv have originated from him. Rishi Ji said that whatever I narrate, the same is written in Vishnu Puran. Kabir Sahib said that Rishi Ji, I have requested you to dispel my doubt, please do not get agitated. One day I had listened to Shiv Puran. In that that greatman was narrating that Vishnu and Brahma originated from God Shiv. (Evidence: Holy Shiv Puran, Rudr Sanhita, Adhyay 6 and 7, Published from Gita Press Gorakhpur). In Devi Bhagwat’s third Skand, it is written that the Goddess is the mother of these three, Brahma-Vishnu-Shiv. These three are mortal, are not eternal. Rishi Ji was without an answer. Being angry, said, “Who are you? Whose son are you?” Even before Kabir Sahib could say anything, other devotees started saying that he is the son of that weaver Neeru. The disciple of Swami Ramanand Ji said that how come you are wearing a kanthi in your neck? (The Vaishnu Sadhus wear a garland of one bead of basil/tulsi; it is evident from that, that these have taken initiation from Vishnu-succession.) Who is your Gurudev? Kabir Sahib said that my Gurudev is the same as yours. That Rishi became very angry and said, “Oh fool! You, son of a low-caste weaver, are addressing my Gurudev as yours. You, son of a weaver! He does not even see inferior people like you and you are saying that you have taken naam (initiation) from him! See, devotees, he is a liar, a fraud. I will go to Gurudev just now and will tell your whole story to him. You, child of a low-caste, insult our Guruji.” Kaviragni said, “Alright, tell Guru Ji.” That Rishi Ji went and told Shri Ramanand Ji, “Gurudev, there is a boy of lower caste. He has disgraced us. He says that Swami Ramanand Ji is my Gurudev. Oh Bhagwan! It has become difficult for us to go out.” Swami Ramanand Ji said, “Call him tomorrow morning. Just see how much I will punish him tomorrow in front of you.”

Revealing Swami Ramanand Ji’s Secret Thought

Next day early morning, ten ignorant men captured God Kabir and presented him before Shri Ramanand Ji. To show that I do not even look at people of low-caste, he was telling a lie that he has taken initiation from me, Ramanand Ji drew a curtain in front of him at the door of his hut. Ramanand Ji asked from behind the curtain that who are you and what is your caste? God Kabir said —

रामानंद अधिकार सुनि, जुलहा अक जगदीश। दास गरीब बिलंब ना, ताहि नवावत शीश।।407।।
रामानंद कूं गुरु कहै, तनसैं नहीं मिलात। दास गरीब दर्शन भये, पैडे लगी जुं लात।।408।।
पंथ चलत ठोकर लगी, रामनाम कहि दीन। दास गरीब कसर नहीं, सीख लई प्रबीन।।409।।
आडा पडदा लाय करि, रामानंद बूझंत। दास गरीब कुलंग छबि, अधर डाक कूदंत।।410।।
कौन जाति कुल पंथ है, कौन तुम्हारा नाम। दास गरीब अधीन गति, बोलत है बलि जांव।।411।।
जाति हमारी जगतगुरु, परमेश्वर पद पंथ। दास गरीब लिखति परै, नाम निंरजन कंत।।412।।
रे बालक सुन दुर्बद्धि, घट मठ तन आकार। दास गरीब दरद लग्या, हो बोले सिरजनहार।।413।।
तुम मोमन के पालवा, जुलहै के घर बास। दास गरीब अज्ञान गति, एता दृढ़ विश्वास।।414।।
मान बडाई छांडि करि, बोलौ बालक बैंन। दास गरीब अधम मुखी, एता तुम घट फैंन।।415।।
तर्क तलूसैं बोलतै, रामानंद सुर ज्ञान। दास गरीब कुजाति है, आखर नीच निदान।।423।।

Parmeshwar Kabir Ji (KavirDev) politely replied —

महके बदन खुलास कर, सुनि स्वामी प्रबीन। दास गरीब मनी मरै, मैं आजिज आधीन।।428।।
मैं अविगत गति सैं परै, च्यारि बेद सैं दूर। दास गरीब दशौं दिशा, सकल सिंध भरपूर।।429।।
सकल सिंध भरपूर हूँ, खालिक हमरा नाम। दासगरीब अजाति हूँ, तैं जूं कह्या बलि जांव।।430।।
जाति पाति मेरे नहीं, नहीं बस्ती नहीं गाम। दासगरीब अनिन गति, नहीं हमारे नाम।।431।।
नाद बिंद मेरे नहीं, नहीं गुदा नहीं गात। दासगरीब शब्द सजा, नहीं किसी का साथ।।432।।
सब संगी बिछरू नहीं, आदि अंत बहु जांहि। दासगरीब सकल वंसु, बाहर भीतर माँहि।।433।।
ए स्वामी सृष्टा मैं, सृष्टि हमारै तीर। दास गरीब अधर बसूं, अविगत सत्य कबीर।।434।।
पौहमी धरणि आकाश मैं, मैं व्यापक सब ठौर। दास गरीब न दूसरा, हम समतुल नहीं और।।436।।
हम दासन के दास हैं, करता पुरुष करीम। दासगरीब अवधूत हम, हम ब्रह्मचारी सीम।।439।।
सुनि रामानंद राम हम, मैं बावन नरसिंह। दास गरीब कली कली, हमहीं से कृष्ण अभंग।।440।।
हमहीं से इंद्र कुबेर हैं, ब्रह्मा बिष्णु महेश। दास गरीब धरम ध्वजा, धरणि रसातल शेष।।447।।
सुनि स्वामी सति भाखहूँ, झूठ न हमरै रिंच। दास गरीब हम रूप बिन, और सकल प्रपंच।।453।।
गोता लाऊं स्वर्ग सैं, फिरि पैठूं पाताल। गरीबदास ढूंढत फिरूं, हीरे माणिक लाल।।476।।
इस दरिया कंकर बहुत, लाल कहीं कहीं ठाव। गरीबदास माणिक चुगैं, हम मुरजीवा नांव।।477।।
मुरजीवा माणिक चुगैं, कंकर पत्थर डारि। दास गरीब डोरी अगम, उतरो शब्द अधार।।478।।

If you are asking my caste, then I am Jagatguru (in Vedas, it is written that God Kabir is the Jagatguru who imparts knowledge to the entire creation). What is my Panth (path)? (The path to which God do I show?) My Panth is that of Parmeshwar. I have come to show the path to that Supreme Power i.e. Parmeshwar who is the Creator of the infinite crore brahmands and is the Sustainer; who has been referred by the names KavirDev, Kaviragni etc in the Vedas.

Please understand the difference between Ish, Ishwar and Parmeshwar.

1. Brahm/Kshar Purush - is known as Ish (ईश), and is the master of only twenty-one brahmands.
2. ParBrahm/Akshar Purush - is known as Ishwar (ईश्वर), and is the master of seven sankh brahmands.
3. Purna Brahm/Param Akshar Purush - is known as Parmeshwar (परमेश्वर), and is the Master of the infinite brahmands i.e. is the Master of the lineage and that is why Kabir Ji said to Swami Ramanand Ji that my path is that of attaining Parmeshwar.

It is written in Gita Adhyay 15 Shlok no. 17 that in reality, the Imperishable God is someone else and He only by entering into the three loks, sustains everyone and He only is known by the name, Eternal Parmatma i.e. Parmeshwar. I only am that Parmeshwar. On hearing this Swami Ramanand Ji became very agitated and said, “Oh useless person! You are of a low caste and are making a big statement. You have yourself become God!” Ramanand Ji also abused Kabir Sahib badly. Kabir Sahib said, “Gurudev! You are my Guru Ji. Although you are abusing me, I am still relishing it. But what I am saying to you that I am Purna Brahm, there is no doubt about it.” On hearing this, Ramanand Ji said, “Just wait, it will be a long story with you, you will not listen like this. I will first do my pooja.” Ramanand Ji said to his disciples, “Make him sit. My some religious ritual is pending. Let me finish it first. I will deal with him later.” What religious act did Ramanand Ji perform? He used to make an imaginary idol of God Vishnu Ji. The idol used to become visible in front of him (like religious ceremony is performed; first of all, taking off all the clothes of God’s idol, bathing him with water, then putting clean clothes on God Thakur Ji, putting a garland in the neck, adorn with a tilak, then used to put the crown). Ramanand Ji was imagining all this. In imagination, he made an imaginary idol of God. With reverence, as if himself had gone barefoot and brought Ganga-water, adopting such feelings, took off clothes of Thakur Ji’s idol; then bathed it and put on new clothes. Adorned with a tilak, placed the crown and forgot to put the garland (kanthi). Now if kanthi is not put, then the religious act remains incomplete, and if the crown has been placed, then it can not be removed. That day, if removes the crown, then the pooja gets interrupted. Swami Ramanand Ji is cursing himself that this much life has passed, I had never committed such a mistake. God, what mistake has been committed by the sinful me today? If I take off the crown, then my pooja breaks off. He thought that let me try to put kanthi over the crown (he is imagining all this, there is no idol in front of him and the curtain is drawn; Kabir Sahib is sitting on the other side); the garland gets stuck in the crown and is not going any further. Then Ramanand Ji thought, “What shall I do now? Oh Lord! Today my whole day has gone wasted. My today’s bhakti earnings have become wasted (because one who has a yearning for God, if even a single daily observance is left, then he feels a great deal of distress. Like, if a person’s pocket is picked, then he repents a lot. Similarly, the true devotees of God have this much attachment). In the meantime, Sahib Kabir said that Swami Ji, open the knot of the garland and put it in the neck. Then tie a knot; you will not have to take off the crown. At that time, what crown he was going to take off, what knot he was going to open. Even the curtain drawn in front of the hut, Swami Ramanand Ji threw it away with his own hands and in front of the entire Brahmin community embraced that Kabir Parmeshwar. Ramanand Ji said that oh Bhagwan (Lord)! You have such a soft body like cotton, and my body is like stone. On one side, God is standing and on the other there is a wall of caste and religion. The God-loving pious souls consider it meritorious to break the artificial wall of the religion. Ramanand Ji did the same. Finding Purna Parmatma in front of him, neither did he see the caste, nor religion, nor untouchability, only saw self-welfare. This is called a Brahmin.

बोलत रामानंदजी, हम घर बडा सुकाल। गरीबदास पूजा करैं, मुकुट फही जदि माल।।479।।
सेवा करौं संभाल करि, सुनि स्वामी सुर ज्ञान।गरीबदास शिर मुकुट धरि,माला अटकी जान।।480।।
स्वामी घुंडी खोलि करि, फिरि माला गल डार। गरीबदास इस भजन कूं, जानत है करतार।।481।।
ड्यौढी पडदा दूरि करि, लीया कंठ लगाय। गरीबदास गुजरी बौहत, बदनैं बदन मिलाय।।482।।

Then Swami Ramanand Ji said, “Why did you tell a lie?” Kabir Sahib said, “Which lie, Swami Ji?” Swami Ramanand Ji said, “You were saying that you have taken naam (initiation) from me. When did you take updesh (initiation) from me?” Kabir Sahib replied, “Once, you had gone to Panch-Ganga Ghaat for bathing. I was lying over there. The khadaau of your feet had hit my head, then you had said that son, say Ram-Ram.” Ramanand Ji said, “Yes, now I remember something. But that was a very small child (because at that time 5-year-old children used to grow up quite a lot, and there was a double difference between the bodies of a 5-year-old child and a 2½-years-old child).” Kabir Sahib said, “Swami Ji, look, was I like this?” He was also standing in front of Swami Ji, and acquiring another appearance of a 2½-year-old child sat down on a cot of a servant laid there.” Now Ramanand Ji looked six times on one side and six times on the other. Then rubbing his eyes saw again if his eyes were misleading him. In this way while he was seeing, the smaller form of Kabir Sahib rose and vanished into Kabir Sahib’s bigger 5-year-old form. Now only Kabir Sahib in 5-year-old form was standing there.

मनकी पूजा तुम लखी, मुकुट माल परबेश। गरीबदास गति को लखै, कौन वरण क्या भेष।।483।।
यह तौ तुम शिक्षा दई, मानि लई मनमोर। गरीबदास कोमल पुरूष, हमरा बदन कठोर।।484।।

Then Ramanand Ji said, “My doubt is dispelled. Oh Parmeshwar! How can we recognise you? You are standing in such a caste and attire. We ignorant living beings argued with you and became guilty, please forgive us, Purna Parmeshwar KavirDev, I am your ignorant child.”

Swami Ramanand Ji’s Visit to Satlok

सुनि बच्चा मैं स्वर्ग की कैसैं छांडौं रीति। गरीबदास गुदरी लगी, जनम जात है बीत।।486।।
च्यारि मुक्ति बैकुंठ मैं, जिन की मोरै चाह। गरीबदास घर अगम की, कैसैं पाऊं थाह।।487।।
हेम रूप जहाँ धरणि है, रतन जडे बौह शोभ। गरीबदास बैकुंठ कूं, तन मन हमरा लोभ।।488।।
शंख चक्र गदा पदम हैं, मोहन मदन मुरारि। गरीबदास मुरली बजै, सुरगलोक दरबारि।।489।।
दूधौं की नदियां बगैं, सेत वृक्ष सुभान। गरीबदास मंदल मुक्ति, सुरगापुर अस्थान।।490।।
रतन जडाऊ मनुष्य हैं, गण गंधर्व सब देव। गरीबदास उस धाम की कैसैं छाडूं सेव।।491।।
ऋग युज साम अथर्वणं, गावैं चारौं वेद। गरीबदास घर अगम की, कैसैं जानो भेद।।492।।
च्यारि मुक्ति चितवन लगी, कैसैं बंचूं ताहि। गरीबदास गुप्तारगति, हमकूं द्यौ समझाय।।493।।
सुरग लोक बैकुंठ है, यासैं परै न और। गरीबदास षट्शास्त्रा, च्यारि बेदकी दौर।।494।।
च्यारि बेद गावैं तिसैं, सुरनर मुनि मिलाप। गरीबदास धु्रव पोर जिस, मिटि गये तीनूं ताप।।495।।
प्रहलाद गये तिस लोककूं, सुरगा पुरी समूल। गरीबदास हरि भक्ति की, मैं बंचत हूँ धूल।।496।।
बिंद्रावन गये तिस लोककूं, सुरगा पुरी समूल। गरीबदास उस मुक्ति कूं, कैसैं जाऊं भूल।।497।।
नारद ब्रह्मा तिस रटैं, गावैं शेष गणेश। गरीबदास बैकुंठ सैं, और परै को देश।।498।।
सहंस अठासी जिस जपैं, और तेतीसौं सेव। गरीबदास जासैं परै, और कौन है देव।।499।।
सुनि स्वामी निज मूल गति, कहि समझाऊं तोहि।गरीबदास भगवान कूं, राख्या जगत समोहि।।500।।
तीनि लोक के जीव सब, विषय वास भरमाय। गरीबदास हमकूं जपैं, तिसकूं धाम दिखाय।।501।।
जो देखैगा धाम कूं, सो जानत है मुझ। गरीबदास तोसैं कहंू, सुनि गायत्री गुझ।।502।।
कृष्ण विष्णु भगवान कूं, जहडायंें हैं जीव। गरीबदास त्रिालोक मैं ,काल कर्म शिर शीव।।503।।
सुनि स्वामी तोसैं कहूँ, अगम दीप की सैल। गरीबदास पूठे परे, पुस्तक लादे बैल।।504।।
पौहमी धरणि अकाश थंभ, चलसी चंदर सूर। गरीबदास रज बिरजकी, कहाँ रहैगी धूर।।505।।
तारायण त्रिालोक सब, चलसी इन्द्र कुबेर। गरीबदास सब जात हैं, सुरग पाताल सुमेर।।506।।
च्यारि मुक्ति बैकुठ बट, फना हुआ कई बार। गरीबदास अलप रूप मघ, क्या जानैं संसार।।507।।
कहौ स्वामी कित रहौगे, चौदा भुवन बिहंड। गरीबदास बीजक कह्या, चलत प्राण और पिंड।।508।।
सुन स्वामी एक शक्ति है, अरधंगी कार। गरीबदास बीजक तहां, अनंत लोक सिंघार।।509।।
जैसेका तैसा रहै, परलो फना प्रान। गरीबदास उस शक्तिकूं, बार बार कुरबांन।।510।।
कोटि इन्द्र ब्रह्मा जहाँ, कोटि कृष्ण कैलास। गरीबदास शिव कोटि हैं, करौ कौंनकी आश।।511।।
कोटि विष्णु जहाँ बसत हैं, उस शक्ति के धाम।गरीबदास गुल बौहत हैं,अलफ बस्त निहकाम।।512।।
शिव शक्ति जासै हुए, अनंत कोटि अवतार। गरीबदास उस अलफकूं, लखै सो होय करतार।।513।।
अलफ हमारा रूप है, दम देही नहीं दंत। गरीबदास गुलसैं परै, चलना है बिन पंथ।।514।।
बिना पंथ उस कंतकै, धाम चलन है मोर। गरीबदास गति ना किसी, संख सुरग पर डोर।।515।।
संख सुरगपर हम बसैं,सुनि स्वामी यह सैंन।गरीबदास हम अलफ हैं,यौह गुल फोकट फैंन।।516।।
जो तै कहया सौ मैं लहया, बिन देखै नहीं धीज।गरीबदास स्वामी कहै,कहाँ अलफ वौ बीज।।517।।
अनंत कोटि ब्रांड फण, अनंत कोटि उदगार। गरीबदास स्वामी कहै, कहां अलफ दीदार।।518।।
हद बेहद कहीं ना कहीं, ना कहीं थरपी ठौर। गरीबदास निज ब्रह्मकी, कौंन धाम वह पौर।।519।।
चल स्वामी सर पर चलैं, गंग तीर सुन ज्ञान। गरीबदास बैकुंठ बट, कोटि कोटि घट ध्यान।।520।।
तहां कोटि वैकुंठ हैं, नक सरवर संगीत। गरीबदास स्वामी सुनैं, जात अनन्त जुग बीत।521।।
प्राण पिंड पुरमैं धसौ, गये रामानंद कोटि। गरीबदास सर सुरगमैं, रहौ शब्दकी ओट।।522।।
तहां वहाँ चित चक्रित भया, देखि फजल दरबार। गरीबदास सिजदा किया, हम पाये दीदार।।523।।
तुम स्वामी मैं बाल बुद्धि, भर्म कर्म किये नाश। गरीबदास निज ब्रह्म तुम, हमरै दृढ़ विश्वास।।524।।
सुन्न–बेसुन्न सैं तुम परै, उरैं से हमरै तीर। गरीबदास सरबंगमैं, अविगत पुरूष कबीर।।525।।
कोटि कोटि सिजदे करैं, कोटि कोटि प्रणाम। गरीबदास अनहद अधर, हम परसैं तुम धाम।।526।।
सुनि स्वामी एक गल गुझ,तिल तारी पल जोरि।गरीबदास सर गगन मैं,सूरज अनंत करोरि।।527।।
सहर अमान अनन्तपुर, रिमझिम रिमझिम होय।गरीबदास उस नगर का,मरम न जानैं कोय।।528।।
सुनि स्वामी कैसैं लखौ, कहि समझाऊं तोहि।गरीबदास बिन पर उडैं,तन मन शीश न होय।।529।।
रवनपुरी एक चक्र है, तहाँ धनजय बाय। गरीबदास जीते जन्म, याकूँ लेत समाय।।530।।
आसन पदम लगायकर, भिरंग नाद को खैंचि। गरीबदास अचवन करै, देवदत्त को ऐचि।।531।।
काली ऊन कुलीन रंग, जाकै दो फुन धार। गरीबदास कुरंभ शिर, तास करे उद्गार।।532।।
चिश्में लाल गुलाल रंग, तीनि गिरह नभ पेंच। गरीबदास वह नागनी कूँ, हौने न देवे रेच।।533।।
कुंभक रेचक सब करै, ऊन करत उदगार। गरीबदास उस नागनी कूँ, जीतै कोई खिलार।।534।।
कुंभ भरै रेचक करै, फिर टुटत है पौन। गरीबदास गगन मण्डल, नहीं होत है रौन।। 535।।
आगे घाटी बंद है, ईग्लंा–पिंगला दोय। गरीबदास सुषमन खुले, तास मिलावा होय।।536।।
चंदा के घर सूर रखि, सूरज के घर चंद। गरीबदास मध्य महल है, तहाँ वहाँ अजब आनन्द।।537।।
त्रिावेणी का घाट है, गंग जमन गुपतार। गरीबदास परबी परखि, तहाँ सहंस मुख धार।।538।।
मध्य किवारी ब्रह्मरंद्र, वाह खोलत नहीं कोय। गरीबदास सब जोग की, पेज पीछाड़े होय।।539।।
आसन सम्पट सुधि कर, गुफा गिरद गति ढोल। गरीबदास पल पालड़ै, हीरे मानिक तोल।।540।।
पान अपान समान सुध, मंदा चल महकंत। गरीबदास ठाठी बगै, तो दीपक बात बुंझत।।541।।
घंटा टुटे ताल भंग, संख न सुनिए टेर। गरीबदास मुरली मुक्ति, सुनि चढ़ी हंस सुमेर।।542।।
खुलहै खिरकी सहज धुनि, दम नहीं खैंच अतीत। गरीबदास एक सैन है, तजि अनभय छंद गीत।।543।।
धीरैं धीरैं दाटी हैं, सुरग चढैंगे सोय। गरीबदास पग पंथ बिन, ले राखौं जहाँ तोय।।544।।
सुन स्वामी सीढी बिना, चढौं गगन कैलास। गरीबदास प्राणायाम तजि, नाहक तोरत श्वास।।545।।
गली गली गलतान है, सहर सलेमाबाद। गरीबदास पल बीचमैं, पूरण करौं मुराद।।546।।
ज्यूंका त्यूंही बैठि रहो, तजि आसन सब जोग। गरीबदास पल बीच पद, सर्व सैल सब भोग।।547।।
पनग पलक नीचै करौ, ता मुख सहंस शरीर। गरीबदास सूक्ष्म अधरि, सूरति लाय सर तीर।।548।।
सुनि स्वामी यह गति अगम, मनुष्य देवसैं दूर। गरीबदास ब्रह्मा थकै, किन्हैं न पाया मूर।।549।।
मूल डार जाकै नहीं, है सो अनिन अरंग। गरीबदास मजीठ चलि, ये सब लोक पतंग।।550।।
सुतह सिधि परकाशिया, कहा अरघ असनान।गरीबदास तप कोटि जुग, पचि हारे सुर ज्ञान।।551।।
श्याम सेत नहीं लाल है, नाहीं पीत पसाव। गरीबदास कासैं कहूँ, चलै नीर बिन नाव।।552।।
कोटि कोटि बैकुंठ हैं, कोटि कोटि शिव शेष। गरीबदास उस धाममैं, ब्रह्मा कोटि नरेश।।553।।
अवादान अमानपुर, चलि स्वामी तहां चाल। गरीबदास परलो अनंत, बौहरि न झंपै काल।।554।।
अमर चीर तहां पहरि है,अमर हंस सुख धाम।गरीबदास भोजन अजर,चल स्वामी निजधाम।।555।।
बोलत रामानंदजी, सुन कबीर करतार। गरीबदास सब रूपमैं, तुमहीं बोलन हार।।556।।
तुम साहिब तुम संत हौ, तुम सतगुरु तुम हंस। गरीबदास तुम रूप बिन और न दूजा अंस।।557।।
मैं भगता मुक्ता भया, किया कर्म कुन्द नाश। गरीबदास अविगत मिले, मेटी मन की बास।।558।।
दोहूँ ठौर है एक तूं, भया एक से दोय। गरीबदास हम कारणैं, उतरे हैं मघ जोय।।559।।
गोष्टी रामानंदसैं, कांशी नगर मंझार। गरीबदास जिंद पीरके, हम पाये दीदार।।562।।
बोलै रामानंद जी, सुनौं कबीर सुभांन। गरीबदास मुक्ता भये, उधरे पिंड अरु प्राण।।567।।

Kabir Sahib (KavirDev/God Kabir) asked Swami Ramanand Ji, “Swami Ji, what pooja do you do?” Swami Ramanand Ji said, “I do sadhna according to the Vedas and Gita Ji.” Kabir Sahib asked, “Where will you go on the basis of the Vedas and Gita.” Swami Ramanand Ji said, “I shall go to heaven.” Kabir Sahib asked, “What will you do in heaven, Daata?” Ramanand Ji replied, “There is dearest God Vishnu Ji there. I will attain his audience everyday, and there are rivers of milk there, there is no worry, no tension there; I shall live there happily. Kabir Sahib asked, “Swami Ji, for how many years will you live in heaven?” (Ramanand Ji was a learned man and had knowledge. He understood within two minutes.)

Swami Ji said, “Whatever my earnings of bhakti will be, I will live accordingly.” Kabir Sahib said, “Swami Ji, you have done this sadhna infinite times. One can not get liberated by this. You want to go to heaven lok by doing sadhna of Shri Vishnu Ji. Those worshippers who by doing Brahm-sadhna go to Brahmlok, they too remain in the cycle of birth-death because one day Mahaswarg (Great heaven) which is built in Brahmlok will also get destroyed. Gita Ji’s Adhyay 8 Shlok 16, states this.” Swami Ramanand Ji was a learned man. The shloks were at his finger tips. Swami Ramanand Ji said, “You are right; this only is written.” Kabir Sahib said, “Tell me then where will you live, Gurudev?” Ramanand Ji was forced to think. Parmeshwar Kabir Ji asked, “Swami Ji, who narrated the knowledge of Gita Ji.” Swami Ramanand Ji replied, “Shri Krishna Ji did.” Parmeshwar Kabir Ji said, “Swami Ji, in Sanskrit Mahabharat Khand Two (page no 1531-old one and 667-new one), it is written that Shri Krishna Ji is saying to Arjun, now I do not remember that knowledge of Gita; I can not narrate it again.” Parmeshwar Kabir Sahib gave all the evidences.

In Gita Adhyay 8 Shlok 13, the giver of the knowledge of Gita (Brahm) is saying that—

Gita Adhyay 8 Shlok 13

ओम् इति एकाक्षरम् ब्रह्म, व्याहरन् माम् अनुस्मरन्,
य: प्रयाति त्यजन् देहम् स: याति परमाम् गतिम् ।। 13।।

Translation: The narrator of Gita, Brahm i.e. Kaal is saying that for doing my, Brahm’s, sumiran by chanting, there is only one syllable this ‘Om’. A worshipper who at the time of leaving the body goes while doing sumiran, he attains supreme state.

The implied meaning is that by entering like ghost into Shri Krishna Ji’s body, Brahm i.e. Jyoti Niranjan Kaal, who possesses thousand arms, is saying that a worshipper who does my i.e. Brahm’s sadhna by Om¢ naam unto the time of death, he achieves the benefits obtained from me; there is no other mantra for my bhakti.

In Gita Adhyay 8 Shlok 5 to 7 and 13, the giver of the knowledge of Gita has explained about his sadhna that one who does my sadhna by chanting Om¢ naam unto the last breath, he will attain me alone. Therefore you fight as well as do sumiran of my Om¢ naam because a battle is fought by making an outcry (a loud noise); therefore has said that by uttering (a loud noise) the Om¢ naam, do sumiran as well as fight.

Then in Gita Adhyay 8 Shlok 6 has said that it is a rule that in the final moments, remembering whichever God, a person leaves his body, he goes to him alone. God who gives the knowledge of Gita in Gita Adhyay 8 in the three shloks from 8 to 10 is telling about Purna Parmatma (Supreme Divine God Parmeshwar i.e. Purna Brahm) other than Brahm, that if someone leaves his body while doing His sadhna, then goes to that same Purna Parmatma (Parmeshwar) only. By Him alone, one attains complete liberation, Satlok and supreme peace. Therefore, go in the refuge of that God (Gita Adhyay 18 Shlok 62-66 and Adhyay 15 Shlok 4). I (Brahm, the narrator of Gita) am also in His refuge.

Seeing all the evidences with his eyes, Ramanand Ji bit his fingers between the teeth in astonishment and accepted the truth. Said that son, you are telling the right thing from the scriptures which is true. No one ever gave such knowledge to us. What do we do? Kabir Sahib said that it is written in Holy Gita Ji. Read Adhyay 8 Shlok 8, 9 and 10, and Adhyay no 18 Shlok no. 62.

The narrator of Holy Gita Ji and Holy Vedas, Brahm (Kaal) is saying that Arjun, go in the refuge of that God, then you will not die. For that (Adhyay 4 Shlok 34) search for those saints who know the absolute truth about that God. Prostrate before them (do dandwat pranaam), treat them respectfully with courtesy and honesty. When they are pleased, ask for initiation (naam) from them. Then you will not die again. In Holy Gita Adhyay 15 Mantra 1 to 4, it is said that this is an upside-down tree of world. The root above is Aadi Purush i.e. The Eternal God; the branches below are the three gunas (Rajgun-Brahma, Satgun-Vishnu, and Tamgun-Shiv). I (Brahm-Kaal) do not know about this tree of the whole world i.e. the creation of the entire nature. Here in our discussion i.e. in the knowledge of Gita Ji, I can not impart the complete knowledge to you. For that find some Tatvadarshi saint (Gita Adhyay 4 Shlok 34), then he will impart the knowledge of the creation of the entire nature and the state of all the Gods correctly. Thereafter, one should search for that Param Pad of Parmeshwar (supreme state of Supreme God), having gone in whom, a devotee does not take birth or dies again i.e. becomes completely liberated. The God who has created the tree of the world i.e. all the brahmands, I (Brahm-Kaal) also am in the refuge of that God. Therefore, worship that Parmeshwar. Swami Ramanand Ji said that this is precisely what is written, son. But I have not heard about this Satlok from anyone because of which my heart is not believing that it is true. Kabir Sahib asked that how do you do sadhna? Swami Ramanand Ji replied that I have accomplished my whole body. By practice of yog, I, passing through the lotuses within, reach Trikuti (trivaini). Kabir Sahib said that you may reach Trivaini once. When Ramanand Ji entered into a state of meditation (because it was his daily practice), there are three paths after reaching Trivaini. On entering the Brahmlok built in every brahmand, three paths arise. Likewise, beyond the twenty brahmands, there is a similar arrangement in the twenty-first brahmand. One way goes to the three secret places built in Brahmlok ahead, where Jyoti Niranjan lives in three forms. The Brahmrandhr ahead will not open by this naam of yours. This Brahmrandhr too will open by Satnaam. Kabir Sahib uttered His Satnaam through breaths, the front door opened up. Kabir Sahib said, “Now I will show you Kaal God whom you call formless; who says in Gita that I will eat everyone. Arjun! I never grant audience to anyone, I never appear before anyone.” Kabir Sahib said, “Now I will make you see him with your eyes.” First of all, showed Brahm (Kaal) in the secret places in Brahmlok built in one brahmand; he was in Brahma, Vishnu and Shiv form. Then exiting from the door which crosses Brahmlok, took to the twenty-first brahmand. Brahm (Kaal) also keeps an eye on the path which extends beyond Brahmlok, which is above the Jata Kundali Sarover (lake) so that no one should escape. The last lok of twenty-one brahmands is Kaal-Brahm’s (Kshar Purush) personal place. There he is sitting in the same dreadful appearance which is his actual form. Kabir Sahib said, “See, your formless God is sitting there; whom you call formless.” (Because the yogis did sadhna by ‘Om’ naam based on the Vedas; did not achieve God, attained supernatural powers, went to heaven, to great heaven, then became animals. Therefore everybody has accepted him to be formless that he is not visible, whereas it is written in Vedas that God is in form.) When approached Kaal ahead, then Sahib uttered His Satnaam along with Saarnaam. At that very moment, Kaal’s head bent down. Above Kaal’s head is that door through which one goes to Satlok and enters the lok of ParBrahm. After that, one Bhanvar cave starts. (There is also one Bhanvar cave in Kaal’s lok.) Kabir Sahib Ji’s hans (flawless devotees) go up by stepping on Kaal’s head. This Kaal acts as his stair. After crossing the lok of ParBrahm, Kabir Sahib took the soul of Shri Ramanand Ji to Satlok. (There is also a Bhanvar cave there.) On going to Satlok, Shri Ramanand Ji saw that Kabir Sahib (KavirDev) is sitting in His actual form. There is so much brightness in Kabir Sahib there as if in one hair follicle, there is more brightness than the combined light (but there is no warmth) of crore suns and crore moons. On going there Kabir Sahib started moving whisk on His own another form. Shri Ramanand Ji thought that this is God and this Kabir might be some servant here, but the lok is different from all. God is very effulgent. He is thinking all this, with that, the effulgent form of God stood up and Kabir Sahib in the form of the five-year-old child sat down on the throne. The actual visible effulgent form of God started moving whisk on Kabir Sahib in child form. Thereafter Kabir Sahib’s effulgent form vanished into Kabir Sahib in the child form. And Kabir Sahib is sitting on the throne only in the form of the five-year-old child; the whisk is moving itself. With that, sent Ramanand Ji’s soul back into his body. His meditation broke; saw in front of him that Kabir Sahib is sitting in the form of a fiveyear- old child. At that time, Swami Ramanand Ji said that —

तहां वहाँ चित चक्रित भया, देखि फजल दरबार। गरीबदास सिजदा किया, हम पाये दीदार।।523।।
तुम स्वामी मैं बाल बुद्धि, भर्म कर्म किये नाश। गरीबदास निज ब्रह्म तुम, हमरै दृढ़ विश्वास।।524।।
सुन्न–बेसुन्न सैं तुम परै, उरैं से हमरै तीर। गरीबदास सरबंगमैं, अविगत पुरूष कबीर।।525।।
कोटि कोटि सिजदे करैं, कोटि कोटि प्रणाम। गरीबदास अनहद अधर, हम परसैं तुम धाम।।526।।
बोलत रामानंदजी, सुन कबीर करतार। गरीबदास सब रूपमैं, तुमहीं बोलन हार।।556।।
तुम साहिब तुम संत हौ, तुम सतगुरु तुम हंस। गरीबदास तुम रूप बिन और न दूजा अंस।।557।।
मैं भगता मुक्ता भया, किया कर्म कुन्द नाश। गरीबदास अविगत मिले, मेटी मन की बास।।558।।
दोहूँ ठौर है एक तूं, भया एक से दोय। गरीबदास हम कारणैं, उतरे हैं मघ जोय।।559।।

Ramanand Ji said, “Oh Parmeshwar! Oh Kabir Parmatma! Oh Kabir Kartaar (Creator of the entire nature)! You alone are the Omnipresent Complete God.”

दहूँ ठोड़ है एक तूं, भया एक से दो। गरीबदास हम कारणे, आए हो मग जो।।

Oh God Kabir! You are in both the places, in Satyalok as well as in front of me and making two forms from one, have come here for us insignificant living beings.

मैं भक्ता मुक्ता भया, कर्म कुण्द भये नाश। गरीबदास अविगत मिले, मिट गई मन की बांस।।

Ramanand Ji, a 104-year-old greatman is saying to 5-year-old Kabir Parmeshwar that I, your Das (servant), have become liberated and the wandering of my mind has ended. I have obtained sight of God’s actual appearance. Oh Purna Parmatma Kabir Sahib (KavirDev)! All the four Holy Vedas and Holy Gita Ji are only singing your praises. KavirDev (Kabir Parmeshwar) Himself has said that —

बेद हमारा भेद है, मैं बेदों में नाहीं। जिस बेद से मैं मिलूं, बेद जानते नाहीं।

The meaning is that in all the four Holy Vedas, there is knowledge of Purna Parmatma only, but the way of worship is only upto Brahm (Jyoti Niranjan). For the knowledge about the way of worship of Parmeshwar Kabir (KavirDev) and for Tatvagyan, it has been stated in the Holy Vedas and Holy Gita Ji that only a Tatvadarshi saint can tell about it, who is God Himself or a true representative sent by Him. By obtaining initiation (updesh) from him, complete liberation and supreme peace is attained.