Kabir, the human body is a mighty ocean,
Its depth is difficult to fathom.
Only one who dies while living-
Who dives within can find its pearls.
I am a diver in this ocean:
In a single dive I bring to the surface
Such pearls of knowledge as are unknown to the world.
Like the marjivas who dive the deep seas
I plunged into the inner ocean
And brought to the surface
Radiant rubies of eternal knowledge.
The Master is a vast deep ocean of light-
He illumines the depth and lights the way to salvation.
But Only only one who dies by living
And wear the diver’s suit of forgiveness
Can dive and rise to the surface
With the wealth of wisdom.
If you are ardently long to live in this world
You cannot find God, the diamond.
Sever your attachments, O friend,
Die while living and fetch the diamond
From your Master
The Lord will himself run after you
Calling, “Kabir, Kabir, I whom you seek am here!”
But this will happen only when the mind becomes a corpse
And the body merely a skeleton
The mind, most certainly is not easily mastered.
Once I thought that my mind had died
But then like a ghost it returned to haunt me.
That is my darling child- my mind!
The whole World is dying slowly before our eyes
But few of us die at the right and proper time.
Kabir died such a death-died while living
Now he will never have to die again
Death is indeed far better than life
When the right way of dying is known
Die while your are alive,
Live beyond old age and death
Attain eternal youth and immortality
Death I can see strikes terror in all,
But for me death bring immeasurably joy.
I am impatient to die
That I may experience eternal bliss
Jis marne se jag dare, mere man mein anand
Kab maru kab paon, puran parmanad