Kabir was an extraordinary oral poet whose works have been sung and recited by millions throughout North India for half a millennium. He may. The Bijak of Kabir has 9 ratings and 0 reviews: Published March 14th by Motilal Banarsidass, pages, Paperback. Hess is a scholar, writer, and a lover of Kabir. Her publications and present research include The Bijak of Kabir, (New York, Oxford University Press, .
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He may have been illiterate and he bijai an abrasive, sometimes shocking, always uncompromising message that exhorted his audience to shed their delusions, pretentions, and empty orthodoxies in favor of an intense, direct, and personal confrontation with the truth. Thousands of poems are popularly attributed to Kabir, but only a few written collections have survived over the centuries.
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jabir Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. The Bijak of Kabir by Linda Hess and friends is a particularly good book which is withdrawing Kabir’s poetry once more from oblivion.
All this thanks to an admirable passion for life.
Most other books that I’ve read about Kabir emphasize the devotional bhakti side of Kabir. Hess and Singh have done a great service by showing us his wild and crazy side.
The tell it like it is side. Kabir decried remaining within rigid religious boundaries. Yet organized religions such as Sikhism and the Sant Mat movement have tried to make Kabir one of their own.
This book demonstrates the impossibility of confining Kabir in any theological structure. Hess’ Introduction is marvelous. Bikak academic can write clearly and passionately, while still preserving high scholarly standards. I’ve read most of the English books about Kabir.
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After finishing “The Bijak of Kabir” I finally feel like I’ve been given an honest glimpse of this great mystic who fearlessly urges us to experience the wild Mystery that transcends all attempts to cage it within religious conceptual systems.
Kabir was an extraordinary oral poet whose works have been sung and recited throughout North India for half a millennium. He may have been illiterate “I don’t touch ink or paper, this hand never grasped a pen. The Bijak is one of the most important, and sacred book of those who follow Kabir. See all 3 reviews. Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers.
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