Kabir honers the person who goes into the house of eye-shadow, if they can also leave. If we cannot get out, we will drown. We all go in but we don’t all come out. Quieting the mind (meditation) is a way out.
“[Kabir’s]… advice is to move both in and out of the illusions we create. Our thoughts offer more temptations than the most ornate bordello. If we fear to go into the mind, then we become ineffective to others and ourselves. We must remember that the fire that warms the hearth on a cold night can burn down the house and even the neighborhood.”
Excerpt: The Relevance of Kabir
The mind is a marvelous tool shed. Do not let it become a prison. The mind exists to serve life, not the other way around.
“…Kabir says: “listen to me, brother!
The nest of fear is broken.
Not for a moment have you come face
To face with the world:
You are weaving your bondage of
falsehood, your words are full of
With a load of desires which you hold
on your head, how can you be
Kabir says: “keep within you truth,
detachment, and love.”
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