The poet Kabir is one of the most interesting personalities in the history of Indian mysticism. A great religious reformer, the founder of a sect to which nearly a million northern Hindus still belong, it is yet supremely as a mystical poet that Kabir lives for us. His wonderful songs survive; the spontaneous expressions of his vision and his love; and it is by these, not by the didactic teachings associated with his name, that he makes his immortal appeal to the heart. In these poems a wide range of mystical emotion is brought into play expressed in homely metaphors and religious symbols drawn from Hindu and Mohammedan belief. Воспроизведено в оригинальной авторской орфографии издания 1915 года (издательство "New York : The Macmillan Co.").

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