A Brief Biography Of Kabir, the Mystic Poet Saint of India
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On the basis of modern research, it seems probable that Kabir belonged to a family of non-celibate yogis converted, not long before and to a considerable degree superficially to Islam. From the writings of Kabir it seems that his knowledge of Islam was slight, rather in his poetical utterances (Bani) a wealth of Hathayoga terminology and a thought structure which bears obvious resemblance to Nath Yogis. Nath Yogis in addition to the yogic conception that all truth is experimental, i.e. to be realized within the body with the aid of psycho-physical practices, concentration, control of breathing and thus making the body incorruptible and the yogis immortal.
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hakti movement was started by hindu saints while Sufi mysticism by Muslimsaints in medieval India (1200-1700). Kabir immensely contributed to the BhaktiMovement and is considered a pioneer of Bhakti along with Ravidas, Farid, and Namdev. His concept of love as a path of suffering may possibly indicate, in some measure, a debt to the Sufis. These and other elements from Nathtradition, bhakti and sufism, kabir combined with his own mystical natureand produced synthesis which is the distinctive religion of Kabir. Traditiontells us that Swami Ramanand was his Guru (a teacher).