The darkness of night is coming along fast,
And the shadows of love
Close in the body and the mind.
Open the window to the West, and disappear
Into the air inside you.
Near your breastbone there is an open flower.
Drink the honey that is all around that flower.
Waves are coming in:
There is so much magnificence near the ocean.
Listen: Sound of immense seashells! Sound of bells
Kabir says, ‘Friend, listen,
This is what I have to say:
The guest I love is inside me!’
Friend, hope for the guest while you are alive.
Jump into experience while you are alive.
Think and think while you are alive.
What you call ‘salvation’
Belongs to the time before death.
If you don’t break your ropes while you’re alive,
Do you think ghosts
Will do it after?
The idea that the soul will join with the ecstatic
Just because the body is rotten –
That is all fantasy.
What is found is found then.
If you find nothing now, you will simply end up
With an apartment in the city of death.
And if you make love with the divine now,
In the next life you will have the face
Of satisfied desire.
Then plunge into the truth,
Find out who the teacher is,
Believe in the great sound!
Kabir says this:
‘When the guest is being searched for, it is the
Intensity of the longing for the guest
That does all the work.
Look at me…
You will see a slave of that intensity.’
As seen in Osho’s book on Kabir, The Revolution, Discourse #9
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