Kabir was a 15th century mystic and weaver. Taking his songs as a starting point, Osho shares insights into such questions as love, the implications of money, how people communicate with each other, the longing for personal freedom, and finding happiness beyond our desires. All these are issues woven into the fabric of life.
The book also introduces and explains in detail the workings of the OSHO Kundalini Meditation, which – when done rightly – helps “your whole energy to be ecstatic and move upwards into joy and bliss.”
“The fabric, the cloth of life, is very fine. And the more you are able to see how fine it is, the more you will be able to recognize the subtlety of its making, the more you will be filled with gratitude, the more you will find the treasure invaluable.”
Kabir is unique. He gives hope to everyone – it is difficult to find a more ordinary person than Kabir. If Kabir can reach, then everyone can. Kabir is an utterly simple man; so even a simple-hearted person can have hope. Kabir is illiterate, which shows that being educated has nothing to do with truth. There is no way to know what caste or community he belonged to – maybe he was born into a Muslim family and was raised in a Hindu family. So caste and community have nothing to do with godliness.
Kabir lived as a householder. He was a weaver by profession, and so he would weave clothes and sell them in the marketplace. He never left home to go to the Himalayas. Godliness can be realized even at home, there is no need to go to the Himalayas. Kabir did not renounce anything – yet he found everything. So, leaving something behind cannot be a precondition for achieving. There is no precondition that you have to leave something behind in order to achieve something.
There is nothing extraordinary about Kabir’s life. To be extraordinary may be an embellishment for the ego, but it cannot reflect the beauty of one’s being. Kabir is not rich, neither is he knowledgeable, respected, educated or highly cultured. If a person like Kabir can attain the ultimate, there is no reason why you should be disappointed. Hence, Kabir gives much hope.