Sunday, February 3, 2013

Reading Kabir Today: "Go ahead, people, and slander me"

Translation of
"Nindau nindau mo ko log nindau"

Slander me, slander me - go ahead, people, and slander me.
Slander is pleasing to Kabir.

Slander father, slander mother!

Slandered, I go to heaven;
I remember the truth.
Slander makes my heart pure,
Slander. washes my clothes. ||1||

One who slanders me is my friend;
the slanderer is in my thoughts.
The slanderer is the one who prevents me from being slandered.
The slanderer wishes me long life. ||2||

I have love and affection for the slanderer.
Slander is my salvation.
Slander is the best thing for servant Kabeer.
The slanderer is drowned, while I am carried across. ||3||20||71||