santan jat na pucho nirgunyan

It is needless to ask of a saint the caste to which he belongs ;

For the priest, the warrior, the tradesman,
and all the thirty-six castes, alike are seeking for God.

It is but folly to ask what the caste of a saint may be ;
The barber has sought God, the washerwoman,
and the carpenter -

Even Raidas was a seeker after God.
The Rishi Swapacha was a tanner by caste.

Hindus and Moslems alike have achieved that End,
where remains no mark of distinction.

| Kabir index | summary | Upanishad Jeevan Dhara home page |