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Chapter 5: One Who Walks Alone

When desire is totally absent in you, you become total. In that totality, you acquire total vision. And in this totality of vision you will experience total ecstasy. All about you, on all sides, you will glimpse God, you will glimpse the one who is total.

Says Kabir: it can’t be understood.
This is something unwritten.

“I do not understand that totality,” says Kabir. The power of understanding, the one who understands, the intellect, logic - all these have been left behind. Kabir asks who there is to understand. That is why nothing is understood.

Says Kabir: it can’t be understood.
This is something unwritten.

Kabir says he does not understand what is happening now - this falling of the total into the total, this pouring of the total into the total, this marriage of the total with the total. It is as he said in the sutra a few days ago:

Kabir says: I’m to wed.
And the man’s immortal!

Kabir says he does not understand what is happening now, that it is beyond his comprehension, even beyond his imagination.

Says Kabir: it can’t be understood.
This is something unwritten.

And this happening is such that it remains unwritten. Kabir says that if he could have read about it, he could have come fully prepared. But this kind of thing that has never been written about, never been told, never been explained by anyone before, Kabir says it is so far beyond comprehension that it must remain unwritten.

This is the finality. This is the point beyond which our comprehension is unable to reach. Truth is much greater than your understanding, yet even now you are trying to contain it in your grip; even now you are trying to hold the sky in your fist. This is what Kabir is saying:

Confused, choosing for and against,
the whole world goes astray.

This is why you are confused, why you are disturbed. By being for and against you are trying to confine truth in the prison of your own beliefs. You are busy trying to understand truth, but the power of your understanding is so small, how can you attain to truth with it?