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asked 2013-12-19 17:57:43 -0500

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updated 2014-04-10 12:43:45 -0500

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kabeer birahu bhuya(n)gam man basai ma(n)th n maanai koe ||

Kabeer, the snake of separation from the Lord abides within my mind; it does not respond to any mantra.

raam biougee naa jeeai jeeai th bouraa hoe ||76||

One who is separated from the Lord does not live; if he does live, he goes insane. ||76||

jo sir saa(n)ee naa nivai so sir dheejai ddaar || Chop off that head which does not bow to the Lord.

naanak jis pi(n)jar mehi birehaa nehee so pi(n)jar lai jaar ||1||

O Nanak, that human body, in which there is no pain of separation from the Lord-take that body and burn it. ||1||.

B. please explain this shabad brings a lot anxiety ?

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answered 2014-04-10 12:47:48 -0500

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Kabeer Ji is saying that living in ego is worthless. Heaven and hell are here and now. Feeling merged in God with each breath and living in that state of innocence and kindness is heaven. Feeling alone, abandoned and cut off from God is hell. They are states of mind.

Pain of separation leads one to seek that merger. "Pain is the remedy..." If there is no longing for God, might as well burn that body and start over.

Kabeer Ji is not being literal. He is driving his point home through exaggeration.

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