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Kabir and the Kabir Panth gives in brief the details of Sant Kabir's life,
his teachings, his Sakhis and the sectarian organization of Kabir Panth, its
formation, growth, schism, rituals and teachings.
Among the saints of India, Kabir occupies pre-eminent position; for he is a
pioneer among those who brought about an understanding and amity between the
adherents of Hinduism and Islam.
The author has tried to avoid dogmatising on questions that call for fuller
investigation; but we have at any rate in the teaching of Kabir an attempt to
break down the barriers that separate Hindu from Muhammadans, and we have
probably in the Kabir Panth a religious system that owes something to Hindu,
Muhammadans and Christian influences. His teachings transcend all barriers. Even
a casual glance at his Sakhis is enough to attest to the universality of his
It is hoped that this study will increase the interest already felt by many
in the various religious sects that have been called into existence in India
through the efforts of distinguished personages.
Kabir, as represented in the picture hung in the Kabir Charan Math, Benares.
A Potter at work, to illustrate Sakhi (9). A group of Kabir Panthis, in camp at
the Magh Mela, Allahabad.
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