EP 250 . 21 Sep 22
One of the Sakhi of Kabir goes…
“Boli hamari purab ki, hami likhai nahi koyi.
hama ko to so lakhai, dhura purab hoy.”
“My language is of the east, none understands me,
he only understands me who is from the farthest east.”
We’ll try and document Kabir’s language or should we say languages. Today we have Mandar Karanjkar, once again on Audiogyan. I had him in Episode, 238 with Dakshayani Athalye where we spoke about their Baithak Foundation where he is a co-founder. Mandar is a believer in the power of Music as a tool for overall human development. He conducts training and workshops to apply the wisdom of saint Kabir to corporate problems. He has penned a book called “The Kabir Way.”
We are definitely aware of our extent of knowledge about Kabir when you compare it with Purshottam Agarwal or Linda Hess and many other research and scholars on Kabir. But this is a humble attempt to document whatever we have understood about Kabir’s languages in Marathi.