Kabir was a mystic poet and saint of India whose writings have greatly influenced the Bhakti movement. It is not known in detail what sort of spiritual training Kabir may have received. He did not become a sadhu, nor did he ever abandon worldly life. Kabir chose instead to live the balanced life of a householder and mystic, a tradesman and contemplative.
Kabir composed in a pithy and earthy style, replete with surprise and inventive imagery. His poems resonate with praise for the true guru who reveals the divine through direct experience, and denounce more usual ways of attempting god-union such as chanting, austerities, etc. Kabir, being illiterate, expressed his poems orally in vernacular Hindi, borrowing from various dialects including Avadhi, Braj, and Bhojpuri. Situational Kabir is our attempt to present these for application in today's world.
Situational Kabir the app has 4 main categories : Work, Relationships, Growing old and Soul, and several sub-categories. Carefully selected dohas with English translations are available in each category. The App goes on to suggest situations in modern life where these can come most useful.
Each page is presented in the following format:
Doha in Hindi
Doha in English