Naiharva hum ka na bhave
Sai ki nagari param ati sundar
jahan koi jaye na aave
chand suraj jahan pavan na paani,
ko sandes pahunchave
dard yahi sai ko sunave
Aage chalo pantha nahi sujhe,
peeche dosha lagave
kehi bidhi sasure jaun mori sajani,
biraha jor jarave
vishaya ras naach nachave
Bin satguru apno nahi koi jo yeh rah batave
kahat kabira suno bhai sadho
sapne na peetham avai
tapan yah jeeya ki bhujave
I don't feel right in my parents' place.
My lord has a city of perfect beauty
where no one comes or goes,
there's no moon or sun, no water or wind.
Who will carry this message?
Who will tell the lord of my pain?
I can't see the path ahead,
and going back would be a shame.
Oh beloved, how do I reach my in-laws' house?
Separation burns fiercely.
The juice of sensuality keeps me dancing.
Without a true guru no one is ours, no one can show the way.
Kabir says, listen friends, seekers,
even in my dream my love won't come
to put out these flames.
Translated by Linda Hess