Nirbhay nirgun gun re gaaunga
mool kamal dradh aasan bandhu-ji
ulti pavan chaddaaunga
man mamta ko thir kar laaun-ji
paancho tat milaaunga
ingala pingala sukhman naadi-ji
tirveni pe nahaaunga
paanch pachhison pakad mangaaun-ji
ek hi dor lagaaunga
shoonya shikhar par anhad baaje-ji
raag chattis sunaaunga
kahat kabir suno bhaai saadho-ji
jeet nishaan ghuraaunga
Fearless, formless, that’s the form I’ll sing
I’ll bind the root lotus,
Make the breath flow upward.
I’ll make the mind and feelings still
The five elements one.
Right, left, middle channels
I’ll bathe where three streams meet.
I’ll catch the five and twenty five,
String them on one thread.
On the peak of emptiness where the unstruck sound resounds,
I’ll sing thirty-six ragas.
Kabir says, listen, truth-seekers,
I’ll seize the sign of victory.
Translated by Linda Hess