Below are the answers (re-published here) given by Kashish. The spiritual questions have been asked by readers/ students on various platforms.

q. What is the true meaning of the “one who sleeps”?

A. “One who Sleeps” means the one who is Not awakened to the TRUTH.

The truth being that this world is an illusion/ Maya. So we can say that  most of the peope in the world are sleeping ( have you heard of the song, “sadho re, ye murdon ka gaon”), this is what that song also means.

The one who is not sleeping OR Is awakened (Enlightened) is the one who knows that this world is not real and doesn’t attach himself to the world or to the results of his actions.

You can listen to this song here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iP6lmNIUNHA.

Read the meaning below

“sadho re, ye murdon ka gaon”

O listen to me you wise one, this world is full of people that are sleeping. 

“peer mare, paigamber mare hai…marr gaye vaid or rogi”

the saint dies, the prophet dies,

the king dies, the subjects (people) die,

the doctor dies, so do the patients..

“sadho re, ye murdon ka gaon”

O listen to me you wise one, this world is full of people that are sleeping. 

“naam anaam anant rehat hai…dooja tatva na hoi”

Only the True name of God is infinite ( referred to the Word of God ( in Bible)/ Shabad (in Guru Granth Sahib Ji) )…there is nothing else that is true.

“Kahe kabir suno bhaii sadho..bhatak maro na koi”

Listen O’wise one, Kabir says, “Do not die without knowing the truth of your existence (which means connecting to the Truth/ God inside of you)

“sadho re”

O wise one, listen to me.

This song is a poem written by Kabir,  a 15th-century Indian mystic poet and saint, whose writings influenced Hinduism’s Bhakti movement and his verses are found in Sikhism’s scripture Guru Granth Sahib Ji.

Read more about Kabir here

Kabir Ji, the Indian Saint

                                                              ~ Kabir Ji ~

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Kashish G is a Spiritual Teacher & Consultant. Kashish’s Purpose of Life is to help people lead themselves to eternal peace and happiness by drawing them in the direction that would help them exit the cycle of birth and death forever.

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