Bijak

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Bijak is the best known of the compilations of the compositions of Kabir, and as such is the holy scripture for followers of the Kabirpanthi religion.

The Bijak is one of the earliest of the major texts in modern Hindi. The term Bijak is derived from Bijak, meaning a document containing sacred texts.

Sections of Bijak are :-

  1. Ramaini
  2. Shabd
  3. Gyan-chautisa
  4. Vipramatisi
  5. Kahara
  6. Basant
  7. Chachar
  8. Beli
  9. Birahuli
  10. Hindola
  11. Sakhi

Commentary[edit]

The main commentary on the Bijak is by Mahatma Puran Saheb. The published text is based on the manuscript preserved at the Burhanpur Gaddi of the Kabirpanth.

References[edit]

  • मूलबीजकटीकासहित, Khemraj Shrikrishnadas, 1995.
  • The Bijak of Kabir, by Linda Hess (Translator), Shukdev Singh (Translator), Oxford University Press, USA, 2002
  • Kabir Jivan Katha by Sant Vivekdas Acharya, Kabir Bhavan, Mandangir, Pushpa Bhavan, New Delhi-110062
  • The Bijak of Kabir; translated into English