Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Kabeer

Although I thought "Lollipop" would be the most apt name for our baby, we decided to stick to something more conventional & respectable in the long run; that's how we landed on "Kabeer".

In Islam, "Kabeer" is one of the names of Allah. "Kabeer" was also a 15th century mystic poet & spiritualist in India, who famously avoided all formal religions & disassociated himself with fundamentalism in spirituality. He drew from Hinduism, Islam, Buddhism & Sufism, but advocated that God can be found by anyone who seeks Him.

O Servant, where dost thou seek Me?
Lo! I am beside thee.
I am neither in temple nor in mosque:
I am neither in Kaaba nor in Kailash:
Neither am I in rites and ceremonies, nor in Yoga.
If thou art a true seeker, thou shalt at once see Me:
thou shalt meet Me in a moment of time.
Kabîr says, "O Sadhu! God is the breath of all breath.

—SONGS OF KABÎR, translated by Rabindranath Tagore
(Source: wikipedia)

14 comments:

neha said...

Congrats! Absolutely love the name! Was in my top 2 list of names if we ever have a boy :)

Recipes for theLife said...

Nice name!Its one of my fav :D

Jas Bhambra said...

Three cheers for KABEER! :)

666 said...

wow. thats nice. Being a guy, I would definitely say that Kabeer is great from an Indian context.

iamyuva said...

Nice Poetic name...

but when he will travel ask him to be in airport atleast 60mins before others for extra checks.

suramya said...

thats an awesome name :)

Fighter Jet said...

nice choice!

Moi said...

Love the thoughts that you guys put in choosing your li'l one's name, Radha.......here's sending Kabeer tons of love and kisses :)

Satyajit said...

awesome...congrats. I may be in Singapore end of the month. will give you a shout out....

Moi said...

Can we request/beg a few more pics of dear Kabeer? :)

yogsma said...

Wow what a coincident and today for first time I heard a song by Agnee- Sadho re which is Sant Kabir's poetry ...

Nice name..Kabeer.

yogsma said...

You can like this song http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FBsiFhcTbc4&feature=related

for sure ...video and Sant Kabir's poetry are brilliant.

Jas Bhambra said...

I am in total agreement with Moi. I, too, beg for more pics of the little one!

Harsha said...

Congratulations! and Welcome lil Kabeer into this bright big world.. btw. Kabeer also means 'Big' in Arabic :o)