Embracing Diversity through Oneness and Love

Naresh Agarwal

Associate Professor Agarwal Presents the Poetry of Kabir for the Public Lecture Series

Starts:  11/10/2016  2:00 PM
Ends: 11/10/2016 3:00 PM
Location: Collaboratory, One Palace Road

We might have noticed that often, when are at peace with ourselves, we are at peace with the entire world. There is a binding force of love that sustains the world, irrespective of our outward personalities and differences. This flow gets restricted during times when we are stressed, annoyed, angry, afraid, pained, or when we feel judged by or judge others. As soon as we experience the boundless love flowing within ourselves, we are able to witness this bounty of oneness and connectedness in the world around us. Kabir was a 15th century mystic poet and weaver from Varanasi, India, who drew metaphors from daily life in his poems and songs in imparting lessons on how to live in love. He is revered today by people from multiple faiths, including Hinduism, Islam and Sikhism. In this session, we will read some of the poems of Kabir, and also explore other seminal writings such as Lao-tzu's Tao Te Ching, Tagore's Gitanjali and Gibran's The Prophet, that provide similar lessons.