Mun mecca dil dwarika, kaya kaashi jaan,
Das dware ka dehra, taamein joti pichaan
(Kabir says that your mind is the Mecca and the heart is Dwarika (the door-way to self-realisation). A sacred and healthy body may be likened to Kashi – the holy place of worship. This ten door body of the human being is that temple where self realisation can be attained. In other words, one does not need to go on a pilgrimage to reach God, the human body is capable of achieving everything right here right now).
By saying that the mind is the Mecca and the heart is the doorway to self-realisation Kabir is simultaneously stressing the importance of the mind and the heart. Mind is the factory of thoughts. Heart is the factory of emotions. When these are in harmony then self-realisation is a given.
The third thing that Kabir speaks of is the body. In his time the body was looked down upon, as if it were something soiled, something impure. He says that a healthy body is important. Without a healthy body you can’t really be in a state of spiritual bliss. The body is the stadium where the heart and the mind play, where the spiritual game begins. If the stadium is not there it is difficult to play the game. This is the sine-qua-non of self-realisation. He emphasizes that without the presence of the body there is no spiritual realisation.
Kabir also finds pilgrimages of no use. He says that one does not need to go on pilgrimages. One can achieve everything right here and right now. He finds it meaningless to go on pilgrimages, count beads, keep fasts, and lead the life of an ascetic. All these things are meaningless for him.
His pilgrimage center is the land of love. In another very popular couplet he says:
Pothi padh padh jag mua pandit bhaya na koye
Dhai akshar prem ke pade to pandit hoye
(You will not realize God by reading scriptures. You will realize Him by loving people)
God is a vibe and so is love. Love is the alley which takes you to the highway called God. By loving people unconditionally you take the first step towards real. Spiritualism. It is true that to love people unconditionally is difficult. But by attempting this difficult feat one whiffs the divine nectar. It is as if on dark night when you are groping to find your way suddenly there is lightening and you see the domes of the temple at a distance in a flash. Now you know that the temple exists. It is no longer a figment of your imagination. You have seen a glimpse. Your resolve to reach it will strengthen. Your efforts will redouble. It is this love that he refers to which has the capability to catapult you in to a new realm.