Sufism, Civilization and Revolutionary Love

By Jahanzaib Choudhry. Introduction Today many activists are focused on ideas of “revolution” based entirely on ideas of class struggle or various forms of identity oppression. Underlying them is often a sense of deep anger or resentment. The one idea missing from this discourse is “love.” Those who believe in radical politics miss the idea of a radical love. Yet many of the most important … Continue reading Sufism, Civilization and Revolutionary Love

Kabir Dohe

The following is a set of dohās (Hindi rhyming couplets) by the great 15th century Indian weaver, poet, and revolutionary philosopher, Kabir. Kabir shows us the ability of the common man to produce art and music that emerges from but also transcends his material conditions, and presents a vision of a society based on love, selflessness and empathy. Kabir dohās present the wisdom of Kabir. … Continue reading Kabir Dohe