Bijak

by Sun Kin

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Kabir was a 15th-century Indian mystic poet and saint. The Bijak is the best known compilation of Kabir's poetry, and holy scripture for followers of the Kabirpanthi religion. It is one of the earliest major texts in modern Hindi.

Kabir rejected false dichotomies—between Hindu and Muslim, Brahmin and heathen, body and mind. In the spirit of my namesake, Sun Kin rejects prescribed doctrines of rock, folk, and dance music.

Read The Bijak of Kabir here: archive.org/details/bijakofkabirtran00kabiuoft

lyrics

Who can I tell?
Who will believe it?
When a bee touches a flower, he dies.
In the middle of the sky, temple blooms up.

Who can you tell?
Who will believe you?
They'll take any measure to kill you.

How can you tell who to follow, baby,
Will they be wearing a raincoat?
Who have you been listening to lately?
I don't know exactly what to swallow.

credits

released June 21, 2017
Written by Kabir Kumar
Produced by Geoff Saba & Kabir Kumar at Itinerant Home Recordings in Oakland, CA
Mastered by T.W. Walsh
Artwork by Katie Levitt

Special thanks to Miguel Gallego, Sam Forrester, Brien Southward & Jake Kay

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Sun Kin Oakland, California

Sun Kin is a post-pop band from Oakland, CA that plays songs of delight by Kabir Kumar. Also in this band are Bryan, Nick, Kevin, and Phil.

Their music is warm
and bubbly, and quiets the room with the emotional assurance of your best friend, looking into your eyes and really listening to you.
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  • Jul 15
    Oakland, CA

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