Kabir saith: It is the spirit of the quest that helpeth.
I am the slave of the spirit of the quest.
Note 1. Kabir. The Weaver Mystic of Northern India. From One hundred poems of Kabir, translated by Rabindranth Tagore, assisted by Evelyn Underhill, &c.. Macmillan. 1914. Bk. I. 57. I thank Messrs Macmillan for permission to use this book, with liberty to make the slight changes which for sake of diction or rhythm I wished to introduce. No change was made without reference to the original, of which there was fortunately a copy in private hands in Oxford: the text not being accessible in the British Museum or Bodleian Libraries. [See 19.] [back]