KABIR PITAMBARA FOR THE LORD

Kabir was weaving a pitambara for the Lord, his Rama. He had to work the loom alone by hand. He recited Rama Rama Rama Rama Rama and went on weaving ceaselessly. The cloth had become twenty yards long, but, Kabir did not stop; his tapas continued unabated; the pitambara was becoming longer and longer. The Ananda of the craft, devotion to this Lord, were enough food and drink for his subsistence. When he gave it to the temple priest for clothing the idol of Rama, the pitambara was just the size, just the length and breadth, not a finger more!