66. Kabir's Pitambara for the Lord

Kabir [1440-1518] was weaving a pitambara for the Lord, for his Râma. He had to work the loom alone, by hand. He recited Râma Râma Râma Râma 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. The ânanda of the craft, devotion to his Lord, was enough food and drink for his sustenance. When he gave it to the temple priest for clothing the idol of Râma, the pitambara was just the size, just the length and breadth, not a finger breadth more! [Read here some more about the poet Kabir]