http://www.spiritualawakeningradio.com/anurag_01_intro.pdf Excerpts from Anurag Sagar of Kabir:- Whatever people have written about the Great Masters has been written many years after their departure from this world. That is why Kabir's life sketch has different versions. According to most of the traditions, Kabir Sahib was born in 1398 in Benares and he died in 15 18, living for 120 years. There are many different stories of Kabir and of his effect on others, some of which are told in the Introduction to this book. Dharam Das was Kabir's gurumukh disciple and successor, who was a very wealthy person and an idol-worshiper. It is said that once when he was doing his worship, Kabir appeared to him and asked, "What are these little idols? If this big idol is God, what are these small ones?" and then disappeared, leaving Dharam Das to think about what had happened. At that time, of course, he didn't know that it was Kabir Sahib who had appeared to him. Second time Kabir appeared to Dharam Das was in the form of a sadhu. Dharam Das and his wife were sitting by the fire, and Kabir Sahib said to Dharam Das, "You are a sinner." Dharam Das's wife could not bear this criticism so she said, "How can you say that he is a sinner? You are a sinner!" Then Kabir Sahib replied, "Dharam Das, look in the wood that you are burningand you will see what you are really doing." When they looked, they saw many insects in the wood, and Kabir said, "You are burning so many insects alive! What is this? Are you not sinning?" After saying this he again disappeared, and Dharam Das realized the truth of it: "I am a great sinner." Because he was a good soul devoted to God and he wanted the knowledge of God, he remembered that he had met someone before who had asked him about idols, and he realized both of them were the same person. Now Dharam Das repented very much, and he thought that if his wife had not got upset at Kabir Sahib, he might have been able to get the knowledge of God. When he told that to his wife, she said, "Well, flies come to the sugar. You have so much money; if you perform some kind of yajna and announce that you are going to donate things to the sadhus, many sadhus will come. It is possible that this sadhu will also come, and you can talk to him and get some knowledge of God from him." So Dharam Das performed many yajnas in the town of Benares, but Kabir Sahib never came there. Then Dharam Das went to other places and there also he performed many yajnas, but Kabir Sahib never came. In that way he just went on spending his money, and even after he performed his last yajna after selling every single thing, Kabir Sahib still didn't come. So when Dharam Das had lost all his money and still didn't get to see the Sadhu, he thought, "Why should I go back home when I have lost everything? It is better to commit suicide." So he went to the bank of the river and was about to jump in when Kabir appeared there. And then Dharam Das touched Kabir Sahib's feet and said, "0 Lord, If I had met You before, 1 would have given You all the wealth which 1 had, instead of wasting it performing the yujnus." Kabir Sahib replied, "This was the right time for you to come to me. If you had come to me earlier, when you had all that wealth, it is possible that you would not become what you will become now." So Kabir Sahib gave him initiation and, after Kabir Sahib left the body, Dharam Das continued the work of giving initiation into Shabd Naam. And the book Anurag Sagar is in the form of questions from Dharam Das and Kabir Sahib's replies to those questions.