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Muktabai (not to be confused with Mirabai) was the sister of the highly revered Jnanadev, but Muktabai is a profound poet-saint in her own right.

Their father initially left his wife to become a sadhu ascetic, but when his guru discovered that he had a wife, the guru insisted he abandon the renunciate life and return to his marriage. This entire drama was shocking to orthodox authorities and the family was generally shunned.

The couple had four children together, named Nivrutti (renunciation), Jnana (knowledge), Sopan (stairway), and Mukta (liberation).

When the children were all very young, their parents died and the children had to survive by begging. Yet from this family a spiritual vision of the greatest depth emerged.

Poems by Muktabai


Recommended Books: Muktabai

The Shambhala Anthology of Women's Spiritual Poetry Sacred Voices: Essential Women's Voices Through the Ages





Related Links

Muktabai: The Soul of a Saintly Family
http://www.samachar.com/features/17024-literature.html

Article on the family of Muktabai and Jnandev by Meera S. Sashital.
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