When he fell terminally ill, Kabir decided to shift from Benares to Maghiyar, against the wishes of his followers.

It was believed in those days (and even now) that if one dies in Benares, one goes straight to heaven, whereas death in Maghiyar leads straight to hell! Kabir’s disdain for religious hypocrisy and religious beliefs was so deep that even in death, he proved a point.

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