Kabir Doha on Recognizing Hidden Gems Around Us

चन्दन गया बिदेस, सब कोई कहत पलास। ज्यो ज्यो चूल्हा झोंकिये, त्यों त्यों महके बास।। Imagine a block of sandalwood visiting another country, where people do not know anything about it; people will simply think that it is an ordinary block of wood. But when they start burning it in their stoves, due to its […]

How to live a fruitful life: Wisdom from a Doha by Sant Kabir

हरिजन तो हारा भला, जीतन दे संसार । हारा तो हरी सो मिले, जीता जम के द्वार ।। English translation of Doha: A seeker of truth is happy with the fact that he has not conquered anything and is a loser from the worldly perspective. The whole world is after conquering something and let them […]

Kabir Doha on Patience: धीरे-धीरे रे मना, धीरे सब कुछ होय

धीरे-धीरे रे मना, धीरे सब कुछ होय, माली सींचे सौ घड़ा, ॠतु आए फल होय। (Be patient, my mind. Everything takes its own time to take place. Look – even if the gardner pours hundred jugs of water, the trees will bear fruits only when the right season comes.) One of the values and capabilities […]

How Can Indians Become Tolerant? By Understanding Kabir!

हिन्दू कहें मोहि राम पियारा, तुर्क कहें रहमाना, आपस में दोउ लड़ी-लड़ी  मुए, मरम न कोउ जाना। (Hindus say we worship Rama and Muslims say Rahman. They both die, fighting with each other without even getting a glimpse of him.) Look at Facebook walls, flooded with posts about intolerance, religious hatred and you will realize […]

Kabir Ke Dohe: धीरे-धीरे रे मना, धीरे सब कुछ होय with meaning and commentary

धीरे-धीरे रे मना, धीरे सब कुछ होय  माली सींचे सौ घड़ा, ॠतु आए फल होय| This Doha of Kabir suits well the today’s digital age and simply tells how Kabir’s wisdom remains valid even after a few centuries. The internet boom has made things so different than what they were; if you wanted to publish […]

Doha of Kabir on Love: Dhai Akhar Prem Ka

पोथी पढी पढी जग मुवा पंडित भया न कोय ढाई आखर प्रेम का पढे सो पंडित होय Translation: [Entire world is engrossed in reading scriptures but no one has become ‘learned’. The one who understands two and half alphabets of love, attains the wisdom.] Kabir walked the path of love. This doha of Kabir on […]

Kabir Doha on Guru : Importance of Guru (Master)

यह तन विषय की बेलरी, गुरू अमृत की खान सीस दिये जो गुरू मिलै, तो भी सस्ता जान This body is full of desires and Guru (master) the source of unperishable. It is still cheaper if you meet your Guru (master) at the cost of cutting your head.   This doha (couplet) of Kabir raises […]

Kabir Doha #9 (Freedom from Sins)

जब ही नाम हिरदय धरा, भया पाप का नाश I मानो चिंगारी आग कि, पुरी पुरानी घास II   [A small spark can completely burn heaps of grass collected over years. In same way, the name of god, when uttered from the heart, can burn the sins accumulated over years] Kabir: Just an enlightened being […]

Kabir on truth – Doha #8 [Truth and Falsity]

सांच बराबर तप नही, झूठ बराबर पाप । जाके हिरदय म साच है, ताके हिरदय हिर आप [There is no meditation is effective as truth and no sin as grave as falsity. Lord is present in the heart of one, whose heart is filled with truth.] Once again, Kabir left me speechless. I have a […]

Dohe of Kabir-7(Rare is the birth as a human being)

दुर्लभ मनुस्या जीवन है,देह न बरम्बार । तरुवर ज्यों पत्ती झड़े,बहुरि न लागे डार ॥ Meaning –  Rare is the birth as a human being and one does not again again gets this human body. Once a leaf is detached from the trunk, cannot be joint back again. In these two lines, Saint Kabir points […]