Kabir and Krishnamurti : Drawing Some Parallels

Kabir and the simplicity of his words have always stunned me. So has the intensity of the words of Jiddu Krishnamurti. While reading and singing Kabir with one’s totality, one can experience the truth, suddenly flashing like a thunder in the dark sky filled with clouds. On the other hand, when one completely surrenders to […]

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 and His Thoughts on Death

After many days, I am here, writing about Kabir and what he has written about death. Death is probably the only certain thing in our lives, which we have not yet managed to escape from. Death is the ultimate fear we have in our minds. I thought, it would be enlightening to compile different things […]

Kabir Doha on Awareness: नींद निशानी मौत की, उठ कबीरा जाग

नींद निशानी मौत की, उठ कबीरा जाग, और रसायन छाँड़िके, नाम रसायन लाग (Unawareness is a sign of death, wake up, Kabira! Leave aside all the drugs and practice the drug of meditation ) It has been quite a few weeks and I have not written anything on Kabir. Today, a friend of mine asked […]

Kabir Ke Dohe: सुखिया सब संसार है Kabir Doha on Finding True Happiness:

Kabir has spoken a lot about man and his sleep and his hunger. In the last Doha of Kabir on time management, he tells us how the hunger and lack of awareness waste our entire lives. Isn’t it quite interesting to know what happens to the one who is awake? The one who has come […]

Kabir Doha on Relationship: Kabir Khada Bazaar Mein

कबीर खडा बझार में, मांगे सबकी खैर ना काहु से दोस्ती, ना काहु से बैर Kabir says: “I stand in a market place and I desire the welfare of all. I am neither looking for any friendship, nor am I an enemy to any one.” I am sure this is the right time to share this […]

Doha of Kabir on Greed : Avoid Comparison

रुखा सुखा खाईके ठंडा पानी पी | देख पराई चुपडी, मत ललचा जी | [Eat dry and simple food and drink cold water. Do not look at the buttered bread of others and long for it.]   After many days, today I am all set to write about this Kabir Doha on greed. The literal […]

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 […]