Kabir

 

One of my most favorite doha

Tu agar brahman bhramni jaya aur main Kashi ka zulaaha
Tu agar brahman brahmni jaya to aur rah se kyun nahi aya
( Meaning : Kabir tells the Brahman that if you are a son of brahmin mother and me a weaver from kashi
then why dint you come from some other path? Why did you come from the same as I did?)

Bura jo dekhan main chala
To bura na milya koi
Apan andar zankh ke dekha
to mujhse bura na koi
(Meaning: When I tried to find bad in others, I didn’t find none
when I gave a closer look inside myself I found the bad was in me)

Aya tha kis kaam ko
Tu soya chadar taan
Surat sambhal e gafil
Apna aap pehchan
(Meaning: Why did god sent you on earth? what was your purpose? What are you doing instead?
You are sleeping tight, come to your sense and recognize yourself and your purpose)

Kabira teri jhopri gal katiyan ke pas
Jo karenge so bharenge
To kyun bhaya udas
(Meaning: Kabir your hut is near the butcher’s but why should you be scared?
He will pay who does cruel )

Dil ka marham naa mila
Jo mila so garji
Keh kabir asman fata
Kyonker sive darzi
(Meaning:I dint get the cure to my heartache,
and when I did, it  felt as lighting  struck the sky so hard that it  felt apart,
how would you expect the tailor mend it)

Jyon til mein tel hai aur chakmak mein aag
tera sai tujheme hai tu jag sake to jag
(Meaning: Like the oil exists  inside the sesame seeds and fire in the match stick, likewise your god is also in you,
if at all you can wake up and realise it)

Pathar puje hari mile
to main puju pahar
tante te chakki bhali
pis khaye sansar
(Meaning: If you say that god can be found by praying to an idol made of stone then I would pray to the whole mountain
Tis better the stone grinder which helps in making the flour to eat)

Kankar pathar jod masjid laye banayi
ta chadi mulla bang dey
kya behra hua khudayi
(Meaning:gathering small pebbles you build a mosque and then you stand on it and shout on the top of your voice, do you think he is deaf?)

Daan diye dhan naa ghatet
naadi na ghate neer
apni ankho dekh lo
yo kya kahe kabir

(Meaning: When you take a little water out of the river it wont cause a drought similarly when you donate or give something you wont go bankrupt)

prem pyala jo piy
shish dakshin dey
lobhi sish naa de saake
naam prem ka ley

baani se pehchaniye
saam chor ki ghat
andar ki karni se sab
nikle muh ki baat

Ek kahu to hai nahi
duja kahu to gaar
Hai jaisa taisa to rahe
Rahe kabir vichaar

Bhukha bhukha ka kare
Kya sunave log
Bhanda ghad nij mukh diya
soyi purana jog

Sai te sab hot hai
Bande se kuch nahi
Rai se parvat kare
Parvat rai mahi

Aahaar kare maan bhavta
Indi kie swad
Naak tak puran bhare
To kahe kahiye prasad

Jaa karan jag dhundhiya
So to ghat hi mahi
Parda kiya bharam ka
Taate sujhe nahi

Baani karni se pehchaniye
Sam chor ki ghaat
Andar ki kari se sab nikle
uh ki baat

Phal karan seva kare
kare naa manse kaam
kahe kabir sevak nahi
chahe chaughuna dam

jaha gahak ta hu nahi
jaha main gahak nai
murkh yeh bhramat phire
pakad shabd ki chay
kehta to bohot mila
gehla ila na koi
so kehta yoh jaan de
jo nahi gehta hoi

Mala pherat jug bhaya, phira na mann ka phera
kar ka mann ka daar de mann ka mann ka pher

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