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Kabir's Dohe -1 Below are some dohas by Kabir and translation in EnglishJagat janayo jihi sakal, so jag janyo

naahi. Jyo aankhin sab dekhiye, aankhi na dekhi jaahi. The one who is the shower of the entire world, the world knows him not. Just like your eyes show you everything, but you can’t see your own eyes. Lalee mere laal ki, jit dekho tit laal. Lalee dekhan main gayi, main bhi ho gayi laal. The sweet red color of my Beloved is spread all over, where ever I look; I see nothing but the red. What a miracle it is, when I went to see the color of HIM, I also became of the same color. Sabai rasaayan main kiya, prem* samaan na koy.(at places it is Naam) Rati ek tan me sanchare, sab tan kanchan hoy. I have tested all sorts of drugs and medicines, but nothing is comparable to the Love. You just take one drop of it, and your whole being is transformed into pure gold. Pothi padhi-padhi jag mua, pandit bhaya na koy. Dhaai aakhar prem ka, padhe so pandit hoy. The whole world is tired to death by reading books and scriptures, but none could become wise and knowledgeable by reading them. By reading two and half sacred letters of Love(prem word consists of two

and half letter in Devanagari script), one becomes real knower. Kahe Kabir main kachhu na keenha. Sakhee suhaag Ram mohi deenha. Kabir says I didn’t do anything. O my dear friends, it is my Lord’s grace and Love who has given me this bliss of unity. It is all his grace and mercy. Naina antar aav tu, tyuhi nain jhapeun. Na hau dekhun aur ku, na tujjh dekhan deun. You please just come inside my eyes and I will close my eyes. Neither I shall see anyone else, nor shall I let you see. Dus dware ka pinjara, taame panchhi paun. Rahibe ko acharaj hai, jaaye to acharaj kaun. This cage has ten doors and the encaged is so thin like air. It is a miracle that it is living inside, not surprising when it is out of the cage. Birah bhuwangam paiThi kari, kiya kaleje ghaav. Saadhu ang na moDahi, jyu bhave tyu khaav. This pang of separation entered in my body like poisonous snake and started eating my heart bit by bit. True devotee never complains and never denies the pain and suffering; let it eat as it wishes. Sab rang taant rabaab tan, birah bajawe nitt. Aur na koi sun sake, kai saai kai chitt.

This body is the musical instrument of all colors; the separation from the Beloved plays it day and night. None else can hear it but my Lord or my own heart. Aaay sakun na tujjh pe, sakun na tujjh bulaay. Jiyara yonhi lehunge, birah tapaay-tapaay. Neither can I come to you nor can I request you to come to me. Utterly helpless I am. Shall you let me die burning in this separation? Birah jalanti main firun, mo birhin ko dukkh. Chhanh na baithun, darapati, mati jal uThe bhuk. Burning in the fire of separation I wander here and there and can’t find rest. I still suffer from another pain; I can’t sit in the shadow of any tree, as the tree itself will catch fire from me. I can’t have even that much comfort. Birah jalanti main firun, jalati jalhari jaaun. Mo dekhya jalhari jale, santo kahan bujhaaun. Burning in the fire of separation, I run to the river in hope to put it off and get some coolness. Seeing me, the river starts burning. O saints, tell me, where can I put this fire off? Agini aanch sahana sugam, sugam khadg ki dhaar. Neh nibahan ekras, maha kathin byohaar. It is easy to walk through fire, it is also comparatively easy to bear the cuts of swords, but Kabir says – “It is far more difficult to love equally and continuously in same manner”.

bahuri na aaun hatt. anahad gaya. Ja Thag ya Thaginee Thagi. I shall not die even if the whole world is destroyed. What if you have conquered the illusionary vision and got the reality as it is.Deepak deeya tel bhari. baati dayi aghatt. This MAYA( Illusion) is the great cheater. . Maaya to Thaginee bani. The desire and greed to be respected and famous is not easily destroyed. raha kabeera soy. Maaya gayi to kya hua. maan saban ko khaay. it eats all. Poora kiya bisaahuna. Had gayi. Thagat fire sab des. maan taja nahi jaay. it deceives the whole world. I have completed my trading in this world. This desire for name and fame has trapped so many sages and spiritually advanced people. Behaddi maidan me. He granted me a lamp full of oil and a wick which will never finish. he is ordained and authorized by the Lord (mostly in the meaning of the spiritual teaching). Hamko mila jiyaawanhara. raha kabeera hoy. Maan bade muniwar gile. Ham ne mare. I am not coming back to this marketplace. Praise be upon the cheater who is able to deceive this MAYA. marihe sansaara. The savior has found me and saved me. ta Thag ko aades.

devoted and dedicated. still there comes the moment where she has to walk through pain and suffering before she finally meets the Lord. kai aapa dikhlaay.Crossing the regions of limited and unlimited. son. both are not possible together. She gets this joy to hold her baby in her lap after so much pain. Who ever has found him. Hirde bhitar dau* jale. who would care to meet him? Havas kare piy milan ki. Kai birhin ko meech* de. Hansi Hansi kant* na paaiya. dhuan na paragaT hoy. in lap) You wish to meet the Beloved and want the comfort and enjoyment for your body. By referring to the most beautiful woman. None has ever found her divine groom by laughing and enjoying. poot* na let ulang*.(burning. here Kabir indicates that even the soul is pure. mope saha na jaay. enjoying and playing. Kabir has become.(groom) Hanse khele Hari mile. Even the most beautiful woman delivers her baby through pain and suffering. (Most beautiful sukh chaahe ang. jin paaya tin roy.(fire in jungles) . has found through crying. This burning and suffering of 24 hours is now being unbearable.(death) AaTh pahar ka dajhna*. suffering) Either you grant me death or show yourself. kaun suhagin hoy. If the Lord could be found by laughing. Peer sahe binu padmini*. In the land of infinite lies Kabir asleep.

Mooye peechhe mat milo. I even don’t know the etiquettes. Je jan bichhure Raam te. Chakai bichhuri rain ki. tab paaras kehi kaam. but who ever is separated from the Lord. Neither I have faith in my heart. Don’t think to meet the Lord after death. aai milee parabkaati. Na jano us peev su.Jake lagee soi lakhe. kahe kabeera raam. kai jin laai soy. The doctor checks the pulse to diagnose the disease. Man parateet na premras. Baid na vedan* jaanai. Meet him while you are alive. Loha maaTee mil gaya. nor do I know anything about love. . Kabir says – “What a philosopher’s stone can do when the iron is turned to dust?” Kabira baid bulaaiya. I am nervous how I will live with my Beloved. karak kaleje maanhi. kaise rahasi sang. pakari ke dekhi baanhi. it is deep down in my heart. It burns inside the heart like the wild fire broken in the jungle.(pain) They called the doctor to check Kabir’s sickness. Only he can see who is burning inside or HE who has caused it. na is tan me Dhang. but the smoke is not visible. The doctor doesn’t understand my pain. te din mile na raati(at the places it is Satguru) The bird cursed to be separated from its partner in night hours meets him again in the morning. can’t meet him day or night.

don’t leave me in midway. mope gaya na jaay. They have not yet met to the Lord. pathi* na chale sudhaar.(road.Tum to samarath saaiya.( one fourth.(bride) My Beloved calls me with such intense love. Everyone says to come on spiritual journey (referring to Gurus). traveler) . two miles is a kos) You don’t even know the name of your own village. mohi andesha* aur. Chalan chalan sab koi kahe. but I am such sinful I am unable to walk. pahunchenge kehi Thaur. Dhani* maili piya ujala. Chalata chalta jug bhaya. while your own village is just half a mile away. laagi sakun na paay. how can she dare to touch his feet? Naam na jaane gaav ka. The Beloved is the purest one and the bride is dirty and soiled. please hold my arms tight and take me to the ultimate destination. but I have one doubt.(doubt) Saheb se parichay nahi. in the middle of road) You are capable to do anything my Lord. bin jaane kit jaav. where will they go and where will they take you? BaaT* bichari kya kare. driDh kar pakaro baanhi. Dhurahi* le pahunchaaiyo.(destination. Yaar bulaawe bhav so. pav* kos* par gaav. without knowing it where will you go? You have traveled for millions of years and have not reached yet. mag* me choDo naahi.

So keep it hidden. Here no one will understand its true worth. don’t open in public. He will never take the pebbles.(pebble) Kankar matha na nawe. neither anyone will be able to evaluate it. If I find someone like me.(in shelter of Satguru) .Raah aapani chaaDi ke. Naahi paTat* nahi paarakhi.(color on walls) Tau bhi kaaree na bhayi. Amrit keri pooriya*. will give to drink) I have tied the small packet of the nectar in my clothes. Nam ratan dhan paaike. Jo hansa moti chuge.(understanding) When you got the priceless gems of Name. moti mile to khaay. kaajar ki hi koT*. baandhi gaanTh na khol. taahi piyaaun ghori. he will feed himself.(desert) What is the fault of the spiritual path. bahu bidh leenhe chhori*. rahi jo oTahi OoT. kaankar* kyu patiyaay. The swan that eats pearls. chale ujaar-ujaar*. I will make the drink of nectar and offer him. tie it hard in your cloth and never open it. when the traveler doesn’t travel in right lane? He leaves his own road and walks down to the deserts and blames on the path that it is not taking him to the destination. No one will buy and pay for it. only when he will get the pearls.(small packet. in cloth) Aap sareekha* jo mile. nahi gaahak nahi mol.*(like me. Kaajar hi ki koThari. will not settle down for pebbles.

Main baura dooban dara. Kabir kept on searching and searching and now he is totally lost. I was such fearful of getting drawn. I couldn’t gather courage to go deep. so uThi bairee hoy. Mukh to tabahi dekhai. and the walls are painted black. Jaahi kahun hit* aapana. dubidha dei bahaay. Still the soul which always remains under the shelter of the Satguru doesn’t get any black color upon her. no one believes in SHABAD or Word. raha kabir heraay.(good wishes) This Kaliyug (Dark Age) is a corrupt period. Who ever I speak about it for his wellness. Jin DhoonDha tin paaiya. gahare paanee paiTh. now nowhere it can be found. In your heart is the mirror where you can see the face of the Beloved but you are not able to see it. mukh dekha nahi jaay.This world is like the rooms made of coal. so kit heri jaay. Whoever searched for him. found him by diving deep in the ocean. Boond samaani samand me. Hirday maanhi aarasee. The drop is merged in the ocean. shabad na maane koy. Kali khoTa jag aandhra. The face . he becomes enemy of me. I sat at the shore and found nothing. Herat herat he sakhi. raha kinaare baiTh.

Kabir says – Whom should I say that all these things are the root of all problems and suffering.of the Beloved can be seen only when you drop all doubts. Don’t follow him who is not the holder. Sahaje sahaje sab gaya. Kah kabir kaso kahun. You read a lot.” Kahata* to bahuta mila. . thought over it again and again and learned so many things. There are so many talkers but I couldn’t find someone who would hold us (refers to Spiritual Gurus who make big claims but actually are not capable to fulfill the promise to grant realization). If someone makes big claims but doesn’t hold us. Kah Kabir kabtak jiye. gahata* mila na koy. Ekmek hwe mili raha. someone who holds us) So kahata bahi jan nahi gahata hoi. yah sab dukh ka mool. das kabira raam. that Guru is needed on the spiritual journey. Padha guna seekha sabhi. Kabir says – “How long you will live by eating others’ leftovers? Do your own search and speak the experienced truth not the borrowed words. The one who doesn’t make big claims but holds us and takes us to the destination. Laaya sakhi banaay kar. thoughts and conflicts. let them go. jooThi pattal chaaT. You made the SAKHI (the two liner poetry which speaks about witnessed truth) by adding few words from here and some words from another place. still the doubts are not removed from the mind. it ut achchar kaaT. miTa na sanshay sool. sut bit kaam nikaam*.(speakers.

He doesn’t derive any pleasure or doesn’t expect any outcome from it for him yet does it for the sake of serving his duty towards the world.the attachment and pleasures of children.(tongue. Which hears. soi meeTha jaan. illusion and wrong interpretation. kahe so dekhe naahi. Jo dekhe so kahe nahi.Naturally and gradually all are left behind. One day comes when even this task is finished and one is totally free from the creation and becomes the part of the creator. Anything which we get by asking or arguments or by troubling others is bitter like Neem. can’t speak and explain. Whatever comes to us naturally is a sweet gift by the Lord. These three organs – tongue. wealth. which speaks. can’t see. Jo kachhu aawe sahaj me. eyes and ears do the task which they themselves experience not. Sune so samujhaawe nahi. Which sees speaks not. *Here nikaam refers to the work one has to perform as his duty in this world even when he is not mentally attached to it anymore. drig* shruti* kaahi. then what about the whole world? There is always a chance that we are living in constant miscommunication. Kadua laage neem sa. lust and even detachment. It is possible to have differences in communication among this three in one person. rasana*. eyes and ears) We have separate sense organs. Now Kabir is merged with his Lord as one entity. jame aichataan(after much discussion). .

khoTa Tike na koy. People have died so many times in millions of years. it is tie up with a household. Guru dariya so kaadhasi.(burning. in material world.Hari heera kyu paaiye. your house** is saved (*your false or temporary abode. no fake or false can stand it. koi marjeeva daas. ghar rakhe ghar jaaye. the servant of the Lord has died in such a way that he will not have to die again. the different layers of bodies. jeevat mirtak hoy. but they didn’t know how to die in a different way. which are died while living. saved) Ek achambha* dekhiya. Marate marate jag mua. Only those can stand Naam’s test. ** your true house or spiritual home). Das kabira yo mua. jin jeewe ki aas. mua* kaal ko khaay. auras* mua na koy(in different way). Someone who is courageous enough to die and has died while living. Ghar jaare* ghar ubare*. I saw such a miracle that the dead is eating the kaal (the . your original home is lost. The diamond of the God’s Love can’t be found by someone who has the desire to live on. If you keep your house (don’t let it go). dives deep in Satguru’s ocean and finds it. Naam kasauTi jo Tike. Kabir. bahuri na marana hoy. The touchstone of Naam is the purest one.(strange thing. dead) If you burn the house*. Khari kasuaTi naam ki.

sir kaaTe sir hoy. What if you have become the pure one.(returning) Sir saheb ko saumpate. what is there to be renounced? In the middle of devotion and renunciation lies the true path. but after burning his house in temporary ready to die anytime and fight fiercely. niramal maange Thaur. you ask a pure place to dwell in. If I should devote. he has won the time and death. Now you can’t be back to that state. who is there to devote? If I must renounce. *Here dead refers to the devotee who is supposed to be food of Kaal. that is left far behind. soch na keeje soor*. Now he has consumed the region of time and space and has conquered the fear of death. If you want to leave the battlefield and return to the old home (old patterns of life). te saadhu koi aur. Bhajan tajan ke madhya me. such is Kabir’s understanding. Mal niramal se rahit hain. That Sadhu is a rare one who has gone beyond the sense of purity and impurity. Sir raakhe sir jaat hai.angel of death and destruction). so kabir man maan. Bhajun to ko hai bhajan ko. Ab to jujhe hi bane.(warrior) Now you have no other option . Now submit your head to the Lord O warrior and think not for a second but fight. Nirmal bhaya to kya bhaya. . mudi* chalya ghar door. tajun to ko hai aan.

If I loose. kaTi ujiyara hoy. If the seeker dies while keeping his commitment towards Guru. he always suffers by the pangs of separation. If I win. jo sir jaav to jaav. let it go. Here Kabir indicates the one-pointed devotion towards the Guru and Lord which is the most required quality in a devotee and which pleases the Lord most. It is similar to the wick of a lamp. mind and soul is worth to serve Sahib (the Lord). so tan saheb jog. even if she is of black color. . and if you cut your head off. Pran* raakhat jo tan gire. what if my head is gone. Now this is the game with True jeeto to daav. of rude nature and ugly. Patibarata mailee bhali.(at places it is Ram. If you want to keep your head (ego. which burns and finishes itself in order to turn into light. Khoji ko Dar bahut hai. Patibarata ke roop par. kaali kuchit kuroop. both refer to same power) Sattnam se khelta. waraun koTi saroop.Jaise baatee deep ki. A dedicated and committed wife is the most beautiful woman in the world. true self). Jo haro to sev Guru*. you grow a new head. I shall server my Guru forever. your original head is being lost (soul’s identity.(promise) A seeker has so much fear. Both ways I am in a win-win situation. that body. I-ness). let me die within. pal pal paDe bijog. I am the winner anyway. I shall sacrifice millions of beautiful women for that dedicated wife.

The beautiful maiden has come to the wrestling field to play the game with her beloved. none else can please her. a time will come when the soul has to be courageous and brave enough to die as I. The soul should have true knowledge as whom she should devote. Sinh* bacha jo langhna*. If a soul has to love the Lord truly. still it will not eat grass. both aspects in one figure. some call sexual energy or creative energy.(wrestling ground. which some call lust. started the game) Deepak joya gyaan ka. maanda* piy so khel. devotion and dedication. The beauty describes the soft and tender nature. Without this lamp she can go astray of true path. She has to preserve and concentrate . hungry) A committed wife is devoted only to her husband. ChaDhi akhade* sundari. Again Kabir tells the pre-requisites of the devotion. Only devotion will not work.Patibarata pati ko bhaje. As it is said that love is not work of tenders and gentles. it is as challenging as a beautiful maiden wrestling in the ground. it is work of wrestlers. tau bhi ghaas na khaay. The fuel or launching pad is the energy. He says. The beautiful maiden refers to the female aspect of the soul which is love. She has lit the lamp of true knowledge and has put the lust as oil. She should not devote anyone blindly. The above is a beautiful example of analogies Kabir used to describe the indescribable and the path of spiritual practice. kare kaam jyu tel. The maiden has come to the wrestling field.(lion. which denotes the male aspect of the soul. aur na aan suhaay. If a lion is hungry.

A warrior has virtually no head. A giver can’t have wealth as he will keep giving when he gets any wealth. neend ko Thaur* na hoy. it is the symbol of her husband’s love and commitment. Kabir rekh sindoor ki. surat base man maanhi. Naina maanhi tu base. A true devotee can’t think or see anyone else but his Beloved Lord. because he is always ready to die. dyuhaari* sau bar. so he can’t accumulate it. Patibarata ke tan nahi. Balihaari Guru aapne. AaTh pahar chaunsaTh ghadi. (All three virtues combined make a true devotee). data ke dhan naahi. A committed wife will never have good health because all the time she thinks of her husband’s well being and she can’t think of herself or take care of herself.(in day) .(place) During whole 24 hours of the day none else could be mine (AaTh pahar chaunsaTh ghadi-Indian calendar timing to count 24 hours). A married woman can never replace the sindoor(red powder Hindu married woman puts on her head) with black eyeliners. mere aur na koy. Nainan preetam rami raha.all her energy and burn it so it can find its way upwards. dooja kahan samaay. Only you live in my eyes now even sleep can’t enter there. Soora ke to sir nahi. There is no place for the other. Hence the analogy of putting lust as oil in the lamp of the true knowledge. kaajar diya na jaay.

Hari rooThe Guru Thaur hain. bahir maare choT. The Guru uses the Lord’s name like soap and washes our dirt away on the Surat-stone and what an unfathomable light it produces!! Guru kumhar sish kumbh hai. Kabira te nar andh hain. he didn’t take any time doing it. Surati shilaa par dhoiye. The Guru keeps stroking outside the pot to make it in shape while all the time he supports it from within with other hand so it doesn’t get broken. But if your Guru is somehow displeased with you. Guru rooThe nahi Thaur. time) I am sacrificed upon my Satguru hundreds of times in a day who made a Deity out of a human like me. And what a wonder. gadhi-gadhi kaaDhe khoT. nikse jot apaar. Guru ko kahte aur.Jin maanus* se devata kiya. your Guru will provide shelter and save you from the Lord’s anger. sabun sirajanhaar. Antar haath sahaar de. The Guru is like the potter and the disciple is like the pot. karat na laagee baar*. The Guru is like the washer man and the disciple is like the dirty cloth. the Lord can’t be of any help of you. Such intense is his care and concern to make us righteous. Guru dhobi sish kaapada. . Kabir says those people are blind who say that the Guru is other than the Lord. If the Lord is displeased with you.(human.

Bastu kahi, DhunDhe kahi, kehi bidhi aawe haath. Kah kabir tab paaiye, bhedi* leeje saath.(who knows the secret place) The thing you are searching for is kept somewhere else and you are searching it at another place, how will you find it? Kabir says you will find it only when you take a Guide who knows the secret of the hidden treasure. ChaunsaTh deeya joi ke,chaudah chanda manhi. Tehi ghar kisaka chandana, jehi ghar satguru naahi. If you lit 64 lamps in your house and 14 moons light up your courtyard, still your house is in utter darkness if the Satguru has not appeared there. Bandhe ko bandha mile, chhooTat kauon upaay. Kar sangat nirbandh ki, pal me let chhudaay. The tied ones meet to another tied one and take him as a Guru and Guide, tell me how they will be freed? Kabir says – “Keep association with someone who is free and liberated, he will make you free within no time”. Saadhu kahavan kaThin hai, lambaa ped khajoor. ChhaDhe to chaakhe premras, gire to chakanachoor. It is difficult task to be a true Sadhu. The path of love is like climbing up to the date tree. If you are successful in climbing up, you will taste the nectar of love. If you happen to fall down, you are torn to pieces. Koi aave bhaav le, koi aav abhaav. Saahdu dou ko posate*, gine na bhav abhav.(takes care of)

Some people come with devotion and love and some others come with some unfulfilled desires. The saints take care of both types of people; they don’t see or calculate their devotion or selfishness. A true Saint is just like the GOD, who is a giver to all. Had me chale so maanava, behad chale so saadh. Had behad dono taje, takee mata agaadh. The one who is confined in limitations is human, the one who roams into unlimited, is a Sadhu. The one who has dropped both limited and unlimited, unfathomable is his being and understanding. Sona sajjan sadhu jan, TooTi jure sau baar. Durjan kumbh kumhaar ke, eke dhaka daraar. The gold, the good people and true Sadhus are mended up whole again hundreds of time after being broken. The evil ones are like the pots of the potter; once they are broken it is not possible to mend them. Guru bichaara kya kare, shishyahi me ho chook. Shabd-baan bedhe nahi, baans bajave phoonk. What a Guru can do when the disciple is at fault? The disciple doesn’t practice SHABAD and keeps playing bamboo flute. (Still he complains about Guru that the realization doesn’t happen to him). Kabir sangat saadhu ki, jyu gandhi ki baas. Jo kachhu gandhi de nahi, to bhi baas suvaas. Kabir says the association of Saints is like the company of perfume seller. Even if you don’t buy any perfume, still you get some fragrance in his company.

Dwar dhanee ke pari rahe, dhaka dhanee ka khaay. Kabahunk dhanee nivaajai, jo dar chhoDi na jaay. The devotee lies down at the door of the Lord and remains there all the time. Even the Lord kicks him and scolds him; still he doesn’t leave his door. Anytime the Lord will have mercy and compassion for him and he will grant his love, if he doesn’t leave the door. Kaajar keri koThari, aisaa yah sansaar. Balihaari ta daas ki, paiThi ke nikasanhaar. This world is like the room of black coals and color. Praise be upon that devotee who enters in it and comes out without a single spot. Jo ghaT me saai base, so kyu chhana hoy. Jatan jatan kari daabiye, tau ujaala hoy. The heart, in which the Lord has made his abode, can’t be kept hidden. Even the devotee tries hard to keep it hidden and out of public’s eyes, still the light of the Lord comes out and reveals his presence. Tan ko jogi sab kare, man ko birala koy. Sahaje sab bidhi paaiye, jo man jogi hoy. Everyone who is on spiritual path tries to make the body still and capable to do yoga, but rare is the one who makes the mind still and Yogi. Everything comes to that yogi naturally who has made his mind still and under control. Raat gavayi soy ke, divas gawaaya khaay. Heera janam amol tha, kauDi badale jaay.

jako naam adhaar. tako naam faqir. tanahi samata cheer*. cloth) Adhikahi sangrah na kare. The whole world is tied with the chains of mine and thine. Udar samata ann* le. If you are cheated.(grain/food. Kabir. they even don’t feel peace in dream state. you will be still happy because there is no bound. na sukh sapane maanhi. aur na Thagiye koy. The hot day or the cool shadow doesn’t make any big difference to them.(chain of mine and yours) Das kabira kyu bandhe. . Kabira aap Thagaaiye. You were granted a human life precious like diamond and you are exchanging it for seashell!! Mor tor ki jevari*.But be careful not to cheat anyone. tinko dhoop na chhanhi. aut Thage dukh hoy. Those souls who are separated from the Lord. he has taken refuge in Naam. bandha sab sansaar. but by deceiving others you are bound and unhappy. can’t find peace and happiness in day or night. Kabir says it is ok if you are deceived by someone (forgive and forget and it will not make any tie up). Baasar sukh na rain sukh.You spend the night in sleeping and day time in eating and enjoying. Aaap Thaga sukh hot hai. Jo jan bichure raam te. the servant of the Lord will not be trapped in these chains.

moolau* aave khoi. ek bichara jeev. Jeti man ki kalpana. These two can’t be at one place one time. you can’t get any spiritual benefits and will lose even your principal amount. . What is its strength to be free? It can’t do anything until the Beloved comes and makes it free from all bondage. If you serve someone who is not perfect and is of lower tendencies. Ochhe neh lagaaiye. Who can see the Sun and the night both at the same time and place? These are poles apart and impossible to be at one place. Dono kabahu naa mile. ravi rajanee ek Thaam. jo na chhuDaave peev.A true faqir doesn’t take food more than what is his appetite and doesn’t accept cloth other than what is his immediate need to cover his body. A true faqir never accumulates any stuff for him. Kaam kaam sab koi kahe. Ka bal chooTe aapne. kaam kahaave soy. janha naam nahi kaam. Where lust resides. Poora saheb seiye. Bahu bandhan te baandhiya. Where Naam has taken place. sab bidhi poora hoi. Naam can’t enter there. The poor soul is tied up with so many chains.(even you will loose the principal amount) Serve the Lord who is perfect and whole in all aspects (refers to Guru which is mostly synonymous to GOD in Kabir’s pads). Jahan kaam tanh naam nahi. lust escapes away immediately. kaam na cheenhe koy.

(big packet in cloth) Jaahi kaho main ek haun. We lose grace. Maan badaai jagat me. aadar gaya. Madhur bachan hai aushadhi*. but when I try to say someone the great secret that it is all one (try to share it).(grace. they have curing effect on the listener. Whatever are the mind’s imaginations.(ears.(dog) .Everyone talks about lust (as a weakness) but none has really understood its real nature. aches) The sweet and pleasant words are like medicine. I have found the source of nectar and tied it up in my clothes. nainan gay saneh. Aab* gayi. sir se dhari utaari. they start abusing me. selfrespect) Ye tino tabahi gaye. kaTuk bachan hai teer. all fall under the scope of lust. mohi kahe dwai chaari*(used in abusing sense). jabahi kaha kachhu deh. respect and affection all at the same time when we ask something or some favor from someone.(medicine) Shravan* dwar hwai sanchare. kookar* ki pahachaani. I have put down this packet. Amrit keri moTari*. sale* sakal sareer. The bitter and harsh words are like arrow which enter in the body through ears and cause pain in the whole body (the wound of the body are soon gone but the wound made by words are difficult to heal).

GOD) Kahe kabir prabhu ko bhaje. The true nature of great ones is to serve others. If you don’t do any good to others. bair* kiye tan haani. Panthi ko chhaya nahi. enmity) This all name and fame (famous) in the world are similar to the nature of the dog. Chit kapaTi* sab so mile. maahi kuTil kaThor. The fruits are so far and high. you are like the date tree which is so thin and tall. prabhu* ko bhaje na koy. Prabhuta* ko sab kou bhaje. the greatness will become your maid at service. prabhuta cheri* hoy. people can’t get it easily.(maid) Everybody in this world is madly praising greatness (they praise great people in any field) but no one praises to the Great (the Lord).(mirror) . If you make friends with it.(mean/clever) Ek durjan ek aarasi*. it will start licking your face and if you make enemy with it. Kabir says of you don’t run behind the great people.(friend. fal laage ati door. it doesn’t cast big shadow so tired travelers could get rest under you some time. Bada hua to kya hua. but pray to the Great Lord.Meet* kiye mukh chaaTahi. it will bite you and hurt you (keep a safe distance from them). jaise peD khajoor. aage peechhe aur. What if you have become great and famous and have all riches and wealth.(greatness.

At front it is neat clean and beautiful and behind it is something else. jeevan kare behaal. Aaasha ek jo naam ki. He says the immortal Being is like a tree of which Niranjan is stem. but inside he is very clever. Tirdeva shakha bhaye. This greed is like a witch. Achhai purush ek peD hai. If you hope and desire for anything. ki jeevan ki kaal. Kabir gives analogy of a tree when he tries to describe the existence. mean and hard-hearted. Two things in the world – a mirror and a cunning person have two totally different facets. Aur aur nis din chahe.A cunning person meets and greets everyone with sweet words. so bhi mare piyaas. niranjan waki Daar. Any other hope or desire is bound to turn into disappointment and frustration. it makes the life hell. still he will die thirsty. it is never satisfied and turns the life into a restless frustration. . Paani mahi ghar kare. paat bhaya samsaar. Kabir's Dohe -2 1. It asks more and more day and night. dooji aas niraas. Even if such person makes home inside the water. Ki trishna hai dakinee. do it for Naam only. The three deities are like branches of it and the whole world/universe is like the leaves of the tree.

In the form of body resides the formless. jaake rang na roop. Anant lok me rami raha. Saheb surat saroop. Jaake munh matha nahi. Such is the One which has no equivalent or no example. My Lord is the one who is beyond the birth and death. (Rishaay or rosh word has no equivalent in English. The One is emanating in the infinite worlds who himself has no color or form. It is neither beautiful nor ugly. mera Sahib soy. no head. My Lord is but one. 5. I am sacrificed upon my Beloved who has created the whole existence. It is in the form of attention. Dooja sahib jo kahun. If I say any other than my Lord. Puhup baas te patara. the other can’t be said. 4. jin siraja sab koy. Saheb mera ek hai. neither has it has any form.2. not a negative one). 3. my Lord. dooja kaha naa jay. aisa tatva anoop. Balihaari wahi peev ki. It is subtler than the fragrance of the flowers. Dehi maanhi videh hai. The One has no face. Janam maran se rahit hai. he is displeased with me. It is a positive word. naahi roop kuroop. it means being angry for valid reasons and resisting/opposing to some wrong concepts or act. sahib khara risaay. .

the one who doesn’t take anything). Hai jaisa taisa rahe. 7. If I say two. Saheb sa samarath nahi. the man can’t do anything. The Lord does everything. He is the greatest one. All credit goes to my Lord. Rekh roop jehi hai nahi. Saheb se sab hot hain. he has never taken any body (adhar. deep and sincere. gahir gambhir.6. There is none else capable like my Lord. 8. doy kahun to gaari. chhinak utaare teer. Let it be as it is. Raai te parbat kare. 10. parabat raai maanhi. it is insulting. The One has no form. Gagan mandal ke madhya me. jas bhawe tas hoy. it happens in the way he likes it. thala kar bahan bahoy. Saheb haath baDaDiya. bande te kachhu naahi. He can turn a stone into soil and again he can turn the soil into wind and blow it. He resides in the middle of the skies. such is the formless One. rahata purush videh. kahe Kabir vichaari. It is all his will. Kabir says after putting much thoughts. Pahan bahanta thal kare. He picks only virtues in . The Lord can turn sand into High Mountain or he can turn a mountain into dust. If I say he is One it is not true. adhar dharo nahi deh. gaDua. Augun chhoDe gun gahe. Ek kahun to hai nahi. no visibility. 9.

I have not done anything. Kaha kaho jo main and throws away all sins. jyu puhupan me baas. Kasturi ka mirag jyu. it knows it not and searches among grass for the source of the fragrance. Jake sir par tu dhani. sahaj kare byopaar. lakho mol karaay. Whatever is done is done by you only. phiri-phiri DhunDhe ghaas. main kachhu keeya naahi. If you urge that I have done it all. The ones on whom you have showered your blessings. My Lord is the greatest trader. tole sab samsaar. 11. He weighs and trades the whole world (whole activities of the existence in the most accurate way) without the use of weight or scale. 14. Jo kachhu kiya so tum kiya. 13. his whole business goes on naturally. You keep running here and there madly for the Lord like the deer which has the musk in its novel yet. Bin DanDi bin palare. only you were residing in me and doing it through me. 12. becomes worth of Lacs. Tera saai tujh me hai. the ones who don’t remain within your will. Saai mera baaniya. kauDi naahi bikaay. He takes no time in ferrying us across. . Your Lord resides within you just like the fragrance is in the flowers. Saai tujhse baahira. are not worth even for seashells. tum hi the mujh maanhi. O my Lord.

Chit chakmak laage nahi. so to ghaT hi maanhi. Samajhe to ghar me rahe. thoughts. The Lord is like fire. don’t go to any other place. Bahar bhitar rami raha. 19. Tera sahib tujh me hai. sab ghaT raha samaay. appearance. . 17. harasa palak lagaay. Ja kaaran jag DhunDhiya. Being ever joyful. the One which himself is invisible. tate bujhi-bujhi jay. resides within your own body. you will stay in your own home and will not go outside to search him. anat kahu mat jay. all of them have different mindset. Sab ghaT vyapak hoi raha. The one for which you keep searching in the whole world. Jeta ghaT teta mata. Your Lord is within you. 18. hence the fire doesn’t show up. bin gun baaje taant. Kabira shabd sharir me. residing in all beings. talks and dresses. There are so many beings. The mind is not rubbed all together. tate soojhe naahi. He has given this veil of illusion that is why you see him not. keep your eyes closed and see him. Parada diya bharam ka. bahu baani bahu bhekh.15. The One is emanating through all of them. taate chhuTi bhrant. Pawak roopi saaiya. soi aap alekh. 16. If you understand it.

The sound has surrounded me within and without and thus the illusions are gone. Everybody talks about the words. yet words are which can make you more bound and chained. The words have no hands or feet. Catch hold of the sound which will take you to the Lord. There are different types of the words or sounds. The above applies to sound practice and the words of this world too. one word can be a cure to you and yet another one can cause a wound. One word can be the source of the pain and suffering and yet another word can be the source of joy and happiness. Ek shabd bandhan kaTe. but no one knows the high power it possesses. . don’t pay attention or follow other sounds. 20. Ek shabd aushadhi kare. ek shabd galphaans. The audible words are also coming from the source of sound and even they are in the grossest form. soi shabd gahi ley. Shabd Shabd bahu antara. ek shabd kar ghaav. they have the power to cause pain and misery or happiness. One word can cut all your chains and bondage. shabd ke hath na paanv. Ja shabde Sahib mile. Ek shabd dukhraas hai. ek shabd sukhraas. Pay attention to the Sar Sahbad(essence of the sounds). 21. 22. Shabd Shabd sab koi kahe. yet they are so much powerful.Kabir says – The shabad or sound resides in the body without playing like the strings of musical instruments resonating. saar shabd chit dey.

and it is watched over what ever we act or speak. Saar shabad jaane bina. This is the pearl of shabd or words. Mata hamara mantra hai. speak it with much thoughtfulness. You can buy diamonds by paying money. Heera to damon mile. Don’t think it same as the pearls which make a garland. jo koi jaane bol. There is no wealth in the world equal to the words. Wah moti mat jaaniyo. kaga hans na hoy. Your Beloved resides within you and so are your enemies. we must always be humble and sweet speaking. Jantr Mantr sab jhooTh hai. mat bharamo jag koy. shatru bhi tujh maanhi. but words are priceless. which pierces the whole body. Speak the cool and calm words to everyone. it grants it to me. Whatever I ask from the shabad. Shabd barabar dhan nahi. . 26. Shabad is my wish fulfilling tree. Shabad hamaara kalp-taru. Yah to moti shabad ka. anyone can get it if he is like me. If someone must speak. 24. This understanding in my only mantra. ham sa hoy to ley. 27. 25. puhe pot ke saath. aham aaniye naahi. jo maange so dey. The whole play of the existence is within us. shabdahi mol na tol. bedhi raha sab gaat. don’t let the ego enter in yourself. Teta preetam tujh me hai. Seetal shabad uchaariye.23.

have become immortal. When it touches the primal Name (sound) it is transformed into pure gold and the bondage and attachments fall apart. . The primal sound is our own essence. 28. Jin janyo nij naam ko. Kah Kabir nij naam binu. own True Name. The primal or elementary Name (sound) is like philosopher’s stone and our mind is like dirty iron. chooTa bandhan moh. the root of our being. Parasat hi kanchan bhaya.The Mantra (Reciting holy words) and Jantra (The enchanted and sacred things which are sought to prevent evil) are all false. Kabir says – without knowing own real essence. understand it. booDri mua samsaar. pari puraani ghaas. who have known their own essence. Aadi naam paaras ahai. Maano chinagi aag ki. aur mantra sab Daar. Without knowing the Sar Sahbad no one can be purified (The Crow can’t turn to swan. The ones. man hai maila loh. Don’t fall in these illusions. Rest all mantras are like branches of it. boojhi leu so hans. Jabahi naam hirde dharaya. 31. 30. bhaya paap ka naash.a symbol to describe the impure souls turning into pure souls). The primal or elementary Name (sound) is our own essence. 29. Aadi naam nij mool hai. amar bhayo so hans. Aadi naam nij saar hai. the world is drawn into illusions and dies.

remember the Satnam or true name in deep absorption. Jaisa maaya man ramyo. Lit the lamp of the knowledge in the deep recesses of your home (body). 32. Naam bina bekaam hai. LooTi sake to looTi le. Without the Name everything is worthless. Sitting there. or you are granted the heavens. these all are fruitless and worthless without Naam. Pachhe phir pachhtahuge. tab amarapur jay. Everybody can get it without any discrimination.The moment Name entered in the heart. This is the bounty of Ram Naam. you will cross the region of the skies full of stars and will reach to immortal world. Gyaan-deep parakash kari. What if you get the position of Indra. so do for the Name now. 34. praan jahi jab chhooTi. so does the Naam to our sins. bhitar bhavan jaraay. Raam naam ki looTi. If you are capable to be absorbed in the Name. Get it if you like. sahaj samaadhi lagaay. the 56 crores of deities are of no worth. As you were earlier absorbed in the illusionary world and its pleasures. 33. If you pile the grasses still one small spark of the fire is capable to burn it all. ka baikunTh nivaas. it burnt all the sins into ashes. The . chhappan koTi bivaas. taisa naam ramaay. 35. Ka indraasan baiThibo. Tanha sumir satnaam ko. Tara manDal bedhi ke.

Shunya mare. ghoome desh-videsh. khele sada basant. aangan bhayaa videsh. They have become forever immortal.moment will come when you will be in deathbed and you will regret that you didn’t take it. Raam sanehi na mare. 38. your own courtyard seems like foreign place (both in the sense of home and body where the soul resides). What a strange phenomena it is. Piya Milan jab hoiya. Jogi hua. 36. jhalak lagi. The region of unstuck melody (also the soul which has gone till there) is similarly subject to destruction. Saheb sewak ek sang. Jin paavan bhui bahu phire. 37. 39. You traveled your country and foreign places in hope to meet him. miTi gaya ainchataan. . what a brilliant and infinite light it produced!! Now the Lord and the servant both live together. Kabir says only those who are lovers of Ram shall not die. You wandered on the whole earth searching your Beloved. ajapa mare. kahe Kabir samujhaay. You turned back to your own self. The great void is subject to destruction. UlaTi samana aap me. the AJAPA (Simaran without tongue. anahad hu mari jay. prakaTi joti anant. the moment you meet your beloved. hua brahm samaan. UlaTi samana aap me. Forever they play together in spring like spirit. Name remembrance which goes on automatically) is also subject to destruction.

Unmuni so man laagiya. bahuri na bharihe gaun. 43. dariyaa lahar samaay. Surat–shabad mela bhaya. Meri miTi mukta bhaya. Whatever I had to tell you. but it sounds like if there is one then there would be second too) and the other is also gone(the feeling of I separate than the Beloved is lost). Like the salt melts into the water and is forever dissolved. Ek gaya dooja gaya. so Kabir is dissolved. 42. alakh niranjan raay. soul) is merged into shabad and Kaal has become silent(This experience and merging is beyond time and space). . Now there is nothing to say or speak. kaal rahaa gahi maun. immersed) and the vision appeared. Kahana tha so kahi diya. 40. Non gala paani mila. payaa agam nivaas. It is reached to skies where the moonlight is spread without any moon and where the invisible King Niranjan resides. Now Surat(attention. I have already told. now he will not have to come and go again and again. Another meaning is that GOD is one. Now the mind has turned upwards (Unmuni) and is absorbed above. ab kachhu kaha na jay. 41. The wave is dissolved back to the ocean. Now all doubts and conflicts are gone (they remain only till you have not witnessed it by yourself). gaganahi pahuncha jaay. Now one is gone (the feeling of I is lost. Chand bihoona chandani.You became a Yogi (absorbed.

Pinjar prem prakaashiya. baani phooTi baas. ek tumhaari aas. Kabir had come to this world to see and enjoy the various forms and their beauty. Kahe Kabira sant ho. dekhan ko bahu roop. 46. Lekh samaana alakh me. pari gaya najar anoop. This way the meditation or Samadhi is attained. The Love has enlightened the cage of my body. Now you are my only hope. you are my only shelter. antar bhaya ujaas.* . Ratan niraala paaiyaa. Now the feeling of me and mine is totally lost and I am freed forever. Surati samaani nirati me. Now Surat or attention is absorbed in the nirati(sound) and simaran is absorbed in AJAPA(ceaseless Simaran without sound). rasana laagee swaad. 45. now it is all light inside. now my words and tongue carry the fragrance of Love. jagat TaTola baad. Now none else is mine but you only. Sukh kari sooti mahal me. aapa maanhi aap. Now I have found the residence in ineffable region. I sleep in the palace with peace and joy. But Kabir became Saint and he has now seen the formless one!! 47.Ab mere dooja nahi. ajapa maanhi jaap. Aaaya tha samsaar me. Paaya tha so gahi raha. 44. The visible is absorbed into invisible and I is absorbed into my own self.

I grabbed it what ever I got. Gagan garajai barasai abhi. Kabira dekha ang sang. dekha aparam dev. It is raining heavily. The Grace is always there. Now Kabir serves to the place where even four Vedas have no idea. The electrical waves are sparkling from all sides and Kabir is drenched in the rain (This vision denotes to inner vision or spiritual vision of rain. now I can’t leave it(taste of Nam. 49. There were thunders in the sky. Chahun dishi damakai daamini. mahima kahi na jay. the vision appears only when the soul can actually feel it)!! 50. Kabir has now seen the Lord with himself. baadal gahir gambhir. Tejpunj parasa dhanee. Deepak joyaa gyaan ka. within him. When Kabir arranged and lit the lamp of true knowledge. He has touched Kabir with his own luminous light. I found a marvelous gem. naino raha sahaay. but the soul is not able to see it and be receptive to it. then only he was able to see the Lord of whom there is no equal (aparam – denotes to someone with no equivalent). His splendor can’t be described in words. Chaar ved ki gam nahi.*When I detached myself from the world and searched. that place is beyond the reach of the knowledge in Vedas. My tongue has got the taste of it. 48. bheeje daas Kabir. . which is symbolic to the God’s grace and love showering all over. tahan Kabira sev. and the deep condensed clouds came from all around. Shabd or Love). and the light has entered into Kabir’s eyes.

Sukh paaya Saheb mila. 52. . aanand ur na samaay. Surat uDaani gagan ko. Paani hi te him bhaya. ab uDi anat na jaahi. and the Merciful Lord has appeared within me. when I have found my Lord. hansaa keli karaahi. Sunn manDal me ghar kiya. I made my abode in the void palace and there the sweet melody is resonating all the time. When I was singing of his praises.51. Now my joy knows no bounds. prakaTe deendayaal. Now I have found true happiness and peace. Muktaahal moti chuge. nothing is left to sing or praise. The swans (freed souls) play and enjoy in the pure cool water of Mansarover Lake (a lake which comes during spiritual journey. The attention/soul flied high in the sky and it takes rest only at his holy feet. baaje shabad rasaal. 54. tab jaana Guru naahi. Kabira jab ham gaawate. 53. gaavan ko kachhu naahi. charan vilambi jaay. know for sure that the Guru had not taken abode in my heart. Each and every bit of my body has become the lamp. Now as I have seen my Satguru in my own heart. Ab Guru dil me dekhiyaa. 55. Rom-rom deepak bhaya. Maan sarovar subhag jal. where the impurity of the souls are washed away). him hi gaya bilaay. Now the free swans eat pearls and don’t fly to other place (regions below this place).

Those who know it not. It is all One and together. tahan doosra naahi. All The deities are like the water within it and the shore (the all apparently visible things). My Satguru came to rescue me and my Gunas(Three Gunas. There is no other. and the One is now visible in everything. The ocean is made of nectar in which all are enjoying their being. the Love) has appeared in my body. is now absorbed in the One. .Kabira jo tha soi bhaya. neer teer sab dev. GhaT me naam prakaT bhaya. Sudha sindhu sab vilasahi. 56. Gun indri sahaje gaye. die opposing it and shouting.RAJ and TAM. in which our mind swims like a fish swimming in the water. baki-baki mare balaay. This is like the ocean of great void ness. 57. Now everything and everyone is mine and I am of all. I have nothing more to say (about this journey). I was appeared in this world like an ice appears out of water and I am dissolved back as the ice again melts into water. birla jaane bhev. ab kachhu kaha na jay. But rare are those who know this secret. ek bhaya sab maanhi. Kabir has become the same again as he was before coming here. Main laaga us ek se. Satguru kari sahaay.of the Jivas) and my sense pleasures are all gone naturally. Sunn sarovar. Sab mera main saban ka. The “I” which I thought was mine. meen man. Now the Name (the shabd. 58. the constituting factors-SAT.

kahe kaun much swaad. the knowledge of true self and so on. the doubts and conflicts will always remain in your mind and heart. he can’t tell anything about it. antar rahiyo rekh. gyaani hoy to jaaan. Aatam anubhav gyaan ki. the creation and other intellectual questions. If you can meet him. bahu bidhi dhariyaa bhekh. Ramkrishna used to say – why do you want to count the trees. it is just like you ask a dumb person how the sweetmeat tastes like. Only a dumb person can understand all hints and gestures of a dumb person. Kabira bharam na bhaajiya. he will just enjoy the taste. 61. 60. he himself will tell you everything if he wants so). If someone asks about the inner experiences. Saai ke parichay bina. Even if he eats it.59. the leaves and so on in the garden? Try to meet the owner of the garden. even you try so many appearances (in the sense of the dress codes Sadhus opt for) and so many spiritual practices. Jyo gunga guD khai ke. the fruits. only a realized soul can understand the joy and happiness of . Tyo gyaani ke sukh ko. (On the question of the beginning of the universe or the sufferings one was going through. In the similar way. Until you meet the Lord and be in communion with him. jo koi poochhe baat. Kabir says the doubts can’t be removed. Jyo gunge ke sain ko. gunga hi pahchaan.

The wedding party appeals till the marriage is not happened. all else loose charm and attraction. who have realized the self. can’t write about it. dekha-dekhi baat. when a soul meets to its Beloved. everything else is fallen apart. Reeto bharo na paahiye. But this is a matter of experience. the whole wedding party looses its charm. Bharo hoy so reetai. When the bride and groom meet. Others will always remain in darkness about it. No one can describe it. will one day be empty and what ever is empty can be filled up. 64. It is a matter of witnessing. Dulha-dulhan mil gaye. not until one has gone through his own wedding. What ever is filled up. anubhav soi kahaay. pheekee paree baraat. ki byohaari jeev. 63. jit dekhe tit peev. a matter of experience. This is the normal . Even if they want to write they can't. nothing else in the world matters for them. This experience is not a matter of written words. what and where they will write? For them it is only Beloved everywhere. 62. When the groom and bride meet each other.another realized soul. reeto hoy bharaay. Aatam drishTi kahan likhe. can he realize that state of absorption. The same applies for the spiritual wedding. Those who write praises of Beloved or those who write about the Truth are but practical and worldly people (they have not experienced it yet). all over. Likha-likhi ki hai nahi. Those who have attained the eyes of soul or self. Kaagad likhe so kaagadi.

It can also be said that he should keep the attention in virtues and not on faults or sins of others. Augun ko to na gahe. talks and discussions with him and throw the useless. in similar way a Sadhu or seeker should keep the useful essence of the things. neer-chheer nirvaar. worthless things away.behavior of the world. Saadhu aisa chaahiye. 65. Again Kabir says that seeker should pick the virtues from all places and people (learn it) but should not inherit the bad habits. A seeker should pick the spiritual essence and Godliness from all places but should pay no attention to other things. gunahi ko le been. 67. But the experience of true self is something which is neither empty not filled (the self. but carefully it identifies the flowers by its fragrance and takes the honey but keeps itself safe from the thorns and other troublesome distractions. He should be like a butterfly which flies to all places. so jan utare paar. GhaT-ghaT mahanke madup jyo. . Hansa pay ki kaaDhi le. paramarath le cheenh. 66. thotha dei uDaay. The SOOP blows the husk in wind and keeps the solid grain with it. jaisa soop subhaay. the God is neither filled with anything nor it is empty at all). Saar-saar ko gaih rahe. The true Sadhu should be like the SOOP(Bamboo made stuff which is used by villagers to blow the husk away from the grain). Aise gahe jo saar ko.

he will definitely cross the illusionary regions. Sab jeevan ki aatma. sheetal samata hoy. dooja naahi aan. Janh dekho tanah ek hi. He sees souls of all creatures to be of same essence and hence makes no judgment or discrimination. deeya avichal gyaan. SamdrishTi tab jaaniye. 70. A Sadhu is like a swan who filters essential from nonessential and partakes the elementary essenceSatnaam. The True Name or Satnaam is like the milk and the visible appearances. tat ka chhananhaar. I found the Satguru who is without discrimination (SamdrasTi – a person who sees all equal and makes no discrimination on any base). Hans roop koi saadh hai. I see only The One. there is no place for other or second.Like a swan takes the essence of the milk and leaves the water mixed in it. Know that person to be without discrimination who has attained the state where he sees everyone to be equal and of same essence. in similar way a seeker should grab the essence and leave the rest. 69. 68. behaviors and talks are like the water (mixed together) both of which make the whole. Now where ever I see. . neer roop vyavahaar. lakhe ek si hoy. If someone develops this nature. He has given me unshakable true knowledge. SamdrashTi Satguru kiya. Chheer roop satnaam hai. it has the sense of discrimination.

A true devotee is who has broken all threads of relations and is devoted to the Lord only. kabahu na chaDhasi rang. Such devotion is only skin deep. Devotion is possible only when you are detached of worldly relations. such devotee looses faith in the Lord as a snake looses its skin. 4. it is mass mentality. do so only to impress the world. it never cares about the appearance. .Kabir's Dohe -3 1. Bhakti bheSh bahu antara. rang nahi Thaharaay. as soon as any trouble comes. 2. it is not for the Lord but for the world. bheSh jagat ki aas. There is a huge difference between Devotion and putting getup of a Sadhu. true devotion doesn’t happen. bhakt kahaaawe soy. Gyan sampuran na bhida. Bhakti leen Guru charan me. 3. Naata toDe hari bhaje. hirada naahi juDaay. The devotion which is taken up under influence of others or as a fashion doesn’t last. Till the attachments remain. a Guru or a holy place. Bipati paDe yon chhaDasi. jyo kenchuli bhujang. Devotion is always absorbed in the lotus feet of the Guru. Dekha-dekhi bhakti ka. tab lag bhakti na hoy. while those who care about special clothing and appearance. Dekha-dekhi bhakti ka. Most of the time people go because someone else has praised about a temple. Jab lag naata jagat ka. jaise dharani akaas.

chhuTi kabahu nahi jay. 5. Jab lagi bhakti sakaam hai. Know that your love for the Lord is true and fruitful when it doesn’t get broken for a second. bhawe koi le jaay(sort of game). your service rendered to the Lord is not fruitful (Dropping all desires do the devotion for the sake of it). tab lagi nishfal sev. so much a Devotee longs for Naam. nihkami nij dev. Anyone can take it who loves it be it a poor or a king. Kabir says how you can find your own Lord who is desireless if you have any desires? 7. kaha rank kah raay. It doesn’t show the true color of the devotion for long. where there is no restriction of the entry. Jeevat liv laagi rahe. mooye tahahi samaay. Liv laagi tab jaaniye. 8. Like water is so dear to the fish (it is life of the fish). doesn’t last long. 6.The true Knowledge is not imparted and it has not gone deep down to your heart. bhakt pyaara naam. Till you live. Kah Kabir kachhu bhed nahi. Kabir says devotion is like a ball thrown in the playground. like a greedy person loves his money and a mother is doted to her child. Jal jyo pyaara maachari. Kah Kabir wah kyu mile. Bhakti gend chaugaan* ki. lobhi pyaara daam. Till your devotion has any desire with it. . Mata pyaara baalaka. Such a devotion which is under outer influence.

Now my mind has merged in yours and never goes to any other place. 11. MeeTha kaha angaar me. it will not be broken even you suffer like hell. 12. 10. shabad) and when you die. Calling your name. even it burns its beak and tongue still it doesn’t stop eating it. bichhurat kabahu naahi. Tujh maanhi man mili raha. I became you and now I am merged in you. Bhakti mahatam na tule. Lagi lagan chhuTe nahi. jeebh chonch jari jay. You may have millions or billions of the money and wealth. I meet you in dreams.your attention is fixed in the Lord (Guru. Sowo to supine milo. yah sab kaune kaaj. if I wake up. Loyan raata sudhi hari. wealth). When your love and devotion is complete. tu me raha samaay. 9. Arab* kharab* lo darab** hai. uday ast lo raaj(measurement of numbers. If I sleep. You remain in my eyes and have taken away my sanity. There is no sweetness in burning coals. That is true love and devotion. jaahi chakor chabaay. Tu tu karata tu bhaya. you go and merge in it. Now am not separated from you for any time. ab kahu anat na jay. still CHAKOR(a bird famous in Hindi poetry who is believed to eat burning coals) eats them because it loves it. you may have a kingdom from the east to . jaago to man maanhi. you are always in my mind.

Sees utaare bhui dhare. Kahe Kabir pukaari ke. Kabir says – “If you are ready to cut your head off. Aur karm sab karm hai. Only the devotion of the Lord is out of the rules of Actions and Reactions (Laws of Karma). drop it on the earth and walk over it. Sees utaare bhui dhare. taapar raakhe paanv. tab paiThe ghar maanhi. You are welcome in the house of love in this manner”. they don’t ponder to think about it. which will make you totally free. Yah to ghar hai prem ka. This is the home of love. where entry is only possible when you cut your head off and drop it on earth.” 15. Andh bhaya sab Dolai. they will bear fruit in this world. 16. Kabir calls out.“All other actions are but the actions of this world. Do only devotion to the Lord. These are all worthless in front of Devotion. Das Kabeera yo kahe. . This is not the house of your aunt where you can go any time any way. booDi mua samsaar. bhakti karm niShkarm. bhakti karo taji dharm. aisa hoy to aav. they all are drawn and dead in the ocean of transitory world. you are welcome. khaala ka ghar naahi. All are wandering like blinds. Hari-bhakti jaane bina. 14. Without the devotion of the Lord.west(from where the sun rises and where the sun sets) still it is not comparable to Devotion. 13. yah nahi kare vichaar.

Lobhi sees na de sake. mano hriday manjhaar. Chhinahi chaDhe chhin utare. The mean and cunning lovers and relatives live in the same home still know for sure that they are far away as if they live on the other shore of the sea. Prem piyaala jo pilaaya. remains always filled in the body (and heart) . prem na haaT bikaay. The Beloved lives hundreds of miles away still he is always in the heart. The love which comes in one moment and goes away in next is not a true love. price is the same. Love doesn’t grow in the fields nor is it sold in any market. needs the head as return(*Dakhsina – a donation which is given to a religious person for doing any holy ceremony. The Love. Sau jojan saajan base. the Lord. KapaT sanehi the true love. be it a king or a poor. prem kahawe soy. so to prem na hoy.17. The one who offered you the greatest wine of Love. also to the teachers for the teaching. 18. sees dei le jay. 19. Anyone who is willing to buy it should be ready to pay his head for it and he can take it. Prem na baaDi upaje. 20. AghaT prem pinjar base. The greedy one can’t offer the head still he claims that he loves the Guru. naam prem ka ley. jaanu samundar paar. Raja paraja jei ruche. . which is not lessened anytime. sees dakchhina* dey. GuruDakhsina a disciple returning something to Guru for the teaching). There is no discrimination.

the lover will grant out of the love he has for the Beloved. Rom rom piu-piu kahe. mere jiy ki baat. The essence in self and the essence in the others are same like one soul living in two bodies. I have never heard two swords being kept in one sheath (keeping self-identity and drinking the wine of love are impossible in the similar way). Yah tat wah tat ek hai. it doesn’t need help of mouth or tongue. but still all things granted in such a way are not a substitute of Love) 24. much ki sharadha naahi. antar liya lagaay. Apane jiy se jaaniye. which is not possible. Preeti jo laagi ghuli gayi. Rom-rom me rami raha. ek praN dui gaat. aur amal kya khaay. Peeya chahe prem ras. You will come to know about what lies in my heart by knowing it within your own heart.21. Now every bit of my body calls out for the Beloved. dekha suna na kaan. The Love captured my being in such a way as if it is melted in me and has entered in my mind (and heart). but it denotes to the rights a Beloved gets when he knows how much his lover loves him. Ek myaan me do khaDg. paiThi gayi man maanhi. 22. 23. You want to drink the wine of Love and want to keep your self-identity too. Kabira pyala prem ka. He is so much loved that what ever he will ask. raakha chaahe maan*. (Maan is not similar to respect. .

25. peeya prem aghaay. our inner is illuminated with Divine light and our consciousness is fully awaken. Kabir ham guru-ras piya.Kabir is drunk with the wine of Love till his innermost core (heart). what else drug can anyone have (to be in drunken state). Matawaala deedar ka. now I will not have to come to Potter’s machine (to be mended again). Nirvana)? 27.I have tasted the wine of my Master’s Love so much that no thirst is left within me. Kabir says . mili bidhuDo jani koy. who cares to ask about being free (Mukti. 26. the clay is no more in a state to be molded. Paaka kalash kumhaar ka. he will not have to come in this world again. each and every bit of him is saturated with it. The effect of the drug is spread all over the being. mange mukti balaay. bahuri na chaDhai chaak. I have drunk the love to the state that I need not anything. baaki rahi na chhak. . It is similar like a potter makes pots but if for any reason the pot is broken in unbaked state. jin maathe mani hoy. The body is said to be made of clay and the creator brings us into this world again and again in new forms and shapes until we are baked in the true knowledge. So the potter throws them away. Similarly when a person is baked in true knowledge and fully awakened. Rata maata naam ka. BichhuDe saajan tehi mile. I am madly looking for a glimpse of you. Milana jag me kaThin hai. Now this pot is baked up totally. he again makes new pot out of the clay. But if the pot is broken after baking. I am drunk and saturated with the Name.

tab lagi premi naahi. Naina hi antar para. I made the room of my eyes and bed of my pupils. samajhi lehu man maanhi.This is very difficult to meet in this world (to a Guru). 28. Kaha bhayo tan beechuDe. please don’t be separated after meeting him. Naino ki kari koThari. you are not a true lover(of divine). It is better to be friends with Godmen then to be friends with GOD himself. putali palang bichhaay. You know for sure and make your mind accordingly that the house of love is too far(and you will have to cross so many obstacles). it is difficult to find him again. harijan hari hi det. who has gems (the mythical gem on the head of viper) on their head. praN tumaare paas. piy ko liyaa rijhaay. GOD provides all things you may need but the GODmen are so great they will grant you GOD himself. 31. 29. Till you are afraid of dieing. Palakon ki chik daari ke. 30. kar harijan se het. . The above is the beautiful way to illustrate how to sit in meditation. BaDi door hai prem-ghar.(in sense of special spiritual gift). I put down the curtains of my eyelids (so no one can see us) and thus pleased my Beloved (in my love). Only those lucky people find him after loosing once. Mal-muluk hari det hai. Jab lagi marne se Dare. doori base je paas. Once you are separated. Hari se tu jani het kar.

. always remain with us (in love. I would write love letters to my beloved if he was in some foreign land (far from my place). Kabir says . tako shabad sunaay. Jal me base kamodini*.What if my body is separated from you? The One. 33. Love). Kasat kasauTi jo Tike.where shall I send those messages of love? 34. I test them (my disciples) and who ever is passed through my tests. Sukh me sumiran na kiya. so taai ke paas. resides with me. kahe Kabir samujhaay. chanda base akaas. yet the Lily blossoms only after seeing the moon. The Lily lives in the water and the moon is high in the sky. Tan me. Soi hamara bans hai. He is in my body. in spirit and soul). kaun sune fariyaad. The ones. tako kaha sandes. 32. I grant them the divine sound (Shabad. in my mind. who is far from me. whom we love. in my eyes…. Kahe Kabir ta das ki. jo kahu hoy bides. but my life(heart and soul) is always with you. man me. Only he is beyond the range of my physical eyesights.Only those belong to my family(who have passed the test). nain me. Preetam ko patiyan likhun. (*Kamodini or Lily flower is believed to blossom only in moonlight and it fades in the sunlight). Jo hai jako bhawata. 35. dukh me kiya yaad.

jaise naad kurang. nis din aaTho Jaam. Kar ka manaka Daari de. Bahar ka paT band kar. praan taje tehi sang. You kept doing simaran on beeds for yugas. Ek palak bisare nahi. he looses his life yet his attention doesn’t wander outside. Kah Kabir bisare nahi. be it day or night.You didn’t remember him in the good days and you are praying to him when facing troubles and sorrows. similar to a mating partner calling out). 38. jaise kaami kaam. I say to you – drop . 39. Mala ferat jug bhaya. Close all outer doors and open the inner door (the technique of meditation via simaran and concentration at eye center). Put your mind in Simaran like a deer hears the sounds attentively and runs towards it (the sound made by hunters. Sumiran ki sudhi yo karo. miTa na man ka pher. 37. It doesn’t fear for life and he is so much absorbed in it. Kabir says who will hear the prayers of such a servant? 36. Don’t forget for even one moment. Simaran so man laaiye. Put yourself in simaran for 24 hours. mukh se kachhu na bol. Put your mind and heart in Simaran (remembrance of GOD) like a lustful person remains absorbed in lustful thoughts. Put your attention in Simran and don’t speak from mouth (do the simaran silently). Simaran surati lagaay kar. still your wandering has not come to an end. man ka manaka pher. antar ka paT khol.

even surati (soul’s seeing faculty) and nirati (soul’s hearing faculty) are also still (then you know). When your body becomes still. why a RAHANT (two buckets together to bring the water out from the well. Kabir says – this state is very difficult to achieve.the beeds in your hand and start remembering him in mind. they keep coming and going inside) would not be granted it? It is doing the same exercise all the time.the rosary made of wood would cause you lots of efforts and work. aur samsari bhekh. If by rosary beeds a person could find the Lord. speech still. Kabira maala kaaTh ki. 40. Maala phere hari mile. man thir. Kabir says the beeds of remembrance are in your mind. bahut jatan ka pher. anahad hu mari jay. one may not achieve it even for yugas (kalp-four yugas). any outwardly simaran or remembrance is for the sake of world only (showing to the world that I am such a great devotee). your mind is still. Kah Kabir is palak ko. ajapa mare. Maala swaas usaas ki. gale rahanT ke dekh. surat nirat thir hoy. 41. Jaap mare. Put your mind in simaran so it will not let you wander anymore. 43. 42. kalap na paawe koy. Do the simaran on the rosary of breaths going in and out. Kabir says . jaame ganTh na mer. it doesn’t have any complexity or ties. bachan thir. Tan thir. Kabira maala manahi ki. .

Meri chinta Hari Karen. but the attention or soul which is absorbed in the (true) shabd or sound. chinta mohi na koy. My Lord always takes care of me. Kabir says. Sadhu gaanTh na bandhai.This hunger is like a bitch which will keep barking and disturbing your bhajan practice. Kabir chhudha hai kookari. Yako Tukara Daari ke. taahi kal nahi khaay. gradually I became you. It is better to give a piece of bread and make it silent thus do your simaran and bhajan without any disturbance (Kabir advises not to go to extremes and give trouble to your bodily needs otherwise it will disturb your devotion and practice). Kabir says – what is there for me to worry? Nothing can happen by me even if I worry. Kabira kya main chintahu. Wari tere naam par. I see you only. 47. now there is no me within me. sumiran karo nisank. Tu tu karata tu bhaya. . ajapa(ceaseless remembrance without tongue) and anahad (regions of unstuck melody) are also subject to destruction. Remembering and calling you. will not be a prey of Kaal. karat bhajan me bhang. 45. udar samaata ley. 44. State of jaap is subject to death. he worries for me. and I need not to think (for my needs). jit dekhun tit tu.Surat samaani shabad me. 46. mum chinte kya hoy. now where ever I see. I am sacrificed upon your name. mujhme rahi na hu.

Those couldn’t find him who kept on singing his praises. jab mane tab dey. The Lord himself is standing by his side. still it will not be changed. Your all actions are being written (recorded) by the Lord. he is always at service of them.Aage paachhe Hari khaDe. sab kuchh likha na hoy. Not even a MASA(smallest unit one can measure) of it can be lessened or equal to til(sesame seed) can be added on. Saai itana deejiye. 50. jaame kutum samaay. saadhu na bhookha jay. suno hamaare peev. Main bhi bhookha na rahu. Maasa ghaTe na til baDhe. Jin gaaya vishwas gahi. I wouldn’t remain hungry and I can serve the Sadhus who come to my place. whenever he needs anything. Birhin dey sandesara. I pray to the Lord. I need not more than that. and he is far away from them who don’t even bother to think or sing about him. 48. Gaaya jin paaya nahi. Whatever happens. Even we bang our head. he asks to the Lord and is granted for sure. 51. is already destined. 49. he only takes as per his appetite at any given time. We are going through all what is destined for us. jo sir phoDe koy. A true sadhu doesn’t accumulate anything. . take sada hazoori. ungaaye te doori. Karam Karima likhi raha. give me as much so I can carry on my responsibilities towards my family. But those who sing his praises with firm faith in him.

Jal bin machchhi kyu jiye. The bride. Bahut dinan ki jovati. man naahi bisaraam. piya-milan ki aas. 55. 53. Papiha jyo piu-piu raTe. I keep calling you name. She says – listen to me o my Beloved. . 52. I have only hope to meet you. mantra na laage koy. who is far away from the groom. Jeehariya chhala para. panee me ka jeev. Jiy tarase tujh milan ko. Nainan to jhar laaiya. Birah bhuwangam tan Danrsa. you know well a fish can’t live without the water. 54. Like the rain bird keeps calling piu-piu (so do I). sends the message to him. My heart is thirsty to meet you and I don’t find rest and solace anytime. jive to baaur hoy. panth nihaar-nihaar. raTat tumhara naam. they keep dropping tears day and night. My tongue is burnt calling out your name (still you didn’t come). I am waiting for you for so long time. How can I live without you. Raam biyogi na jive. Ankhiya to jhaai pari. My eyes are darkened looking on your way (on which you will come). naam pukaar-pukaar. My eyes have become like the two buckets of the RAHANT (buckets to draw water from the well). rahanT bahe nis-bas.

sapache aur dhudhuaay. I am spending nights crying. how unlucky I am!! 58. 59. Kabir says. mand hamaare bhaag. bairaagi do nain. chhake rahe din-rain. (My life is coming to an end) My Lord has yet not come. The crows have started looking out for me (I seem like a dead or going to die soon. they can’t live more. I have taken kamadal (the pot Sadhus keep with them) of Birah(separation). . taakan laage kaag. Saheb ajahu na aaya. Shabd). ro-ro raat gawaay.The poisonous snake of separation has bitten my body. only the Skelton remains. Naam sanehi kaarane. They don’t know for the sake of his name (Love. 56. Ankhiya prem basaaiya. I have done makeup of my eyes with Love (it is always red and dark due to sleeplessness and weeping). 57. The flesh has gone away (from by body). now no mantra (to draw the effects of poison) works for me. jan jaane dukhraay. Maange daras madhookari. my eyes have become renunciates. jo sagaro jari jay. they would feed upon me).Whoever are separated from Ram (the Lord). They ask for the wine of your glimpse only. ChhooT paro yo birah se. Birahin oodi laakaDi. but people think I have got some infection. Birah KamanDal kar liye. Mans gaya pinjar raha. so they can remain forever drunk. If they live on (and their separation has not come to an end) they are bound to go insane.

nain gawaaya roy. It can be saved from this (immeasurable pain of seperation) when it is burnt fully and completely. Parabat-parabat main firun. I can’t find peace or rest in night or day without him. 62. I have lost my eyes crying out. Piy bin jiy tarasat rahe. I have been wandering through mountains in search of the cure for me. Rain-diwas mohi kal nahi. Alas. darasan hi ki bhikh. It burns so slow. as it will not burn soon because of wetness.The lonely bride (separated from the groom) is like wet woods put in fire. There is no rescue. jaate jeevan hoy. sab phal leenho cheekh. My heart aches without my Beloved. I couldn’t find the herb which could cure me from this pain and grant me life (Probably Kabir indicates here about his fruitless search for a Spiritual Guide). Kabir begs for the darashan again and again (only this is worthy to ask). . I went to all trees and tasted all fruits (all are worthless). it only gives out smoke. Sabahi taruwar jaaike. I am dieing weeping and moaning. 60. this separation is torturing me all the time. Kabir indicates about the soul’s quest for the worldly things and about the spiritual masters and practices which all turn to be fruitless before it finally finds the place at his Guru/Lord’s feet. 61. Firi-firi mangat Kabir hai. Wah booTi paaun nahi. sisaki-sisaki jiy jay. pal-pal birah sataay.

Guru gahenge baanhi. now flesh is not remained in my body (The burning denotes to holy fire through which a soul crosses to higher regions. so ghaT jaan masaan. the more it is purified in this fire). Only the feeling of love and separation makes one really alive. I am burnt serving my Lord.I am just anticipating how it will be like. nis bhi dekhat jay. The day is gone waiting for you and the night is also coming to end (the life is coming to an end) still the lonely bride has not found her groom. 66. your body can’t turn to dust (he will save you). kewal jiy ghabaraay. are like a graveyard (they are dead even they are taking breaths). 64. maans na rahiya deh. Apana kar baiThawahi. He will let me sit down and have rest at his lotus feet (waiting for the day).63. Saai sewat jal gayi. Those in whose body it has not taken place. So din kaisa hoyega. charan-kawal ki chanhi. Dekhat-dekhat din gaya. 65.But what a strange paradox it is. . Saai jab lagi seiho. yah tan hoy na kheh. Her heart is restless and nervous. Ja ghaT birah na sanchare. the pain of separation is the king of kings. Biraha biraha mat kaho. Don’t curse the pangs of separation. When the day will come when my Guru will hold my arms and make me his own. biraha hai sultaan. till you serve the Lord. Birahin piy paawe nahi. the more it is advanced.

Kai wa jaane birahini. My body and mind is burnt in the fire of separation. It is similar to a beautiful maiden which appears in a mirror. (Ramkrishna about such people – by looking at them you can sense that the bird is hatching eggs. Jo jan birahi naam ke. 70. the Lord). uThe karaahi-karaahi. My beloved. now my soul is merged with the essence (the reality. Those who are lovers of naam. Sisaki-sisaki mari-mari jiye. Tu mati jane beesarun.67. You can see and feel but you can’t get hold of her. kinahu pakaDi naahi. auShadhi lage na taahi. always remain absorbed in their own (contemplation). kai jin bhenTa peev. still they are crying out with pain. Those who are pierced by the arrow of separation are incurable by any medicine. They keep crying and moaning. Birah agini tan man jala. I will die remembering you and I will continue calling you while I am alive. preet ghaTe mum chit. Maru to tum sumirat maru. This can be known only to them who are . you don’t assume that I will forget you for a moment and the Love for you will lessen a little in my heart. 69.) 68. They will appear to you like normal people but they are far beyond your reach. they die many times in a day and when they get the strength to get up. jeevat simarun nit. Jyo darapan ki sundari. sada magan man maanhi. Birah baan jin laagiya. laagi raha tat jeev.

how can I have your favor (of love and grace). meri karo samhaar. I am a sinner of lifetimes. still a . How can I pray to you my Lord. tau pita ko laaj.suffering through this separation or the one who has merged with the Beloved (after going through this burning). I am getting drawn. I perform so many misdeeds in front of you. Tum data dukh-bhanjana. bakhsho garib newaaj. I pray to you O my filled with filth. 74. ham hain bhav-jal maanhi. 73. Surati karo mere saaiya. please forgive my sins and misdeeds. I feel so much ashamed. Jo main poot kapoot hun. Augun mere bapji. I am not worthy. I am in the middle of this transitory world. Even if I am a son who is a sinner and has gone astray. the killer of all sufferings. Main aparaadhi janam ka. 71. laaj aawat hai mohi. 72. You are the savior of the poor and helpless O my dear father. pay attention to my condition. I will get drawn in this ocean of illusionary world. jo nahi pakaDo with concern). Tum dekhat augun karo. my whole body – from toe to head . nakh-shikh bhara vikar. pray you bring me also in right shape (samhaar . If you don’t hold my arms tight. Aape hi bahi jaayenge. Kya mukh le binati karun. kaise bhaaun tohi. You are such a great giver.

father will feel bad and ashamed for the son’s deeds as he is father and loves the son. Tera tujhko saumpate. If you like punishing me and cutting my throat please do so. jo kuchh hai so tor. Augun kiye to bahu kiye. Jo tum chhoDo haath to. if you like forgiving me. Bhaawe banda bakshiye. Kah Kabir kaise nibhe. ek chitt dui Thaur. please do forgive. When I committed so many mistakes and sins. Now I am at your mercy. kya laagat hai mor. then I didn’t feel any wrong doing it. you are the sustainer and supporter of our souls. 76. 77. . Antaryaami ek tum. bhawe garadan maar. tum aatam ke adhaar. How the relationship will work if one mind wanders to two different places? It should be directed one-pointed towards the Beloved. kaun utaare paar. You are the knower of what lies in our hearts. Mera man jo tohi so. who else can save us from this place and take us to the other shore? Kabir prays the Lord not to let him go out of his own hands. tera man kahi aur. 75. Kabir says – I seek you. I felt proud of it. your heart runs towards other things. Mera mujh me kuchh nahi. If you loose your grip on our arms. The above sounds like a version of Guru on behalf of the Lord. karat na maanee haar. 78. my heart is attached to you and you seek something else.

it all belongs to you. 82. All are going from this place (to that place) loading burdens (of sins) on the head. din me sau-sau baar. what is there for me to loose? 79. Heera tahan na kholiye. None has returned for that place (beyond. (Diamond is the Naam. phooTa nahi. (Kabir indicates not to talk. ChoT sahi. I put it under hammers (to test it). Now I submit all your stuff to you. janh khoti hai haat. after death) whom I could run and ask (about how is it). then I realized it was a real diamond. Don’t open your treasure of gems where the market is fake and full of cheaters. ghan me deeya aan. Who would welcome to die daily hundreds of times again and again? 81.There is nothing in me which is mine. die once and forever so all problem and conflicts are gone. Tie it hard in your cloth and walk along your own way. I opted for the diamond after testing it. urge or show the treasure of Naam to those who don’t understand it’s worth and will not value it). When a person gets treasure of Naam by a true . Heera paaya parakhi ke. jaase puchhun dhaay. bhaar ladaay-ladaay. It te sab hi jaat hai. uthi kar chaalo baat. the hammerings are the sufferings of the world. tab paya pahacaan. Kasi kari bandho gaanthari. Aisa marana ko mare. Ut te koi na bahura. Mariye to mari jaaiye. 80. If you want to die. chhuTi pare janjaar. It didn’t get broken after so much beats.

A devotee may be in rags or may be a king. raha chhaar lapaTaay. sab koi kahe palas. (A Saint’s virtues are not known to normal people. kar gahi kaaDhe kes. So many ignorants went by. I wish I could find someone who could hold my hands and hairs and take me out of it. Jyo-jyo chulhe jhonkiya. Above denotes to the Satguru’s capacity to recognize the devotees among people. A diamond was lying down in the marketplace wrapped in ashes. I am drowning in this deep ocean of transitory world. Only a lover of the Lord has this inner vision to see their true place. Heera para bajaar me. people knew the difference as it was throwing so sweet fragrance. They thought it to be normal wood and put it into fire. paarakhi liya uThaay. he recognized it and picked it up (he will polish it and make it worth of lacs). but they provide their love and mercy towards the people who bring troubles to him in their ignorance. none could recognize its true worth.) 84. When gems trader came by. But when it started burning. By these virtues a Saint can be recognized. The Sandalwood was sent to the foreign land where no one could really understand its value.Satguru. . Aisa koi na mila. Bhavsaagar me Doobta. tyo-tyo adhaki baas. Chandan gaya bidesare. hamko de updes. he gets the strength to go through all sufferings life may bring and all tests the Lord may put in his way. I could not find anyone who could give me the true knowledge. Bahutak moorakh chali gaye. 85.) 83.

That is its nature. 88. The symbol of Lord Shiva drinking the poison denotes this process. maaya mili na raam. 87. you will not achieve anything. In this conflict. meetha laage it wholeheartedly. Very rare devotees have this capacity to do this. Kabir says – the Ignorants keep preaching about the Lord. The above denotes the high level spiritual energy Saints have when they wash and clean our sins. Satt naam kadua lage. they do suffer in this process but they don’t let the poison of our sins overtake their own self. Kabir says the True Name sounds bitter to you and the material wealth and possessions appear very sweet. It is just like the dogs keep barking without knowing . Duvidha me dono gaye. Kookar jyo bhookat phire. Karani bin kathani kathe. it can do nothing but turn the milk into poison. Kabir indicates that if you do something. The above denotes to the satsangis who are initiated. If you offer milk to a snake. about the Truth without practicing it themselves. Literally they transmit it to themselves and digest it. soi bish hwe jaay. You are constantly under conflict of whether to go for wealth accumulation or Nam bhajan. suni-sunaai baat. agyaani din-raat. aape hi bish khaay. If your commitment and attention is divided. Aisa koi na milaa.86. Sarpai doodh pilaaiye. both are inaccessible – neither you could fulfill your worldly desires nor you could find the Lord. I couldn’t find anyone who could eat the poison and digest it*.

Now the battle field is calling out for the warriors. Khet pukaare surama. He doesn’t stop at any obstacles and dives deep down and brings priceless gems out it. See and praise the patience and courage of the devotee who dies while living. this is time to fight. the sound strikes at the target and wounds it (the devotees are the target and their restlessness is the wound). He dives deep down in his own self (paataal. it is always like at the edge. khoya kae te koor. DhaDhas lakhu marjeev ko. *Denotes to a stage in spiritual journey where the sound of drum is heard. gahi lai nikaryo laal. Gagan damama baajiya. Jeev aTak mane nahi.the lokas which are located below the earth. 91. Whoever says that I have found it. 90. denotes to the unknown territories).anything. so they keep on speaking what they hear from others (or what they read). At this place the soul becomes so much restless to run to the Lord. jyo ka tyo bharpoor. . he doesn’t know about the treasure). ab laDne ka daav. dhansi ke paiThi pataal. paDat nishaane ghaav. It is filled fully as it was and as it will always be. There is noting to be found and nothing to loose.come. Paaya kahe te baaware. Paaya khoya kuchh nahi. 89. Now the war drum is beating in the sky. is insane person and if someone says that he has lost it is being cruel (to himself.

That warrior is really appraised who doesn’t wear a shield on his body. dheeraj rahe na ranch. 95. That warrior is really appraised who fights for the Master (and not for his own self). the Master bestows his grace upon such devotee. Above denotes to drop all safety measures. 93. ang na pahire loh. . swaati boond ki aas. chhanDe tan ka moh. If a person drops all security measures (in this world and beyond too) and stands naked only for the Master. Papiha ka pran dekhkar. His body parts are cut into pieces still he doesn’t leave the battleground and continues fighting. rate piyaas-piyaas. The devotee should also not compromise and settle for anything else other than the love of the Lord. tau na bori chanch. filters and cautions one takes in devotion. 94. He has lost any love for his body (and self) and fights (for the master). Jujhe sab band kholike. tau na chhaDe khet. Purja-purja hoi rahe. He drops all his safety covers and stands open in the battleground. Marate dam jal me paDa. Kabira seep samundra ki. Soora soi saraahiye. Aur boond ko na gahe. It keeps crying for the water. lade dhani ke het. but it will not take any other water. It’s only hope is the pure rain drops (of SWATI Nakshatra).92. Soora soi saraahiye. Kabir says – the seashell lives in the ocean of water still it doesn’t take drink water of it.

she keeps firm faith in her husband (he will do the best for her). Sab aye us ek se. what is the use of knowing so much and so many (things in the world)? Everything happens by the One and the special One is not dependent on anything other than itself. Kabir says what is left behind when I have grabbed the root of all-the One? 99. It calls out for the pure rain water and doesn’t drink any other. The committed wife praises to her husband only. If we must hope something. If you didn’t know the One. Aan disa chitawe nahi. pati par dhar vishwas. Its dedication and commitment is so complete. . 98. gai pakari jab mool. sab te ek na hoy. Kabira pachha kya raha. even if is dying thirsty and fell down in the water pool. Everything in the universe has come out of the Onethe branches. we should do it from the Guru/Lord only). trust is needed in the spiritual path. Ab to aisi hwe pari. the fruits and the flowers (from the One-the root). bahu jaane ka hoy. Daar paat phal phool. Patibarata pati ko bhaje. She doesn’t see anyone else but always hopes from her husband. sada peev ki aas.I couldn’t keep patience when I saw the dedication and commitment of the rainbird. man ati nirmal keenh. (The same faith. Eke te sab hot hai. 96. Jo yah ek na jaaniya. the leaves. still it didn’t put its beaks in the water (didn’t opt to drink even died thirsty). 97.

kaanTo sej bichhay.I am ready to die with my Beloved.a ritual in which a woman would burn alive with her husband. low tendencies). . Lai sooti piy aapana. He keeps the Beloved and burns the rest all around him (Security.Marne ka Dar chhaDi ke. 100. The Sati* contemplated and followed the truthful way. I have dropped the fear of death and have taken the SINHORA (the small box of the red powder. She even wouldn’t consider little children. chahu dis agini lagaay. She made a bed of thorns and slept on it putting fire all around. Here denotes to a devotee when he contemplates on the Beloved and even the road to him is full of dangers and pain. Satee bichaari sat kiya. Now it has happened that I have cleansed my mind pure. Comfort. married woman put on her head. but would die on the same pyre. because there is no charm. no life without her husband. Symbol of being sati. haath sinhora leenh. symbol of being burnt with her husband). he doesn’t turn his ways away.