Kabeer Ke Dohe

कामी   क्रोधी  लालची , इनसे  भक्ति  ना  होए  | भक्ति  करे  कोई  सूरमा , जाती  वरण  कुल  खोय  ||

What kind of devotion can you expect from a man of sensual pleasures, anger or greed? The valiant person who leaves behind his family and caste can be a true devotee.

बैद  मुआ  रोगी  मुआ , मुआ  सकल  संसार  | एक  कबीरा  ना  मुआ , जेहि  के  राम  आधार  ||

A physician has to die, a patient has to die. Kabir won’t die as he has offered himself to Ram who is the all pervading consciousness.

प्रेम  न  बड़ी  उपजी , प्रेम  न  हात  बिकाय  | राजा  प्रजा  जोही  रुचे , शीश  दी  ले  जाय  ||

One can’t reap harvest of love at one’s field. One can’t buy love at market place. He whosoever likes love, he may be a King or a common man, he should offer his head and become eligible to be a lover.

प्रेम  प्याला  जो  पिए , शीश  दक्षिणा  दे   | लोभी  शीश  न  दे  सके , नाम   प्रेम  का  ले  ||

One who wants to drink a glass of love should pay for it by offering his head. A greedy man can’t offer his head and talks about love.

दया  भाव  ह्रदय  नहीं , ज्ञान  थके  बेहद  | ते  नर  नरक  ही  जायेंगे , सुनी  सुनी  साखी  शब्द  ||

They have no mercy in their heart. They are tired due to labor of gaining knowledge. They will definitely go to hell as they know nothing else but dry words.

जहा  काम  तहा  नाम  नहीं , जहा  नाम  नहीं  वहा  काम  | दोनों  कभू  नहीं  मिले , रवि  रजनी  इक  धाम  ||

He who remembers God knows no sensual pleasures. He who doesn’t remember God takes delight in sensual pleasures. God and sensual pleasures won’t unite as there can be no union of the Sun and the night.

ऊँचे   पानी  ना  टिके , नीचे  ही  ठहराय  | नीचा  हो  सो  भारी  पी , ऊँचा  प्यासा  जाय  ||

Water flows down and it won’t hang in air. Those who know the ground realities enjoy water, those who are floating in air can’t.

जब  ही  नाम  हिरदय  धर्यो , भयो  पाप  का  नाश  | मानो  चिनगी  अग्नि  की , परी  पुरानी  घास  ||

Once you remember God it causes destruction of all sins. It is like a spark of fire contacting a heap of dry grass.

सुख  सागर  का  शील  है , कोई  न  पावे  थाह  | शब्द  बिना  साधू  नहीं , द्रव्य  बिना  नहीं  शाह  ||

Politeness is a boundless ocean of bliss. None can fathom depth of politeness. As a person without money can’t be rich, a person can’t be good without politeness.

बाहर  क्या  दिखलाये , अंतर  जपिए  राम  | कहा  काज  संसार  से , तुझे  धानी  से  काम  ||

There is no need of any show. You should chant Ram internally. You should not be concerned with the world but with the master of the world.

फल  कारन  सेवा  करे , करे  ना  मन  से  काम  | कहे  कबीर  सेवक  नहीं , चाहे  चौगुना  दाम  ||

He is not doing anything to serve God. He expects four times return for whatever he does. He is not a devotee of God.

कबीरा  यह  तन  जात  है , सके  तो  ठौर  लगा  | कई  सेवा  कर  साधू  की , कई  गोविन्द  गुण  गा  ||

Kabir says that this body of ours is approaching death. We should do something worthwhile. We should serve good people. We should remember virtue of God.

सोना  सज्जन  साधू  जन , टूट  जुड़े  सौ  बार  | दुर्जन  कुम्भ  कुम्हार  के , एइके  ढाका  दरार  ||

Good people won’t take time to be good again even after something is done to distance them away. Gold is malleable and not brittle. Bad people won’t return and stay away forever if something happens with them. Earthen pot made by a pitcher is brittle and once broken it is broken forever.

जग  में  बैरी  कोई  नहीं , जो  मन  शीतल  होय  | यह  आपा  तो  डाल  दे , दया  करे  सब  कोए  ||

There are no enemies in the world if our mind is cool. If we don’t have ego all are merciful to us.

प्रेमभाव  एक  चाहिए , भेष  अनेक  बनाय  | चाहे  घर  में  वास  कर , चाहे  बन  को  जाए  ||

You may stay at home or you may go to woods. If you want to remain connected with God, you should have love in your heart.

साधू  सती  और  सुरमा , इनकी  बात  अगाढ़  | आशा  छोड़े  देह  की , तन  की  अनथक  साध  ||

A good person, a lady that burns ablaze on the pyre of her husband and a brave man do something very great. They are not at all concerned with what happens to their body.

हरी  सांगत  शीतल  भय , मिति  मोह  की  ताप  | निशिवासर  सुख  निधि , लाहा  अन्न  प्रगत  आप्प   ||

Those who realize God become calm and cool. They put an end to their heat of infatuation. They are blissful day and night.

आवत  गारी  एक  है , उलटन  होए  अनेक  | कह  कबीर  नहीं  उलटिए , वही  एक  की  एक  ||

If someone says us a word of abuse, we give back many words of abuse. Kabir says that we should not do that. Let one word of abuse remain one only.

उज्जवल  पहरे  कापड़ा , पान  सुपारी  खाय  | एक  हरी  के  नाम  बिन , बंधा  यमपुर  जाय  ||

The robes are very impressive. The mouth is full of fresheners. But see if you want to avoid hell you should remember God.

अवगुण  कहू  शराब  का , आपा  अहमक  होय  | मानुष  से  पशुआ  भय , दाम  गाँठ  से  खोये  ||

A person loses his balance if he takes liquor. He becomes a beast by spending his own money.

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