Thursday, March 1, 2012

Kabir ke Pad-2

1.Ab ham jana ho, Hari baaji ko khel.
Dank bajaay, dekhaay tamaasha, bahuri so let sakel.
Hari baaji, sur nar muni jahanDe, maaya cheTak laaya.
Ghar me Daari sabani bharamaaya, hridaye gyaan na laaya.
Baaji jhooTh, baajigar saancha, sadhun ki mati aisee.
Kah Kabir jin jaisi samajhi, taaki gati bhayi taisee.
Now I have come to know the whole game of GOD. Beating drum, he shows his magic play and then he ends the show – again and again. Such is his magic show that even deities, humans and grate sages fall into this illusion. He does it with the help of his power called MAYA. He puts all of them into the body, a house of clay and deludes them; no one can realize the truth behind all this game show. This whole magic show is false, fake one. Only truth is the magician who shows his magic, such is the understanding of Sadhus and Saints. Kabir says – a person achieves a state according to his understanding of this magic show and not more than that he can comprehend.
2.Jahiyaa hot pawan nahi paanee, tahiyaa shrishTi kaun utpaani.
Tahiyaa hot kali nahi phoola, tahiyaa hot garbh nahi moolaa.
Tahiyaa hot pinD nahi baasu, Na dhar dharani, na gagan akaasu.
Tahiyaa hot Guru nahi chelaa, gamya agamya na panth duhelaa.
Avigat ki gati kya kahaun, jaake gaaun na Thaun.
Guno viheena pekhanaa, ka kahi leeje naaun.
Kabir asks a simple question – Tell me, when there was no air or water, who caused this whole creation to come into place? At that time there were no buds or flowers, neither conception nor the root of anything. At that time there was no owning of the body, neither there was earth nor ground, neither space nor sky. At that time there was neither any Master nor any disciple, neither knowable or unknowable. That was the state of the One about whom I want to talk to but what can I say on this? He is unknowable, indescribable; he has no name or place. He is beyond virtues and attributes, what can I say to praise him?

3.Moko kahan DhunDhe re bande, main to tere paas me.
Na main bakari, na main bheDi, na main chhuri gaDas me.
Nahi khal me, nahi ponchh me, na haDDi na maans me.
Na mein deval, na mein masajid, na kaabe kailaash me.
Na mein kiriya karam me rahata, nahi jog sanyaas me.
Khoji hoy turat mili jaaun, ek pal ki talaash me.
Main to raho shahar ke baahar, meri puri mawaas me.
Kahe Kabir suno bhai saadho, sab sanso ki saans me.
Where do you search me, O seeker? I am with you all the time. I am neither in goat nor in sheep (the animals whom People sacrifice on the name of religion) neither I am in the knife or sword with which you perform these sacrifices. I am not in the skin, in the tail, in bones or meat (of the sacrificed animals). I am neither in the temple nor in the masque. I am not in the KAILASH (holy mountain hill) or Kaba(holy place). I am not in the actions of this world or in the yoga and renunciation. If a seeker is true in his heart, I am found in one moment’s search. I am outside of the city (the marketplace, the lower body in the spiritual sense), I live in the fort (the head above the eyes in the spiritual sense). Kabir says – GOD is within the breath of all breathes.

4.Maaya maha Thaginee ham jaani.
Tirgun phans liye kar Dole, bole madhuree baani.
Keshav ke kamalaa hwe baiThi, shiv ke bhavan bhavaani.
PanDa ke moorat hwe baiThi, teerath me bhai paanee.
Yogi ke yogini hwe baiThi, raja ke ghar raanee.
Kaahu ke heera hwe baiThi, kaahu ke kauDi kaani.
Bhaktan ke bhaktini hwe biaThi, brahmaa ke brahmaani.
Kahe Kabir suno ho santo, yah sab akath kahaanee.
MAYA or illusionary vision is the greatest deceiver I have come to know. She speaks so sweet (that everyone is deceived) and she has trap in her hand made of three gunas (SAT,RAJ,TAM – It is said that even SAT is the bondage and a seeker has to go beyond three gunas to know the truth). To know the real nature of the MAYA look at different places, she has not spared anyone. She becomes Goddess Luxmi with Lord Vishnu and she comes in form of Goddess Parvati with Shiva. With priests she becomes the idols in the temple, with which they are bound. In holy places she becomes the holy water and cheats the devotees (to show off as real holy thing). With a yogi, she takes the form of woman hermit and thus keeps him entangled. She entangles rich people by being diamonds and gems and with poor she becomes the coin which they treat like great treasure. With Kings she is a queen. To deceive the devotees, she becomes woman devotee and to the creator of the universe, the Brahma, she becomes his wife Brahmaani. Kabir says- what to say about this deceiving MAYA, this all is unspeakable.

5.Ya maaya raghunaath ki cheree, khelan chali aheraa ho.
Chatur chikaniya chuni chuni mare, kahu na raakhe neraa ho.
Mauni peer digambar mare, dhyaan dharante jogi ho.
Jangle me ke jangam mare, maya kinahu na bhogi ho.
Ved paDhanta paande mare, pooja karate swaami ho.
Arth vichaarat pundit mare, bandhyo sakal lagaami ho.
Shringi rishi ban bheetar mare, sir brahmaa ke phori ho.
Naath machhandar chale peeTh de, sinhalhu me bori ho.
Saakat ke ghar karta-dharta , Hari-bhaktan ki cheri ho.
Kahe Kabir suno ho santo, jyo aawe tyo pheri ho.
This MAYA is the maid of GOD; it goes on hunting like plaything. Those who think and act smart and clever, it beats them at an instant, it never spares anyone. It beats those who take a vow to keep silence, and those who are advanced on spiritual path. It beats Sadhus who live naked; it beats yogis, who practice Yoga. It beats them who practice in Jungle. No one can really enjoy MAYA, but is defeated by it. It beats them who are scholars and recite Vedas, it beats priests who worship GOD. It beats pundits who think they are knowledgeable and who predict other’s future. It binds all of them. Sage Shringi* was beaten in jungle, Brhama* was defeated by it and yogi Matsyendranath* who was trying to hide from it, was beaten in the Lanka (Sinhaldweep). It is all in all in the houses of SHAKTAs, but it becomes slave in the house of GOD’s devotees. Kabir says – “O Sadhu, don’t entertain it. Return it as and when it tries to come to you.”
(Stories of their defeat are written in scriptures)

6.Santo yah man hai baD Jaalim.
Jaaso man ko kaam paro hai, tisahi hwe hai maloom.
Man kaaran ki inki chhaya, tehi chhaya me aTake.
Nirgun sargun man ki baaji, khare sayaane bhaTake.
Manhi chaudah lok banaaya, Paanch tatva gun keenhe.
Teen lok jeevan bas keenhe, pare na kaahu cheenhe.
Jo kou kah ham man ko maara, jaake roop na rekha.
Chhin-chhin me kitne rang laawe, je sapanehu nahi dekha.
Rasaatal bakais brahmanDaa, sabpar adal chalaawe.
ShaTras me bhoga man raja, so kaise ek paawe.
Sabke upar naam nirachchhar, tanh le man ko raakhe.
Tab man ki gati jaani pare, yah Sant Kabir mukh bhakhe.
Kabir says - O Saints, this mind is very harsh, it becomes of those who serve any good to it. This mind has its own interests, in which humans get trapped. Even in the matter of religion, mind has its own understanding and it gets us trapped in the description of GOD with form and attributes or without form or attributes (Nirgun and Sagun), these all descriptions are of mind and even smart people get deceived by it. This is mind that creates fourteen worlds, five elements and three gunas. It enslaves all living beings in the three universes, no one can know beyond of the three universes. If someone says that he has killed the mind (impossible) which has no form or outlines he must understand that this mind changes from moment to moment and takes infinite colors even one can’t imagine in dreams. It is king of all three universes, everyone is under his order. It enjoys all six kinds of tastes and acts like king, how can someone with such a mind know GOD? Wordless Naam or Shabad is beyond all of them, keep your mind in that then only you will know the true nature of mind, such is Kabir’s saying.

7.PunDit, sodhi kahahu samajhaai, Jaate aavagaman nasaai.
Arth, dharm aru kaam, moksh fal, kaun disha bas bhaai.
Uttar, dakkhin, poorab pachchhim, sarag pataalahi maahe.
Bin gopaal, Thaur nahi katahu, narak jaat dhau kaahe.
Anjaane ko narak sarag hai, Hari jaane ko naahi.
Jehi Dar ko sab log Darat hain, so Dar hamare naahi.
Paap pun ko sankaa naahi, narak sarag nahi jaahee.
Kahe Kabir suno ho santo, Janh pad, tanha samaahee.
Kabir says - O Pundit, consult your scriptures, do all calculations of your future telling and tell me the way by which I can end the cycle of birth and death. You say that by worshipping GOD we can get the wealth, Dharma, sexual fulfillment, and liberation, so tell me in which direction all these can be found? Is it in north, in south, in east or in west? Is it in heavens or in hells? I say to you – without GOD’s name, there is no place of our refuge, why do you run to hells (these means will lead you to nowhere)? These all hells and heaven are talked about to fool the ignorant ones. Whoever knows GOD by experience, these all vanish for him. People fear about these things (they worship out of fear of hell), but I have no fear at all. I have no doubt about any sin or virtue; there are no hells or heavens for me. Kabir says – O Saints, listen to me, I will go and merge in GOD’s lotus feet.

8.Bhaai, koi satguru sant kahaawe, nainan alakh lakhaawe.
Dolat Dige, na bolat bisare, jab updesh driDhawe.
Pran pujya, kiriya te nyara, sahaj samaadhi sikhaawe.
Dwaar na rundhe, pawan na roke, nahi anahad arujhaawe.
Yah man jaay jaha lag, jabahi, parmaatam darasaawe.
Karam kare, nihkaram rahe jo, aisi jugut lakhaawe.
Satt vilaas, traas nahi man me, bhog me jog jagaawe.
Dharati tyaagi, akasahu tyaage, adhar madaiyaa chhawe.
Sunn sikhar ke saar sila par, aasan achal jamaawe.
Bhitar raha so baahar dekhe, dooja drishTi na aawe.
Kahat Kabir basa hai hansaa, aavagaman miTaawe.
Kabir says - O brother, rare is the Saint Satguru who shows me unknowable. He has given me such a firm knowledge that no one can shake it. It can’t be forgotten, neither can it be shaken off, such strong knowledge he has given to me. He had shown me something dearer than my own life, beyond any actions, he has taught me to do effortless meditation. Now I don’t stop my sense organs, I don’t control my breaths, neither I get entangled in anahad sound(unstuck melody). Now wherever and whenever the mind goes, it sees the supreme only. He has taught me such a method that even while I perform the action, I am beyond the actions. Now I abide in Truth, having no pain in the mind. Now even in pleasures of this world I am in constant union with my beloved. I have abandoned the earth and the sky both and have made my hut in between. On the rock of the great void, I sit and do the effortless meditation. Now what is within is also without, what is inside is also outside, now there is no other at all. Kabir says – the pure soul has taken such a place that the cycle of birth and death has come to an end.

9. Saadho so satguru mohi bhaawe.
Satt naam ka bhar-bhar pyaala, aap piwe mohi pyaawe.
Mele jaay na mahant kahaawe, pooja bhenT na laawe.
Parada doori kare aankhin ka, nij darasan dikhalaawe.
Jaake darasan sahib darasen, anahad shabad sunaawe.
Maaya ke sukh dukh kari jaane, sang na supan chalaawe.
Nisi-din sat sangati me raache, shabad me surat samaawe.
Kahe Kabir tako bhay naahi, nirabhay pad darashaawe.
Kabir says – O Sadhu, I love my Satguru who drinks the nectar of True Name or satnaam and offers me the same drink. He doesn’t go to show off in fairs and marketplace, he doesn’t claim to be great Saint (Guru). He doesn’t accept any gift or offering from anyone. He lifts veil of ignorance from our eyes and shows his own true face. He is such a great Saint even GOD wishes to have his darshan. He makes us listen to unstuck celestial melody. He considers worldly pleasure as a matter of pain and sorrow and never wishes for it even in dreams. He is absorbed in the company of Truth or satnaam day and night, his attention is always merged in the celestial melody. He himself has become fearless and takes us to the state of fearlessness. Kabir praises and loves such a Satguru.

10. Paanee bich meen piyaasi, mohi suni-suni aawat haansi.
Aatam gyan binaa sab soona, kya Mathura kya Kaasi.
Ghar me paDi vastu nahi soojhe, baahar khojat jaasee.
Mrig ka naabhi maanhi kasturi, ban-ban khojat jaasee.
Kahe Kabir suno bhai sadho, sahaj mile avinaasi.
People say that the fish is thirsty in the water; Kabir can’t help laughing hearing it (It is said that the world is within GOD and GOD is within the world, still people can’t feel his presence and cry for the Lord, the same is true for Love). Kabir says – If you have not experienced the knowledge of your own true self, nothing can help you even if you go to holy places like Mathura (Place of Krishna) or Kashi (place of Shiva), these all will remain deserted place for the person devoid of the self-knowledge. The true knowledge is within us but we don’t seek it there and go outside, how can it be found? Kabir says the true thing is in your own house but you go on searching outside. It is like a deer has the musk in its own navel but the deer goes on running to search it in grasses. Kabir says – GOD will be found with the effortless meditation, in natural ways.

11.Chanda jhalake yehi ghaT maanhi, andhee aankhin soojhe naahi.
Yehi ghaT chandaa, yehi ghaT soor, yehi ghaT gaaje anahad toor.
Yehi ghaT baaje tabal nisaan, bahira shabad sune nahi kaan.
Jab lag meir meri kare, tab lag kaaj na eko sare.
Jab meri mamataa mari jay, tab prabhu kaaj sawaare aay.
Jab lagi sinh rahe ban maanhi, tab lagi wah ban phoole naahi.
UlaTa syaar sinh ko khaay, ukaTha ban phoole hariyaay.
Gyaan ke karan karam kamaay, hoy gyaan sab karam nasaay.
Phal kaaran phoole banraay, phal laage par phool sukhaay.
Mrig paas kasturi baas, aap na khoje, khoje ghaas.
Paare pinD meen le khaai, kahe Kabir log bauraai.
The moon shines within this body, but (spiritually) blind people can’t see it. The sun, the moon and the unstuck melody – all are within this body. The drum beating sound is also within this body, but (Spiritually) deaf people can’t hear it. Till we are thinking in terms of mine and yours, our work is not done. When the attachment of me and mine dies, then GOD comes ahead and completes all our tasks himself. Till the lion lives in the jungle, the jungle doesn’t flourish. When the jackal eats the lion, then the deserted jungle flourishes.(here Kabir refers lion as mind, the jungle as our self and jackal as our soul). Knowingly or unknowingly we perform all our actions to find the true knowledge, and when we find true knowledge, the action and its consequences are destroyed. It is similar to a flower which comes on a tree to bear a fruit, but when a fruit appears, the flower then withers away. The deer has musk in its own navel; still it searched there not and goes on running through grasses. People offer PIND (a round shaped thing made of rice flour) to their departed ones, but fishes eat them (It is post-death ritual that people offer PIND to the deceased at the side of river or pond and then throw it in the water). Kabir says people are mad in doing such things; (they never look for the real thing at the right place).

12.Sadho sahaje kaaya sodho.
Karata aap, aap me karata, lakh man ko parbodho.
Jaise baT ka beej, taahi me patra, phool, phal chhaaya,
Kaaya madhye boond biraaje, boonde madhye kaaya.
Agni pawan, panee, pirathi nabh, ta bin mela naahi.
Kaaji Pundit karo nibera, kaake maanhi na saai.
Saanche naam agam ki aasa, hai waahi me saachaa.
Karata beej liye hai khete, trigun teen ,tat paancha.
Jal bhari kumbh, jale bich dhariyaa, bahar bhitar soi.
Unko naam kahan ko naahi. Dooja dhokha hoi.
KaThin panth satguru ko milata, khojat-khojat paaya.
Ek lag khoj miTi jab dubidha, na kahu gaya na aaya.
Kahe Kabir suno bhai saadho, satt shabad nij saara.
Aapa madhe aape bole, aape sirajanhaaraa.
Kabir says – O Sadhu, purify your body in natural ways. The creator is within you and you are within the creator, know it as such and convince your mind. It is like in the seed of banyan tree, the whole of the tree is present – the leaves, flowers, fruits and the shade. In Similar way, the drop is present in the body and the body is present in the drop. There would be nothing if there was no fire, no air, no water, no earth or sky. Tell me o Kaji and Pundit, where is GOD not present? There is hope only in the True Name and the unknowable and that True Name exists in everyone. The creator keeps all the seeds in ground, all three gunas and five elements. It is like the water is within the pot and the pot is within the water, the same is within and without. His name is unspoken and he is the only one, the other is illusion. Arduous is the path which goes to Satguru, I found it by searching hard. When I met him, my search came to an end, my doubts got cleared. Now I know that nothing comes or goes. Kabir says – Listen O Sadhu, the True Sound is the essence of our self. It is within us, it speaks as our self, and it is the creator.

13.Man tu maanat kyu na mana re.
Kaun kahan ko, kaun sunan ko, dooja kaun jana re.
Darapan me pratibimb jo bhase, aape chahu disi soi.
Dubidha mite, ek jab howe, tau lakh paawe koi.
Jaise jal se hem banat hai, hem ghoom jal hoi.
Taise yah tat wahu tat so, phir yah aru wah soi.
Jo samajhe so khari kahat hai, na samajhe to khoTi.
Kah Kabir dou pakh tyaage, waaki mati hai moTi.
Kabir says - O my wandering mind, why don’t you understand this? Who is there to speak and who is there to listen, there is no other than ONE at all. He is all around in everything like the image casted in the mirrors. When all your conflicts are gone and you have found the ONE, then only you will be able to really know him. This world is made just like ice is made out of water and after melting it again becomes water. The world is made of him and again becomes him. They both are of the same essence. Those who understand this well, say that this statement is true. Those who don’t know it, say that it is incorrect. Kabir says whoever has dropped the true and the false thinking has the real understanding. 

14.Apanpo aap hi bisaro.
Jaise sonha kaanch mandir me, bharamat bhunki paro.
Jyo kehari bapu nirakhi koop jal, pratima dekhi paro.
Aisehi madgaj phaTik sila par, dasanani aani aro.
MarakaT muThi swad na bisare, ghar-ghar naTat phiro.
Kah Kabir lalani ke suwana, tohi kaune pakaro.
Kabir says – we fall victim of illusion when we come here, we forget our true nature and essence. It is like a dog in a house made of mirrors thinks of so many dogs’ existence and dies barking upon them. A lion looks into deep well and thinks that there is another lion in the well and jumps to attack it and dies. An elephant, proud of his own strength sees his own image in the clear rock and attacks to it by teeth(so we are doing in this world, the all is one, an image of our true supreme self, yet we consider it separate from us and do all nonsense things). A monkey, greedy to get the eatable from the pot closes his fists in the pot and is unable to get his hand out and runs from one house to another, so is our situation here. Kabir says it is unreachable like a parrot of the village girl; no one can get hold of it.

15.Toko peev milenge, ghunghaT ke paT khol re.
ghaT-ghaT me wah saai ramata, kaTuk bachan mat bol re.
Dhan-joban ka garab na kije, jhooTha pachrang chol re.
Sunn mahal me diyana baari le, aasan so mat Dol re.
Jag-jugut so rangmahal me, piya paayo anmol re.
Kahe Kabir aanand bhayo hai, baajat anahad Dhol re.
Oh my dear, don’t put it on, open the veil and you will find the beloved. The Lord prevails in everything; never speak a bitter word to anyone. Never be proud of the wealth, youth or power. This body –colored in five colors (made of five elements) is a fake. Light your lamp in the void palace, and don’t wave from your position. Kabir says I have found my priceless beloved in this palace by waking and making great effort. Now I am in infinite bliss and the unstuck melody is resounding everywhere.

16.Payo satnaam gare ke harawa.
Saankar KhaTolana rahani hamaari, dubare paanch kaharawa.
Tala-kunji hame guru deenhi, jab chaho tab kholo kibarawa.
Prem-preeti ki chunri hamari, jab chaho tab nacho saharawa.
Kahe Kabir suno bhai saadho, bahuri na aibe ehi nagarawa.
I got this priceless necklace of Sat Naam. My DOLI(the carriage in which a bride is taken to her husband’s place- here refers to the body) was shorter and narrow and the five Kahars( persons carrying the DOLI-here five elements) were too slim(weak), (still I made the journey to the palace of my beloved). My Guru gave me the key to open the door of the palace. I open the door when even I want and go to meet him. I am wearing the clothes made of love and affection and I dance with great bliss and happiness. Kabir says that now he will not come back to this city (Naihar, parents’ place); he has found the palace of his beloved one.
17.Milana kaThin hai, kaise milaungi piy jay.
Samujhi soch pag dharo jatan se, baar-baar Dig jay.
Unchi gail raah rapaTili, paanv nahi Thaharaay.
Lok-laaj kul ki marajaada, dekhat man sakuchaay.
Nihar baas basa peehar me, laaj taji nahi jay.
Adhar bhoomi janh mahal piyaa ka, ham pe chaDhyo na jay.
Dhani bhai bari, purukh bhaye bhola, surati jhakora khaaye.
Dooti satguru mile beech me, deenho bhed bataay.
Sahib Kabir piya so bhenTyo, sheetal kanTh lagaay.
This meeting is too difficult, how I will go and meet to my beloved? Oh dear, think carefully and put your feet carefully ahead, it trembles again and again. What I will do, this path is going so high and so slippery, and my feet are unable to stand on it. The pressure and fear of society (Kabir says it again and again, because even worldly love is a shame in society and people don’t have good thoughts about lovers, though later they sing thousands of songs about their love, and so is true for the love and devotion to the Lord, people laugh at the mystics in their lifetime and later they praise them). When I see all these obstacles, I feel ashamed. I spent my life in my parents’ home(Naihar – Kabir speaks a lot about it- represents this world where this soul has come to be born, to grow up and then to meet her beloved- the Lord) so I have difficulty dropping this feeling of shame. My beloved’s palace is high in the sky; I can’t climb up to it. Kabir says – the bride is too young and the groom is innocent, the surat (consciousness) trembles (like a tree in the wind) while it tries to go upside. Kabir says - my Guru, the messenger of love met me in mid way and he told me the secret. Now Kabir has met to his beloved. He says - It was so cool and blissful when he met and hugged me!!

18.Satguru ho mahaaraj, mope saai rang Daara.
Shabad ki choT lagi mere man me, bedh gaya tan saara.
Aushadh mool, kachhu nahi laage, kya kare baid bichaara.
Sur nar munijan, peer auliyaa, koi na paawe paara.
Sahib Kabir sarb rang rangiya, san rang se rang nyaara.
Kabir found his Guru and followed his way of meditation upon Sound. He heard that amazing sound and now is unable to focus on anything else. So sweet is the melody!! He says – O dear Satguru, HE is playing with me with the colors of Sound. He throws colors upon me, when he plays the music!! The wound of the Shabd hurts my mind, and it is slowly spreading all over my body. Now no medicine seems to cure me, no Doctor has the remedy of this wound. All holy people are trying to know the secret of it, but even they couldn’t get the resolution. Kabir says his Sahib is the greatest, he has colored me with all colors yet he is beyond of all colors.
This way Kabir got the wound of Love with the grace of the Guru and kept searching for the medicine, which couldn’t be anything less than absolute Love of GOD !!


19.Kaise din kaTihe, jatan bataay jaiyo rama.
Ehi paar ganga, wohi par jamuna,
Bichawa maDaiya hamka chhaway jaiyo rama.
Anchara phari ke kaagad banaai lai,
Apani suratiya hiyare likhaaye jaiyo rama.
Kahat Kabir suno bhai saadho,
Bahiya pakaDi ke rahiya bataaye jaiyo rama.
Kabir asks -how I will spend my days (without you) .Tell me the ways I could survive without you. The Ganga is this side and the Yamuna on the other side. Please make a hut for me in between, where I could live in these days (while I have not found you). (Here Ganga and Jamuna indicate Ida and Pingla Nadi and hut in between indicates Sushumna through which we go inside in meditation.)
Kabir says - I will tear my saree and will make paper of it. I request you to imprint your face on it; I will keep it with my heart. Kabir says, O saints, please get me by arms and show me the path to my beloved.


20.Avinasi dulaha kab miliho, sab bhaktan ke rachhpaal.
Jal upaji, jal hi so neha, raTat piyaas-piyaas.
Mein ThaDhi birahin mag joun, priyatam tumari aas.
Chhode geh, neh lagi tumso, bhai charanan lavleen.
Talabeli hot ghaT bheetar, jaise jal binu meen.
Diwas rainu, bhookh nahi nidra, ghar angana na suhaay.
Sejariya bairin bhai hamko, jagat rain bihaay.
Ham to tumari daasi sajana, tum hamare bhartaar.
Deendayal daya kari aao, samarath sirajan haar.
Kai ham pran tajat hain pyaare, kai apana kar lev.
Daas Kabir, birah ati baaDheu, hamke darasan dev.
Kabir says – when I will find my immortal groom, who is the savior of all devotees? I was born in the water, I am in love with it, still I cry out of thirst for it. I stand on the pathway and wait for you; I have hope on you only. I left my home and got attached to you; I am absorbed in your lotus feet. I am so much disturbed and restless inside (without you) as if a fish wriggles out of water. I have no appetite or sleep in day or night, my home and courtyard don’t make me feel comfortable. The bed has become enemy to me (can’t sleep), I keep awake all the night. I am your maid and you are my lord, my groom. You make your name true (merciful) and have mercy on me, you are capable of doing anything you want; you are the creator of all. Now either I shall die or you make me your own. Kabir says – now this separation is being unbearable, please show yourself up.

4 comments:

Narendra said...

Commented on the wrong post that time. Anyway, I was listening to Osho's discourse on St.Kabir, then I read this. The Kabir's addressing different entities thing gave me goosebumps! Kudos.

Please suggest me where I get to read more.

Anand Rathore said...

very good and dohas and translation . here I would like to share few dohas, I heard from my illiterate uncle , who live life like saint and practice surat shabda abhayas. he is Kabir panthi.

1. jahan pawan ka gaman nahi, ravi shashi uday na hoye.
jo phal brahma racha nahi abla maange soye.

2. sakal pasara pawan ka , saat diup , nav khand, kya naam uss braham ka jo garaj rahe brhmand.

3. man mare , ajpa mare, anhad bhi mar jaaye. surti nirti dono mare , to jeev kaame samaye.

all above dohas have great meanings .

Kabeer said...

@Anaand, thanks for sharing these dohas.

Vipul Kumar said...

want to know more about saint kabir and about his teachings??.... To know about him there is a book (GYAN GANGA) just go through it. This book is summary of teachings of saint kabir and also this book contains the proof from geeta, kuran, bible, gurugaranth sahib and veds that his teachings are also support by all the holy books too...
http://www.jagatgururampalji.org/click.php?id=101