Sant Kabir Dohe with Meanings

Chalti Chakki Dekh Kar, Diya Kabira Roye
Do Paatan Ke Beech Mein,Sabit Bacha Na Koye

Watching the grinding stones, the Light Kabir Cries
Inside the Two Stones, no one survives

Kabir sees the grinding stones as the duality that we live in. Heaven and earth, Good and Bad, Male and Female, High and Low - all around is duality. This play of opposites, this Chalti Chakki (moving mill) gets everyone, no one is save from in it's powerful grip.

Whoever enters this duality is crushed. No one survives. Kabir cries because rarely, if ever, does one see the oneness, the divinity, behind the duality.
Bura Jo Dekhan Main Chala, Bura Naa Milya Koye
Jo Munn Khoja Apnaa, To Mujhse Bura Naa Koye

I went on the search for the Bad Guy, Bad Guy I couldn't find
When I searched my mind, Non one is Nastier then Me


This Doha is about observing ones own mind. Kabir says that he searched the world for the bad guy, the real evil person but he couldn't find the evil person no matter where he looked. Then he looked within at his own thinking process, his own mind. The he found the real evil person who lived in his mind, unchecked. When we accuse, condemn another, it is our mind that is doing the finger pointing, the other person is probably innocent or the victim of his circumstances. Were we to inhabit the condemned persons body, live his life, have his conditioning, then we too would behave and act the same.

Kaal Kare So Aaj Kar, Aaj Kare So Ub
Pal Mein Pralaya Hoyegi, Bahuri Karoge Kub

Tomorrows work do today, today's work now
If the moment is lost, how will the work be done?

Do the work that needs to be done now. There is no other time then now.

Aisee Vani Boliye, Mun Ka Aapa Khoye
Apna Tan Sheetal Kare, Auran Ko Sukh Hoye


Speak such words, you lose the minds Ego
Body remains composed, Others Find Peace


In speech use such words that your ego is eliminated. Don't brag, don't gloat, don't make yourself out to be big, important, rich or anything else that the ego attaches to. Building the Ego takes energy from the body, takes away the bodies composure. If ego is lost in ones speech, the listener finds peace from listening to it.

Dheere Dheere Re Mana, Dheere Sub Kutch Hoye
Mali Seenche So Ghara, Ritu Aaye Phal Hoye

Slowly slowly stay my mind, Slowly everything happens
Gardner may water garden a hundred times, When the Season comes, there is fruit


Kabir tells his mind to slow down, everything in life happens slowly, in its own time. The fruit only comes when the season comes, so will the fruit of life come in its own time.


techurl said...

i juzz love these dohas written by sant kabir ji these are really powerful, touching n motivating

Anonymous said...

I m really motivated from the above dohas..

Anonymous said...

yo yo excellent
honey singh

Tarosh Rao said...

KABIR dohas are truly inspirational....please read my views on one of his famous doha here...

shifali said...

its really touching by heart....

shifali said...

soul touching dohas....words r missing for it

Akanksha mishra said...

mai kabirdas jee ki bahut badi fan hu.....unke doho me mujhe jeevan ki sabse badee suchhayee dikhti hai mai chahti hu ki ugo ugo tak unke dohe gaaye jaaye tatha logo ke man aur mastishk me nivas kare....really i am reaalllly a big fan of kabir and Bihari also.....i realllly like both of them.....but kabir is on first priority :)

romita wadhwani said...

We are aware of the nature of the mind and often feel helpless when we are caught up in a web like existence. kabir ia able to express this with dexterity;he is more more articulate than several orators and gurus.

Anonymous said...

These are really great one should not only listen but try to implement these also... than we can live like real human beings,,, :)

Manoj kumar boro said...

I like it kabir ke dohe very nice

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