What is the use to show skills to blind

kabir dohe


Translation: When Kabir is asked to teach an intellectual then he feels shy. What is the use of showing dancing skills to one who is blind.


Kabirji’s doha on intellectual is evident when we face people who say they are ‘intellectual’ and when we meet people who pretend to be ‘intellectual’. I doubt whether these two categories of people know whether they are aware of the fact, “the true intellect is one who is aware of past, present and future.” When I say aware, I mean, know what they have done in past. I am sure if I will ask above specified two categories of people a question, “are you aware of what you have done in past?”, following will be the answer. “Yes. I have earned some N amount.” or “I was a topper.” or “I am best of all in <some place>”. or “Yes. I attend regular classes of <spiritual guru>”

A real intellect will never express his work done for the welfare of the society. He will be aware of his past deeds, good or bad. That is, he would be aware of his mistake of hurting someone with his words or deeds. (An intellect will never hurt anyone with intension). He will always watch his deeds and improve himself over his mistakes. A real intellect will not worry about future. When such a person faces so called ‘intellect’ will prefer to be silent. He would feel shy to teach such ‘intellect’ people.

Maya Mari Na Man Mara

Maya Mari Na Man Mara, Mar Mar Gaye Shareer
Asha Trishna Na Mari, Keh Gaye Das Kabir


Neither illusion nor the mind, only bodies attained death
Hope and delusion did not die, so Kabir said.


These lines of Kabirji have influenced me. “Maya” word carries a vast meaning in itself. I had tried to observe how we become “slave” of “Maya”. From the very first moment of coming into this world, “Maya” tries each and every thing to keep us attached with this world. First thing that we learn through the influence of “Maya” is  love and affection towards mother. We start recognizing her touch and our heart always finds the same warmth in all other touch. What a magical spell “maya” plays on us!!!

As we grow old, we go deep into all sorts of pleasures, materialist or immaterial items and events. A desire to have car, lavish life is a game or spell of “maya” to keep oneself busy in this world. “Maya” to make successful her game takes help of “heart” (Man). Even though body is at the verge to perish, heart filled with “maya” will always divert mind from correct path.

“asha” and “trishna” are child of “maya”.  To keep you busy “maya” will use traps of “asha” and “trishna”. If you look closely during your day to day activities, you would find yourself trapped in various desire, desire to be rich, desire to eat good food, wear costly branded clothes, drive lavish car, etc. This desire can be to eat on road side stalls and to seat and watch stars.

Wish to have something is good but when this desire grows its roots deep, it is bad. At the age when one should spend time chanting name of God people spend time counting money or chatting about others life or nourishing their lust. All these keep you busy and dont let you reach to the ultimate goal of your life.

I went to search for crooked

let me liberateBura Jo Dekhan Main Chala, Bura Naa Milya Koye
Jo Munn Khoja Apnaa, To Mujhse Bura Naa Koye

English Version::

I searched for the crooked, met not a single one
When searched myself, “I” found the crooked one

I meet with a boy who was being cheated. He was not crying but he was sad. He was in his deep thought. I went to him thinking I can help him out. I asked him what happened he told his story. How he was cheated. It was his own sister and brother who washed his brain, with empty brain he went to take the challenge. He knew he would be punished if he do so, but still he went ahead to take the challenge. As his mind was ruled by the words of his brother and sister. As expected he failed to prove the challenge and the result was horrible. It was worst than expected. Now he was trying to find out whom should he blame for his condition.

I was listening thinking that it would be good at this moment to lend him ears, after he finish I may put my point.

He told he thought a lot, if he blames his brother and sister then too he finds his own fault first. I asked “why?”

He told, “didi, they were putting weeds in my brain, they were forcing me to take up such steps and I did so. So whose fault is there, its mine. I should have taken care of not listening them.” I could just nod my head as he was right.

He continued, “If I blame those people with whom I played that challenge then too I find my fault.” I asked “why?”

He told, “didi, they have never forced me to take challenge with them, while talking to them my mind had given me the idea of the result, though it was not as worst as the actual result but never the less I had idea of the result. So in directly they had also given me hint of the worst result but it was me and only me who kept driving me to accept that challenge and so I am at fault.” I could only nod as I knew he was right.

Then I asked “why are you worried then?”, he told, “When we know others are at fault, how easily we give them punishment but when we know we are fault why can’t we give ourselves punishment?” I had no answer for this or may be I was not willing to answer him, so remained silent for a while and tried to diver his mind.

We all find faults in others all the time, if we meet with an accident, we first of tell, that person was coming in wrong side, had not shown signal  or was driving very fast and gently put, I was driving slowly and was trying to protect that person or protect kids or cat or dog or i was not aware of how he took all of a sudden turn and we meet with accident. All sorts of excuses. But have we honestly tried to put what was our fault?

In women one thing is common, if they gather in some social meeting or religious meeting, they would start finding faults of their daughter-in-laws, they would find faults of daughters of their neighbors and faults in all other spices in this world. But if you ask them what is your fault or ask them to look their face in the mirror and find some faults then, what would be the outcome? I am sure, they will break mirror or atleast break my head.

I have been into such situations where I had blamed many, but i remember my soul have always asked me to look at me first. There are certain events at which I was not able to say sorry for my blames but there are events where I have either not blamed or would have asked for sorry.

With this line of Kabirji, I remember “those whose house is of glasses should not throw stones on others’ house”. Gita also says, forget “I”, “My” and learn “we”, “our”.

Pothi Padh Padh Kar Jag Mua — Reading books everyone died

Pothi Padh Padh Kar Jag Mua, Pandit Bhayo Na Koye
Dhai Aakhar Prem Ke, Jo Padhe so Pandit Hoye


Reading books everyone died, none became any wise
One who reads the word of Love, only becomes wise

First of all 1000 salutes to Kabirji. These two lines are called “doha”, which is a specific form of writing poems. The poet writes his feelings in one “doha”, two lines.

In the above “doha” Kabirji tells the importance of love. All of us read many books, many of us have added number of degrees behind their name. Many of us would be earning a handsome amount. But how much lovely we are? If we don’t go to office will anyone in our staff miss us? Will our presence make the atmosphere meaningful? Are there anyone around us who will count upon us?

If answer to above questions and other such questions is NO then you should try to change yourself.

Kabirji is a saint who dared to tell everyone that merely reading vedas, books and becoming learned is not important. You should be loveable. After you die no one will remember for your knowledge, degrees you have acquired but for your loveable attitude. Only those will truely shed tears whom you have healed, touched and helped with love. Only those will keep you in your heart whom you have made smile. Only those will come to help you in your bad times whom you have supported with love and care when required.

So look at each deeds of your for the whole day and notice how loveable you are? Then decide how much you need to change yourself?