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Kabira Teri Jhompri Gal Katiyan Ke Paas
Jo Karenge So Bharenge Tu Kyon Bhayo Udaas

Translation

O Kabir! Your Hut Is Next to the Butchers' Bay
Why Do You Feel Down? For Their Conduct They Only Shall Pay  

My Understanding

At the time when Kabir lived there was a lot of importance attached, in religion, to ritualism. Religious heads and puritans aggressively promoted the ideas of purity and righteousness. Kabir was largely unimpressed and irreverent to these external rules and regulations. Through his life and teachings he emphasized the importance of internal purity.

Being a weaver of lower caste, Kabir lived in an area close to the butcher's shop. Kabir gave his religious teachings sitting in what the "pundits" (of higher caste) considered an "unholy" place; for which they criticized him. Kabir, while not countering the criticism directly, via this Doha, took the discussion on this matter to a totally different level. In his humble way, Kabir teaches us here the idea of detachment. In spiritual texts this concept is likened to the existence of the Lotus - a beautiful flower that grows in swampy and dirty ponds and rises above it.

Here Kabir tells us to live in the world and focus on our own journey and not worry about the good, bad or ugly going on around us. According to him the world and its ways will take care of itself, that's not our job - we should focus our attention only on the real reason of coming to the world, to find out who we truly are. All else does not matter. 
 

November 27, 2005
Maalok
Views: 23596        Comments: 8       
Comments on this Doha
Comment
in reality :- kabir ji was passing from temple and he saw the pujrai "priest" doing immoral act (playing with women) so he got sad and made this doha !!
tania arora
03/02/2014
Comment It is so simple :- Kabir ji may have get depressed with the Killing of Animals by the Kasai (Butcher) living next to his hut...He may have asked them/him/her to not to kill but the Kasai may have not listen to it ....After it he may have thought that Why he should feel sad for the bad/wrong doing of others and it is for them to pay for it.......
V K Sharma
12/20/2013
Comment Kabir's Zopadi i.e.hut is the human body. Our body lives with our family members. Whole time they expect from us whatever they require. When we are able to meet their requirement they are pleased, when we fail to do so, then they curse us. Hence all such family members are the Butchers to cut our throat for their own satisfaction. So their behavior is some time good and bad. In this what they sow what they reap. In this situation Kabir pacify his own mind by saying this Doha.....
KABIRA TERI ZOPADI GAL KATIYAN KE PAS !
JO KARENGE SO BHARENGE TU KYON BHAYA UDAAS !
MANOHAR INGLE
12/06/2013
Comment This is to tell those people who always shows there fake superiority to the people. And that is bramhins who have been fooling/looting/cheating India for a long time.
Das
01/08/2013
Comment But indifference to our surroundings will only bring our downfall. should we turn a blind eye towards these corrupt politicians?
rahul shetty
04/05/2011
Comment My understanding :
I feel that Kabir wants to say, his house is next to butcher, which means he is least likely to get punished in other words he is a liberated one who everyday witnesses the punishment/judgement of God. He being liberated one, who stays close to the God, may not have to suffer the punishment. Those who do wrong will pay for it. Why do you worry?
Shirish
02/15/2011
Comment this doha gives an idea of living in this world without worrying unnecessarily and do our work and live fearless.
best wishes
v.k.shukla/bhopal
vinod kumar shukla
01/26/2011
Comment my interpretation ( may be i am wrong )



many of us have a habit of worrying about other people's actions . Some of us have a Strong habit of blaming other people for their actions which in turn creates tension and anger in own mind . so kabir advices us to avoid it .
Sandesh Gawai
10/11/2010
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Index of Dohas in English
  1. Looking at the grinding stone
  2. I searched for the crooked
  3. Tomorrows work do today
  4. Speak such words
  5. Slowly slowly O mind
  6. Give me so much O God
  7. In vain is the eminence
  8. Like sesame contains the oil
  9. Begging is like perishing
  10. Neither illusion nor the mind
  11. Kabira in the market place
  12. Kabir's mind got cleansed
  13. Reading books everyone died
  14. In anguish everyone
  15. Guru is the washerman
  16. Alive one sees
  17. Inexpressible is the story of Love
  18. Worry is the bandit
  19. Don't be so proud and vain
  20. Don't be so proud and vain - 2
  21. By my doing nothing happens
  22. Like the pupil in the eye
  23. When you were born
  24. First the pangs of separation
  25. With the ocean set ablaze
  26. Kabir, save the wealth ...
  27. Hope lives in a dying world
  28. If I say one, It is not
  29. Kabir, This is the abode of love
  30. The Rosary rotating by the hand
  31. Eons have passed whirling rosary
  32. The rosary made of wooden
  33. When "I" was then Hari was not
  34. Ages have passed shaving
  35. What harm have the hair done
  36. Arise from slumber O Kabir
  37. O Kabir, Your Hut
  38. He alone's the Warrior
  39. Guru the Potter ...
  40. Liberation Comes Not in Seclusion
  41. Both Guru and Gobind (God) are One
Index of Dohas in Hindi
  1. Chalti Chakki Dekh Kar
  2. Bura Jo Dekhan Mein Chala
  3. Kaal Kare So Aaj Kar
  4. Aisee Vani Boliye
  5. Dheere Dheere Re Mana
  6. Sayeen Itna Deejiye
  7. Bada Hua To Kya Hua
  8. Jaise Til Mein Tel Hai
  9. Mangan Maran Saman Hai
  10. Maya Mari Na Man Mara
  11. Kabira Khara Bazaar Mein
  12. Kabir Man Nirmal Bhaya
  13. Pothi Padh Padh Jag Mua
  14. Dukh Mein Simran Sab Kare
  15. Gur Dhobi Sikh Kapda
  16. Jeevat Samjhe Jeevat Bujhe
  17. Akath Kahani Prem Ki
  18. Chinta Aisee Dakini
  19. Kabira Garv Na Keejiye
  20. Kabira Garv Na Keejiye - 2
  21. Kabir Kiya Kutch Na Hote Hai
  22. Jyon Naino Mein Putli
  23. Jab Tun Aaya Jagat Mein
  24. Pehle Agan Birha Ki
  25. Aag Jo Lagi Samand Mein
  26. Kabir So Dhan Sanchiye
  27. Aasa Jive Jag Mare
  28. Ek Kahun To Hai Nahin
  29. Kabir Yeh Ghar Prem Ka
  30. Maala To Kar Mein Phire
  31. Maala Pherat Jug Bhaya
  32. Kabir Maala Kaath Kee
  33. Jab Mein Tha Tab Hari Nahin
  34. Moond Munddavat Din Gaye
  35. Keson Kaha Bigadia
  36. Kabir Soota Kya Kare
  37. Kabira Teri Jhompri
  38. Kabir Soyee Soorma
  39. Guru Kumhar Sikh Kumbh Hai
  40. Shune Padiya Na Chootiyo
  41. Guru Govind Toh Ek Hain

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