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


Translation

Slowly slowly O mind, everything in own pace happens
Gardener may water with a hundred pots, fruit arrives only in its season

My understanding

Nature never works in haste. Picking up from this eternal law of Mother Nature, Kabir elucidates the state of our daily hurried lives. We are always in a rush to achieve, acquire and be victorious. It is like a mad race. This brings us under pressure causing ill-health, fatigue and frustration. More than that, it breeds indiscipline. We get forced into a habit pattern whereby we find ourselves either negligent or indulgent.

All this can be corrected if one understands the Doha. Kabir, addressing the Doha to the mind which is chanchal or monkeying around, brings about the importance of a relaxed mind, a quiet mind. By relaxed mind, one should not imply lethargy. A very active mind can also be very relaxed. Relaxation comes through awareness and acceptance.

It is a known fact that a seed sprouts into a sapling only after some time and the sapling gradually grows into a tree with its fruits arriving in their own season. The gardener pouring “a hundred pots of water” (extensive irrigation) will not hasten the arrival of the fruits, rather will ruin the process.

Kabir thus makes us realize that one must do one’s best but should have the patience for the results to manifest in their own appropriate time as Nature does not work in haste.

Rajender Krishan
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Comments on this Doha
Comment Lotus temple, Bahai"s audotorium mein Dastane kabir concert dekha aur kabir ke bhana sune by Kabie Cafe mumbai dil gad gad hogaya. Kabir sant Shiromani hain.
Badri Parsad
07/20/2016
Comment I am from Trinidad and I cannot speak Hindi, English being my mother tongue. But I fell in love with the dohas of Kabir when I heard Ustad Rashid Khan sing Deere deeremana...
I am in search of the |English translations of Kabir's songs.
Thanks for this piece.
Basdeo Panday
Trinidad and Tobago
Basdeo Panday
04/15/2016
Comment equivalent english saying= rome was not built in a day
jk sethia
01/14/2016
Comment Amazing Doha! Each word is Gem!
Sanjay Kaul
06/25/2015
Comment there is a deeper inner meanig to this doha. changes(for good or bad) accumulate very slowly. we mortals cannot identify their nature in short period, because our senses are crude. we cannot speed up the process for nature has its own rhythem.
mahamood k
01/31/2015
Comment The dohas are very nice !! Thanks for posting !!
Mannat Sharma
01/13/2015
Comment Very very helpful to know the meaning of hard words in hindi. Its an awesome job
Naziya
05/27/2013
Comment teacher teaches us 2+2 = 4. we all learn it same.
Kabir or Moral Science teaches us to keep patience. But we all are not equal in having patience. we don't learn equal attitudes.

If parents gets in some sympathetic situation after well knowing each other. Then they will love in mood "Kuch na kaho kya kahana hai ... " . During this love their baby(in mother's stomach) is getting patience_love OS in her/his head.

This baby even if don't read Respected Kabir Dhoa , she/he will be having very good character.

*** when parents love , their baby learns Moral (Operating System : OS ) in mother's womb" ***
vimal kumar
04/15/2013
Comment In this doha ,kabir gives a true massage to the world that patience is the main thing for any or every success.so keep the mind cool and act without watching result immediately. you will get a result of every act at right time.
Dr. Prakash kachhwal
04/11/2013
Comment A farmer sows his crop and then waits. And then the proper time comes for the crop to ripe. In this passive process of waiting, the farmer realises that it is not Him who is the real grower of the crop, instead He has been blessed by the almighty lord. Thus the farmer grows in humility. So we also have to wait for the time to come and the crop be ready.
Biswajit Maji
10/06/2012
Comment these dohas are wonderful if a person applies these in one's life he /she can nearly become a saint . free from anger , lust greed jealously
and infact ego free
bhupinder singh khurana
08/17/2012
Comment kaaraj dheere hot hai ... kaahe hot adheer...
samay padai taruwar falai... kitai seenchai neer....
Archana Upadhyay
09/14/2011
Comment In "Sadhana", one has to follow "Madhyam Pantha". Any haste may ruin your health and mental balance, and you would never achieve your goal. Over zeal is often experienced by new "sadhak". And if "sadhak" could not control himself, sooner his "sadhana" will be ruined.

Gautam Buddha initially tried very hard to achieve his goal. He engaged himself in sadhana without taking any foods. But he could not achieved his goal. He became so thin, that when he sat on ground, the impression on the ground seemedd like cow's foot print.

Then he changed his way of Sadhana. He took "Madhyam Pantha". And everybody knows what happened.
Debapriya Rahut
01/27/2011
Comment Its really true, that all the sayings of bhagat Kabir ji are suitable for everyone.
But strangely we all are against them. Today everyone lives for himself.
There is an old saying:: ` Jab tak `mae ` hon, tab tak `tu` nahi ; aur jab `tu` hae to `mae` nahi.
Now its all upon us what we need `RAB ` or `me`....
satinder
12/04/2010
Comment It is an eternal truth. Every thing takes its own time to get happen. Therefore, the waiting is as important as doing ardous labour.
ashutosh kumar
10/10/2010
Comment thanks.
ad
07/13/2010
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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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