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Bolna Ka Kahiye Re Bhai Bolat Bolat Tät Namayee
Bolat Bolat Badhe Bikara Bin Bolyan Kyon Hoyee Bichara
Sant Mile Katchu Kahiye Kahiye Mile Asant Mushti Kari Rahiye 
Gyani Söön Bolyan Hitkari Moorakh Söön Bolyan Jhakh Mari 
Kahe Kabir Aadha Ghat Dole Bharya Hoyee Tau Mushan Na Bole

Translation

What to say of talks 
That lead to veiling of Truth
Too much talk leads to chaos 
Yet without talk how does one discuss 
If you must; then talk with saints 
With devils it is better to stay mum 
Blessing it is to talk with the wise 
Talking with stupid is waste of time 
Says Kabir, 
Half full is forever swaying
The fulfilled prefers staying calm

Explanation

During the period of 15th/16th century when Kabir lived, religious traditions were full of ritualistic dogmas, in part, propagated by the so-called learned pundits. This was especially true in the city of Benares, where all such traditions originated. Linguistic and (mere) intellectual interpretation of the ancient Sanskrit texts was used as a mechanism to show one's superiority over other. All such discussions and arguments among pundits were, therefore, an egocentric exercise rather a spiritual journey of learning. 

Kabir clearly saw the folly of such "spoken truths" and therefore emphasized an experiential introspective journey. Speech is one of the senses that directs us outward and can prove to be a barrier to such an inward direction in life. In this song, Kabir is telling us that speaking or repeating written words from texts is futile, unless they are backed up by personal and direct experience. Kabir defines people who speak from their own experience as "saints". All others are "non-saints" or materialistic/worldly people and its not useful to get into too much conversation or discussion with them. The idea of spiritual completeness is best understood and imparted in the pristine medium of silence - not a self-imposed vow of austerity (as many egoistic ritualistic people did at that time) but an experiential Self-fulfilled universal "speech" of silence understood by the whole of creation.

 

August 19, 2001
Maalok


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Index of Mystic Songs in English
  1. Where do you search me?
  2. Penalty of embodiment
  3. With mind immersed in Love
  4. What is seen is not the truth
  5. What should I ask
  6. Oh Unattached Being, I am a Yogi..
  7. Oh Companion that abode is...
  8. Who Is The Thug Who ...
  9. This is the Village of the Dead
  10. The Swan Will Fly Away All Alone
  11. Sky is Overcast and Darkening
  12. Untainted Ram is Unmatched
  13. Concealed Beyond the Sky
  14. Oh Deer Graze With Knowledge...
  15. Neither am I Righteous nor non....
  16. Fearlessly I Will Sing ...
  17. ...Illusory Power to be a Great Thug
  18. What to say of talks
  19. Without a satguru Man...ignorant
Index of Mystic Songs in Hindi
  1. Moko Kahan Dhoonde Re
  2. Deh Dhare Ka Dand Hai
  3. Man Mustt Hua
  4. Jo Deese So To Hai Nahin
  5. Kya Mangoon Kutch Thir
  6. Avadhuta Yugan Yugan Hum Yogi
  7. Sakhiya Wah Ghar Sabse Nyara
  8. Kaun Thagwa Nagaria Lutal Ho
  9. Sadho Yeh Murdon Ka Gaon
  10. Ud Jayega Huns Akela
  11. Avadhuta Gagan Ghata
  12. Ram Niranjan Nyara Re
  13. Gagan Ki Ot Nisana Hai Bhai
  14. Hirna Samaj Boojh Ban Charna
  15. Na Mein Dharmi Na Hi Adharmi
  16. Nirbhay Nirgun Gun Re Gaunga
  17. Maya Maha Thugni Hum Jaani
  18. Bolna Ka Kahiye Re Bhai
  19. Bin Sat-Guru Nar Rahat Bhulana

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