Kabir Dohas

Gur Dhobi Sikh Kapda, Saboo Sirjan Har
Surti Sila Pur Dhoiye, Nikse Jyoti Apaar

Translation

Guru the washer man, disciple is the cloth
The name of God liken to the soap
Wash the mind on foundation firm
To realize the glow of Truth

My Understanding

In this Doha, Kabir shows the quality of a good teacher, the Guru. Like only by following the technique of washing clothes, the washer man cleans the cloth, same way the preceptor or the teacher takes upon himself to cleanse the mind of his disciples and guide them to realize the Truth within.

Viewed in context of our day to day life, we can observe that only when we are totally involved in our actions, only then we can be assured of achieving results.  Diligence, dedication and total intensity is required while performing any act, only then one finds the true joy, the fulfillment.

 


Rajender Krishan
Visual Art by Simi Nallaseth

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Comments on this Doha

Comment WHERE CAN U FIND A GURU LIKE THAT (AS DESCRIBED IN IN THIS DOHA). THERE ARE SO CALLED GURU WHO ARE LOOKING FOR MATERIAL GAIN AND SENSUAL ENJOYMENT UNDER COVER OF MAROON ROBE.

BE CAREFUL WHO CHARGES FOR MANTRA,CLASSES,SEMINAR ETC.

SAT GURU ASKS FOR NOTHING, BUT LOVE.

D.CHET

12-Jan-2014 04:20 AM


Comment It is wonderful. A contemporary man needs to obey
gurus and remember the ancient heritage if he really wants
to grow.

pck prem

p c katoch

09-Apr-2013 23:43 PM


Comment i really like to read and listen to kabir vani.. all of his dohas are really awesome... Thankx for the share...

anish

14-Dec-2011 06:47 AM


Comment this one is amazing....im coming across it for the first time........
hope to read more such works!!!!!!!!1

vidya

01-Sep-2011 05:35 AM


Comment Thank you for including this - had not seen this one before. The interpretation is right on!! Please do keep it up. It would be great if you could use your insight by also translating into English the longer verses of Kabir ji.

Vinay Kumar

17-Aug-2011 15:14 PM


Comment kabir you are ROCKSTAR MAN keep it up

lovedeep

18-Jun-2011 02:20 AM


Comment good one

rak

14-May-2011 23:51 PM


Comment good

neel

01-Nov-2010 08:14 AM


Comment Your interpretation is very apt.

ashutosh kumar

10-Oct-2010 08:40 AM





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