Kabir Dohas

Akath Kahani Prem Ki, Kutch Kahi Na Jaye
Goonge Keri Sarkara, Baithe Muskae


Inexpressible is the story of Love
It cannot be revealed by words
Like the dumb eating sweet-meat
Only smiles, the sweetness he cannot tell

My Understanding

In this Doha, Kabir refers to the situation of a person in Love, a person who has realized the Truth. This compassionate one does not brag, does not talk for the wise one knows that it would be as futile an effort as the mute smile of a dumb trying to express the sweetness of the sweet-meat.

In our daily life too, we find that silence projects our love expressions better than the hollow words we utter for another. Truly it has been said that Love does not need the crutches of a language to express the inexpressible state of being in Love.


Rajender Krishan
Visual Art by Simi Nallaseth

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Comments on this Doha

Comment it's good but not as good that it can help us fully

kirn ghose

05-Feb-2014 04:09 AM

Comment kuch na kaho kya kehna hai ....

vimal kumar

15-Apr-2013 06:48 AM

Comment i like this


01-Nov-2012 09:37 AM

Comment this doha is the best.

Kabir is really talented.


14-Aug-2012 21:09 PM

Comment this one it the best doha...............


22-Jul-2011 00:31 AM

Comment You went to a shop and you tried different sweets but there was one variety which made you enjoy the taste, the aroma, the nice smell, you got engrossed , involved,engaged, there are many more words to to be added.

This Doha simply means you are searching love on this earth, in desperation,it depends on your keenness to get that love, that ultimately he or she finds it and then further they don't have any interest in explaining how they are feeling also even if they try to the world may not understand the devineness of that love/ ananda.

Bharatbhushan Nirmal

19-Jun-2011 14:16 PM

Comment i think sweet-meat is some sort of sweet, not meat, like Raj says, it can be a Burfi or something.

@ gore r p

30-May-2011 23:33 PM

Comment Wrong expresion has been given. Kabir Dass ji telling in his doha that Prem "Love" is God. When someone find the God in his body, his condition will be like dumb, who can not discribe about the taste of sweets. When we find the God inside our body, we can not discribe the feeling of God.

Laxmi Narain

23-Dec-2010 07:02 AM

Comment It is not "meat", it is "sweat-meat" like the Indian sweet "Burfi" or a sweet candy.


01-Oct-2010 09:10 AM

Comment how can meat be sweet??

sweet is generaly related to sugar.

pl look in to

gore r p

01-Oct-2010 03:54 AM

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