Kabir Dohas

Kabira Garv Na Keejiye, Uncha Dekh Aavaas
Kaal Paron Bhuin Letna, Ooper Jamsi Ghaas


Says Kabir
Don't be so proud and vain
Looking at your high mansion
Death makes one lie on bare land
And grass will grow thereon

My Understanding

Pride, arrogance and vanity are all related to our ego, our perishable belongings and things which are not eternal. In this Doha, Kabir gives a clear warning by explaining the eternal ultimate Truth i.e. Death. 

We all know that we have to die, but are we willing to accept this fact?  Deep behind our psyche is the idea that everything else is going to perish, to die, but "I" will go on eternally.  Hence, we cling to our perishables and become possessive and selfish.  This causes us to become arrogant, greedy, proud and vain.

Kabir emphasizes the need to understand the cycle of Life and guides us to shed our pride.

Rajender Krishan
Visual Art by Simi Nallaseth

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Comments on this Doha

Comment In my view, if we give practically shape to our good thoughts and what we hear good, then only we can succeed in good direction.


12-Jun-2018 03:37 AM

Comment kabir ke dohas are awesome , I like reading them

shavani sharma

22-Apr-2014 09:27 AM

Comment Really, I say, it makes a sense. We should try to understand what it really means. 'Don't be proud'. It is true. If you are rich and wealthy, it doesn't make a sense at all that you are friendly to the society.


15-Nov-2011 10:07 AM

Comment Sant Kabir ji's great preaching always blossom in our hearts and show us the correct path in life. Though he incarnates God when he descended onto this planet but his lifestyle was always a simple and full of inspirations. He like other incarnations emphasized on knowing the real truth and understanding the almighty'Nirankar". Beacuse this is the only way to help ourselves transcend the ocean of materialism and redeem our self.

God bless all with prosperity, health and fame.


30-Nov-2010 01:25 AM

Comment kabir is great poet

kishan barai

06-Nov-2010 03:24 AM

Comment you grabbed a different concept man it is not the correct interpretation of this so wonderful Doha


27-Oct-2010 11:30 AM

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