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Jyon Naino Mein Putli, Tyon Maalik Ghat Mahin
Moorakh Log Na Janhin, Baahar Dhudhan Jahin

Translation

Like the pupil in the eyes
The Lord resides inside
Ignorant do not know this fact
They search Him outside

My Understanding

In this Doha, Kabir using a very apt simile demonstrates the fact that God is within everyone.  The wise thus realize Him by introspection, while the ignorant search Him externally.

God is unseen and inexpressible.  Anything that is seen, can be counted or measured, automatically becomes mutable.  But God is not mutable. 

We can see a bunch of flowers, count them, weigh them, but how can we see, count or weigh the fragrance? Same way, the Atman of the Hindu, the soul of the Christians is that representation of God that resides within everyone and is yet unseen, unknown, incomprehensible and inexpressible.

 


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Comments on this Doha

Comment The simile of pupil in eye has been selected by Kabir for many reasons. It is just a void in the iris, present still nothing really there. Formless and colorless- ready to take color of anything that it reflects. Very vital and reason for knowing and seeing the world, but still not known in its true form by many even though used all the time!

Pankaj
02/11/2014 22:27 PM

Comment realy,its truth of life

gajadhar singh
12/04/2013 06:13 AM

Comment I think,there is no any man in the world like kabir till date.He expressed each thing in such a manner that every one can understand.This is a unique quality of Kabir. Thank you also for highlighting the Kabir.

swami peetamber
03/26/2013 22:33 PM

Comment thanku :) i have these dohas for my indian literature exam this sem,so thanku again

priya
10/02/2011 01:42 AM

Comment i am doing a project on kabir dohas ad i am sure my ma'am is going to love these.

atulya paul
08/29/2011 05:11 AM

Comment oh! tnx a lot..
this is gonna do a lot of help for me for doing my assignment...

Priyanka
06/13/2011 15:28 PM

Comment i like this site very muchhhhhhhhhh

karuna
02/25/2011 09:11 AM

Comment 2 lines were more than enough to enlighten a person then to sit a discouse and getting confused.

Bharatbhushan Nirmal
11/23/2010 15:03 PM

Comment HATS OFF TO U MAN>

mrigankjain
10/27/2010 11:35 AM




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