Kabir Dohas

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


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.


Rajender Krishan
Visual Art by Simi Nallaseth

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Comments on this Doha

Comment I like this need to explain this in detail the philosophy of his ideas. this is more important in this time and age when we ready to hate and kill each other

mohinder thapar

26-Jan-2020 22:02 PM

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!


11-Feb-2014 22:27 PM

Comment realy,its truth of life

gajadhar singh

04-Dec-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

26-Mar-2013 22:33 PM

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


02-Oct-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

29-Aug-2011 05:11 AM

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


13-Jun-2011 15:28 PM

Comment i like this site very muchhhhhhhhhh


25-Feb-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

23-Nov-2010 15:03 PM



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