Kabir Dohas

Aasa Jive Jag Marey, Log Marey Mar Jayee
Soyee Sube Dhan Sanchate, So Ubrey Jey Khayee


Hope lives in a dying world, people die and die again
Perish yet hoarding wealth, spend and freedom attain

My Understanding

Having explained in the previous Doha that we should save the wealth that will be helpful now and beyond, Kabir now makes us take a step forward towards the principle of non-attachment through this Doha.

In this eternally changing and perishable world, Kabir explains that only those who distribute and share the wealth are the ones who attain liberation. Who are they that share? Those who have abundance. And, abundance comes to those who understand the doctrine of Karma and are non-attached to the results.

June 29, 2001

Rajender Krishan
Visual Art by Simi Nallaseth

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Comments on this Doha

Comment Dhanyavaad Rajendraji,
My wholehearted thanks to you for your hard work and efforts in for beautiful interpretation and translation of Kabir's dohas. I enjoy reading 'em!


02-Jul-2012 17:33 PM

Comment i read a translation of kabir by Pritish Nandy 20 years ago. It contained some unique poems which are not usually included in the academic curriculum. They expressed his rebellious soul. He was critical towards the teachings of established religions. He was against Idolatry and pilgrimage of any kind. His karma was not the karma preached by krishna in mahabharatha. It is a pity that through centuries his vision has been distorted and he has become a brand ambassador of national integration.


29-Mar-2011 04:33 AM

Comment Hari Om Rajendra ji,
Iam always so delighted by your efforts to translate this Dohas of Kabir with so much in-sight that truely shows the purity of Kabirs view of each aspect of life.
All I have to say, is THANK YOU for all your hard work.

Hum Hai hindustani

14-Dec-2010 12:11 PM

Comment First of all,Rajendraji I'm eternally grateful for you to devote alot of your time,efforts,
valuable insights to compile and produce this priceless piece of integration.

I do agree with your overall interpretation and I'm sure doctrine of karma have useful
tips of abundance,however,I don't believe that's the only pool of resource.Abundance
can be claim via many ways.Eg from other holy books,common sense,from the good
virtues of elders,inheritance.

And,who's greater between the one who gives out from abundance or the one who
hasn't got much but still have a heart of gold to share and give?

To me,Kabir's life,philosophy,assertiveness and honesty is beyond this.
Thank you for initiating this open platform and useful page.

Bhargav Joshi

04-Nov-2010 06:14 AM

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