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Kabir Maala Kaath Kee, Kahi Samjhave Tohi
Man Na Firave Aapna, Kaha Firave Mohi

Translation

Kabir, the rosary made of wooden beads explicitly proceeds to educate
(If) you set not your mind in (a focused) motion, (then) to what end you rotate

My Understanding

Having talked about the rosary in the earlier dohas (# 30 and # 31) Kabir now goes a step further in giving a new dimension to the purpose and usefulness of the rosary. In this doha, Kabir using a metaphor - where he equates the rosary to a teacher  - candidly advises the  aspirants to focus on directing the mind towards their spiritual goal. Kabir asserts that mere rotation of the rosary is useless and futile with a wandering mind.

 

April 7, 2002

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Comments on this Doha

Comment Kabir was relevant then, Kabir is relevant now. In fact, all his dohas seem to be more relevant today.

Mani G. Iyer
10/18/2015 07:29 AM

Comment Maria, you are right in the effort bringing its own results. But Kabir sees the miracles as no different from the results one gets from physical efforts, like farming. If you intent to know what stands behind all, you need to focus on the mind is what he wishes to convey.

Vijay
04/19/2013 08:03 AM

Comment Being a Catholic, I seldome say the rosary. It does bring comfort to me. Although we say the prayers upon the beads like parrots, it bring miracles. God knows what we need, it is when we use effort behind a prayer that He smiles upon us. Most enjoyed your share.

Maria

Maria
07/14/2012 15:45 PM

Comment this is a univarsal trruth

dheerendra parihar
01/16/2011 08:28 AM




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