January 30, 2023
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Kabir Das Jayanti is on June 24. Kabir’s well-known dohas are wealthy in knowledge and compassion

Know all about Kabir Jayanti: The beginning anniversary of Sant Kabir is well known on Jyeshtha Purnima. This 12 months Kabir Jayanti is on June 24. Sant Kabir was a poet, non secular chief and social reformer whose verses, often known as Kabir’s dohas, have impressed folks throughout generations. Kabir’s dohas, devotional poems and songs of affection replicate his humanism and beliefs of concord and brotherhood in society. The poet-saint, born within the fifteenth Century in Varanasi, is equally revered by Hindus, Sikhs and Muslims. Not a lot is thought in regards to the early lifetime of Sant Kabir.

According to legends (indianculture.gov.in), “Kabir was conceived miraculously. His mother was a devout Brahmin widow who had accompanied her father on a pilgrimage to a famous ascetic. Impressed by their dedication, the ascetic blessed her and told her she would soon bear a son. After the son was born…Kabir’s mother abandoned him. Young Kabir was adopted by Nima, the wife of a Muslim weaver.”

Kabir’s writings embrace songs known as padas, rhymed couplets or dohas, phrases of knowledge often known as shabd and ‘witnesses’ often known as sakhis. Kabir didn’t consider within the caste system or idol worship and rituals. His philosophy is predicated on full devotion in a single God and his verses are easy, which everybody can perceive. Quite a few his dohas converse in regards to the oneness of Ram, Rahim, Hari, Govind, Allah, Khuda, and so forth.

Kabir’s verses are wealthy in knowledge, kindness and compassion and love for fellow human beings.

Here are a number of of Kabir’s well-known dohas:

Aisi vani boliye, mann ka aapa khoye.
Auron ko sheetal kare, aaphun sheetal hoye.

(Speak gently for they enable you to management your anger and are additionally a supply of pleasure to the listener.)

Dheere dheere re mann, dheere sab kuch hoye,
Maali seenche sau ghara, ritu aaye phal hoye

(Slow down, O Mind! Everything occurs at its pure tempo. Even when you water a plant a 100 instances, it’s going to solely bear fruit when the season comes.)

Bada hua to kya hua, jaise ped khajoor,
Panthi ko chhaya nahi, fal laage ati duur.

(Being huge isn’t any good if it’s not useful. Even a palm tree, which is big, is of no use because it neither supplies shade, nor fruit to the weary traveler.)

Dukh mein sumiran sab kare, sukh mein kare na koi,
Jo such mein sumiran kare, to dukh kaahe ko hoye.

(Everyone prays to God when in sorrow, none does in pleasure. One who remembers God in pleasure won’t ever expertise sorrow.)

(Source: kavishala.in)

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