तुलसी साथी विपत्ति के विद्या विनय विवेक| साहस…

तुलसी साथी विपत्ति के, विद्या विनय विवेक|
साहस सुकृति सुसत्यव्रत, राम भरोसे एक ||

“तुलसीदास जी कहते हैं, किसी विपत्ति के समय आपको ये सात गुण बचायेंगे:
आपका ज्ञान या शिक्षा, आपकी विनम्रता, आपकी बुद्धि, आपके भीतर का साहस, आपके अच्छे कर्म, सच बोलने की आदत और ईश्वर में विश्वास !!”

Tulsidas says, during difficult times these seven things will help you.
1. Education
2. Humility
3. Wisdom
4. Courage
5. Good Karma
6. Truth telling
7. Faith in God

बड़ा ना होवे गुणन बिन बिरद बड़ाई पाय…

बड़ा ना होवे गुणन बिन, बिरद बड़ाई पाय |
कहत धतूरे सो कनक, गहनो गढ़ियो ना जाय ||

Bada na hove gunan bin,birad badai paye
Kahat dhatoore so kanak, gehno gadiyo na jaye

No one’s great without qualities, how much ever they may be praised
Thornapple is called gold, ornaments cannot be made of it

Not mere praise but your character makes you great

Saadhu aisa chahiye, jaisa soop subhaay

साधू ऐसा चाहिऐ, जैसा सूप सुभाय |
सार सार को गहि रहे, थोथा देय उडाय ||

Saadhu aisa chahiye, jaisa soop subhaay
Saar saar ko gahi rahe, thotha de udaay

Saints should be, like a grain thresher in character
The essence he absorbs and the unessential he lets fly away

Maya mari na man maraa

माया मरी ना मन मरा, मर मर गए शरीर |
आशा तृष्णा ना मरी, कह गए दास कबीर ||

Maya mari na man maraa, mar mar gaye sareer
Aasha trishna naa mari, kah gaye daas Kabir

Illusions nor desires died, bodies died over and again
Hope and wants do not die, says Kabir, that’s the game

Jeevat Samjhe Jeevat Bujhe Jeevat He Karo Aas…

Jeevat Samjhe Jeevat Bujhe, Jeevat He Karo Aas
Jeevat Karam Ki Fansi Na Kaati, Mue Mukti Ki Aas

Alive one sees, alive one knows, find your liberation while alive
If Alive you do not cut the noose of your attachments , how will there be liberation with death?

You need to wake up while you are alive; it is your only chance. You need to drop the ties of attachments to illusory things that bind you in illusion. This can only be done while alive, death is not a liberator.

कबिरा प्याला प्रेम का अंतर लिया लगाय |…

कबिरा प्याला प्रेम का अंतर लिया लगाय |
रोम रोम में रमी रहे और अमल क्या खाय ||

Kabira pyaala prem ka, antar liya lagaye
Rom rom mein rami rahe, aur amal kya khaye

Kabir, the cup of love, I’ve ingested, assimilated
It’s in every hairstrand, nothing’s more intoxicating

जो तोको काँटा बुवे ताहे बोव तू फूल…

जो तोको काँटा बुवे ताहे बोव तू फूल |
तोहे फूल को फूल है ताहे है तिरसूल ||

Jo toko kaanta buve,taahe bov tu phool
Tohe phool ko phool hai, taahe hai tirsool

For those who sow thorns for you, you should sow a flower
For you flower’s a flower but, for them it’s a trident

गुरु गोबिन्द दोउ खडे काके लागूँ पाँय |…

गुरु गोबिन्द दोउ खडे काके लागूँ पाँय |
बलिहारी गुरु आपने गोबिन्द दियो बताय ||

Guru gobind dou khade, kaake lagoon paay
Balihari guru aapne, gobind diyo batay

Guru and God both are here, whose feet should I touch first
All glory be unto the guru, path to God who did bestow

Chalti Chakki Dekh Kar

Chalti Chakki Dekh Kar, Diya Kabira Roye
Dui Paatan Ke Beech Mein, Sabit Bacha Na Koye

Translation

Looking at the grinding stones, Kabir cries
In the duel of wheels, nothing stays intact.

Notes:

Dui Patan (Twin stones of the grinding mill) here signify earth (Prithvi) and sky (Akash) and within the ambit of these is all creation and life as also the manifestation of all natural phenomenon of dualities: day and night, life and death, joys and sorrows, thereby making life forever in motion

Chalti Chakki (Running wheels) represent the wheels of time and an ever changing process. Trapped in this duality, whatever we see is perishable. Nothing that we comprehend is eternal.

All contradictions emerge out of dvaitha tatwa. The duality; as me and you; us and others etc, at the most basic emotional and existential level. This leads to our perception of the world in duality

This separateness breeds the emergence of ‘samsara’ whose worst form is human conflict and destruction.

In this duality in perception whole meaning and purpose of life is lost.

Kabir’s observation is seeped in sufiana and advaita.
”Dui Paatan Ke Beech Mein,Sabit Bacha Na Koye”. every one is lost in this duality.