Jo Dise So To Hai Nahin What is…

Jo Dise So To Hai Nahin,
What is seen is not the Truth

Hai So Kaha Na Jayee
What is cannot be said

Bin Dekhe Parteet Na Aave,
Trust comes not without seeing

Kahe Na Koyee Patiyana
Nor understanding without words

Samajh Hoye To Rabeen Cheenho,
The wise comprehends with knowledge

Achraj Hoye Ayana
To the ignorant it is but a wonder

Koi Dhyave Nirakar Ko,
Some worship the formless God

Koi Dhyave Aakaara
Some worship His various forms

Ja Bidhi In Dono Te Nyara,
In what way He is beyond these attributes

Jane Jananhara
Only the Knower knows

Woh Raag To Likhia Na Jayee
That music cannot be written

Matra Lakhe Na Kana
How can then be the notes

Kahat Kabir So Padhe Na Parlay, Surat Nirat Jin Jana
Says Kabir, awareness alone will overcome illusion


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.