Saturday, 25 June 2016

KABIR DOHAVALI

                                                 कबीर कहा गरबियो, काल गहे कर केस.                                                    
 ना जाने कहाँ मारिसी, कै घर कै परदेस. 

Here also Saint Kabir articulates a very vital front of human life. There are times in our life when we just lose down our control and become so much proud over over achievements, commodities, money etc. that we indeed forsake the world behind and start soaring in a myriad of dreams and forget everything else. Sometimes we become so much blind in the beauty of money and power and almost everything else appears to be lackluster and subfusc. We become so much haughty that we breach all the limits and do so many actions which must never have been done. 

Kabir truly smashed our ego by telling us a very obvious but latent thing, that the man is mortal. Nobody knows whether we would breathe air the very next second or our soul would escape out and hence we never know anything about life. When it would terminate is truly a mystery and this provides that we are just small puppets being handled up the almighty and when we are just small puppets, then what's left there to be proud of? No amount money, achievements, medals etc. can stall your death. In the eyes of the Lord of Death, each one of us are equal and a fair and sophisticated process would be followed for each one of us and hence out of this materialistic world, in the true realm of universe, we are just the actors who are there on the stage while the director is none among us, its the supreme God, energy, nature (whatever we would love to call it). And actors can never go beyond their roles and moreover the on-screen things are not at all the veracious truth and hence whatever we have is just an evanescent illusion and what would remains inscribed on the stage would be just an expression of our attitude, benevolence and humbleness but if we continue to be arrogant, even that inscription on stage would continue to show our countenance replenished with a worthless conceit.

JAI HIND, JAI BHARAT
JAI MA BHARTI

Friday, 24 June 2016

KABIR DOHAVALI.

                                                निंदक नियरे राखिए, ऑंगन कुटी छवाय,  
                                             बिन पानी, साबुन बिना, निर्मल करे सुभाय। 
Its always a nice thing to keep your critics near you, the people who thrown so many predictions on your extirpation need to remains with you, because they are the ones who are going to be the most endsville motivation of your life.
Its a pellucid fact that nobody (excepts a few people in whom we can confide) wants us to move ahead in life. Nobody would like to see you coming as a gush of greatness and forsaking everybody else behind to win the title of success, hence you are bound to get so many people who will always criticize you to the level of condemnation, if you ever fail, they would always try to augment your failure so that you stop moving ahead. Any chance of catching your faux pas would always be their most revered one and truly such people are abound in the world. These people might be your relatives, your classmates, even you friends. At every moment of time, they would be finding reasons in order to disparage and subvert you and many a times they would defy past all the limits to do their most adorable work.

When we encounter such people in life (actually when we have a rendezvous with them which is actually planned by our fate), we revile at them. We start abiding them so much that we evade even coming in the contact with their shadow. We try to elude from them, but these people still continue to sting on us, making us feel dismayed at almost all the time. But let me tell you one thing, if you are following the strategy of avoiding them or just snubbing them up by starving them of your attention, you are actually committing a motivational suicide. In our life, as I talked in the previous post, everything must be balanced and hence these people too are very much crucial in our life and actually they would always fill up the motivation gap that you would feel at various times of life between you and your dreams.   Because when you feel worn out and fatigued and no longer want to carry out the procedures that would take you towards the success, such people are pretty much needed because through their insults and other processes which they carry out to belittle you, they would actually invigorate in you a feeling of want for you dream. Indeed these people would always tell you, why you started on a particular goal and believe me above all, they would prove to me the biggest motivators who would motivate you with all the powers they have. They will shed away all their energy in order to brace you for the action ahead.


   JAI HIND, JAI BHARAT
JAI MA BHARTI

Thursday, 23 June 2016

KABIR DOHAVALI-9

                                              अति का भला न बोलना, अति की भली न चूप,
                                             अति का भला न बरसना, अति की भली न धूप।

Saint Kabir, catches up one more intriguing facet of the human's life. The problem of doing things in excess. Indeed, we all have the penchant to take things to excess. Some have a proclivity to converse in excess, some have the tendency to work in excess while some continue to take almost everything they do to excess and this is also one of the problem that continues to haunt us. But contrasting to that, not even doing things up to the normal standards is too a disease striking most of the human beings. Being a complete contrasting thing to the previously mentioned ones, some like to be excessively taciturn (up to the level of vexing others to the paramount form of anger, they can ever achieve) and some, most often the big procrastinators who don't even do the required things are too perennial around the world.
If we try to analyse the situation, then both the situations seem to be equally unjustifiable and must be truly denounced. If you are any one of the two mentioned people, sufferings are inevitable for you. 
The one who speaks a lot loses his value, the one who studies a lot (caution:by this I  means, the one who defies past all the normal or even exceptional standards to study) becomes fragile by body, one who devours too much, will lose his fitness, one who listens too much will lose his own sense, one who believes too much, will get duped numerous times, one who is credulous will lose his own things, one who rebukes too much, will never be loved and one who loves too much, will lose the value of his love, many more examples continue to throng the normal world but one thing is truly common, anything that is done is excess would surely be detrimental.  

Now the one who doesn't speak at all will never be heard and will ultimately lose his/her value, the one who doesn't stand up for himself will often get subjugated, the one who doesn't study will become fragile by mind, the one who doesn't eat will lose his fitness, one who doesn't believe anybody will never get a friends, the one who always condone everything will be thought of as weak, the one who doesn't love anything will ultimately never live.

Hence in this world, everything needs to be in the right proportion. A perfect blend of things is needed to live a perfect life. We only love food which has all the ingredients in the optimum level, no one loves too much salty or sweet things which outnumber the required and tolerable levels. The same thing applies to life which must be balanced in each and everything in the right proportion, otherwise you would lose your value and life would lose its meaning.

                                                                     JAI HIND, JAI BHARAT
    JAI MA BHARTI

Monday, 20 June 2016

KABIR, THE ENLIGHTENED GURU.

Saint Kabir has always shown the world a path of peace and love. He spearheaded the campaign to spread the essence of love and brotherhood. His teachings still continue to act as words of utter morality and acumen and his unparalleled sagacity still dominated the world through his two-liner couplets.

Saint Kabir is remembered as a great saint, point and above all an enlightened human being. At a time when the whole nation stood divided in the context of religion, Kabir preached humanity and never advocated any particular religion; his words guided all regardless of gender, caste and creed and no doubt his couplets are still showing humanity the path to the people around the world. His respect for teachers and elders define a student and children's ideal life while his other couplets mark the guidelines of a well-lived life. His teachings on curbing anger, pride etc. still continue to portray us all how such things can deracinate us and his wisdom is truly par excellence. 

Kabir was a 15th-century Indian poet and saint, whose writings influenced Hinduism's Bhakti movement and his verses are found in Sikhism's scripture Adi Granth. His early life was in a Muslim family, but he was strongly influenced by his teacher, the Hindu bhakti leader Ramananda.

He profoundly believed in just one religions i.e. the religion of humanity and always considered that both the Muslims and Hindus who were continuously at loggerheads at that time, were completely misguided and never understood the real teachings of God. Kabir continued to give the same message even after his demise. When Kabir's dead body was lying on the ground waiting for funeral ,both Hindus and Muslims claimed that Kabir was theirs and soon the arguments started taking the form of a significant scuffle. Amidst the argument, Kabir's body vanished away and there lied only the pall. People from both the religions were astounded to see the miracle. When the pall was moved away it was observed that beneath the cloth, lied two symmetrical roses, out of which one was given to Hindus and the other to Muslims and a message of equality and brotherhood was passed on to the people. In one of his couplets, question the divisive teaching of misinterpreted religious books Kabir said, 

Kabir suggested that True God is with the person who is on the path of righteousness, considered all creatures on earth as his own self, and who is passively detached from the affairs of the world. Kabir always believed that each one of us has a god inside our heart, our inner consciousness that helps us distinguish between the right and the wrong, and truly we needn't go anywhere else to worship because the God lies in nowhere but our heart. 
Kabir is widely believed to have become one of the many disciples of the Bhakti poet-sant Swami Ramananda in Varanasi, known for devotional Vaishnavismwith a strong bent to monist Advaita philosophy teaching that God was inside every person, everything. 

Kabir has been showing the path of humanity to us all. Since time immemoral his aphorism have been storing so much of world's treasure that none can ever assume, today to effect a change into the world we need to harness their energy. Kabir's wisdom was truly the blessing of almighty God. His teachings on teachers, respecting cows, loving the siblings, working towards helping others still continue to be the best path of life. During his life he suffered so much resistance and persecution because of his candid beliefs, just because he wanted to show us the path to God and godliness, he was disparaged and maligned by those who didn't want people to get enlightened. Just for our sake, Kabir bore so much pain that once he said that, when tried to show the world, the truth, the world the world abjures him and when he tries to walk on the false path, the world extols him. 

Today, its a matter of shame for us all that we have forgotten that such a great soul walked on our land. Despite of following such a great disciple of God ,we have commence taking his aphorisms for granted and antiquated. Today, we need to take up his quotes and put life in them again, because his quotes defies time and applies to all. Today we need to learn to live the right way. Crimes, felonies and hatred are burgeoning in the world because we have forgotten the joy of contentment. All of us are dissatisfied to ourselves and indifferent to others. All our us are just flowing with the trend, trying to inure ourselves to the world, not even knowing whether its justified or not. We have stopped living because we have forgotten Kabir, we have stopped being happy because most of us don't even know about Kabir, almost each one of us is lost in the world and all of us need a teacher and above all an enlightened person like Kabir who can lift us up.

JAI HIND , JAI BHARAT
JAI MA BHARTI

Sunday, 19 June 2016

KABIR-DOHAVALI-8

                                                 जिन खोजा तिन पाइया, गहरे पानी पैठ,
                                                     मैं बपुरा बूडन डरा, रहा किनारे बैठ।

Whenever you work hard at something, you can never plunge down, if you really want something, things would match up themselves and its impossible that you recede away sans glory. 
Most of us don't know because of the parasite of the fear of failure residing in our heart, most of us never think of doing great things because great things require a much greater passion above all, an indomitable spirit of taking risks in life. The people around you, would never thinking of changing their world because its never easy to go back and change everything through persistent efforts and passion and hence life will bestow no rewards on them, they would pass away without a single trace of their greatness, but the ones who are ready to take the risks, the ones who are willing to change the world that was given to them, the ones who don't want to live a life shrouded by filth, the ones who are restless and replenished with passion and the one who are relentless in their efforts as well as their vows of changing their lives would one day conquer it all. 

Kabir expounds this thing lucidly. He says that if you toil at something, it never happen that you get nothing out of it. If a swimmer dives into a river, its impossible that he would come out with nothing in hand and the ones who would continue to fear the water by just standing on the banks would surely miss the rewards.

                                                                   JAI HIND, JAI BHARAT
                                                                            JAI MA BHARTI

Saturday, 18 June 2016

KABIR DOHAVALI-7

                                               दोस पराए देखि करि, चला हसन्त हसन्त,
                                               अपने याद न आवई, जिनका आदि न अंत।

In this world, all of us are great a criticizing others, we learn to revile about others from the very beginning of our life. All of us are masters at deprecating others and finding their faults. Take for example our own country. Our country is not clean and we attribute this thing to civic bodies, our country is corrupt, we impute the blame to politicians, our country has a large proportion of unlettered people, that's because of government, our country is not a developed country, that's too because of government, our jobs are not increasing, that's because of government. But just tell me one thing, if all the people in our nation are so much upright and above board that no stigma can be attributed to them, then why does felonies take place in our country? If the people are so much outright and candid and the whole blame needs to be given to all the authorities and our government, then why does our country suffer from so many malpractices. 

In actuality we all know the answer and Saint Kabir leaves no stone unturned in letting the cats(of our minds) go out of bag. We all have a proclivity to laugh at others' faux pas. We all love to attribute the blames for anything bad onto others and concomitantly we never miss any chance to take up the whole credits ourselves. This is a natural human tendency of almost 99.9% people in the world (that's the true reason why we have only a handful of true leaders). Kabir aptly says that we all have a penchant to find fault with others but, we ourselves commit so many faults which neither have an end nor a starting id est infinity. We all know actually how to point fingers onto others but don't know how to transform ourselves, and this stands as the biggest paradox in every human's life. 

Leaders are different, because they have the courage to get the blame imputed on them, they don't point fingers on anybody that they couldn't be successful because of him or her because cowards do that and leaders are not recreants. So if you want to move out of the shadows of cowardliness, learn to take up the blames when you are wrong and also credits when you are right. Life needs a perfect equilibrium to do thing and you just need to establish that.
                                                                       JAI HIND, JAI BHARAT
                                                                         JAI MA BHARTI  

Friday, 17 June 2016

KABIR DOHAVALI-6


                                                        धीरे-धीरे रे मना, धीरे सब कुछ होय,
                                                    माली सींचे सौ घड़ा, ॠतु आए फल होय।


Patience is truly the key to each and everything in the world. Rome was not built in a day and similarly your future, your success, your fate can't be engendered in just one moment. 

In this couplet Kabir asks you to be patient, because patience is one of the keys of success. When we are trying to get good at something, many a times when we are not being able to perform as per our expectations, we become very anguished at ourselves and forsake following that thing with the same passion. Most of us, after being disappointed or defeated, stop trying due to the fear of failure and at last nothing happens, we continue to be at the same spot where we started. Its in toto true that when we step out to do something unprecedented, to do something to change the world around us, we are bound to deluge of defeats. After being at the receiving end for so long, we would start being skeptical about our virtues and qualities; with more and more defeats, our confidence and more importantly our vision, would plunge deep down into an irrecoverable state if we let if reach the crescendo of the pits. During such moments, only our patience works out. It happens many a times that most of the people quit and when they have quit, they realize that they were just one step behind success. They quit because they didn't have patience, despite of trying so hard they failed because they didn't carry perseverance. Thomas Edison thrived on making bulb for more than thousands times and then he became successful. Imagine that just like others, if he would have quit the 999th time, the world might not be so much technologically advanced today. 

Recently I also read a statement by the legendary footballer Lionel Messi in which he said that it took him 17 years and 114 days to become an "overnight" success. This guy who is admired by millions for his dribbling talent had to work continuously for 17 and a half year. There might have been so many ups and downs, he might have lost many games, but his patience never let him give up and that's why the world admires him today.

All these things clearly proves, Kabir's aphorism on patience. So just follow Saint Kabir and be patient if you want to achieve success.

JAI HIND, JAI BHARAT
JAI MA BHARTI