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Kabir ke Dohe teaches us about our true relationship with God.

Keywords: Doha, God, Knowledge

Kabir ke dohe

Kabirdas was a famous poet and saint from India who lived a long time ago, in the 15th century. Kabir wrote simple and beautiful dohe that helped people to understand their relation with God. His dohe stood as the guiding lights in the path of reaching God. Here are 5 insightful Kabir ke dohe.

Doha 1

जल में कुंभ कुंभ में जल है, बाहर भीतर पानी।

फूटा कुंभ जल जल ही समाया, यही तथ्य कथ्यो ज्ञानी।।

Jal mein kumbh kumbh mein jal hai, baahar bheetar paani.

Foota kumbh jal jal hi samaya, yahi tathya kathyo gyani.


Kabir says that we and God are one. The different things in the world have different names and forms, but at the core of everything is the same God.


Children, a potter makes different objects of various shapes and sizes from clay. Although these objects look different, they are all made of the same clay. Similarly, we may all look different, but we are the same because we all have the same God within us.

Doha 2

पानी में मीन प्यासी रे।
मुझे सुन सुन आवे हासी रे॥

Paani mein meen pyaasi re.

Mujhe sun sun aave haasi re.


Kabir Das says that people do not recognize the God or truth that is present all around them. They search for God somewhere far away, even though He is close to them.


Just like when we search everywhere for a lost toy and find it beside our pillow, we often look for God in distant places, not realizing He resides quietly within our hearts.

Doha 3

झूठे आचरण से, कभी नहीं मिलती प्रीत।

सच्चा मन रखो, तभी होगी सही प्रीत॥ 

Jhoothe aacharan se, kabhi nahi milti preet.

Saccha man rakho, tabhi hogi sahi preet.


Kabir Das says that we should connect with people truthfully and sincerely. God is found in truth.


Children, true friendships are not built by choosing friends who have the latest toys or material things. Instead, be friends with those who show honesty and good behaviour.

Doha 4

बुरा जो देखन मैं चला, बुरा न मिलिया कोय।

जो मन खोजा आपना, मुझसे बुरा न कोय॥

Bura jo dekhan main chala, bura na miliya koy.

Jo man khoja aapna, mujhse bura na koy.


In this Doha, Kabirdas says, it is said that before pointing out others' mistakes, we should carefully examine our own actions, as often the fault lies with us rather than others.


Sometimes we get angry at our friends for not playing the game fairly when it might actually be our fault for not explaining the rules to them in the first place.

Doha 5

लाली मेरे लाल की, जित देखूँ तित लाल।
लाली देखन मैं गई, मैं भी हो गई लाल॥

laali mere laal ki, jit dekhoon tit laal.

laali dekhan main gai, main bhi ho gai laal.

Meaning From this Kabir Doha, we understand that when we unite with God, we too become godlike. This divinity is then reflected in our actions.


When we see an old friend after a long time, we feel very happy. This happiness shows in everything we do.

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