Monday, November 26, 2007

Kabir Das Doha

Bada hua to kya hua, jaisay ped khajoor,
Panthi ko chhaya nahin, phal laagen ati door

There is no point growing big, like a date tree,
Which gives no shade to travellers, and fruit is hard to reach.

In this doha Kabir Das has explained that we should not be like the date tree. This tree is huge and majestic to look at, but does not give any shade to people and its fruits are too far away to reach and pluck.

Our life has no meaning if we just try to earn more money or power, and don't use it for helping others. Whatever our skills are, we should use them to help others in need. People will remember you not by the amount of money, or the size of your house, but by how helpful you were to them in their time of need.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Re: recipes from other blogs mushroom chettinad and Pavakka curry and a big thanks to Indira and Mathy

Hi everyone,

Yesterday I made Mushroom Chettinad from Nupur's blog One Hot stove and Pavakka curry (karela in yogurt ) from Shaheen's blog malluspice and it turned out wonderful. The curry with rice tasted lip smacking good. I don't have my home computer installed till now, so could not take and post photos. But do try these.

And I would like to take this opportunity to thank Indira for her search engine and Indira and Mathy for Foodblogdesam. These have provided us with ready tools to search and blog recipes. You have made it really easy.

Thanks a ton.

Friday, November 16, 2007

Kabir Das Dohas and their explanation

Saint Kabir Das born in Year 1398 A.D.(71 years before Guru Nanak). Kabirpanthis (followers of Kabir) say that he lived upto the age of 120 years and give date of his death as 1518, but relying on the research of Hazari Prased Dwivedi, a British Scholar has said that 1448 is probably the correct date of Saint Kabir's demise.

I have been moved by his Dohas since childhood. Doha means 2 lines and all his teachings about life and this world come in the form of Dohas. I loved reading the Dohas and explanation on the website I will try to present one Doha at a time with its explanation and would love to hear from you all what your thoughts are.


Kabirji has in this Doha tried to explain to us that everyone remembers God when ever there is a problem, but not during our good times. But if we were to remember him even in our good times, then we would not have bad times at all.

Whenever we have some problem in our life, we immediately turn to God for a solution and an end to our misery. But very rarely do we remember to Thank Him when good things happen to us. Many of us pray everyday but sometimes it just becomes like a part of our routine. I think what he means to tell us that if we remember God all the time, we will have fewer problems, we will have more strength to deal with our problems, and they would not appear to be as big as they seem.