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.

10 comments:

Asha said...

Great thoughts behind that poem, so true!!

Rina said...

Vimmi, I totally agree with you. This is what the Bibel says too. Live the right life style and seek God and do good to others rather than increasing your own riches.

bee said...

but i love dates. :D

vimmi said...

Thanks Asha and Rina,

Till my computer sets up I can't post any recipes, so trying to brush up on my dhas.

Bee I love dates too, I hope u meant the ones we eat??????

aparna said...

Thanks for dropping by my blog. Just went through your post. I know that success means different things to people, but as we always tell our daughter, nothing else really counts if you cannot be a good person.

Jayashree said...

So true!!!
Thank u for leaving ur comments on my blog.

Kajal said...

Waaaaaaaaaaaaaah.....my dear.....masha Allah....

I always think need the space in our home for guest but need a space in our heart for our guest. Very nice meaning of this Dohas.:)

Anjali said...

Vimmi thanks for commenting on my blog. And the doha reminds me, what would a Mumbaite say to an idiot? Abbe oh khajoor? ;).

A kitchen scientist & a white rat hubby!!! said...

hi vimmi, welcome to the world of blogging, its my first visit o ur place, thanks for dropping by and ur sweet comments..tc...
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Vanamala said...

Hi Vimmi

Nice one...

Thank you for leaving the comment in my blog.