Dheere Dheere Re Mana, Dheere Sub Kutch Hoye
Mali Seenche So Ghara, Ritu Aaye Phal Hoye
Slowly slowly O mind, everything in own pace happens
Gardner may water a hundred buckets, fruit arrives only in its season
Nature never works in haste. Picking up from this eternal law of
Mother Nature, Kabir brings forward the state of our daily hurried
lives. We are always in a rush to achieve, acquire and be victorious.
It is like a mad race. This brings us under pressure causing ill-health,
fatigue and frustration. More than that it breeds ill-discipline.
We get forced into a habit pattern whereby we find ourselves either
negligent or indulgent.
This all can be corrected if one understands the Doha. Kabir, addressing
the doha to the mind which is chanchal or monkeying around, brings
about the importance of a relaxed mind, a quiet mind. By relaxed
mind, one should not imply lethargy. A very active mind can also
be very relaxed. Relaxation comes through awareness and acceptance.
It is a known fact that a seed sprouts into a sapling only after
some time and the sapling grows into a tree gradually. And the fruit
arrives only in its own season. By the gardener pouring "a
hundred buckets of water" (extensive irrigation) will not hasten
the arrival of the fruit, rather will ruin the process.
Kabir thus makes us realize that one must do one's best and yet
should have the patience for the results to manifest in their own
appropriate time. For Nature does not work in haste.