Kabir Dohas



Gur Dhobi Sikh Kapda

Gur Dhobi Sikh Kapda, Saboo Sirjan Har
Surti Sila Pur Dhoiye, Nikse Jyoti Apaar

Guru the washer man, disciple is the cloth
The name of God liken to the soap
Wash the mind on foundation firm
To realize the glow of Truth

In this Doha, Kabir shows the quality of a good teacher, the Guru. Like only by following the technique of washing clothes, the washer man cleans the cloth, same way the preceptor or the teacher takes upon himself to cleanse the mind of his disciples and guide them to realize the Truth within.

Viewed in context of our day to day life, we can observe that only when we are totally involved in our actions, only then we can be assured of achieving results. Diligence, dedication and total intensity is required while performing any act, only then one finds the true joy, the fulfillment