Kabir Dohas



Kabir Maala Kaath Kee

Kabir Maala Kaath Kee, Kahi Samjhave Tohi
Man Na Firave Aapna, Kaha Firave Mohi

Kabir, the rosary made of wooden beads explicitly proceeds to educate
(If) you set not your mind in (a focused) motion, (then) to what end you rotate

Having talked about the rosary in the earlier dohas (# 30 and # 31) Kabir now goes a step further in giving a new dimension to the purpose and usefulness of the rosary. In this doha, Kabir using a metaphor – where he equates the rosary to a teacher – candidly advises the aspirants to focus on directing the mind towards their spiritual goal. Kabir asserts that mere rotation of the rosary is useless and futile with a wandering mind.