Random phrase


Short End of the Stick

Meaning: Getting the bad end of a deal, or receiving the least desirable outcome from something.

W.O.T.D.


WORD OF THE DAY
Epexegesisep-eks-ə-JEE-sisPart of speech: nounOrigin: Greek, late 16th century
1The addition of words to clarify meaning.2Words added for the purpose of clarifying meaning.
 
Examples of Epexegesis in a sentence “Seeing that the audience was confused, Alan quickly added an epexegesis to the end of his speech.” “The publisher encouraged the author to explain the ending with an epexegesis.”

Failories Newsletter


🎉 Hey Failories! It’s Nico here.

Failory’s 3.0 is live (along with the Amazon Cemetery and Tools page), we’re currently featured on Product Hunt, 2 new interviews, and many more updates and resources – let’s start!news & interview 📢

🚀 Launching Failory 3.0! After 4 weeks of working on the new website design, it’s finally live! I’d love to hear your feedback on the new colors, structure, images, and projects. You can check Failory 3.0 here.

😸 Failory 3.0 is featured on Product Hunt. I love the PH community and couldn’t avoid posting it there (thanks to my friend Bram Kanstein for hunting us). If you like the new site, I’d appreciate it if you could take a minute to give it an upvote and comment on the PH post.

💀 +50 Amazon failures analyzed. Along with the new website, I’ve launched the Amazon Cemetery, which consists of short analyses on why have +50 Amazon projects (Pets.com, Kozmo.com) and products (Fire Phone, Tap) failed. Here’s the link.
🔴 Make better decisions for effective product growth.

Stop wasting money on features that don’t create new growth for your business. In this free guide, you’ll learn how to build better products that attract paying customers and launch your product sooner without going broke.Access the Free eBook →
🛠 +80 tools for startup founders. We used to have a project within Failory called Entrepreneurial Lists, where we collected resources for entrepreneurs. Along with the new website, I’ve launched the improved-version of that project, called Tools. Find it out here.

💀 The struggles of a failed marketplace. This week, Dani got to interview the founder of Teacher Finder, a marketplace for language teachers which never took off due to its struggle to balance supply and demand. Here’s the whole story.
🔴 Learn to leverage trends and optimize your business in 2021.

What is task automation and how can it save your time? Why can you charge a premium on carbon neutral products? How can you bootstrap an audience from 0 to 6k?
300+ founders know already. Join Signals and you’ll know too →
💰 Making $650k/mo in the Health industry. We had the chance to interview Gareth Mahon, founder of The CareSide, a home care service he started with no experience in the industry. 4 years since its start, he hopes to be turning over $10M in revenue. Here’s the whole story.

📢 Dani officially joined the Failory team. Another huge announcement is that I’m no longer running Failory on my own. Dani Díez, about who I wrote here, has officially joined me to work on the interviews, Cemetery projects, blog experiments, and more.

📚 I’m back to Zoom university. My holidays have finished and I’m already back to taking 3-4 classes per day. With the help of Dani and Carissa, another Failory team member, I might be able to keep launching new things at the same pace as I’ve been doing in the last months. Here are some thoughts I have about Zoom university.

🧠 Reminder. I’d  appreciate it if you could take a minute to support us on Product Hunt. I’d also love you to reply to this email letting me know what you think about the new design and if you’ve found any bugs.


what I’m reading 👀

@lennysan‘s new article on content marketing as a growth strategy for startups. Like all of his stuff, it’s super detailed and it includes first-hand quotes from industry experts.

This interesting guide (based on the writer’s real experience) on how to get a job in venture capital by standing out of the crowd.

A deep dive into how SaaS Bonjoro has grown its user base through PR outreach, podcast appearances, content collaborations, and webinars.

This article (from a newsletter I’ve lately been enjoying a lot) on the different methods to finance website acquisitions and the pros and cons of each.That’s all for this week. I hope you like the new website design and projects launched, as well as the interviews and resources I’ve shared in this email.

Please let me know if you have any feedback on the new site. And if you have a minute, consider supporting us on Product Hunt!

Talk you next week.

– Nico

Did you know…


Did you know…

… that today is the birthday of the 3 Cent Coin? In 1851, the U.S. Congress authorized the silver three-cent piece. Some have said that it was the most useless American coin ever! And they may be right. LOL

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Today’s Inspirational Quote:

“Open your eyes to the beauty around you, open your mind to the wonders of life, open your heart to those who love you, and always be true to yourself.”

— Maya Angelou

Weblog March 4, 2021


WORD OF THE DAY
LoggiaLOH-djəPart of speech: nounOrigin: Italian, mid 18th century
1A gallery or room with one or more open sides, especially one that forms part of a house and has one side open to the garden.2An open-sided extension to a house.
 
Examples of Loggia in a sentence “Many modern houses feature a loggia that leads to the backyard and garden.” “Kevin loved to spend mornings on his loggia, drinking coffee and reading the paper.”

Seth Godin’s Newsletter


* A letter to your future self [ https://feeds.feedblitz.com/~/645468668/0/sethsblog/posts~A-letter-to-your-future-self/ ]

We often send metaphorical letters to our past selves, berating the choices we’ve made. We express regret about missed opportunities or past mistakes. It’s easy to blame our younger selves for the mess we’re in.

What would you say to your future self? And how would you feel when you read that letter in a few months or years?

Maybe you’d discover that the crisis or cataclysm you’re facing right now didn’t turn out quite as badly as you feared. Maybe you’d express some optimism that you could turn into action. And maybe you’d develop some empathy for your past self, who was just doing the best you could.

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NATIONAL SECURITY DAY – MARCH 4TH


National Security Day – 4 March 

This day is observed to appreciate and praise the work of the security forces of our country. 

Content marketing ideas:     

  • Listicle idea: Inspiring tales from the world’s most daunting battles 
  • Infographic idea: Countries with the highest military expenditure 
  • Video idea: What are the different divisions of the Indian Army? 
  • Podcast idea: Technology – the invisible threat and guardian of security 

International Women’s Day – 8 March 

This day is the focal point for the movement for women’s rights and equality globally. 

Content marketing ideas:     

  • Listicle idea: Here’s how you can celebrate International Women’s Day at your workplace  
  • Infographic idea: How long will it take for the gender pay gap to close? 
  • Video idea: How far have we come since the Me Too movement? 
  • Podcast idea: It’s time we stopped pitting women against women  

Brand campaign that worked:  

This ad by Viviana Mall shows that it’s the responsibility of each of us to speak up and ensure that women are safe and not subjected to harassment. 

International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination – 21 March 

This day aims to mitigate racism around the world to reduce discrimination in all forms. 

Content marketing ideas:     

  • Listicle idea: How did Black Lives Matter become a global movement?  
  • Infographic idea: X Must-watch movies to educate yourself about racism 
  • Video idea: Combating racism in a world of hashtag activism  
  • Podcast idea: How to address the shades of racism in a brown household  

Brand campaign that worked:  

This ad by P&G shows how African-American people are discriminated against in America solely based on the color of their skin – even if they hold offices of power. 

World Down Syndrome Day – 21 March 

This day is celebrated to raise awareness about Down Syndrome and celebrate the uniqueness of the chromosome that causes it. 

Content marketing ideas:     

  • Listicle idea: Lessons on raising a child with Down syndrome  
  • Infographic idea: The best countries for neurodivergent people to live in 
  • Video idea: Sorry not sorry: What people with Down syndrome want you to know  
  • Podcast idea: Creating inclusive workplaces for colleagues with Down syndrome  

Brand campaign that worked:  

This video addresses the concerns of an expectant mother of a child with Down syndrome and reassures her that her child will be able to do everything its peers do. 

Seasoned PNUTs quotable


“Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will.” — Frederick Douglass


“Arguing that you don’t care about privacy because you have nothing to hide is no different than saying you don’t care about free speech because you have nothing to say.” — Edward Snowden

Did you know…


Did you know…

… that today is Read Across America Day? Today we celebrate the joys of reading and bringing awareness to the importance of reading in education and motivating kids to read more. Today is also Dr. Seuss’ birthday, so it’s the perfect time to bring the love of reading into your home!

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Today’s Inspirational Quote:

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”

— Dr. Seuss

Weblog March 3, 2021


Did you know…

… that today is the birthday of Pate de Foie Gras aux Truffes? In 1784, Jean-Joseph Clause, a French pastry chef, received a patent for his pate de foie gras aux truffes. He went on to begin his own business specializing in supplying pate to the gentry. By 1827, Strasberg was known as the goose-liver capital of the world. Now aren’t you glad you know that? 😉

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Today’s Inspirational Quote:

“Teaching a child not to step on a caterpillar is as valuable to the child as it is to the caterpillar.”

— Bradley Miller

I like Tim Ferris newsletter below



Here’s what I’ve published in the past seven days or so…

🎧 New podcast episode:
Jordan Peterson on Rules for Life, Psychedelics, The Bible, and Much More (Brought to you by Wealthfront automated investing, Helix Sleep premium mattresses, and Athletic Greens all-in-one nutritional supplement.)

🎧 New podcast episode:
Steven Pressfield on The Artist’s Journey, the Wisdom of Little Successes, Shadow Careers, and Overcoming Resistance (Brought to you by Tonal smart home gym; LinkedIn Sales Navigator, the best version of LinkedIn for sales professionals; and Athletic Greens all-in-one nutritional supplement.)

🎧 New podcast episode:
KevKev TimTim TalkTalk on Dragon Slaying, Lessons Learned, Viagra, and Assorted Nonsense (Brought to you by Wealthfront automated investing; Literati Kids, a try-before-you-buy subscription book club; and Athletic Greens all-in-one nutritional supplement.)

Short descriptions for each are below.

Enjoy!


🎧 New podcast episode:
Jordan Peterson on Rules for Life, Psychedelics, The Bible, and Much More

Jordan B. Peterson (@jordanbpeterson) has taught mythology to lawyers, doctors, and business people, consulted for the UN secretary-general, helped his clinical clients manage depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, anxiety, and schizophrenia, served as an adviser to senior partners of major Canadian law firms, and lectured extensively in North America and Europe.

With his students and colleagues at Harvard and the University of Toronto, Dr. Peterson has published more than one hundred scientific papers, transforming the modern understanding of personality, as his book Maps of Meaning: The Architecture of Belief revolutionized the psychology of religion.

His book 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos was published in 2018 and has sold more than 4 million copies internationally. His latest book is Beyond Order: 12 More Rules for Life.

Listen to the episode on Apple PodcastsSpotifyOvercastStitcherCastboxGoogle Podcasts, or on your favorite podcast platform. Watch on YouTube here.


This episode is brought to you by Helix SleepHelix was selected as the #1 best overall mattress of 2020 by GQ magazine, Wired, Apartment Therapy, and many others. With Helix, there’s a specific mattress to meet each and every body’s unique comfort needs. Just take their quiz—only two minutes to complete—that matches your body type and sleep preferences to the perfect mattress for you. They have a 10-year warranty, and you get to try it out for a hundred nights, risk free. They’ll even pick it up from you if you don’t love it. And now, to my dear listeners, Helix is offering up to 200 dollars off all mattress orders plus two free pillows at HelixSleep.com/Tim.


This episode is also brought to you by Athletic Greens. I get asked all the time, “If you could only use one supplement, what would it be?” My answer is usually Athletic Greens, my all-in-one nutritional insurance. I recommended it in The 4-Hour Body in 2010 and did not get paid to do so. I do my best with nutrient-dense meals, of course, but AG further covers my bases with vitamins, minerals, and whole-food-sourced micronutrients that support gut health and the immune system.

Right now, Athletic Greens is offering you their Vitamin D Liquid Formula free with your first subscription purchase—a vital nutrient for a strong immune system and strong bones. Visit AthleticGreens.com/Tim to claim this special offer today and receive the free Vitamin D Liquid Formula (and five free travel packs) with your first subscription purchase! That’s up to a one-year supply of Vitamin D as added value when you try their delicious and comprehensive all-in-one daily greens product.


This episode is also brought to you by WealthfrontWealthfront pioneered the automated investing movement, sometimes referred to as ‘robo-advising,’ and they currently oversee $20 billion of assets for their clients. It takes about three minutes to sign up, and then Wealthfront will build you a globally diversified portfolio of ETFs based on your risk appetite and manage it for you at an incredibly low cost.

Smart investing should not feel like a rollercoaster ride. Let the professionals do the work for you. Go to Wealthfront.com/Tim and open a Wealthfront account today, and you’ll get your first $5,000 managed for free, for lifeWealthfront will automate your investments for the long term. Get started today at Wealthfront.com/Tim.


🎧 New podcast episode:
Steven Pressfield on The Artist’s Journey, the Wisdom of Little Successes, Shadow Careers, and Overcoming Resistance

Steven Pressfield (@SPressfield), a former Marine and graduate of Duke University, became an overnight success as a writer after 30 years of abject failure. Identifying the omnipresence of “Resistance,” the interior force of self-sabotage he described in The War of Art, has saved his own artistic life and has helped many others struggling to find their creative calling. Steven’s novels of the ancient world, including the nonfiction The Warrior Ethos, are required reading at West Point, Annapolis, and in the Marine Corps. He lives in Los Angeles.

His new book is A Man at Arms, an epic saga about a reluctant hero, the Roman Empire, and the rise of a new faith.

Listen to the episode on Apple PodcastsSpotifyOvercastStitcherCastboxGoogle Podcasts, or on your favorite podcast platform.


This episode is brought to you by TonalTonal is the world’s most intelligent home gym and personal trainer. It is precision engineered and designed to be the world’s most advanced strength studio. Tonal uses breakthrough technology—like adaptive digital weights and A.I. learning—together with the best experts in resistance training so you get stronger, faster. Every program is personalized to your body using A.I., and smart features check your form in real time, just like a personal trainer.

Try Tonal, the world’s smartest home gym, for 30 days in your home, and if you don’t love it, you can return it for a full refund. Visit Tonal.com for $100 off their smart accessories when you use promo code TIM at checkout.


This episode is also brought to you by Athletic Greens. I get asked all the time, “If you could only use one supplement, what would it be?” My answer is usually Athletic Greens, my all-in-one nutritional insurance. I recommended it in The 4-Hour Body in 2010 and did not get paid to do so. I do my best with nutrient-dense meals, of course, but AG further covers my bases with vitamins, minerals, and whole-food-sourced micronutrients that support gut health and the immune system.

Right now, Athletic Greens is offering you their Vitamin D Liquid Formula free with your first subscription purchase—a vital nutrient for a strong immune system and strong bones. Visit AthleticGreens.com/Tim to claim this special offer today and receive the free Vitamin D Liquid Formula (and five free travel packs) with your first subscription purchase! That’s up to a one-year supply of Vitamin D as added value when you try their delicious and comprehensive all-in-one daily greens product.


This episode is also brought to you by LinkedIn Sales NavigatorLinkedIn Sales Navigator is the best version of LinkedIn for sales professionals. Tap into the power of LinkedIn’s 700 million+ member network. LinkedIn Sales Navigator gives you 20 monthly InMail messages, Lead Recommendations, Unlimited Searches, Actionable Insights and News, and access to free courses on LinkedIn Learning. Target the right prospects and decision-makers, unlocking 15% more pipeline from sourced opportunities, a 17% lift when saving leads on Sales Navigator, and 42% larger deal sizes.

Start your 60-day free trial—that’s a two-month free trial!—of LinkedIn Sales Navigator today by going to LinkedIn.com/Navigator.


🎧 New podcast episode:
KevKev TimTim TalkTalk on Dragon Slaying, Lessons Learned, Viagra, and Assorted Nonsense

Kevin Rose (@KevinRose)—technologist, serial entrepreneur, world-class investor, self-experimenter, and all-around wild and crazy guy—was the first guest on the podcast nearly seven years ago. We were in San Francisco, sitting at this huge wooden table, and I remember being very nervous. I didn’t know what to expect, but if people liked the idea, I promised to do at least six total episodes.

600M+ downloads and hundreds of guests later, Kevin is taking the reins and interviewing me for episode #500!

Hard to believe it all started off as a lark. It’s arguably the biggest thing I’ve ever done, and without you all—my dear listeners—it wouldn’t be possible.

Thank you for allowing me to do this work. I love it. 🙏

Listen to the episode on Apple PodcastsSpotifyOvercastStitcherCastboxGoogle Podcasts, or on your favorite podcast platform.


This episode is brought to you by Literati Kids, a try-before-you-buy subscription book club! Great children’s books open up new worlds for discovery. With Literati Kids, your child can explore uncharted places every month with spellbinding stories handpicked by experts.

From art and escapades to tales of compassion and friendship, each Literati box follows a new, enriching theme. And with personalized extras like stickers, surprises, and special guest artwork, every box is a fun and fresh adventure. Head to Literati.com/Tim for 25% off your first two orders. Select your child’s book club and start them on a literary journey like no other.


This episode is also brought to you by WealthfrontWealthfront pioneered the automated investing movement, sometimes referred to as ‘robo-advising,’ and they currently oversee $20 billion of assets for their clients. It takes about three minutes to sign up, and then Wealthfront will build you a globally diversified portfolio of ETFs based on your risk appetite and manage it for you at an incredibly low cost.

Smart investing should not feel like a rollercoaster ride. Let the professionals do the work for you. Go to Wealthfront.com/Tim and open a Wealthfront account today, and you’ll get your first $5,000 managed for free, for lifeWealthfront will automate your investments for the long term. Get started today at Wealthfront.com/Tim.


This episode is also brought to you by Athletic Greens. I get asked all the time, “If you could only use one supplement, what would it be?” My answer is usually Athletic Greens, my all-in-one nutritional insurance. I recommended it in The 4-Hour Body in 2010 and did not get paid to do so. I do my best with nutrient-dense meals, of course, but AG further covers my bases with vitamins, minerals, and whole-food-sourced micronutrients that support gut health and the immune system.

Right now, Athletic Greens is offering you their Vitamin D Liquid Formula free with your first subscription purchase—a vital nutrient for a strong immune system and strong bones. Visit AthleticGreens.com/Tim to claim this special offer today and receive the free Vitamin D Liquid Formula (and five free travel packs) with your first subscription purchase! That’s up to a one-year supply of Vitamin D as added value when you try their delicious and comprehensive all-in-one daily greens product.

Redivivus


POPULAR WORD
Redivivusred-ə-VI-vusPart of speech: adjectiveOrigin: Latin, late 16th century
1Come back to life; reborn.
 
Examples of Redivivus in a sentence “The reenactor was so good at his role that critics said he was George Washington redivivus.” “After a long night’s sleep, a hot shower, and a cup of coffee, I feel redivivus.”

W.O.T.D.


WORD OF THE DAY
NonageNAHN-ijPart of speech: nounOrigin: Late Middle English, unknown
1The period of immaturity or youth.
 
Examples of Nonage in a sentence “The summer I spent working at the park marked my transition from nonage to adulthood.” “Monkeys are far more developed during nonage than human adolescents are.”

SEASONED nuts quotable


“Perhaps he knew, as I did not, that the Earth was made round so that we would not see too far down the road.” — Isak Dinesen (aka Karen Blixen)

“The best way to keep something bad from happening is to see it ahead of time… and you can’t see it if you refuse to face the possibility.” — William S. Burroughs

“Forethought we may have, undoubtedly, but not foresight.” — Napoleon Bonaparte

A seat at the table


* A seat at the table [ https://feeds.feedblitz.com/~/645487754/0/sethsblog/posts~A-seat-at-the-table/ ]

Harvard, Dartmouth and Stanford are always full. The value of their degree is largely based on scarcity. There are always more people who want to get in than they will allow.

That’s intentional. Artificial scarcity to create a credential that appears valuable.

Harvard has enough endowment and tech to offer 50x as many degrees as they currently do.

Now, though, online learning is upending the equation of scarcity.

Do students invest all that time and all that money because they believe they’re going to learn something, or is it simply that they’re going to be awarded a scarce credential?

Because sooner or later, learning wins out. The paper fades, but what you know and who you become lasts.

It’s March (wow) and a year of uncertainty, pain and unrest may be beginning to recede. And over the years, the team at Akimbo has seen that the March sessions of their workshops are often the best attended and most powerful. Something about spring (up here) and autumn (south of here) seems to challenge people to take action and to make a difference.

The Marketing Seminar is back for its 11th session. It’s the most powerful and most popular marketing workshop in the world. More than 10,000 people have been through it (that’s more marketing wizards than Harvard, Wharton and Stanford graduate in any given year) and now it’s your turn. Enrollment opens today and the first lesson starts soon.

The altMBA deadline for First Priority applications is next week, March 9. The August session is your chance to level up, and early applications are given priority.

Writing in Community is back as well. There’s plenty of room for your book in the world, but what you may need is a cohort to help you get it done. Kristin Hatcher leads a group that commits to writing together and publishing together. It opens for signups on March 16th and you can claim a spot on update list by visiting the site today.

And in just a few weeks, the fabled Story Skills Workshop returns. Bestselling author Bernadette Jiwa has taught the world about the magic of story–in branding, in leadership and in communications–and this workshop represents your best chance learn from her and from each other. It opens on March 23, but sign up today for updates.

There are tens of thousands of reasons that people just like you have decided to learn something. Akimbo (now an independent B Corp) is built to make it possible for people to lean into possibility, to connect and to learn.

These four workshops are the best way I know to make a difference. Each is different, each has a different pace, structure and purpose. But together, they represent a clear, powerful and proven vision for how each of us can level up and learn to contribute.

And there’s room for you.

World Hearing Day – 3 March


World Hearing Day – 3 March 

This day is observed by the UN to spread awareness about the prevention of hearing loss and to promote hearing care around the world. 

Content marketing ideas:     

  • Listicle idea: How can you take care of your hearing aid? 
  • Infographic idea: Are you cleaning your ears the right way?  
  • Video idea: A beginner’s guide to sign language 
  • Podcast idea: How should you raise a hard-of-hearing child? 

WORLD WILDLIFE DAY – MARCH 3


World Wildlife Day – 3 March 

This day champions the theme ‘sustaining all life on earth’ and aims to raise awareness of the biodiversity surrounding us. 

Content marketing ideas:     

  • Listicle idea: X Ways to get young people involved in wildlife conservation  
  • Infographic idea: The most moving portrayals of wildlife in books and movies 
  • Video idea: How wildlife conservation reduce the chances of disease transmission to humans 
  • Podcast idea: A day in the life of a wildlife conservationist  

Did you know…


Did you know…

… that today is the beginning of International Optimism Month? Take time this month to overcome your natural or unnatural pessimism and be happy. Be optimistic! 🙂

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Today’s Inspirational Quote:

“The older I get, the greater power I seem to have to help the world; I am like a snowball – the further I am rolled the more I gain.”

— Susan B. Anthony

Best quotes of the Week


Jean-Jacques Rousseau“The world of reality has its limits; the world of imagination is boundless.”

via Today’s Quote https://ift.tt/2MP3rsR February 23, 2021 at 11:57AM
via RSS Feed https://www.brainyquote.com/authors/jean-jacques-rousseau-quotesVirgil“They can conquer who believe they can.”

via Today’s Quote https://ift.tt/2w225W1 February 25, 2021 at 11:57AM
via RSS Feed https://www.brainyquote.com/authors/virgil-quotesEdmund Burke“You can never plan the future by the past.”

via Today’s Quote https://ift.tt/2uBMvQq February 28, 2021 at 11:57AM
via RSS Feed https://www.brainyquote.com/authors/edmund-burke-quotes

Weblog 2nd March 2021


Hi All!

Here is What I do daily:

Health Ckeck : Blood Pressure, Weight, Temperature, SPO2 % and Every Week on Saturday Blood Sugar – FBS and PPBS.

Writing I do 2nd thing in the morning is about:

Writing my Gita Diary and translating and mull over the Shloka I translate from Hindi/Sanskrit to Marathi.

Writing a Prayer – An Aarti

Writing a Useful Doha (Couplet) In HIndi, Brijbhasha, Bhojpuri

Write my Daily Budget in another small Diary – Now that I do not earn anything other than FD Interest and a meagre pension I need to keep a watch on all my expenses. The Medical expenses for the same Prescription my Docs haven’t changed – I now pay 500% in this MODI – BJP – NDA regime . Surely, Achhe Din for the Pharma industry especially the Insulin manufacturers and I am sure Seniors like me with co-morbidities and Diabetes must be cursing overtly or under breat to this government. Many of my so-called friends who do not like my comments to the PM/ HM about their inertia, inattentiveness, Cognitive dissonance have left me or blocked me on Social Media and I than the 10 Tech Giants for helping me find finally in my 68th Year who are my real friends, acquaintances and well-wishers clearly, without an iota of doubt.

Treat I’m enjoying – Yesterday was Pizza at Home day and Wife and Daughter cooked nice Corn, Capsicum Pizza. Saturday and Sunday Breakfast is NOT Oatmeal/Milk, Walnuts. – IT was Idly, Chutney, Sambar with Moringa to help take care of the sciatica pain, back pain for elderly like me.

What I’m watching (short)PlantowatchsomethingdifferentandnewonNetflixtoday.

What I’m reading — Just Surfing the web, Twitter and Whatsapp University forwards on my groups.

ऐक घड़ी आधो घड़ी , आधो हुं सो आध
कबीर संगति साधु की, कटै कोटि अपराध।

उजल बुन्द आकाश की, परि गयी भुमि बिकार
माटी मिलि भई कीच सो बिन संगति भौउ छार।

कोयला भी होये उजल, जरि बरि है जो सेत
मुरख होय ना उजला, ज्यों कालर का खेत।

चंदन जैसे संत है, सरुप जैसे संसार
वाके अंग लपटा रहै, भागै नहीं बिकार।

जा घर हरि भक्ति नहीं, संत नहीं मिहमान
ता घट जम डेरा दिया, जीवत भये मसान।

जीवन जोवन राज मद अविचल रहै ना कोये
जु दिन जाये सतसंग मे, जीवन का फल सोये।

Quote I’m pondering —“Autobiography is only to be trusted when it reveals something disgraceful. A man who gives a good account of himself is probably lying, since any life when viewed from the inside is simply a series of defeats.”— George Orwell. From Tim Farries Blog newsletter.

कबीर साहेब इन इस दोहे में स्वंय / आत्मा का परिचय देते हुए स्पष्ट किया है की मैं कौन हूँ,जाती हमारी आत्मा, प्राण हमारा नाम। अलख हमारा इष्ट, गगन हमारा ग्राम।।जब आत्मा चरम रूप से शुद्ध हो जाती है तब वह कबीर कहलाती है जो सभी बन्धनों से मुक्त होकर कोरा सत्य हो जाती है। कबीर को समझना हो तो कबीर को एक व्यक्ति की तरह से समझना चाहिए जो रहता तो समाज में है लेकिन समाज का कोई भी रंग उनकी कोरी आत्मा पर नहीं चढ़ पाता है। कबीर स्वंय में जीवन जीने और जीवन के उद्देश्य को पहचानने का प्रतिरूप है। कबीर का उद्देश्य किसी का विरोध करना मात्र नहीं था अपितु वे तो स्वंय में एक दर्शन थे, उन्होंने हर कुरीति, बाह्याचार, मानव के पतन के कारणों का विरोध किया और सद्ऱाह की और ईशारा किया। कबीर के विषय में आपको एक बात हैरान कर देगी। कबीर के समय सामंतवाद अपने प्रचंड रूप में था और सामंतवाद की आड़ में उनके रहनुमा मजहब के ठेकेदार अपनी दुकाने चला रहे थे। जब कोई विरोध का स्वर उत्पन्न होता तो उसे तलवार की धार और देवताओं के डर से चुप करवा दिया जाता। तब भला कबीर में इतना साहस कहाँ से आया की उन्होंने मुस्लिम शासकों के धर्म में व्याप्त आडंबरों का विरोध किया और सार्वजनिक रूप से इसकी घोषणा भी की। कबीर का यही साहस हमें आश्चर्य में डाल देता है। 

जहाँ एक और कबीर ने हर आडंबर और बाह्याचार का विरोध किया वहीँ तमाम तरह के अत्याचार सहने के बावजूद कबीर की वाणी में प्रतिशोध और बदले की भावना कहीं नहीं दिखती है। कबीर साहेब ने आम आदमी को धर्म को समझने की राह दिखलाई। जहाँ धर्म वेदों के छंदों, क्लिष्ट श्लोकों, वृहद धार्मिक अनुष्ठान थे जिनसे आम जन त्रस्त था, वही कबीर ने एक सीधा सा समीकरण लोगों को समझाया की ईश्वर ना तो किसी मंदिर विशेष में है और ना ही ईश्वर किसी मस्जिद में, ना तो वो काबे तक ही सीमित है और ना ही कैलाश तक ही, वह तो हर जगह व्याप्त है। आचरण की शुद्धता और सत्य मार्ग का अनुसरण करके कोई भी जीवन के उद्देश्य को पूर्ण कर सकता है। यही कारण है की कबीर साहेब ने किसी भी पंथ की स्थापना नहीं की, यह एक दीगर विषय है की आज कुछ लोग अपने स्वार्थ की पूर्ति के लिए कबीर साहेब के बताये मार्ग का अनुसरण नहीं कर रहे हैं और वास्तव में उसके विपरीत कार्य कर रहे हैं जो की एक गंभीर विषय है।https://googleads.g.doubleclick.net/pagead/ads?client=ca-pub-2730041304276508&output=html&h=157&slotname=6076310882&adk=2406437764&adf=4292636644&pi=t.ma~as.6076310882&w=628&fwrn=4&lmt=1614597400&rafmt=11&psa=0&format=628×157&url=https%3A%2F%2Flyricspandits.blogspot.com%2F2019%2F10%2Fkabira-sangat-sadhu-ki-jyo-gandhi-ki.html&flash=0&wgl=1&dt=1614597459510&bpp=2&bdt=1329&idt=2&shv=r20210224&cbv=r20190131&ptt=9&saldr=aa&abxe=1&prev_fmts=0x0%2C628x157%2C728x280%2C1200x280%2C164x250_0ads_al%2C164x600%2C628x90_0ads_al%2C628x90_0ads_al%2C628x90_0ads_al%2C628x90_0ads_al%2C1309x649&nras=2&correlator=3376361109900&frm=20&pv=1&ga_vid=973725672.1614597459&ga_sid=1614597459&ga_hid=567431486&ga_fc=0&rplot=4&u_tz=330&u_his=2&u_java=0&u_h=900&u_w=1440&u_ah=900&u_aw=1440&u_cd=30&u_nplug=2&u_nmime=2&adx=297&ady=3162&biw=1309&bih=649&scr_x=0&scr_y=575&eid=42530672%2C31060288%2C21066922%2C21068083%2C21068495&oid=3&psts=AGkb-H_fPd5hKaN1hjM4Bgt8t3pVZqJyEM3r2BoqBJ6CMWPWPaDNfZP9-V4%2CAGkb-H-Y6FzTYvSHhBj40ptJFRqT80xv0MK965C4G68FB_dngeQClgG5Qw%2CAGkb-H8tW5Foh9ld7FVRXYAHma-v2GcAGOhol3Hz6anujbvX_jCcrXJJCaZs4cw5tPYKGBfm3v2qibO4rsnE%2CAGkb-H9B1nZV9k99eGQ2v9Okzql4CeMUCh-7WSHJcZo_h4TDMfj2VRfY5kfRD4RMwz9AXfIVvhvgKIJuEOqO%2CAGkb-H-z65qe-8aOVFsZLNwwntbx-MdFRkv_HsFDaKpJCIDh-MozY7uO_9I%2CAGkb-H-4oDi74O63_Q6_myeEixnAhcMs8VhhGlZYsLYUhll66sPY2zlT3iI%2CAGkb-H-19I_AM0fMNUsmBXIJ9wFAjozemRROmLph88WZcUJoEE845plJOuQ&pvsid=2447471933041627&pem=109&ref=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.bing.com%2F&rx=0&eae=0&fc=1920&brdim=0%2C27%2C0%2C27%2C1440%2C0%2C1440%2C873%2C1309%2C649&vis=1&rsz=%7C%7Cpoebr%7C&abl=CS&pfx=0&fu=8320&bc=31&ifi=11&uci=a!b&btvi=8&fsb=1&xpc=NO95vrQe2z&p=https%3A//lyricspandits.blogspot.com&dtd=2878
कबीर साहेब के विषय में एक बात और है जो गौरतलब है उनका ख़ालिश सत्य के साथ होना, उसमे हिन्दू मुस्लिम, बड़े छोटे का कोई भेद नहीं था। जहाँ  एक और विदेशी शासकों के मुस्लिम धर्म में व्याप्त अंधविश्वास और स्वार्थ जनित रीती रिवाजों का विरोध कबीर साहेब ने किया वहीँ उन्होंने हिन्दू धर्म में व्याप्त पोंगा पंडितवाद, धार्मिक भाह्याचार, कर्मकांड, अंधविश्वास, चमत्कार, जाति प्रथा का भी मुखर विरोध किया। वस्तुतः कबीर आम जन, पीड़ित, शोषित, लोगों की जबान थे और इन लोगों ने कबीर के पथ का अनुसरण भी किया। 
उल्लेखनीय है की कबीर साहेब ने ईश्वर को लोगों तक पहुंचाया। वेदों की भारी भरकम ऋचाएं, संस्कृत की क्लिष्टता को दूर करते हुए कबीर साहेब ने लोगो को एक ही सूत्र दिया की ईश्वर किसी ग्रन्थ विशेष, स्थान विशेष तक ही सिमित नहीं है, वह हर जगह व्याप्त है। कोई भी व्यक्ति सत्य को अपनाकर ईश्वर की प्राप्ति बड़ी ही आसानी से कर सकता है।

 मोको कहाँ ढूंढे रे बन्दे
मै तो तेरे पास में

ना तीरथ में ना मूरत में
ना एकांत निवास में
ना मंदिर में ना मस्जिद में
ना काबे कैलास में

ना में जप में ना में तप में
ना में बरत उपास में
ना में क्रिया करम में रहता
नहिं जोग संन्यास में

ना ब्रह्माण्ड आकाश में
ना में प्रकृति प्रवार गुफा में
नहिं स्वांसो की स्वांस में

खोजि होए तुरत मिल जाऊं
इक पल की तालास में
कहत कबीर सुनो भई साधो
मै तो हूँ विश्वास में

कबीर साहेब किसी वर्ग विशेष से ना तो स्नेह रखते थे और नाहीं किसी वर्ग विशेष से उनको द्वेष ही था। उन्होंने मानव जीवन में जहाँ भी कोई कमी देखी उसे लोगों के समक्ष सामान्य भाषा में रखा। उल्लेखनीय है की संस्कृत भाषा तक आम जन की कोई पकड़ नहीं थी, एक तो उन्हें धार्मिक ग्रंथों से दूर रखा जाता था और दूसरा संस्कृत भाषा की क्लिष्टता। धार्मिक ग्रन्थ संस्कृत भाषा में थे और वे एक जाति और वर्ग विशेष तक सीमित रह गए थे। कबीर साहेब ने गूढ़ रहस्यों को घरेलू आम जन की भाषा में लोगो को समझाया और लोगों को उनकी सुनते ही समझ में आ जाती थी, यही कारण है कबीर साहेब के लोकप्रिय होने का। भले ही जिन लोगों की दुकाने कबीर साहेब ने चौपट कर दी थी वे कबीर साहेब के आलोचक थे लेकिन कई मौकों पर उन्होंने भी कबीर साहेब की बातों को सुनकर उसे समझा और उनकी सराहना की।

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कबीर साहेब ने अपने अंतिम समय के लिए ‘मगहर’ को क्यों चुना ? Why Kabir went to ‘Magahar’ in his Last Time : कबीर साहेब ताउम्र लोगों के अंधविश्वास के खंडन करते रहे और अपने अंतिम समय में भी उन्होंने ‘मगहर को चुना जिसके माध्यम से वे लोगों में व्याप्त एक और अंध प्रथा का खंडन करना चाहते थे। काशी या वाराणशी को लोग बहुत ही पवित्र और मोक्षदायिनी मानते थे जबकि इसके विपरीत मगहर के विषय में प्रचलित मान्यता यह थी की यदि कोई मगहर में अपने प्राणों का त्याग करता है तो वह अगले जन्म में गधा बनेगा या फिर नरक का भागी होगा। कबीर ने इस विषय पर लोगो को समझाया की स्थान विशेष का पुनर्जन्म से कोई सीधा सबंध नहीं है। यदि व्यक्ति सद्कर्म करता है और ईश्वर की प्राप्ति हेतु सत्य अपनाता है तो भले ही वह मगहर में अपने प्राण त्यागे उसका जीवन सफल होता है। 

कबीर साहेब ने अपना जीवन जहाँ वाराणसी में बिताया वही उन्होंने इसी मिथक को तोड़ने के लिए अपने अंतिम समय के लिए मगहर को चुना जहां १५१८ में उन्होंने दैहिक जीवन को छोड़ दिया। मगहर में जहाँ कबीर साहेब ने दैहिक जीवन छोड़ा वहां पर मजार और मस्जिद दोनों स्थापित है जहाँ पर प्रति दिन कबीर विचारधारा को मानने वाले व्यक्ति आते रहते हैं। 
‘क्या काशी क्या ऊसर मगहर, राम हृदय बस मोरा
जो कासी तन तजै कबीरा, रामे कौन निहोरा’
जिस हृदय में राम का वास है उसके लिए काशी और मगहर दोनों एक ही समान हैं। यदि काशी में रहकर कोई प्राण का त्याग करें तो इसमें राम का कौनसा उपकार होगा ? भाव है की भले ही काशी हो या फिर मगहर यदि हृदय में राम का वास है तो कहीं भी प्राणों का त्याग किया जाय, राम सदा उसके साथ हैं। यहाँ राम से अभिप्राय निर्गुण ईश्वर से है।

गुरु समान दाता नहीं, याचक शीष समान।
तीन लोक की सम्पदा, सो गुरु दीन्ही दान॥

गुरू को कीजै दंडवत, कोटि कोटि परनाम।
कीट न जानै भृंग को, गुरू करिले आप समान॥

दंडवत गोविंद गुरू, बन्दौं ‘अब जन’ सोय।
पहिले भये प्रनाम तिन, नमो जु आगे होय॥

गुरू गोविंद कर जानिये, रहिये शब्द समाय।
मिलै तो दंडवत बंदगी, नहिं पल पल ध्यान लगाय॥

गुरू गोविंद दोऊ खङे, किसके लागौं पाँय।
बलिहारी गुरू आपने, गोविंद दियो बताय॥

गुरू गोविंद दोउ एक हैं, दूजा सब आकार।
आपा मेटै हरि भजै, तब पावै दीदार॥

गुरू हैं बङे गोविंद ते, मन में देखु विचार।
हरि सिरजे ते वार हैं, गुरू सिरजे ते पार॥

गुरू तो गुरूआ मिला, ज्यौं आटे में लौन।
जाति पाँति कुल मिट गया, नाम धरेगा कौन॥

गुरू सों ज्ञान जु लीजिये, सीस दीजिये दान।
बहुतक भौंदू बहि गये, राखि जीव अभिमान॥

गुरू की आज्ञा आवई, गुरू की आज्ञा जाय।
कहै कबीर सो संत है, आवागवन नसाय॥

गुरू पारस गुरू पुरुष है, चंदन वास सुवास।
सतगुरू पारस जीव को, दीन्हा मुक्ति निवास॥

गुरू पारस को अन्तरो, जानत है सब सन्त।
वह लोहा कंचन करै, ये करि लेय महन्त॥

कुमति कीच चेला भरा, गुरू ज्ञान जल होय।
जनम जनम का मोरचा, पल में डारे धोय॥

गुरू धोबी सिष कापङा, साबू सिरजनहार।
सुरति सिला पर धोइये, निकसै जोति अपार॥

गुरू कुम्हार सिष कुंभ है, गढ़ि गढ़ि काढ़े खोट।
अन्तर हाथ सहार दै, बाहिर वाहै चोट॥

गुरू समान दाता नहीं, याचक सीष समान।
तीन लोक की संपदा, सो गुरू दीन्ही दान॥

पहिले दाता सिष भया, तन मन अरपा सीस।
पाछै दाता गुरू भये, नाम दिया बखसीस॥

गुरू जो बसै बनारसी, सीष समुंदर तीर।
एक पलक बिसरे नहीं, जो गुन होय सरीर॥

लच्छ कोस जो गुरू बसै, दीजै सुरति पठाय।
शब्द तुरी असवार ह्वै, छिन आवै छिन जाय॥

गुरू को सिर पर राखिये, चलिये आज्ञा मांहि।
कहे कबीर ता दास को, तीन लोक भय नाहिं॥

गुरू को मानुष जो गिनै, चरनामृत को पान।
ते नर नरके जायेंगे, जनम जनम ह्वै स्वान॥

गुरू को मानुष जानते, ते नर कहिये अंध।
होय दुखी संसार में, आगे जम का फ़ंद॥

गुरू बिन ज्ञान न ऊपजै, गुरू बिन मिलै न भेव।
गुरू बिन संशय ना मिटै, जय जय जय गुरूदेव॥

गुरू बिन ज्ञान न ऊपजै, गुरू बिन मिलै न मोष।
गुरू बिन लखै न सत्य को, गुरू बिन मिटै न दोष॥

गुरू नारायन रूप है, गुरू ज्ञान को घाट।
सतगुरू वचन प्रताप सों, मन के मिटे उचाट॥

गुरू महिमा गावत सदा, मन अति राखे मोद।
सो भव फ़िरि आवै नहीं, बैठे प्रभु की गोद॥

गुरू सेवा जन बंदगी, हरि सुमिरन वैराग।
ये चारों तबही मिले, पूरन होवै भाग॥

गुरू मुक्तावै जीव को, चौरासी बंद छोर।
मुक्त प्रवाना देहि गुरू, जम सों तिनुका तोर॥

गुरू सों प्रीति निबाहिये, जिहि तत निबहै संत।
प्रेम बिना ढिग दूर है, प्रेम निकट गुरू कंत॥

गुरू मारै गुरू झटकरै, गुरू बोरे गुरू तार।
गुरू सों प्रीति निबाहिये, गुरू हैं भव कङिहार॥

 हिरदे ज्ञान न ऊपजे, मन परतीत न होय।
ताको सदगुरू कहा करै, घनघसि कुल्हरा न होय॥

घनघसिया जोई मिले, घन घसि काढ़े धार।
मूरख ते पंडित किया, करत न लागी वार॥

सिष पूजै गुरू आपना, गुरू पूजे सब साध।
कहै कबीर गुरू सीष का, मत है अगम अगाध॥

गुरू सोज ले सीष का, साधु संत को देत।
कहै कबीरा सौंज से, लागे हरि से हेत॥

सिष किरपन गुरू स्वारथी, मिले योग यह आय।
कीच कीच कै दाग को, कैसे सकै छुङाय॥

देस दिसन्तर मैं फ़िरूं, मानुष बङा सुकाल।
जा देखै सुख ऊपजै, वाका पङा दुकाल॥

सत को ढूंढ़त में फ़िरूं, सतिया मिलै न कोय।
जब सत कूं सतिया मिले, विष तजि अमृत होय॥

स्वामी सेवक होय के, मन ही में मिलि जाय।
चतुराई रीझै नहीं, रहिये मन के मांय॥

धन धन सिष की सुरति कूं, सतगुरू लिये समाय।
अन्तर चितवन करत है, तुरतहि ले पहुंचाय॥

गुरू विचारा क्या करै, बांस न ईंधन होय।
अमृत सींचै बहुत रे, बूंद रही नहि कोय॥

गुरू भया नहि सिष भया, हिरदे कपट न जाव।
आलो पालो दुख सहै, चढ़ि पाथर की नाव॥

चच्छु होय तो देखिये, जुक्ती जानै सोय।
दो अंधे को नाचनो, कहो काहि पर मोय॥

गुरू कीजै जानि कै, पानी पीजै छानि।
बिना विचारै गुरू करै, पङै चौरासी खानि॥

गुरू तो ऐसा चाहिये, सिष सों कछू न लेय।
सिष तो ऐसा चाहिये, गुरू को सब कुछ देय॥ 

अंतर ज्योति सब्द यक नारी, हरि ब्रह्मा ताके त्रिपुरारी ।
ते तिरिये भग लिंग अंनता, तेउ न जानै आदि न अंता ।
बाखरि एक विधातै कीन्हा, चौदह ठहर पाटि सो लीन्हा ।
हरि हर ब्रह्मा महंतो नाउं, तिन पुनि तीनि बसाबल गाऊॅ ।
तिन पुनि रचल खंड ब्रह्मांडा, छौ दर्शन छानव पाखंडा ।
पेटहि काहु न वेद पढ़ाया, सुनति कराय तुरक नहिं आया ।
नारी मोचित गर्भ प्रसूति? स्वांग धरै बहुतै करतूती ।
तहिया हम तुम एकै लोहू, एकै प्राण बियापै मोहू ।
एकै जनी जना संसारा? कौन ज्ञान ते भयो निनारा?
भौ बालक भगद्वारे आया? भग भोगे ते पुरुष कहाया ।
अविगति की गति काहु न जानी, एक जीभ कत कहौं बखानी ।
जो मुख होइ जीभ दस लाखा, तो को आय महंतो भाखा ।
कहिह कबीर पुकारि कै, ई लेऊ व्यवहार ।
राम नाम जाने बिना, बूडि मुवा संसार । 
जो गुरु बसै बनारसी, शीष समुन्दर तीर।
एक पलक बिखरे नहीं, जो गुण होय शारीर॥  

जस जिव आपु मिलै अस कोई, बहुत धर्म सुख हृदया होई ।
जासों बात राम की कही, प्रीति ना काहू सों निर्वही ।
एकै भाव सकल जग देखी, बाहर परे सो होय बिबेकी ।
विषय मोह के फंद छोडाई, जहाँ जाय तहँ काटु कसाई ।
अहै कसाई छूरी हाथा, कैसेहु आवै काटौ माथा?
मानुस बडे बडे हो आए, एकै पंडित सबै पढाये ।
पढना पढौ धरौ जनि गोई, नहिं तो निश्चय जाहु बिगोई ।
सुमिरन करहु राम के, छाडहु दुख की आस ।
तर ऊपर धर चापि हैं, जस कोल्हु कोट पचास ।

क्या कबीर साहेब विवाहित थे : जिस प्रकार से कबीर साहेब के माता पिता के सबंध में अनेकों विचार प्रसिद्द हैं तो एक दुसरे से मुख्तलिफ हैं, वैसे ही उनके परिवार के विषय में कोई भी एक मान्य राय की सुचना उपलब्ध नहीं है। कबीर को जहाँ कुछ लोग अविवाहित मानते हैं वही कुछ लोग कबीर का भरा पूरा परिवार बताते हैं। इन्ही मान्यताओं के आधार पर ऐसा माना जाता है की कबीर साहेब की पत्नि का नाम लोई था। कबीर पंथ के विद्वान व्यक्ति कहते हैं की कबीर ब्रह्मचारी थे और वे नारी को साधना में बाधक मानते थे।
नारी कुण्ड नरक का, बिरला थंभै बाग।
कोई साधू जन ऊबरै, सब जग मूँवा लाग॥पहलो कुरूप, कुजाति,
कुलक्खिनी साहुरै येइयै दूरी।
अबकी सरूप, सुजाति, सुलक्खिनी सहजै उदर धरी।
भई सरी मुई मेरी पहिली वरी। जुग-जुग जीवो मेरी उनकी घरी।
मेरी बहुरिया कै धनिया नाऊ।
कबीर साहेब के पुत्र का नाम कमाल माना जाता है। 
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बूडा़ वंश कबीर का, उपजा पूत कमाल।
हरि का सुमिरन छाँड़ि कै, भरि लै आया माल।।

कबीर के विचार जो बदल सकते हैं आपका जीवन / Kabir Thoughts Can Change Your Life :

  • पुरुषार्थ से धन अर्जन करो। किसी के ऊपर आश्रित ना बनो। माँगना मौत के सामान है।  
  • गुरु का स्थान इस्वर से भी महान है क्यों की गुरु ही साधक को सत्य की राह दिखाता है और सद्मार्ग की और अग्रसर होता है। गुरु किसे बनाना चाहिए इस विषय को गंभीरता से लेते हुए गुरु का चयन करना चाहिए। दस बीस लोगों का झुण्ड बनाकर कोई गुरु नहीं बन सकता है।  
  • समय रहते ईश्वर का सुमिरन करना चाहिए। एक रोज यहाँ संसार छोड़कर सभी को जाना है। व्यक्ति में दया, धर्म जरुरत मंदों की मदद करने जैसे मानवीय गुण होने चाहिए। निर्धन को मदद करनी चाहिए। 
  • सुख रहते हुए अगर प्रभु को याद कर लिया जाय तो दुःख नहीं होगा।तृष्णा और माया के फाँस को समझकर इन्हे त्यागकर सदा जीवन बिताना चाहिए।  
  • जो पैदा हुआ है वो एक रोज मृत्यु को प्राप्त होगा। सिर्फ चार दिन की चांदनी है। पलाश के वृक्ष में जब फूल लगते हैं तो बहुत आकर्षक और मनोरम प्रतीत होता है। कुछ ही समय बाद फूल झड़ जाते हैं और वह ठूंठ की तरह खड़ा रहता है। काया की क्षीण होने से पहले प्रभु को याद करना जीवन का उद्देश्य है। राजा हो या रंक यम किसी को रियायत नहीं देता है।  
  • जैसे घर में छांया के लिए वृक्ष होना चाहिए उसी भांति निंदक को दोस्त बनाना चाहिए। निंदक हमारी कमियों को गिनाता है जिससे सुधार करने में सहायता मिलती है। जो मित्र हां में हां भरे वो मित्र नहीं शत्रु होता है। 
  • अति हर विषय में वर्जित है। ना ज्यादा बोलना चाहिए और ना ज्यादा चुप। संतुलित व्यवहार उत्तम है। 
  • कोशिश करने वालों की कभी पराजय नहीं होती। एक बार कोशिश करके निराश नहीं होना चाहिए सतत प्रयाश करने चाहिए। जो गोताखोर गहरे पानी में गोता लगाता है वह कुछ न कुछ प्राप्त अवश्य करता है। 
  • धैर्य व्यक्ति का आभूषण है। धैर्य से ही सभी कार्य संपन्न होते हैं। जल्दबाजी में लिए गए निर्णय सदा घातक होते हैं। जैसे माली सब्र रखता है और पौधों को सींचता रहता है और ऋतू आने पर स्वतः ही फूल लग जाते हैं। उसकी जल्दबाजी से फूल नहीं आएंगे इसलिए हर कार्य में धैर्य रखना चाहिए। 
  • उपयोगी विचारों का चयन करके जीवन में उतार लेने चाहिए। निरर्थक और सारहीन विचारों का त्याग कर देना चाहिए, जैसे सूप उपयोगी दानों को छांट कर अलग कर देता है और थोथा उड़ा देता है उसी प्रकार से महत्वहीन विचारों को छोड़कर उपयोगी विचारों का चयन कर लेना चाहिए।  
  • समय रहते प्रभु की शरण में चले जाना चाहिए। काया के क्षीण होने पर यम दरवाजे पर दस्तक देने लग जाता है। उस समय उस दास की फरियाद कौन सुनेगा। विडम्बना है की बाल्य काल खेलने में, जवानी दम्भ में और फिर परिवार के फाँस में फसकर व्यक्ति सत्य के मार्ग से विमुख हो जाता है और इस संसार को अपना स्थायी घर समझने लग जाता है। बुढ़ापे में प्रभु जी याद आते है लेकिन उसकी फरियाद नहीं सुनी जाती और वह फिर से जन्म मरण के भंवर में गिर जाता है। 
  • जीवन की महत्ता अमूल्य है, इसे कौड़ियों के भाव से खर्च नहीं करना चाहिए। यह जीवन प्रभु भक्ति के लिए दिया गया है। विषय विकार और तृष्णा इसे कौड़ी में बदल कर रख देते हैं। इसके महत्त्व को समझ कर प्रभु के चरणों में ध्यान लगाना चाहिए।जीवन अमूल्य मोती के समान है इसे कौड़ी में मत बदलो। 
  • व्यक्ति को उसी स्थान पर रहना चाहिए जहाँ पर उसके विचारों को समझ कर उसकी क़द्र हो। मुर्ख व्यक्तियों के बीच समझदार उपहास का पात्र बनता है। जैसे धोभी का उस स्थान पर कोई कार्य नहीं है जहां लोगो के पास कपडे ही ना हों। इसलिए सामान विचारधारा के लोगों के बीच ही व्यक्ति को रहना चाहिए और अपने विचार रखने चाहिए अन्यथा वह मखौल का पात्र बनकर रह जाता है।  
  • जीवन में धीरज का अत्यंत महत्त्व होता है। जल्दबाजी से कोई निर्णय नहीं निकलता है। जीवन का कोई भी क्षेत्र हो धीरज वो आभूषण है जो मनुष्य को सुशोभित करता है। जैसे कबीरदास जी ने कहा है वो हर आयाम में लागू होता है। माली पौधों को ना जाने कितनी बार सींचता है, ऐसा नहीं है की पानी डालते ही उसमे फूल लग जाते हैं। फूल लगने का एक निश्चित समय होता है, निश्चित समय के आने पर ही पौधों में फूल लगते हैं। आशय स्पष्ट है की हमें हर क्षेत्र में धीरज धारण करना चाहिए और अपने प्रयत्न करते रहने चाहिए। अनुकूल समय के आने पर फल स्वतः ही प्राप्त हो जाता है। 
  • जीवन कोई भी आयाम हो या फिर भक्ति ही क्यों ना हो, बगैर कठोर मेहनत के किसी क्षेत्र में सफलता प्राप्त नहीं होती है। जैसे सतही रूप से व्यक्ति कोशिश करता है, किनारे पर डूबने के डर से बैठा रहता है, निराश हो जाता है, वो कुछ भी करने से डरता है। जो इस डर को दूर करके गहरे पानी में गोता लगाता है, वह अवश्य ही मोती प्राप्त कर पाता है। यहाँ कबीर का साफ़ उद्देश्य है की कठोर मेहनत से मनवांछित परिणाम प्राप्त किये जा सकते हैं।

कबीर के गुरु कौन थे Who Was Kabir’s Guru : मान्यता है की कबीर साहेब के गुरु का नाम रामानंद जी थे। “काशी में परगट भये , रामानंद चेताये ” हालाँकि कबीर साहेब के जानकारों की एक अलाहिदा राय है की कबीर साहेब स्वंय परमब्रह्म थे और उनका कोई गुरु नहीं था। कबीर साहेब का जन्म कहाँ हुआ : When was Kabir Born : महान संत और आध्यात्मिक कबीर दास का जन्म वर्ष 1440 में और मृत्यु वर्ष 1518 में हुई थी। इस्लाम के अनुसार ‘कबीर’ का अर्थ महान होता है। क्या कबीर साकार ईश्वर को मानते थे What are the ideas of Kabir on God : कबीर साहेब परम सत्ता को एक ही मानते थे उनके अनुसार लोगों ने उसका अपनी सुविधा के अनुसार नामकरण मात्र किया है जबकि वह एक ही है और सर्वत्र विद्यमान हैं। राम-रहीम एक है, नाम धराया दोय। कहै कबीर दो नाम सुनि, भरम परौ मति कोय।। वह किसी स्थान विशेष का मोहताज नहीं है, वह सर्वत्र विद्यमान है और वह घर पर भी है उसे ढूंढने के लिए किसी भी यात्रा की जरूरत हैं है। जो भी सत्य है वह ईश्वर ही है। कबीर साहेब ने तात्कालिक मूर्तिपूजा का घोर खंडन करते हुए ईशर को निराकार घोषित किया।कबीर साहेब ने मानव देह कब छोड़ी Where did Sant Kabir die? : कबीर साहेब ने जीवन भर लोगो को शिक्षाएं दी जो आज भी प्रसंगिक हैं और उन्होंने अपनी मृत्य को भी लोगो के समक्ष एक शिक्षा के रूप में रखा। उस समय मान्यता थी की यदि कोई काशी में मरता है तो स्वर्ग और मगहर में यदि कोई मरता है तो वह गधा बनता है, इसी रूढ़ि को तोड़ने के लिए कबीर साहेब ने मगहर को चुना।  क्या कबीर सूफी संत थे Was Kabir a Sufi saint? : कबीर के विचार स्वतंत्र थे, निष्पक्ष थे और आडंबरों से परे थे, यही बात कबीर साहेब को अन्य पंथ और मान्यताओं से अलग करती है। कबीर साहेब सूफी संत नहीं थे लेकिन यह एक दीगर विषय है की बाबा बुल्ले शाह के विचार कबीर साहेब से बहुत मिलते जुलते हैं, मसलन-

 मक्का गयां गल मुकदी नाहीं, भावें सो सो जुम्मे पढ़ आएं
गंगा गयां गल मुकदी नाहीं, भावें सो सो गोते खाएं
गया गयां गल मुकदी नाहीं, भावें सो सो पंड पढ़ आएं
बुल्ले शाह गल त्यों मुकदी, जद “मैं” नु दिलों गवाएँ
चल वे बुल्लेया चल ओथे चलिये जिथे सारे अन्ने,
न कोई साड्डी जात पिछाने ते न कोई सान्नु मन्ने
पढ़ पढ़ आलम फाज़ल होयां, कदीं अपने आप नु पढ़याऍ ना
जा जा वडदा मंदर मसीते, कदी मन अपने विच वडयाऍ ना
एवैएन रोज़ शैतान नाल लड़दान हे, कदी नफस अपने नाल लड़याऍ ना
बुल्ले शाह अस्मानी उड़याँ फडदा हे, जेडा घर बैठा ओन्नु फडयाऍ ना
मस्जिद ढा दे मंदिर ढा दे, ढा दे जो कुछ दिसदा
एक बन्दे दा दिल न ढाइन, क्यूंकि रब दिलां विच रेहेंदा
बुल्ले नालों चूल्हा चंगा, जिस ते अन्न पकाई दा
रल फकीरा मजलिस करदे, भोरा भोरा खाई दा
रब रब करदे बुड्ढे हो गए, मुल्ला पंडित सारे
रब दा खोज खरा न लब्बा, सजदे कर कर हारे
रब ते तेरे अन्दर वसदा, विच कुरान इशारे
बुल्ले शाह रब ओनु मिलदा, जेडा अपने नफस नु मारे
सर ते टोपी ते नीयत खोटी, लेना की टोपी सर धर के
चिल्ले कीता पर रब न मिलया, लेना की चिल्लेयाँ विच वड के
 तस्बीह फिरि पर दिल न फिरेया, लेना की तस्बीह हथ फेर के
 बुल्लेया झाग बिना दूध नई जमदा, ते भांवे लाल होवे कढ कढ के
पढ़ पढ़ इल्म किताबां नु, तू नाम रखा लया क़ाज़ी
हथ विच फर के तलवारां, तू नाम रखा लया ग़ाज़ी
मक्के मदीने टी फिर आयां, तू नाम रखा लया हाजी
ओ बुल्लेया! तू कुछ न कित्तां, जे तू रब न किता राज़ी
जे रब मिलदा नहातेयां धोतयां, ते रब मिलदा ददुआन मछलियाँ
 जे रब मिलदा जंगल बेले, ते मिलदा गायां वछियाँ
जे रब मिलदा विच मसीतीं, ते मिलदा चम्चडकियाँ
ओ बुल्ले शाह रब ओन्नु मिलदा, तय नीयत जिंना दीयां सचियां
रातीं जागां ते शेख सदा वें , पर रात नु जागां कुत्ते, ते तो उत्ते
रातीं भोंकों बस न करदे, फेर जा लारा विच सुत्ते, ते तो उत्ते
यार दा बुहा मूल न छडदे, पावें मारो सो सो जूते, ते तो उत्ते
बुल्ले शाह उठ यार मन ले , नईं ते बाज़ी ले गए कुत्ते, ते तो उत्ते 

कबीर साहेब ने किस भाषा में लिखा है In which language Kabir Das wrote : गौरतलब है की कबीर साहेब ने स्वंय कुछ भी नहीं लिखा है। जो भी लिखित है वह उनके समर्थक /अनुयायिओं के द्वारा कबीर साहेब की वाणी को सुन कर लिखा गया है। “मसि कागद छूऔं नहीं, कलम गहौं नहि हाथ चारों जुग कै महातम कबिरा मुखहिं जनाई बात” कबीर साहेब ने जो देखा वही कहा और यही कारण है की उनके अनुयायिओं के द्वारा विभिन्न भाषा / अपने क्षेत्र, अंचल की भाषा को काम में लिया गया जिसके कारन से हिंदी पंजाबी, राजस्थानी और गुजराती के शब्द हमें उनकी लेखनी में मिलते हैं। आचार्य रामचंद्र शुक्ल इस इस मिलीजुली भाषा को सधुकड़ि भाषा का नाम दिया है। 
कबीर की जाति क्या थी? What is the Cast of Kabir, What is the Religion of Kabir Hindu or Muslim: वैसे तो यह सवाल ही अनुचित है की कबीर के जाति क्या थी क्योंकि कबीर ने सदा ही जातिवाद का विरोध किया। यह सवाल जहन में उठता है क्योंकि हम जानना चाहते हैं ! संत की कोई जाति नहीं होती और ना ही उसका कोई धर्म ! कबीर की जाति और धर्म जानने की उत्सुकता का कारन है की वस्तुतः हम मान लेते हैं की दलित साहित्य चिंतन और लेखन करने वाला दलित ही होना चाहिए। कबीर साहेब ने बरसों से चली आ रही सामजिक और जातिगत मान्यताओं को खारिज करते हुए मानव को मानव होने का गौरव दिलाया और घोषित किया की 
एक बूंद एकै मल मूत्र, एक चम् एक गूदा।
एक जोति थैं सब उत्पन्ना, कौन बाम्हन कौन सूदा।।
 जातिगत और जन्म के आधार पर कबीर साहेब ने किसी की श्रेष्ठता मानने से इंकार किया। बहरहाल, क्या कबीर दलित थे ? मान्य चिंतकों और साहित्य की जानकारी रखने वाले विद्वानों के अनुसार कबीर साहेब दलित नहीं थे क्यों की समकालिक सामाजिक परिस्थितियों में दलितों को ‘अछूत’ माना जाता था। कबीर साहेब के विषय में ऐसा कोई प्रमाण नहीं है। मान्यताओं के आधार पर कबीर साहेब जुलाहे (मुस्लिम जुलाहे ) से सबंध रखते थे और मुस्लिम समाज में अश्प्रश्य, छूआछूत जैसे कोई भी अवधारणा नहीं रही है, हाँ, गरीब और अमीर कुल का होना एक दीगर विषय हो सकता है। जाँति  न  पूछो  साधा  की  पूछ  लीजिए  ज्ञान।
मोल  करो  तलवार  का  पड़ा  रहने  दो  म्यान।
इसके विपरीत आचार्य हजारी प्रसाद द्विवेदी जी कबीर साहेब का जन्म ब्राह्मण जाती में होना बताते हैं और कबीर साहेब को ‘नाथपंथी होना’ बताते हैं। डॉक्टर धर्मवीर भारती जी के अनुसार कबीर साहेब मुस्लिम जुलाहे तो थे ही और अछूत भी थे जो कुछ समझ से परे की बात लगती है। कबीर साहेब दलित थे या नहीं यह विवाद का विषय हो सकता है लेकिन कबीर साहेब की दलित चेतना सभी को एक स्वर में मान्य है।

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Hi All!

Here is What I do daily:

Health Ckeck : Blood Pressure, Weight, Temperature, SPO2 % and Every Week on Saturday Blood Sugar – FBS and PPBS.

I like to check Bio-rhythm and count the Heart Points on the Google Fit.

Writing I do 2nd thing in the morning is about:

Writing my Gita Diary and translating and mull over the Shloka I translate from Hindi/Sanskrit to Marathi.

Writing a Prayer – An Aarti

Writing a Useful Doha (Couplet) In HIndi, Brijbhasha, Bhojpuri

Write my Daily Budget in another small Diary – Now that I do not earn anything other than FD Interest and a meagre pension I need to keep a watch on all my expenses. The Medical expenses for the same Prescription my Docs haven’t changed – I now pay 500% in this MODI – BJP – NDA regime . Surely, Achhe Din for the Pharma industry especially the Insulin manufacturers and I am sure Seniors like me with co-morbidities and Diabetes must be cursing overtly or under breat to this government. Many of my so-called friends who do not like my comments to the PM/ HM about their inertia, inattentiveness, Cognitive dissonance have left me or blocked me on Social Media and I than the 10 Tech Giants for helping me find finally in my 68th Year who are my real friends, acquaintances and well-wishers clearly, without an iota of doubt.

Treat I’m enjoying – Yesterday was Pizza at Home day and Wife and Daughter cooked nice Corn, Capsicum Pizza. Saturday and Sunday Breakfast is NOT Oatmeal/Milk, Walnuts. – IT was Idly, Chutney, Sambar with Moringa to help take care of the sciatica pain, back pain for elderly like me.

What I’m watching (short)PlantowatchsomethingdifferentandnewonNetflixtoday.

What I’m reading — Just Surfing the web, Twitter and Whatsapp University forwards on my groups.

EXPLORE YOUR CURIOSITY

1. “You are a jigsaw puzzle piece of a certain shape. You could change your shape to fit an existing hole in the world. That was the traditional plan. But there’s another way that can often be better for you and for the world: to grow a new puzzle around you.”

— Grow the Puzzle Around You

2. “It’s not true that more feedback is better. It’s also not true that coaches provide the best feedback. There are two main types of feedback. There is feedback that’s internally generated and feedback that’s externally generated.”

— The Velocity of Skill Development

3. “There are three variants of procrastination, depending on what you do instead of working on something: you could work on (a) nothing, (b) something less important, or (c) something more important. That last type, I’d argue, is good procrastination. […] Good procrastination is avoiding errands to do real work. Good in a sense, at least. The people who want you to do the errands won’t think it’s good. But you probably have to annoy them if you want to get anything done.”

— Good and Bad Procrastination

A QUOTE TO THINK ABOUT

“One lesson I’ve learned is that if the job I do were easy, I wouldn’t derive so much satisfaction from it. The thrill of winning is in direct proportion to the effort I put in before. I also know, from long experience, that if you make an effort in training when you don’t especially feel like making it, the payoff is that you will win games when you are not feeling your best. That is how you win championships, that is what separates the great player from the merely good player. The difference lies in how well you’ve prepared.”

— Rafael Nadal in Rafa (p. 287)


Hi All!

Here is What I do daily:

Health Ckeck : Blood Pressure, Weight, Temperature, SPO2 % and Every Week on Saturday Blood Sugar – FBS and PPBS.

I like to check Bio-rhythm and count the Heart Points on the Google Fit.

Writing I do 2nd thing in the morning is about:

Writing my Gita Diary and translating and mull over the Shloka I translate from Hindi/Sanskrit to Marathi.

Writing a Prayer – An Aarti

Writing a Useful Doha (Couplet) In HIndi, Brijbhasha, Bhojpuri

Write my Daily Budget in another small Diary – Now that I do not earn anything other than FD Interest and a meagre pension I need to keep a watch on all my expenses. The Medical expenses for the same Prescription my Docs haven’t changed – I now pay 500% in this MODI – BJP – NDA regime . Surely, Achhe Din for the Pharma industry especially the Insulin manufacturers and I am sure Seniors like me with co-morbidities and Diabetes must be cursing overtly or under breat to this government. Many of my so-called friends who do not like my comments to the PM/ HM about their inertia, inattentiveness, Cognitive dissonance have left me or blocked me on Social Media and I than the 10 Tech Giants for helping me find finally in my 68th Year who are my real friends, acquaintances and well-wishers clearly, without an iota of doubt.

Treat I’m enjoying – Yesterday was Pizza at Home day and Wife and Daughter cooked nice Corn, Capsicum Pizza. Saturday and Sunday Breakfast is NOT Oatmeal/Milk, Walnuts. – IT was Idly, Chutney, Sambar with Moringa to help take care of the sciatica pain, back pain for elderly like me.

What I’m watching (short)PlantowatchsomethingdifferentandnewonNetflixtoday.

What I’m reading — Just Surfing the web, Twitter and Whatsapp University forwards on my groups.

Quote I’m pondering —“Autobiography is only to be trusted when it reveals something disgraceful. A man who gives a good account of himself is probably lying, since any life when viewed from the inside is simply a series of defeats.”— George Orwell. From Tim Farries Blog newsletter.

Count me in … by Seth Godin


* “Count me in” [ https://feeds.feedblitz.com/~/645316300/0/sethsblog/posts~Count-me-in/ ]

That’s the opposite of, “count me out.”

Either you seek to unite and be part of it. Or to divide and watch it go away.

Whatever ‘it’ might be.

We can seek to trigger those we’ve decided are our enemies, undermine the standards and burn it all down. Or we can commit to the possibility that together, we can create something that works.

It’s not that hard to realize that even if we can’t always see the gunwales on the boat, we’re all in the same one.

Zero Discrimination Day – 1 March


 

This day is celebrated annually to promote gender equality in all walks of life by the member countries of the UN. 

Content marketing ideas:     

  • Listicle idea: How can you support your non-binary kid? 
  • Infographic idea: Countries that are successfully bridging the wage gap  
  • Video idea: Here’s what COVID-19 has taught us about championing gender equality 
  • Podcast idea: Is entrepreneurship the only way to empower housewives?  

Scatter Newsletter I like and subscribe


Scatter Calendar March 2021 

BY SCATTERCONTENT6 MIN READ

March marks the gateway to the start of summer – a summer that many hope will be better than the last. So, as temperatures start to rise across the country, make sure to cash in on the month’s hot topics – from World Theater Day to World Wildlife Day – and initiate meaningful conversations with your audience. 

What’s new in March 2021?  

EPFO to declare PF interest rate for 2020-21 on March 4 

EPFO Interest rate

Content marketing ideas:     

  • Listicle idea: How much should you contribute to your PF? 
  • Infographic idea: A look at the changing Provident Fund rates over the years 
  • Video idea: How do governments across the world prepare their citizens for retirement? 
  • Podcast idea: What are the best instruments to plan your retirement? 

The validity of expired driver’s license and vehicle documents extended to 31 March 2021 

Content marketing ideas:     

  • Listicle idea: Steps to renew your driver’s license 
  • Infographic idea: What are the documents you need to carry while driving? 
  • Video idea: What should you know to pass your driving test? 
  • Podcast idea: How do driving laws differ around the world? 

W.O.T.D.


WORD OF THE DAY
Aposematicap-ə-sə-MAD-ikPart of speech: adjectiveOrigin: Greek, late 19th century
1(of coloration or markings) serving to warn or repel predators.2(of an animal) having aposematic coloration or markings.
 
Examples of Aposematic in a sentence “Poison dart frogs have bright aposematic designs to warn potential predators that they are venomous.” “Monarch butterfly caterpillars are poisonous, which is why they have aposematic coloring.”

The would be 8 year old (60+) Weblog


Hi All!

Here is What I do daily:

Health Ckeck : Blood Pressure, Weight, Temperature, SPO2 % and Every Week on Saturday Blood Sugar – FBS and PPBS.

Writing I do 2nd thing in the morning is about:

Writing my Gita Diary and translating and mull over the Shloka I translate from Hindi/Sanskrit to Marathi.

Writing a Prayer – An Aarti

Writing a Useful Doha (Couplet) In HIndi, Brijbhasha, Bhojpuri

Write my Daily Budget in another small Diary – Now that I do not earn anything other than FD Interest and a meagre pension I need to keep a watch on all my expenses. The Medical expenses for the same Prescription my Docs haven’t changed – I now pay 500% in this MODI – BJP – NDA regime . Surely, Achhe Din for the Pharma industry especially the Insulin manufacturers and I am sure Seniors like me with co-morbidities and Diabetes must be cursing overtly or under breat to this government. Many of my so-called friends who do not like my comments to the PM/ HM about their inertia, inattentiveness, Cognitive dissonance have left me or blocked me on Social Media and I than the 10 Tech Giants for helping me find finally in my 68th Year who are my real friends, acquaintances and well-wishers clearly, without an iota of doubt.

Treat I’m enjoying – Yesterday was Pizza at Home day and Wife and Daughter cooked nice Corn, Capsicum Pizza. Saturday and Sunday Breakfast is NOT Oatmeal/Milk, Walnuts. – IT was Idly, Chutney, Sambar with Moringa to help take care of the sciatica pain, back pain for elderly like me.

What I’m watching (short) – Plan to watch something different and new on Netflix today.

What I’m reading — Just Surfing the web, Twitter and Whatsapp University forwards on my groups.

Quote I’m pondering —“Autobiography is only to be trusted when it reveals something disgraceful. A man who gives a good account of himself is probably lying, since any life when viewed from the inside is simply a series of defeats.”— George Orwell. From Tim Farries Blog newsletter.

Word of the Day


WORD OF THE DAY
Peripeteiaper-ə-pə-TEE-yəPart of speech: nounOrigin: Greek, late 16th century
1A sudden reversal of fortune or change in circumstances, especially in reference to fictional narrative.
 
Examples of Peripeteia in a sentence “The Prince and the Pauper is a classic tale of peripeteia.” “The audience was relieved to find that Charles’ peripeteia did not result in the loss of his family fortune.”

Kabir Dohe for Introspecting Self


Kaami Krodhi Laalchi, Inse Bhakti Naa Hoye |
Bhakti Kare Koi Soorma, Jati Waran Kul Khoy ||

What kind of devotion can you expect from a man of sensual pleasures, anger or greed? The valiant person who leaves behind his family and caste can be a true devotee.
Baid Mua Rogi Mua, Mua Sakal Sansar |
Ek Kabira Naa Mua, Jehi Ke Raam Adhaar ||

A physician has to die, a patient has to die. Kabir won’t die as he has offered himself to Ram who is the all pervading consciousness.
Prem Na Badi Upjai, Prem Na Haat Bikaay |
Raaja Praja Johi Ruche, Sheesh Dei Le Jaay ||

One can’t reap harvest of love at one’s field. One can’t buy love at market place. He whosoever likes love, he may be a King or a common man, he should offer his head and become eligible to be a lover.
Prem Pyala Jo Piye, Sheesh Dakshina Dey |
Lobhi Sheesh Na De Sake, Naam Prem Ka Ley ||

One who wants to drink a glass of love should pay for it by offering his head. A greedy man can’t offer his head and talks about love.
Daya Bhaav Hriday Nahi, Gyan Thake Behad |
Te Nar Narak Hi Jayenge, Suni Suni Saakhi Shabd ||

They have no mercy in their heart. They are tired due to labor of gaining knowledge. They will definitely go to hell as they know nothing else but dry words.
Jaha Kaam Taha Naam Nahi, Jaha Naam Nahi Waha Kaam |
Dono Kabhu Nahi Mile, Ravi Rajni Ik Dhaam ||

He who remembers God knows no sensual pleasures. He who doesn’t remember God takes delight in sensual pleasures. God and sensual pleasures won’t unite as there can be no union of the Sun and the night.
Unche Paani Naa Tike, Neeche Hi Thahraay |
Neecha Ho So Bharie Pie, Uncha Pyasa Jaay ||

Water flows down and it won’t hang in air. Those who know the ground realities enjoy water, those who are floating in air can’t.
Jab Hi Naam Hirday Dharyo, Bhayo Paap Kaa Naash |
Mano Chingi Agni Ki, Pari Purani Ghaas ||

Once you remember God it causes destruction of all sins. It is like a spark of fire contacting a heap of dry grass.
Sukh Saagar Ka Sheel Hai, Koi Na Paave Thaah |
Shabd Bina Sadhu Nahi, Dravya Bina Nahi Shah ||

Politeness is a boundless ocean of bliss. None can fathom depth of politeness. As a person without money can’t be rich, a person can’t be good without politeness.
Baahar Kya Dikhlaye, Antar Japiye Raam |
Kaha Kaaj Sansar Se, Tujhe Dhani Se Kaam ||

There is no need of any show. You should chant Ram internally. You should not be concerned with the world but with the master of the world.
Fal Karan Sewa Kare, Kare Naa Man Se Kaam |
Kahe Kabeer Sewak Nahi, Chahai Couguna Daam ||

He is not doing anything to serve God. He expects four times return for whatever he does. He is not a devotee of God.
Kabira Yah Tan Jaat Hai, Sake To Thour Laga |
Kai Sewa Kar Sadhu Ki, Kai Govind Gun Gaa ||

Kabir says that this body of ours is approaching death. We should do something worthwhile. We should serve good people. We should remember virtue of God.
Sona Sajjan Sadhu Jan, Toot Jude Sou Baar |
Durjan Kumbh Kumhar Ke, Eike Dhaka Darar ||

Good people won’t take time to be good again even after something is done to distance them away. Gold is malleable and not brittle. Bad people won’t return and stay away forever if something happens with them. Earthen pot made by a pitcher is brittle and once broken it is broken forever.
Jag Me Bairi Koi Nahi, Jo Man Sheetal Hoy |
Yah Aapaa To Daal De, Daya Kare Sab Koye ||

There are no enemies in the world if our mind is cool. If we don’t have ego all are merciful to us.
Prembhaav Ek Chahiye, Bhesh Anek Banaay |
Chaahe Ghar Me Waas Kar, Chaahe Ban Ko Jaaye ||

You may stay at home or you may go to woods. If you want to remain connected with God, you should have love in your heart.
Saadhu Sati Aur Surma, Inki Baat Agaadh |
Asha Chhode Deh Ki, Tan Ki Anthak Saadh ||

A good person, a lady that burns ablaze on the pyre of her husband and a brave man do something very great. They are not at all concerned with what happens to their body.
Hari Sangat Sheetal Bhaya, Miti Moh Ki Taap |
Nishiwasar Sukh Nidhi, Laha Ann Pragata App ||

Those who realize God become calm and cool. They put an end to their heat of infatuation. They are blissful day and night.
Awat Gari Ek Hai, Ultan Hoye Anek |
Kah Kabeer Nahi Ultiye, Wahi Ek Kee Ek ||

If someone says us a word of abuse, we give back many words of abuse. Kabir says that we should not do that. Let one word of abuse remain one only.
Ujjwal Pahare Kaapda, Paan Supaari Khaay |
Ek Hari Ke Naam Bin, Bandha Yampur Jaay ||

The robes are very impressive. The mouth is full of fresheners. But see if you want to avoid hell you should remember God.
Awagun Kahu Sharab Ka, Aapa Ahmak Hoy |
Maanush Se Pashua Bhaya, Daam Gaanth Se Khoye ||

A person loses his balance if he takes liquor. He becomes a beast by spending his own money.
Kabira Garab Naa Kijiye, Kabhu Naa Hasiye Koy |
Ajahoo Naav Samudra Me, Naa Jaane Ka Hoye ||

Don’t, don’t feel proud. Don’t laugh at others. Your life is a ship in ocean you don’t know what may happen the very next moment.
Kabira Kalah Aru Kalpana, Sat Sangati Se Jaay |
Dukh Baase Bhaga Phirai, Sukh Me Rahai Samaay ||

If you associate with good people you may put an end to conflicts and baseless imaginations. That will put an end to your plight and make your life blissful.
Kaah Bharosa Deh Ka, Binas Jaat Chhan Maarhi |
Saans Saans Sumiran Karo, Aur Yatan Kuchh Naahi ||

There is no guarantee that this body will be there the next moment. You should remember God every moment you live.
Kutil Bachan Sabse Bura, Jaase Hot Na Haar |
Saadhoo Bachan Jal Roop Hai, Barse Amrit Dhaar ||

A bad word said to cause agony to others is the worst thing in this world. None gets defeated on listening to bad words. A good word that soothes others is like water and it showers nectar on those who listen.
Kabira Loha Ek Hai, Gadhne Me Hai Pher |
Taahi Ka Bakhtar Bane, Tahi Kee Shamsher ||

The same metal takes different forms.
Kabira Sota Kya Kare, Jaago Japo Muraar |
Ek Din Hai Sovna, Laambe Paaw Pasaar ||

Why are you sleeping? Please get up and remember God. There will be a day when one will have to sleep with legs stretched out forever.
Kabira Aap Thagaie, Aur Na Thagiye Koy |
Aap Thage Sukh Hot Hai, Aur Thage Dukh Hoy ||

One should fool oneself and not others. He who fools others becomes miserable. There is no harm in fooling oneself as one knows the truth sooner or later.
Gaari Hee Se Upje, Kalah Kasht Aur Bheech |
Haari Chale So Saadhu Hai, Laagi Chale To Neech ||

A word of abuse creates conflicts, hardships and death. A good person puts an end to a word of abuse then and there. A base person nurtures every word of abuse.
Jaa Pal Darsan Sadhu Ka, Ta Pal Ki Balihaari |
Raam Naam Rasna Base, Leejai Janam Sudhari ||

What a great moment it was. I met a good person. I chanted Ram and did good to my whole life.
Jo Toku Kanta Buwai, Taahi Boy Too Phool |
Toku Phool Ke Phool Hai, Baankoo Hai Tirshool ||

If someone sows a thorny cactus for you, you should sow a flower plant for him. You will get many flowers and others will have thorns.
Jo Tu Chaahe Mukti Ko, Chhod De Sabki Aas |
Mukt Hi Jaisa Ho Rahe, Sab Kuchh Tere Paas ||

If you want salvation you should end all desires. Once you gain salvation you gain everything.
Te Din Gaye Akaarthi, Sangat Bhai Na Sant |
Prem Bina Pashu Jeewna, Bhakti Bina Bhagwant ||

I wasted those days when I didn’t meet good people. A person without love is a beast. There is no divinity without love.
Teer Tupak Se Jo Lade, So To Shoor Na Hoy |
Maya Taji Bhakti Kare, Soor Kahawai Soy ||

The one who fights with bows and arrows is not valiant. The real valiant is the one who shuns delusion and becomes a devotee.
Tan Ko Jogi Sab Kare, Man Ko Birla Koy |
Sahajai Sab Bidhi Paiye, Jo Man Jogi Hoy ||

It is very easy to put marks of a sage on body but it is very difficult to make marks of sage on mind. If one becomes a sage at the level of mind he is at ease while doing anything.
Nhaye Dhoye Kya Hua, Jo Man Mail Na Jaay |
Meen Sadaa Jal Me Rahai, Dhoye Baas Na Jaay ||

What is the point in washing and cleaning? A fish remains in water always and it has a very bad smell.
Paanch Pahar Dhandha Kiya, Teen Pahar Gaya Soy |
Ek Pahar Bhi Naam Bin, Mukti Kaise Hoy ||

I did something to earn my livelihood during the day and slept in the night. I didn’t chant God’s name even for 3 hours, how can I attain salvation.
Patta Bola Vruksh Se, Suno Vruksh Banraay |
Ab Ke Bichde Na Mile, Door Padenge Jaay ||

A leaf says to a tree that it is going away forever and there won’t be any reunion now.
Maya Chhaya Ek Si, Birla Jaane Koy |
Bhaagat Ke Pichhe Lage, Sanmukh Bhaage Soy ||

A shadow and a delusion are alike. They chase them who run away and disappear from their sight that looks at them.
Yaa Duniya Me Aa Kar, Chhadi Dey Too Eth |
Lena Ho So Leile, Uthi Jaat Hai Paith ||

One should not swagger here. One should do all the deals without wasting any time as the working hours will be soon over.
Raat Gawayi Soy Ke Diwas Gawaya Khaay |
Heera Janm Anmol Thaa, Koudi Badle Jaay ||

In the night I slept and in the day I ate. This is how I passed my whole life that was as valuable as a diamond.
Raam Bulawa Bhejiya, Diya Kabira Roy |
Jo Sukh Sadhu Sang Me, So Baikunth Na Hoy ||

Ram is calling Kabir. Kabir is weeping. Kabir has more regard for association with good people than association with God.
Sangati So Sukh Upaje, Kusangti So Dukh Hoy |
Kah Kagir Tah Jaaiye, Sadhu Sang Jaha Hoy ||

A good association creates happiness and an evil one creates misery. One should always be amidst good people.
Saheb Teri Sahibi, Sab Ghat Rahi Samaay |
Jyo Mehandi Ke Paat Me, Laali Rakhi Na Jaay ||

My Master, your mastery is there in all beings. In the same way as redness is there in Henna.
Saai Aage Saanch Hai, Saai Saanch Suhaay |
Chaahe Bole Kes Rakh, Chaahe Ghout Mundaay ||

God sees truth. God likes truth. One may grow long hair or may shave all hair.
Lakdi Kahai Luhaar Ki, Too Mati Jaare Mohi |
Ek Din Aisa Hoyga, Mai Jaroungi Tohi ||

A wood says to a blacksmith that today for the sake of your livelihood you are burning me. One day I will burn you on pyre.
Gyaan Ratan Ka Jatankar, Maati Ka Sansar |
Aay Kabeer Phir Gaya, Pheeka Hai Sansaar ||

One should care for the gem of knowledge. The mundane existence is worthless. Kabir has turned his back on the world as the world is livid.
Riddhi Siddhi Mangou Nahi, Mangou Tum Pai Yeh |
Nishidin Darshan Sadhu Ko, Prabhu Kabir Kahu Deh ||

Kabir is not asking God for material wealth. He is asking favor of having a good person in his sight forever.
Na Guru Milya Naa Sish Bhaya, Laalch Khelya Daav |
Dunyoo Bude Dhaar Me, Chhadhi Paathar Kee Naav ||

Those who are driven by greed lose their status of disciple and preceptor. Both of them sink midstream as they boarded a boat of stone.
Kabeer Satgur Naa Milya, Rahi Adhuri Seesh |
Swang Jati Ka Pahari Kar, Ghari Ghari Mange Bheesh ||

Those who don’t find a good preceptor ever gain an incomplete knowledge. They wear robes of a recluse and beg door to door.
Yah Tan Vish Ki Belri, Guru Amrut Ki Khaan |
Sees Diye Jo Guru Mile, To Bhi Sasta Jaan ||

This body is a bag of poison. The preceptor is a mine of nectar. If you get a preceptor by sacrificing your head, that should be a cheap deal.
Raam Piyara Chhadi Kari, Karai Aan Kaa Jaap |
Besya Kera Poot Jyu, Kahai Koun Soo Baap ||

If one forgets God and remembers something else, he is like a son of a prostitute who doesn’t know who his father is.
Jo Rou To Bal Ghatai, Hanso To Raam Risai |
Manhi Maahi Bisoorna, Jyun Ghun Kaathhi Khai ||

Now what should I do. If I weep my energy level goes down. If I laugh Ram doesn’t like that. This dilemma eats my heart like a wood-eater ant.
Sukhiya Sab Sansar Hai, Khawai Aur Sowe |
Dukhiya Daas Kabir Hai, Jagai Aru Rawe ||

The world is so happy, they eat and sleep. Kabir is so sad he keeps awake and weeps.
Parbati Parbati Mai Phirya, Nain Gawaae Roi |
So Booti Paau Nahi, Jaatai Jeewni Hoi ||

Kabir searched from one mount to another mount but he couldn’t get the herb that creates life.
Kabir Ek Na Janya, To Bahu Janya Kya Hoi |
Ek Tai Sab Hot Hai, Sab Tai Ek Na Hoi ||

Kabir says that you don’t know the one thing and you know many other things. That one thing can accomplish all, these many things are useless.
Patibarta Maili Bhali, Gale Kaanch Ko Pot |
Sab Sakhiyan Me Yo Dipai, Jyo Ravi Sasi Ko Jyot ||

A woman committed to her family is looks better in her old robes and lace of glass beads round her neck. She shines amidst her friends as the moon shines amidst stars.
Bhagti Bigaadi Kaamiya, Indri Kerai Swaadi |
Heera Khoya Haath Thai, Janam Gawaya Baadi ||

A lustful person has damaged his devotion and his sense organs are enjoying the flavor. He has lost a diamond and missed essence of life.
ParNaari Rata Phirai, Chori Bidhita Khahi |
Diwas Chaari Sarsa Rahai, Ati Samoola Jaahi ||

A man who takes delight in a woman belonging to others runs as a thief in nights. He derives mean pleasure for few days and then perishes with all his roots.
Kabeer Kali Khoti Bhai, Muniyar Milai Na Koy |
Lalach Lobhi Maskara, Tinkoo Aadar Hoi ||

This is the age of Kali. Here a man who practices sense restraint is rare. People abound with greed, covetousness and trifles.
Kabeer Maaya Mohini, Jaisi Meethee Khaand |
Satguru Ki Kripa Bhai, Nahi Tou Karti Bhaand ||

The delusion is very sweet in its action over mind. Thanks God that I got blessings of my preceptor otherwise I would have been blank.
Mere Sangi Doi Jarag, Ek Vaishno Ek Raam |
Wo Hai Daata Mukti Ka, Wo Sumiravai Naam ||

I have only two companions, devotees and Ram. They make me remember God and grant salvation.
Sant Na Bandhe Gaathdi, Pet Samaata Tei |
Saai Soo Sanmukh Rahai, Jaha Maange Taha Dei ||

There is no need to hoard much. One needs to be upright in one’s behavior always.
Jis Marne Yah Jag Dare, So Mere Anand |
Kab Mahihoo Kab Dekhihoo, Pooran Parmanand ||

The whole world fears death. I am glad to see death. When shall I die and realize the complete bliss.
Kabir Ghoda Prem Ka, Chetni Chadhi Awsaar |
Gyaan Khadag Gahi Kaal Siri, Bhali Machaai Maar ||

The consciousness should ride horse of love. The sword of knowledge should cause death of death.
Kabir Hari Sab Koo Bhaje, Hari Koo Bhajai Na Koi |
Jab Lag Aas Sareer Kee, Tab Lag Daas Na Hoi ||

God remembers everyone. None remembers God. Those who are concerned about sensual pleasures can’t be devotees of God.
Kya Mukh Lai Binati Karao, Laaj Aawat Hai Mohi |
Tum Dekhat Aogun Karao, Kaise Bhaavo Tohi ||

How should I make God any request? He knows all, he knows my shortcomings. How should he like me with these shortcomings?
Sab Kaahu Kaa Lijiye, Sachaa Asad Nihaar |
Pachhpaat Naa Kijiye Kahai Kabeer Vichaar ||

You should listen the truth from everyone. There is no need to show any partiality.
Kumti Keech Chela Bhara, Guru Gyaan Jal Hoy |
Janam Janam Ka Morcha, Pal Me Daare Dhoy ||

A disciple is full of mud of ignorance. A preceptor is water of knowledge. Whatever impurities are accumulated in many births, he cleans in one moment.
Guru Samaan Daata Nahi, Yaachak Seesh Samaan |
Teen Lok Ki Sampada, So Guru Deenhi Daan ||

There is no donor like a preceptor and no seeker like a disciple. Preceptor grants all three worlds to disciple.
Guru Ko Sir Rakhiye, Chaliye Aagya Maahi |
Kahai Kabeer Taa Daas Ko, Teen Lok Bhay Naahi ||

He who keeps his preceptor on his head and abides by his directions doesn’t have any fear in three worlds.
Guru Moorti Gati Chandrama, Sewak Nain Chakor |
Aath Pahar Nirakhta Rahe, Guru Moorti Kee Or ||

As a chakor bird is always looking at the moon, one should always abide by what preceptor says.
Guru So Preeti Nibahiya, Jehi Tat Nibtai Sant |
Prem Bina Dhig Door Hai, Prem Nikat Guru Kant ||

One can accomplish everything through love.
Guru Bin Gyaan Na Upjai, Guru Bin Malai Na Mosh |
Guru Bin Lakhai Na Satya Ko, Guru Bin Mite Na Dosh ||

There can’t any knowledge without a Guru, there won’t be any salvation without a Guru, there won’t be any realization of truth without Guru and there won’t be any removal of flaws without Guru.
Guru Moorti Aage Khadi, Duniya Bhed Kachhu Haahi |
Unhi Ko Parnaam Kari, Sakal Timir Miti Jaahi ||

Your Guru is there to lead you. There is no need to worry as to how to demystify life. If you abide by your Guru’s teaching there won’t be darkness.
Mool Dhyan Guru Rup Hai, Mool Pooja Guru Paav |
Mool Naam Guru Vachan Hai, Mool Satya Satbhaw ||

Look at the form of your Guru. Worship the lotus feet of your Guru. Listen to the words of your Guru and maintain yourself in the state of truthfulness.
Sadhu Shabd Samudra Hai, Jaame Ratna Bharay |
Mand Bhaag Mutthi bhare, Kankar Haath Lagaye ||

A good word said by a realized soul is as deep as ocean. A fool just gains handful sand.
Poot Piyaarou Pita Kou, Gouhni Laago Dhaai |
Lobh Mithai Haathi De, Aapan Gayo Bhulaai ||

A kid likes his father too much. He follows his father and holds on to him. Father gives him some sweets. The kid enjoys the sweets and the father goes away. We should not forget God when we enjoy his favors.
Jaa Kaarni Me Dhundhtee, Sanmukh Miliya Aai |
Dhan Maili Piv OOjla, Laagi Na Sakau Paai ||

I was searching him. I met him face to face. He is pure and I am dirty. How can I bow at his feet?
Bhaari Kahau To Bahu Darou, Halka Kahu Tou Jhoot |
Mai Ka Janou Raam Koo, Nainoo Kabhoo Na Deeth ||

If I say that Ram is heavy, this arouses fear in mind. If I say that he is light, this is absurd. I don’t know Ram as I haven’t seen him.
Deetha Hai To Kas Kahoo, Kahya Na Ko Patiyaay |
Hari Jaisa Hai Taisa Raho, Too Harshi-Harshi Gun Gaai ||

I have seen Ram. Those who have tried to describe him have to repent as they fail at their attempts. I won’t take any trouble to describe him, I will happily sing his virtues.
Pahuchenge Tab Kahenge, Umdenge Us Tthai |
Ajhoo Bera Samand Me, Boli Bigooche Kaai ||

When I will reach the other shore I will talk about it. I am sailing right now at the middle of the ocean.
Mera Mujhme Kuchh Nahi, Jo Kuchh Hai So Tor |
Tera Tujhko Soupta, Kya Laagai Hai Mor ||

I don’t have anything of mine. Whatever I have that belongs to God. If I give him what belongs to him, I deserve no credit for doing something great.
Jablag Bhagti Sakaamta, Tablag Nirfal Sev |
Kahai Kabeer Wai Kyo Milai, Nihkaami Nij Dev ||

As long as the devotion is conditional it won’t bear any fruits. How can people with attachment get something that is always detached?
Kabeer Kalijug Aai Kari, Keeye Bahut Jo Meet |
Jin Dilbandhya Ek Soo, Te Sukhu Sovai Nicheent ||

In this Kali Age people make many friends. Those who offer their mind to God can sleep without worries.
Kabeer Koota Raam Ka, Mutiya Mera Naau |
Gale Raam Kee Jevdi, Jit Kaiche Tit Jaau ||

Kabir works for Ram as a dog works for his Master. Ram’s name is the pearl that Kabir has. He has tied Ram’s chain round his neck and he goes there where Ram takes him.
Kaami Ami Na Bhaawai, Vish Hee Kou Lai Sodhi |
Kubuddhi Na Jaai Jeev Ki, Bhawai Swambh Rahou Pramodhi ||

A man of lust won’t like nectar. He always searches poison. Even if God Shiv himself exhorts a fool, the fool won’t part with his foolishness.
Kaami Lajya Na Karai, Man Maahe Ahilaad |
Neend Na Magai Santhra, Bhookh Na Magai Swaad ||

A person in a grip of passion won’t feel shame. He who is very sleepy doesn’t care for the bed and one who is very hungry is least bothered about his taste preference.
Gyaani Mool Gawaiya, Aapan Bhaye Karta |
Taathe Sansari Bhala, Man Me Rahai Darta ||

A person who thinks that he has gained knowledge has lost his roots. Now he thinks that he is as omnipotent as God. A person engaged in a household life is better as he at least fears God.
Ihi Udar Kai Karne, Jag Jachyo Nis Jaam |
Swami-Pano Jo Seeri Chadhyo, Saryo Na Eko Kaam ||

A person who renounces world puts himself to trouble day and night as he is worried about his meals. He also thinks that he is the lord and calls himself Swami. Thus he loses on both the counts.
Swami Hua Seetka, Paikakaar Pachaas |
Raamnaam Kathai Rahya, Karai Sisha Ki Aas ||

There is a cheap crop of divine people. Fifty of them are available for one penny. They are least concerned about the name of Ram and have many expectations from their followers.
Kali Ka Swami Lobhiya, Peetli Dhari Khatai |
Raaj-Dubaara You Phirai, Jyu Harihai Gaai ||

In this Kali Age he who calls himself Swami has become greedy. He looks like a brass utensil with sour items. He seeks protection of the ruler just like a cow that rushes on seeing a green pasture.
Kali Ka Swami Lobhiya, Mansa Dhari Badhai |
Dehi Paisa Byaj Kou, Lekha Karta Jaai ||

The Swami of Kali Age expects many greetings. He lends money and is busy with the book keeping.
Brahman Guru Jagat Ka, Saadhu Ka Guru Naahi |
Urjhi-Purjhi Kari Mari Rahya, Chaariu Beda Maahi ||

A Brahmin may be a guru of the world but he is not a Guru of a good man. The Brahmin is always involved with the interpretation of Vedas and he dies doing that.
Chaturai Soovai Padhi, Soi Panjar Maahi |
Phiri Prmodhai Aan Kou, Aapan Samjhai Naahi ||

A parrot repeats whatever knowledge is taught but he doesn’t know how to set himself free from his cage. People have gained much knowledge today but they fail to set themselves free.
Teerath Kari Kari Jag Mua, Doonghe Paani Nhai |
Ramhi Raam Japantada, Kaal Ghasitya Jaai ||

People go to many places as pilgrims. They take bath at such places. They are always chanting name of God but still they are being dragged to death by time.
Kabeer Is Sansaar Kou, Samajhau Kai Baar |
Poonchh Jo Pakdai Bhed Ki, Utrya Chahai Paar ||

Kabir is fed up with telling people that they should shun foolish means of worshiping. People think that they will cross the ocean of transmigration by holding to a sheep’s tail.
Kabeer Man Phulya Phire, Karta Hu Mai Dhamma |
Koti Kram Siri Le Chalya, Chet Na Dekhai Bhram ||

Kabir says that people swell with the thought that so much merit is being earned. They fail to see that they have created many action seeds due to such ego. They should wake up and remove this delusion.
Kabeer Bhaathi Kalal Kee, Bahutak Baithe Aai |
Sir Soupe Soi Pewai, Nahi Taou Piya Na Jaai ||

Welcome to the nectar shop. There are many sitting over. One should hand over one’s head and get a glass of nectar.
Kabir Hari Ras Yo Piya, Baaki Rahi Na Thaaki |
Paaka Kalas Kumbhar Ka, Bahuri Na Chadhai Chaaki ||

Kabir savored the juice of devotion. There is no flavor other than devotion now. Once a pitcher makes his pot and bakes it, that pot again can’t be put on the wheel.
Hari-Ras Peeya Jaaniye, Je Kabahu Na Jaai Khumaar |
Maimanta Ghoomat Rahai, Naahi Tan Kee Saar ||

Those who savor the juice of devotion live in that flavor forever. They don’t have ego and are least bothered about sensual pleasures.
Sabai Rasayan Mai Kiya, Hari Saa Aur Na Koi |
Til Ik Ghat Me Sancharai, Tou Sab Tan Kanchan Hoi ||

I tried many elixirs, I got the highest pleasure after taking the path of devotion. If one treads path of devotion for a while, one experiences a golden transformation.
Kabir Maya Papini, Phandh Le Baithi Haati |
Sab Jag Tou Phandhe Padya, Gaya Kabeera Kaati ||

Delusion is the origin of all sins. The noose of Delusion is there at the market place where all deals are taking place. One and all are tied in the noose. Kabir has cut the noose of delusion.
Trisnaa Seenchee Na Bujhai, Din Din Badhti Jaai |
Jawaasaa Ke Rush Jyoon, Ghan Meha Kumilai ||

The cravings won’t cease to grow when watered with fulfillment. There is bush that lowers when it rains and grows back there after.
Kabeer Jag Ki Ko Kahai, Bhoujli Bude Daas |
Paarbrahm Pati Chhadi Kari, Karai Maani Kee Aas ||

Kabir says forget the common people even the devotees sink. They ignore that all pervading consciousness and seek recognition from people.
Kabeer Is Sansar Ka, Jhootha Maya Moh |
Jihi Ghari Jita Badhaawna, Tihi Ghari Tita Andoh ||

Kabir says that infatuation is so futile. A family that has more births also has more deaths.
Bugli Neer Bitaliya, Saayar Chadhya Kalank |
Aur Pakheru Pee Gaye, Hans Na Bove Chanch ||

A heron sips a drop of water and blemishes the ocean. Other birds still sip but swan has never put back its beak there.
Kabeer Maya Jini Mile, Sou Bariya De Baah |
Naarad Se Muniyar Mile, Kiso Bharosou Tyah ||

Don’t lose balance if delusion invites you with open arms. A sage like Narad has fallen prey to delusion, who else can trust delusion?
Jaisi Mukh Tai Neeksai, Taise Chalai Chaal |
Paarbrahm Neda Rahai, Pal Me Karai Nihaal ||

You should do what you say. If do that God is there to take care.
Pad Gaae Man Harshiya, Saashi Kahya Anand |
So Tat Naav Na Jaaniyaa, Gal Me Padiya Phand ||

People recite poems and become happy. They stage the glimpses and become joyful. One should understand the essence of remembering God. Otherwise there will be a noose of death round the neck.
Mai Jaanyu Padhibou Bhalo, Padhba The Bhalou Jog |
Raam-Naam Soo Preeti Kari, Bhal Bhal Neendou Log ||

I know acquiring knowledge is great. Yoga is better than acquiring knowledge. I have developed love with the name of Ram. I will maintain my love even if people scold me.
Kabeer Padhibo Doori Kari, Pustak Dei Bahaai |
Baawan Aashir Sodhi Kari, Rarai Mamai Chitt Laai ||

Kabir has stopped learning now. He has offered all his books to a river. He has taken two alphabets RAM very close to his heart.
Karta Deesai Keertan, Uncha Kari-Kari Tund |
Jaane-Bujhai Kuchh Nahi, Youhi Aadhaa Roond ||

He seems to be doing a dance for worshipping God. He is raising his head again and again. He understands nothing and looks like a headless ghost.
Lekhaa Denaa Sohra, Je Dil Sanchaa Hoi |
Us Change Deewan Me, Pala Na Pakadai Koi ||

It is very easy to work out the balance, to work out how much you have to pay and how much to receive. One who is truthful need not be concerned that his neck will be tied a noose on the day of reckoning.
Saanch Kahu To Maarihai, Jhoote Jag Patiyaaee |
Yah Jag Kaali Kookri, Jo Chhedai To Khaay ||

If I speak the truth people thrash me. If I lie people trust me. This world is like a black bitch that bites if teased.
Yahu Sab Jhooti Bandigee, Bariya Panch Niwaj |
Saanchai Maare Jhooth Padhi, Kaaji Karai Akaaj ||

If you are not truthful your efforts are all worthless. Your worship is absurd and your offering prayers five times a day is also absurd.
Prem Preeti Ka Cholna, Pahiri Kabira Naach |
Tan-Man Taapar Waarhoo, Jo Koi Bolai Saanch ||

Kabir dances wearing robes of love. He is ready to offer his mind and body to those who are truthful.
Kaaji Mulla Bhramiyaa, Chalya Duni Kai Saath |
Dil Thai Deen Bisariya, Karad Lai Jab Haath ||

The kajis and mullas are utterly confused. They are keeping the world in good humor. They are not concerned for the poor and they are holding a knife in their hands.
Saai Seti Choriya, Chora Seti Gujh |
Jaanengaa Re Jeevna, Maar Padaigi Tujh ||

You are hiding from God and accompanying thieves in their work. You will come to know when the justice is done.
Khoob Khaand Hai Kheechdi, Maahi Padya Tuk Loon |
Peda Roti Khaai Kari, Gal Kataawe Koon ||

Kabir likes preparation made of coarse grain. He won’t die earlier eating sweets daily.
Jeti Dekhou Aatma, Teta Saaligraam |
Saadhoo Pratshi Dev Hai, Nahi Paathar Soo Kaam ||

Wherever I see a soul I see God. A saint and not a stone is my God.
Teerath To Sab Beladi, Sab Jag Melya Chhai |
Kabeer Mool Nikandiya, Koun Halaahal Khaai ||

Kabir says don’t go on pilgrimage with some short-cuts in mind. One should be truthful and good.
Man Mathura Dil Dwarika, Kaayaa Kaasi Jaani |
Daswa Dwara Dehura, Taame Joti Pichhani ||

My mind is my Mathura. My body is Kashi. I have also identified the 10th chakra and seen the divine light.
Jeta Meetha Bolna, Teta Saadh Na Jaani |
Pahli Thaah Dikhaai Kari, Udai Desi Aani ||

There is no need to believe that a person with sweet words is a sage. One should guard against such wrong conclusions.
Ujjwal Dekhi Na Dheejiye, Bag Jyu Maandai Dhyaan |
Dhoure Baithi Chaptesi, Yoo Le Budai Gyaan ||

If one considers white color a mark of purity one may consider a heron to be very pious. A heron sits still and traps creatures that are fooled by its stillness. One should not draw wrong conclusions with gross knowledge like white stands for purity, stillness for meditation etc.
Kabeer Sangati Saadh Kee, Begi Kareejai Jaai |
Durmati Doori Gawaaisi, Desi Sumati Bataai ||

One should speedily get into the company of good. Good people remove our delusion and give us the right vision.
Mathura Jaau Bhawai Dwarika, Bhawai Jaau Jagnaath |
Saadh Sangati Hari Bhagti Bin, Kachhoo Na Aawai Haath ||

You may visit Dwarka, Jagganath and other sacred places but you should bear in mind that you won’t gain anything without getting associated with good people.
Kabeer Ban Ban Me Phira, Kaarni Apnai Raam |
Raam Sareekhe Jan Mile, Tin Saare Sabre Kaam ||

Kabir went from woods to woods in search of Ram. He met good people like Ram and this served his purpose.
Jaani Boojhi Saanchhi Tajai, Karai Jhooth Soo Nehu |
Taaki Sangati Raamji, Supine Hee Jini Dehu ||

One should not get into the company of those who shun truth knowing it to be truth and like absurd things even in one’s dream.
Kabeer Taas Milai, Jaas Hiyaali Too Basai |
Nahitar Begi Uthai, Nit Ka Ganjan Ko Sahai ||

Kabir asks God to give him company of those people who have God in their hearts. Otherwise God may grant him death as he is fed up with the everyday pain now.
Harijan Seti Roosna, Sansaari Soo Het |
Te Nar Kade Na Neepjai, Jyu Kaalar Ka Khet ||

A person who takes umbrage with those who are good and has interest in those who always care for the material world may never be considered as a living creature.
Moorakh Sang Na Keejie, Loha Jali Na Tirai |
Kadli Seep Bhuwang Mukh, Ek Boond Tih Bhaai ||

There should not be any association with a fool. There are no chances that an iron will float on water. A rain drop takes different forms (camphor, pearl, poison in that order) if it associates with a kadali leaf, a shell, a snake’s mouth.
Maashi Gud Me Gadi Rahi, Pankh Rahi Laptaay |
Taali Peetai Siri Dhunai, Meethai Boi Maai ||

A fly sits on a pile of jaggery. Its wings stick there and it dies. So happens to a person who takes pleasure in sensual happiness.
Unche Kul Kya Janmiya, Je Karni Unch Na Hoi |
Sowaran Kalas Surai Bharya, Saadhu Nindya Soi ||

What is the point that you belong to a high class family if your action is not high class. A pot of gold containing liquor is not liked by saintly people.
Kabira Khaai Kot Ki, Paani Piwai Na Koi |
Jaai Milai Jab Gang Se, Tab Gangodak Hoi ||

None drinks water from a petty river. Its water assumes form of water of the river Ganga when that petty river unites with Ganga.
Kaajal Keri Kothdi, Taisa Yahu Sansaar |
Balihari Taa Daas Ki, Paisi Ra Niksanhaar ||

This world is like a storeroom of soot. Great is the devotee of God who escapes unblemished from here.
Kabeer Maaru Man Koo, Tuk-Tuk Hwai Jaai |
Vish Ki Kyaari Boi Kari, Lunat Kaha Pachhitaai ||

Kabir says that the mind should be controlled very meticulously. If we sow seeds of poisonous plants we are bound to get poisonous fruits.
Aasaa Ka Indhan Karu, Mansa Karu Bibhuti |
Jogi Pheri Phil Karu, You Binna Wo Sooti ||

I have burnt all my desires and applied that ash all over. Now I have become a monk and will continue with my regular activities.
Paani Hee Tai Paatla, Dhua Hee Tai Jheen |
Pawana Begi Utaawla, So Dosat Kabeer Keenh ||

Kabir knows that his mind flows more easily than water, it is more obscure than smoke and it moves faster than wind. Kabir has made his mind his friend now.
Kabir Turi Palaaniya, Chaabak Leeya Haathi |
Diwas Thakaa Saai Milou, Pichai Padihai Raati ||

Kabir rides a horse with a whip in hand. He wants to meet his Lord before it gets dark.
Maimanta Man Maari Re, Ghat Hee Maahe Gheri |
Jabhi Chaalai Peethi De, Ankus Dai-Dai Pheri ||

One should see that one’s mind is restrained and controlled. If it backtracks on the path of devotion it should be goaded and asked to march ahead.
Kaagad Keri Naav Ree, Paani Keri Gang |
Kahai Kabeer Kaise Tiru, Panch Kusangi Sang ||

Kabir says that he is riding a boat of paper and the surrounding water is as deep as Ganga. Kabir is puzzled as to how he should remain afloat when five evil people (five sense organs) are also accompanying him.
Manah Manorath Chhadi De, Tera Kiya Na Hoi |
Paani Me Gheev Neeksai, To Rukha Khai Na Koi ||

Kabir says that stop building castles in the air. Things won’t happen if you do that. If stirring water had yielded butter none would have eaten dry breads.
Kabeer Noubat Aapni, Din Das Lehu Bajai |
E Pur Paatan E Gali, Bahuri Na Dekhai Aai ||

Kabir says that you may blow your trumpet for few days. Thereafter you won’t see your town and lanes.
Jinke Noubati Baajti, Maingal Bandhate Baari |
Ekai Hari Ke Naav Bin, Gae Janam Sab Haari ||

Those who had beautiful musical notes playing at their palaces and who had elephants at their service, they lost everything in their life as they failed to meditate on God.
Ik Din Aisa Hoiga, Sab Soo Padai Bichhoh |
Raaja Raana Chhatrapati, Savdhaan Kin Hoi ||

Please listen O King, O Ruler, O Emperor. There will be a day when you will lose everything. Please be alert.
Bin Rakhwale Baahira, Chidiya Khaya Khet |
Aadha-Pardha Ubare, Cheti Sakai To Cheti ||

Your farm is open to all birds and all birds are feasting there. Please wake up and save whatever is remaining.
Kaha Kiya Ham Aai Kari, Kaha Kahenge Jaai |
It Ke Bhaye Na Ut Ke, Chaale Mool Gawai ||

What did I do coming here and what will I do going away. I neither belong to here nor there. It seems that I have lost my roots.
Nanha Katau Chitt De, Mahenge Mol Bikaai |
Gaahak Raaja Raam Hai, Aur Na Neda Aai ||

Make your mind as subtle as you can. You will get a very high price. Ram likes those who have very subtle mind; none else feels comfortable with a very subtle mind.
Mai-Mai Badi Balai Hai, Sakai To Nikso Bhaji |
Kab Lag Rakhou He Sakhi, Rui Lapeti Aagi ||

Don’t say ‘I’, ‘I’, it is better if you can run away leaving aside your ego. Dear friend as cotton is not safe when it surrounds fire, you won’t be safe if you have ego.
Maalaa Pahire Manmushi, Taathai Kachhu Na Hoi |
Man Maala Kou Pherta, Jag Ujiyaara Soi ||

There is no point in wearing a rosary. One should know how to turn one’ mind and illuminate the inner world.
Kabira Maala Man Ki, Aur Sansari Bhesh |
Maala Paharya Hari Milai, Tou Arhat Kai Gali Dekhi ||

One should control one’s mind like people rotate a rosary. One need not wear any special robes. If one becomes a devotee by rotating a rosary that should make bullocks that rotate a bucket wheel great devotees.
Maala Paharya Kuchh Nahi, Bhagati Na Aai Haath |
Mathou Moochh Mundai Kari, Chalya Jagat Ke Saath ||

What is the point in wearing a rosary if you have no devotion with you? There is no point in shaving head clean if your mind is engrossed with the material world.
Saai Seti Saanch Chali, Aura Soo Sudh Bhai |
Bhawai Lambe Kes Kari, Bhawai Ghurdi Mundai ||

You should have true devotion to God. You should be honest with people. It doesn’t matter whether you keep long hair or you shave your head clean.
Swang Pahari Sorha Bhaya, Khaya Peeya Khundi |
Jihi Seri Saadhu Neekle, So Tou Melhi Moondi ||

You have put robes of a holy man. You are always after delicious dishes. You have closed your eyes to the path that holy men tread.
Baisno Bhaya Tou Kya Bhaya, Boojha Nahi Babek |
Chhapa Tilak Banai Kari, Dagdhya Lok Anek ||

You call yourself a follower of Vishnu. You don’t have any discretion. You have made a mark on your forehead and your actions burn many people.
Pash Le Boodi Prithmi, Jhoothe Kul Kee Laar |
Alash Bisaryo Bhesh Mai, Boodi Kaali Dhaar ||

You remained stuck to your view. You are proud about the false grandeur of your family. You are more focused on how you look like and you have lost sight of God. You are drowned in the ocean of transmigration.
Chaturai Hari Naa Milai, E Baataa Ki Baat |
Ek Nisprehi Nirdhaar Ka, Gaahak Gopinaath ||

Let me tell you the point of many points. You won’t reach God by your cleverness. You need to lose your viewpoints and support bases if you want to be a true devotee like a gopi.
Nirbairi Nihkaamta, Saai Seti Neh |
Vishiyaa Soo Nyara Rahai, Santani Ka Ang Eh ||

One who is free from enmity, one who is free from lust, one who loves God, one who refrains from sensual pleasures is a devotee of God.
Sant Na Chhade Santai, Je Kotik Mile Asant |
Chandan Bhuwangaa Baithiyaa, Tau Seetalta Na Tajant ||

A holy man won’t become unholy in the company of innumerable wicked people. A sandalwood tree won’t lose its cool inspite of many snakes staying there.
Gaathi Daam Na Baandhai, Nahi Naari So Neh |
Kah Kabeer Ta Saadh Ki, Ham Charnan Ki Kheh ||

One who is not after making money, one who doesn’t look at a lady for deriving sensual pleasure, is a sage in the opinion of Kabir and Kabir bows at the feet of this sage.
Siho Ke Lehand Nahi, Hanso Ki Nahi Paat |
Laalo Ki Nahi Boriya, Saadh Na Chale Jamaat ||

There is no herd of lions. There is no line of swans. There is no gunny bag containing precious pearls. A holy man is never guided my herd mentality.
Kaam Milave Raam Koo, Je Koi Jaane Raakhi |
Kabir Bichaaraa Kya Kahai, Jaaki Sukhdev Bole Saakhi ||

If desire is good it may lead to Ram. This is not just what Kabir says Shukdev also tells the same thing.
Jihi Hirde Hari Aaiyaa, So Kyu Chhaanaa Hoi |
Jatan-Jatan Kari Dabiye, Tau Ujaalaa Soi ||

How can a person who has realized God in his heart remain in dark? You may do many tricks and try to surround a lamp with darkness but the lamp will illuminate its surroundings.
Phate Deedai Me Phirou, Najari Na Aavai Koi |
Jihi Ghati Mera Saaiya, So Kyo Chhaanaa Hoi ||

I am roaming place to place in search of a realized soul. One who has realized God is very easy to identify.
Paawakrupi Raam Hai, Ghati-Ghati Rahya Samaai |
Chit Chakmak Lagai Nahi, Taathe Dhua Hwai-Hwai Jaai ||

The fire of divinity is there in all beings in latent form. One who knows the technique lights that fire, others just produce a smoke.
Kabeer Khalik Jaagiya, Aur Na Jaage Koi |
Kai Jagai Bishai Vish-Bharya, Kai Daas Bandagi Hoi ||

Kabir says that God is always awake. No one else is awake always. At night a person indulging in sensual pleasures is awake or a devotee is awake.
Purpatan Suwas Basa, Aanand Thayai Thaai |
Raam-Sanehi Baahira, Uljand Mere Bhai ||

Those towns that are nicely planned and where lots of festivities are taking place are desolate in the eyes of Kabir if they are not inhabited by the devotees of Ram.
Jihi Ghari Saadh Na Pooji, Hari Ki Sewa Naahi |
Te Ghar Madghat Sarshe, Bhoot Basai Tin Maahi ||

Houses where a holy man is not respected and God is not worshipped are like a crematorium inhabited by ghosts.
Kyu Nrup-Naari Neendiye, Kyu Panihaari Kou Maan |
Wa Maang Sawaare Peev Kou, Ya Nit Uthi Sumirai Raam ||

A queen is inferior to a lady that works as a housemaid at the residence of a holy person. Why? A queen decorates herself for her husband and the housemaid due to pious association remembers Ram.
Kabir Dubidha Doori Kari, Ek Ang Hwai Laagi |
Yahu Seetal Bahu Tapti Hai, Dou Kahiye Aagi ||

Kabir says that extremes are painful. Too hot and too cold are not good.
Dukhiya Muwa Dukh Kou, Sukhiya Sukh Kou Jhuri |
Sada Anandi Raan Ke, Jini Sukh Dukh Melhe Doori ||

A miserable man is suffering from miseries. A joyful man craves for joy. The followers of Ram are ever blissful as they rise above misery and joy.
Kaabaa Phir Kaasi Bhayaa, Raam Bhayaa Re Raheem |
Mot Choon Maida Bhaya, Baithi Kabeera Jeem ||

Kabir doesn’t see any difference between Kaba and Kashi. He doesn’t see any difference between Ram and Rahim. He is not bothered about the gross differences but he has satiated himself by understanding subtle similarities.
Rachnahaar Koo Cheenhi Lai, Khaibe Koo Kaha Roi |
Dil Mandir Mai Paisi Kari, Taani Pachhevda Soi ||

Why are you weeping? Can’t you see God? You should focus your entire mind on him and go to sleep.
Kabeer Ka Tu Chitvai, Ka Tera Chyantya Hoi |
Anchantya Hariji Karai, Jo Tohi Chyant Na Hoi ||

What for you are worried? What will you gain by worrying? God will remove all your worries and he will do more than what you care.
Maani Mahaatam Prem-Ras, Garwatan Gun Neh |
E Sabhi Ahla Gayaa, Jabhi Kahya Kuchh Deh ||

Recognition, greatness, love, affinity, grandeur, virtue, liking, all this is gone for the one who asks for a favor.
Mangan Maran Samaan Hai, Birla Banchai Koi |
Kahai Kabeer Raghunath Soo, Mati Re Mangaavai Mohi ||

Asking for a favor is like dying. He is very rare who doesn’t die like this. Kabir says O My Lord Ram, please don’t make me ask for a favor.
Kabir Sab Jag Handiya, Maandal Kandhi Chadhaai |
Hari Bin Apna Kou Nahi, Dekhe Thoki Bajaai ||

Kabir searched the whole world and concluded that there is none else than God to take care.
Gagan Damama Baajiya, Padya Nisaanai Ghaaw |
Khet Buhaarya Soorimai, Mujh Marne Ka Chaav ||

The skies are full of clarion calls. I am fully prepared for the battle and ready to die.
Kabeer Soi Soorma, Man Soo Madai Jhoojh |
Panch Payaadaa Paadi Le, Doori Karai Sab Dooj ||

Kabir says he is the great warrior who fights his mind. He defeats the five soldiers i.e. desire, anger, greed, infatuation and jealousy and breaks all barriers of division.
Kabeer Sansa Kou Nahi, Hari Soo Laaggaa Het |
Kaam Krodh Soo Jhoojhna, Chaudai Mandya Khet ||

Kabir is not confused now. He has developed his interest in God. He will fight his lust and anger now and he has made it an open battle now.
Soora Tabhi Parshiye, Lade Dhani Ke Het |
Purija-Purija Hwai Padai, Tau Na Chhade Khet ||

A real warrior clears his test of valiance when he serves his master. He doesn’t run away from a battlefield even if he is torn to pieces.
Ab To Jhoojhya Hee Banai, Mudi Chalya Ghar Door |
Sir Saahib Kou Soupta, Soch Na Keejai Soor ||

Now one has to fight as the home is left far behind and there is no point in going back. One has to keep all thoughts away and hand over his head to his master.
Kaayar Bahut Pamaawhi, Bahki Na Bolai Soor |
Kaam Padya Hi Jaaniye, Kis Mukh Pari Hai Noor ||

Those who are coward speak a lot. Those who are brave make their actions speak. When the day of reckoning comes one comes to know who shines with a divine light.
Kabeer Nij Ghar Prem Ka, Maarag Agam Agaadh |
Sees Utaari Pag Tali Dharai, Tab Nikat Prem Ka Swaad ||

Kabir says that the abode of love is self. The path of love is difficult and infinite. Those who have grounded their ego with their feet know flavor of love.
Kabeer Hari Sabkoo Bhajai, Hari Koo Bhajai Na Koi |
Jablag Aas Sareer Ki, Tablag Daas Na Hoi ||

God remembers everyone. No one remembers God. One who takes delight in sensual pleasures can’t have any devotion in his mind.
Jeewan The Maribo Bhalou, Jo Mari Jaane Koi |
Marnai Pahali Je Marai, To Kali Ajraawar Hoi ||

It is better to die than being alive if someone knows how to die. Those who die before death become immortal.
Aapaa Metya Hari Mile, Hari Metya Sab Jaai |
Akath Kahani Prem Ki, Kahya Na Koi Patyai ||

When ego ends God appears. If God is lost sight of everything ends. The saga of love is beyond all words. Who can tell that experience?
Roda Hwai Raho Baat Ka, Taji Paashand Abhmaan |
Aisa Je jan Hwai Rahai, Taahi Milai Bhagwaan ||

You should be like a petty stone on the road. You should renounce all deceit and ego. He, who becomes like this, reaches divinity.
Abran Kou Ka Barniye, Mopai Lakhya Na Jaai |
Apna Baana Vaahiya, Kahi Kahi Thaake Maai ||

How can I describe something that is beyond all descriptions? Those who have tried to do that have created their own version.
Jhal Bawai Jhal Daahinai, Jhalhi Maahi Vyouhaar |
Aage Peechhe Jhalmai, Raakhe Sirjan Haar ||

There is fire at the left and at the right. All deals are engulfed by fire. There is fire in the front and at the back. Only God can protect from the fire all round.
Saai Mera Baaniyaa, Sahaji Karai Vyoupaar |
Bin Daandi Bin Paaldai, Tole Sab Sansaar ||

My Lord is a trader. Look at what ease he makes deals. He doesn’t have any weighing machine but knows the right weight.
Saai Soo Sab Hot Hai, Badai Thai Kuchh Nahi |
Raai Thai Parbat Kashai, Parbat Raai Maahi ||

God accomplishes everything. A man nothing. A particle becomes a mount and a mount becomes a particle.
Kabeer Hari Ke Naav Soo, Preeti Rahai Iktaar |
To Mukh Tai Moti Jhadai, Heere Ant Na Phaar ||

If one has love with the name of God, he casts pearls when he speaks and there will be innumerable diamonds.
Koi Ek Raakhe Saavdhaa, Chetni Paharai Jaagi |
Bastar Baasan Soo Khisai, Chor Na Sakai Laagi ||

He who keeps vigil and remains awake protects his belongings from thieves.
Bolat Hi Pahichaanie, Saahu Chor Ko Ghaat |
Antar Ki Karni Sabai, Niksai Mukh Ki Baat ||

You come to know whether one is a rich man or a thief on the basis of his words. One speaks words compatible with one’s mindset.
Paai Padarath Peli Kari, Kankar Leeya Haathi |
Jodi Bichhti Hans Ki, Padya Bagaa Ke Saathi ||

One should not keep stones and throw pearls away. One should not part with a swan and get into a company of a heron.
Baari Baari Aapni, Chale Piyaare Myant |
Teri Baari Re Jiya, Nedi Aavai Nit ||

All my friends are departing one by one from this world. My turn is not far away.
Jo Ugya So Aathwai, Phulya So Kumilaai |
Jo Chiniya So Dhahi Padai, Jo Aaya So Jaai ||

One that rises is bound to set. One that blooms is bound to wither. One that is erected is bound to collapse. One that comes has to go.
Govyand Ke Gun Bahut Hai, Likhe Ju Hirdai Maahi |
Darta Paani Na Peeu, Mati Wai Dhoye Jaahi ||

I have written many virtues of God on my heart. I fear while drinking water as what I have written may wash out.
Nyandak Door Na Keejiye, Deejai Aadar Maan |
Nirmal Tan Man Sab Karai, Baki Baki Aanhi Aan ||

Don’t run away from a person who censures you. Rather you should give him honour and respect. He will cleanse your body and mind as he will keep on babbling identifying all your shortcomings.
Karta Kere Bahut Gun, Augun Koi Naahi |
Jo Dil Kojou Aapnou, Tou Sab Augun Mujh Mahi ||

God is a reservoir of infinite virtue. I don’t have any. I searched my mind and knew that all vice is rooted in ego.
Seetalta Tab Jaaniye, Samita Rahai Samaai |
Pash Chhade Nirpash Rahai, Sabad Na Deshya Jaai ||

He who has equanimity of mind is said to be cool. He doesn’t commit himself to a faction and never utters a word of jealousy.
Kabeer Sirjanhaar Bin, Mera Hitu Na Koi |
Gun Augun Bihde Nahi, Swaarath Bandhi Loi ||

Kabir has no other interest. He is interested only in God. God doesn’t care for merit and demerit. The world cares for merit and demerit as it has its own vested interest.
Neer Piyawat Ka Phirai, Saayar Ghar-Ghar Baari |
Jo Trishaawant Hoiga, So Peevega Jhakhmari ||

There is no need to explain divinity by approaching people at their home. If people have thirst for divinity they will understand the divine on their own.
Kya Mukh Lai Binati Karou, Laaj Aawat Hai Mohi |
Tum Dekhat Augun Karou, Kaise Bhavo Tohi ||

With what face should I make any request. I feel ashamed. You can see that I make mistakes, still you like me?
Surti Karou Mere Saaiyaa, Ham Hai Bhoujal Maahi |
Aape Hi Bahi Jaahige, Jou Nahi Pakrou Baahi ||

My God please remember me. I am passing though the ocean of transmigration. If you don’t hold my hand, I will get drowned.

Did you know…


Did you know…

… that today is the birthday of the Mardi Gras in New Orleans? The first Mardi Gras celebration in New Orleans was held in 1827. The traditional colors of Mardi Gras are purple (symbolic of justice), green (symbolic of faith) and gold (symbolic of power). Celebrate by having your own party!

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Today’s Inspirational Quote:

“My interest is in the future because I am going to spend the rest of my life there.”

— Charles F. Kettering

SETH GODIN’S NEWSLETTER


* Your big break [ https://feeds.feedblitz.com/~/644232440/0/sethsblog/posts~Your-big-break/ ]

Some people get one. Most people don’t.

But, if you’re reading this, it means that you’ve received more than one, perhaps a countless number of, little breaks.

Access to tools, the benefit of the doubt, decent health, occasional peace of mind.

Little breaks. Over and over.

Little breaks get you into a room, but they don’t guarantee your performance. Little breaks get you a glimmer of trust or opportunity, they give you a microphone and a chance to share your dream.

Little breaks don’t always announce themselves the way big breaks do.

Little breaks compound, one often leading to another. Or they don’t, creating false momentum and then disappointment.

Sometimes little breaks pretend to be big ones, and sometimes they’re hiding in plain sight.

Little breaks are easy to ignore and thus are wasted.

Little breaks don’t like being waited for the way big breaks do, because while you’re waiting, you’re wasting the little breaks you’ve already gotten.

W.O.T.D.


WORD OF THE DAY
ChinwagCHIN-wagPart of speech: nounOrigin: British English, late 19th century
1A chat.
 
Examples of Chinwag in a sentence “I love having a chinwag with my friends and catching up on all the latest gossip.” “Ursula looked forward to her weekly chinwag with the baker.”

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March 2021CONTENT CALENDARA lot of heart goes into the creation of this monthly newsletter.
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March – A month to put a spring in your step   Just as the melting of snow reveals fresh, green grass, February melts away, ushering in a greener, more hopeful month. As temperatures rise and a new season beckons, it’s time to take advantage of the opportunities in bloom.  Come March and students will feel the flutter of nervousness as the exams draw near. 

Working professionals will revel in the familiarity of their old routines – from the daily commute to water cooler conversations.   As another financial year ends, old ledgers will be closed out and new ones will be opened, with the hope of better prospects to come. Travel bugs will be glad to dust off their hats and shorts, fill up fuel tanks and plot their summer getaways. 

March is the month to revive old routines that were once taken for granted. So, give your readers something new to look forward to even as they settle back into their comfort zones. Whether it’s International Day of Forests or International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, let fresh perspectives spring up at every opportunity and further your brand’s #contentmarketing efforts.  
Read our March blog to see what Scatter Recommends
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National Science Day – 28 February


National Science Day – 28 February  

National Science Day

This day honors the efforts of Indian physicist CV Raman for his contributions to science, including his discovery of the ‘Raman effect’.  

Content marketing ideas: 

  • Listicle idea: Qualities in children that could indicate a scientific bent of mind 
  • Infographic idea: X Upcoming fields in science and technology 
  • Video idea: How often should textbooks be updated? 
  • Podcast idea: Can one believe in both religion and science? 

Other content marketing opportunities: February 2021

World Interfaith Harmony Week – 1-7 February  

Interfaith Harmony day Content Marketing ideas

This day seeks to promote goodwill, harmony, and mutual understanding among members of all faiths.  

Content marketing ideas: 

  • Listicle idea: Biggest challenges to interfaith harmony and how to overcome them  
  • Infographic idea: X Interfaith monuments around the world that highlight the beauty of cooperation  
  • Video idea: Lessons to learn from India’s inter-cultural history  
  • Podcast idea: Using social media to bridge the gap between people  

Fun days: February 2021

Fun day content marketing ideas for February

World Nutella Day – 5 February  

World Pangolin Day – 15 February 

World Human Spirit Day – 17 February  

International Tug-of-War Day – 19 February 

Content marketing ideas: 

  • Listicle idea: X Foods that can help you build strength before your next tug-of-war match 
  • Infographic idea: How are pangolins exploited? 
  • Video idea: X Delicious desserts you can make with Nutella 
  • Podcast idea: Here’s how you can yourself achieve what you want 

Festivals:  

Content marketing ideas for festivals

Kala Ghoda Arts Festival – 6-14 February  

Chinese New Year – 12 February 

Losar Festival – 12-14 February  

Goa Carnival – 13-16 February 

Ezhara Ponnana – 21 February 

Kuttikkol Thampuratty Theyyam – 23-26 February 

Content marketing ideas: 

  • Listicle idea: What should you look forward to at the Kala Ghoda Arts Festival? 
  • Infographic idea: Traditional Tibetan delicacies you must have 
  • Video idea: A glimpse of the Ezhara Ponnana celebrations in Kerala 
  • Podcast idea: How is the Chinese New Year celebrated in India? 

Birthdays:  February 2021

Birthday content Marketing Ideas

Harry Styles – 1 February  

Shakira – 2 February  

Khushwant Singh – 2 February  

Bobby Brown – 5 February  

Abhishek Bachchan – 5 February  

Cristiano Ronaldo – 5 February  

Bob Marley – 6 February  

Chris Rock – 7 February  

Charles Dickens – 7 February  

Ashton Kutcher – 7 February  

Tom Hiddleston – 9 February  

Emma Roberts – 10 February  

Jennifer Aniston – 11 February  

Thomas Edison – 11 February  

Abraham Lincoln – 12 February  

Mike Posner – 12 February  

Sarojini Naidu – 13 February  

Galileo Galilei – 15 February  

The Weeknd – 16 February  

Paris Hilton – 17 February  

Michael Jordan – 17 February  

Ed Sheeran – 17 February  

John Travolta – 18 February  

Millie Bobby Brown – 19 February  

Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj – 19 February  

Trevor Noah – 20 February  

Rihanna – 20 February  

Ellen Page – 21 February  

Sophie Turner – 21 February  

Drew Barrymore – 22 February  

George Washington – 22 February  

Emily Blunt – 23 February  

Steve Jobs – 24 February  

Sanjay Leela Bhansali – 24 February  

Jayalalithaa – 24 February  

Shahid Kapoor – 25 February  

Content marketing ideas: 

  • Listicle idea: Best Sanjay Leela Bhansali movies to watch 
  • Infographic idea: X Sporting records that Michael Jordan has broken 
  • Video idea: X Child actors and their breakout roles 
  • Podcast idea: Singer, actor, entrepreneur: How does Rihanna do it all? 

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W.O.T.D.


WORD OF THE DAY
Accouchementə-KOOSH-məntPart of speech: nounOrigin: French, late 18th century
1The process of giving birth to a baby.
 
Examples of Accouchement in a sentence “It took the entire zoo team to assist the elephant during her accouchement.” “Every mother has a different method to make accouchement bearable.

3-2-1 THURSDAY – James Clear Newsletter


3-2-1 Newsletter by James Clear“The most wisdom per word of any newsletter on the web.”
3-2-1: On eliminating clutter, reinventing yourself, and unity
read on JAMESCLEAR.COM | FEBRUARY 25, 2021
Happy 3-2-1 Thursday,
I hope you’re finishing February on a high note. Spring is coming.
Here are 3 ideas, 2 quotes, and 1 question to consider for the week…



3 Ideas From Me
I.
“Rome wasn’t built in a day, but they were laying bricks every hour.
You don’t have to do it all today. Just lay a brick.”
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​II.
“School requires you to learn about things after the answer has already been decided.
Life requires you to learn about things while the answer is in the process of being decided.”
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III.
“Clarity is the elimination of mental clutter.
Agility is the elimination of physical clutter.
Tranquility is the elimination of spiritual clutter.”
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2 Quotes From Others
I.
Film director and screenwriter Krzysztof Kieslowski on unity:
“If there is anything worthwhile doing for the sake of culture, then it is touching on subject matters and situations which link people, and not those that divide people. There are too many things in the world which divide people, such as religion, politics, history, and nationalism.
If culture is capable of anything, then it is finding that which unites us all. And there are so many things which unite people. It doesn’t matter who you are or who I am—if your tooth aches or mine, it’s still the same pain. Feelings are what link people together, because the word “love” has the same meaning for everybody. Or “fear,” or “suffering.” We all fear the same way … and we all love in the same way.
That’s why I tell about these things, because in all other things I immediately find division.”
Source: Kieslowski’s Many Colours 

​II.
Poet Diane Ackerman on reinventing yourself:
“Living things tend to change unrecognizably as they grow. Who would deduce the dragonfly from the larva, the iris from the bud, the lawyer from the infant?
Flora or fauna, we are all shapeshifters and magical reinventors. Life is really a plural noun, a caravan of selves.”
Source: Cultivating Delight


1 Question For You
A question from venture capitalist and executive coach, Jerry Colonna:
“How are you complicit in creating the conditions you say you don’t want?”

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via Seth Godin Newsletter


* The order of operations [ https://feeds.feedblitz.com/~/645175234/0/sethsblog/posts~The-order-of-operations/ ]

If you put the jelly on before the peanut butter, the sandwich will fail.

And if you try to spread the peanut butter on the plate and then add the bread, it will fail even worse.

Like so many things, the order is not optional.

And yet, we often do the least-scary or easiest parts first, regardless of what the order of operations tells us.

W.O.T.D.


WORD OF THE DAY
Charivarishee-və-REEPart of speech: nounOrigin: French, mid 17th century
1(historical) A noisy mock serenade performed by a group of people to celebrate a marriage or mock an unpopular person.2A series of discordant noises.
 
Examples of Charivari in a sentence “The groomsmen broke out into a spontaneous charivari as the reception was ending.” “The orchestra’s warmup was a loud charivari.”

Did you know..


Did you know…

… that today is the birthday of the Grand Teton National Park? In 1929, President Coolidge signed the Act that created the Grand Teton National Park. Trivia buffs: The park encompasses approximately 310,000 acres of wilderness, approximately 100 miles of paved roads and nearly 200 miles of trails for hikers to enjoy.

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Today’s Inspirational Quote:

“Time is free, but it’s priceless. You can’t own it, but you can use it. You can’t keep it, but you can spend it. Once you’ve lost it you can never get it back.'”

— Harvey MacKay

Did you know..


Did you know…

… that today is the birthday of the Grand Teton National Park? In 1929, President Coolidge signed the Act that created the Grand Teton National Park. Trivia buffs: The park encompasses approximately 310,000 acres of wilderness, approximately 100 miles of paved roads and nearly 200 miles of trails for hikers to enjoy.

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Today’s Inspirational Quote:

“Time is free, but it’s priceless. You can’t own it, but you can use it. You can’t keep it, but you can spend it. Once you’ve lost it you can never get it back.'”

— Harvey MacKay

Let’s all Eat Right Day


Did you know…

… that today is Let’s All Eat Right Day? Celebrate the birthday of nutritionist Adelle Davis who was famous for advocating healthy eating, especially via her bestselling book, “Let’s Eat Right to Keep Fit.”

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Today’s Inspirational Quote:

“I would love to change the world, but they won’t give me the source code.”

— Author Unknown