Kabir Das, a saint to the world and a great poet to millions. A city located at the banks of river Ganga named Varanasi gave world one of the most inspirational poet ever. He is a universal guru and his views about egalitarianism still give chills to existing human race. Kabir Das was a son of a Brahmin widow but was later adopted by a childless Muslim family.
His birth and upbringing was entirely different and may be that is why he never liked the idea of being divided based on caste, religion or sect. The simplicity of his views has always amazed the world. All of his teachings are in the form of two-liners also called as Dohas/Couplets. They were written in simple Hindi of that time and the clarity of his thoughts explained in these couplets will shake up your soul.
Kabir will always be remembered as a great poet but now in today’s hi-tech era, his Doha’s are losing most of its charm as people are busy in catching up with life. These couplets do not only have the old charm but also are really applicable in everyday life. He may have written these couplets of Kabir Das years ago but even now you can find life lessons in his writings.
We have picked 11 best couplets of Kabir Das and these may give you some serious life lessons.
2 April, 2016
Avni S. Singh