Kabira Garv Na Keejiye, Uncha Dekh Aavaas
Kaal Paron Bhuin Letna, Ooper Jamsi Ghaas
Don't be so proud and vain
Looking at your high mansion
Death makes one lie on bare land
And grass will grow thereon
Pride, arrogance and vanity are all related to our ego, our perishable
belongings and things which are not eternal. In this Doha, Kabir
gives a clear warning by explaining the eternal ultimate Truth i.e.
Death. We all know that we have to die, but are we willing to accept
this fact? Deep behind our psyche is the idea that everything else
is going to perish to die, but "I" will go on eternally.
Hence, we cling to our perishables and become possessive and selfish.
This causes us to become arrogant, greedy, proud and vain.
Kabir emphasizes the need to understand the cycle of Life and guides
us to shed our pride.