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Dukh Mein Simran Sab Kare, Sukh Mein Kare Na Koye
Jo Sukh Mein Simran Kare, Tau Dukh Kahe Ko Hoye


In anguish everyone prays to Him,
in joy does none
To One who prays in happiness,
how can sorrow come

My Understanding

Let someone suddenly wave his hand in front of your eyes and you will see that the eyes blink.  And if you are caught unawares, you may just say 'O my God'!

Such is the nature of mankind.  When we are in distress, in a state of helplessness, we invariably then look up in the skies and communicate with Him in our own silent prayer.  However, when things are going good, we forget Him. Kabir in this doha highlights this and gives a promise when he says that we shall not suffer if we pray to Him during our good times.


Rajender Krishan
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Comments on this Doha
Comment Once you realize your trueself " Sat Chit Anand". You are not body. There is no question of Dukh and Sukh. Kabir Doha is meant for people who are still associating them self with the body. Who has become Sakshi, there is no Sukh or Dukh.
Umesh Suri
Comment thanks kabir ji for making dohas of my name
Comment Certainly true! These Dohas by Sant Kabir is a timeless treasure. Sukh mein sumiran does not mean, that bad times will not befall on a person. Joys and sorrows are part of life, no doubt. But one who can always meditate (in the real sense, not superficially) on the Supreme (SELF or Atma), will go beyond the opposite pairs. Those opposite experiences will not perturb that person in any circumstance.

As Lord Krishna Himself has said in Shrimad Bhagwad Gita (English translation by Shri Purohit Swami ji):

Even in this world they conquer their earth-life whose minds, fixed on the Supreme, remain always balanced.

He who knows and lives in the Absolute remains unmoved and unperturbed; he is not elated by pleasure or depressed by pain.

He finds happiness in his own Self, and enjoys eternal bliss.
Comment Sir,

My son, Vedant a student of std 7, about 12 years of age, was instructed by his teacher, to report his findings on what he understands of Kabir.

Although, I keep discussing the core values, of the Dohas, I would find it difficult to bring those concepts to the level where he could understand and appreciate its value and incorporate them in his life.

While helping him with his research, I came accross this site and left him to work on his own, as I realised that there could not have been a better way than to let him go through your website and experience enlightenment.

As he was going through each doha, he came across Sai itna deejiye..., and discussed at length with me what he understood between greed and contentment, I could not believe that he could nearly appreciate how greed influences a person

As a father, to me, this is a indication that he is scaling up in the right direction, and I cannot take away from you the credit for facilitating this enlightenment.

I want acknowledge you, for bring Kabir so close to influencing this young boy that he has appreciated the value of contentment and gratitude of receiving.

You shall always be in our prayers.
Comment Krishan Jee,
You have done a great service to those who admire Kabir, his poetry and no less the message within. The simplicity of the message and straight appeal of the language is simply matchless. Considering the age he wrote, and the courage he had to swim agains the current of times make him one of the rarest gems of poets with a message.
I must salute to your labour for love of Kabir. Can you do same in relation to Meera, Surdaas and other Bhaghats. Mind you i am not a religious person, and hardly go to worship place because i do not worship, i admire and appreciate and relish the beauty of poetry of life of life of poetry.
Keep up the noble work!
Balraj Cheema
Comment sir u r great , so is kabir , ur work deeply inspires me , i wish it'll be the same for all tose who read tis
Comment Dear Rajender ji,

I appreciate your dedication and hard work that you have put into this research.

Some of Kabir's works are really good.

However, I consider myself as one of the critics of Kabirdas. One of the dohas that I am critical is the above one.

Saying "Oh God" while in distress and praying to God in distress is infact glorifying the God as He has powers and control over everything.

I dont agree that if "sumiran" is done in "sukh", then "dukh" will not occur. Sukh and dukh are inevitable part of life intentionally given by the God. Arent there many people in all the religions of the world who spend their whole time just worshipping the God, yet they also do face hardships.

No offences Sir. But this is my personal opinion. I beleive that sumiran in sukh times gives mental peace and courage to be steadfast during dukh times as well.

I close this comment by once again lauding your special efforts you have put into this blog.!

Jai Hind!
Mohsin Shaikh
Comment Dear Shree Rajender Kishen Jee,
I love your work in

3 Kabir Dohe's I have made as my roadmap on my spiritual path. I chant them
in succession a few times and then I pay total attention to the 'I AM' inside me which also is RAM of Kabir.

1. Chalati Chakki...
2. Dukha Mein.....
3. Kaala Karai so Aaj Kar....

1. Dui Pathan are CRAVING and AVERSION. ( I want this, I do not want that)
2. Jo sukha mein SUMIRAN kare is The one who meditates on SELF at all
times, or The one who has totally surrendered to RAM(ATMAN) and who says
THY WILL. (If one does this , it is known that one goes beyond Sukha and Dukha)
3. Kabir wants every one to do what is recommended in 2 above. And do it now.

Kabir was a SADGURU and his teaching was also directed to guide people to
RAM , or SELF in its deeper sense.
Raj Prabhu
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Index of Dohas in English
  1. Looking at the grinding stone
  2. I searched for the crooked
  3. Tomorrows work do today
  4. Speak such words
  5. Slowly slowly O mind
  6. Give me so much O God
  7. In vain is the eminence
  8. Like sesame contains the oil
  9. Begging is like perishing
  10. Neither illusion nor the mind
  11. Kabira in the market place
  12. Kabir's mind got cleansed
  13. Reading books everyone died
  14. In anguish everyone
  15. Guru is the washerman
  16. Alive one sees
  17. Inexpressible is the story of Love
  18. Worry is the bandit
  19. Don't be so proud and vain
  20. Don't be so proud and vain - 2
  21. By my doing nothing happens
  22. Like the pupil in the eye
  23. When you were born
  24. First the pangs of separation
  25. With the ocean set ablaze
  26. Kabir, save the wealth ...
  27. Hope lives in a dying world
  28. If I say one, It is not
  29. Kabir, This is the abode of love
  30. The Rosary rotating by the hand
  31. Eons have passed whirling rosary
  32. The rosary made of wooden
  33. When "I" was then Hari was not
  34. Ages have passed shaving
  35. What harm have the hair done
  36. Arise from slumber O Kabir
  37. O Kabir, Your Hut
  38. He alone's the Warrior
  39. Guru the Potter ...
  40. Liberation Comes Not in Seclusion
  41. Both Guru and Gobind (God) are One
Index of Dohas in Hindi
  1. Chalti Chakki Dekh Kar
  2. Bura Jo Dekhan Mein Chala
  3. Kaal Kare So Aaj Kar
  4. Aisee Vani Boliye
  5. Dheere Dheere Re Mana
  6. Sayeen Itna Deejiye
  7. Bada Hua To Kya Hua
  8. Jaise Til Mein Tel Hai
  9. Mangan Maran Saman Hai
  10. Maya Mari Na Man Mara
  11. Kabira Khara Bazaar Mein
  12. Kabir Man Nirmal Bhaya
  13. Pothi Padh Padh Jag Mua
  14. Dukh Mein Simran Sab Kare
  15. Gur Dhobi Sikh Kapda
  16. Jeevat Samjhe Jeevat Bujhe
  17. Akath Kahani Prem Ki
  18. Chinta Aisee Dakini
  19. Kabira Garv Na Keejiye
  20. Kabira Garv Na Keejiye - 2
  21. Kabir Kiya Kutch Na Hote Hai
  22. Jyon Naino Mein Putli
  23. Jab Tun Aaya Jagat Mein
  24. Pehle Agan Birha Ki
  25. Aag Jo Lagi Samand Mein
  26. Kabir So Dhan Sanchiye
  27. Aasa Jive Jag Mare
  28. Ek Kahun To Hai Nahin
  29. Kabir Yeh Ghar Prem Ka
  30. Maala To Kar Mein Phire
  31. Maala Pherat Jug Bhaya
  32. Kabir Maala Kaath Kee
  33. Jab Mein Tha Tab Hari Nahin
  34. Moond Munddavat Din Gaye
  35. Keson Kaha Bigadia
  36. Kabir Soota Kya Kare
  37. Kabira Teri Jhompri
  38. Kabir Soyee Soorma
  39. Guru Kumhar Sikh Kumbh Hai
  40. Shune Padiya Na Chootiyo
  41. Guru Govind Toh Ek Hain


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