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Kabir Amrit Sagar: The Best Books of Kabir Written in Hindi


Q1. Which are the best books for Sant Kabir Doha with an explanation?


Kabir was one of the main poet-saints of the Bhakti movement. His writings were majorly dedicated to the devotion of Lord Krishna, Ram, and Vishnu. He wrote verses in simple Hindi which later came to be known as “Kabir Dohe”. Since then, hundreds and thousands of books have been written on these verses, explaining their deeper meanings. Some of them are “संत कबीर और उनके उपदेश- Saint Kabir And His Teachings” by Abhilash Das, “सीख कबीर की- Lessons of Kabir (An Old Book)” by Nikunj Agarwal, “कबीर दोहावली : Kabir Dohavali” by Sant Chetandas.


Q2. Can you list some of the best Kabir's Dohe?


Here is some of the best Kabir Dohe that takes us closer to God and farther from our ego: “Jaati na poochho sadhu ki, Pooch lijiye gyaan. Mol karo talwar ki, pada rehne do myaan”, “Bura jo dekhan main chala, bura na miliya koi. Jo ghar dekha aapna, mujhse bura na koye”, “Aisi baani boliye, mann ka aapa khoye. Auran ko sheetal kare, aapo sheetal hoye”, “Dukh mein sumiran sab kare sukh mein karey na koye. Jo sukh mein sumiran kare, Dukh kahe ko koye”.


Q3. Where can I know more about Kabir?


Kabir is known for his devotional writings that contain immense transcendental teachings. He showed the path of devotion to people and taught them that Bhakti is the most sublime method of achieving the lotus feet of the Lord. Many authors have written about the life and teachings of Sant Kabir in their books. Surely enough, books are the basis of knowledge. You can know more about Sant Kabir in the books which are available on the online store of Exotic India.


Q4. Which is your favorite among the dohas of Sant Kabir?


Sant Kabir’s Dohe (verses) is the most famous poetry work in Hindi literature. These Dohas are the source of inspiration and enlightenment for many people across the globe. The most famous Doha of Sant Kabir is “Bura jo dekhan main chala, bura na miliya koi. Jo ghar dekha aapna, mujhse bura na koye”. In this Doha, Kabir is trying to acknowledge the fact that most people try to find faults in others, ignoring a pile of faults and negative tendencies such as lust, anger, greed, and envy within themselves. Spiritual advancement happens when the direction of fault-finding propensity is turned towards oneself, instead of others.

Q5. What do Kabir’s teachings teach us?


Sant Kabir showed a strong inclination and interest in the topics of spirituality from his childhood. He was inquisitive to know about the secret of life and the nature of God. Later, he became a well-known saint poet and wrote “Kabir Dohe”; verses that teach spiritual lessons and are full of transcendental knowledge. Kabir’s famous teachings teach us that we should not be driven by our false ego. The false ego is the root cause of ignorance. As long as we do not try to realize our real self, we cannot develop attachment and devotion to God.