Wish you all a very Happy Valentine's Day. Sorry for the late wishes. On this Valentine's day I remembered the famous two line verses of saint Kabir Das and would like to share with you all.
"pothi padh padh jag muwa pandit bhaya na koy, dhai akshar prem ka padhe so pandit hoy"
The lines are very heart touching. Saint Kabir Das explains the eternal truth of life in the above said doha. According to him, to be a wise man reading books is not sufficient. But, more the understanding of love in life, he becomes wiser. To understand this doha in its true perspective is important. We all read and have good educational qualification and now with tremendous media exposure, we are seemingly more informed.Everyone seems to know everything. Yet, the truth is that in spite of all this information, there is no awareness. We are not at peace. There is a lot of frustration all around. Our minds are not quiet and relaxed.
We talk of Love but have no compassion. Selfishness, greed, fear, hatred and similar tendencies seem to grip us all the time. Kabir in this doha shows the way, in his simple but dynamic style. He daringly says that despite all our readings, despite all our knowledge, we cannot become wise. Only if we 'read' Love, become loving and lovable, only then wisdom will dawn on us.
Only then Life will be worth living. People will remember us after our death for our loving attitude, not for the knowledge we have gained by reading books.
On this Valentine's Day, I wish all of us become more lovable person, we all make attempts to spread happiness, love and may god help us all achieve this more than we did before in this respect.