Kabeer's Couplets 20:Keep A Critic Close By - Poem by Aniruddha Pathak
Keep a critic close around,
Build his cottage in home ground,
Soap to wash, nor water to rinse,
He would thine character cleanse.
Given here under is the original couplet in Hindi script, and its transliteration in English Roman.
निंदक नियरे राखिए, ऑंगन कुटी छवाय,
बिन पानी, साबुन बिना, निर्मल करे सुभाय।
Nindak niyare rākhiye, āngan kuţī ćhavāye,
Bin pānī sābun binā, nirmal kare subhāye.
Those that criticise you are truly your friends. Don't get put off by them. In fact keep them close by. Even build a cottage for them near your house. They would keep your character fault-less clean. He is your true well-wisher.
Topic: advice, critic, fault-finder
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