Aniruddha Pathak

Gold Star - 119,631 Points (25.05.1941 / Godhra - Gujarat)

St Kabeer's Couplets 2:Enough Evil In Us All - Poem by Aniruddha Pathak

I looked for the vile and wicked,
But found none whoso so crooked;
When I delved in me-self's deep sea,
Oh, none was more evil than me!
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Hereunder is given the original doha, a couplet by Kabeer, which when rendered in English takes all of four lines, a quatrain or more:

Bura jo dekhan main chala, bura naa milya koye
Jo munh khoja apnaa, to mujhse bura naa koye

We always look far and wide for the evil, assuming that we are always fine.
But if we put a mirror in front of us we will soon find the truth that we are no less an evil.

Topic: evil, search

Topic(s) of this poem: evil, search, self

Form: Quatrain

Comments about St Kabeer's Couplets 2:Enough Evil In Us All by Aniruddha Pathak

  • (1/18/2020 12:38:00 PM)

    The great revelation, first step towards positive learning.
    Very fine

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  • Jez Burl (1/16/2020 8:32:00 AM)

    Magnificent depiction of self reflection. Left me questioning my own self..Am I? ? ? (Report)Reply

    Aniruddha Pathak(1/16/2020 11:21:00 PM)

    Yes, no one is perfect. The idea is to focus on one's imperfection in order to correct them.
    If that index finger, usually pointed away from self changes 180 degrees, half of the problems of the world could perhaps be solved. Me too included. Thanks dear poet.

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  • Rose Marie Juan-austin (1/15/2020 2:26:00 PM)

    A superb quatrain.
    Another brilliant thoughts imbued with
    wisdom and insight.
    So very true. An incisive write.
    Onto my Poem List.

    Aniruddha Pathak(1/15/2020 11:51:00 PM)

    Thanks, this thought of St Kabeer is excellent and it is he that deserves all credit, it is his wisdom,
    and if the translation has come out well, well, I'll take some residual credit.

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, January 15, 2020

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