St Kabeer's Couplets 21:Waste Not In Vain Mirth - Poem by Aniruddha Pathak
Rare be thine human birth,
Waste it not in vain mirth,
Like brown leaf fall ye would,
Think; change thine attitude.
Given here under is the original couplet in Hindi script, and its transliteration in English Roman.
दुर्लभ मानुष जन्म है, देह न बारम्बार,
तरुवर ज्यों पत्ता झड़े, बहुरि न लागे डार।
Durlabha mānuśha janma hai, deha na bārambār,
Taruvar jyon pattā jhađe, bahurī na lāge đar.
Kabeer explains the value of human birth and exhorts us not to waste it. It is when one can think and take positive action.
Topic: human, birth, death, good deeds
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