May 31, 2011

Anmanga uttam kaha, madyam mangi jo ley
Kahe Kabir nikrisht so par dharna dey
अन्मंगा उत्तम कहा, मद्यम मांगी जो लेय |
कहे कबीर निकृष्ट, सो पर धरना देय ||
The best is not to beg at all, middling who collects his needs
Says Kabir, the worst is he who demands and tight sits
Sant kabir has held clearly that begging is same as death and as such the best is not to beg at all. The medium type is to beg and collect one’s need and not more. The worst is to demand alms and sit till the demand is fulfilled