May 13, 2011


Chalti chakki dekh kar, diya kabira roye
Do paatan ke bich mein, sabut bacha na koye
चलती चक्की देख कर, दिया कबीरा रोये |
दो पाटन के बीच में, साबुत बचा ना कोए ||
Looking at the grinding stones, Kabir laments
In the duel of wheels, nothing stays intact
EXPLANATION
Kabir sees the grinding stones as the duality that we live in. Heaven and earth, Good and Bad, Male and Female, High and Low - all around is duality. This play of opposites, this Chalti Chakki (moving mill) gets everyone, no one is save from in it's powerful grip.
Whoever enters this duality is crushed. No one survives. Kabir cries because rarely, if ever, does one see the oneness, the divinity, behind the duality.el of wheels, nothing stays intact