May 31, 2011

Durbal ko na sataiye, jaki moti haay
Mari khal ki saans se, loh bhasam ho jaaye
दुर्बल को न सताइये, जाकी मोटी हाय |
मरी खाल की सांस से, लोह भसम हो जाय ||
Do not oppress the poor and weak, think not they are helpless
Remember, the breath of the lifeless blower can burn steel to ashes
Sant Kabir warns saying that the poor and weak man should not be oppressed thinking that he is not capable to protect himself or repulse the oppression. He cites the example of the blower made of lifeless hide causing by its breath to burn strong iron to ash