‘Bada Hua To Kya Hua’ – Kabir (1440-1518)

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So what if you are mighty and great? so too is the date palm
But the fruit it has is out of reach, its shade offers no balm
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bada hua to kya hua, jaise ped khajoor
(big are so what are, like tree dates)
panthi ko chaya nahi, phal hoe ati door
(traveler for shade isn’t, fruit is but far)
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