Poem 3

tai birtha janamu gawaya re

Wasting this life

Foolishly you are wasting this life!
You are not contemplating wisdom!
Your eyes become tired from looking!
And your ears from listening.
Your beautiful body also becomes tired.
Even birth and death become tired,
Seeing that you are mired in illusion.
As long as the breath of life persists,
So long are you subject to illusion.
Devotion departs from your heart,
And your nature does not change.
Go and dwell at the feet of the Lord!
He who worships the Eternal wisely,
Will never face destruction.
Kabir says, “Throw the dice of life wisely,
And you will never lose the game of life”.