Rahim Ke Dohe with meaning in Hindi and English

Abdul Rahim Khan-e-Khana was popularly known as Rahim and was one of the Navratnas , nine jewels, of Mughal emperor Akbar’s court. His couplets or dohe are very famous. Here, we present a collection of some of his popular dohe and their meaning.

Read Kabir ke dohe here

रहिमन देख बड़ेन को, लघु न दीजिये डारि।
जहाँ काम आवै सुई, कहा करै तलवारि॥

Meaning in Hindi

Rahimji kehte hain, ki badon aur aishwarya sampann logo ko dekh ke puraane aur chhote doston ko mat bhulao. Jaise , jahan sui ka kaam hoga , wahan talwar se kaam nahin chal sakta

Meaning in English

Rahim says, you should not forget small things/ poor friends just because you now have access to big / rich, important people. For example, you cannot use a sword where you need a needle even though sword is much bigger than needle.

बानी ऐसी बोलिये, मन का आपा खोय।
औरन को सीतल करै, आपहु सीतल होय॥

Meaning in Hindi

Vaani itni madhur honi chahiye jo sabko bhaav-vibhor kar de. Doosro ko bhi sheetalta aur khushi de, aur apne man ko abhi sheetal kare.

Meaning in English

Your speech should be such that it should please everyone. Others should feel happy listening to you and you yourself should also feel happy and content.

रहिमन धागा प्रेम का, मत तोड़ो चटकाय।
टूटे से फिर ना जुड़े, जुड़े गाँठ परि जाय॥

Meaning in Hindi

Rahim kehte hain ki prem aur rishton ka bandhan dhaage ki tarah hai. Jaise dhaaga tut kar phir nahin jud sakta aur agar jude to bhi gaath pad jaati hai. Aise hi rishte bhi agar ek baar toot jaaye to poori tarah nahin jud paate.

Meaning in English

Rahim says, don’t allow the delicate thread of love between people to snap. If it breaks once, it cannot be mended, even if you mend it there will be a knot in it, which means there will always be some awkwardness in the relationship.

 

 

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