On my way back from Amravathi, I was listening to my MP3 player and somehow – by God’s Grace (quite literally), I shuffled down to listening to “Chadariya Jhini re Jhini” by Anup Jalota.
The song started with the following quote from Kabir – “Kabir ka Dohe” (Kabir’s couplets):
Jab tu aaya jagat mein, jug hanse tu roye
Aise karni kar chhado, tu hanse jug roye
When you arrived into the world, people laughed while you cried
Act in such a way that when you leave, you laugh and people cry.
(Thanks to this link, for the translation)
I couldn’t help but admire the depth of thought and the simplicity of expression in these lines!