Tulsidas came to know about a unique behaviour of Rahim. While giving alms to the poor, Rahim gave with extreme humility. While giving, he kept his gaze downwards towards the earth. He never looked at the person he was giving alms to. Tulsidas promptly wrote the following couplet and sent it to Rahim.
“ऐसी देनी देंनज्यूँ, कित सीखे हो सैन
जयोंज्यों कर ऊंच्यो करो, त्योंत्यों निचे नैन”
Meaning – “O great person, where have you learnt this amazing way of giving? As your hands rise (to give), your eyes look down”
Completing the couplet which Tulsidas wrote, Rahim replied in extreme humility.
His reply shows how evolved Rahim was as a soul.
“देनहार कोई और है, भेजत जो दिन रैन
लोग भरम हम पर करे, तासो निचे नैन”
Meaning- “The Giver is someone else (the God almighty), giving day and night.
The world has a misconception that I am the giver. So, I lower my eyes in embarrassment.”
Tulsidas 1532–1623, also known as Goswami Tulsidas, was a HinduVaishnava saint and poet, renowned for his devotion to the deity Rama. Tulsidas wrote several popular works in Sanskrit and Awadhi; he is best known as the author of the epic Ramcharitmanas, a retelling of the SanskritRamayana based on Rama‘s life in the vernacular Awadhi dialect of Hindi.
KhanzadaMirzaKhanAbdul Rahim Khan-e-Khana (17 December 1556 – 1627) also known as Rahim was a poet who lived during the rule of Mughal emperor Akbar. He was one of the nine important ministers (dewan) in his court, also known as the Navaratnas. Rahim is known for his Hindi dohe (couplets) and his books on astrology. The village of Khan Khana, which is named after him, is located in the Nawanshahr district of the state of Punjab, India
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