Sunday, February 17, 2008

Rahim on compatibility

A famous quote from Rahim on compatibility:

कह रहीम कैसे निभे, बेर केर को संग ।
वे डोलत रस आपने, उनके फाटत अंग ।।

It means that there is no way a berry tree (with juicy berries and thorns) can be planted next to a banana tree (soft stem) even though both trees are beautiful creations of this nature and both give tasteful fruits for everyone. Because, when berry tree swings in its own celebrations, it becomes hard to survive for the banana tree, as berry's thorns pierce the banana stems and tear up its trunk.

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