During my relatively recent exposure to Sain Kabeer’s work (beyond the ones like “Chadariya Zini Re Zini” and “Mati Kahe Kumhaar se..” which are everywhere, like air), I came across this one – and it kind of stuck:
हद्द चलै सो मानवा, बेहद चलै सो साध ।
हद बेहद दोऊ तजै, ताकर मता अगाध ॥
Like many of the couplets by the saint, the apparent meaning is simple – if you are seeking the obvious. But the deeper meaning is unfathomable.
The [crude] literal meaning of this one is something like,
The ordinary prefer to remain bounded. The enlightened seek to be boundless. But truly limitless is the wisdom of those who relinquish both.
I think I am very much within the first category. I can imagine the existence of the second state. But what is the third state? If one shuns boundedness, presumably one lands into boundlessness. And viceversa. But how can one shun boundedness and boundlessness both? Does it mean one stops caring about them? Does it mean one is no longer preoccupied with either of the notions? Does one balance the two? How can we go beyond the two? WHAT state would that be????
Let me know if you have a clue!