Heera soi saraahiye
Sahe ghanan Ki choT
KapaT kurangee maanva
Parkhat nikra khoT
Saraahana: To praise, to find worthy
ChoT: Attack, blow
KapaT: fraud, deceptive
kurangee: One with bad color, i.e. malaise in heart
Parkhat: On testing, trying
KhoT: bad, counterfeit, dishonest
Only that diamond is praiseworthy
which can bear the blows of a hammer.
Fraud, deceptive men (who try to look better than they are)
are found to be bad when when tested.
The point is that only those few who can bear with testing conditions are truly praiseworthy ones. Others fail when they pass such testing situations.
Heera tahaan na kholiye
Jahaan kunjadon ki haaT
Sahaj gaanthri maari ke
Lage apni baaT
kunjadon: vegetable sellers
gaanthri: bundle, one that is closed with a knot.
baaT: to wait
Don’t open a diamond
In the vegetable market
Just tie it safely (keep it safe)
and wait for your turn..
The meaning here is that you should show your intelligence only where there are people who can understand it. It is idiocy to show your intelligence among idiots.
Heera para bajaar mein
Raha chhaar laptaaye
keetehi moorakh pachhe mohe
Koi Parakhi Liya Uthaaye
kaatehi: Kitne hi, how so many
moorakh: idiot, unknowledgeable people
paarakhi: one who can recognize real jewels, intelligent person.
Diamond was fallen in the marketplace,
with ash sticking on it.. [so it looked like some random stone.]
how so many idiots passed me,
some expert picked me up..
Meaning here is that while most care about how something looks, the intelligent ones can recognize a real gem even when it doesn't look good.