When we read the writings of Saint Saint Kabir Ji in detail, we realize that he uses strong words to criticize the wrong-doings of the ‘holy’ people of his time. He advises them to leave the road of bad thoughts and actions and put their energies to the meditation of the Name of God. For a long time, the priestly class of Hindus, the Brahmins had mislead the masses. They regarded themselves as the perfect beings and the rest as low down people. It had become so bad that they used to be very annoyed even when the shadow of an untouchable fell over their food ! In the eyes of these holy priests, Saint Saint Kabir Ji was also an untouchable and thus they always avoided him and looked down upon him. Saint Kabir Ji however kept pointing out their fallacies and always wanted to lead them to the right path; away from their misled ways. In the hymn in discussion today, Saint Saint Kabir Ji has put forward the real lifestyle of the so-called holy priests. He unveils the dirty masterplan to fool the masses under the veil of religion. He points out to the priestly class that whatever they preach, as bad is what they actually practice in their lives. He tells us that their lives are just useless in everyway. From this hymn, it is clear to us that by just reading holy texts there is not much benefit; if there is no love for God that arises from within our minds and there is positive change in our lives. The teachings of the Great Masters (Gurbani) is the pillar and support of all of us. We should read it with love and then discuss and understand the writings therein. The next step should be to also adopt the teachings contained into our lives and to live our life according to the teachings of the Great Masters. The sad fact remains that dues to lack of effective propagation of the teachings of the Great Masters, many of us live our lives against the principles of our religion and do many things that are unwarranted and were in fact the practices that our religion was supposed to get us out of ! We tend to do continuous readings of the holy scriptures (Akhand Paaths, etc) but have not taken time out to understand and help other understand the true teachings contained in the holy scriptures. Even the clergy class (Giani Jis) have failed effectively in delivering the teachings of the Masters to the masses. Unless they and all of us can resolve to first understand the teachings of the Masters ourselves and then also help other understand them; and also to meditate on the Name of God regularly and live our lives on the Principles of the religion - then we are also like the ‘holy men’ Saint Kabir Ji has belittled in the hymn. Our lives shall also thus go to waste !