Looking at metaphors in Gurbani - often times when the poetic devices fly over the readers head they might take literally a metaphor translating it into an injunction This is line uses ਰੂਪਕਾਤਿਸ਼ਯੋਕਤਿ - where the comparable in the metaphor is implied. Here the coarse roti, the vegetables without salt both represent a life without the desire/pull towards extravagance - simplicity. Farid! My roṭī is coarse, my hunger, vegetables without salt. Those who eat buttered roṭī will suffer great pain. ![[metaphor.jpeg]] For more info on this type of device see how Santokh Singh defined it and examples from Guru Nanak's Japuji Sahib below: ![[metaphor2.jpeg]] [[Garab Ganjini Tika]]