Monday, March 19, 2007

Bulle Shah!

मेरे एक दोस्त ने आज मुझे बुल्ले शाह का कलाम भेजा.. पढ कर हैरानी भी हुई, और बहुत खुशी भी. उसे Thank You का मेल भेजा तो उस ने लिखा, "दर असल ये तुम्हे याद दिलाने के लिये था कि कभी तुम्हारी ओर से बहुत उम्दा कवितायें ढूंढ कर सब को भेजी जाती थीं. बहुत महीने हुए, वो कवितायें कहां हैं?

मैने जवाब दिया, "अब मेरे blog पर मिलती हैं!! "

आईना ने अमृता प्रीतम की बहुत ही प्यारी कवितायें इक्ठी की हैं.

और मेरी ओर से, ये बुल्ले शाह, जो आज मिला:

One of my friends sent me this really nice Bulle Shah poem. Wasboth surprised and happy to get it. When I sent him a note to say "Thank you!" he replied, "That was actually to remind you of your lovely poetry forwards. Where are they? " I replied, "On my blog now! "

Aaina has compiled a lovely set of Amrita Pritam poetry. You can read it in Hindi here.

And on my post, the poem sent by my friend.

" ਜੇ ਰਬ ਮਿਲਦਾ ਨਾਤਯਾ ਧੋਤਯਾ,
ਮਿਲਦਾ ਡਡੁਆ ਮਛਿਯਾੰ
ਜੇ ਰਬ ਮਿਲਦਾ ਨਦੀ ਮਸਾਨ ਵਿਚ,
ਮਿਲਦਾ ਚਮ ਚਿਣਿਕਿਯਾੰ,
ਜੇ ਰਬ ਮਿਲਦਾ ਜੰਗਲ ਵੇਲੇ
ਮਿਲਦਾ ਗਾੰ ਤੇ ਬਛਿਯਾੰ,
ਬੁਲਲੇ ਸ਼ਾਹ ਰਬ ਔਨੁ ਲਬਦਾ
ਜੇ ਨੀਯਤਾੰ ਜਿਨਾ ਦੀਆੰ ਸਚਿਯਾੰ.... "

In the translation, "was in" is to mean " If God could be attained/reached by"

If god was in physical purification by water,
He would live among the fish and the toads
If god was in the cemetries,
He would be among the leather mongers
If God was in the forest,
He would be attained by the cows and calves.
Bulle Shah says the only way to attain God
Is for those with clean intentions..

For people outside India: This is aimed at the various practices adopted by sects for self purification and attainment of God. Some sects believe in self purification by keeping the body clean and sticking to rituals. Some other sects believe that self flagellation and torture is the only way to get closer to God. Some others believe in meditation deep in the forests. Bulle Shah believes that the only way to get God is to keep a pure heart that wishes no evil.


Neihal said...

I cant read a word of Punjabi (it is punjabi, right?? )
but I got the essence...beautiful :)

true as well

dharmabum said...

beautiful thought. who was/is bulle shah? i thought the name is quite funny - no offense.

rituals themselves aren't bad. they were designed to take us closer to god - for a 'pure heart' can be quite difficult to attain, especially if u have a monster mind like me does :) the problem comes when people follow rituals without realising their meaning or purpose.

Aradhna said...

Good one!

I also have a thought on this...
just approaching the same thing from the other end.
I have God in me,in my heart so whatever I am doing and consequently whatever is happenning to me and my life is all By, To, For and From GOD.

The Omnipresence of GOD instills Purity.

Jagdish Bhatia said...

जे रब मिलदा नातयां धोतयां,
मिलदा डडुआ मछियां
जे रब मिलदा नदी मसान विच,
मिलदा चम चिणिकियां,
जे रब मिलदा जंगल वेले
मिलदा गां ते बछियां,
बुल्ले शाह रब औनु लबदा
जे नीयतां जिना दीआं सचियां.... "

बहुत अच्छे :)
आपको पता होगा कि आप बारहा में लीपी बदल सकते हैं, बिना दोबारा टाईप किये।

Jagdish Bhatia said...

आईना का लिंक देने के लिये धन्यवाद ।

BiScUiTs said...

That's an interesting poem, it made me think!

The Phosgene Kid said...

sounds kind of Buddhist - find god within yourself by being being pure in thought and action.

AlterinG Abhishek said...

The first Blog i saw in punjabi!!
oye hoye !!
dil Khush Kita-e paji!!

How do we know said...

hi Neihal: yes, this is Punjabi.. but the essence is what really matters..the same things has perhaps been said in every language ever invented! :-)

Hi Dharma: Bulle Shah is a Punjabi Sufi saint/poet. The title of this blog is based on another song by the same poet. His power, like that of his contemporaries, lies in the simplicity of his expression.

You're right. Rituals had a purpose. My problem is with people who insisted on the ritual being followed, without there being a logic to it. I find a lot of rituals very beautiful and inspiring, and its sad to see ppl around me follow them blindly...

Hi Chiya: hmm.. yes, that is one way of looking at it.. but my perspective of God is more as an accumulated set of thoughts and intentions of the ppl around. So when we encounter a set of ppl who have been meditating or forcing themselves to think of thoughts we consider "good", we feel nice there (?) .. in that sense, we kind of "create" our own God.. what do you think?

How do we know said...

Jagdish ji: Nahi, i m not aware of Baraha.. please tell me more!!

Hi Biscuits:
:-) Made me think too!

Hi PG:
Does Buddhism say that too? That's good. I think all Indic religions say the same thing in different ways.

Hi Abhishek:
:-) hee hee!! There are some other Punjabi blogs too..but Thanks all the same!

Jagdish Bhatia said...

आप बारहा के बारे में यहां देख सकते हैं

मुझे भी गुरमुखी नहीं आती मगर इस प्रोग्राम से किसी भी भारतीय लिपी में टाईप कर
सकते हैं। और अगर दो भाषाओं में एक ही चीज लिखनी हो दो अलग लीपियों में तो
सिर्फ कन्वर्ट करना होता है।

madelyn said...

I just "filled up" with this -

sooo true.

a pure heart.

simple, pure, loving.


How do we know said...

Jagdish Ji: Thank you!! aap jaante nahi hain ki aapne kitni badi problem solve kar di hai.. aaj tak hum computer par Braille kitaabein Hindi mein nahi bana sakte the kyunki software nahi tha.. Baraha mein pehli baar ye sambhav hai. Abhi maine try nahi kiya, par ye hindustan bhar ke blind schools ke liye bahut badi baat hogi!

Hi Sophie: Long time!! I was so touched by your posts on India, that i've been recommending them to everyone i know in India who reads blogs.. :-) Trust you've been happy...

Aradhna said...

You are right, we kind of create our own GOD!
It is all connected, what we have inside us is what we see and practice ourside, isn't it?

har zarraa chamakataa hai anavaar-e-ilaahii se
har saa.Ns ye kahatii hai ham hai.n to Khudaa bhii hai

Jagdish Bhatia said...

आप कृप्या बतायें कि आप नेत्रहीनों के लिये क्या काम कर रहे हैं, क्या ब्रेल के लिये पुस्तकें टाईप करने में मैं कोई सहायता कर सकता हूं?
मुझे इस तरह का काम करने में बहुत खुशी होगी। आप मुझे मेल भी कर सकते हैं।


Anonymous said...

Ohye Balle oye Khush Kar Dita Mitra Nu!!!

Wah Bhi Wah,
Bulle Shah!

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