A Peek Into Sufism

December 4, 2007 at 10:11 am Leave a comment


The depth of this poem keeps me spellbound! And Rabbi Shergill has given life to this poem with his rendition. The video too is seriously high quality stuff. I AM LOVING IT!


Written by the sufi saint – Baba Bulleh Shah. Original translation from the Chowk


Bulleh! ki jaana maen kaun

Na maen momin vich maseet aan
Na maen vich kufar diyan reet aan
Na maen paakaan vich paleet aan
Na maen moosa na pharaun.


Bulleh! to me, I am not known


Not a believer inside the mosque, am I
Nor a pagan disciple of false rites
Not the pure amongst the impure
Neither Moses, nor the Pharoh


Bulleh! ki jaana maen kaun

Na maen andar ved kitaab aan,
Na vich bhangaan na sharaab aan
Na vich rindaan masat kharaab aan
Na vich jaagan na vich saun.


Bulleh! to me, I am not known


Not in the holy Vedas, am I
Nor in opium, neither in wine
Not in the drunkard’s intoxicated craze
Niether awake, nor in a sleeping daze


Bulleh! ki jaana maen kaun.


Na vich shaadi na ghamnaaki
Na maen vich paleeti paaki
Na maen aabi na maen khaki
Na maen aatish na maen paun


Bulleh! to me, I am not known


In happiness nor in sorrow, am I
Neither clean, nor a filthy mire
Not from water, nor from earth
Neither fire, nor from air, is my birth


Bulleh!, ki jaana maen kaun


Na maen arabi na lahori
Na maen hindi shehar nagauri
Na hindu na turak peshawri
Na maen rehnda vich nadaun


Bulleh! to me, I am not known


Not an Arab, nor Lahori
Neither Hindi, nor Nagauri
Hindu, Turk (Muslim), nor Peshawari
Nor do I live in Nadaun


Bulla, ki jaana maen kaun


Na maen bheth mazhab da paaya
Ne maen aadam havva jaaya
Na maen apna naam dharaaya
Na vich baitthan na vich bhaun


Bulleh! to me, I am not known


Secrets of religion, I have not known
From Adam and Eve, I am not born
I am not the name I assume
Not in stillness, nor on the move



Bulla, ki jaana maen kaun
Avval aakhir aap nu jaana
Na koi dooja hor pehchaana
Maethon hor na koi siyaana
Bulla! ooh khadda hai kaun


Bulleh! to me, I am not known


I am the first, I am the last
None other, have I ever known
I am the wisest of them all
Bulleh! do I stand alone?

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