Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Bulla Ki Jaana Maen Kaun...

Wednesday, May 10, 2006
This is one amazing song... One of my all time favourites.... Rabbi shergill has sung it so beautifully... I don't think anybody else would have done a better job of this song.... He has provided a soul to the song.... I have become a fan of Rabbi after listening to this song.... Below is the song followed by the translation

Bulla ki jaanna mai kaun
Says Bulla, who knows who I am!
na mai momin bich masitaa, na mai vich qufar diyaN ritaN
I am not in the mosque of the believer, Nor in false rites.
na mai pakaN vich palitaN, na mai moosa na phiraun
I am not in the pure or the impure.Neither Moses nor Pharaoh.
na mai andar ved kitabaN, na vich Bhanga na SharabaN
I am not in the vedas or holy books,Nor in opium, neither in wine
na vich rindaa mast khrabaN, na vich jaaggan na vich saun
Not in the drunkards wasted intoxication, Not in wakefulness or sleep.

na vich shaadi na gamnaaki, na mai vich paliti paki
I am not in sorrow nor in joy, Neither in clean nor unclean.
na mai aabi, na mai khaki, na mai aatish na mai paun
I am not water, I am not earth, I am not fire, I am not air.
na mai arabi, na Lahori, na mai hindi shahar nagori
I am not from Arabia or Lahore, Nor from India or Nagaur.
na mai hindu turk pishori, na mai rahnda vich nadaun
Neither a hindu or muslim from Peshawar, Nor do I live in Nadaun.
na mai bhed mazhab da payaa, na mai aadam havva jayaa
I cannot be unearthed in the mysteries of religion, I was not born of Adam and Eve.
na mai apna naam ghraya, na vich baithak na vich bhaun
I am not the name I assume. I am not in stillness, not in movement.
avval aakhar aap nu Jana, na koi dooja hor pachhana
Finally, I only know myself. I cannot know any other.
mai tho hor na koi syana, Bulla Shah kharha hai Kaun...
Who could be wiser than I? Bulla asks, who then, stands here?
Bulla ki jaanna mai kaun
Says Bulla, who knows who I am!

1 comment:

_ said...

what's with the soulful lyrics all of a sudden?

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