August 26th, 2010
Parh Parh Alam : Baba Bhulle Shah (with English translation)
Very heart touching poetry. The Original poetry was in Punjabi. I am adding the English translation as well:
Parh parh Alam te faazil hoya
Te kaday apnay aap nu parhya ee na
(You read to become all knowledgeable But you never read yourself)
You read so many books to know it all,
yet fail to ever read your heart at all.
Bhaj bhaj warna ay mandir maseeti
Te kaday mann apnay wich warya ee na
(You run to enter temples and mosques But you never entered your own heart)
You rush to holy shrines to play a part,
Would you dare enter the shrine of your heart
Larna ay roz shaitaan de naal
Te kadi nafs apnay naal larya ee na
(Everyday you fight Satan But you never fight your own Ego)
You are quick to attack the evil one,
yet pride is a battle you have not won.
Bulleh Shah asmaani ud-deya pharonda ay
Te jera ghar betha unoon pharya ee na
(Bulleh Shah you try grabbing that which is in the sky But you never get hold of What sits inside you)
You grab for a star you can control,
yet fail to grasp the light in your soul.