Let the music play - part 6
An awesome morning....a pleasant cool breeze starts off this last day of the financial year….a day that is bound to be the challenging….an ominous calm a sign of things to come….settling into the morning commute, the jewel of rohi desert, the legendary pathanay khan takes over…..the commute turns into an emotional rollercoaster, at the traffic light i feel that i have lost it... getting so high listening to this kafi….what is wrong with me anyway…… i snap out of it by making some calls to no avail…the tears are under control but there is a lump in my throat..how can anyone remain unmoved listening to bulley shah http://www.apnaorg.com/music/pkhan/, especially the way this guy sings, heavens weep….the track is “mera ranjhan hun koee hor”….(my love, now, is someone else…) the kafi a tribute to ishq-e-haqiqi….(the object of) my love is my lord
“….ishq day maaray avain phirday, jeevayn jungle ich dhoor”….(lovers…seekers of truth…roam the wilderness, aimlessly, in search of truth/love) (dhoor is cattle but I would not use it literally…anyone knowing what a dhoor is, would agree, suffice to convey the sense of the word and relate to the predicament of lovers and their travails, their trials and tribulations)
“…raanjhal takht-e hazaaray da saain, ithay barneeyaa chor” (ranjha, a prince worthy of a thousand thrones deemed a thief)….the world unable to recognize truth
“…..bulay shah asaan marna naheen, gor pya koee hor”… (bullay shah, we shall never die…the person lying in the grave is someone else)….the soul in search of truth for eternity
“…..aa mahee, teray avaan day main tay lakhain ehsaan manay saan….” (come to me love, in all your splendour, and I will be eternally grateful…and remain at your service, love!
when you grant me blessed reunion…i will celebrate with a feast showing my love to you and distributing sweets and with earnestness offer my respects to you to show the esteem in which I hold you… treating you like a groom…a king)
“…..jis dil vich pyar dee ramz naheen bus oon dil noon veeraan samajh…” (the heart that is devoid of love would just be....a barren wilderness)
“...jiss dil ich pyar dee jaan sunjaan naheen, oon banday noon naadan samajh…” (the heart that is oblivious of love’s true worth, could only belong to an ignorant fool)
“…..ehoo pyar ay maslak paak nabeean da…: (love is the way of the lord’s holy men, the prophets, the messengers)
“….ehoo pyar dee khatir arsh banay..ehoo pyar dee khatir farsh banay, kudh pyar kudha ich vasdaa aye, main sach ahdaan quran samajh….” (love is the reason for the heavens and earth, love itself resides in the lord…let me tell you in all honesty that love is the holy scripture itself……love is the alter at which seekers of truth accept the guillotine)
sufi kafis like these are extremely important because they reaffirm that spiritual enlightenment has many forms of leading to emotional and spiritual fulfillment…
…..to be continued….