Bullay Shah - Part III (bulla kee jana main koon)
this kafi is among bullay shah’s most loved kafis. It is an important kafi in that there is self-discovery as well as an attempt to understand the human condition…philosophers and poets have long wondered about the quest and the question as to “Where have I come from and where am I going?”
often it seems that they do not ponder over a more basic question as to “Who am I” and what is that “I” that we speak of.
and in the kafi, bullay shah attempts an explanation by making an unabashed declaration that he does not belong to any group any alliance any party, that he is not a momin nor a non-believer. He does not claim piety and purity nor is destined to be as impure or tainted with sins
he is not a follower of organized religion nor the holy scripture. He is neither sleeping nor awake…he is not part of celebrations or mourning because what he is, does not need crutches of our material needs…
his soul is complete in itself that needs no support from symbols and icons of the material world