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Sunday, April 29, 2012

A wonderful Kabir bhajan

Kabirji to me, represents a divine inspiration, a Saint who had reached the highest form of divinity, mirthfulness, blissfulness and merriment while living in the human body.  His poems resonate with praise for the true Master who reveals the divine through direct experience, and denounce more usual ways of attempting God realization such as pilgrimage, chanting, austerities etc. He used bold words to impress upon us that the divine Truth lies within ourselves and not outside, in temples, mosques or churches. Each word of his poetic verse reveals divine eternal truth and deeply touch your heart. He was a Saint beyond any sect or religion; he was loved by all – be it a Hindu, Sikh or a Muslim. His poetic verses were filled with boldness and at the same time, with the immense love for the Eternal Essence, the God.

I would like to present to you one of my favorite bhajan in which Kabirji, the blissful mystic of India, attempted to reveal the mirthful state of the one who has found the divine Truth within, who has realized the true Self.




Hindi lyrics with translation:


Mann mast hua, ab kyon dole;
Mann mast hua, mast hua, ab kyon bole
  
   The mind has become mirthful, now why do you waver ;
   The mind has become mirthful, now why even speak.

Halki thi tab chadi taraaju, Puran bhayi ab kyon tole;
Mann mast hua, mast hua, ab kyon dole

   When it (your intellect) was light, it climbed on scale (to evaluate), now it is complete, so    
   why bother measuring it;
   The mind has become mirthful, now why do you waver.

Heera paayo, gaanth gathaayo, Baar-baar ba ko kyon khole;
Mann mast hua, mast hua, ab kyon dole

   Found the treasure, kept it knotted, now why open it repeatedly;
   The mind has become mirthful, now why do you waver.

Hansa payo Maan sarovar, phir taal taleiya kyon khooje;
Mann mast hua, mast hua, ab kyon dole

   Swan has found the beautiful pond, then why bother searching puddles;
   The mind has become mirthful, now why do you waver.

Ghatt hi mein tere sahib betha, Baahar naina kyon khole;
Mann mast hua, mast hua, ab kyon dole

   Within the heart resides the Supreme, why open eyes outside;
   The mind has become mirthful, now why do you waver.

Kehat kabir suno bhayi saadho, Sahib mil gaya dil ohle
Mann mast hua, mast hua, ab kyon dole

   Kabir speaks listen dear fellow seekers, Supreme is found hiding in the heart;
   The mind has become mirthful, now why do you waver.

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