Thursday, January 24, 2008

Abida Parveen sings Bulleh Shah's Sufi Kalam


.. Tere Ishq Nachaya, Theyya, Theyya ..

Your Love has made me dance to a fast beat,
theyya theyya,

come, O Great Physician,
else i breathe my last breath!

Your Love made a house within me,
i filled my bowl with poison and gulped it myself.
come quick O Great Physician, or i will die!

a peacock cries in this grove of love,
my pretty Beloved to me is Kaaba and Qibla.
You smote me with Love but never inquired about me.

Ishq (divine love) and fire are same,
but the heat of the love is intense.
fire burns the wood,
but ishq burns the heart.

water extinguishes the fire,
what is the remedy of love?

Gulam Fareed says:
nothing remains
where Ishq makes its abode.

black is my robe,
i am filled with sins,
people think i am darvish.

O Fareed wake up,
and wander around the world,
find someone blessed,
that you also be blessed.

come, O Great Physician,
else i breathe my last breath!

Your love has made me dance to a fast beat,
theyya theyya,


. thanks to dear sister Shabana for the translation of the lyric to English for Inspirations and Creative Thoughts.

about sufi BULLEH SHAH (1680-1758) | Bulleh Shah (shortened from his original name Abdullah Shah) was the disciple of a Qadiri Sufi - Shah Inayat. Inayat Shah Qadri (or Shah Inayat, as he is referred to in Bulleh Shah's poetry) was a Sufi of the Qadri order, who authored many Persian books on mysticism. Bulleh Shah is considered to be one of the greatest mystic poets of the Punjab region and his verses sung as sufi songs are greatly popular even today in India, Pakistan region.

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