desire

Mujhe Baar Baar – (Don’t Call me to yourself Again and Again)

Mujhe Baar Baar

nah hai ibtida mere ‘ishq ki
Neither does my love have a beginning

nah hai intiha mere ‘ishq ki
Nor does my love have an end

nah hai ibtida mere ‘ishq ki
Neither does my love have a beginning

nah hai intiha mere ‘ishq ki
Nor does my love have an end

mera ‘ishq hi hai mera khuda
My love alone is my God

mujhe aur koyi khuda nah de
Don’t give me any other

mujhe baar baar sada nah de
Don’t call me to yourself again and again

meri hasraton ko hawa nah de
Don’t inflame my hopeless longings

mere dil men aatish-i ‘ishq hai
In my heart, there is the blaze of love

meri aag tujh ko jala nah de
May this fire not burn you

main gada naheen hoon faqeer hoon
I am not a beggar, I am an ascetic

main qalandaron  ka ameer hoon 
I am the chief of the qalandars (1)

mujhe tujh se kuchh naheen chaahiye
I desire nothing from you

mujhe maangne ki ada nah de
Don’t let me become someone who begs

mujhe baar baar sada nah de
Don’t call me to yourself again and again

meri hasraton ko hawa nah de
Don’t inflame my hopeless longings

mere dil men aatish-i ‘ishq hai
In my heart, there is the blaze of love

meri aag tujh ko jala nah de
May this fire not burn you

main gada naheen hoon faqeer hoon
I am not a beggar, I am an ascetic

main qalandaron ka ameer hoon
I am the chief of the qalandars

mujhe tujh se kuchh naheen chaahiye
I desire nothing from you

mujhe maangne ki ada nah de
Don’t let me become someone who begs

yih meri junoon ka ghuroor hai
This is the pride and vanity of my passion

mujhe bekhudi men suroor hai
My pleasure is entering a state of rapture

yih meri junoon ka ghuroor hai
This is the pride and vanity of my passion

mujhe bekhudi men suroor hai
My pleasure is entering a state of rapture

mujhe baar baar nah yaad aa
Don’t come to my mind again and again

mujhe ho sake to wafa nah de
Don’t give me fidelity if possible

mujhe baar baar sada nah de
Don’t call me to yourself again and again

meri hasraton ko hawa nah de
Don’t inflame my hopeless longings

mere dil men aatish-i ‘ishq hai
In my heart, there is the blaze of love

meri aag tujh ko jala nah de
May this fire not burn you

main gada naheen hoon faqeer hoon
I am not a beggar, I am an ascetic

main qalandaron ka ameer hoon
I am the chief of the qalandars
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mujhe tujh se kuchh naheen chaahiye
I desire nothing from you

mujhe maangne ki ada nah de
Don’t let me be someone who begs

mera ‘ishq hai meri zindagi
My very life is love

mera ‘ishq hai meri bandagi
My very devotion is love

mujhe ‘aashiqon men shumaar kar
Consider me to be among the noble lovers

mujhe ‘aashiqi ka silah nah de
Don’t reward me for love

mujhe baar baar sada nah de
Don’t call me to yourself again and again

meri hasraton ko hawa nah de
Don’t inflame my hopeless longings

mere dil men aatish-i ‘ishq hai
In my heart, there is the blaze of love

meri aag tujh ko jala nah de
May this fire not burn you

main gada naheen hoon faqeer hoon
I am not a beggar, I am an ascetic

main qalandaron ka ameer hoon
I am the chief of the qalandars

mujhe tujh se kuchh naheen chaahiye
I desire nothing from you

mujhe maangne ki ada nah de
Don’t let me be someone who begs
م
mujhe baar baar sada nah de
Don’t call me to yourself again and again

meri hasraton ko hawa nah de
Don’t inflame my hopeless longings

mere dil men aatish-i ‘ishq hai
In my heart, there is the blaze of love

meri aag tujh ko jala nah de
May this fire not burn you

mujhe baar baar sada nah de
Don’t call me to yourself again and again

meri hasraton ko hawa nah de
Don’t inflame my hopeless longings

mere dil men aatish-i ‘ishq hai
In my heart, there is the blaze of love

meri aag tujh ko jala nah de
May this fire not burn you

baar baar sada nah de
Don’t call me to yourself again and again

baar baar sada nah de
Don’t call me to yourself again and again

baar baar
Again and again

1). Qalandaron (plural): Qalandar is a title given to a saint who is at a very high level of spirituality. They are different from other saints and they have very strong feelings of love for God’s creation.

Sung by Abbas Ali Khan, Coke Studio Season – 7

Bob Marley on Love

Bob MarleyThis time instead of sharing something that I wrote I would like to share a piece on Love from the great Bob Marley, it’s a pity that our generation remembers Bob just as a famous weed smoker what they don’t know is that he wrote so many songs on love and peace and said such good things about love and being human, So here is something that I would like to share with you all..

“Only once in your life, I truly believe, you find someone who can completely turn your world around. You tell them things that you’ve never shared with another soul and they absorb everything you say and actually want to hear more. You share hopes for the future, dreams that will never come true, goals that were never achieved and the many disappointments life has thrown at you. When something wonderful happens, you can’t wait to tell them about it, knowing they will share in your excitement. They are not embarrassed to cry with you when you are hurting or laugh with you when you make a fool of yourself. (more…)

Ramblings Unattended

Ramblings Unattended

Sometimes I wonder what you think the moment when you look at the stars
Sometimes I smile just thinking your laugh coming from a thought of an old memory
Sometimes I look at the rainbow and wish you watching it on the other side
Sometimes I imagine the wind I feel on my face passing by your house
Sometimes I feel if it is all just a dream what I feel sometimes
Sometimes I am afraid because I feel nothing
What if you don’t look at the stars because you don’t go out at night?
What if the memories don’t bring a smile and you never think of them
What if you don’t fill colors in your eyes because you don’t like the rain?
What if you keep your windows shut all day afraid of storms
What if these dreams are just illusions created by a wonderful trick?
But,
Sometimes I just sit under the stars at dusk after the rain feeling the wind on my face
And I see the rainbow and say
What if you laughed?

Birds

Birds

When ships of doubt anchor on the shore of your thoughts
The inside feels like rooms of an abandoned castle
The wheel of emotions is stuck and all moments feel same
You can’t seem to figure if you are happy or sad
Just look out your window and see the birds
Flying, singing, searching for that gain of the day
All lost in their world yet happy because they know
That at the end of the day when they fly back to the nest
They will not go empty handed whether its summer or storms
And every day they fly because they know
That whatever they seek they shall find 1
Fueled with this faith in there heart they fly each day
Now you filled with clouds of innumerable thoughts in mind
Burn those ships
Don’t let go the simpler things in life that you miss
Waiting for things unknown ignoring those little joys and smiles
Don’t wait them up just fly away and bloom
Because remember you are much more than those birds 2

                                                                                                                                                                                                                           20 February, 2014

Footnotes

1. Matthew 7:7

2. Matthew 6:26