Sardaar with a guitar

Came across Rabbi Shergill’s , “Bulla ki jaana mein kaun”, with the result that the hair on my neck refuses to settle down. The video has english translation, which goes as :

Says Bulla, who knows who I am!

I am not in the mosque of the believer,
Nor in false rites.
I am not in the pure or the impure.
Neither Moses nor Pharaoh.
Says Bulla, who knows who I am!

I am not in the vedas or holy books,
Not in drug or wine.
Not in the drunkards wasted intoxication,
Not in wakefulness or sleep.
Says Bulla, who knows who I am!

I am not in sorrow nor in joy,
Neither in clean nor unclean.
I am not water, I am not earth,
I am not fire, I am not air.
Says Bulla, who knows who I am!

I am not from Arabia or Lahore,
Nor from India or Nagaur.
Neither a hindu or muslim from Peshawar,
Nor do I live in Nadaun.
Says Bulla, who knows who I am!

I cannot be unearthed in the mysteries of religion.
I was not born of Adam and Eve.
I am not the name I assume.
I am not in stillness, not in movement.

Finally, I only know myself.
I cannot know any other.
Who could be wiser than I?
Bulla asks, who then, stands here?
Says Bulla, who knows who I am!

This song is supposed to have been sung by Bulleh Shah in his moment of realization. The album is supposed to come in march.

2 comments

  1. this supposedly comes printed on the cover jacket of the album and i lifted it somewhere from the net :), so dont praise me….PRaise Ze Lord ah say!!

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