Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Sapnon se bhare naina

This song is sung melodiously by Shankara Mahadevan with stirring lyrics by Javed Akhtar.

Bagiya bagiya balak bhage

Tettli phir bhi haath na lage

From garden to garden the the deluded human roams,

And yet the butterfly proves to be ever elusive

(the butterfly is a powerful metaphor for the vibrancy of life's names and forms that attract us)

Is pagle ko kaun bataye dhoond raha jo tu jag mein

koi jo paaye man mein hi paaye

Who will explain to this deluded soul, that what you seek in this world, if anyone ever were to discover it, you will discover in your own mind (it is not to be found extrinsic to you)

Sapno se bhare naina To neend hai chaina

In eyes that are filled with dreams there is neither sleep nor peace

Door se hi sagar jise har koi maane

Pani hai woh ya reth hai yeh kaun jaane

From far what everyone is convinced is the sea - is it water, or is it sand (mirage), no one really knows..

Jaise ke din se rain alag hai

Sukh hai alag hai aur chain alag hai

As different is the day from night so is happiness from pleasure.

Per yeh jo dekhe woh nain alag hai

Chain to apna sukh hai paraye

A different vision is required to see that happiness is within oneself, and pleasure is always in the other.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wow! what a 'soulful' song full of Divine meaning. Kabir Dasji says " Men roam the shores picking up empty shells; They do not dive into the sea where priceless jewels await them."

be like the Swan and learn how to seperate the 'water' from the 'milk' ! A discriminating mind knows by going within and enjoying inner bliss, the lower self pleasures of the outer world become meaningless .

Dive deep within and find a sea full of pearls. and if you want to be free like a Butterfly , seek happiness within and not in the outside world.

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Anonymous said...

Thanks for posting this. Listened to the song and listened some more to the inner voice. Magical!

~S