Friday, November 18, 2011

manzil-e-sufi

mullah maar na, mein kojhri koon
meinkon apna yaar, manawan dey

O pious one, do not hit (or: ostracize) me
Let me appease my Friend

kanjri bann key, saadi izzat na ghadti
sanku nach-key, yaar manawan dey

By becoming a dancing girl, I won’t become a lesser mortal
Let me pacify Him by dancing

joggan theesaan, yaar dey pichchon
saankon gal-vich, maalra pawan dey

I became a mystic for my Beloved
Let me put a rosary (or: the hold thread) in my neck

ghulam Farida, ondhi oo jaanay
saankon apni taur, nibhawan dey

Farid, He will know of himself
But I will keep up with these rites

mein taa, koin khayal
hun mil saa naal, khayal dey

I am just a thought
Let my thought become a reality

mein deedar, deedar mein vich
pehrum wais, wisaal

By looking at Him
Him and I became one

sachhal sach, karain da zaahir
allah kaan, kataal

The Lord will make all apparent
I pray to my Lord

mein taa, koin khayal
hun mil saa naal, khayal dey

I am just a thought
Let my thought become a reality

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