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30 review for Sufi Lyrics [Hardcover] [Jan 01, 2015] Bullhe Shah

  1. 4 out of 5

    Andres

    This is the first volume in the new Murty Classical Library of India series, which aims to release classical Indian literature in the original language and script on one page with the English translation on the facing page. The series is exactly what I've been looking for for the reason Sheldon Pollack (general editor) states on the MCLI website: to read about "radically different forms of human consciousness, and thereby expand the range of possibilities of what it has meant or could mean to be This is the first volume in the new Murty Classical Library of India series, which aims to release classical Indian literature in the original language and script on one page with the English translation on the facing page. The series is exactly what I've been looking for for the reason Sheldon Pollack (general editor) states on the MCLI website: to read about "radically different forms of human consciousness, and thereby expand the range of possibilities of what it has meant or could mean to be human..." Personally, I just wanted to read something that wasn't the usual Western canon of Greek and Latin works. This series, with its scholarly translations and notes, fits that need perfectly. To say I'm unfamiliar with 18th century Sufi poetry written in the Panjabi language (in a Gurmukhi script) is a major understatement. I'm passingly familiar with Islam in the most general way and I have no knowledge of Sufi mysticism or the kind of poetry this volume collects and represents. This unfamiliarity was a hurdle and did cause me to put the book down more often than not. So much of the content is made up of religious, literary, or cultural references that I didn't know but that were helpfully explained by notes in the back of the book (superscripted by numbers within the translation). I have to admit after so many flips back and forth I stopped reading the notes and just faced the poems head on. Frustrating though it could be I began to pick up on patterns of thoughts and allusions (so much spinning of cotton in anticipation of marriage!) and I started to enjoy what I could understand. The book consists of one major section and five smaller sections. The majority of the book (pages 1 - 267) is made up of 157 kāfīs, a particular kind of poem that varies in their number of lines. The other sections (pages 270 - 365) have poems that are made of a number of stanzas tied to their type. For instance, "The Seven Days" is made up of seven stanzas, one for each day of the week, that details a certain sequence of events. "The Twelve Months", "The Forty Knots", and "The Thirty Letters" are the next sections, with the number of stanzas reflected in their title, and each with their own subjects and forms. The final section is "Verses" which contains 54 standalone verses. Even though it took me a long time to read the whole book, I consider this my first pass through the poetry. I do plan on reading the book again, maybe one poem a day, then the notes for that poem, then reread the poem. I can see now, having finished the book for the first time, that I know more than I did about the time and place this poetry was written just from the things mentioned in the poems themselves. The introduction put the poems in their religious and historical context but I'm still a long way from completely understanding everything. And that's fine because this is just the first step in a hopefully long and fruitful journey through classical Indian literature. Some numbers about the book: Introduction + notes: 24 pages Note on Text and Translation: 6 pages The Poetry: 365 pages Notes to the text: 5 pages Notes to the translation: 52 pages Glossary: 4 pages Bibliography: 4 pages Concordance: 2 pages Index: 7 pages The book itself is really nice, pink cloth bound hardcover with gold (gold colored?) foil stamped letters and MCLI colophon on the cover and spine. There's a green ribbon attached to the spine for a bookmark. The dust jacket is also pink and gold in color, more ornate than the cloth of course but its texture is a little off putting (kind of rubbery).

  2. 4 out of 5

    Rahul Khanna

    I bought this book recently. I have one more book of Bulle Shah's poetry which was published by local publisher of Punjab. But this volume is world class publication. This poetry is in punjabi and it is translated in to english by Christopher Shackle. Very well translation with literal meaning rather than metaphors. It increased the grace of my personal library. The person who know punjabi and have even a little interest in Bulle Shah's poetry -which have deep philosophical meaning- must buy thi I bought this book recently. I have one more book of Bulle Shah's poetry which was published by local publisher of Punjab. But this volume is world class publication. This poetry is in punjabi and it is translated in to english by Christopher Shackle. Very well translation with literal meaning rather than metaphors. It increased the grace of my personal library. The person who know punjabi and have even a little interest in Bulle Shah's poetry -which have deep philosophical meaning- must buy this book. Rohan murty done a great job by establishing 'Murty classical library of India'. Usually I am cynic and criticise people in variably. But this young man occupied the 'seat of respect' in my mind. Now here are some lines from this book. ਮੂੰਹ ਆਈ ਬਾਤ ਨਾ ਰਹਿੰਦੀ ਏ । I cannot help saying what comes on my tongue. ਝੂਠ ਆਖਾਂ ਤੇ ਕੁਝ ਬਚਦਾ ਏ, ਸੱਚ ਆਖਿਆਂ ਭਾਂਬੜ ਮਚਦਾ ਏ, ਜੀ ਦੋਹਾਂ ਗੱਲਾਂ ਤੋਂ ਜਚਦਾ ਏ, ਜਚ ਜਚ ਕੇ ਜਿਹਵਾ ਕਹਿੰਦੀ ਏ । If i tell lies, then something is omitted. Telling the truth sets things alight. Both alternatives make my heart hesitate. As it hesitates, my tongue speaks. ਜਿਸ ਪਾਇਆ ਭੇਤ ਕਲੰਦਰ ਦਾ, ਰਾਹ ਖੋਜਿਆ ਆਪਣੇ ਅੰਦਰ ਦਾ, ਉਹ ਵਾਸੀ ਹੈ ਸੁੱਖ ਮੰਦਰ ਦਾ, ਜਿਥੇ ਕੋਈ ਨਾ ਚੜ੍ਹਦੀ ਲਹਿੰਦੀ ਏ । Anyone who has discovered the fakir's secret has tracked the path within himself. He is the inhabitant of the temple of joy, where there is no rise or fall. ਇਕ ਲਾਜ਼ਮ ਬਾਤ ਅਦਬ ਦੀ ਏ, ਸਾਨੂੰ ਬਾਤ ਮਲੂਮੀ ਸਭ ਦੀ ਏ, ਹਰ ਹਰ ਵਿਚ ਸੂਰਤ ਰੱਬ ਦੀ ਏ, ਕਿਤੇ ਜ਼ਾਹਰ ਕਿਤੇ ਛੁਪੇਂਦੀ ਏ । All that is necessary is to be respectful. I know the universal rule. All things contain the form of Lord, sometimes manifest, sometimes hidden. ਅਸਾਂ ਪੜ੍ਹਿਆ ਇਲਮ ਤਹਕੀਕੀ ਏ, ਓਥੇ ਇਕੋ ਹਰਫ਼ ਹਕੀਕੀ ਏ, ਹੋਰ ਝਗੜਾ ਸਭ ਵਧੀਕੀ ਏ, ਐਵੇਂ ਰੌਲਾ ਪਾ ਪਾ ਬਹਿੰਦੀ ਏ । I have studied the science of certainty, where only one letter is real. All other disputation is superfluous. A tumult is created for nothing. ਐ ਸ਼ਾਹ ਅਕਲ ਤੂੰ ਆਇਆ ਕਰ, ਸਾਨੂੰ ਅਦਬ ਅਦਾਬ ਸਿਖਾਇਆ ਕਰ, ਮੈਂ ਝੂਠੀ ਨੂੰ ਸਮਝਾਇਆ ਕਰ, ਜੋ ਮੂਰਖ ਮਾਹਨੂੰ ਕਹਿੰਦੀ ਏ । Oh lord reason, keep coming, and keep teaching me respect and decorum. Keep correcting me for I am untruthful, saying that man is foolish. ਬੁੱਲ੍ਹਾ ਸ਼ਹੁ ਅਸਾਂ ਥੀਂ ਵੱਖ ਨਹੀਂ, ਬਿਨ ਸ਼ਹੁ ਥੀਂ ਦੂਜਾ ਕੱਖ ਨਹੀਂ, ਪਰ ਵੇਖਣ ਵਾਲੀ ਅੱਖ ਨਹੀਂ, ਤਾਹੀਂ ਜਾਨ ਜੁਦਾਈਆਂ ਸਹਿੰਦੀ ਏ । Bullha, the Lord is not separate from us; without him there is nothing else, not even a straw. But you do not possess the eye of vision. That is why the soul suffers its separations.

  3. 5 out of 5

    neophyte .

    I wish I could read Punjabi!!!

  4. 4 out of 5

    Jackson Cyril

    "I have studied the science of certainty, where only one letter is real./ All other disputation is superfluous. A tumult is created for nothing. " Most of us come to Sufism by reading Rumi and his great Persian contemporaries; but this collection of bilingual Sufi poetry in Punjabi enriches our understanding of what Sufi poetry can be, while also expanding upon many of the themes common to that mystical tradition. "I have studied the science of certainty, where only one letter is real./ All other disputation is superfluous. A tumult is created for nothing. " Most of us come to Sufism by reading Rumi and his great Persian contemporaries; but this collection of bilingual Sufi poetry in Punjabi enriches our understanding of what Sufi poetry can be, while also expanding upon many of the themes common to that mystical tradition.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Will

    "52 The matter is not finished by going to Mecca, so long as you do not finish off the self from your heart. Sins are not shed by going to the Ganges, even though you immerse yourself hundreds of times. The matter is not finished off by going to Gaya, no matter how many offerings you make to the dead. Bullhe Shah, the matter is finished when the ego is destroyed. 53 If I search for you for you inside, then I think you are confined. If I search for you outside, then who is contained within me? You a "52 The matter is not finished by going to Mecca, so long as you do not finish off the self from your heart. Sins are not shed by going to the Ganges, even though you immerse yourself hundreds of times. The matter is not finished off by going to Gaya, no matter how many offerings you make to the dead. Bullhe Shah, the matter is finished when the ego is destroyed. 53 If I search for you for you inside, then I think you are confined. If I search for you outside, then who is contained within me? You are everything, you are in everything, you are known to be free from everything. You are me and I am you, so who is poor Bullha? 54 You remain awake at night and perform your devotions. Also awake at night are dogs, better than you. They bark and in no way can they be stopped. They go and sleep on the dung heap, better than you. They do not leave their master's door, even if they get beaten with slippers, better than you. Bullhe Shah, buy yourself something for the journey, or else the game will be won by the dogs, better than you."

  6. 5 out of 5

    Umar Tosheeb

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    Jatinder Kang

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    PS

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    Michael Douglas

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    Syera Malik

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    Shahan Koke

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    Anmol Kaur

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    Winston Anthony

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