Friday, October 11, 2013

Bulley shah

The famous saying that behind every man’ s success is a woman in the form of mom , sister, daughter or wife but it wasn’t the case with great sufi saints  and preachers of mankind Rumi and Baba Bulleh shah but it was the famous saint Shams Tabriz  for Rumi and Shah Inayat Qadri belonged to the 'Arain' or 'Raeen' caste, while Bulleh Shah belonged to the Syed caste (he was a direct descendant of the Prophet Muhammad). Bulleh Shah had to face the resentment and taunts of his family and other 'Syed' friends for accepting the spiritual guidance of a non-Syed. Bulleh Shah rejected his critics' false concept of inherent superiority and nobility of any caste through his poetry.
He explains through this poem that whoever calls him 'Syed' will be punished in hell and who ever calls him 'Raaniya' will be showered with blessings...because for him his guide is everything and he does want to be differentiated from the common

Bandeya Ho (lyrics and rough translation):

Bulley nu samjhawan aiyaan bhena te bharjhaiyaan
Munlay Bulleya sada kehna chad de pallah raiyaan
Bulley Shah's sisters and sisters-in-laws came to convince him. 
Bulleya, please do as we tell you and leave the Arain's (his guru’s) company.

Aal nabi ullad Nabi nu tu kyun leekaan laaiyaan
Jera sanu syed sadday dozakh milan sazaiyaan
(Bulleh Shah replies):
By becoming follower (mureed) of non syed you lowered the status of syeds (usually syed’s descendents of prophet Mohammad considered higher in status)
Why do you separate the Prophet's and Ali's descendants from the common people (why do you wedge a divide between the two)?

The one who calls me ‘Syed’ will go to hell, but the one who calls me ‘Arain’ will enjoy the comforts of heaven

Bandeya Ho Bandeya
Bandeya Ho
Bandeya Ho Bandeya
Bandeya Ho
Imploring mandkind...(Banda means man, while Bandeya refers to Mankind)

Raeen saain sabhan thaain rab diyaan be parwaiyaan
Sohniyaan pare hataiyaan te khoojiyaan lay gall laiyaan
Arain and masters are born at every place, God does not discriminate against anyone.
Beautiful people don't care for such differences, only the ugly ones do

Je tu loorain baag baharaan chaakar hoo ja raiyaan
Bulleh Shah di zaat ki puchni shakar ho razaiyaan
If you seek to the gardens of heaven, become a servant to the ‘Arains’. Why ask about the caste of Bulleh Shah? Instead be grateful in the God's will.

Bandya Ho Bandya
Bandya Ho
Bandya Ho Bandya
Bandya Ho

Arain sufi saints

Shah Inayat Qadri

shrine of shah Inayat  Lahori

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