Sri M Said…

Sometimes, even though for practical purposes of living, we assume a role, it is nothing. You want to be an administrator, you have to assume a certain role; but deep down one must realize it is nothing. It is just a drama.

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Sri M Said…

To understand this fully – all the knowledge that I have gathered is confined to my mind and my brain, which can go off at any time. You know it. One part of the brain is gone and one function is finished. I don’t have memory. I can suffer from amnesia, if some part is gone. So, what is it I have?  Nothing! So, when I understand this nothingness, that I am nothing, then worship begins. You understand what I mean? The worship begins; then I worship – ‘there is something outside all this, which is beyond me, which I cannot understand’.

Sufiana Qawaali

Takelight

I happen to come across this old Qawaali (a style of devotional music now associated particularly with Sufis). I had heard it before but it suddenly brought me to alert. I decided to share it with you, my friends and since many don’t know this language, I found a translation. Hope you find a string of your heart touched too.

Italic Case : Original Lyrics

Normal Case : Translated

Chadhta Suraj

huye naamwar benishan kaise kaise
Look how the world forgot even the famous people

Zamin kha gayee naujawan kaise kaise
Once who were heroes look now they are in graves, as if the grave has eaten them

aaj jawaani par itranewale kal pacthhtayega
Today Oh Man Proud of your youth tomorrow you will repent,

aaj jawaani par itranewale kal pacthhtayega
Today Oh Man Proud of your youth tomorrow you will repent,

chadhta suraj dhire dhire dhalta hain dhal jayega

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Invitation: Launch of Peace Education Program & evening of Sufi Music

All are cordially invited to the
Launch of
Peace Education Programme
of
Walk of Hope  & Manav Ekta Mission
in 
Jalandhar, on May 03, 2014

by Sri M
in the presence of distinguished dignitaries.

Time: 09:30 AM – 12:30 PM


Please stay back to attend an evening of

Sufi Music & Kabir Bhajans
by
Prahlad Tipanya
A Folk Singer

Time: 06:00 – 08:30 PM

Venue: Cambridge International School for Girls, Jalandhar

RSVP: tsf.jalandhar@gmail.com


Note: If you are joining the retreat at Jalandhar, please make your travel plans such that you are able to attend the launch programme in the morning on May 03, 2014.

 


Prahlad Tipanya is a voice of peace. He sings and explains the words of Kabir in a distinct Malwi folk style of Madhya Pradesh. Prahladji credits the five-strings of the Tamboura for luring him into the world of Kabir at the age of 24. Unlike many others in his area, who inherited singing as a family tradition, Prahladji is self-taught. He learnt this tradition of singing Kabir’s poetry by attending all-night bhajans, common in villages across Madhya Pradesh.

 

He has performed since 1980 on All India Radio stations in Indore, Bhopal, Jabalpur, Patna, Lucknow and Kanpur, and is the recipient of several awards. In 2003 his troupe performed in the UK, and also toured the US for over two months. Today, he is seen as one of the most soulful instruments’ responsible for bringing Kabir back into every household in the Malwa region, in Madhya Pradesh.

A troupe of seven or eight with a tamboura, kartal, manjira, dholak, harmonium, timki and violin (introduced by Prahladji to bhajan mandalis) is all it takes to set the stage for a powerful social dialogue through music. His concerts do more than entertain, they instill Kabir’s message of spirituality, oneness and love in every heart that’s instantly captivated by his voice.

Sri M Said…

Normally, what we mean by worship is respect. Now, I regard somebody as someone special and I worship that person. I want to show my respect to that person. Because I feel he is greater than me, so I must bow down to this person. That is one.

Two – you must have heard some young college students talking. They say they are so distraught. ‘What to do, Uncle? This girl in my class – I worship her!’ This is another form of worship.

Three – Somebody else says, ‘I am worshipping God in this particular form.’ That is also worship.

Sri M Said…

If we can free ourselves of concepts completely, and say, ‘This may be totally different; I know nothing about it;’ then, that is the meaning of ‘bliss,’ from the other point of view, which means, it is not subtracted by any activity; it cannot be added by any activity. It is in its natural state – the Buddhists say swabhavaswabhava. It has nothing to be added and nothing to be taken out. And it is with everyone; it is not confined to any particular person. Everybody is entitled to it.