Bulleh Shah: Ik nuktay wich gal mukdi hai


Baba Bulley shah’s words stir magic every time they are read,spoken,sung or used in any form of art. This is one of my most favorite one. Apologies for failing to get a complete English translation, but I have posted the bit I found.

Pharh Nukta Chourh Hisabaan Nu
Chadd Dozakh Gor Azaabaan Nu
Kar Bund Kufar Diyaan Baabaan Nu
Ker Saaf Dile Diyan Khuwabaan Nu
Gal Aise Ghar Vich Dhukdi Eh
Ik Nukte Vich Gahl Mukdi Eh

Hold tight to this point, forget your calculations,
Leave the miserable state of unbelief,
Do not torment yourself with the fear of death and hell,
For these are imaginary fears.
Only into such a house will the truth enter.
At this one point, all talk ends.

Ik Nuqte Vich Gal Mukdi Eh
Ik Nuqte Vich Gal Mukdi Eh
Pharh Nukta Chourh Hisabaan Nu
Pharh Nukta Chourh Hisabaan Nu
Ik Nuqte Vich Gal Mukdi Eh
Ik Nuqte Vich Gal Mukdi Eh


Paddh Paddh Ilm Hazaar Kitaaban
Kadi Apne Aap Nu Parhiya Nai
Ja Ja Warde Mandir Maseeti
Kadi Munn Apne Vich Warya Nai


Aiwein Larda Shaitaan De Naal Bandiya
Kadi Nafs Apne Naal Larya Nai
Aakhe Peer Bulleh Shah Aasmani Pharhna Eh
Jehda Munn Vich Wasda Ohnu Pharya Nai

Aiwen Matha Zameen Ghisaai Da
Pa Latha Mehraab Dikhaai Da
Parh Kalima Lok Hasaai Da
Dil Andar Samajh Na Laai Da
Kadi Sachi Baat Vi Lukdi Eh
Ik Nukte Vich Gahl Mukdi Eh

For no reason you abrade your forehead on the ground,
You display reverence at the mehraab,
You recite the kalma to entertain a listener.
But knowledge does not enter your heart.
Can the truth ever remain hidden?
At this one point, all talk ends.

Ik Nuqte Vich Gal Mukdi Eh
Ik Nuqte Vich Gal Mukdi Eh
Pharh Nukta Chourh Hisabaan Nu
Pharh Nukta Chourh Hisabaan Nu
Ik Nuqte Vich Gal Mukdi Eh
Ik Nuqte Vich Gal Mukdi Eh

Masjid Dhaade Mandir Dhaade Dhaade Jo Kuch Denda
Per Kise Da Dil Na Dhaaveen Rub Dilaan Vich Rehnda

Aashiq Hoyon Rub Da Howi Malamat Laakh
Ouh Tenu Kafir Kafir Aakh De Tu Aho Aho Aakh


Kai Haaji Ban Ban Aaye Ji
Gal Neele Jaame Paaye Ji


Dushman Mare Ta Khushi Na Kariye Sajna Vi Mar Jana Eh
Degar De Din Gaya Mohammad Ohruk Nu Dub Jana Eh


Uth Farida Sutya Dunya Vekhan Ja
Je Koi Miljaye Bakhsiya Te Tu Vi Bakhsha Jaye

Kai Haji Ban Ban Aaye Ji
Gal Neele Jaame Paaye Ji
Hajj Vech Take Lae Khaaye Ji
Per Eh Gahl Keehnu Bhaaye Ji
Kadi Baat Sachi Vi Rukdi Eh
Ik Nukte Vich Gahl Mukdi Eh

Many return from Mecca as hajjis,
Blue shawls across their shoulders.
They profit from the merit earned by haj.
Who can admire such behavior?
Can the truth ever remain hidden?
At this one point, all talk ends.

Ik Nuqte Vich Gal Mukdi Eh
Ik Nuqte Vich Gal Mukdi Eh
Pharh Nukta Chourh Hisabaan Nu
Pharh Nukta Chourh Hisabaan Nu
Ik Nuqte Vich Gal Mukdi Eh
Ik Nuqte Vich Gal Mukdi Eh

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14 thoughts on “Bulleh Shah: Ik nuktay wich gal mukdi hai

  1. please try to write in “punjabi” along with english!
    some time its easy to understand and you can pronounce the right way.

    Thans

  2. Mir Bulleh Shah rebelled against institutionalized religions. All humans have souls (inner conscience),which tell them the difference between the right and wrong, to guide them on the path of righteousness. Bulle Shah demands all of us to do introspection. God is withing our heart, which is our soul, we need to listen to the voice of our inner soul to be close to God. There is no need for pilgrimages to holy places because He resides in you. There is no God in Kaaba, he is immanent and transcendent: within and beyond omnipresent, nor in Mandirs or Masjids.
    “MULLAN ATE MISALCHEE DOVEN IKKO CHITT,
    lOCK VIKHAVAN CHANANA, TE AAP HANAREY VICH”
    I like the simple and direct approach to God realization in Bulle Shah’s poetry. Institutionalized Islam called him Kaffer because he did not follow their indoctrination. They were threatened because they were shaken. His body was not allowed to be burried in the Muslim cemetaries in Kasur, and was thrown outside, because he was considered Kaffer. However, Truth never dies, and now where Bulleh Shah was burried, muslims pay premium price for cemetary plots to be burried. Live life of clear conscience, do good deeds for all humans, You is with you.

  3. I am in absolutely awe of the simplicity and yet STRENGTH of this shair…

    Aiwein Larda Shaitaan De Naal Bandiya
    Kadi Nafs Apne Naal Larya Nai

    Abida jee kee awaaz mein it takes my soul away from me…and I just fall apart with embarassment…thats the strength of SUFI poetry and music…

  4. An awesome taste i must say, what he has said is the ultimate truth, cursing the shaitan isnt the answer, its the shaitan residing within us is to be pulled out.
    Allah should always be our top Priority 🙂
    Allah blesses U
    Ameen 🙂

  5. Didnt u publish this one before too, or did u just read it thru cuz this sounds very very familiar and I aint a big fan of this dude 😛

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