Kabira

Kaisee teri khudgarzee
Na dhoop chune na chhaanv
Kaisee teri khudgarzee Kisi
thaur tike na paanv

How’s this selfishness of yours,
that you don’t take the sun, nor take the shade…
How’s this selfishness of yours,
that your feet don’t stay anywhere…

Ban liyaa apnaa paighambar
Tar liyaa tu saat samandar
Phir bhee sookhaa mann ke andar
Kyoon reh gaya

You’ve tried being your own god,
and crossed all seven seas,
Still, there is a draught within your heart,
Why is it so…

Re Kabeera maan jaa
Re Fakeera maan jaa
Aa jaa tujh ko pukaaray teri parchhaaiyaan
Re Kabira maan jaa
Re Fakeera maan jaa
Kaisa tu hai nirmohee kaisaa harjaaiyaa

O Kabira, listen to me
O saint, believe me
Come, your shadows call you [back]…
O Kabira, listen to me
O saintly one, believe me
What a loveless and ruthless person you are…

Tooti chaarpaai wo hi
Thandi purvaai rastaa dekhe
Doodhon ki malaayi wohi
Mitti ki suraahee rastaa dekhe

That broken cot,
that cool breeze from the east, awaits you…
That milk cream and
the earthen pot of cold water await you…

Kaisi teri khudgarzi
Lab namak rame naa misree
Kaisi teri khudgarzi
Tujhe preet purani bisri
Mast Maula, mast Kalandar
Tu hawa kaa ek bavandar
Bujh ke yoon andar hi andar
Kyun reh gaya

How’s this selfishness of yours,
Neither salt nor sugar fit on your tongue…
How’s this selfishness of yours,
that you have forgot old love…
O free man, O free spirit,
you’re a storm of wind
then why have you ended within yourself only…

Re Kabeera maan jaa
Re Fakeera maan jaa
Aa jaa tujh ko pukaaray teri parchhaaiyaan
Re Kabira maan jaa
Re Fakeera maan jaa
Kaisa tu hai nirmohee kaisaa ha rjaaiyaa

O Kabira, listen to me
O saint, believe me
Come, your shadows call you [back]…
O Kabira, listen to me
O saintly one, believe me
What a loveless and ruthless person you are…