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Ud Jayega Huns Akela, Jug Darshan Ka Mela 
Jaise Paat Gire Taruvar Se, Milna Bahut Duhela 
Naa Jane Kidhar Girega, Lageya Pawan Ka Rela 
Jub Howe Umur Puri, Jab Chute Ga Hukum Huzuri
Jum Ke Doot Bade Mazboot, Jum Se Pada Jhamela 
Das Kabir Har Ke Gun Gawe, Wah Har Ko Paran Pawe 
Guru Ki Karni Guru Jayega, Chele Ki Karni Chela 

Translation

The Swan Will Fly Away All Alone,
Spectacle of the World Will Be a Mere Fair
As the Leaf Falls from the Tree
Is Difficult to Find
Who Knows Where it Will Fall
Once it is Struck with a Gust Of Wind
When Life Span is Complete
Then Listening to Orders, Following Others, Will Be Over
The Messengers of Yama are Very Strong
It's an Entanglement with the Yama
Servant Kabir Praises the Attributes of the Lord
He Finds the Lord Soon
Guru Will Go According to His Doings
The Disciple According to His

Explanation

Here Swan represents our free-spirit that continues to live beyond the death of the body. When the physical death comes, the "less-constrained" life leaves every worldly thing behind (including the body) and the whole spectacle of the world is like a fair or carnival that we witness and now know its true transient nature. 

Kabir reminds us that we are much like a leaf if when severed from the universal spirit (the tree) is liable to be blown away by the gust of unfulfilled desires. In such a state it is difficult to predict where the leaf (spirit) will finally land on getting dismembered from the tree of universal oneness. 

All through our physical life we are listening to either orders of others or are ordered by our own desires. When death comes nobody is really with us and we finally realize that the obeying and following others is not as meaningful as following our inner voice. "Kala" (Yama) or time, is relentless even in the wake of our last-minute realizations and feeling unfulfilled.

Finally Kabir reinforces that a continuous dedication to God yields instantaneous results. But warns that its our own effort that bear fruits and everybody (both Guru and Disciple) progresses according to their own actions. 

 

Maalok
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Views: 1
Comment The rendition of this poetry by pt Kumar Ganharva is absolutely mesmerising and thank you f or the translation.
Swati
07/30/2012
Comment Lovely. Thanks from the core of my heart.

Pls do listed these line sung by Kumar Gandharva

It will touch heart of every body

Rgds

V P SINGH
V P SINGH
07/07/2012
Comment Thanks you...
For putting the simple translation on Website...it is really helpful and very very knowledgeable.....
Sandeep Aloni
06/07/2012
Comment very nice
reena baliyan
06/20/2011
Comment Why don't you write the source of the pada-s, ex: Bijak, Guru Granthsahib, Kabir Granthavali? It would be helpfull for research and comparison of the different versions. Did all these pada-s come to you through oral transmission? Thanking you, Michel.
Michel Guay
06/13/2011
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Index of Mystic Songs in English
  1. Where do you search me?
  2. Penalty of embodiment
  3. With mind immersed in Love
  4. What is seen is not the truth
  5. What should I ask
  6. Oh Unattached Being, I am a Yogi..
  7. Oh Companion that abode is...
  8. Who Is The Thug Who ...
  9. This is the Village of the Dead
  10. The Swan Will Fly Away All Alone
  11. Sky is Overcast and Darkening
  12. Untainted Ram is Unmatched
  13. Concealed Beyond the Sky
  14. Oh Deer Graze With Knowledge...
  15. Neither am I Righteous nor non....
  16. Fearlessly I Will Sing ...
  17. ...Illusory Power to be a Great Thug
  18. What to say of talks
  19. Without a satguru Man...ignorant
Index of Mystic Songs in Hindi
  1. Moko Kahan Dhoonde Re
  2. Deh Dhare Ka Dand Hai
  3. Man Mustt Hua
  4. Jo Deese So To Hai Nahin
  5. Kya Mangoon Kutch Thir
  6. Avadhuta Yugan Yugan Hum Yogi
  7. Sakhiya Wah Ghar Sabse Nyara
  8. Kaun Thagwa Nagaria Lutal Ho
  9. Sadho Yeh Murdon Ka Gaon
  10. Ud Jayega Huns Akela
  11. Avadhuta Gagan Ghata
  12. Ram Niranjan Nyara Re
  13. Gagan Ki Ot Nisana Hai Bhai
  14. Hirna Samaj Boojh Ban Charna
  15. Na Mein Dharmi Na Hi Adharmi
  16. Nirbhay Nirgun Gun Re Gaunga
  17. Maya Maha Thugni Hum Jaani
  18. Bolna Ka Kahiye Re Bhai
  19. Bin Sat-Guru Nar Rahat Bhulana

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