“Khudi ko kar buland itna”

Khudi ko kar buland itna”

By Allama Iqbbal

Khudi ko kar buland itna ke har taqder se pehle
Khuda bande se ye poche bata teri raza kia hai

Khudi ko kar buland itna ke har taqder se pehle
Khuda bande se ye poche bata teri raza kia hai

(Raise thyself to such heights, That God Himself may Ask-

What do you wish me to write your fate ?)

Sitaron se aage jahan aur bhi hai aur bhi hai
Abhi ishq ke Imtehan aur bhi hai aur bhi hai
Sitaron se aage jahan aur bhi hai aur bhi hai
Abhi ishq ke Imtehan aur bhi hai aur bhi hai

Khudi ko kar buland itna ke har taqder se pehle
Khuda bande se ye poche bata teri raza kia hai

Tu shaheen hai, Tu shaheen hai, Tu shaheen hai
Tu shaheen hai, Tu shaheen hai Parvaz hai kam tera kam tera
Tere samne Aasman aur bhi hai
Tu shaheen he Basera kar Paharon ki chatano per
Tu shaheen hai tu Shaheen hai tu shaheen hai

(It’s not among the Domes of the Empire’s Palaces that your abode lies,
For you are the Falcon, So make then your abode,
Among the high peaks of the lofty mountains.)

Khudi ko kar buland itna ke har taqder se pehle
Khuda bande se ye poche bata teri raza kia hai

Khudi ko kar buland itna ke har taqder se pehle
Khuda bande se ye poche bata teri raza kia hai
bata teri raza kia hai
bata teri raza kia hai

This is a lovely poem written by Allama Mohammed Iqbal who was a great philosopher-poet. He also preached the Concept of Khudii or the ‘higher Self’ and believed in action above anything else. He abohorred inaction and laziness.This has even been mentioned in a famous hindi quote which talks about our inner guru, will upload that soon as well. This, commonly refereed to as Self-Realization/Actualization or the knowledge of self, has also been kept at the top-most position in Maslow’s hierarchy of need pyramid. Will be talking more about this in some later posts.

These words really inspire me a lot to act more and talk less, something which i have only started doing recently. I am still on the path to discover my purpose in life and that higher self within me but i sure know that i am on the right track towards getting there.

Nakul

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4 thoughts on ““Khudi ko kar buland itna”

  1. A poem penned down vry beautifully. Certainly stirred me n reaffirned my faith dat itz DEEDS DAT DESIGN DESIGN n in lyf WILL shuld b higher dan SKILL.Nt 2 mention d magic f d spiritual touch dat reverberates throughout urging man 2 rise above material pleasures …………….:)

  2. Wow ! A beautifully penned down poem dat so simply puts d basic premise f lyf 2 rise above material pleasures n achiev unison wid one’s true self. :)

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