Satisfaction

“Bahut diyaa dene waale ne tujhko Aanchal hi naa samaaye toh kyaa kije Beet gaye jaise yeh din rainaa Baaki bhi kat jaaye duaa kije” – Shankardas Kesarilal “Shailendra” [Providence has provided you bounties aplenty (so much) as to not be contained in your cloak, what might you do just as these days and nights …

The heart searches … dil dhoondtaa hai

“Ji dhoondta hai phir wohi fursat ke raat din Baithe rahen tassavur-e-jaanaa kiye huye…” – Mirza Assadullah Khan “Ghalib” “Dil dhoondta hai phir wohi fursat ke raat din Baithe rahen tassavur-e-jaanaa kiye huye ….Barfeeli sardiyon mein, kisi bhi pahaad par Waadee mein goonjti hui, khaamoshiyaan sunen Aankhon mein bheege bheege se, lamhe liye huye…” – …

Acceptance

“Koee ummeed bar naheen aatee, koee soorat nazar naheen aatee Maut ka ek din mu'ayyan hai, neend kyoon raat bhar naheen aatee?” - Mirza Assadullah Beg Khan “Ghalib” [There is no hope that comes to mind, nor is (there) any avenue in sight When for death a day has been (pre)ordained, (then) why does sleep …

Let it be

“Mann re tu kaahe naa dheer dhare O nirmohi moh naa jaane, jinkaa moh kare Iss jeevan ki chadhti dhalti dhoop ko kisne baandhaa Rang pe kisne pehre daale roop ko kisne baandhaa, kaahe ye jatan kare Utnaa hi upkaar samajh koi jitnaa saath nibhaa de Janam maran kaa mel hai sapnaa yeh sapnaa bisraa …