Category Archives: Music

Tu Hi Sagar Hai – Song on Non-duality

The song, “Tu hi sagar hai” sung by Sulakshana Pandit written by Kaifi Azmi is one example of creative work based on non-duality in Indian cinema. The lines, “Tu hi sagar hai tu hi kinara dhoondhata hai tu kiska sahara” mean that you yourself are the ocean and you yourself are the shore, whose support do you seek.
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Allah Ke Bande

The punch line in the lyrics of the song, “Allah ke bande” written by Vishal Dadlani according to me is, “Khoke apne par hi to usne tha udna seekha”. The meaning of this line is related to, “A blessing in disguise” idiom and spirituality.

Context: The lyrics mention about a bird falling from the sky to the ground losing its wings making it incapable of flying again. But the bird is not feeling low at all. On the contrary, it is quite optimistic.

Meaning: Khoke apne par hi to usne tha udna seekha means after losing the wings the bird learnt to fly. Nobody wants problems. But, sometimes problems are good as they make us look at the things from a completely different perspective and new solutions emerge. The spiritual meaning of the line is that you find the real You when you lose the false you (doer). Kabir says, “Jab mein tha tab Hari nahin, jab Hari hai mein nahin” which means when I (doer) was there God was not, when God is there I (doer) am not. Hari is pure consciousness and not someone sitting above the sky.

Song – Ni Sa Ga Ma Pa Ni Sa Re Ga

The song is embedded below.

 

The lyrics are as follows:

ni sa, ga ma pa ni, sa re ga, aa aa re mitavaa
janam janam se hain ham to pyaase, aa sang mere gaa
ni sa…

[sapanaa, dekhen mere khoye khoye nainaa
mitavaa mere aa tu bhi seekh le sapane dekhanaa] x2
aa, ni sa ni dha pa ma ga re sa
ni sa…

[jaane na tuu gam ki gaharaaiyaan
aajaa kat jaayen meri tanahaaiyaan] x2
[aa bhi jaa; barasaa de preet kaa saavan
barason ke jalate man ki, bujh jaaye agan] x2
aa, re sa ni sa ni dha pa; dha pa ma; pa ma ga re sa
ni sa…

ga pa dha ni dha
ga pa dha ni dha ni dha pa ga pa dha ni dha
sa ga pa dha
dha ni sa dha ni, pa dha ni pa dha, ga ma dha pa pa
ni pa, re ni pa, ga sa
ni sa ni sa, pa dha ni dha, ga ma pa ga ma re sa
ni sa…
ni sa ga ma pa ni sa re ga, aa aa aa

नी स, ग म प नी, स रे ग, आ आ रे मितवा
जनम जनम से हैं हम तो प्यासे, आ संग मेरे गा
नी स…

[सपना, देखें मेरे खोये खोये नैना
मितवा मेरे आ तू भी सीख ले सपने देखना] x2
आ, नी स नी ध प म ग रे स
नी स…

[जाने न तू ग़म की गहराइयाँ
आजा कट जायें मेरी तनहाइयाँ] x2
[आ भी जा; बरसा दे प्रीत का सावन
बरसों के जलते मन की, बुझ जाये अगन] x2
आ, रे स नी स नी ध प; ध प म; प म ग रे स
नी स…

ग प ध नी ध
ग प ध नी ध नी ध प ग प ध नी ध
स ग प ध
ध नी स ध नी, प ध नी प ध, ग म ध प प
नी प, रे नी प, ग स
नी स नी स, प ध नी ध, ग म प ग म रे स
नी स…

नी स ग म प नी स रे ग, आ आ आ

Song – Aapki Ankhon Mein Kuch

The song is embedded below. One minor change has been made in the lyrics. The word, “badmashiyon” in the second stanza in the line “Aapki badmashiyon ke ye naye andaz hain” has been replaced by, “in mastiyon” making the line as “Aapki in mastiyon ke ye naye andaz hain.”

The lyrics are as follows:

Aap ki ankhon mein kuch mehake hue se raaz hain x2
Aap se bhi khoobsoorat aapke andaz hain
Aap ki ankhon mein kuch mehake hue se raaz hain

Lab hilen to mogre ke phool khilte hain kahin x2
Aapki ankhon mein kya sahil bhi milte kahin
Aapki khamoshiyan bhi aapki aawaz hai
Aap ki ankhon mein kuch mehake hue se raaz hain
Aap se bhi khoobsoorat aapke andaz hain
Aap ki ankhon mein kuch mehake hue se raaz hain

Aapki baaton mein phir koi shararat to nahin x2
Bewajah taareef karna aapki aadat to nahin
Aapki in mastiyon ke ye naye andaaz hain
Aap ki ankhon mein kuch mehake hue se raaz hain
Aap se bhi khoobsoorat aapke andaz hain
Aap ki ankhon mein kuch mehake hue se raaz hain