Thursday, July 31, 2008

METTLE


ਰੁੱਖਾਂ ਵਿੱਚ ਹੀ ਏਨਾ ਜੇਰਾ ਹੋ ਸਕਦਾ ਏ
ਕਿ ਕੁਹਾੜੀਆਂ ਨੂੰ ਵੀ ਦਸਤੇ ਬਖ਼ਸ਼ ਦੇਣ...


Rukh'han wich hi eina jeira ho sakda ey

ke kuhaa'rhian nu wi dastey bakhsh dein...


Only trees can have the mettle

to grant helves to axe - heads...

(Read recently somewhere...)

21 comments:

Sidhusaaheb said...

This reminds me of the fact that Guru Gobind Singh never ever said or wrote even a single word against Aurangzeb or any of his minions.

:)

Sidhusaaheb said...

Secondly, this reminds me of Bhai Ghanaiya ji, who brought water to wounded and thirsty soldiers of the Mughal army, after a battle with the Khalsa army.

:)

Anonymous said...

'Darveshan nu lorhyie
rukhan di jeerand'
said Baba Farid.

To attain this state of mind is the most difficult task of life.
One who attains, is par excellence.

Good thought you have posted here.

Keep it up!

Dhindsa

flyingstars said...

thoughtful words!

Anonymous said...

wonderful thought...its really difficult to achieve.....
ur amazing

kiran grewal said...

its really very difficult to attain this level of selflessness.we can try to move on that path...............isnt it.kuch tan changa kr sakange.

Mampi said...

SS-You are so right. They both had it. It is so hard to have this courage.

Mama-Well said. I kept thinking about these words for an entire day.

FlyingStars-Welcome to my blog. Keep visiting.

Anonymous ji- I m just quoting someone else's words. I m not amazing, the writer of these words is. I also love these words.

Kiran-absolutely right. When one thinks of it, at least one sees the road. Hopefully, we shall start to walk this path too.

Vinay said...

very thoughtful mampi...

How do we know said...

Totally mind blowing. The thought, i have heard before, but the impact here is much higher.

Pinku said...

thats so beautiful...u will actually entice me into learning Punjabi this way.

Lovely meeting you all. Thanks for a great time from both of us.

oceanic mirages said...

yes... very true...
but does it also mean that we are predestined for something and preordained,our faculties predetermined??????????
i dont know...

Gazal said...

have to learn punjabi

:)))

Mampi said...

Vinay-I love to circulate these lines on sms.

HDWK-These lines have such a mind blowing impact on me too.

Pinku-Learn something from Parry. He still remembers the script. Hehe.

Gaz-I gave a transliteration, a translation. But I m glad you want to learn Punjabi.

Manasa said...

Very true. In fact, a lesson to be learnt during some phase of life :)

Mampi said...

OcMi-Perhaps you are right. Perhaps the courses of our lives are predestined-some of us become the trees, others end up as the axe-heads.

Manasa-Guess it is a part of growing up, which certainly has nothing to do with age.

Gurinderjit Singh said...

This reminds me of "Goni", the 20/20 bowler ...

MAN IN PAINTING said...

Great..
I always feel guilty whenever I think about trees.When will we all grow enough to feel and know that they are our true ancesters..
thank you..
extremely sorry for being late..
MIP

phatichar said...

Beautiful...What a thought!

Mampi said...

Guri- :)

MIP-Most welcome, you are never too late.

Sri-Well, beautiful indeed, not mine though. But I am proud to share it with you all.

Indian Home Maker said...

Beautiful words.

dipali said...

Such an amazing truth, Manpreet!