‘Jeet Jeet Ke Umar Guzari’ – Bulle Shah

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You’ve spent your life striving to win
Now it’s time to lose, o sage
For the fruit of victory is but a pittance
Compared to surrender’s wage
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Jeet jeet ke umar guzari
Hon te haar fakira
Jeetey da mol char kordiyan
Te haray da mol heera

(winning winning in life spent
now you lose wise one
winning’s result four kordiyan/coins
and losing’s result diamond)

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The surrender Hazrat Bulle Shah speaks of is the capitulation of the ego to the mystery of love; only then are the doors to bliss and enlightenment opened to the soul.

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