Kaluram Bamaniya: Mann Mast Hua Ab Kya Bole


"Love says I am everything. Wisdom says I am nothing. Between the two, my life flows" ~Nisargadatta Maharaj~

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This folk song from Malwa is a full-throated cry of joy. Kabir says his heart is so drunk that he cannot speak, there is nothing left to say! ‘I'm drunk on joy, what can I say? I'm full now, what's there to weigh?’ When was the last time we had an experience that left us so full that we did not feel compelled to talk about it, flaunt it or display it anywhere? Kaluram Bamaniya belongs to a vibrant tradition of singing bhakti poets such as Kabir, Gorakhnath, Bananath and Meera in the Malwa region of Madhya Pradesh in India. He started learning at the early age of 9, by accompanying his father, grandfather and uncle on the manjiras. When he was 13 years old he ran away from home and went to Rajasthan, where he absorbed a wide repertoire of songs from an itinerant Mirasi singer Ram Niwas Rao for 1-2 years.



Lyrics with translation:


Mann mast hua, ab kyon dole;
Mann mast hua, mast hua, ab kyon bole
  
The mind has become mirthful, now why do you waver ;
The mind has become mirthful, now why even speak.

Halki thi tab chadi taraaju, Puran bhayi ab kyon tole;
Mann mast hua, mast hua, ab kyon dole

When it (your intellect) was light, it climbed on scale (to evaluate), now it is complete, so why bother measuring it;
The mind has become mirthful, now why do you waver.

Heera paayo, gaanth gathaayo, Baar-baar ba ko kyon khole;
Mann mast hua, mast hua, ab kyon dole

Found the treasure, kept it knotted, now why open it repeatedly;
The mind has become mirthful, now why do you waver.

Hansa payo Maan sarovar, phir taal taleiya kyon khooje;
Mann mast hua, mast hua, ab kyon dole

Swan has found the beautiful pond, then why bother searching puddles;
The mind has become mirthful, now why do you waver.

Ghatt hi mein tere sahib betha, Baahar naina kyon khole;
Mann mast hua, mast hua, ab kyon dole

Within the heart resides the Supreme, why open eyes outside;
The mind has become mirthful, now why do you waver.

Kehat kabir suno bhayi saadho, Sahib mil gaya dil ohle
Mann mast hua, mast hua, ab kyon dole

Kabir speaks listen dear fellow seekers, Supreme is found hiding in the heart;
The mind has become mirthful, now why do you waver.

Credits: Happy Baba, Ajab Shahar



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