ram naam ki maya-behzad lakhnavi

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رام نام کی مایا ۔ بہزاد لکھنوی

۱

ہیں رام ہی سب کا سہارا

ہے رام ہی سے اُجیارا

کیوں رام کو تُو نے بھُلایا

ہے رام نام کی مایا

۲

ہے رام ہی کی سب لیلا

ہے جیون کا اِک میلا

اپنا ہے اور نہ پرایا

ہے رام نام کی مایا

۳

ہے کھیل تو یوں ہی جاری

بیکار ہے چِنتا تیہاری

کب کھویا ہے کب پایا

ہے رام نام کی مایا

۴

یہ نام رٹا کر بندے

یہ نام جپا کر بندے

کیوں نام یہ تُو نے بھلایا

ہے رام نام کی مایا

राम नाम की माया-बहज़ाद लखनवी

हैं राम ही सब का सहारा

है राम ही से उजियारा

क्यूं राम को तू ने भुलाया

है राम नाम की माया

है राम ही कि सब लीला

है जीवन का एक मेला

अपना और न पराया

है राम नाम की माया

है खेल तो यूँ ही जारी

बेकार है चिंता तेहारी

कब खोया है कब पाया

है राम नाम की माया

ये नाम रटा कर बन्दे

ये नाम जपा कर बन्दे

क्यूं नाम ये तू ने भुलाया

है राम नाम की माया

 

Click here for background and on any passage for word meanings and explanatory discussion. behzad was a devout, observant muslim and even wrote a whole book as a poetic composition in praise of the character of mohammed. This is a devotional song in conversational urdu/hindi using ‘ram’ as synonymous with ‘god’.
1
haiN ram hi sub ka sahaara1
hai ram hi se ujyaara2
kyuN ram ko tu ne bhulaaya
hai ram naam ki maaya3   
1.supporter, sustainer 2.light, knowledge 3.magic, miracle
Only ram is the sustainer of all. All knowledge is derived from ram. Why have you forgotten ram. This (life) is the miraculous gift of ram.

2
hai ram hi ki sub leela1
hai jeevan2 ka ek mela
apna3 aur na paraaya4
hai ram naam ki maaya5   
1.magic, miracle 2.life 3.ours 4.belonging to others 5.miracle
Everything (all this world) is the work of ram, otherwise, life is but a play (temporary pleasure). Nothing belongs to us. Everything is the miraculous gift of ram.

3
hai khel to yuN hi jaari1
bekaar2 hai chinta3 tehaari4
kab khoya hai kab paaya
hai ram naam ki maaya 
1.underway, going on 2.useless 3.worry 4.yours
Life is a game that goes on. It is useless to worry about it. Who has ever gained or lost anything here (we should all be thinking of the next world). Everything is the gift of ram.

4
ye naam raTaa1 kar bande2
ye naam japaa3 kar bande
kyuN naam ye tu ne bhulaaya
hai ram naam ki maaya 
1.memorize by repetition 2.servant/devotee (of god) 3.chant
Repeat this name over and over, O devotee. Keep chanting it. Why did you forget this name. All gifts come from it.

behzad was a devout, observant muslim and even wrote a whole book as a poetic composition in praise of the character of mohammed.  This is a devotional song in conversational urdu/hindi using ‘ram’ as synonymous with ‘god’.
1
haiN ram hi sub ka sahaara1
hai ram hi se ujyaara2
kyuN ram ko tu ne bhulaaya
hai ram naam ki maaya3

1.supporter, sustainer 2.light, knowledge 3.magic, miracle

Only ram is the sustainer of all.  All knowledge is derived from ram.  Why have you forgotten ram.  This (life) is the miraculous gift of ram.
2
hai ram hi ki sub leela1
hai jeevan2 ka ek mela
apna3 aur na paraaya4
hai ram naam ki maaya5

1.magic, miracle 2.life 3.ours 4.belonging to others 5.miracle

Everything (all this world) is the work of ram, otherwise, life is but a play (temporary pleasure).  Nothing belongs to us.  Everything is the miraculous gift of ram.
3
hai khel to yuN hi jaari1
bekaar2 hai chinta3 tehaari4
kab khoya hai kab paaya
hai ram naam ki maaya

1.underway, going on 2.useless 3.worry 4.yours

Life is a game that goes on.  It is useless to worry about it.  Who has ever gained or lost anything here (we should all be thinking of the next world).  Everything is the gift of ram.
4
ye naam raTaa1 kar bande2
ye naam japaa3 kar bande
kyuN naam ye tu ne bhulaaya
hai ram naam ki maaya

1.memorize by repetition 2.servant/devotee (of god) 3.chant

Repeat this name over and over, O devotee.  Keep chanting it.  Why did you forget this name.  All gifts come from it.

Key Search Words: cross-religious, cross religious, kaaba kaashi, k’aaba-kaashi, k’aaba kaashi, ram araadhna, raam araadhna

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