22 December 2010

Sitaron se aage jahan aur bhi hain : Meaning

Sitaron se aage jahan aur bhi hain
Abhi ishq ke imtehan aur bhi hain
Tahi zindagi se nahin ye fizayen
Yahan siakdon karwaan aur bhi hain

Khana’at na kar aalam-e-rang-o-bu par
Chaman aur bhi aashiyaan aur bhi hain
Agar kho gaya ek nasheman to kya ghum
Maqmat-e-aah-o-fughaan aur bhi hain

Tu shaheen hai parvwaaz hai kaam tera
Tere saamne aasmaan aur bhi hain
Isi roz-o-shab main ulajh kar na rah ja
Ke tere zameen par makaan aur bhi hain

Gaye din ke tanha tha main anjuman mein
Yahaan ab mere raazdaan aur bhi hain

A loose translation is given below:

Beyond the stars there are more worlds
Our quest yet has more tests to pass
This existence alone does not matter
There are boundless journeys ahead

Do not rest on what you have
There are many more paradises to explore
Why worry if you have lost one abode
There are a million worlds to claim

You are the falcon, flight is your passion
And you have higher skies to transcend
Lose not yourself in the cycle of days and nights
There are many more deeds within your reach

Gone is the day when I was lonely in the crowd
Today those who resonate my thoughts are around me

Mohammed Iqbal
Naujawaan ke Naam, Bal-e-Jibraeel, 1908

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