बदन पे जिस के शराफ़त: गोपालदास नीरज Who seems to be simple: Gopaldas neeraj

English translation follows

बदन पे जिस के शराफ़त का पैरहन देखा

वो आदमी भी यहाँ हम ने बद-चलन देखा

ख़रीदने को जिसे कम थी दौलत-ए-दुनिया

किसी कबीर की मुट्ठी में वो रतन देखा

मुझे मिला है वहाँ अपना ही बदन ज़ख़्मी

कहीं जो तीर से घायल कोई हिरन देखा

बड़ा न छोटा कोई फ़र्क़ बस नज़र का है

सभी पे चलते समय एक सा कफ़न देखा

ज़बाँ है और बयाँ और उस का मतलब और

अजीब आज की दुनिया का व्याकरन देखा

लुटेरे डाकू भी अपने पे नाज़ करने लगे

उन्होंने आज जो संतों का आचरन देखा

Here he talks about some realities of life which are actually upside down, behind the veil. He says I have seen people who wear the cover of simplicity, but in the dark he is characterless (as happens in politics mostly, it is the realty of the society as well. There are many people who pretend to be saints but they are criminals or rapists or involved into corrupt practices, and there are many politicians who pretend to be good but they just try to loot people anyhow). There are values which cannot be bought by the entire wealth of the world but are found in the hands of poor.

When I see any wounded animal, I find myself in the same pain. There is none small or big as they all go in the same coffin in their last journey. They say something else and do something else, this world has a different grammar. Even the criminals are feeling proud of themselves after they saw the behaviour or character of the saints. This kind of perplexed world world we are living in.


  1. ख़रीदने को जिसे कम थी दौलत-ए-दुनिया ,किसी कबीर की मुट्ठी में वो रतन देखा , wah!!!

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