Friday, October 30, 2015

WELL KNOWN DUTCH PAINTER VINCENT VAN GOGH AND KASHMIR'S MYSTIC SAINT POETESS LAL DED ( LALESHWARI )


                                                                


WEEPING WOMAN / WOMAN IN MOURNING 
                        BY
  Renowned Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh( 1853-189 ).




I am tempted to add a lal Vaakh ( Four line Poem ) to this master piece. Vaakhs have been composed by Kashmir's tallest Mystic  saint poetess Lalleshwari popularly known as Lal Ded. Venerated by Himdus and Muslims alike  , her eternal poetry was treasured by masses for centuries in  oral tradition before it was finally put on paper .She lived sometime during fourteenth century . She was a leading expounder of kashmir's Shaivism ( Shaiv Darshna ) and Tantra . She was the first poet of kashmri language. To her goes the credit of bringing    NOTHINGNESS, DEATH CONSCIOUSNESS and  VEDIC PRINCIPLE OF NETI NETI  into kashmiri poetry .

Lalithh Lalithh vadaai Boh Vaai
Tchietaa Muhutch Peyii Maai
Rozii Na Pataa Loh Langareitch Tchhaai
Niz Swroof Kyaah Mothuaai Haai
( Lal Ded )


My simple English rendering would be as under …

“ I shall sob and sob for you ,
O Mind ! How you fell to this worldly greed ?
Not even the shadow of this shall hang around at the end .
O Mind ! Why you ignored the real self within ?


( Autar Mota 


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