Saturday, April 18, 2009

A Couplet close to me..

Meri zindagi meri manzilein, mujhe kurb mein nahi dur de.

Mujhe tu dikha wahi raasta, jo safar ke baad guroor de..

1. kurb- near

2. guroor- pride

[My life give me my destination, far away and not near.

Show me the path after which pride I do bear.]

It is a couplet I just found lurking in a book that I had not read for a long time. It is from ‘Tarkash’ by Javed Akhtar. It feels so true so near to my heart that I could not help but include it in my favorite couplets. It is actually a part of a gazal- excellent piece by Javed Akhtar.

Every one is only after the easy success. But really the truth is that if I have not worked hard enough for a success it doesn’t feel mine. A path of ease will always be despised by me over a path of hardships and a path which will give me pride. May be this is my ego, may be I am proud; whatever be the case, the truth is that a path of ease never gives happiness.

No happiness comes out of easy going, its the tough that creates true happiness. In the presence of great sorrows comes the real smile- after that small success you always wanted.

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