Vox Hunt: Think Ink

Show us a tattoo.

I got this last year, when I was visiting A in Detroit. The picture is not very clear, but I'm too lazy to take a better one.

It is a sufi couplet by Hazrat Shah Niaz, in Arabic script.

Yaar ko hamne jaa ba jaa dekha
Kahin zahir kahin chhupa dekha

I see my beloved everywhere
Sometimes obvious, sometimes hidden

I love the duality of expression in this couplet, the way God is referred to as the beloved, and worship as love.

The ghazal is part of Raqs-e-Bismil , [Dance of the Wounded], a beautiful collection of sufi ghazals, sung  by Begum Abida Parveen and composed by Muzaffar Ali. Somebody finally uploaded the whole ghazal on youtube.

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About purplesque

Psychiatrist, cook, bookworm, photographer. Not necessarily in that order.
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6 Responses to Vox Hunt: Think Ink

  1. Zotta says:

    Really fantastic!

  2. This is a beautiful message. I truly feel that God is everything and everywhere.

  3. Tha's lovely — and your flipflops are making me wish for wamrer weather.

  4. Purplesque says:

    Its a comfort, isn't it? 🙂

  5. Purplesque says:

    🙂 Soon. We're almost there..the snow flurries were four days ago!!

  6. Emjay says:

    That is a wonderful script.

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