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Again today i got a chance to listen to Kabir Cafe in yet another prestigious event called ‘The Darbar Festival’ here in Southbank Centre, Queen Elizabeth Hall, London. As this was the last concert before they leave for India, it was more special and that i could feel from the way they stupendously performed today. The entire audience was enthralled and entertained to the highest level. The concert at ‘The Bhavans’, few days back, was amazing too but then there is a very special reason for writing this post for the same band, music and people again today. And that is, this new song that i heard in today’s concert called ‘Masta bhaya mann…kya bole re’. I instantly fell in love with the lyrics and the overall presentation of the song in ‘rock’ style. No doubt the ultimate credit is of ‘THE LEGEND – KABIR’ for writing such a wonderful song or collection of doha’s you may say so. But equal credit goes to Neeraj Arya’s Kabir Cafe for bringing these timeless gems in front of the people in the way people would like to hear, relate and enjoy, without causing any damage to the sanctity of the original doha written by the MASTER himself.

The song goes like this:

Magna Bhaya Mann…Masta Bhaya Mann…
Magna Bhaya Mann…Masta Bhaya Mann…
Magna Bhaya…Phir Kya Bole…
Mann Masta Bhaya…Phir Kya Bole Re
Magna Bhaya…Phir Kya Bole Re

Heera paaya, Bandh gathariya
Heera paaya, Bandh gathariya
Baar Baar wako kyo khole
Baar Baar wako kyo khole
Mann Masta Bhaya…Phir Kya Bole Re
Magna Bhaya…Phir Kya Bole Re (1)

Hansa paaya mansarovar
Hansa paaya mansarovar
Tal talaiyya, kyo dole
Tal talaiyya, kyo dole
Mann Masta Bhaya…Phir Kya Bole Re
Magna Bhaya…Phir Kya Bole Re (2)

Halki thi to chadhi taraju
Halki thi to chadhi taraju
Puri bhayi tab kyo tole
Puri bhayi tab kyo tole
Mann Masta Bhaya…Phir Kya Bole Re
Magna Bhaya…Phir Kya Bole Re (3)

Surat Kalaari, Bhayi Matawari
Surat Kalaari, Bhayi Matawari
Madava pee gayi, ad tole
Madava pee gayi, bin tole
Mann Masta Bhaya…Phir Kya Bole Re
Magna Bhaya…Phir Kya Bole Re (4)

Kahe kabir suno bhai sadhu
Kahe kabir suno bhai sadhu
Sahib mil gaya, til oole
Sahib mil gaya, til oole
Mann Masta Bhaya…Phir Kya Bole Re
Magna Bhaya…Phir Kya Bole Re (5)

The meaning of this song is so good and the enthusiasm with which the entire band sings this song is brilliant. The meaning of this song goes like this:

Man Masta Bhaya…Phir Kya Bole Re…Magna Bhaya…Phir Kya Bole Re – Means, the person who is enlightened from within, there is not need for him to talk further. Is there anything left to talk once you have reached nirvana, eternal peace??

To augment this further Kabir gives many anecdotes, examples.

(1) – Once you have achieved the diamond of self enlightenment, why is there a need to see it and show it to the world time and again. There is no need, once it is safe within.

(2) – If the White sacred Swan has achieved his way through to swim across the holy and pure water of Mansarovar, why will it bother about swimming in any ordinary lakes or pond or a stream of water. Metaphorically it means, once you have moved up from the worldly desires and are having a peaceful time in that space, why would you bother to come down again the muddy swamp of selfish worldly affairs.

(3) – When you were not enlightened, your spiritual weight was not that much, but now that you have gained eternal peace, why even bother measuring it.

(4) – The self is (referred metaphorically as Surat here) so immersed in the spiritual zing that it does not even bother measuring the drink (alcohol here) and the effects of it. Such is the joy in which self is placed now, that it has gone mystically careless.

(5) – In the last stanza Kabir suggests that the concept of ‘God’, ‘Paramatma’ is so subtle that you can even experience that in the tiny grain of sesame.

This song was the highlight for me today personally. I loved every bit of it and enjoyed it thoroughly. Hope Neeraj Arya’s Kabir cafe comes up with further more such songs and entertain us and at the same time, make us ponder over the timeless, profound thoughts of Kabir…!!

Best wishes..Kabir Kafe and see you soon in UK again..!!

Neeraj Arya performing…Mann Mast Bhaya..Phir kya bole re..!!

 

Kind Regards
Sarang

P.S – Dear readers, if i have made mistake in explaining this song and if you have a better understanding and meaning of the same, i would really love to hear it from you!!