In the mid-2000s, one Indi-pop chartbuster became one of my all time favourite songs.
The song is called “Bulla Ki Jana Main Kaun” – and it was by the Indian musician known as Rabbi Shergill. The song itself is based on the poetry of Muslim Sufi mystic called Baba Bulleh Shah.
If you listen to the words carefully, you will realize that the entire song talks about “who exactly IS Bullah?” Does Bullah know who he is? The stunning poetry is evident in the lyrics of the song, but the hidden pain, not so much.
In today’s fast-paced life, we all want to identify with something or someone. But how many of us really know who we are, and what are we called for? What is our purpose in this life? What is our identity?
Most people live their entire lives not knowing the answer to this question. I want to tell you, you were born for a purpose; your life is not in vain. Your identity is set. Let us all go on this journey of finding ourselves.
Just as Bulleh Shah asked in his poetry, ‘Who is Bullah?’, let us ask ourselves the question today.
Here is the beautiful song for you – listen to the words carefully.