Amir Khusrau and Khwaja Nizamuddin..

Hazrat Amir Khusro inherited from his father not only an honourable place in the society of the day and a high status at the royal court but also the tradition of respect for Sufis and men of piety

When he was eight years old, his mother took him to Hazrat Nizamuddin Auliya. As his mother was entering the door of the great Saint’s Khanqah, the young Hazrat Khusro audaciously said that it was up to him and not his father to choose his Pir. His mother left him outside the door and went in alone to talk to the saint. In the meantime, Hazrat Amir Khusro composed the a quatrain in Persian in order to test the spiritual capabilities of Hazrat Nizamuddin Auliya. Hazrat Amir Khusro affirmed to himself that he would only become a mureed of Hazrat Nizamuddin if a satisfactory answer was provided to the following quatrain:

Toa aan shahey ke bur aiwaan-e-qasrat

Kabutar gar nashinad baaz gardad.

Gharib-e-mustamandey bur dar amad,
Beyayad androon yaa baaz gardad.

You are that great a king that, if on the roof of your grand palace a pigeon were to sit, it becomes a skylark.

A poor and humble soul has come to your door, should he enter or should he go away?

Hazrat Nizamuddin Auliya immediately replied and sent the following reply to Hazrat Amir Khusro in the same form as the initial quatrain:

Beyayad androon mard-e-haqiqat

Ke baa maa yak nafas hamraz gardad.

Agar ablay buwad aan mard-e-naadaan,
Azaan raahey ke aamad baaz gardad.

Do come in, oh truthful soul, so that we may become close and become trusted friends.

But if you are ignorant and have no wisdom, then you better go back the way you came.

When Hazrat Khusro heard the quatrain, which to him was a perfect reply, he entered the room and became a mureed of Hazrat Nizamuddin Auliya — faithfully serving his master throughout his life.

It is said that the noor he saw on his masters face inspired him to compose Aaj Rang Hai Ri Maa Rang hai ri, mere Khwaja ke ghar rang hai ri ..

Aaj Rang Hai Warsi Brothers

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उलझे कभी ज़मीन से कभी आसमाँ से हम…

इज़्न-ए-ख़िराम लेते हुये आसमाँ से हम| 
हटकर चले हैं रहगुज़र-ए-कारवाँ से हम| 

क्योंकर हुआ है फ़ाश ज़माने पे क्या कहें, 
वो राज़-ए-दिल जो कह न सके राज़दाँ से हम| 

हम्दम यही है रहगुज़र-ए-यार-ए-ख़ुश्ख़िराम, 
गुज़रे हैं लाख बार इसी कहकशाँ से हम| 

क्या क्या हुआ है हम से जुनूँ में न पूछिये, 
उलझे कभी ज़मीं से कभी आसमाँ से हम| 

ठुकरा दिये हैं अक़्ल-ओ-ख़िराद के सनम्कदे, 
घबरा चुके हैं कशमकश-ए-इम्तेहाँ से हम| 

बख़्शी हैं हम को इश्क़ ने वो जुर्रतें ‘मज़ाज़’, 
डरते नहीं सियासत-ए-अहल-ए-जहाँ से हम

रमंति इति रामः 

​रमंति इति रामः – जो रोम रोम में कण कण में रमता है वही राम है । श्री राम भगवान विष्णु हैं जिन्होंने त्रेता युग में सत युग से बदलते मानव मूल्यों को स्थापित करने हेतु अवतार लिया । मानवता के नए आदर्श प्रस्तुत करने के लिए मर्यादा पुरुषोत्तम को अनेक कष्ट झेलने पड़े पर प्रभु कभी विचलित नहीं हुए, कभी आसान मार्ग नहीं अपनाया। भारत रत्न पंडित भीमसेन जोशी द्वारा गाये गए इस अद्भुत भजन में भगवान राम अनुज लक्ष्मण को उपदेश दे रहे है कि किस प्रकार विषम परिस्थिति में भी सम भाव में रहना चाहिए । 

श्री राम कहे समुझाई, सुन लछमन प्यारे भाई..

शुभ दीपावली !!