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Jeena Issi ka naam hai (This is what life is all about)

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kisi ki muskurahato pe ho nisar,
kisi ka dard mil sake toh le udhar,
kisi ke waste ho tere dil me pyar,
jeena issika nam hai.

mana apni jeb se fakir hain,
phir bhi yaro dil ke hum amir hain.

mite jo pyar ke liye woh zindagi, jale bahar ke liye woh zindagi
kisi ko ho naa ho hame toh aitbar, jeena isika nam hai.

rishta dil se dil ke aitbar kaa,
jinda hai hamin se nam pyar kaa.

ke mar ke bhi kisi ko yaad aayenge,
kisi ke aansuo me muskurayenge,
kahega phul har kali se bar bar,
jeena issi kaa nam hai.

This is a beautiful song from an old Hindi movie , it describes what is life all about.  The English translation goes like this:

To offer yourself to someone for smiles,
To share someone’s grief,
To have love in your heart for someone,
This is what life is all about.

Granted, we are poor, by the standard of our pockets.
Even so, we are rich at heart .

Perish for love that is Life,
Crave for spring that is life,
This we believe, though others may not,
That this is what life is all about.

Relationship between the heart and the hearts trust,
The name of love lives on because of us.

Even if we die, we will be remembered by someone,
That we will smile through someone’s tears,
A flower will tell a bud, on and on,
That this is what life is all about!!!




9 responses »

  1. “A flower will tell a bud, on and on,
    That this is what life is all about”

    Wow that’s a beautiful song. I should listen to it. And thanks for the English translation 🙂 It’s a big help to Hindi-illiterate folks like me!

  2. thanks for liking my recent post on my India Journal blog. Hope you will continue to enjoy future posts or find some older posts of interest. And a special thanks for bringing me here. You have some wonderful photos,and poems, and look forward to seeing more. 🙂

  3. Pingback: Because You Live Only Once - Ishithaa

  4. Here’s Mukesh singing the original to Raj Kapoor’s dancing:

    and a lovely rendition of it by a young man last week:

  5. S Krishna Prasad

    Raj Kapoor with his Abundant sense of humor along with concern for everyone lives in our heart for ever… This is really an inspirational song..

    Happiness comes more easily when you feel good about yourself without feeling the need for anyone else approval.

  6. Thanks for translation .. i did not know the meaning of ” Aitbaar” it seems to be TRUST , from your explanation . thank you so much . the timing of those singing is perfect.


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