Buddha Pournami, or the day of Gautama Buddha’s enlightenment, is an important one in many ways for spiritual seekers. The story of Buddha’s journey is awe-inspiring; his grit and perseverance led him to the ultimate fruits of human existence. Even today, Buddha Pournami is celebrated in many parts of the world and every year at the Isha Yoga Center. This year, Sounds of Isha composed a special song for the occasion and performed it at Spanda Hall. The song takes us through Buddha’s life – his luxurious world as a prince, his renunciation, his struggles, and finally, his attainment under the Bodhi tree.

Buddh Hai

Prabuddh hai, Shuddh hai,
Uski katha jo Buddh hai

The Enlightened One, the Pure One,
The story of the One, who is Buddha

Har tarah ka thha vilaas,
par nahi bujhti thhi pyaas,
Raaj-bhog pramaad thhe par
manah-shaanti ka thha hraas

Pleasure of every kind there to take,
but the thirst it could not quench or slake,
Kingly pleasures there were it is said,
but peace of mind would falter and ebb

Isi bhogi zindagi mein ek din Gautam chale
Teen drishy dikhey, unhe tab isi ambar ke tale

In this life of pleasure, one day Gautama went walking,
When under the skies, he saw three sights come stalking

Ek rogi, ek vriddh, ek shav ko dekh ke,
Raja Gautam bhikshu ban, Samaan ho bas chal pade

One ill, one old, one corpse he did perceive,
King turned beggar and as Samaan he did leave

Khojte phirte chale uss gyaan ko jo gupt hai
Prabuddh hai, Shuddh hai,
Uski katha jo Buddh hai

Seeking and searching for that knowledge which was hidden,
The Enlightened One, the Pure One,
The story of the One, who is Buddha

Ek shaakha par latakti zindagi ko thaam ke,
Kee Niranjana paar aur phir baithhe mann mein thhan ke

Grasping for life on a branch in the river,
Crossing the Niranjan he sat not to be deterred

Ya toh srishti se pare ki jyoti mujhko dikhegi,
Ya isi Bodhi tale meri ye kaya mitegi

The light beyond creation either I must see,
Or my body will fall here under this Bodhi tree

Usi pal, is kshitij mein ek poorn chandr udit hua,
Usi pal, is jeev mein ek poorn Soorya vidit hua

At that moment a moon rose on the horizon,
At that moment within a sun did enlighten

Isi Bodhi ke tale ek Raja Gautam mrit hua,
Aur isi Bodhi tale Prabuddh Buddh-avtarit hua

Under this Bodhi a king Gautama did perish,
Under this Bodhi Buddha was there to cherish

Upanishad ke saar se inki katha santript hai
Prabuddh hai, Shuddh hai,
Uski katha jo Buddh hai.

With the essence of the Upanishad his story is replete,
The Enlightened One, the Pure One,
The story of the One, who is Buddha

- Sounds of Isha

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  • Uday Rao

    Enjoyed listening to this song :) Thank you Sounds of Isha for composing this beautiful song.

  • ravin_44

    Have no words to comment.Hats off SOI

  • kamakshi

    Mesmerised by this song ! Lovely rendition and composition …Lyrics are so well written… Way to go Sounds of Isha Team !

  • Abhishek

    tears rolled when i listen to this song. Cannot express in words the emotion which ran through me. Pranaam to SOI and the MAA who sung this song.

  • http://www.facebook.com/cibisingaravel.s Cibi Singaravel S

    its in hindi, so i thought , i dont understand much and so i dont much involve in the song., but now i am hearing it for the 5 th time !! wonderful , sounds of isha !! WAYS TO GO FOR YOU YOGIS !!!

  • Tapan

    Pure n soulful music…we love n admire you a lot SOunds of Isha!!

  • Ceekaykay

    Will there be ever such a one
    Who walked out of a palace of enticements
    Bare foot into the harsh world of blazing sun
    Of raging hunger, thirst and lashing rain
    To find a cure to the suffering that life entails ?
    And so He did and came back with his begging bowl
    To teach humanity the kernel of inner truth
    And so He lives to this day in our heart and soul
    Teaching us not to grieve but to celebrate

  • Samarpan

    This is the first time I’ve heard The Buddha’s story in music. If listened to with great involvement it can be a beautiful way of experiencing his life

  • Ranjani

    So simple, subtle and so very complete!!! I am in tears…Namaskaram! “Prabuddh hai, Shuddh hai,

    Uski katha jo Buddh hai.” !!!! soulful indeed….pranams

  • abhicreative12

    Heart touching song.. !! Amazing

    Devotional Music

    Love to hear it…!!