(Makhooz Az Emerson) - Bachon Ke Liye
A MOUNTAIN AND A SQUIRREL
(Adopted for Children from Ralph Waldo Emerson)
Tujhe Ho Sharam To Pani Mein Ja Ke Doob Maray
A mountain was saying this to a squirrel
Commit suicide if you have self-respect
Ye Aqal Aur Ye Samajh, Ye Shaur, Kya Kehna!
You are insignificant, still so arrogant, how strange!
You are neither wise, nor intelligent! not even shrewd!
Jo Be-Shaur Hon, Yun Ba-Tameez Ban Baithen
It is strange when the insignificant pose as important!
When the stupid ones like you pose as intelligent!
Zameen Hai Passt Meri Aan Baan Ke Aagay
You are no match in comparison with my splendour
Even the earth is low compared with my splendour
Bhala Pahar Kahan, Janwar Gareeb Kahan!
The grandeur of mine does not fall to your lot
The poor animal cannot equal the great mountain!
Ye Kachi Baatain Hain Dil Se Inhain Nikal Zara
On hearing this the squirrel said, Hold your tongue!
These are immature thoughts, expel them from your heart!
Nahin Hai Tu Bhi To Aakhir Meri Tarah Chotta
I do not care if I am not large like you!
You are not a pretty little thing like me
Koi Bara, Koi Chotta, Ye Uss Ki Hikmat Hai
Everything shows the Omnipotence of God
Some large, some small, is the Wisdom of God
Mujhe Darakht Pe Charhna Sikha Diya Uss Ne
He has created you large in the world
And He has taught me climbing large trees
Niri Barai Hai, Khubi Hai Aur Kya Tujh Mein
You are unable to walk a single step
Only large size! What other greatness have you?
Ye Chaliya Hi Zara Tor Ker Dikha Mujh Ko
If you are large show me some of the skills I have
Show me how you break this beetle nut as I can
Koi Bura Nahin Qudrat Ke Karkhane Mein
Nothing is useless in this world
Nothing is bad in God’s creation