In obedience…

اطاعت  میں  جو  گزرے  وہ زندگی دے دے

خدائی نہیں تو نا سہی ،  توں بندگی دے دے

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جستجوِ  اسرارِ  حیات  ہمیں لے  آئ  یہاں

یہ پیاس  بجھ  چکی،  توں تشنگی دے دے

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ارے او  تقدیر!  پھر بانٹ  یہ  درجاتِ  عشق

اسے جنوں دے دے، مجھے دل لگی دے دے

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الہی  بہت  دیکھے  تیرے  نائب  جہاں میں

اب کچھ غریبوں کو بھی، خواجگی دے دے

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یا رب  کس  طرح  استاد  کی  بات  سمجھوں؟

یاں مجھے بناوٹ دے یا اسے سادگی دے دے

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Grant me a life

Which is spent in obedience to you

I have not asked for the world

Just to be your slave

 

And it was only the thirst

For the mysteries of life that

Brought me here

Satiated, I need to find a new thirst

 

So hear me fates!

Redistribute these connections of love

This time let it be madness for her

And a mere dalliance for me

 

You named man your vice-regent

I have seen plenty of powerful men

Now let the meek

Inherit the earth for once

 

And how am I ever to understand him?

And his riddles?

Give him simpler words

Or me a better understanding

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