Reason And Heart
Bhoole Bhatke Ki Rahnuma Hun Main
One day reason said to the heart:
‘I am a guide for those who are lost.
Dekh To Kis Qadar Rasa Hun Main
I live on earth, but I roam the skies—
just see the vastness of my reach.
Misl-e-Khizr-e-Khajasta Pa Hun Main
My task in the world is to guide and lead,
I am like Khizr of blessed steps.
Mazhar-e-Shan-e-Kibriya Hun Main
I interpret the book of life,
And through me Divine Glory shines forth.
Ghairat-e-Laal-e-Be Baha Hun Main
You are no more than a drop of blood,
While I am the envy of the priceless pearl!
Par Mujhe Bhi To Dekh, Kya Hun Main
The heart listened, and then said: ‘This is all true,
But now look at me, And see what I am.
Aur Ankhon Se Dekhta Hun Main!
You penetrate the secret of existence,
But 1 see it with my eyes.
Aur Batin Se Ashna Hun Main
You deal With the outward aspect of things,
I know what lies within.
Tu Khuda Joo, Khuda Numa Hun Main
Knowledge comes from you, gnosis from me;
You seek God, I reveal Him.
Iss Marz Ki Magar Dawa Hun Main
Attaining the ultimate in knowledge only makes one restless—
I am the cure for that malady.
Husn Ki Bazm Ka Diya Hun Main
You are the candle of the Assembly of Truth;
1 am the lamp of the Assembly of Beauty.
Taeer-e-Sidra Se Ashna Hun Main
You are hobbled by space and time,
While I am the bird in the Lotus Tree.
Arsh Rab-e-Jaleel Ka Hun Main!
My status is so high—
I am the throne of the God of Majesty!