Kamal-E-Tark Hai Taskheer-E-Khaki-O-Noori
The way to renounce is to conquer the earth and heaven;
The way to renounce is not to starve oneself to death.
Tumhara Faqr Hai Be-Doulati-O-Ranjoori
O cultists! I like not your austere piety;
Your piety is penury, suffering and grief.
Who Qoum Jis Ne Ganwaya Mataa-E-Taimoori
A nation that has lost Taimur’s great heritage,
Is unfit for piety, and is unfit to rule.
Ayar-E-Garmi-E-Sohbat Hai Harf-E-Maazoori
If the sweet cup‐bearer listens not to me, it is good;
When I say, “no more,” that will only bring me more.
Kise Khabar K Tajalli Hai Ayn Mastoori
The Sufi and his peers are all engrossed in a glimpse;
They know not that concealment is itself a vision.
Na Hon To Sehat-E-Chaman Bhi Maqam-E-Majboori
Bondage is freedom with favours from on high,
And when favours are withheld, Even freedom is bondage.
Farang Dil Ki Kharabi, Khirad Ki Maamoori
The West is a treasure‐house for the reason’s quest;
But for the heart it is a source of decay and death