Har Zarra Shaheed-e-Kibriyai
Every atom pants for glory: greed
Of self‐fruition earth’s whole creed!
Tameer-e-Khudi Mein Hai Khudai
Life that thirsts for no flowering—death:
Self‐creation—a god-like deed;
Parbat Zu’af-e-Khudi Se Rayi
Through self the mustard‐seed becomes
A hill: without, the hill a seed.
Taqdeer-e-Wujood Hai Juddai
The stars wander and do not meet,
To all things severance is decreed;
Pale is the moon of night’s last hour
No whispered things of friendship speed.
Tu Aap Hai Apni Roshanai
Own self is all the light you need;
Baqi Hai Namood-e-Seemiyai
You are this world’s sole truth,
all else Illusion such as sorceries breed.
Kam Kar Gila-e-Barhana Payi
These desert thorns prick many a doubt:
Do not complain if bare feet bleed.