Mozoon Nahin Maktab Ke Liye Aese Maqalat
About the self here have no talk, O bard,
Because with schools such sermons donʹt accord.
Poshida Rahain Baaz Ke Ahwal-o-Maqamat
Much good that birds that chirp may not descry,
The modes of hawk, its state and rank so high!
Kis Darja Garan Sair Hain Mehkoom Ke Auqat!
A free manʹs breath can match a subject year,
How slowly moves the time of serfs, is clear!
Mehkoom Ka Har Kehza Nayi Marg-e-Mafajat
The free perform such deeds in span of breath,
But slaves are every instant prone to sudden death.
Mehkoom Ka Andesha Giraftar-e-Khurafat
The thoughts of persons free with truth are lit,
But thoughts of slaves do not own sense a bit.
Hai Banda-e-Azad Khud Ek Zinda Karamat
A slave has craze for marvels wrought by guides
Himself a wonder ʹlive, his memory fresh abides.
This is the training that befits them well,
Painting, music and science of plants as well.