Zindagi Souz-e-Jigar Hai, Ilm Hai Souz-e-Damagh
Existence and knowledge both are poles apart,
Life burns the soul, whereas lore makes it smart.
Aik Mushkil Hai Ke Hath Ata Nahin Apna Suragh
Joy, wealth and power all, to lore are due,
How irksome that to self it yields no clue!
Kya Ta’ajjub Hai Ke Khali Reh Gya Tera Ayagh!
No dearth of lettered men, ah few! provide
The bowl with wine of gnosis like true guide.
Kis Tarah Kibriat Se Roshan Hi Bijli Ka Charagh!
The ways of teachers donʹt expand the heart,
Matchstick canʹt light to electric lamp impart.