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(Zarb-e-Kaleem-176) Nasihat

Nasihat
Advice 

Ek Lurd-e-Farangi Ne Kaha Apne Pisar Se
Manzar Woh Talab Kar Ke Teri Ankh Na Ho Sair

A Frankish Lord advised his son to seek
Such aim that is always pleasant, neʹer bleak.

Bechare Ke Haq Mein Hai Yehi Sub Se Bara Zulm
Barre Pe Agar Faash Karain Qaeda-e-Sher

If lionʹs temper is to lamb revealed,
It will entirely make its blood congealed.

Seene Mein Rahe Raaz-e-Mulookana To Behter
Karte Nahin Mehkoom Ko Taegon Se Kabhi Zair

Much good if regal point remains in heart:
In dominating men sword plays no part.

Taleem Ke Tezaab Mein Daal Iss Ki Khudi Ko
Ho Jaye Malayam To Jidhar Chahe, Isse Phair

Pour the self in cultureʹs acid strong;
When it becomes soft, mould it as you long.

Taseer Main Ikseer Se Barh Kar Hai Ye Tehzeeb
Sone Ka Hamala Ho To Mitti Ka Hai Ek Dhair!

On this elixir’s efficacy you can count:
To heap of dust can change a mighty mount!

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