Thursday, December 10, 2015

Bulleh Shah : Enough of Learning, My Friend!


Bulleh Shah



Enough of Learning, My Friend!



Enough of learning, my friend!
An alphabet should do for you

To it there is never an end
An alphabet should do for you
It’s enough to help you friend
Enough of learning, my friend!

Enough of learning, my friend!

You’ve amassed much learning around
The Quran and its commentaries profound
There is darkness amidst lighted ground
Without the guide you remain unsound

Enough of learning, my friend!

Learning makes you Sheikh or his minion
And thus you create problem trillion
You exploit others who know not what
Misleading them with wild opinion

Enough of learning, my friend!

You meditate and you say your prayers
You go and shout at the top of the stairs
You cry reaching the high skies
It’s your avarice which ever belies

Enough of learning, my friend!

The day I learnt love’s lesson
I plunged into the river of divine passion
An overwhelming gale. I was confused and lost
When Shah Inayat cruised me across

Enough of learning, my friend!



~ Bulleh Shah Qadri 

(Syed Abdullah Shah Qadri : 1680 ~ 1757)




(Translated from Punjabi by Kartar Singh Duggal)




The Mausoleum of Hazrat Baba Bulleh Shah at Kasur, Pakistan

The Tomb of Hazrat Baba Bulleh Shah

Ilmoun Bas Kari Oo Yaar :  Enough of Learning, My Friend!



1 comment:

  1. What a state it would be where one is not burdened with knowledge or any other acquisition. Completely free. Baba Bulle Shah and others have given totally different meaning to truth. Most simple and most lovely.

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