Wednesday, November 27, 2013

(Pas Che Bayad Kard-04) Hikmat-e-Kaleemi


As the Prophet establishes God’s decrees,
he repudiates Caesar’s law.
In his eyes the royal palace is like an old idol-temple;

his sense of honour makes him disobey the order of the other-than-God.
The imperfect become perfect through association with him.
He gives a new tumult to the age.
His message is that Allah is sufficient and all else is meaningless,
so that the man of truth does not fall into anybody’s snare.

His moisture imparts fire to the vine’s twig
and his breath gives life to this handful of earth.
He is the meaning of Gabriel and the Qur’an,
and he is the custodian of God’s Law.
His wisdom is superior to artful Reason,

his spirit gives birth to a people (Ummah)
He is a ruler disinterested in throne and crown:
sans crown, sans army, sans tribute.
His look transforms autumn into spring,
and through him the dregs of every pitcher
become stronger than the wine.
In his morning lamentation lies life,
and the universe is renewed by the morning of his manifestation.
The sea and the earth are devastated by the intensity of his deluge,
and in his eyes there is a message of revolution.
He teaches the lesson of “they have no fear”5
he puts a heart into the breast of man.
He teaches man determination, submission (to the
will of God) and willing acquiescence;
and makes him radiant in the world like a lamp.
I do not know what magic he practises,
but he totally transforms the soul in the body.
In his society a piece of clay becomes a pearl;
and his wisdom gives abundance to the deficient.
He says to the downtrodden slave:
Arise and break into pieces every ancient deity.
O man of God, break the spell of this old world
with these words: God is the highest of all.
If you wish to gain Faqr, don’t complain of poverty;
well-being depends on one’s attitude and not on rank and wealth.
Truthfulness, sincerity, submissiveness, ardour and sympathy
these are needed and not gold or silver, nor red and yellow coins.
O living man, avoid these kings and nobles,6
walk around your own self and not around the palaces.
Thou hast fallen away from thy true station,
thou art born of a falcon, do not follow the ways of vultures.
A bird in a garden grove builds his nest to his own liking.
Thou who hast a heaven-traversing imagination
should not think thyself inferior to a bird. Rebuild these nine heavens7
and refashion this world according to thy own desire.
When he gets annihilated in God’s will,
the man of faith becomes God’ decree.
The four dimensions along with the blue heavens
are born out of his pure bosom.8
Annihilate thyself in the will of God like thy forefathers;
bring out thy pearl out of the oyster.9
In the darkness of this world of stone and bricks,
illumine thy eyes with the light of thy nature.10
Unless thou takest thy share of the majesty11 of God,
thou canst not enjoy Divine Beauty.
The beginning of love and ecstasy is majesty (qahiri);
the end of love and ecstasy is beauty (Dilbari).12
The man of faith is a symbol of perfect existence :13
he alone is real; all else is mere appearance.
If he gains ardour and zeal from “There is no deity (but God),”
the Sun and Moon will revolve only at his bidding.


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