When the love of God teaches self—awareness,
To slaves are revealed the secrets known to kings.
Plaints and yearnings alone can bring success,
Whether it be Rumi or Razi or Ghazali the great.
O leader of men, despair not of their worth,
Loyal to thee thy followers are, though sluggish.
O ethereal bird! It is better to starve to death,
Than to live on a prey that clogs thy wings in flight.
Better than Darius and Alexander is the fakir,
Whose piety has the attributes of ‘The Tiger of God.’