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The Romans, Syrians, Hindus too

 

The Romans, Syrians, Hindus too
Have changed and made a great advance
O son of hills, discern your Sell'
And sharpness of your Self enhance.
O Afghan unaware,
Of your Self take much care

If weather is fine. water quite enough
And terrain fertile and plain,
But peasant does not water fields,
He is odd and can nothing gain.
O Afghan unaware,
Of your Self take much care

That river has no weight at all
Whose billows do not swell and rise
That tempest is too weak and low,
Whose gales by fury don't surprise.
O Afghan unaware,
Of your Self take much care.

A person, who stire up and down
His clay, to Self can find a clue:
Kings who possess vast, mighty states,
Can be ransomed for peasant true.
O Afghan unaware,
Of your Self take much care

Self-respect of unlettered men
Your ignorance has saved from harm
Though scholars and savants sell
Their Faith to keep their bellies warm.
O Afghan unaware,
Of your Self have much care



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