A verse of Bulleh Shah (1680- 1757 Uch, Bahawalpur, Punjab, Pakistan) a Punjabi Muslim Sufi poet, a humanist and a philosopher
“You read to become all knowledgeable
But you never read yourself. You read so many books
to know it all,yet fail to ever read your heart at all.
You run to enter temples and mosques
But you never entered your own heart. You rush to holy shrines to play a part, would you dare enter the shrine of your own heart.
Everyday you fight Satan
But you never fight your own Ego. You are quick to attack the evil one,yet pride is a battle you have not won.
Bulleh Shah you try grabbing that which is in the sky
But you never get hold of what sits inside you. You grab for a star you can control, yet fail to grasp the light in your own soul.
Let the race end, my friend.”