"The weak lose themselves in God; the strong discover Him in themselves." ~ Allama Iqbal

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Build in yourself a Kaaba sacrosanct

From being and non-being’s whirlpool free
Yourself; in this world of contingency
Build in yourself a Kaaba sacrosanct
Like Abraham’s home of eternity.

~ Allama Iqbal (from Payam-I-Mashriq)

Friday, November 1, 2013

The Ideal of Imagination

It is idle to seek logical truth in poetry.  The ideal of imagination is beauty, not truth.  Do not then try to show a poet's greatness by quoting passages from his works which, in your opinion, embody scientific truth.
~ Allama Iqbal (from Stray Reflections)