Demand not Both-the-Worlds with gusto, giving up enmity is better,
He will not achieve his demand until he will look forward unto someone in hope.
Elderly people strive for the Rizk (sustenance) more than the young,
His avarice begs, stores too much in the evening;
Serious ventures of Fanaa are careless unto fraternal relations (Alaaiq),
He, who keeps his belt tight to save his dress, he does not fear from thorns,
Ask the worth of the Domain of Dervish-hood from Hazrat Ibrahim-Adham Rahmatu-Allahe Ta-aala Alaihe,
As he witnessed a storm of luxuries (and comforts), a coast knows what a storm is.
[O dear!] What is called Marifat? And what thing is that? And through which Ilm, Tauheed is obtained? And how distinction is made between the Ilm and wisdom? And which Course is there for becoming honored with the Mushahida of the Noor of the Essence and the Didaar Hazoor? And who is knower of the Jamiyat endowed with Jamaal of the Qurb of Lord and the Ain-Ba-Ain Wisaal? And whose gaze can reach unto the Ain-ul-Ayan after leaving the sensuality of body and bulk and soul?
MASNAVI (COUPLETS OF GREAT SPIRITUAL MEANINGS)
Destroy yourself from the in between, the curtain will lift,
The answer of every (question) is the Marifat of Tauheed,
Water of canal has lost in water of River, call them all water (now),
Same like this is the Qurb of His Didaar, you should go [for seeing His Didaar],
Drowning into the Essence of Lord is the Secret,
No portent warning lesson (with example) he faces in the Hairat of Jamaal,
The Hazoori of Wahdat and Wisaal with Haq is achieved by him,
The place, where is the end of all Sufi Orders,
The beginning of the Qadiri (Sufi) Order starts there!
ABOUT HAZRAT IBRAHIM-ADHAM Rahmatu-Allahe Ta-aala Alaihe: Hazrat Ibrahim-Adham Rahmatu-Allahe Ta-aala Alaihe was the king of Balkh. He had chosen the Course of Faqar after forsaking everything. He was contemporaneous of Hazrat Imaam Abu Hanifa Rahmatu-Allahe Ta-aala Alaihe. It is said that his Murshid was Hazrat Khizar Alaihis-Salaam and he had brought you on the Course of Tareeqat. It is quoted that he used to cut grass (as fodder) and sold it in the day. He used to serve food to the Dervishes with the money so earned and he remained vigil offering Prayers all the night till morning. People asked him why he used not to sleep. He replied that: Tears do not stop. When such is the condition, how can one fall asleep! [From Tazkira Tul Aulia by: Shaikh Fareedu Din Attar Rahmatu-Allahe Ta-aala Alaihe]
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