Wonder, says Plato, is the mother of all science. Bedil (Mirza Abdul Qadir) looks at the emotion of wonder from a different standpoint. Says he:–
نزاکت ہاست در آغوش میناخانۂ حیرت
مژہ برھم مزن تا نشکنی رنگ تماشا را
To Plato wonder is valuable because it leads to our questioning of nature; to Bedil it has a value of its own irrespective of its intellectual consequences. It is impossible to express the idea more beautifully than Bedil.