Knowledge and Love
|Knowledge said to me, Love is madness;|
Love said to me, Knowledge is calculation—
O slave of calculation, do not be a bookworm!
Love is Presence entire, Knowledge nothing but a Veil.
|The universe is moved by the warmth of Love; |
Knowledge deals with the Attributes, Love is a vision of the Essence;
Love is peace and permanence, Love is Life and Death:
Knowledge is the rising question, Love is the hidden answer.
|Kingdom, faith and faqr are all miracles of Love;|
The crowned kings and lords are base slaves of Love;
Love is the Space and the Creation, Love is Time and Earth!
Love is conviction entire, and conviction is the key!
|The luxury of destination is forbidden in the religion of Love;|
Fighting the storms is permitted, but the comfort of the shore is forbidden;
Lightning is permitted to Love, Harvest is forbidden.
Knowledge is the child of the Book, Love is the mother of the Book.
Translated by: K. A. Shafique