Attar -Conference of Birds
Attar -Conference of The Birds
A man who spent his entire life protecting the poor has been robbed at gun point today. He runs the worlds largest free ambulance service. He lives in a small hut. Every dollar he receives in donations gets passed on to the poor. He does all this despite being very ill & yet someone had the guts to do this. Im really pissed off at the government. While our useless prime minister, Nawaz Sharif ( A man who has stolen over $4 billion from the people of Pakistan) is surrounded with 25,000 police officers at the expense of the tax payer, not a single security guard has been provided to an angel like Mr. Edhi. Honestly i dont know what to say. My heart broke watching Mr. Edhi on tv, he looked so fragile and scared.
He said, “Who is at my door?”
I said, “Your humble servant.”
He said, “What business do you have?”
I said, “To greet you, O Lord.”
He said, “How long will you journey on?”
I said, “Until you stop me.”
He said, “How long will you boil in the fire?”
I said, “Until I am pure.
“This is my oath of love.
For the sake of love
I gave up wealth and position.”
He said, “You have pleaded your case
but you have no witness.”
I said, “My tears are my witness;
the pallor of my face is my proof.’
He said, “Your witness has no credibility;
your eyes are too wet to see.”
I said, “By the splendor of your justice
my eyes are clear and faultless.”
He said, “What do you seek?”
I said, “To have you as my constant friend.”
He said, “What do you want from me?”
I said, “Your abundant grace.”
He said, “Who was your companion on the journey?
I said, “The thought of you, O King.”
He said, “What called you here?”
I said, “The fragrance of your wine.”
He said, “What brings you the most fulfillment?”
I said, “The company of the Emperor.”
He said, “What do you find there?”
I said, “A hundred miracles.”
He said, “Why is the palace deserted?”
I said, “They all fear the thief.”
He said, “Who is the thief?”
I said, “The one who keeps me from -you.
He said, “Where is there safety?”
I said, “In service and renunciation.”
He said, “What is there to renounce?”
I said, “The hope of salvation.”
He said, “Where is there calamity?”
I said, “In the presence of your love.”
He said, “How do you benefit from this life?”
I said, “By keeping true to myself
Now it is time for silence.
If I told you about His true essence
You would fly from your self and be gone,
and neither door nor roof could hold you back!