Rise, O Moon, And Spread Your Light — Hazrat Sultan Bahu
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Kalaam Hazrat Sultan Bahoo (Abyaat E Bahoo) Part 1
Ode to the Soul-Realm
Rise, 0 moon,
and spread your light across the heavens;
the stars remember you in silent prayers;
their hearts glimmering with hope.
Now, like beggars,
we roam the alleyways of earthly life,
when once in our own Homeland,
we were merchants of rubies.
0, may no one ever have to leave his own home,
for one is not worth a piece of straw
In this alien land!
They need not clap their hands
to startle us out of this world, 0 Bahu;
we are already disposed to fly back
to our long-lost Home.
Rise, 0 moon, and spread your light —
They are all fondly talking of you!
Even if thousands of moons like your were to rise,
without my Friend I would still be in utter darkness.
For, where my true Moon rises,
your light will pale into insignificance.
May my beloved Friend,
for whom I have sacrificed my life,
come before me just once!
— Hazrat Sultan Bahu
Abyat – verses 70 & 71
"Sultan Bahu", page 276, RS Books