Maqbool Shah Kralwær (1820-1876) of Kashmir on Love’s Import

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God, let no one be without the joy that love brings
For there’s more bliss in serving love, than live the life of kings

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Khodaya ishqe rostui kanh ma æsin
(God love without no one let there be)
Karin ishqich gadaeyi shah ma æsin
(Let them love serve, king not be
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Maqbool Shah Kralwær was a pre-eminent Kashmiri poet. This beautiful couplet is from his masterpiece Gulrez (Scattered Flowers).

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