‘Ilmo Bus Kariyo Yaar’ – Hazrat Bulle Shah

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Stop, enough of your learning, my friend
You need know only ’Alif’  in the end
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Ilmo bus kariyo yaar
(learning/knowledge stop now friend)
Tainnu ikko alaf darkaar
(for-you one alif enough/suffices)

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The letter Alif (Allah; A, alpha) here represents the divine. Bulle Shah rejects the mire of dogmatism and sophistry in ritualized religion, and instead advises us focus on the essence of God through simple living.

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