Enough of learning, my friend!

Enough of learning, my friend!

To it there is never an end

An alphabet should do for you,

It’s enough to help you fend.

You’ve amassed much learning around,

The Quran and its commentaries profound.

There is darkness amidst lighted ground.

Without the guide you remain unsound.

Learning makes you a Sheikh or his minion,

And thus you create problems trillion.

You exploit others who know not what,

Misleading them with wild opinion.

You meditate and you say your prayers

You go and shout at the top of the stairs.

Your cry reaching the high skies,

Its your avarice which ever belies.

The day I learnt love’s lesson,

I plunged into the river of divine passion;

An overwhelming gale, I was confounded and lost

When Shah Inayat cruised me across.

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Punjabi version is below

ikko alaf teyrey darkaar
ilmoN bas kareeN O yaar
paRh paRh likh likh laaweyN Dheyr
veyd kitaabaaN chaar chafeyr
girdey chaanan wich anheyr
apney aap dee khabar naa saar
paRh paRh sheyKh mashaikh hoyaa
ilmoN paey qazeyyey hor
akheeN waaley anhey kor
paRh nafal namaaz guzaareyN
uchiyaaN baaNgaaN chaaNgaaN maareyN
maNbar te chaRh waz pukaareyN
keeta teyniiN hirs khawaar
jad meyN sabaq ishaq da paRhyaa
daryaa weykh wahadat da waRyaa
ghman gheyraaN dey wich aRyaa
shah inaayaet laayaa paar

ikko alaf teyrey darkaarilmoN bas kareeN O yaar
paRh paRh likh likh laaweyN Dheyrveyd kitaabaaN chaar chafeyrgirdey chaanan wich anheyrapney aap dee khabar naa saar
paRh paRh sheyKh mashaikh hoyaailmoN paey qazeyyey horakheeN waaley anhey kor
paRh nafal namaaz guzaareyNuchiyaaN baaNgaaN chaaNgaaN maareyNmaNbar te chaRh waz pukaareyNkeeta teyniiN hirs khawaar
jad meyN sabaq ishaq da paRhyaadaryaa weykh wahadat da waRyaaghman gheyraaN dey wich aRyaashah inaayaet laayaa paar