Allama Iqbal on Lord Gautam #Buddha 

Qoum Ne Pegham-e-Gautam Ki Zara Parwa Na Ki
Qadar Na Pehchani Na Apne Gohar-e-Yak Dana Ki
(The nation could not care less about Gautama’s message—
It did not know the price of its unique pearl!)

Ah! Bad-Qismat Rahe Azwaz-e-Haq Se Be Khabar
Ghafil Apne Phal Ki Sheerini Se Hota Hai Shajar
(Poor wretches! They never heard the voice of truth:
A tree does not know how sweet its fruit is.)

Ashakara Uss Ne Kiya Jo Zindagi Ka Raaz Tha
Hind Ko Lekin Khayali Falsafe Par Naaz Tha 
(What he revealed was the secret of existence,
But India was proud of its philosophical fancies)

Shama-e-Haq Se Jo Munawwar Ho Ye Woh Mehfil Na Thi
Barish-e-Rehmat Huwi Lekin Zameen Qabil Na Thi
(It was not an assembly‐hall to be lit up by the lamp of truth;
The rain of mercy fell, but the land was barren.)

Aah! Shudar Ke Liye Hindustan Ghum Khana Hai
Dard-e-Insani Se Iss Basti Dil Begana Gai
(Alas, for the shudra, India is a house of sorrow,
This land is blind to the sufferings of man. )

Brahman Sarshar Hai Ab Tak Mai-e-Pindar Mein
Shama-e-Gautam Jal Rahi Hai Mehfil-e-Aghyar Mein
(The Brahmin is still drunk with the wine of pride,
In the assembly‐halls of foreigners burns Gautama’s lamp.)
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