Bulleh Shah Qadiri Shatari, often referred to simply as Bulleh Shah (Punjabi: بلہے شاہ, ਬੁੱਲ੍ਹੇ ਸ਼ਾਹ, Hindi: बुल्ले शाह) whose real name was Abdullah Shah, was a Punjabi Sufi poet, a humanist and philosopher.
Bulleh Shah is believed to have been born in 1680, in the small village of Uch, Bahawalpur, Punjab, now in Pakistan.
When he was six months old, his parents relocated to Malakwal. There his father, Shah Muhammad Darwaish, was a preacher in the village mosque and a teacher. His father later got a job in Pandoke, about 50 miles southeast of Kasur. Bulleh Shah received his early schooling in Pandoke, and moved to Kasur for higher education. He ... more »
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Bulleh Shah Poems
Look into Yourself
You have learnt so much And read a thousand books. Have you ever read your Self? You have gone to mosque and temple
Going to Makkah is not the ultimate
Going to Makkah is not the ultimate Even if hundreds of prayers are offered
Bulla! I know not who I am
Bulla! I know not who I am Nor am I a believer of the mosque, Nor am I in rituals of the infidel Nor am I the pure inside the impure.
You Alone Exist
You alone exist; I do not, O Beloved! You alone exist, I do not! Like the shadow of a house in ruins, I revolve in my own mind.
Neither Hindu nor Muslim
Neither Hindu nor Muslim, Sacrificing pride, let us sit together. Neither Sunni nor Shia, Let us walk the road of peace.
Come my love
Come my love take care of me, I am in great agony.
Enough is enough
Enough is enough Talk to me with smile
Enough of learning, my friend!
Stay silent to survive
People cannot stand to hear the truth. They are at your throat if you speak it. They keep away from those who speak it. But truth is sweet to its lovers!
Why should I go to Kaaba
Why should I go to Kaaba, When I long for Takht Hazaara?
If the divine is found through ablutions
If the divine is found through ablutions surely frogs and fish would find him first if the divine is hidden in jungles
I'm going together with Jogi
Going to Makkah is not the ultimate Even if hundreds of prayers are offered Going to River Ganges is not the ultimate Even if hundreds of cleansing (Baptisms) are done
At this one point, all talk ends
At this one point,all talk ends. Hold tight to this point, forget your calculations, Leave the miserable state of unbelief, Do not torment yourself with the fear of death and hell,
Do come to me
You may not take notice of me But do come to me I am a sacrifice unto you Do come to me
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Look into Yourself
You have learnt so much
And read a thousand books.
Have you ever read your Self?
You have gone to mosque and temple.
Have you ever visited your soul?
You are busy fighting Satan.
Have you ever fought your
You have reached into the skies,
But you have failed to reach
What's in your heart!