Three Grand Observations 
By the God who made the wheel of cosmos
A divine hut to manifest the power of It Self [1]
I did not see any outcome from a love affair
Except the total annihilation of the Self [2]

O! Khaqaani if you offer a coin to a beggar [3]
Demanding from God two Paradises a reward for your self
Therefore, what you call generosity O! Honorable one
You have to rename it to hypocrisy for your self
How can your offering be called generous?
To identify the Paradise a just reward for your self
Giving one fold and demanding two rewards from the Lord
Consider this usury by counting the charities of your self
Do you know what real generosity is? To give whatsoever you have
Proffering to everyone there is, not expecting a reward for your self
O! Lord this slave Khaqaani
Apologizes, thus his excuses hear now
Whatsoever you do out of kindness boast not
Whatsoever of crimes do the others, cover up
Forget the two since the noble man [4]
Both charity and wrong doing remembers not

[1] The word ‘hut’ was used to belittle this world in comparison to the power of Almighty.
[2] If the love is for the lust after this world’s objects, then the destruction is physical and total loss is obtained from such loving. If the love is for the Beloved the Creator, then the Self is destroyed i.e. left behind and abandoned in favor of migrating towards the Beloved.
[3] The number of Paradises in the second verse i.e. two is from Koran[55:62]:
“And besides these two, there are two other Gardens”
[4] If you remember even to your self the good deeds you do, then you are not pious. You must forget any good you have done or said, since all the good if from Beloved. If you see others do evil to you, then forget that as well, since all their evil is the reflection of what is deep within you.

Background: Astronomer Hubble.

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