On this day, Ghalib Mirza Asadullah Khan would have been 220 years old. He is known as one of the finest philosopher, poet, and writer of the Mogul empire. He has this unique aura in all of his poetry that made people fall in love in the first read. Maybe this is the reason he is still alive in the hearts of millions today.
You don’t know how to love, I don’t know anything else but love, There are two ways to spend one’s life, Ghalib, one you don’t know about, one I don’t know about.
Whoever can’t see the whole in every part plays at blind man’s bluff. A wise man tastes the entire Tigris in every sip.
Let me drink wine in the mosque or tell me a place where God isn’t there.
The object of my worship lies beyond perceptions reach; for men who see, the Ka’ba is a compass, nothing more.
Love made me believe that my lover is God himself, I got back to my senses when my lover said; God does not belong to any one person.
Love demands patience but lust is relentless, what to do with the heart till it bleeds to death!
You are mystical, Ghalib, and, also, you speak beautifully. Are you a saint, or just drunk as usual?
I have seen almost all the possible Troubles in my life; the last one that I have to face is the Death.
How will you face Mecca, Ghalib When shame doesn’t come to you.
These problems of mysticism! This discourse of yours, Ghalib! We would consider you a saint- if you weren’t a wine-drinker
I don’t know what to expect from life. Im happening to be the most dreadful person I know. I don’t want to be dark and gloomy ever again. I don’t want to feel it. I don’t want to be the sad one again. I don’t want depressing times to take over me. I want to live for the moment. I don’t know what tomorrow might bring; but I know that it will bring bliss. I’m not deprived of that feeling. I know how it feels to be euphoric. I’ve felt that. In a short span of my life. I want to achieve it all. I want to become the one I desire. I want to reach self actualisation and reach the point of extreme elation. Maybe it’s the sense of achievement that will bring along with itself the feeling of completeness. I’ve come across a lot of new words- words with newer meanings. Words that didn’t feel the same before. I want to be more empathetic and less of a selfish human. That sense of humanity and care. It’s not easy but then again happiness is what you give to others. Materialism doesn’t bring blessings, it doesn’t bring heart felt joy; nothing but misery.
I don’t know how to shape my life in the way I want it to be. I need to be more open and happy and hospitable. I need to change the way I see things. The way I call people. I don’t want a pinch of narcissism or egotism.
I want to make this life worthwhile. It’s been twenty one years. I have learnt a lot. A lot. From humans. What I didn’t learn: how to become richer in terms of love and happiness.
I hope God helps me achieve my goals. Even in the long term.