Aagahi Shayari

As opposed to that adage that ignorance is bliss, we may pose a question as to what worth is a human being if he does not know, or is not enlightened. We deserve our exalted human status because we know but knowing is also a philosophical preoccupation. This has been a subject of bigger discourse in our times and poets have philosophized upon it exhaustively. Here are some examples for your perusal.

apne man meñ Duub kar surāġh-e-zindagī

agar merā nahīñ bantā na ban apnā to ban

apne man mein Dub kar pa ja suragh-e-zindagi

tu agar mera nahin banta na ban apna to ban

Allama Iqbal

āgahī karb vafā sabr tamannā ehsās

mere siine meñ utre haiñ ye ḳhanjar saare

aagahi karb wafa sabr tamanna ehsas

mere hi sine mein utre hain ye KHanjar sare

Bashir Farooqi

umr jo be-ḳhudī meñ guzrī hai

bas vahī āgahī meñ guzrī hai

umr jo be-KHudi mein guzri hai

bas wahi aagahi mein guzri hai

Gulzar Dehlvi

'saudā' jo be-ḳhabar hai vahī yaañ kare hai aish

mushkil bahut hai un ko jo rakhte haiñ āgahī

'sauda' jo be-KHabar hai wahi yan kare hai aish

mushkil bahut hai un ko jo rakhte hain aagahi

Sauda Mohammad Rafi

tirā vasl hai mujhe be-ḳhudī tirā hijr hai mujhe āgahī

tirā vasl mujh ko firāq hai tirā hijr mujh ko visāl hai

tera wasl hai mujhe be-KHudi tera hijr hai mujhe aagahi

tera wasl mujh ko firaq hai tera hijr mujh ko visal hai

Jalaluddin Akbar

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