Delve deep into your buried Self, and find the clue to life,

If you cannot be mine then be not, but be your own;

World of soul- a world of fire, ecstasy and longing,

World of body- a world of gain, fraud and cunning;

The treasure of the spirit once again gained is never lost again,

The treasure of the body is a shadow- wealth comes and goes ;

In the world of soul I have found no Frankish rule,

In that world no Sheikh or Brahmin I have seen;

This saying of the Qalandar poured shame and shame on me;

When you kneel to anothers might neither body nor soul is your own.

Note: Iqbal uses the Qalandar as a symbol for the evolved man who has realized in himself the truth of self-development.

From Glory of Iqbal, Syed Abul Hasan Ali Nadwi.