Bulla! I Know Not Who I Am Poem by Bulleh Shah

Bulla! I Know Not Who I Am

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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.

Nor am I inherent in the vedas,
Nor am I present in intoxicants.
Nor am I lost nor the corrupt.

Nor am I union, nor grief,
Nor am I intrinsic in the pure/impure
Nor am I of water, nor of land.

Nor am I fire nor air.
Bulla! I know not who I am

Nor am I Arabic, nor from Lahore,
Nor am I the Indian city of Nagour.
Nor hindu or a turk from Peshawar.

Nor did I create differences of faith,
Nor did I create Adam and Eve
Nor did I name my self.

Beginning or end, I just know the self,
Do not acknowledge duality.
There's none wise than I.

Who is this Bulla shah
Bulla! I know not who I am.

Nor am I moses, nor Pharoah
Nor am I fire nor wind.
I do not stay in Nadaun city. (City of innocents)
Bullashah, who is this man standing?

Bulla! I know not who I am
Bulla! I know not who I am.

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Dr Dillip K Swain 13 August 2021

A wonderful poem! Thanks for sharing. Sylvie below has put a nice comment.

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Sylvia Frances Chan 13 August 2021

Who is this Bulla shah Bulla! I know not who I am.These words mesmerized me, so amazingly (translated?) put. Great poem!

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Sultan Deen 06 February 2021

Bulla! I know not who I am Bulla! I know not who I am.~great

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MAHTAB BANGALEE 20 January 2021

I walk, I walk to learn others; I run, I run to know others; but that's not learning or knowing if I know everything of the word beacuse still I am unlearned of me!

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* Sunprincess * 31 May 2014

...........truly a great write....does anyone really know who they are? ....

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Bulleh Shah

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Uch, Punjab / Pakistan
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