Bulleh Shah

(1680 - 1758 / Uch, Punjab / Pakistan)

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

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

  • (5/31/2014 8:45:00 AM)


    ...........truly a great write....does anyone really know who they are? .... (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, October 15, 2010

Poem Edited: Wednesday, May 2, 2012


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