Bulleh! who knows who I am?Inside the mosque, I am not a mominNor do I indulge in the rituals of kufarNor am I the pure in the impureNeither Moses, nor the PharohBulleh! who knows who I am?Nor do I exist in the VedasNor in opium, neither in wineNor in the drunkard’s intoxicated crazeNeither awake, nor in a sleeping dazeBulleh! who knows who I am?
Neither am I happy nor sadNeither clean, nor filthyNot from water, nor from earthNeither fire, nor from airBulleh! who knows who I am?Not an Arab, nor LahoriNeither Hindi, nor NagauriNeither Hindu, Turk, nor PeshawariNor do I live in NadaunBulleh! who knows who I am?Neither did I find the secret of religionNor did I understand Adam-EveNor did I create a name for myselfNeither still, nor on the move,Bulleh! who knows who I am?From beginning to end, I tried to understand myself I did not come to know of anyone elseI am not just another wise oneBullah! Who is this standing?Bulleh! who knows who I am?

-Bulleh Shah from Bulla Ki Jaana

Bulleh! who knows who I am?

Inside the mosque, I am not a momin
Nor do I indulge in the rituals of kufar
Nor am I the pure in the impure
Neither Moses, nor the Pharoh
Bulleh! who knows who I am?

Nor do I exist in the Vedas
Nor in opium, neither in wine
Nor in the drunkard’s intoxicated craze
Neither awake, nor in a sleeping daze
Bulleh! who knows who I am?

Neither am I happy nor sad
Neither clean, nor filthy
Not from water, nor from earth
Neither fire, nor from air
Bulleh! who knows who I am?

Not an Arab, nor Lahori
Neither Hindi, nor Nagauri
Neither Hindu, Turk, nor Peshawari
Nor do I live in Nadaun
Bulleh! who knows who I am?

Neither did I find the secret of religion
Nor did I understand Adam-Eve
Nor did I create a name for myself
Neither still, nor on the move,
Bulleh! who knows who I am?

From beginning to end, I tried to understand myself 
I did not come to know of anyone else
I am not just another wise one
Bullah! Who is this standing?
Bulleh! who knows who I am?

-Bulleh Shah from Bulla Ki Jaana

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