” Bullah has fallen in love with the Lord.
He has given his life and body as earnest.
His Lord and Master is Shah Inayat
who has captivated his heart.”
- Bulleh Shah
Bulleh Shah was a Sufi mystic who lived from around 1680. Bulleh studied Islam and became a great scholar. However on meeting his Master Inayat Shah he became absorbed in a passionate longing for the Divine. So great was his desire for union with God that he frequently exhibited unorthodox behaviour such as weepingly openly. This behaviour drew scorn and rebuke from his friends and family, however Bulleh is now viewed as one of the greatest Sufi saints. His poetry richly portrays his divine experiences
- I Have been Pierced by the Arrow of Love
- My Eyes Pour Out Tears
- No Other Thought Exists
- You Alone exist
Excellent article on Bulleh Shah
Poetry at Amazon.com