A man who roused us from our sleep, who changed our thought and who gave us the dream for a separate state, Allama Iqbal still remains alive in our hearts even after 138 years. He is the man whose ideas are still a guiding light for us.
His words still stand as a guide to lead our life. Here are a few illuminating quotes Iqbal once voiced,
“Look at the evils of the world around you and protect yourself from them. Our teachers give all the wrong messages to our youth, since they take away the natural flare from the soul. Take it from me that all knowledge is useless until it is connected with your life, because the purpose of knowledge is nothing but to show you the splendors of yourself!”
Command your thoughts
“People who have no hold over their process of thinking are likely to be ruined by liberty of thought.”
Think beyond your needs
Rise above sectional interests and private ambitions. Pass from matter to spirit. Matter is diversity; spirit is light, life and unity.
Love is the light of life
“From love’s plectrum arises the song of the string of life. Love is the light of life, love is the fire of life”
“let this be our beautiful departure from stagnation; let our minds come alive; enter another dimension; go beyond the stars eagerly struggling to find that… which our naked eyes did not know existed; rise like a falcon born to soar and not be alone but be present amongst others.”