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Priests and scholars parade their learning to please the kings –
of what avail is such erudition?
Reading scriptures is like boiling curdled milk in the false hope of obtaining butter.
No more profitable to them is their chanting than is chirping to the mimicking chandoor.
If you bring inner comfort to a heart in distress,
you will earn the merit of years of worship.
They think they have acquired great learning;
they call themselves sheikhs.
While they perform much outside worship,
they do not know the manner in which temptation,
like a thief,
enters to ravage their hearts.
The soul that has attached herself to God is forever at peace —
the smoke screen of illusion is lifted from her eyes.
Only they realize God,
whose hearts the world has not seduced.
Sufi ; (Sultan Bahu)