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The Secrets of the Self
by Muhammad Iqbal, tr. by Reynold A. Nicholson

A philosophical poem by the intellectual founder of the nation of Pakistan.

Asrar I Khudi. The form of existence is an effect of the Self. Whatsoever thou seest is a secret of the Self.

The Asrár-i Khudí was first published at Lahore in 1915. I read it soon afterwards and thought so highly of it that I wrote to Iqbal, whom I had the pleasure of meeting at Cambridge some fifteen years ago, asking leave to prepare an English translation. My proposal was cordially accepted, but in the meantime I found other work to do, which caused the translation to be laid aside until last year.

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