Until your base self remains ostentatious, spiritual excellence not gained Hoo

Unaware of the condition of annihilation and yet as person of spirituality you maintained Hoo

Shroud would not suite without death by merely round the neck retained Hoo

Title of mentor only suits ‘Bahoo’ when death within life gained Hoo

Commentary by M. A. Khan

If your base self (nafs) remains ostentatious and one sees oneself full of pride, you will not acquire faqr. You call yourself person of spiritual excellence (Faqeer) and yet you are unaware of state of fana (annihilation). Faqeer cannot be without state of fana. Without dying before death shroud would not suit you displaying round your neck. This action will inflate nafs and gives it fake impression. The stage of faqeer only suits when die while in life.