were they who broke his charms,
Who paid no heed to his pledges warm.
Get not despaired, have thy ego’s own view,
What did the past nations you also do.1
Iqbal has given the same thought of Line 3 in Zarb-i-Kaleem in an address to
P.L.O. (Palestine Liberation Organisation).
From bondage a nation can find a way,
In rearing her ego, in self’s display.