Why ‘Justuju’ or Longing Is Actually the Essence Of Life
In this episode of Urdunama, Fabeha Syed catches up with Urdu poet Azhar Iqbal who says that <i>‘Justuju’</i> or our quest in life is what can ultimately take us on the path of Moksha.&nbsp;
In this episode of Urdunama, Fabeha Syed catches up with Urdu poet Azhar Iqbal who says that ‘Justuju’ or our quest in life is what can ultimately take us on the path of Moksha. Photo: The Quint

Why ‘Justuju’ or Longing Is Actually the Essence Of Life

In this episode of Urdunama, find out how our Justuju or desires for better things is actually the essence of our lives. Our aspirations, goals, and all the planning we do to achieve them prepares us for the great scheme of things.

Urdu poet Altaf Hussain Hali has written about this thought in this beautiful couplet.
Hai justuju ki khoob se hai khoob tar kahaan, ab theherti hai dekhiye jaakar nazar kahan

The first line says that the heart is always on the quest to find the best of the best things. We always have another desire even before having achieved the one that hasn't yet been fulfilled. In the second line, the poet wonders that at what point will his longing stop?

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