Note: This is shared from http://murghideen.blogspot.com/2011/06/21-birth-of-adam.html with the intentions of spreading the knowledge and visions of Iqbal and it just includes my answer to this question given by me on that blog.
Now we will explore ‘The Conquest of Nature’, after a poem from the second book of Iqbal’s poetry, The Message of the East (1923).
The Birth of Adam
Love exclaimed, ‘Now one has been born who would roll his heart in blood!’
Beauty trembled when she realised that one with a penetrating look had been born!
Nature was distraught because, from the dust of a world without will,
One had been born who could make and unmake himself, and watch over himself.
From the heavens the news went out to Eternity’s sleeping-chamber:
Beware, you who are veiled, one has been born who will tear away all veils!
Desire, resting in the lap of life and forgetful of itself,
Opened its eyes, and a new world was born.
Life said, ‘Through all my years I lay in the dust and convulsed,
Until at last a door appeared in this ancient dome.’
[Translation by Mustansir Mir]
نعرہ زد عشق کہ خونین جگرے پیدا شد
حسن لرزید کہ صاحب نظرے پیدا شد
فطرت آشفت کہ از خاکِ جہانِ مجبور
خود گرے خود شکنے خود نگرے پیدا شد
خبرے رفت ز گردون بہ شبستان ازل
حذر اے پردگیان پردہ درے پیدا شد
آرزو بیخبر از خویش بہ آغوشِ حیات
چشم وا کرد و جہانِ دگرے پیدا شد
زندگی گفت کہ در خاک تپیدم ہمہ عمر
تا ازین گنبدِ دیرینہ درے پیدا شد
And now the Question:
“How do you feel about this part of the poem?”
Though i have lot to speak but i am speechless after reading this poem. I feel special as i feel importance given to me by my Creator. The whole of the universe is astonished and in a state of ” Kaifiyat e HU” with the birth of prince of Universe. I feel proud, self realization, and worth of human being from this great poem of Sir Iqbal.
When the news of birth of human goes to beauty, its reaction creates beauty. When this news goes to Nature, its bewildering remains its essence and when this new reaches to Eternity, one can feel the eternal aspect of human’s endeavor. With the awakening of desire, Life awakens and the story of evolution of human continued. I feel spiritually connected with Beauty, Nature, Eternity, Desire and Life who all are realizing me mines importance in and out of the dimensions of time and space.