Sheikh Fazlul Karim

Heaven and Hell

He was a Bengali poet in the early 20th century who devoted his life to literature






Where is heaven, where is hell, who says they’re far away from you?
Heaven and hell are within the people. Angels and demons are within us too.
When our conscience is overthrown by the deadly sins,
The hellfire of self-repentance burns within us then.
When the holy tide of universal love brings us all as one,
Heaven comes down to abide in our hut with everyone

(This is the English translation by me.)

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