so NJ (now sunniSkeptic) has left us. But I had a question regarding his understanding of the Verse. Is ghalib really referring to wahdatal wujood or is he just feeling sorry for himself? A very capable scholar said the meaning of the verse is as follows:- ghalib in the first line affirms that Allah will exist forever and he was, is and always will be. Then Ghalib says, that my pitiful existence has drowned me and left me disgraced, if I didn't exist then would it really matter? Would it make a difference to anything? I too wasn't too warm in accepting this interpretation until I stumbled across another verse by Ghalib mere hone meiN he kya ruswayiy Ey! Woh Majlis nahiN, khalwat hi Sahiy What do the other brothers think (those brothers with a passion for poetry), which interpretation do you think is correct and what did Ghalib mean?