As usual, I was in my university, doing my routine stuff. One of our teachers told me that we had a guest speaker session that day. "OK ma'am!", we all replied to our teacher and entered into the auditorium, where the session was to take place.
A man with sparkling eyes entered into the auditorium, and started to tell us about the importance of poetry and other works of Allama Muhammad Iqbal. His name was Khurram Shafique, a historian, screenwriter and educationist. He told us that he had been studying the works of Iqbal for many years and found that there was something "hidden" in his works, sort of "codes" I must say.
He then took the example of Iqbal's famous poem starting with the line "Lab pe ati hai dua ban k tamanna meri", and started to talk about some layers, which were according to him, the steps in creation of a new civilization. Actually he was trying to say that the poetry of Iqbal was following a same pattern of layers, in which he had hidden the tools of knowing the future.
I did not understand anything, like my class mates, who were not interested in knowing about those codes. They were not even listening to him anymore, but I was. because I wanted to get answers of a lot of questions circulating in my mind. so I joined the e-group started by him naming "Republic of Rumi" to get those answers.