Gar kiya naseh ne hum ko qaid, achha! yuN hi sahi
If my mentor confines me, okay, let him be happy
Yeh junun-e-Ishq ke andaz chhuT javeNge kya?
Naseh=mentor, clergy Junun-e-ishq=craze of love, love mania andaz=style, posture,
Meaning: Through his verses, Ghalib tells a story. Ghalib is mad in love and does erratic and abnormal things. Town People and police are weary of him. They gave him a notice behave or you will be behind bars. A well-wisher but naïve cleric tries to right his behavior by engaging him in long lecture, which is like a confinement. Ghalib laughs at this. He says this cleric or mentor has confined me thinking I will mellow down my love fervor and behave like a normal person. Okay, let him do that, let him be happy. However, he is naïve; would his action ever stop my intense love?
Ghalibologists opinions: Bekhud says, cleric does not arrest; he is not a police. Making Ghalib sit by his side and forcing him to listen advice of cleric has been referred as an arrest.