Alif Allah – XI

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Alif Allah – XI

Hazrat Sultan Bahu (RA)

Bahu is nowhere;
Only He is there within
and without
__O Hu!

One practices austerities
and goes through deep afflictions
__O Hu!

One studies millions of books
and becomes a renowned scholar,
a sage,
__O Hu!

But the title of Faqir is granted only
to him, says Bahu,
whose grave becomes a living symbol
__O Hu!

|Abyat -e- Bahu Says Bahu|Translation with an Introduction & notes by Prof. Syed Ahmed Saeed Hamadani.

Notes:
“…..grave becomes a living symbol”: The Sufis believe that the Faqirs live in their grave and in Sultan Bahu’s words “their grave is alive”. They listen and respond. Their tombs are epitomes of their spiritual faculties as realized during their lives.

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