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Baba Farid, Sufi Saint

Bliss can be Meditation, bliss can be Contemplation, bliss can be Spirituality.

This is a picture of the renowned Sufi saint Baba Farid, born in the 12 th century. It is a printout of the photograph of the saint that is used in my house for veneration.

Baba Farid has a deep relation with Sikhism. He developed the language of Punjabi for literary purposes. His poetic verses are included in the Guru Granth Sahib, the holy book of the Sikhs.

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  1. Very interesting post. I was not familiar with Baba Farid, or the fact that his poetry is included in the Guru Granth Sahib. I am very much attracted to Sufism, which transcends conventional religions. Last year I visited the Nizamuddin dargah in New Delhi on a Thursday night, when there were Qawwalis being sung; it was unforgettable. True spirituality is the only antidote for all the poisonous sectarianism and senseless violence in today’s world.

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    1. Very apt. Spirituality is not the same as the religion we practice. We are Sikhs and very attracted to Sufism. We venerate the Hindu temples and are in awe of churches. I can identify very closely with the values of compassion and forgiveness practised by Christianity.
      I can understand the Thursday night qawalis being unforgettable. Sometimes, we feel we have entered a trance.

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