- Live vigilant with Na’am (the Name of God). Permanency attributes only to the name of God. All else is transient. So, don’t lose remembrance of His Na’am. One should remain (spiritually) fully cleansed (purified from sin or guilt) so that he or she is liked in the life hereafter.
“Hitt tha’a maygan munna ma’an, Agiyoon bhariya tha ghurjan bheer-a mein.”
(Here, the measurements are faulty. In the life hereafter, there is rush for accuracy in the measurements.)
- Here (in this world) one has to stop for a while only, therefore, act like a man and, stick to the Name of merciful God. Don’t forget it, because it is not worth forgetting at all.
“Jineen wisariyo Na’am, Tin patt-e vinga-ee panhinji.”
(Those who lost the remembrance of Na’am, killed their credibility indeed.)
- Try not to lose remembrance (of God’s name) consciously or unconsciously. If after all, you happen to forget it for a while, try to regain it once again. Losing remembrance (of the holy name) is not good. He who forgets, is himself forgotten too.
- Life is short, the journey long. Taking His name, therefore, is a paramount duty. You must maintain remembrance of His name in each and every act of your life. Love the (incoming and outgoing) breath. Not to lose the remembrance of God’s name is the biggest task of life. If remembrance of His name is lost, the path is lost.
“Jiyarious ee sambha’ar, a’a-oon mili kandiyas koah?”
(His remembrance itself infused life in me. What shall I do to go and meet?)
- To some, God made known His secrets while in the womb; to others at the time of birth. But, if one pursues the right path in the youth, it is practice of the pious; and, that too, with the help of that sacred name of the ‘Na’am’.
- You are taught the Na’am of the only God, while other people know all matters of the world very well. You are given something which cannot be had even by giving one’s head. You will appreciate it when you perceive it. So far, you only try to understand.
“Samjh vekhen ik samjhan nuqta, salik samjhay so-e,
Bustami kehi ba’at kahi, ko-ee samjhan wala ho-e.”
(For complete perception, there is a single ‘point’ to ponder. The true seekers only perceive that singular ‘point’ –
What secret Bustami revealed could be understood if after all there is anyone capable to perceive!)
- So, try to perceive what has been given to you. You can appreciate it only after its proper perception. Don’t lose remembrance of Him, the mention of whose name washes away all sins otherwise already enlisted.
- There must be ‘Ramz’ (fire of love) present in ones Inner Self. The Kings disowned their kingdoms and, endured pangs of starvation for the sake of that ‘Ramz’. Miran Bai was also entangled in that process of ‘Ramz’.
- Stick to the ‘Na’am’ of the Lord in such a way that you never get free from its entanglement. Grasp the name of Allah in such a way as black-bind weed (ipomoea iriocarpa) wraps the tree. One should get involved with ‘Zikr’ (repetition of God’s name) in such a way that one cannot get out of it any more.
“Allah noo-n eeveyn ya’ad rakheyn, jee-veyn na’agar ki chitt ghaghar mein”.
(Keep remembrance of Allah in such a way as a water-drawing damsel attaches all intention to her water jar.)
- Don’t detract from such a path, just move along with it some way or the other. When one attaches himself with the name of Allah, he realizes how it shakes his inner self.
- Play on this Dambooro (musical instrument) of pains with tool of divine language. The body of human being is merely a corporeal costume.
“mboora Dard Ji Boli Ka Budha-e, Chae Allah ee Allah, Biyo Fanna Fa’ani Jindaro.”
(O, the musical instrument (Damboora)! Play on and convey something! – It says: There is only and, only one God, the rest is nothing but transient being.)
- Don’t forget theGod. Both the worlds vibrate with the sweet name of Allah Saeen (the God). Sweet is the name of Ram, if you perceive it heartily. However, love is required to be attached with such a name.
- Make an effort with each breath for perception of the name of Rabb (God). Anyone who inhales the name of God perennially with his breath, will stay aloof from ‘Gheyr’ (anything other than God). The name of God is remedy of all ailments. If you don’t lose its remembrance, God and Guide (spiritual) both, will be with you even at the time of death.
- He who loves the ‘Na’am’ of God, is himself loved by the God. You qualify at only this test and, you are qualified in all tests, visible as well as invisible. The name of God honors even the undeserving ones. Such a moment in life is unprecedented. Many kings sought the God even by sacrificing their kingdoms. It is something very great. Such a realization is made only after death. And, one has to die ultimately to face the God.
- Thank God, the revelation about how to pass the test (of life) has already been communicated. Congratulations!
- How much knowledge have you acquired so far? You just remember the only lesson taught to you. It is more than what have you learnt in life so far.
- Now, you should strive hard to pass the hard test of life hereafter. Try to reach the destination. It is a long journey. Manage it in such a way that you accomplish it safely.
- In realm of total knowledge, the point worth perceiving is the only one you are required to. Of what use is the magnitude! There is magnitude of twinkling stars in the sky but, the most needed one is the sun. So, remember the only lesson you are taught. With it, both the life here and hereafter would become purposeful. You must learn the only lesson you are taught because you will have to undergo its test ultimately.
- The ‘Gheyr’ (anything other than God) would keep aloof from the inner self if ‘Saiqal’ (Na’am with Damm) is repeated by and by. The ice of ‘Gheyr’ could melt with ‘Saiqal’. He, who lives with ‘Saiqal’ keeps his inner self clean. ‘Saiqal’ is what the spiritual guide has taught to his disciple.
- Knowledge is of two kinds: Divine and Worldly. The blessed ones have divine knowledge while the common folk possess mere worldly know-how.
“-e hisabo, b-e kitabo, b-e adeeb,
Aoliyan ra haq kunnad ilm-o-naseeb.”
(The saints acquire divine knowledge sans books of mathematics and literature.)
“’Laa’ parhan lahooti, lokaan parh na jaati,
Haq daa nala naïf karan, aap karan isbati.”
(The ascetic Lahootis learn the word ‘La’, to negate the Self. The commoners cannot do so. They negate the name
of God and consider the Self as Everything.)
“Khir Mohammad! Khasaan di munjh ga-ee maslihati.” (Aql – Perception).
- What is the difference between ‘Zaati’ (divine) and ‘Siffati’ (manifestation)? It is the difference between day and night. The one with divine knowledge lives in the daylight while the one with worldly knowledge gets bewildered under dark veil of night.
- I have guided you to one God; and, that you should not lose remembrance of God.
- Forget it today, what you are likely to forget about tomorrow at the time of passing from this world.
- One should not get intoxicated under the love of children. One should always remain alive to the remembrance of God. One should remain vigilant about his concentration because the death is always due.
- For how long would you amuse yourself like a child playing in the lap of mother! Now give up childish play, become a Man. This is the manly process of long journey.
- Keep heat (of God’s name) in your heart. It is because you have forgotten about death. What do you have to do here (in this world), that you have permanently settled down in this world.
- It is the question of perception and insight. The perception of God is intuition, otherwise it is carelessness.
- Live with the mystery of ‘Secret’. Secret is wonder. Tie your Self with it.
- Permanency attributes only to the name of God. So, live to it with total involvement. The rest is transient.
- It is needless to learn other things, though they are new. Once, these superstitions are settled down in the heart, they remind the one during meditation about bookish ideas, time and again. When permanency is accorded to the only name of God, which is already taught to you, then what is more important than this? Then, why are you searching for the bookish ideas? Give up these pursuits of joy, search for the pain.
- You are committed with me. Don’t look here and there. How can you get salvation if you do so? Don’t look here and there. Just stare at the One you are taught about. Concentrate on the One you are committed with. You might be haunted by the bookish ideas when you sit alone. Thus, the flow of thought is hampered. In such process, you remember only bookish ideas especially in state of meditation. Even though, they are good ideas, they cannot match with the God. Accept what have you got and, proceed on. In books, can you find a greater God? Magnitude of ideas upset the one in pursuit.
- The books only teach you rhetoric, they seldom opt for reconciliation. Rhetoric attributes to corporeal contents. With it, the heart opens varied branches to lead towards some lustful path for its own enjoyment and, thus plunges in abyss of agony. You cannot find God in books; God is had through godly pursuit. There are only superstitions in the books. You have been taught the only God. The Self hampers pursuit of God through meaningless bookish arguments. Such books leave people out of mind. Therefore, live vigilant with the name of God.
“Akhar parh Alif jo, biya warq sabha-ee wa’ar – Andar khani uja’ar, biya pana parhandeen ketra’a.”
(Read only letter of ‘Alif’ (Allah). Cross over all other pages. – You better do cleansing of your inner self; why to go through many other pages (uselessly).
- The Man himself is also a living book. All other books too are imitation of that living book. The knowledge within the man is original, a wonder; the knowledge outside the inner self of man is imitation. The original (knowledge) lies within one’s inner self. It is therefore advisable to live by the original. Outside the inner self of man is mere narrative. The true knowledge consists of: slate of thought; lessons of sorrows; and study of silent meditation. And, you need to learn a single central point of divine knowledge. Catch hold of it, your both worlds will become purposeful. The knowledge acquired into the inner self is the best. Such knowledge is not found anywhere else.
- The body of human being is like a book.
- The true meaning of Knowledge is the praise of Divinity. The Education and Knowledge contained in it are meant for the praise of God. If you so perceive, every element contained in it is meant for that element of God’s praise. Many others perished under confusion of mere words. You must perceive ‘Isba’at’, the manifestation of God through revelation.
- There are some who learn and, there are some who perceive. Shun the arguments. Search for reality. The seeker must not indulge in logic of varied arguments.
“Galihiyun ghar khariya, chashan bhaga hadd-a,
Se keen-an sunnan sadd-a, adiyoon ajeeban ja.”
(Logical arguments destroyed many a homes,
The tasty food items shattered many a bones,
How can such people hear the calls from loved-ones?)
- So, O you, my children! The human being has all characteristics. It is a lively book in itself. All other books are imitated from this (human) book. The books are not produced by the jungle. The question is: “Who has created such a book? Whose knowledge has been poured into such a book?”
“Gar na boodi za’at-e-haq ander woojood – A’ab-e-gul ra ki kunad malk-e-sujood.”
(Had not been the divine force within the human being – The angels had not bowed before this product of water.)
- You think there is companionship of your God in the books. But, there is a difference between seeing and believing. These hands are to be cleansed from the dirt of hypocrisy.
- Permanency attributes only to the single name of God, the rest is vanishing. Like a pearl-bead, the man should be attached to the garland (of pearls), he originally belongs to.
- In the realm of all knowledge, one needs the single central point. You have been taught about that central point of order, the divine commandment. You need to perceive it. If you really perceive it, you only need a central point out of this fathomless sea of knowledge. That point relates to His bliss, the bliss of not losing his remembrance. That’s the only point to ponder, in such a way that, the lesson is not erased from the memory even if the head is chopped off.
“Sir-u ta wayo ka’ani ka’an mein, hoo ki biyo tha ghuran.”
(The head was sacrificed during measurement for balancing the weight. They are demanding something else too.)
- So, you should not give up pursuit of the divine commandment. You must stick to it in such a way that you are never separated from it any more.
- What is that central point of philosophy? ‘Even if the head is chopped off, the lesson should not be erased from the memory!’
- Before sending Mansoor to the gallows, they chopped off his hands. And, he smiled. Asked as to why he was smiling? He said ‘You are unable to see the hands with which I work.’ Then, they imputed his feet, even then he smiled. Asked what was it? He said ‘You cannot see the feet with which I walk.’ Then, his arms were torn apart from the shoulders. On it, he collected the blood flowing from his shoulders to grease his beard. When asked: What are you doing, Mansoor!. He said “I am having ablution.” They asked “Is it the norm of ablution?” He said “Yes, people in the state as I am, observe ablution with blood.”
- So, my children! He had learnt THE LESSON!
- But, you people have not yet appeared at the test even of a single lesson. The (spiritual) high- ups who have made me sit down here ask “have they learnt the lesson or not?” Tell me what reply should I give to them on your behalf as to whether you have learnt the lesson or not?
- Be vigilant with your Lord. The master of invisible authority is also vigilant (and all-knowing.)
- You teach others’ children in the college. I teach mine in the college. You get examination papers of others’ children. Your supervisors know you well. You also teach the daughters among the pupils, I am teaching the daughters too.
- You know, Hazrat Unis was a Prophet. He was swallowed up by a big fish. But, he did not lose the remembrance of God even within the stomach of the big fish.
- Makhdoom Bilawal was a ‘Fakir’ (mystic). He was crushed to death in an oil-crushing machine. When his bones were being shattered and, producing sounds of breaking bones, he smiled. So, even in such a state, he never lost remembrance of God.
- Hazrat Ayub was inflicted with a disease in which maggots made way into whole of his body. Even then, he did not lose remembrance of God.
- When a mammoth cutter was tearing apart the body of Hazrat Zakria, he remembered God every moment.
- Such a path plunged Miran Bai in intense pains and sorrows but, she never desisted.
- So far, not even a quarter of the grain has been crushed to become flour and, you people have started raising hue and cry about the sorrows and pains! The land of sorrows is yet to come!
“Rinn-u tattoo, ra’a-o matto, pittiniyoon thiyoon pitteen – Sadd-a kiyo Sorath khe, thiyoon ubhiyoon osa’areen.”
(The desert is sizzling, the haze burning, the mourners lament – They are calling Sorath while lamenting continuously.)
- So, in the fathomless sea of knowledge, only a single letter is needed to be learnt. What to do with many other letters. If one sticks to that single letter, it means he has acquired all knowledge. The rest is the study of blank lines. One can find salvation by reaching only that particular point, the divine commandment. One should not, therefore, give it up. The most needed one is Allah. Just run away from the blank lines. One should love only God. The importance of it is felt only after its proper perception. These revelations are only bestowed on its manifestation. Some feel such revelations and, some not. One goes on to know many points for the purpose of familiarity, otherwise what is needed is the only single point. One should learn it once and for all.
- You must, therefore, take the name of God only. What to talk of others than Allah?
- We write to you one thing, you read another.
- Therefore, one should not lose remembrance of Him whose name blesses the hearts.
“Damboora Dard Ji Boli Ka Budha-e – Chae Allah ee Allah, Biyo Fanna Fa’ani Jindaro.”
(O, the musical instrument (Damboora)! Play on and convey something! – It says ‘There is only and only one God, the rest is nothing but transient being.)
- All pious people, saints and prophets have been blessed by the name of God. You people have also been taken to that path. Such a path takes to the celestial destination. What else but God’s companionship is needed! One should not leave such a path so that in life and after death, one should be one with it. Even an imitation of that divine direction is better.
- All those who are with ‘Na’am’ are with me and, I am with them.
- You have an ocean in front of you. Those who remember God consider an ocean merely a sip of water.
- Don’t consider me separated from you. You people are ours and, we yours.
- Leave the side of relatives while embarking upon journey but, don’t get away from the direction of ‘Murshid’ (spiritual guide) even pangs of the death are to be endured.
- You consider yourselves away from me but, in fact you are not aloof from me. Rather, you are quite dearer to me.
- When you sit together and talk to each other, do you see the one who enables you to converse. You can see when you see through the seeing.
- Two or three people amongst you people sit down together and exchange views about God and your spiritual guide (Murshid). I too exchange my views with you even if I am seated here. You are embraced by me. If God wishes, we shall meet embraced.
- When you talk, who makes you praise the God. Previously, you were dumb and deaf in this respect. Now, who has enabled you to do so. It is really good that you keep on praising God and your guide. It is the requirement of Godly commands and, the command by the spiritual guide. It is therefore necessary to obey the order of God and that of the guide. Try to contemplate and live by the given commands. The human being must act as servant of divinely command. Don’t give up pursuit of obeying such commands arbitrarily. The compassionate Almighty guides everybody. However, His commands should be carried out so that the God is happy with the Man. One may also perform day to day functions with sincerity of mind but, one should remain obedient to the command of God.
“Amur je na mangeen, see dothi dola-e piya.”
(Those seekers landed in trouble who disobeyed divinely command.)
- He who obeys command of divinity will be in union with God. God says, you make me happy, so that I also make you happy. The question is how to make the God happy? The answer is: by obeying his command; exactly as an obedient son is liked by his father.
- Remain busy during the day in the work which is permissible. At night, live up with the name of God. Man is like a beast sans divinely guidance. The animals roam about in the jungle by filling their stomach. The man also wears clothes but, he looks handsome in real sense not with clothes or anything else but, with the divinely guidance. A man with proper guidance comes across well guided people and, the ones without spiritual guidance roam about with people lacking divinely guidance. It is therefore must to look after oneself properly. God is happy with guidance; He overlooks people sans spiritual guidance.
- The value of ‘Na’am’ is known to everybody after death; to the true seekers, such a realization comes while living.
“Zahir na beeni, Batun kuja ast.”
(How can one see the invisible, when he cannot see even the visible.)
- God is creator, master and provider for everybody but, blesses only those with divinely guidance. Look, there are very less number of the guided souls. Can you see any such person? The other creatures of God are many in number.
- Don’t waste you inhaling breaths. Each breath must be full with ‘Na’am’ of the Lord.
- The sermon proves effective for the guided souls.
“Jeke na tha janan neki badi, tinn khe hidayat chha kandi.”
(What will guidance do to them who know not even good and evil.)
- Everything exists with the command of the Lord. Without His command, not even a straw is moved. Live up to the divinely command. Stick to that commandment. For a well tied-up animal, there is no captivity pen. One should therefore remain well tied-up with proper guidance.
- But, the situation today is such that even the tied-up animals get loose by tearing ropes apart and, therefore the cattle-heads are stolen away. There is no fear of the Almighty amongst the masses.
- So, live up with the divinely command and under its obedience. If one is in love with the ‘Na’am’ of God, all other diversions would not misguide him.
“Jisay belay wich sherr piya, kull janawar chhup giya,
A’awan na’al girore jhaheenday, kull janawar be-watan thiya,
Agg wich sherr puchhay phekari, sara jhangal sunna giya,
Jittan ho seen sherr hiko hikk, uttay rehsee konn biya,
Sachal da wass na ko-ee, neenhan azal di nirwa’ar niya.”
(All other animals hide them in the jungle if lion comes in,
With coming in, when the lion roars, all beasts get banished,
The lion first asks for the jackal, but the whole jungle remains desolate,
So, where the lion lives, none else can,
Sachal is hapless, the love of divinity has left him fully exposed.)
So, in the jungle of ideas, the lion of God’s name has made an entry.
- One should, therefore, live by the divine doctrine; what to do with useless ideas. The useful idea happens to be the remembrance of God. One should remember God as omnipresent friend. One should be an obliging person. The man is servant of divinely command. An obliging person never sees sorrow or fell in folly.
- People are lost in this world. So, one must abide by the commandment. Go ahead with Zikr (repetition of God’s name). Abide by Zikr in such a way that you forget about your being. Everything lives by Zikr. These trees also perform Zikr. When no man had been present, I used to ask ‘Khandul’ (name of woman) “Can you hear the trees observing Zikr? She used to say “Yes, Sir, all the trees are pronouncing Zikr.” Everything born to taste the flavor of death, remembers friend in the heart.
- While giving up remembrance of God, you stick to other acts! Stick to the Godly notion which is required here and thereafter; in visible and invisible world. Shun all logical reasoning. Even if it is a good argument, it cannot match the God at all. Keep on avoiding logical intricacies. As you have already taken up God’s name, try not to give it up for ever.
The pearl-like friend is nearer.
The dyer’s ditch is ready.
This is manly journey.
“Sohno Shah Latif cha-e, agiyoon sha’al wana’an.”
(May I be chosen to be liked in the hereafter, says Shah Latif.)
- The Godly seed is heavier. One realizes when it is germinated. It is germinated stage by stage. The seed of God’s name is heavier, indeed.
- This human body is like a country. The God’s name must germinate in every particle of it. One should sit in ‘Muraqibba’ (sitting fully wrapped in seclusion) in such a way that even ones existence is forgotten. The breath reaches every particle of human body. If the breath is attached with Zikr, the Zikr travels through every element of the body. It is always good if every particle of the body remembers God. And, I shall be happy only when each and every particle of your body reverberates with the sound of God’s name.
- Let there be perennial quest of God in your inner being, so that later on, the union takes place with pleasure. One should remains in the matrimonial bond with the name of God. What ornaments you need to wear except for the ornamental name of God.
- The Zikr makes a man anew. The greatest bid is the inhaling of the breath. One should not desist from it even in the state of confusion. The confusion is created when there is no company. The remembrance of God should be sown into one’s inner self. The fire of love (Ramz) should be perennially ignited. Even if you sit down amidst a mob, don’t talk frequently. The mind would not feel solace until one’s own thought is connected with divine notion. It is as if one sees the divine reality together with its manifestation, stage by stage.
“Tubbin po-e tubbi, a’ahay be ant-a mein.”
(There is a dive after dive in the fathomless ocean.)
So, one’s concentration must look different than others, as if it is in some perennial pursuit (Joag).
You are not aloof. You are near.
- The vessel will sail on. The boat of truth can dwindle but, not be drowned. The lame ant is like an unbaked lid. The fakir will not desist from his pursuit. So, the lesson has to remain fully remembered. It should not be forgotten at all.
“Eyen charkho choar, jeen-an bhoon-an bhunko na thiye,
Ti-aan po wangeen toar, ta soan-a brabar sutt-u thiye.”
(Ply the spinning wheel in such a way that the earth may not hear its noise.
And then, weigh the yarn to become equal to the gold in value.)
“Eyen charkho choar, jeen-an suttan khe peyi sa’ar thiye,
Ti-aan po-e wangeen toar, ta ma’anikan matt-u thiye.”
(Ply the spinning wheel in such a way that those sleeping are not disturbed,
And then, weigh your product, to become equal to the jewels in value.)
- A strong wire of love should be connected with those (the loved-ones), so that in the life hereafter, ‘the yarn of the spinner is liked by the connoisseurs’. We had asked for ‘the strong wire’ connected only with those (loved-ones).
- The news about far off lands is brought about by a tool. Your ‘tool’ is also as sharp as the lightening. It will be activated provided it gets spark. However, the wire must remain duly connected. And, the ‘strong wire’ (meant for bringing about news from abroad) is fitted in the bungalows of the kings, not the commoners.
- These are not mere gossips. These are secrets of heart. The secrets of heart are not shared with soul-less ones. The gossip is a mere gossip and, the secret of heart, a hearty tale.
- I feel sorry about you. What have you been given (by us) cannot be attained even by giving away ones head. But, I am sorry about you people. Neither have you understood nor perceived it. The sermons and guidance given to you is such that if shared with stones can shatter them into bits. Whatever has been given to you is unprecedented. There is nothing else surpassing it.
- Fie on your intellect that it didn’t perceive God. And, you gave up divine commandments and, you failed to understand anything at all. I feel sorry to see that despite so much didactic speeches and guidance, you have never been moved so far. The guidance can be followed provided it is properly perceived. None knows whether you people have any intellect for perception at all. The calculation shows no results.
- If you fire a bullet from the minaret, the thunder is heard at the ground. Likewise, whatever is taught to you is slipped down from the heart. And, when you are told anything again, it looks as if you have never listened to it; as if it also slipped down from the heart; as if you just forgot it at all. After telling anything, if it is asked whether they remember it, they say ‘we don’t know what you said!’ Yes, a few people have learnt the message but, it is better if they can perceive it in silence.
“Che samoori sarka’ar, to khe mengha milandi ma’ath mein.”
(This whole secret would be revealed to you in silence.)
The saint says: “Sabur da dey lorha, Mian Shah Bahoo, damm rakha bulhaveen.”
(Erect hedges of ‘patience’ around, O Mian Shah Bahoo! Your breath will protect you from onslaught.)
Says: Be in patience and, continue with ‘Damm’ (breath with the name of God.)
- So, my children, the time has come when people decorate donkeys with pearls. It means that all the people who are shown the path or being blessed with the ‘Na’am’, are not human beings; many of them are like donkeys.
- What have you to do with the common folk? Remain lost in the Na’am only. Don’t learn other things which might haunt you with suspicions while you sit down wrapped in meditation. You must give up all those easy stories and concentrate on hard tales.
- My children! My spiritual guide taught me Zikr but, I forgot it. Next time, when I went to him, he said to me one day: ‘Take a pot of water, let’s go out. When we went out, he said ‘I didn’t come here to use the toilet, but to teach you Zikr once again as you have forgotten it. And, when we came back, I realized that it was the only word (Na’am) that had elevated him to such a high spiritual stage. He turned to me instantly and said “Young man! All spiritual guides, saints and prophets have been blessed only by the name of God.”
- Says He “I have created you as my own.” Says He “You accept me as your own.” Says He “Neither I am away from you.”
- God is merciful and compassionate. Demand to achieve Him. He is not unattainable. It is therefore that Man goes on in His pursuit. The heart demands what it needs.
- One should aspire for the mercy of the Almighty. The name of God is the foremost. The name of God will do. If you have peace with God, you have peace with all.
- You have perceived well that He does all Himself. And, that He Himself has set Adam (human being) to do all. The education demands so much and, the industriousness too demands so much.
- Watayo Faqir was an ascetic. While going somewhere walking on his foot, he was repeating a maxim “Everything is done by the God.”
- Suddenly, a small boy threw a stone which struck at his back and hurt him. He turned back and, stood staring at the boy. The boy pronounced “Everything is done by the God.”
- On it, Watayo Fakir said “It is true that everything is done by the God but, there are people who also do many things to sin.”
- So, my children! Both the friend and foe move together. Of course, no straw moves sans the will the God. However, the friend suggests to meditate while the foe asks to sin.
- There was a Qazi (theologian) who was also a saint. One day, he came to me and told me that once the perennial exercise of his Zikr (repetition of God’s name) stopped all of sudden. “On it, I took off my turban and the shirt and, passed from the bazaar of my town. People stared at me with wonder. Next day, I went into jungle and took off my trousers too. And then I went to pass from the bazaar where people rushed to me, surrounded me shouting ‘Lo! The Qazi has turned mad . . . mad Qazi, mad Qazi’, they kept on shouting. With it, the sequence of my Zikr was restarted because my naughty Self had shun the ego.”