Amir Khusrau

  Amir Khusrau: The Sufi with a difference     Amir Khusrau teaching his disciples; miniature from a manuscript of Majlis Al-Usshak by Husyn Bayqarah. Courtsey: Wikipedia Remembered more as a musician and a poet than a Sufi, this versatile genius, who is also considered to be among the first Muslim musicologist of India, was … More Amir Khusrau

SUFIS OF THE INDUS REGION – III

BULLHE SHAH: The Rumi of Punjab     An artist’s impression of Bullhe Shah. Courtsey Wikipedia   बेक़ैद मैं  बेक़ैद, मैं बेक़ैद; ना रोगी, ना वैद| ना मैं मोमन, ना मैं फाक़र, ना सैयद, ना सैद| चौधीं तबक़ीं सैर असाडा, किते ना हुंदा क़ैद| ख़राबात है जात असाडी, ना सोमा, ना ऐब| बुल्ल्हेशाह दी ज़ात … More SUFIS OF THE INDUS REGION – III

2010 in review

The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health: The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads This blog is doing awesome!. Crunchy numbers A helper monkey made this abstract painting, inspired by your stats. A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. … More 2010 in review

The Fakir from Punjab

          ੴ ਸਤਿ ਨਾਮੁ ਕਰਤਾ ਪੁਰਖੁ ਨਿਰਭਉ ਨਿਰਵੈਰੁ ਅਕਾਲ ਮੂਰਤਿ ਅਜੂਨੀ ਸੈਭੰ ਗੁਰ ਪ੍ਰਸਾਦਿ ॥ (Ik ōaṅkār sat nām kartā purkh nirbha’u nirvair akāl mūrat ajūnī saibhaṃ gur prasād ) One creator, one supreme reality, His formless unity manifests itself in limitless forms His name represents one cosmic Truth, one without … More The Fakir from Punjab