Festival of Love (Ishk-a-mubaaraka)

gulaghaby Gul Agha, USA

Greetings on the Festival of Love (Ishk-a-mubaaraka): The death Anniversary of Sachal Sarmast (1739-1829). The Full moon is tomorrow 16:05 GMT.. and with it the anniversary celebrated as the Festival of Love.

Kazi burn thy books.

The Master has instructed me:

“Know thyself,” He said.

He taught me the path of heresy.

Some go to Kaaba, others to Kibla,

All these things are mere pretexts.

Why should I turn to Kaaba,

When my Master in tavern dwells?

Be thou [divinely] mad,

Drink deep the wine of madness.

-Sachal Sarmast

– translated by Jethmal Parsram Gulrajani in “Sindh and Its Sufis”, Theosophical Publishing House, Adyar, Madras, 1924. 224pp

Some English translations of his poems …can be found at: Heritage: Sachal Sarmast

http://yangtze.cs.uiuc.edu/~jamali/sindh/sindh-l/archive/her/msg00431.html

Blood ONCE AGAIN ignites fire in Balochistan

Courtesy: GMCMissing, September 1, 2009

By Malik Siraj Akbar

Violence broke out in various districts of Balochistan on Monday after the recovery of the dead body of another Baloch nationalist leader who had been allegedly whisked away by the state-controlled intelligence agencies. Khalil Ahmed Baloch, the secretary general of the Baloch National Movement (BNM), whose chairman Ghulam Mohammad Baloch and two other Baloch leaders were killed in April this year in Turbat, informed this writer from Khuzdar that the dead body of the party’s central joint-secretary Rasool Baksh Mengal had been found in Lasbela district.

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MISHAPS OF KARACHI OVERHEAD BRIDGES

aliakbardhakanBy Dr Ali Akbar Dhakan, Karachi, Sindh

Every good activitiy brings happiness and removes hardships being suffered by the common man in the existing systems and circumstances.In the big cities like Karachi which is considered as big white elephant having four oceans like (i) Sea (ii) Ocean of people living in the slums areas (iii) Traffic and number of vehicles plying throughout the city areas (iv) Big buildings without planning and control of the concerned authorities.

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