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

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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