Baba Farid : Fathom the ocean

Fariduddin Masud ‘Ganjeshakar’ (1179 – 1266 CE) was a Punjabi Sufi saint and poet. The student of Qutubuddin Bakhtiyar Kaki and Pir of Khwaja Nizamuddin Auliya, he was one of the four great pillars of the Chisti lineage. His poetry had a profound influence on Punjabi literature. He is honoured not only among Sufis but also among the Sikhs, and some of his inspired poems are included in the Sikh scripture, the Guru Granth Sahib.

Says Farid, you must fathom the ocean;
it contains all you need and desire.
Why soil your hands searching the little ponds?
Says Farid, the Creator is in the creation and the creation in the Creator.
Whom shall we blame when He is everywhere?

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