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Durable Link to this BlogMonday, April 28, 2008

A Beautiful Sufi Prayer

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Concealed is the Ocean; only the waves are visible,
Concealed is the Wind, Dust is all that we see.

Scriptures are true, if they stir your being,
Your mind, your hopes, your action initiates awe.

If it numbs your mind in submission, confuses your hope in despair,
slackens your action and benumbs your law, then discard the interpretation for they ensnare you with thistles and thorns.

Seek scriptures: Vedas, Bible and the Koran drinking from fountain,
for they reveal the Truth exclusively to you, as no one else did earlier.

On being created we were neither distinct nor separate.
Creator and Creation was one and united.

Then essence within breast of the Creator stirred, that gave a form Even as God said, "I am before the creation and Creation is verily I."

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Adapted from Nagesh D. Sonde's "Sri Shankaracharya Sadhana Panchakam", page 12.

Sadhana Panchakam, First edition 2007
Publisher Nagesh. D. Sonde
318, Raheja Crest-3 Link Road Andheri(west)
Mumbai - 400053

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• Topics on Indian Philosophies

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