babafarid

Study break! I rediscovered my love for Baba Farid ji’s dohe (couplets). I tried to stay to true to the Gurmukhi of the time. It’s so very different from today’s written language! Irrespective of creed, these words ring true. 🙏

ਫਰੀਦਾ ਖਾਕੁ ਨ ਨਿੰਦੀਅੈ ਖਾਕੂ ਜੇਡੁ ਨ ਕੇਇ॥
ਜੀਵਦਿਆ ਪੈਰਾ ਤਲੈ ਮੁਇਆ ਉਪਰਿ ਹੋਇ॥

Translation: Fareed, do not slander the dust; nothing is as great as dust.
When we are alive, it is under our feet, and when we are dead, it is above us.

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