December 06, 2007

In love with a Black Engine!

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Once upone a time, a Sufi fell in love for black locomotive engine.. He made it habit since his childhood to get up early and go to stand alongside the railway track and pay a salute to it..

Someone asked him: "what is the reason for your love with the black locomotive engine?"

He replied: "because of its three qualities..
1. It runs over a straight path (regular track)
2. It takes people to their destinations
3. It does not dicriminate between poor and rich. It serves them all (equally), albeit whoever they are."

Note: I am doubtful about sufi's identification. Maybe he was "Pir Meher Ali Shah". His grave is situated at Golra, a rural town in outskirts of Pakistani capital Islamabad.

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Poetry of "Pir Meher Ali Shah"

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