With the onset of old age, the physique turns weak, one may live up to hundred years - " in the end the body will turn to dust ". Baba Farid has repeatedly remind one of the end that is approaching fast. Hair on your head, beard and moustache - all show sign of decline and you still indulge in pleasure. A balance state of mind, unaffected by pleasure and pain, passion and lust, cravings of the body and desire is moral ideal. Never mind if one has to pass through muddy streets and rain, or the wollen rag in possession of the poor man gets wet. The one alone is the protector, otherwise i too would have been burnt to ash by the concealed fire of the world. The bird spends the night in the garden like a guest, and just at the day-break flies off to a new destination. The dawn has broken, it is the time to think of marching ahead.
O farid, set not your heart on the towering mansions and palaces
Yearn not after the delicacies consumed by others......ਫਰੀਦਾ
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