TUKARAM

TUKARAM

(Perfect Master & poet)

Baba elucidated that Nizamuddin Auliya, Bualishah Qalandar and Chishti of Ajmer were all Sufi Perfect Masters.  He mentioned that Chishti was even considered to be on the same level as Muhammad; however, he was not equal to the Prophet, but the Qutub-e-Irshad of his time — the head of the spiritual hierarchy. Chishti established Sufism in India, and his tomb-shrine in Ajmer is a greatly revered place of pilgrimage.

These Perfect Masters and other Muslim Qutubs always liked listening to ghazals, which have been preserved in the various Divans of Hafiz.

Now, for a Perfect Master to write poetry — what is it [for him] when the whole world is in his hands? But as Tukaram, the Sadguru, explained, one's original nature persists even after Realization.