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Mirza Abdul-Qādir Bedil, Mawlānā Abul-Ma'ālī Mīrzā Abdul-Qādir Bēdil (or Bīdel), also known as Bīdel Dehlavī (1644– 5 December 1720), was a Sufi saint and a remarkable poet from the Indian subcontinent.
- It's in your nature to accept advice readily
so don't fail in reaping benefit through me,
This collection of our thought is open to all:
so, read it and satisfy yourself completely.
- Bedil: Selected Poems, p. 53
- Beauty, which the mirror of creation was beautifying,
with a hundred thousand suns each atom caressing,
despite its great glory was behind the unseen's veil...
it did not know itself until humanity was blossoming.
- Bedil: Selected Poems, p. 59
- In this sea where rise up storms of 'me' and 'we',
some of the population find escaping not so easy.
No one's should be burdened by carrying another,
every wave is a bridge, to be crossing over...'me'.
- Bedil: Selected Poems, p. 62
- Bedil: Selected Poems, translated by Paul Smith, Victoria (Australia), 2006