A Shruk by Sheikh Nur-u-din Wali (1337-1440) of Kashmir

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He who is here, is also there
For he resides everywhere
He is the pawn, he is the king
Unseen and unknown, and in everything

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Yus chu yeti, Suei chu tati,
Suei chu prath jaaye ratith makaan,
Suei chu pyade, Suei chu Rathi,
Suei chu soruiy, Gapith paan.

(he who is here, is also there
he has every place held his home
he is the pawn, he is the chariot
he is everything, unseen)

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Sheikh Nur-u-din Wali, or Nund Reshi, is a beloved figure in Kashmiri culture. He would be the patron saint of Kashmir, if such titles were bestowed there. His shruik (philosophical and spiritual poetic verses) are remembered and repeated by all Kashmiris, young and old.

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