My small daughter told me: “Papi, I want to buy a boat when I am grown up”.
“It is easy” I replied, “you just have to sell perfumes to the people, and do you know why it is easy? because everybody likes good smells”.
That was his mission. Other saints were in Dehli or Lahore, two great cities of all times, seats of power and civilization, they had thousands of disciples, and they advised kings and viziers.
He taught, fed and cured backward village folks all his life.
I spent a year or so in Pakpattan, stuck there by destiny as had been Baba Farid, and I had a lot of time for reading and studying the life of the saint.
Our marketing geniuses have turned the problem around for their clients: “make people desire what they don’t want to buy”, but for us perfumers the point to realize is that everybody wants to smell good and to live in a nice smelling environment.
The corrupt person is like the blacksmith: if he does nut burn you with his fire, at least he will suffocate you with his smoke”.