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08. Pul Sirat No Chanto

(Seeking forgiveness for having deviated from the straight path)

Mowlana Sultan Mohammed Shah, in many of his farmans, has used the analogy of life on earth as a bridge - the successful crossing of which leads one to the other shore, i.e. to the destination. We cross this bridge or Pul Sirat by living a life according to the tenets of our faith. Unfortunately, we sometimes commit acts which are against the tenets of our faith, and if left unchecked, such acts would slowly deviate us from the straight path. This Chanta is taken to seek forgiveness for such transgressions and to keep us on the straight path. It also reminds us of the importance of living a righteous life.

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