The Bowl of Saki (for every one)
An unsuccessful person often keeps success away by the impression of his former failures. Bowl of Saki, December 20, by Hazrat Inayat Khan Commentary by Hazrat Inayat Khan: It is said in the Gayan, 'The present is the reflection of the past, and the future is the re-echo of the present.' Destiny is not what is already made. Destiny is what we are making. Very often fatalists think that we are in the hands of destiny, driven in whatever direction in life destiny wills; but in point of fact we are... Sign in to see full entry.
The plain truth is too simple for the seeker after complexity, who is looking for things he cannot understand. Bowl of Saki, December 19, by Hazrat Inayat Khan Commentary by Hazrat Inayat Khan: Man likes complexity. He does not want to take only one step; it is more interesting to look forward to millions of steps. The man who is seeking the truth gets into a maze, and that maze interests him. He wants to go through it a thousand times more. It is just like children. Their whole interest is in... Sign in to see full entry.
The trees of the forest silently await God's blessing. Bowl of Saki, December 18, by Hazrat Inayat Khan Commentary by Hazrat Inayat Khan: The law of gravitation is working from two sides: from the side of the earth which draws all that belongs to the earth, and from the side of the spirit which attracts the soul towards it. Even those who are unconscious of this law of gravitation are also striving for perfection, for the soul is being continually drawn towards the spirit. They are striving for... Sign in to see full entry.
Our greatest privilege is to become a suitable instrument of God. Bowl of Saki, December 17, by Hazrat Inayat Khan Commentary by Hazrat Inayat Khan: On coming to earth, man, who is the instrument of God, loses connection with that divine power whose instrument he is, thus keeping not only himself but even God from helping His will to be done. When man, who is born to be the instrument of God, does not perform his mission properly he naturally feels dissatisfied. It does not mean that he does not... Sign in to see full entry.
Behind us all is one spirit and one life; how then can we be happy if our neighbor is not also happy? Bowl of Saki, December 15, by Hazrat Inayat Khan Commentary by Hazrat Inayat Khan: Selfishness may begin with the thought, 'As long as my country is benefited, that benefits me;' and then it will narrow down to, 'If my family is benefited, if we become wealthy and have desirable things, that is sufficient for the present!' And then it narrows down again, 'For my father, or mother, or wife or... Sign in to see full entry.