The Bowl of Saki (for every one)

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

The perfect life is following one's own ideal, not in checking those of...

The perfect life is following one's own ideal, not in checking those of others; leave everyone to follow his own ideal. Bowl of Saki, May 22, by Hazrat Inayat Khan Commentary by Hazrat Inayat Khan: Religion in the East is not made into a thing apart from one's life, as in the West where business, profession, and other things on the one side of life, and going to church one day in the week on the other side, together constitute religion, with a prayer before going to rest. But, strictly speaking,... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

The realization that the whole life must be "give and take" is ...

The realization that the whole life must be "give and take" is the realization of the spiritual truth and the fact of true democracy; not until this spirit is formed in the individual can the whole world be elevated to the higher grade. Bowl of Saki, May 21, by Hazrat Inayat Khan Commentary by Hazrat Inayat Khan: A child should know the moral of give and take; it must know that it should give to others what it wishes to receive from them. The great fault of humanity today is that everyone seeks... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, May 18, 2019

God is the ideal that raises mankind to the utmost height of perfection.

God is the ideal that raises mankind to the utmost height of perfection. Bowl of Saki, May 18, by Hazrat Inayat Khan Commentary by Hazrat Inayat Khan: An ideal is something to hope for and hold on to, and in the absence of an ideal hope has nothing to look forward to. It is the lack of idealism which accounts for the present degeneration of humanity in spite of all the progress it has made in other directions. There are many kinds of ideals: principles, virtues, objects of devotion; but the... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, May 17, 2019

Love for God is the expansion of the heart, and all actions that come ...

Love for God is the expansion of the heart, and all actions that come from the lover of God are virtues; they cannot be otherwise. Bowl of Saki, May 17, by Hazrat Inayat Khan Commentary by Hazrat Inayat Khan: The Sufi establishes his relationship with God as the relationship between him and the Beloved. His worship of God is the expansion of the heart. His love for all beings and for every being is his love for God. He cannot find anyone to love except God, because he sees God in all. If his... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, May 16, 2019

The poverty of one who has renounced is real riches compared with the ...

The poverty of one who has renounced is real riches compared with the riches of one who holds them fast. Bowl of Saki, May 16, by Hazrat Inayat Khan Commentary by Hazrat Inayat Khan: The saints and sages and prophets all had to go through this test and trial, and in proportion to the greatness of their renunciation, so great have these souls become. Renunciation is the sign of heroes, it is the merit of saints, it is the character of the masters, and it is the virtue of the prophets.... It is as... Sign in to see full entry.

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