The Bowl of Saki (for every one)

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Doing Good

Happy is he who does good to others; miserable is he who expects good from others. Bowl of Saki, September 6, by Hazrat Inayat Khan Commentary by Pir-o-Murshid Inayat Khan: To what does the love of God lead? It leads to that peace and stillness which can be seen in the life of the tree, which bears fruits and flowers for others and expects no returns, not even thanks in return. It serves, and cares for nothing else, not even for appreciation. That is the attribute of the godly. from... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Source of happiness

There is no source of happiness other than that in the heart of man. Bowl of Saki, September 5, by Hazrat Inayat Khan Commentary by Pir-o-Murshid Inayat Khan: Man seeks happiness in pleasure, in joy, but these are only shadows of happiness. The real happiness is in the heart of man. But man does not look for it. In order to find happiness, he seeks pleasure. Anything that is passing and anything that results in unhappiness is not happiness. from https://wahiduddin.net/mv2/VI/VI_3.htm In reality... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Pleasure and pain

Pleasure blocks, but pain clears the way of inspiration. Bowl of Saki, September 4, by Hazrat Inayat Khan Commentary by Pir-o-Murshid Inayat Khan: Pain has a great power; the truth of God is born in pain, sincerity rises out of pain. Metaphysically, the heart is a gate, and the gate is closed when the feeling is hardened, and the gate is open when there is some pain. ~~~ "Sangatha I, Tasawwuf", by Hazrat Inayat Khan (unpublished) Suppose a person goes on a bicycle in the streets of Paris and... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, September 3, 2018

Unlimited = Limited

How can the unlimited Being be limited? All that seems limited is in its depth beyond all limitations. Bowl of Saki, September 3, by Hazrat Inayat Khan Commentary by Pir-o-Murshid Inayat Khan: Man has respect for his mother or father or wife, or for his superiors; but all these have limited personalities. To whom then shall he give most respect? Only to one being: to God. Man can love another human being, but by the very fact of his loving another human being he has not got the full scope. To... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, September 2, 2018

Self Pity

Self-pity is the cause of all life's grievances. Bowl of Saki, September 2, by Hazrat Inayat Khan Commentary by Pir-o-Murshid Inayat Khan: If one studies one's surroundings one finds that those who are happy are so because they have less thought of self. If they are unhappy it is because they think of themselves too much. A person is more bearable when he thinks less of himself. And a person is unbearable when he is always thinking of himself. There are many miseries in life, but the greatest... Sign in to see full entry.

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