The Bowl of Saki (for every one)

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

As the rose blooms amidst thorns, so great souls shine out through all

As the rose blooms amidst thorns, so great souls shine out through all opposition. Bowl of Saki, by Hazrat Inayat Khan Commentary by Pir-o-Murshid Inayat Khan: Ghazali has said in his Alchemy of Happiness that the spiritual path is like shooting an arrow into the dark.... Whoever sets out on this path is therefore in constant warfare. He has to encounter opposition from his relatives, from his friends and acquaintances; he gets into trouble with those who misunderstand his aims; they misuse him;... Sign in to see full entry.

The seeming death of the body is the real birth of the soul.

The seeming death of the body is the real birth of the soul. Bowl of Saki, by Hazrat Inayat Khan Commentary by Pir-o-Murshid Inayat Khan: There are two deaths, the inner and the external. The first is going into the center, the second going into the vastness. ~~~ "Sangatha II, Tasawwuf ", by Hazrat Inayat Khan (unpublished) There is a [Hadith] which says: Mutu kubla anta mutu, which means, 'Die before death.' A poet says, 'Only he attains to the peace of the Lord who loses himself.' God said to... Sign in to see full entry.

Wisdom is attained in solitude.

Wisdom is attained in solitude. Bowl of Saki, by Hazrat Inayat Khan Commentary by Pir-o-Murshid Inayat Khan: The one who lacks peace, with all his possessions, the property of this earth or quality of mind, is poor even with both.... True wisdom is to be found in the peaceful, for peacefulness is the sign of wisdom. It is the peaceful one who is observant. It is peace that gives him the power to observe keenly. It is the peaceful one, therefore, who can conceive, for peace helps him to conceive.... Sign in to see full entry.

Learn to live a true life and you will know the truth.

Learn to live a true life and you will know the truth. Bowl of Saki, by Hazrat Inayat Khan Commentary by Pir-o-Murshid Inayat Khan: Right living in my sense is not only virtuous living. Right living has a still deeper meaning, for what I call a right life is the first step to that which may be called true life. The third step is truth itself. The mystics say that there are three steps to the goal: right life, true life and truth. A person who loves to live a right life and who tries to do it,... Sign in to see full entry.

To deny the changeableness of life is like fancying a motionless sea, which

To deny the changeableness of life is like fancying a motionless sea, which can only exist in one's imagination. Bowl of Saki, by Hazrat Inayat Khan Commentary by Pir-o-Murshid Inayat Khan: If one studied the transitory nature of life in the world, how changeable it is, and the constant craving of everyone for happiness, one would certainly endeavor at all costs to find something one could depend upon. Man placed in the midst of this ever-changing world yet appreciates and seeks for constancy... Sign in to see full entry.

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