The Bowl of Saki (for every one)

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

To renounce what we cannot gain is not true renunciation, it is weakness.

To renounce what we cannot gain is not true renunciation, it is weakness. Bowl of Saki, February 19, by Hazrat Inayat Khan Commentary by Hazrat Inayat Khan: To renounce what we cannot gain is not true renunciation, it is weakness. When the apples are so high up on the branch of the tree that we cannot reach them, we try to and cannot, if we then say, "The apples are sour. I don't want them", that is not renunciation. If we climb the tree and get the apples and cut them in half, then we may say,... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

The one who expects to change the world will be disappointed, he must chang

The one who expects to change the world will be disappointed, he must change his view. When this is done, then tolerance will come, forgiveness will come, and there will be nothing he cannot bear. Bowl of Saki, February 18, by Hazrat Inayat Khan Commentary by Hazrat Inayat Khan: The other day I lectured in Paris and after my lecture a very able man came to me and said, 'Have you got a scheme?' I said, 'What scheme?' 'Of bettering conditions.' I replied that I had not made such a scheme, and he... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, February 17, 2020

Concentration and contemplation are great things; but no contemplation is g

Concentration and contemplation are great things; but no contemplation is greater than the life we have about us every day. Bowl of Saki, February 17, by Hazrat Inayat Khan Commentary by Hazrat Inayat Khan: As one goes further in the soul's unfoldment one finally arrives at the stage of revelation. Life begins to reveal itself, the whole of life, each soul becomes communicative -- not only living beings but each thing. They say that the twelve apostles knew all languages. It does not mean that... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, February 16, 2020

We are always searching for God afar off, when all the while He is nearer t

We are always searching for God afar off, when all the while He is nearer to us than our own soul. Bowl of Saki, February 16, by Hazrat Inayat Khan Commentary by Hazrat Inayat Khan: Spirituality has become far removed from material life, and so God is far removed from humanity. Therefore, one cannot any more conceive of God speaking through a man, through someone like oneself. Even a religious man who reads the Bible every day will have great difficulty in understanding the verse, 'Be ye... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, February 15, 2020

The universe is like a dome; it vibrates to that which you say in it, and a

The universe is like a dome; it vibrates to that which you say in it, and answers the same back to you; so also is the law of action we reap what we sow. Bowl of Saki, February 15, by Hazrat Inayat Khan Commentary by Hazrat Inayat Khan: Every thing and being on the surface of existence seem separate from one another, but in every plane beneath the surface they approach nearer to each other, and in the innermost plane they all become one. Every disturbance therefore, caused to the peace of the... Sign in to see full entry.

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