The Bowl of Saki (for every one)

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Self stands as a wall between man And God

Self stands as a wall between man and God. Bowl of Saki, November 1, by Hazrat Inayat Khan Commentary by Pir-o-Murshid Inayat Khan: God speaks to everyone, not only to the messengers and teachers. He speaks to the ears of every heart, but it is not every heart which hears it. His voice is louder than the thunder, and His light is clearer than the sun -- if one could only see it, if one could only hear it. In order to see it and in order to hear it man should remove this wall, this barrier which... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Earthly knowledge is as clouds dimming the sight, and it is the breaking of these clouds - in other words, purity of heart - that gives the capacity for the knowledge of God to rise. Bowl of Saki, October 31, by Hazrat Inayat Khan Commentary by Pir-o-Murshid Inayat Khan: We all are pupils, and what we can do in life is to qualify ourselves to become true pupils. It is the receptivity of our heart and the passivity of our mind, it is the eagerness, the thirst and hunger after truth, it is the... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Becoming pupils

We start our lives as teachers, and it is very hard for us to learn to become pupils. There are many whose only difficulty in life is that they are teachers already. What we have to learn is pupilship. There is but one Teacher, God Himself. Bowl of Saki, October 30, by Hazrat Inayat Khan Commentary by Pir-o-Murshid Inayat Khan: In order to know the truth or to know God earthly qualifications and earthly wisdom or learning are not necessary. What one has to learn is how to become a pupil. We... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, October 29, 2018

Grace of God

Mankind mistakes when they begin to cultivate the heart by wanting to sow the seed themselves, instead of leaving the sowing to God. Bowl of Saki, October 29, by Hazrat Inayat Khan Commentary by Pir-o-Murshid Inayat Khan: The Sufis have learned the lesson of love, of devotion, of sympathy, and have called it the cultivation of the heart. It is known by the word suluk, which means the loving manner. What we call refined manner is only a manner behind which there is no life. When manner is... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, October 28, 2018

Knowledge of names and forms

The person filled with the knowledge of names and forms has no capacity for the knowledge of Truth. Bowl of Saki, October 28, by Hazrat Inayat Khan Commentary by Pir-o-Murshid Inayat Khan: A man filled with earthly knowledge -- and what he calls learning is often only the knowledge of names and forms -- has no capacity for the knowledge of truth or God. It is the innocent and pure soul who has a capacity for learning. When a person comes to take a lesson on any subject, and he brings his own... Sign in to see full entry.

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