The Bowl of Saki (for every one)

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Every purpose has a birth and death; therefore, God is beyond purpose.

Every purpose has a birth and death; therefore, God is beyond purpose. Bowl of Saki, by Hazrat Inayat Khan Commentary by Pir-o-Murshid Inayat Khan: Then again it may be said, there is a purpose above each purpose, and there is again a purpose under each purpose; and yet beyond and beneath all purposes there is no purpose. from http://wahiduddin.net/mv2/I/I_I_2.htm That which we call composition and decomposition and construction and destruction of things, all those are due to change, one thing... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Our spirit is the real part of us, the body but its garment.

Our spirit is the real part of us, the body but its garment. A man would not find peace at the tailor's because his coat comes from there; neither can the spirit obtain true happiness from the earth just because his body belongs to earth. Bowl of Saki, by Hazrat Inayat Khan Commentary by Pir-o-Murshid Inayat Khan: Spirituality is contrary to materiality. One who is conscious of matter alone is material, one who becomes conscious of spirit also is spiritual. He who thinks, 'I am my body', and... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

There should be a balance in all our actions - to be either extreme or luke

There should be a balance in all our actions - to be either extreme or lukewarm is equally bad. Bowl of Saki, by Hazrat Inayat Khan Commentary by Pir-o-Murshid Inayat Khan: There are two forces in us, love and reason. We must keep an even balance between the two. If we give too much expression to love we become unbalanced and fall into trouble. And if on the other hand we lean too much on the side of reason we become cold. from http://wahiduddin.net/mv2/V/V_40.htm In balance lies the whole... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, July 23, 2007

Warmth melts, while cold freezes. A drop of ice in a warm place spreads and

Warmth melts, while cold freezes. A drop of ice in a warm place spreads and covers a larger space, whereas a drop of water in a cold place freezes and becomes limited. Repentance has the effect of spreading a drop in a warm sphere, causing the heart to expand and become universal, while the hardening of the heart brings limitation. Bowl of Saki, by Hazrat Inayat Khan Commentary by Pir-o-Murshid Inayat Khan: Speaking from a metaphysical point of view, the Kingdom of Heaven may be attained by the... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, July 22, 2007

We can learn virtue even from the greatest sinner if we consider him as a

We can learn virtue even from the greatest sinner if we consider him as a teacher. Bowl of Saki, by Hazrat Inayat Khan Commentary by Pir-o-Murshid Inayat Khan: The question now arises how to attain to this prayerful attitude in life. In the first place, for those whose prayer is one of praise, if their whole life is to assume a prayerful attitude, they must carry this praise and gratitude into the smallest details of life, and feel grateful for the slightest act of kindness done to them by... Sign in to see full entry.

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