The Bowl of Saki (for every one)

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

We start our lives trying to be teachers; it is very hard to learn to be a

We start our lives trying to be teachers; it is very hard to learn to be a pupil. Bowl of Saki, by Hazrat Inayat Khan Commentary by Pir-o-Murshid Inayat Khan: The principal teaching of Sufism is that of learning to become a pupil, for it is the pupil who has a chance of becoming a teacher, and once a person considers that he is a teacher, his responsiveness is gone. The greatest teachers of the world have been the greatest pupils. from http://wahiduddin.net/mv2/IX/IX_35.htm We often start our... Sign in to see full entry.

Man is closer to God than the fishes are to the ocean.

Man is closer to God than the fishes are to the ocean. Bowl of Saki, by Hazrat Inayat Khan Commentary by Pir-o-Murshid Inayat Khan: One day Inayat was praying on the roof of the house, offering his prayers and he thought to himself that there had not been an answer yet to all the prayers he had offered to God and he did not know where God was to hear his prayers and he could not reconcile himself to going on praying to the God whom he knew not. He went fearlessly to his father and said: "I do... Sign in to see full entry.

He who is filled with the knowledge of names and forms has no capacity for

He who is filled with the knowledge of names and forms has no capacity for the knowledge of God. Bowl of Saki, 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 knowledge with... Sign in to see full entry.

The first sign of the realization of truth is tolerance.

The first sign of the realization of truth is tolerance. Bowl of Saki, by Hazrat Inayat Khan Commentary by Pir-o-Murshid Inayat Khan: A soul shows the proof of its evolution in the degree of the tolerance it shows. The life in the lower creation shows the lack of tolerance. The tendency of fighting with one another, which one sees among beasts and birds, shows the reason at the back of it, that intolerance is born in their nature.... But when a soul has evolved still more, tolerance becomes the... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, March 23, 2007

All earthly knowledge is as a cloud covering the sun.

All earthly knowledge is as a cloud covering the sun. Bowl of Saki, by Hazrat Inayat Khan Commentary by Pir-o-Murshid Inayat Khan: Truth is the very self of man. Truth is the divine element in man. Truth is every soul's seeking. Therefore as soon as the clouds of illusion are scattered, that which man now begins to see is nothing but the truth which has been there all the time. He finds that the truth was never absent; it was only covered by clouds of illusion. ~~~ "Supplementary papers,... Sign in to see full entry.

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