The Bowl of Saki (for every one)

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

If people but knew their own religion, how tolerant they would become, ,,,

If people but knew their own religion, how tolerant they would become, and how free from any grudge against the religion of others. Bowl of Saki, January 8, by Hazrat Inayat Khan Commentary by Pir-o-Murshid Inayat Khan: The (limited) happiness of this world is something we cannot keep; it is just like the horizon - the nearer you go, the farther it goes. As soon as you get it, you see it is not the thing you wanted. That discontent continues its work till we have found and understood the... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, January 5, 2013

No one has seen God and lived. To see God we must be non-existent.

No one has seen God and lived. To see God we must be non-existent. Bowl of Saki, January 5, by Hazrat Inayat Khan Commentary by Pir-o-Murshid Inayat Khan: 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 Moses, 'No man shall see me and live.' To see God we must be non-existent. What does all this mean? It means that when we see our being with open eyes, we see that there... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, January 4, 2013

When you stand with your back to the sun, your shadow is before you; ...

When you stand with your back to the sun, your shadow is before you; but when you turn and face the sun, then your shadow falls behind you. Bowl of Saki, January 4, by Hazrat Inayat Khan Commentary by Pir-o-Murshid Inayat Khan: Plato wrote that we live in a shadow world, where we confuse the shadow of ourselves with reality. This is the Nafs, the false ego, which stands in the light before God, causing, so to speak, a spiritual eclipse.... The Nafs turns us from the One to the many, enticing us... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Truth without a veil is always uninteresting to the human mind...

Truth without a veil is always uninteresting to the human mind. Bowl of Saki, January 3, by Hazrat Inayat Khan Commentary by Pir-o-Murshid Inayat Khan: Can there be any truth which the human soul has not known? If the soul had not known it, it could not be truth; for truth is not a knowledge, it is the very self of man. The truth is not a newly invented theory, not a dogma, not an idea; it is reality itself. At the back of it is the self of man; therefore it is simple. But it is not simplicity... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

All names and forms are the garbs and covers under which the one life is...

All names and forms are the garbs and covers under which the one life is hidden. Bowl of Saki, January 2, by Hazrat Inayat Khan Commentary by Pir-o-Murshid Inayat Khan: The real understanding of religion is not in disputing over the diversity of the forms, saying. 'Your religion is worse and my religion is better.' The true religion is in recognizing the one life in all. ~~~ "Religious Gatheka 35", by Hazrat Inayat Khan (unpublished) The divisions of one into many are caused by light and shade,... Sign in to see full entry.

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