The Bowl of Saki (for every one)

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Behind us all is one spirit and one life; how then can we be happy if ...

Behind us all is one spirit and one life; how then can we be happy if our neighbor is not also happy? Bowl of Saki, December 15, by Hazrat Inayat Khan Commentary by Pir-o-Murshid Inayat Khan: Selfishness may begin with the thought, 'As long as my country is benefited, that benefits me;' and then it will narrow down to, 'If my family is benefited, if we become wealthy and have desirable things, that is sufficient for the present!' And then it narrows down again, 'For my father, or mother, or wife... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

When the artist loses himself in his art, then the art comes to life.

When the artist loses himself in his art, then the art comes to life. Bowl of Saki, December 11, by Hazrat Inayat Khan Commentary by Pir-o-Murshid Inayat Khan: One must not only be an artist; one must become art itself. Then to the one who is so absorbed in his work that he forgets himself, that capacity, that intuition, that skill will come naturally. He begins to do wonders, and his art becomes a perfect expression of what he had in mind.... People think that it is the artist who has made it;... Sign in to see full entry.

As the rose blooms amidst thorns, so great souls shine out through all...

As the rose blooms amidst thorns, so great souls shine out through all opposition. Bowl of Saki, December 10, by Hazrat Inayat Khan Commentary by Pir-o-Murshid Inayat Khan: Ghazali has said in his Alchemy of Happiness that the spiritual path is like shooting an arrow into the dark.... Whoever sets out on this path is therefore in constant warfare. He has to encounter opposition from his relatives, from his friends and acquaintances; he gets into trouble with those who misunderstand his aims;... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

The seeming death of the body is the real birth of the soul...

The seeming death of the body is the real birth of the soul. Bowl of Saki, December 9, by Hazrat Inayat Khan Commentary by Pir-o-Murshid Inayat Khan: There are two deaths, the inner and the external. The first is going into the center, the second going into the vastness. ~~~ "Sangatha II, Tasawwuf ", by Hazrat Inayat Khan (unpublished) There is a [Hadith] which says: Mutu kubla anta mutu, which means, 'Die before death.'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.'... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Wisdom is attained in solitude. ...

Wisdom is attained in solitude. Bowl of Saki, December 8, by Hazrat Inayat Khan Commentary by Pir-o-Murshid Inayat Khan: The one who lacks peace, with all his possessions, the property of this earth or quality of mind, is poor even with both.... True wisdom is to be found in the peaceful, for peacefulness is the sign of wisdom. It is the peaceful one who is observant. It is peace that gives him the power to observe keenly. It is the peaceful one, therefore, who can conceive, for peace helps him... Sign in to see full entry.

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