The Bowl of Saki (for every one)

Monday, April 9, 2018

We make things worthwhile by our pursuit of them

Things are worthwhile when we seek them; only then do we know their value. Bowl of Saki, April 9, by Hazrat Inayat Khan Commentary by Pir-o-Murshid Inayat Khan: Very often people ask, 'How long has one to go on the spiritual path?' There is no limit to the length of this path, and yet if one is ready, it does not need a long time. It is a moment and one is there. How true it is, what the wise of past ages said to their followers, 'Do not go directly into the temple; first walk around it fifty... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, April 8, 2018

The Light of the Soul

As the light of the sun helps the plant to grow, so the divine Spirit helps the soul towards its perfection. Bowl of Saki, April 8, by Hazrat Inayat Khan Commentary by Pir-o-Murshid Inayat Khan: The Spirit of Guidance is a plant that grows and blossoms when it meets with response and care; and when it is watered by the rainfall of divine inspiration it blooms in the light of the divine sun. The Spirit of Guidance is the light of God, which may be likened to a lantern that the farmer carries when... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, April 7, 2018

Die to self

It is being dead to self that is the recognition of God. Bowl of Saki, April 7, by Hazrat Inayat Khan Commentary by Pir-o-Murshid Inayat Khan: There is a poem by the great Persian poet Iraqi in which he tells, 'When I went to the gate of the divine Beloved and knocked at the door, a voice came and said -- Who art thou?' When he had told, 'I am so and so', the answer came, 'There is no place for anyone else in this abode. Go back to whence thou hast come'. He turned back and then, after a long... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, April 6, 2018

Open Heart

As one can see when the eyes are open, so one can understand when the heart is open. Bowl of Saki, April 6, by Hazrat Inayat Khan Commentary by Pir-o-Murshid Inayat Khan: Every name and every form speaks constantly, constantly makes signs for you to hear, for you to respond to, for you to interpret, that you may become a friend of God. The whole purpose of your life is to make yourself ready to understand what God is, what your fellow man is, what the nature of man is, what life is. Now coming... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, April 5, 2018

God speecks with all of us but ...

God speaks to the ears of every heart, but it is not every heart that hears Him. Bowl of Saki, April 5, by Hazrat Inayat Khan Commentary by Pir-o-Murshid Inayat Khan: Spirituality has become far removed from material life, and so God is far removed from humanity. Therefore, one cannot any more conceive of God speaking through a man, through someone like oneself. Even a religious man who reads the Bible every day will have great difficulty in understanding the verse, 'Be ye perfect, even as your... Sign in to see full entry.

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