The Prophet Gives In SIlence

  “All that the prophet comes to give is not given to the world in words, but all that cannot be given in words is given without words. It is given through the atmosphere; it is given by the presence; it is given by the great affection that gushes forth from his heart; it is given in his kind glance; and it is given in his benediction. Yet most is given in silence that no earthly sense can perceive.” ~ “Religious Gatheka #12, How the Wise Live in the World “, by Hazrat Inayat Khan (unpublished) “Words are but the … Continue reading

“Our thoughts have prepared us for the happiness or unhappiness we experience.”

  Let’s say that again: “Our thoughts have prepared us for the happiness or unhappiness we experience.” Going on: “In point of fact, whatever one makes of oneself, one becomes that. The source of happiness or unhappiness is all in man, himself. When he is unaware of this, he is not able to arrange his life. As he becomes more acquainted with this secret, he gains mastery. The process by which this mastery is attained is the only fulfillment of the purpose of this life.” ~ Hazrat Inayat Khan “Independence is achieved by indifference. It does not mean that one … Continue reading

“Self-denial is not renouncing things…”


  “In whatever manner a man humbles himself it can never be enough to express the humility of the limited self before Limitless Perfection. Self-denial is not renouncing of things, it is denying the self; and the first lesson of self-denial is humility.” — Hazrat Inayat Khan (via wahiduddin) There is a story of a dervish who spoke with a young man who was very interested in his words of wisdom. The young man said, ‘If I come to your part of the world, I will come to see you. Will you tell me where you live?’ The dervish replied, … Continue reading