The Teaching of Hazrat Inayat Khan

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And I have one thousand proofs to show it. Why do I call them corruptions? Because in the ancient language every word has been derived from a root which has the essence, and which is expressive of the sense which is in that object, the name with which it is identified. In other words, if you take one word of the ancient language, and meditate upon it every day, it will reveal to you deeper and deeper meaning of the same idea that it expresses. It is not an exaggeration that I knew one line of a Persian, an ancient poem; and after fifteen years since I knew that phrase, one day the meaning of that phrase was revealed to me, which was more revealing than the whole book one could read.