The Teaching of Hazrat Inayat Khan

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Every soul that treads the path of initiation takes his first steps through the darkness; as Ghazzali says, "The spiritual pursuit is like shooting an arrow through the darkness." No doubt as one approaches the goal the light comes; as the Qur'an says, "God is the light of the heavens and of the earth." Then, once the sight has become keen, there is no further instruction needed. One gets insight into the hidden laws of nature, all things seem to speak to the seer of their character, nature and secret. This realization removes the boundary between life and death. One rises above the elements which have formed this mortal abode -- the body and mind -- for the soul's experience, when one touches one's true being, the soul.