The Teaching of Hazrat Inayat Khan      

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Social Gathekas

Religious Gathekas

The Message Papers

The Healing Papers

Vol. 1, The Way of Illumination

Vol. 1, The Inner Life

Vol. 1, The Soul, Whence And Whither?

Vol. 1, The Purpose of Life

Vol. 2, The Mysticism of Sound and Music

Vol. 2, The Mysticism of Sound

Vol. 2, Cosmic Language

Vol. 2, The Power of the Word

Vol. 3, Education

Vol. 3, Life's Creative Forces: Rasa Shastra

Vol. 3, Character and Personality

Vol. 4, Healing And The Mind World

Vol. 4, Mental Purification

Vol. 4, The Mind-World

Vol. 5, A Sufi Message Of Spiritual Liberty

Vol. 5, Aqibat, Life After Death

Vol. 5, The Phenomenon of the Soul

Vol. 5, Love, Human and Divine

Vol. 5, Pearls from the Ocean Unseen

Vol. 5, Metaphysics, The Experience of the Soul Through the Different Planes of Existence

Vol. 6, The Alchemy of Happiness

Vol. 7, In an Eastern Rose Garden

Vol. 8, Health and Order of Body and Mind

Vol. 8, The Privilege of Being Human

Vol. 8a, Sufi Teachings

Vol. 9, The Unity of Religious Ideals

Vol. 10, Sufi Mysticism

Vol. 10, The Path of Initiation and Discipleship

Vol. 10, Sufi Poetry

Vol. 10, Art: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

Vol. 10, The Problem of the Day

Vol. 11, Philosophy

Vol. 11, Psychology

Vol. 11, Mysticism in Life

Vol. 12, The Vision of God and Man

Vol. 12, Confessions: Autobiographical Essays of Hazat Inayat Khan

Vol. 12, Four Plays

Vol. 13, Gathas

Vol. 14, The Smiling Forehead

By Date



Gayan: Song

Vadan: Playing on Musical Instruments

Nirtan: Dance

The Bowl of Saki



Alankaras: The fanciful expression of an idea.

Suras: God speaking through the kindled soul.

Tanas: The soul speaking with nature.

Gamakas: A feeling in the Poet's heart, keyed to various notes

Boulas: A kindled word.

Talas: The rhythmic expression of an idea

Chalas: An iliminated word.



Nirtan: Dance

Tanas: The soul speaking with nature.

Glorious sun, are you setting? -- Yes, to rise again.

Sublime nature, my ears did not hear your music. -- Your heart has heard it, your soul has danced to it.

Trees to the clouds: With raised hands we pay you our homage.
Clouds: In tears we grant your request.

Nature, where do you borrow your sublimity? -- From your loving spirit.

Rain, why do you not come in the desert? -- I keep away from where I am not welcome.

When once passing through the mountains, I saw rocks, some resting on their knees, some bending, some standing. I asked, "O hard-hearted monsters, what secret is there in your charm?" They answered in a silent voice, "That we do not assert ourselves."

Rocky mountains, what are you? -- We are the tombs of the world's past.

Crystal, what are you?
I am the shadow of Christ's heart.
What quality do you possess?
I am empty of self, so that by gazing, one sees in me His heart reflected.

Desert to the rain-clouds: You are passing over us, why not be our guest?
Rain-clouds: We have no longer trust in the hard-hearted.

Glorious nature, wonderful picture, where shall I keep you? -- In the frame of your heart.

Wilderness, why does your cry touch me so deeply? -- Because it rises from the bottom of my heart.

Wilderness, what is in you that is so overwhelming? -- The expansion of my heart.

Good-bye, nature's vision, shall I ever see you again? -- Yes, whenever you open the album of your heart.