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
















The Bowl of Saki


12-1 The higher you rise, the wider becomes the margin of your view.

12-2 Justice can never be developed while we judge others; the only way is by constantly judging ourselves.

12-3 Joy and sorrow are the light and shade of life; without light and shade no picture is clear.

12-4 The wise man submits to conditions when he is helpless, bowing to the will of God, but the evil that is avoidable he roots out without sparing one single moment or effort.

12-5 Enviable is he who loveth and asketh no return.

12-6 To deny the changeableness of life is like fancying a motionless sea, which can only exist in one's imagination.

12-7 Learn to live a true life and you will know the truth.

12-8 Wisdom is attained in solitude.

12-9 The seeming death of the body is the real birth of the soul.

12-10 As the rose blooms amidst thorns, so great souls shine out through all opposition.

12-11 When the artist loses himself in his art, then the art comes to life.

12-12 Do not do anything with fear; and fear not whatever you do.

12-13 Love develops into harmony, and of harmony is born beauty.

12-14 He who keeps no secrets has no depth in his heart.

12-15 Behind us all is one spirit and one life; how then can we be happy if our neighbor is not also happy?

12-16 The sea of life is in constant motion, no one can stop its ever-moving waves. The Master walks over the waves; the wise man swims in the water; but the ignorant man is drowned in his effort to cross.

12-17 Man's greatest privilege is to become a suitable instrument of God.

12-18 The trees of the forest silently await God's blessing.

12-19 The plain truth is too simple for the seeker after complexity, who is looking for things he cannot understand.

12-20 An unsuccessful man often keeps success away by the impression of his former failures.

12-21 Man himself is the tree of desire, and the root of that tree is in his own heart.

12-22 With good will and trust in God, self-confidence, and a hopeful attitude towards life, a man can always win his battle, however difficult.

12-23 There are many paths, and each man considers his own the best and wisest. Let each one choose that which belongs to his own temperament.

12-24 Failure, either in health or affairs, means there has been lack of self-control.

12-25 Love is as water of the Ganges; it is itself a purification.

12-26 Love is unlimited, but it needs scope to expand and rise; without that scope life is unhappy.

12-27 Every wave of the sea, as it rises, seems to be stretching its hands upwards, as if to say, "Take me up higher and higher."

12-28 True pleasure lies in the sharing of joy with another.

12-29 A gain or a loss which is momentary is not real; if we knew realities we should never grieve over the loss of anything that experience shows to be only transitory.

12-30 A soul is as great as the circle of its influence.

12-31 Happiness lies in thinking or doing that which one considers beautiful.