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


2-1 The pain of love is the dynamite that breaks up the heart, even if it be as hard as a rock.

2-2 Our virtues are made by love, and our sins caused by the lack of it.

2-3 Love is the essence of all religion, mysticism, and philosophy.

2-4 The fire of devotion purifies the heart of the devotee, and leads unto spiritual freedom.

2-5 Mysticism without devotion is like uncooked food; it can never be assimilated.

2-6 He who stores evil in his heart cannot see beauty.

2-7 The wise man, by studying nature, enters into unity through its variety, and realizes the personality of God by sacrificing his own.

2-8 Love manifests towards those whom we like as love; towards all those whom we do not like as forgiveness.

2-9 Love brought man from the world of unity to that of variety, and the same force can take him back again to the world of unity from the world of variety.

2-10 Whoever knows the mystery of vibrations indeed knows all things.

2-11 He who arrives at the state of indifference without experiencing interest in life is incomplete and apt to be tempted by interest at any moment; but he who arrives at the state of indifference by going through interest really attains the blessed state.

2-12 Wisdom is greater and more difficult to attain than intellect, piety, or spirituality.

2-13 Wisdom is intelligence in its pure essence, which is not necessarily dependent upon the knowledge of names and forms.

2-14 Man forms his future by his actions; his every good or bad action spreads its vibrations and becomes known throughout the universe.

2-15 The universe is like a dome; it vibrates to that which you say in it, and answers the same back to you; so also is the law of action; we reap what we sow.

2-16 We are always searching for God afar off, when all the while He is nearer to us than our own soul.

2-17 Concentration and contemplation are great things; but no contemplation is greater than the life we have about us every day.

2-18 He who expects to change the world will be disappointed; he must change his view. When this is done, then tolerance will come, forgiveness will come, and there will be nothing he cannot bear.

2-19 To renounce what we cannot gain is not true renunciation; it is weakness.

2-20 The religion of each one is the attainment of his soul's desire; when he is on the path of that attainment he is religious; when he is off that path then he is irreligious, impious.

2-21 The reformer comes to plough the ground; the prophet comes to sow the seed; and the priest comes to reap the harvest.

2-22 Life is an opportunity given to satisfy the hunger and thirst of the soul.

2-23 Truth alone can succeed; falsehood is a waste of time and loss of energy.

2-24 Do not fear God, but consciously regard His pleasure and displeasure.

2-25 He who has failed himself has failed all; he who has conquered himself has won all.

2-26 As man rises above passion, so he begins to know what is love.

2-27 Believe in God with childlike faith; for simplicity with intelligence is the sign of the Holy Ones.

2-28 He who can live up to his ideal is the king of life; he who cannot live up to it is life's slave.

2-29 Every moment of our life is an invaluable opportunity.