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


8-1 Understanding makes the trouble of life lighter to bear.

8-2 The same herb planted in various atmospheric conditions will vary in form accordingly, but will retain its characteristics.

8-4 Life is what it is; you cannot change it, but you can always change yourself.

8-5 Life is a continual series of experiences, one leading to the other, until the soul arrives at its destination.

8-6 External life is the shadow of the inner reality.

8-7 At the cost of one failure, the wise learn the lesson for the whole of life.

8-8 The more you evolve spiritually, the further you pass from the understanding of every man.

8-9 One word can be more precious than all the treasures of the earth.

8-10 Narrowness is primitiveness; it is the breadth of heart that proves evolution.

8-11 It is simpler to find a way to heaven than to find a way on earth.

8-12 It is God, who by the hand of man, designs and carries out His intended plans in nature.

8-13 The lover of nature is the true worshipper of God.

8-14 In the country you see the glory of God; in the city you glorify His name.

8-15 The pain of life is the price paid for the quickening of the heart.

8-16 Words that enlighten the soul are more precious than jewels.

8-17 Love is the current coin of all peoples in all periods.

8-18 Do not take the example of another as an excuse for your own wrongdoing.

8-19 Overlook the greatest fault of another, but do not partake of it yourself in the smallest degree.

8-20 Cleverness and complexity are not necessarily wisdom.

8-21 The whole world's treasure is too small a price to pay for a word that kindles the soul.

8-22 He is living whose sympathy is awake; and he is dead whose heart is asleep.

8-23 By our thoughts we have prepared for ourselves the happiness or unhappiness we experience.

8-24 Put your trust in God for support and see His hidden hand working through all sources.

8-25 Faith is the A B C of the realization of God; this faith begins by prayer.

8-26 Passion is the smoke and emotion is the glow of love's fire; unselfishness is the flame that illumines the path.

8-27 The soul of Christ is the light of the universe.

8-28 Death is a tax the soul has to pay for having had a name and a form.

8-29 A pure life and a clean conscience are as two wings attached to the soul.

8-30 The giver is greater than the gift.

8-31 He who has spent has used; he who has collected has lost; but he who has given has saved his treasure forever.