The Teaching of Hazrat Inayat Khan

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All Masters from the time of Adam till the time of Mohammad have been the one embodiment of the Master-ideal.

  • When Jesus Christ is represented as saying, "I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end," it is not meant that either the name or the visible person of Jesus Christ is the Alpha and Omega, but the Master-spirit within. It was this spirit which proclaimed this, moved by its realization of past, present, and future life, confident of its eternity.
  • It is the same spirit which spoke through Krishna, saying, "We appear on earth when Dharma is corrupted," which was long before the coming of Christ.
  • During his divine absorption Mohammad said, "I existed even before this creation and shall remain after its assimilation." In the holy traditions it is said, "We have created thee of Our light and from thy light We have created the universe." This is not said of the external person of Mohammad as known by this name. It refers to the spirit which spoke through all the blessed tongues and yet remained formless, nameless, birthless and deathless.