Saturday, January 30, 2010

Hazrat Inayat Khan

[Yusufali 24:41] Seest thou not that it is Allah Whose praises all beings in the heavens and on earth do celebrate, and the birds (of the air) with wings outspread? Each one knows its own (mode of) prayer and praise. And Allah knows well all that they do
the quran:an noor(the light)

Hazrat Inayat Khan

"I read the lives of the founders, the prophets, the seers, with as much reverence as their most devout adherents. This brought me the bliss of realization of the One truth which all religions contain as different vessels may yet hold the same wine. The different messengers most wondrously, by their very diversity of civilization, nationality and age, revealed the One source of inspiration. A human being, not generally understanding this and owing to blind dogmatic faith, has always clung to the originator of his or her own faith and ignored the new prophet. Not recognizing the manifold aspects of truth, thus all the racial and religious prejudices!"

"For Sri Aurobindo's part, he always spoke highly of Prophet Muhammad and of Sufism, and Hazrat Inayat Khan was actually friends with the Mother during her days as a saloniere in Paris. In fact Sri Aurobindo wrote to one of his Muslim devotees to tell him that he had no problems with him using Islamic symbolism or practicing Sufi yogas -- the only reason he himself used Hindu symbolism was because he knew Sanskrit and did not know Persian or Arabic"

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