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Aspects on Sufi viewpoints

by Hidayat I. Khan - see book 'Geistige Freiheit' - click here

Moses is known to have held light in the palms of his hands. Zoroaster and Christ are also often pictured with rays of light shining from the palms of the hands, which suggests the radiance which can be awakened in the fingertips and which can be directed to any part of the body. This experience is also known in the practice called Shagal, related to the inversion of the sense of touch, also called the Divine caress.

Hazrat Inayat Khan, in his sixteen years of work in the West (from 1910 until 1927) has travelled extensely, in Europe, in Russia and the United States, and he has left us a widespread wisdom which covers all aspects of human life on this earth.

Here the reflections throw their light upon a certain aspect, and, dear friends, if you wish to follow them every day, you will certainly discover a thread which links one sentence to the other; and there might appear, before your inner perception, something which every individual, in his or her own way, could discover something like 'the map of my own life'...