Reflections V - I - 21

Aspects of Sufi Viewpoints

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

The secret of true love is that it radiates far beyond the vision of the beloved, because the stream of love is of Divine origin and therefore beyond limitation. As it has been said, ‘the sea could not fit in a bowl, although it can fill it, but a bowl can merge into the sea, although it cannot contain it’. In other words, when love is real, the lover becomes a living manifestation of that love which, although directed to an ideal, reaches higher dimensions, communicating the spirit of love, and inspiring others on the path of love.

Hazrat Inayat Khan, in his seventeen 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 golden 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'...