Samstag, 1. September 2018

Truth and the Way

Sufi Teachings September 2018

...'The core of religion is illustrated by an Indian story of the magic lantern which Aladdin saw. What is this magic lantern? This magic lantern is hidden in the heart of every soul.

For the time being its light becomes covered, and the tragedy of life comes from this covering of light.

Sufi Teachings of Hazrat Inayat Khan
Truth and the Way 1+2, The Message

from 'Social Gathekas and Message Papers' - 'scroll' down please.

Heartily Puran

Dienstag, 31. Juli 2018

Harmony-Nafs-the Ego-Attaining Harmony

Sufi Teachings August 2018

...'Sufís overlook the fault of others, considering that they know no better. They hide the faults of others, and suppress any facts that would cause disharmony. 

Their constant fight is with the nafs, the root of disharmony and the only enemy of a human being.

Sufi Teachings of the Month
Harmony, the Nafs-Ego Attaining Harmony

from 'Mysticism of Sound and Music' - 'scroll' down pls.

Heartily Puran

Samstag, 30. Juni 2018

Harmony-Universal and Individual

Sufi Teachings July 2018

...'The attainment of harmony is called heaven, and its lack is termed hell. The master of harmony alone understands life, and he who lacks it is foolish in spite of all other knowledge that he may have acquired.

Sufis give great importance to the attainment of harmony, believing that light is for angels and darkness for the devil, but that harmony is necessary for human beings in order to keep a balance in life.'...

Sufi Teachings of the Month
Harmony - Universal and Individual
from 'Mysticism of Sound and Music' - 'scroll' down please.

Heartily Puran

Donnerstag, 31. Mai 2018

Dharma - Duty towards Life

Sufí Teachings June 2018

...'Whatever be our position in life, rich or poor, we still have a kingdom, and that kingdom is our inner Self. We can help and serve in thought and deed, in word or in action needed at a certain moment. By every attention given to this question, by everything done in this respect, however material it might seem outwardly - a religious action is performed'...

Sufi Teachings of the Month
Dharma - Duty towards Life, children, fellow human beings, elders, towards State and towards God

from 'The Purpose of Life' - scroll down please


Montag, 30. April 2018

What We Create Within

Sufí Teachings May 2018

...'Rumi says so beautifully:
'There is a flute, one end of which
is between the lips of God,
and the other end of the flute
is in the heart of a human being'...

Sufi Teachings of the Month
What We Create Within 1+2 - Resurrection

from 'In an Eastern Rosegarden - Pearls from the Ocean Unseen' - scroll down please


Samstag, 31. März 2018

Closed Lips

Sufi Teachings April 2018

...'When the lips are closed, then the heart begins to speak; when the heart is silent, then the soul blazes up, raising its flame, which illuminates the whole life. This idea shows the mystic the great importance of silence, which is gained by repose'...

Sufi Teachings of the Month
Silence and Repose, the Sound of the Elements

from 'Social Gathekas' - please scroll down...


Mittwoch, 28. Februar 2018

Angels with a Notebook

Sufi Teachings March 2018

...'A hair perhaps divides the false and true;

Yes, and a single Alif were the clue,
Could you but find it - to the treasure house,
and, peradventure, to the Master too.'

Sufi Teachings of the Month
Alif, Angels with a Notebook, The Palace of Mirrors

from 'Healing and the Mind World' - scroll down pl.


Donnerstag, 1. Februar 2018

Creation means - God breathes out

Sufi Teachings February 2018

...'The contraction of the Intelligence of the Universe brought its essence into a form of light which is called the Divine spirit; and the expression of this very light has been the cause of all manifestation.

With other words: Creation is when God exhales, and what we call destruction is in reality absorption, when God inhales'...

Sufi Teachings of Hazrat Inayat Khan
'What existed before Manifestation? - Creation means God breathes out - Angel Souls on Earth'...

from 'The Soul Whence and Whither' - scroll down please.


Sonntag, 31. Dezember 2017

The Gold of Heaven

Sufi Teachings January 2018

...'The Gold of Heaven is dust to the worldly human being, and the gold of the earth is as dust to the heavenly human being'...

...'Hail to my exile from the Garden of Eden to the earth! If I had not fallen, I should not have had the opportunity of probing the depths of life'...

Sufi Teachings of Hazrat Inayat Khan
'Interest and Indifference 1+2, The Gold of Heaven'

from 'Message Papers, 18. August 1925' - scroll down please.


Donnerstag, 30. November 2017

The Imperfection of Another

Sufí Teachings December 2017

...'The desire of the soul is always for the right way, not for the way of darkness. We do not like to be without a candle, a light in our house. We like a good light, and this shows that the desire of the soul is for light.

What is lacking with a human being is that he knows only the passing, the momentary joys, and does not know the greater joys. And for experiencing a passing joy, there will be a bill to be paid; and the paying of that bill may take ten years'.

Sufi Teachings of the Month
'The Imperfection of Another 1+2, the Prophet Mohammed'

from 'Sufi Teachings - the Soul's Desire' of Hazrat Inayat Khan - scroll down please


Dienstag, 31. Oktober 2017


Sufí Teachings November 2017

...'And you will ask: 'How shall I define what idealism is? The ideal is something which we keep before our eyes, something which is not easily reached, something which is not easily touched, but which we can always see and keep before us, and try one day to reach'...

Sufi Teachings of the Month
'Generosity 1+2, Fulfillment of the Duties in Life'

from 'Message Papers' of Hazrat Inayat Khan - please scroll down...


Samstag, 30. September 2017

On Intuition

Sufí Teachings October 2017

...'We must keep our heart tuned. Intuition becomes closed when the heart is out of tune. Every individual is meant to have a certain pitch'...

Sufi Teachings of the Month
'Intuition, Brotherhood and Religion, Free Will and Destiny'.

from 'Message Papers' of Hazrat Inayat Khan - please scroll down...


Donnerstag, 31. August 2017

The Influence of Music in our Being

Sufi Teachings September 2017

...'When the soul is attuned to God,
then, whatever she does, becomes music'...

Sufi Teachings of the Month
'The Influence of Music in our Being 1+2, Rhythm'

from 'Mysticism of Sound and Music' of Hazrat Inayat Khan - scroll down please


Montag, 31. Juli 2017

The Secret of a Friend - Magnetism

Sufí Teachings August 2017

...'The Secret of a Friend we should keep as our own secret;
The fault of a friend we should hide as our own fault'...

Sufi Teachings of the Month
'The Secret of a Friend - Magnetism 1+2, the Inner School of Character

from 'Healing Papers-Mental Purification' of Hazrat Inayat Khan - scroll down please.


Samstag, 1. Juli 2017

The Language of Life

Sufi Teachings July 2017

...'We speak when we understand the language of one another,
and we keep silent when our hearts speak'...

Sufi Teachings of the Month
'The Language of Life 1+2, Firdausi'

from 'Alchemy of Happiness' of Hazrat Inayat Khan - scroll down please.

Donnerstag, 1. Juni 2017

Tolerance - about Krishna

Sufi Teachings June 2017

...'The seeker after paradise might receive an answer from a pleasure-seeking soul, as Omar Khayyam said: 'Oh my Beloved, fill the cup that clears today of past regrets and future fears. Tomorrow? Why, tomorrow I may be myself with yesterday's seventy-thousand years!'

Sufi-Teachings of the Month
'Tolerance 1+2, about Krishna'

from 'The Purpose of Life' von Hazrat Inayat Khan - please scroll down..

Montag, 1. Mai 2017

Jelâleddin Rûm-î - a Madzub Story

Sufi Teachings May 2017

...'Beloved Ones of God,
This evening I would like to speak about one of the greatest poets of Persia and a great educator on the Inner Path; I only wish to point out different characteristics and works of Rûm-î which have endeared him to all the illuminated souls'...

Sufi Teachings of the Month
'Jelâleddin Rûm-î 1+2, A Madzub story'

from 'Message Papers' of Hazrat Inayat Khan - 'scroll' down please.

Samstag, 1. April 2017

True Faith

Sufi Teachings April 2017

...'When the simple man heard this, he would not allow himself to be angry with the other, but he said gently: 'This teacher of mine may be false, but my faith is not false, and that is perfectly sufficient'...

Sufi-Lehren des Monats
'The Path of Discipleship 3+4, True Faith'

from 'Gathekas' von Hazrat Inayat Khan - 'please scroll down'...


Dienstag, 28. Februar 2017

What Goodness Allows

Sufi Teachings March 2017

...'Love that has no consideration loses its fragrance. Also, it is not intelligence which is consideration. It is the balance of love and intelligence that brings about consideration, it is the action and reaction of love and intelligence that produces consideration.

Children who are considerate are more precious than jewels to their parents'...

Sufi Teachings of the Month

'The Path of Discipleship 1+2, What Goodness Allows'

from 'Gathekas' of Hazrat Inayat Khan -
scroll down please..

Dienstag, 31. Januar 2017

The Planes

Sufi Teachings February 2017

...'A human being wishes to know about God, about heaven, about the things unknown, and about the world unseen, and he thinks he can see them from the first floor. He is not ready to believe there is anything on the seventh floor; he thinks there is no such thing as a seventh floor, nothing but the first. 

If he were freed from this delusion, and if he were allowed to go to the other floors, then he would be able to see what the fourth, fifth, sixth, and seventh floors contain.'...

Sufí Teachings of the Month
'The Planes 1+2, The Murshid and his Disciple'

from 'In an Eastern Rosegarden' of Hazrat Inayat Khan - please scroll down

Samstag, 31. Dezember 2016

Our Efforts in Constructing

Sufi Teachings January 2017

...'People have given unnecessary and greater importance to the personality of the Messenger instead of to the Message, humanity has made this great error at every age - the regarded the pen that wrote the letter instead of letter's contents. The letter and its writer are important, the pen is only the instrument'...

Sufí Teachings of the Month
'Our Efforts Constructing' 1+2,
The Sufi Message'

from 'Message Papers' of Hazrat Inayat Khan - 'scroll' down please.

Mittwoch, 30. November 2016

Progress is Circular

Sufi Teachings December 2016

...'A human being wonders about his past and future;
how wonderful would life become to him
if he only realized the present!'...

Sufi Teachings of the Month
'Three Aspects of Knowledge' 1+2 Progress is Circular'

From 'Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow' de Hazrat Inayat Khan - 'scroll' down please

Montag, 31. Oktober 2016

The Inborn Power of the Soul

Sufi Teachings November 2016

...'When we see generosity in someone who is poor 
     and humility in someone who is honoured;
   - when we notice simplicity in a great soul
      and fineness in a strong personality;
   - when we discern an unassuming quality 
     in a brave human being and a desire to learn
     in a human being who knows and understands'...

Sufí Teachings of the Month
'The Inborn Power of the Soul' 1+2 Soul Greatness'

from 'Healing Papers' of Hazrat Inayat Khan -
scroll down please

Freitag, 30. September 2016

What Life Wishes from Us

Sufi Teachings October 2016

...'When we try to find an answer that we can all agree with, I would say: 'What we lack in life, and what Life wishes from us, is to be tuned with the infinite and to be in rhythm with the finite.' In simple words, to be in rhythm with the conditions of life and to be in tune with the source of our existence.'...

Sufi Teachings of the Month
'What Life Wishes from Us' 1+2+3

From 'Social Gathekas' of Hazrat Inayat Khan - please scroll down

Mittwoch, 31. August 2016

The Meaning of Life

Sufi Teachings September 2016

...'When we inquire deeply into life we find that what all souls seek is to know the meaning of life. The scientist looks and searches for it in the realm of science, and the artist finds it in his art. Whatever different interests people may have, their only real inclination is to find the meaning of life.'...

Sufi Teachings of the Month
The Meaning of Life 1+2 - The Buddha

From 'Alchemy of Happiness' of Hazrat Inayat Khan - please scroll down

Sonntag, 31. Juli 2016

Breath - Key to Health

Sufi Teachings August 2016

...'Breath is the very life in beings, and what holds all the particles of the body together is the power of the breath, and when this power becomes less, then the will loses its control over the body. As the power of the sun holds all the planets, so the power of the breath holds every organ'...

Sufi Teachings of the Month
Breath - Key to Health 1+2 - Exaltation

From 'Healing and the Mind World' of Hazrat Inayat Khan

Donnerstag, 30. Juni 2016

The Answer to the Cry - The Tree of Life

Sufi Teachings July 2016

...'Whenever the spirit of God has come forth in its true form, the world has been against it. Why has it been so? it is because the human being has two sides to his nature, one false and the other real; and before the true messenger can penetrate to the reality of a human's being, he first touches the fals or unreal part, and that revolts'...

Sufi Teachings of the Month
The Answer to the Cry - the Tree of Life

From 'Unity of Religious Ideals' of Hazrat Inayat Khan - please scroll down...

Dienstag, 31. Mai 2016

The Pitch of God - Garden, Spring and Nightingale

Sufi Teachings June 2016

...'The soul is a condition of intelligence. Intelligence in its original aspect is the essence of life, the spirit, or God. But when this intelligence is caught in an accomodation such as body and mind, its original nature of knowing then knows, and that knowing intelligence becomes consciousness'....

Sufi Teachings of the Month
the Pitch of God - Garden, Spring and Nightingale

From 'The Soul Whence and Whither' of Hazrat Inayat Khan

Samstag, 30. April 2016

The Life of Thought

Sufi Teachings May 2016

...'A thought is a body. The Breath which flows from the Source - as a ray of the Spirit which may be likened to the Sun - makes the thought an entity'...

Sufi Teachings of the Month
The Life of Thought 1+2 - A Madzub

From 'Mysticism of Sound and Music' of Hazrat Inayat Khan

Donnerstag, 31. März 2016

Will, Wish and Desire

Sufi Teachings April 2016

...'The hidden Desire of the Creator
is the secret of the whole Creation'...

Sufi Teachings of the Month
Will, Wish and Desire
- One-handed Basket Weaving

From 'Social Gathekas' of Hazrat Inayat Khan
and the 'Mathnawî' of Mevlânâ Jelaleddin Rumi

Donnerstag, 24. März 2016

Sohbet of the Week (1)

Sohbet of the Week (1)

Dear friends,

Some days ago, during a very clear night of soft light, a wish from within knocked at the doors of the heart: 'The Sufi Stories need a different bowl'. When Sufis, maybe of various 'tariqas' meet, there is always much light, much love, much exchange, sometimes in silence, sometimes in the form of sighs, sometimes they speak about aspects related to the 'Path'.

And it is this form of interchange that I would love to start - and if you have a theme, an experience, a happening which has touched you, moved you - tell me please, it would give me much joy to present it before this illustre company.

As you will see, it will not be in the form of formal teachings as you can meet in the Reflexions or in the Topics of the Month, it is more of a casual interchange, light, but I think, even so, of a depth which will make us shine from within, insh'allah...

Ah, I would like to present you the participants in this Sohbet, out in shining nature: From left to right: Shaikh al Akbar Ibn'Arabi, the Pole of Wisdom, from Al-Andalus; below the tree - the Pole of Love, Mevlânâ Jelaleddin Rumi, of Konya, originally from Persia; with the Vina: Hazrat Inayat Khan; on his left with the writing: Bullah Shah; the Dervish standing: Moinuddin Chishti, the 'Benefactor of the Poor'; then a mother with her baby child who happens to take a stroll on this meadow, in this very moment; and, finally, an unknown dervish of the Naqhsbandi tradition.

I wonder what we are going to hear in this Sohbet!

First: Let us listen to a piece of music which the brother of Inayat Khan, Musharaff Khan, plays on his Vina, it is a song dedicated to Ganesha - in Raga Hamsadwani - here it is:

Montag, 29. Februar 2016


Sufi Teachings March 2016

...'When we are friends, and we cannot understand each other, then we are not yet friends, we only think we are friends.
But if we understand, then all the beautiful points in us both are made a thousand times clearer because of that friendship'...

Sufi Teachings of the Month
Friendship 4+5+6

From 'In an Eastern Rosegarden'
of Hazrat Inayat Khan

Sonntag, 31. Januar 2016


Sufi Teachings February 2016

...'The great error we make in our lives is that we begin to claim friendship before we have learned the meaning of friendship'...

Sufi Teachings of the Month
Friendship 1+2+3

From 'In an Eastern Rosegarden'
by Hazrat Inayat Khan

Freitag, 1. Januar 2016

From Limitation to Perfection

Sufi Teachings January 2016

...'Every kind of striving in a human being's life, whether for a material or for an inner object, is the result of his natural inclination to reach from limitation towards perfection'...

Sufi Teachings of the Month:
From Limitation to Perfection 1+2 - The Bowl of the Dervish

From 'Alchemy of Happiness'
by Hazrat Inayat Khan

A blessed New Year 2016 to you all!
Thank you for your friendship!

Montag, 30. November 2015

Ancient Music

Sufi Teachings December 2015

...'We see today an ever greater tendency to nervousness, caused by too much activity in life. Life is becoming more and more artificial every day, and we are missing that repose which has been as yeast to the human race. Therefore the art of repose, seemingly lost, greatly needs to be found again'...

Sufi Teachings of the Month:
Ancient Music 1+2+3

From 'Mysticism of Sound and Music'
of Hazrat Inayat Khan

Samstag, 31. Oktober 2015

Sacrifice and Renunciation

Sufi Teachings November 2015

...'My Blessed Mureeds,
The Path of Attainment is likened to a narrow path, a steep path that we find on the mountain, to climb to the top. It is difficult because it is going uphill'...

Sufi Teachings of the Month:
Sacrifice and Renunciation
The King of Balkh

From 'The Message Papers'
of Hazrat Inayat Khan

Mittwoch, 30. September 2015

The Value of Repetition and Reflection

Sufi Teachings October 2015

...'What attracts us most is the repetition of any experience. When we are in the habit of going to the park, maybe we like a little bench there, and we will always be attracted to it whenever we go to the park'...

Sufi Teachings of the Month:
The Value of Repetition and Reflection 1+2
The Power of a Word

From 'Mysticism of Sound and Music'
of Hazrat Inayat Khan

Dienstag, 22. September 2015

Preparing our Heart

Sufi Teachings September 2015

...'If natural goodness and rightousness can be found anywhere, it is in the spring of our heart from which life rises, a spring of virtue, and every drop of it is a living virtue. if we lack goodness, it is not the lack of training; it is because we have not yet found ourselves.'...

Sufi Teachings of the Month:
Preparing our heart 1+2

From'Social Gathekas' of Hazrat Inayat Khan

Samstag, 1. August 2015

Faith and Doubt

Sufí-Teachings August 2015

...'Faith and doubt are like light and darkness. The moments of faith are like the moments of the day and the moments of doubt are like the moments of the night'...

Sufí Teachings of the Month:
Faith and Doubt 1+2
Developing Faith

From 'The Message Papers' 17th August 1926
from Hazrat Inayat Khan

Dienstag, 30. Juni 2015


Sufí Teachings July 2015

...'He who with sincerity seeks his real purpose in life, is himself sought by that purpose'...

Sufí Teachings of the Month:
Liberation 1+2
Our Inner Being is Like the Ocean

From 'Aqibat - Life After Death'
by Hazrat Inayat Khan

Sonntag, 31. Mai 2015

The Garb of the Three Spheres

Sufí Teachings June 2015

...'The nature of each sphere is such that the ray or soul when it penetrates through a certain sphere must clothe itself in the garb of that sphere. Just as a person from a tropical country going to a cold climate must adopt the clothes of that climate'...

Sufí Teachings of the Month:
The Garb of the Three Spheres
Within and Without
The Law of Gravitation

From 'Alchemy of Happiness'
by Hazrat Inayat Khan

Dienstag, 26. Mai 2015

The Poem on Hearing

The lobes of our ears are like small wings
covering in a backward direction the cavities in which
sounds are absorbed

The outer shells of the ears of animals,
of primitive people, and of people
belonging to races in East and West, where traditions
of ancient civilizations are still alive,
stretch these lobes in a backward direction when they listen.

This movement helps to open wide the eyes.
It keeps the chords of the nerves free
from the retinas towards the centres of attention,
in order that sight and sound may co-ordinate.

From the cavities of the ears,
there is in a downward direction
a direct link with the heels.

In the bush, both for animals and primitive people,
it is of basic importance to be deeply attentive
to what they hear moving around.

They may not yet see,
but perhaps smell,
because their noses quiver.

Then they must at any moment be able
to take to their heels
at short notice.

Samstag, 2. Mai 2015

Lean in the Back

Lie down in your bed
and accept the support of the back.

Let your attention open towards downwards.
It will awaken the feeling inside your spreading body
of how you touch the bed.

Feel the bed being there beneath your back.
Then open your attention still more downwards.
Let it absorb the floor which supports the bed,
feeling very intensely the direction downwards.

Still more downwards,
absorb and feel the presence of the earth.

You know that the earth is floating in space
carrying you and the bed.
Still more downwards are heavens and stars.

So when you stand up and walk on the earth,
feel and know that beneath you,
beneath the earth which you tread,
there are stars and heavens..

Freitag, 1. Mai 2015

Win Trust and Understanding

Sufi Teachings May 2015

...'My simple trust!
How often you have disappointed me,
yet I still go on following thee with closed eyes' ...

Sufi Topics of the Month:
Win Trust and Understanding
A Missionary and a Sufi

From 'Social Gathekas'
Hazrat Inayat Khan

Mittwoch, 15. April 2015


O Space, 
Thy holy essence 
embracing all and interpenetrating
alle forms.

Thou, gentle liberator, setting us free
from all that seems to bind us,
carrying us on wings ethereal.

Thou most compassionate, forever present,
being at-one with all that is.
Essence of truth, revealing
through the fabric of illusions of our human life,
that deepest consciousness of pure perfection.

In Thee, there cannot be that cruel separation
threatening us through the perverted
consciousness of limitation.

For all Thy working in relationship most intimate,
the perfect unity of all things,

O Space, Thy tenderness is infinite.

(Raden Ayou Jodjana 1888-1981 - page 8)

Dienstag, 7. April 2015

Shakuntala - a Sanskrit Theatre Play

Shakuntala - A Sanskrit Theatre Play

Shakuntala lives in an Ashram, King Dushyanta of the Puru Dynasty hunts in the forest, falls in love with Shakuntala, returns to the court, forgets her. Shakuntala does not wish to live on this earth anymore, out of shame, disappears, gives birth to a son, and the wise foretell that he will give India her name, Bharata....

Hazrat Inayat Khan created music to the play, in Winter 1913 in Moscow, at the court of the Tsar, just before Russian Revolution; the music is never played, survives Revolution and Sovjet Union - and is being performed at the Glinka Museum in Moscow for the first time, 80 years later...

Read the story and listen to the music!
(Click on image or title, or here....)
Heartily                     Puran

Dienstag, 31. März 2015

The City of Love

Sufi Teachings April 2015

...'Whosoever in Love's city enters
finds but room for One,
and but in Oneness union'...

Sufi Topics of the Month:
Wisdom, the Worker of all Things -
The World shall live in me -
The City of Love

From 'The Vision of God and Human Being'
Hazrat Inayat Khan

Dienstag, 3. März 2015

Zyriab - a story in the history

Zyriab - A story in the history

Abu l-Hasan Ali ibn Nafì (Arabic, أبو الحسن علي ابن نافع), known as Ziryab (زرياب,  'Blackbird') due to his dark skin and beautiful voice, was a poet, cuisinier, musician and singer, presumably of Kurdish origin, although other sources describe him as a black slave freed later (born in Iraq 789 - died in Córdoba c.857). He was famous for the fine oriental manners he introduced at the court of Córdoba.

Beyond this he has inspired generations of musicians, until today - und so it is much worth to remember his story in the history of Al-Andalus.

This Ebook is an excerpt from the book 'Dost Chelo'
Heartily                  Puran
Listen to his music - alive until today!

Sonntag, 1. März 2015

Purity - Stream of Love

Sufi Teachings March 2015

...'As the rust ist natural to the iron and as the milk turns sour, so it is with the heart, when it becomes rusted and its feeling, which by nature is as pure as milk, turns sour. Then nothing in the world is tasteful to that person and life with all its beauty becomes worthless.'...

Topic: Purity - Stream of Love - Free of Rust and Sourness,Free from Fear, Free from our Identity, Sobriety - Purifying our Memory

From 'Healing Papers' - Hazrat Inayat Khan

(Foto by Masaru Emoto - Message of Water)

Samstag, 31. Januar 2015

True Life is in Peace

Sufi Teachings February 2015

...'Peace is something which cannot be bought or sold, something which cannot be robbed by anyone, and something which is more sacred and holy than religion and prayer. For all prayer and devontion is to attain to this peace'....

Topic: True Life is in Peace - Learning from Within

From 'Purpose of Life' - Hazrat Inayat Khan