October 19, 2013 Comments Off
Love itself is the healing power and the remedy for all pain.
Bowl of Saki, October 15, by Hazrat Inayat Khan
Commentary by Hazrat Inayat Khan:
There is no greater power than love. All strength comes with the awakening
of love in the heart. … If there is any protecting influence in the
world, it is no other than love. In all aspects of life, wherever we find
protection, its motive is always love, and no one can have trust in any
protection, however great, except the protection that love offers. If a
giant were to frighten a child, the child would say, ‘I will tell my
mother.’ The strength and power of any man is too small in comparison with
love’s protection which the mother affords her child. Love can heal better
than anything in the world.
Behind all this world of various names and forms there is one life, there
is one spirit. This spirit which is the soul of all beings is attracted
towards unity, and it is the absence of this spirit which keeps the world
unhappy. To a person who has just had some unpleasantness with his brother
or sister, his food is tasteless, the night without sleep, the heart
restless, the soul under a cloud. This shows that we do not necessarily
live on food; our soul lives on love, the love that we receive and the love
that we give. The absence of this is our unhappiness, and the presence of
it is all we need.
True life cannot be ours until unity is achieved. It is the work of
religion to promote the spirit of unity, in the knowledge and love of God
to whom all devotion belongs. Man often seeks for psychic, occult, and
magnetic powers. This is not the purpose of religion; these developments
come of themselves. Where there is life and love, there is magnetism; love
itself is the healing power and the remedy for all pain.
The dark clouds brought romance between Thee, my Beloved, and me.