The fire of devotion purifies the heart of the devotee
February 26, 2012 Comments Off
The fire of devotion purifies the heart of the devotee, and leads unto spiritual freedom.
Bowl of Saki, February 4, by Hazrat Inayat Khan
Commentary by Pir-o-Murshid Inayat Khan:
The heart developed by religion and morality becomes first capable of choosing and then of retaining the object of devotion without wavering for a moment. … Devotion sweetens the personality, and is the light on the path of the disciple. Those who study mysticism and philosophy while omitting self-sacrifice and resignation grow egoistic and self-centered. Such persons are apt to call themselves either God or a part of God, and thus make an excuse for committing any sins they like. Regardless of sin or virtue they misuse and malign others, being utterly fearless of the hereafter. Yet they forget that ‘strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life’, as the Bible says. The fire of devotion purifies the heart of the devotee and leads to spiritual freedom.
Devotees by their power of concentration, by their purity of life, and by their divine love become wonderful healers. Their every tear and sigh become a source of healing for themselves and those around them. Devotion is the fire in which all infirmities are consumed.