Put your trust in God for support
August 24, 2013 Comments Off on Put your trust in God for support
Put your trust in God for support and see His hidden hand working through all sources.
Bowl of Saki, August 24, by Hazrat Inayat Khan
Commentary by Pir-o-Murshid Inayat Khan:
The one thing to rely upon is God’s favor. Do not build either on your study or on your meditation, although they both help you. But you are dependent on God, not even on your murshid. Seek Him, trust Him. In Him lies your life’s purpose, and in Him is hidden the rest of your soul.
~~~ “Classes for Mureeds, Mureedship”, by Hazrat Inayat Khan (unpublished)
Man’s greatest privilege is to become a suitable instrument of God, and until he knows this he has not realized his true purpose in life. The whole tragedy in the life of man is his ignorance of this fact. From the moment a man realizes this, he lives the real life, the life of harmony between God and man. When Jesus Christ said, ‘Seek ye first the kingdom of God,’ this teaching was an answer to the cry of humanity: some crying, ‘I have no wealth,’ others crying, ‘I have no rest,’ others crying, ‘My situation in life is difficult,’ My friends are troubling me,’ or, ‘I want a position, wealth.’ The answer to them all is, ‘Seek ye first the kingdom of God, and all these things shall be added unto you.’
We live by the hope of attainment — without this one cannot exist — be it spiritual or material, of a selfish nature or of an unselfish one. It is not necessary that all should have one and the same object for their attainment, nor is it possible. It is, however, desirable that we should hold in our thought the best and highest attainment possible for us. … But if you yourself are in confusion whether to have this object or that object or no object, then there is no hope for you. For you must ever bear in mind that the light and the life that goes out from you to the object are quite as important as that light which comes to you from the object. Therein lies the great mystery of the trinity in all things: the knower, the thing to be known, and the power or light or knowledge which connects them. If the way seems closed, it will be opened. If the means are lacking, they will be given, they will be attained. If the object is far off and beyond your reach, it will be drawn to you, if only you can hold fast to the rein, the rope of hope, with complete faith and trust in God, the Giver of all things, the Possessor of all things.
~~~ “Githa I, Sadhana 1, The Path of Attainment”, by Hazrat Inayat Khan (unpublished)
What honor, what a spirit it brings when a man fixes his trust on Him who is almighty. Rumi says, ‘Though fire, air, earth, and water all seem dead things and only elements, yet they are God’s servants; they work for Him and they always obey Him!’ And he goes on to say in another part of his Masnavi, ‘Man, when he becomes intelligent, begins to see causes. But it is the superman who sees the cause of causes, the source of causes.’ God is the Cause of causes, the primal cause. One who looks at the primal cause sees in Him the cause of all.