The whole world’s treasure is too small a price
August 24, 2013 Comments Off on The whole world’s treasure is too small a price
The whole world’s treasure is too small a price to pay for a word that kindles the soul.
Bowl of Saki, August 21, by Hazrat Inayat Khan
Commentary by Pir-o-Murshid Inayat Khan:
One kindled soul proves greater in power than ten thousand souls groping in the dark.
~~~ Complete Works, Sayings, Part II, pg 201, Hazrat Inayat Khan, East-West Publications
Life itself becomes a scripture to the kindled soul.
There is a symbolical legend in India of a cobra who has a precious stone in his head, and when he wishes to find his food he takes out the stone and places it upon the ground which becomes so illuminated that in that light he easily finds his food; when he has found what he wanted he puts the stone back in his head. This is symbolical of the Shaghil who has the light in his head kindled. When he opens his outer senses he throws the light out, and in that light, all things become visible, are reflected.
~~~ Sangatha III, Riyazat, Hazrat Inayat Khan (unpublished)
As fire when not kindled gives only smoke, but when kindled, the illuminating flame springs forth, so it is with love. It is blind when undeveloped, but, when its fire is kindled, the flame that lights the path of the traveler from mortality to everlasting life springs forth. The secrets of earth and heaven are revealed to the possessor of the loving heart.