The more elevated the soul
November 10, 2013 Comments Off on The more elevated the soul
The more elevated the soul, the broader the outlook.
Bowl of Saki, November 9, by Hazrat Inayat Khan
Commentary by Hazrat Inayat Khan:
There are many different opinions how the condition of the world should be
bettered: some think by religious reform, some think by educational reform,
and some think by social reform. Every reform made with the idea of doing
some good is worthwhile, but the reform most needed today is spiritual
reform. Today the hour has come when narrowness should be abandoned, in
order to arise above those differences and distinctions which divide human
beings. … The way to spirituality is the expansion and the widening of
the heart. In order to accommodate the divine Truth the heart must be
expanded. With the expansion of the heart the divine bliss is poured out.
~~~ “Religious Gatheka 11, The Truth and the Way “, by Hazrat Inayat Khan
The eyes of the man who neglects his duty to his fellow men, absorbed in
life’s intoxication, will certainly become dazzled and his mind exhausted
before the presence of God. It does not mean that any soul will be deprived
of the divine vision, it only means that the soul who has not learned to
open his eyes wide enough will have his eyes closed before the vision of
God. All virtues come from a wide outlook on life, all understanding comes
from the keen observation of life. Nobility of soul, therefore, is
signified in the broad attitude that man takes in life.