...WHAT A RELIEF THAT IS...
THE ONLY WAY THRU TO OUT…
ORIGINAL BEING’S SILENCE POSSESSES THE LIFE
THE ONLY REMAINING WAY OF BEING IN FORM
INTEGRITY OF SOUL...
…ALL SOULS IN ALL FORMS AS ONE
∞ ORIGINAL PRISTINE AUTHENTICITY ∞
When the gift within you slips clear
Of the sticky web of the personal
With its hurt and hauntings,
And fixed fortress corners,
For what wants to ascend from silence, ...
The grace of perfect danger,
To reach beyond imitation,
And the wheel of repetition,
Deep into the call of all
The unfinished and unsolved...
And something original begins
To stir toward your senses
And grow stronger in your heart.
myriads of seas and fishes
prostrate themselves in adoration
before that munificence and bounty.
hath rained, so that the sea
was made thereby to scatter pearls!
hath shone, so that cloud and sea
.... learned to be bountiful!
If anything, it's about
It's about becoming
who we really, really, are.
his heart is like a vessel turned upside down.
Commentary by Hazrat Inayat Khan:
The secret of all attainment is centered in reserve.
Spiritual or material,
when a person has told his plans to others,
he has let out the energy that he should have kept
as a reservoir of power for the accomplishment of his object.
... The teaching, 'Be wise as a serpent,' may be interpreted,
'Be quiet as a serpent.'
It is quietude that gives wisdom and power.
The thought held in mind speaks to the mind of another,
but the thought spoken out most often
only reaches the ears of a person.
Every plan has a period of development;
and if man has power over his impulse,
by retaining the thought silently in mind,
he allows the plan to develop
and to take all necessary changes
that it may take for its culmination.
But when the impulse expresses the thought,
it so to speak 'puts out the flame,'
thus hindering the development of the plan.
The wise speak with their mind many times
before they speak about it to anybody.
~~~ "Githa I, Sadhana 7, The Path of Attainnment"
by Hazrat Inayat Khan (unpublished)
"Without the control over your lips
you will not be able to develop inspiration."
As a poet has said,
"When the shell closes its lips, then the pearl develops in it."
... the more you are able to keep your secret in your heart,
greater you become.
You have more weight,
your personality becomes more reliable,
As it is said in Vadan that
it is best to
say something without saying.
~~~ "Sangatha II, Secrecy on the Path of Truth", by Hazrat Inayat Khan (unpublished)
the doors of knowledge are closed.
He will no more be able to widen his knowledge
the doors of his heart are closed
the moment he says,
is so intoxicating, so exalting,
it gives such a great joy,
that one begins to pour out one's knowledge
before anyone who comes along
as soon as this knowledge springs up.
But if at that time the disciple could realize
that he should conserve that kindling of the light,
reserve it, keep it within himself and let it deepen,
then his words would not be necessary
and his presence would enlighten people.
what comes out of that spring in words,
although on the one side his vanity will be satisfied,
on the other side his energy will be exhausted.
The little spring that had risen,
he has poured out before others
and he remains without power.
This is why reserve is taught to the true disciple,
the conserving of inspiration and power.
The one who speaks is not always wise;
it is the one who listens who is wise.
the more one feels inclined to keep it secret.
And the more one keeps secret what one knows
the more life unfolds its secrets to one.
... it must be remembered that the power of the body is nothing in comparison with the power of the mind.
And the power of the one who keeps a secret
is greater than the power of the giant
who lifts a mountain.
All that one holds is preserved,
all that one lets go is dispersed.
~~~ He who keeps no secrets
has no depth in his heart.