The Sufi Message - Vol. VI : The Alchemy of Happiness - Vol. VI

The Sufi Message - Vol. VI : The Alchemy of Happiness - Vol. VI

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Author: Hazrat Inayat Khan
Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass
Year: 2002
Language: English
Pages: 289
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8120806506


This is the sixth volume of the Indian edition of all the works of Hazrat Inayat Khan, the great Sufi mystic who lectured and taught in the western world. This book and other volumes in this series contain his lectures, discourses and other teachings as taken down in shorthand.

The complete series contains fourteen volumes. Each volume is complete in itself, and therefore may be read without any necessity to study following or previous ones. However, one may get a spiritual and mental appetite to continue reading . One will find that a meditative way of reading will convey not only the words but also the spiritual power emanating from them, tuning mind, heart and soul to the pitch which is one's own.

This inspiring book covers almost all aspects of the life of someone who chooses to go the way of self-unfoldment and self-realization. It refers to the struggle of life, its intoxication and its deeper side. The aim, meaning and purpose of life are discussed. What is wanted in life? Essential for the answer to this question are concepts like the art and development of personality, attitude, interest and indifference, purity of life, and the ideal. All these are discussed in separate chapters dealing with these items in an inspiring and up-lifting manner, never the less remaining realistic as to daily life’s requirements. Life is presented as an opportunity to gain experience both within and without, stressing their mutual interdependence. The second half of the book discusses, amongst others, inner life, the kingly road from limitation to perfection, and the stages on his destiny, in the context of the continuity of life.

“The soul is called ‘Atman’, which means happiness or bliss itself. It is not that happiness belongs to the soul; it is that the soul itself is happiness.”


Preface to the Series
The Alchemy of Happiness
The Aim of Life
The Purpose of Life (1)
The Purpose of Life (2)
The Art of Personality
The Development of Personality
The Attitude
The Secret of Life
What is Wanted in Life?
Life, a Continual Battle (1)
Life, a Continual Battle (2)
The Deeper Side of Life
Life, an Opportunity
Our Life’s Experience
Communicating with Life
The Intoxication of Life (1)
The Intoxication of Life (2)
The Meaning of Life
The Inner Life
The Inner Life and Self-realization
The Interdependence of Life within and Without
Interest and Indifference
From Limitation to Perfection (1)
From Limitation to Perfection (2)
The Path of Attainment (1)
The Path of Attainment (2)
Stages on the Path of Self-realization
Man, the Master of his Destiny (1)
Man, the Master of his Destiny (2)
The Law of Action
Purity of Life
The Journey of the Goal (1)
The Journey of the Goal (2)
The Continuity of Life