Author: Hazrat Inayat Khan
Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8120806018
This is the fourth 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 is the fourth volume of the Sufi Message by Hazrat Inayat Khan. It includes three works—the first, ‘Healing is a collection’ of teachings on spiritual healing. In this work the Sufi mystic discusses the basic laws governing the mind’s influence on the body, which he consider greater than that of the physical body on the mental existence, and he emphasizes the need for a stronger awareness of the possibilities which spiritual healing can offer.
‘Mental Purification’ is a collection of lectures on the working and hygiene of the mind in relation to the spirit. This part conveys in a beautiful way the synthesis that can be gained between inner life and life in the world.
The volume concludes with ‘The Mind World’—which in the terms of the Sufi poets is called ‘The Palace of Mirrors’—and expression which Inayat Khan takes as symbolizing on different levels, the whole of life.
Preface to the Series
The Book of Health