Author: Hazrat Inayat Khan
Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass
ISBN/UPC (if available): 812080757X
This is the twelfth 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 volume throws a fresh light on Sufi Inayat Khan’s message. Maybe one of his central themes, the divinity of the human soul, is expressed best here and in a more varied from than in the other volumes.
Apart from teaching in the form of discourses and lectures this book contains autobiographical notes, both on his time in India and the early years of his mission in the West. There are some interesting analyses of life in the East and the West and on the role of mysticism in life, apart from unique renderings of Indian life at the turn of the century.
Finally you will find some fine plays giving his subtle teachings on life within and without in yet another form.
The discourses and lectures focus on mysticism, meditation, faith, mastery, discipleship and related themes.
The book will help you along the path of your soul opening your inner eyes to the beauty of the Self.
Preface to the Series
Preface to Volume XII
The Vision of God and Man and Other Lectures