Author: Hazrat Inayat Khan
Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8120804953
This final volume offers a multiple entry-gate to volumes I-XIII of ‘The Sufi Message’ of ‘Hazrat Inayak Khan’. The fourteen volumes of this series are now offered as one complete set.. This is the very first time a thorough detailed index of earlier thirteen volumes has been compiled. This is the thirteenth 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.
This final volume offers a multiple entry-gate to volumes I-XIII of ‘The Sufi Message’ of ‘Hazrat Inayak Khan
4The 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 very fist time a thorough, detailed index of these volumes has been compiles. It contains more than three thousand main entries with over fourteen thousand individual references. Both subjects and names have been included. The subjects are given in contextual phrases for words with many entries, such as ‘God’, ‘heart’ and ‘soul’, so as to facilitate location of a more specific reference. Titles of books and chapter headings and sub-headings are also included.
The index is an indispensable tool for any student of the Sufi Message. This is due not only to the large quantity of material in thirteen volumes, but also to the content. Although in a sense Hazrat Inayat Khan’s work is very systematic, the subject matter covered cannot really be deduced from the chapter-headings alone since ‘everything relates to everything’. This general statement in terms of mystical philosophy is an essential characteristic. The implication is that even with this Index the reader cannot be assured of tracing the totality of the teaching on a given subject. Each student may create his or her own index formed by feeling and intuition, and a more refined knowledge of the philosophy and methods of Hazrat Inayat Khan.