The Bowl of Saki Commentary: Daily Insights for Life by Inayat Khan,Samuel Lewis,Wali Ali Meyer

By Inayat Khan,Samuel Lewis,Wali Ali Meyer

The Sufi grasp, mystic, and royal musician Pir-o-Murshid Inayat Khan (1882–1927) traveled from his local India to the West in 1910 bringing a message of religious liberty—“the center that's receptive to the sunshine of God is free.” He traveled, spoke, and played far and wide Europe and the USA, touching hearts and encouraging minds. His publication of 366 day-by-day aphorisms, “The Bowl of Saki,” first released in 1922 and later up-to-date in 1936, is a wealth of non secular knowledge to aid light up the occasionally rocky direction of everyday life. The Saki (or Saqi within the unique Persian) is the pourer of wine in Sufi poetry, symbolizing the bringer of ecstasy and the longing of the Divine to be deeply known.

Spiritual commentaries on “The Bowl of Saki” through Murshid Samuel L. Lewis (1896-1971) have been released in 1978, and mirror Lewis’s lifelong devotion to and examine of the lessons of his liked non secular consultant. Murshid Sam, one in every of Hazrat Inayat Khan’s optimum disciples, used to be the 1st American Sufi grasp, the originator of the Dances of common Peace, and the founding father of the Sufi Ruhaniat foreign. In his commentaries on “The Bowl of Saki,” he attracts out hidden meanings in Hazrat Inayat Khan’s pithy sayings, exploring multi-dimensional philosophical, historic, and religious contexts.

This quantity, newly edited by way of Murshid Sam’s esoteric secretary, Wali Ali Meyer, provides the sayings and commentaries for deeper examine, in order that “the overarching objective of changing into what's intended by means of really being a Sufi, a Buzurg, or a Bodhisattva stands forth…and…we are ended in see how we're all interconnected in this kind of method that our ideas, emotions, and recognition impact the complete of creation.

“May you, pricey reader, drink deeply of this Bowl of Saki, the cup of the wine of the presence of God, being provided you through those nice souls, who via their proposal have introduced forth the nectar of the Spirit of Guidance.” (from the Introduction)

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