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10 Sufi Thoughts


Murshid Hazrat Inayat Khan gave us a set of "10 Sufi Thoughts" to help deepen our understanding of the Sufi Path. The following pages each present Murshid's comments on one Thought. You can also find the complete set of 10 with comments here.

From the book: The Sufi Message of Hazrat Inayat Khan, Volume 1: The Way of Illumination, by Hazrat Inayat Khan. Section 1, Heading 1: Sufi Thoughts ...

Murshid Hazrat Inayat Khan

There are ten principal Sufi thoughts, which comprise all the important subjects with which the inner life of man is concerned.

1. There is One God, the Eternal, the Only Being; none exists save He.

2.  There is One Master, the Guiding Spirit of all Souls, Who constantly leads His followers towards the light.

 3.  There is One Holy Book, the sacred manuscript of nature, the only scripture which can enlighten the reader.

4.  There is One Religion, the unswerving progress in the right direction towards the ideal, which fulfills the life's purpose of every soul.

5.  There is One Law, the law of reciprocity, which can be observed by a selfless conscience, together with a sense of awakened justice.

6.  There is One Family, the human family which unites the children of Earth indiscriminately in the Parenthood of God.

7.  There is One Moral, the love which springs forth from self-denial and blooms in deeds of beneficence.

8.  There is One Object of Praise, the beauty which uplifts the heart of its worshippers through all aspects from the seen to the unseen.

9.  There is One Truth, the true knowledge of our being, within and without, which is the essence of all wisdom.

10.  There is One Path, the annihilation of the false ego in the real, which raises the mortal to immortality, in which resides all perfection.

 Madzub of the Basti, New Delhi

Hazrat Inayat Khan

Pir-O-Murshid Hazrat Inayat Khan

From the Gayan

The way of the Sufi is to experience life and yet to remain above it; to live in the world and not let the world own him.
— Sayings of Hazrat Inayat Khan: Gayan - Chalas