Living the Sufi Message #10

We blame others for our sorrows and misfortunes, not perceiving that we ourselves are the creators of our world.

– (The Bowl of Saki: Hazrat Inayat Khan) –

Externally we are a single being, but internally we are a world. As vast as is the world around us, so vast is the world within. Asif says, ‘The limitation of the sky and land cannot be compared with man’s heart. If man’s heart be wide, there is nothing wider than this.’ All can be accommodated in it; heaven earth, sun, moon, all are reflected in it. It becomes itself the whole. This world becomes as one chooses to make it. If man only knew that! But since he does not know that, the world is not heaven, but has become its opposite. We blame others for our sorrows and misfortunes, not perceiving that we ourselves are the creators of our world; that our world has an influence upon our life within as well as upon our life without.
–┬áPir-O-Murshid Hazrat Inayat Khan

Volume VII – In an Eastern Rose Garden,┬áMental Creation (para 20)

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