Living the Sufi Message #20

To make God a reality is the real object of worship. –

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

The work of the inner life is to make God a reality, so that He is no more an imagination; that this relationship that man has with God may seem more real than any other relationship in the world; and when this happens, then all relationships, however near and dear, become less binding. But at the same time, a person does not thus become cold; he becomes more loving. It is the godless man who is cold, impressed by the selfishness and lovelessness of the world, because he partakes of those conditions in which he lives. But the one who is in love with God, the one who has established his relationship with God, his love becomes living. …
– Pir-o-Murshid Inayat Khan

Volume I – The Way of Illumination, Section II – Ch II – The Object of the Journey (para 2)

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