As the light of the sun helps the plant to grow, so the divine Spirit helps the soul towards its perfection.
– (The Bowl of Saki: Hazrat Inayat Khan) –
The Spirit of Guidance is a plant that grows and blossoms when it meets with response and care; and when it is watered by the rainfall of divine inspiration it blooms in the light of the divine sun. The Spirit of Guidance is the light of God, which may be likened to a lantern that the farmer carries when walking on the farm in the darkness of night. It is like a searchlight, which shows up any object upon which it is thrown; and so when the light of the Spirit of Guidance is thrown upon any aspect of life, man receives a keen insight into it. In the Spirit of Guidance one finds a living God active in the heart of every person. – Pir-O-Murshid Hazrat Inayat Khan