Why do we read books? Mostly because we want to learn something, to get some new ideas, to jump into the new reality and all of that can be summed up as to get the “food for thought“.
Recently I discovered an author whose impact on the reader is just the opposite: his books, although full of wisdom and deep thoughts, do not make you think things over but actually relax your mind and enrich your consioussness without you noticing it much.
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That feels so special!… It feels somehow like drinking water in a great thirst. Apart from his wonderfully simple language, the author has a certain melody, a rhythm in his writing (probably due to his strong musical background).
I wish many of you could discover this very special author whose books will not make your head glue but will enrich you with wisdom and deep understanding of life in the most unexpected way. Discover for yourself the books of Hazrat Inayat Khan! – links here.
A short notice on the author:
The Indian mystic and musician Hazrat Inayat Khan, born 1882, was the first teacher to bring Sufism, Islamic mysticism, to the West. He put the accent on the inner life and the annihilation of the false self. In his teachings, Khan emphasized the importance of developing what he called “the art of personality,” which includes the following character qualities: respect, consideration, hospitality, humility, graciousness, tenderness of feeling, sympathy, moderation of speech, and modesty. The yearning for God, he taught, produces a way of life that is courteous and loving and thoughtful of others.