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Khan, Hazrat Inayat - The Art of Being and Becoming - On springs and fountains



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Hazrat Inayat Khan – The Art of Being and Becoming

Spring water is most healing and most inspiring, because it comes from above and runs downhill.  That is the character of the inspired mind.  The heart that like a spring pours out water in the form of inspiration, in poetry or music or some other form, has beauty; it has a healing quality.  It can take away all the worries and anxieties and difficulties and troubles of those who come to it, like the water of the spring; it not only inspires but it heals………

……………There is also [a sort of] fountain that rises and falls in so many drops.  This is manmade.  When man has made a personality of himself, then the feeling that rises from the heart through that personality is like a fountain.  Each drop falling from it takes the form of a virtue

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Khan, Hazrat Inayat

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