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Khan, Hazrat Inayat - The Mysticism of Sound and Music - On erasing memory

Identifier

000950

Type of Spiritual Experience

Background

The Sufis specifically learn how to ‘forget’.  In the following observation Khan speaks of ‘erasing memory’.  We can both erase the harmful memory and thereby erase the index to perceptions which are harmful to us .

A description of the experience

Hazrat Inayat Khan – The Mysticism of Sound and Music

One can erase from the record a living memory of something of the past.  That is what is learnt in the Sufi path.  It is the work we accomplish by concentration and meditation.  It is not an easy thing to do, it is the most difficult, but also the most valuable thing there is ... in this way we are able to make our heaven ourselves

The source of the experience

Khan, Hazrat Inayat

Concepts, symbols and science items

Concepts

Memory
Perceptions

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Activities and commonsteps

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