Khan, Hazrat Inayat - The Mysticism of Sound and Music - On illumination
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
Hazrat Inayat Khan – The Mysticism of Sound and Music
There is another form of inspiration, a form which a person attains by a greater enlightenment, by a greater awakening of the soul. This can be pictured as a person going through a large room where all things are exhibited, but where there is no light except, in his own hand, a lantern with a search light. If he throws his light on music, music becomes clear to him, notes and rhythm become clear to him; if he throws his light on words, the words become clear to him; if he throws his light on colour, all colours come near to him; if he throws his light on line, all lines in most harmonious and beautiful forms come near to him.
This search light may become greater still and may reach still further… it may be thrown upon living beings and the living beings may become as written letters before him. This light may be thrown on objects, and the objects may reveal to him their nature and secret. And when this light is thrown within oneself, then the self will be revealed to a person; he will become enlightened as to his own nature and his own character.