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Khan, Hazrat Inayat - The Mysticism of Sound and Music - On levels and layers

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Hazrat Inayat Khan – The Mysticism of Sound and Music

……. vibrations pass through 5 distinct phases while changing from the fine to the gross, and the elements of ether, air, fire, water and earth – each has savour, colour and form peculiar to itself.  Thus the elements form a wheel which brings them all into time to the surface.  At each step in their activity they vary and become distinct from each other and it is the grouping of these vibrations which causes variety in the objective world.  The law which causes them to disperse, man calls destruction………………………

… The inward and essential part of each and every being is composed of fine vibrations and the external part is formed of gross ones. 
The finer part we name spirit and the grosser part matter, the former being less subject to change and destruction and the latter more so.  All that lives is spirit and all that dies is matter; and all that dies in spirit is matter and all that lives in matter is spirit. 

All that is visible and perceptible appears to be living, although subject to death and decay and becoming every moment resolved into its finer element but the sight of man is so deluded by its awareness of the seeming world, that the spirit which really lives is covered under the garb of matter and its true being is hidden………

 ………..What is spirit and what is matter?  The difference between spirit and matter is like the difference between water and ice; frozen water is ice and melted ice is water.  It is spirit in its denseness which we call matter; it is matter in its fineness we call spirit.

Once a materialists said to me ‘I do not believe in any spirit or soul or hereafter.  I believe in eternal matter’  I said to him, ‘Your belief is not very different from mine, only that which you call eternal matter I call spirit, it is a difference in terms.  There is nothing to dispute about, because we both believe in eternity, what difference does it make, if one calls it matter, and the other calls it spirit?  It is one life from beginning to end.

Hazrat Inayat Khan – The Art of Being and Becoming

Man is made of two things, spirit and substance.  The spirit is the finer part and the substance is the grosser part; the finer part, the spirit, has turned into the grosser part.  One part is the external, limited self that we see, and the other is the unlimited being.…………

Hazrat Inayat Khan – The Mysticism of Sound and Music

It is the gradual increasing activity which causes vibrations to materialise, and it is the gradual decrease of the same which transmutes them again into spirit

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Khan, Hazrat Inayat

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Contemplation and detachment

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