Khan, Hazrat Inayat - Misc. Quotes - On nature
Type of Spiritual Experience
The landscape itself holds memories, and man-made landscapes are suffused with the rush and chaos and bustle of humans and their often negative thoughts. Only a desert or place which has not been ‘polluted’ with negative thoughts offers real calm.
A description of the experience
Hazrat Inayat Khan
In remote places, sometimes, … there is a kind of overtone which is most gentle and soothing, for the voices [of past inhabitants] have gone and the vibration remains as an atmosphere. If the place has always been a desert, it is still more elevating, because it has its own natural atmosphere which is most uplifting. And if some travellers have passed through it and if this brings their voice to us, even that is much better than what one perceives and feels in cities, in towns, because in nature man is quite a different person. The more he approaches nature, the more free from the superficial life and at one with nature. Therefore his predisposition which is nature and truth and which is goodness, all comes up and makes life a kind of dream for him, a romance, a lyric, so even his thought there, as a human thought, begins to sing through nature.