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Khan, Hazrat Inayat - The Mysticism of Sound and Music - On 'vibrations'



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Hazrat Inayat Khan –from The Mysticism of Sound and Music

…. [Man’s]  different moods, inclinations, affairs, successes and failures, and all the conditions of life depend upon a certain activity of vibrations, whether these be thoughts, emotions or feelings.  It is the direction of the activity of vibrations that accounts for the variety of things and beings.  This vibratory activity is the basis of sensation and the source of all pleasure and pain, its cessation is the opposite of sensation.  All sensations are caused by a certain grade of activity of vibrations.  There are two aspects of vibrations, fine and gross, both containing various degrees.  Some are perceived by the soul, some by the mind and some by the eyes.  What the soul perceives are the vibrations of the feelings, what the mind conceives are the vibrations of the thoughts, what the eyes see are the vibrations solidified from their ethereal state and turned into atoms which appear in the physical world..  The finest vibrations are imperceptible even to the soul.  The soul itself is formed of these vibrations, it is their activity which makes it conscious.

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Khan, Hazrat Inayat

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