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Khan, Hazrat Inayat - Misc. Quotes - On Muwakkals



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Hazrat Inayat Khan

How can a thought live?  In what way does it live?  Has it a body to live in, has it a mind, has it breath?  Yes!  The first thing we should know is that a breath which comes directly from the source seeks accommodation in which to function.  A thought is as a body.  The breath which runs from the source – as a ray of the spirit which may be likened to the sun – make the thought an entity, it lives as an entity.  It is these entities that are called in Sufi terms Muwakkals, which means elementals.  They live, they have a certain purpose to accomplish.  They are given birth by man and behind them there is a purpose to direct their life.  Imagine how terrible it is if in a moment's absorption a person expresses his wrath, his passion, his hatred!  A word expressed at such a moment must live and carry out its purpose.  It is like creating an army of enemies around oneself.  Perhaps one thought has a longer life than another; it depends on what body has been given to it.  If the body is stronger then it lives longer.  On the energy of the mind the strength of the body of that thought depends

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Khan, Hazrat Inayat

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