The Rapture of Being (#W052)
The Sufi path, says Pir Vilayat, is one of merging our individual existence with the divine reality. The dancing of Sufis is an expression of the dynamic shifting equilibriums of life, striving, from moment to moment, toward higher states of being. As we come to understand our true being, we realize that we partake of the divine rapture. Choirs of angels sing within us and we know ourselves as beings of radiant light whose boundaries extend to infinity.
In Part Two, Pir Vilayat focuses on the details of Sufi meditation practices which lead to inner self-awareness, unfurling the potential being and divine realization. He discusses exercises that allow our consciousness to become one with nature and to share the awareness of other human beings.
The late Pir Vilayat Inayat Khan, initiate of an Indian Sufi Order, was author of Toward The One, Call of the Dervish, The Message in Our Time: The Life and Teaching of the Sufi Master Pir-O-Murshid Inayat Khan and Introducing Spirituality into Counseling and Therapy.
|"One can only glorify if one is willing to accept the wonder of the divine inheritance in one's being, and we're always seeking outside ourselves that which is already in us."|
--Pir Vilayat Khan