Ten Sufi Thoughts
by Hazrat Pir-o-Murshid Inayat Khan
- There is one God, the Eternal, the Only Being; none else exists save He.
- There is one Master, the Guiding Spirit of all souls, who constantly leads his followers towards the light.
- There is one Holy Book, the sacred manuscript of nature, the only scripture which can enlighten the reader.
- There is one Religion, the unswerving progress in the right direction towards the ideal, which fulfills the life's purpose of every soul.
- There is one Law, the Law of Reciprocity, which can be observed by a selfless conscience together with a sense of awakened justice.
- There is one Brotherhood, the human brotherhood, which unites the children of earth indiscriminately in the fatherhood of God.
- There is one Moral Principle, the love which springs forth from self-denial, and blooms in deeds of beneficence.
- There is one Object of Praise, the beauty which uplifts the heart of its worshipper through all aspects from the seen to the unseen.
- There is one Truth, the true knowledge of our being within and without which is the essence of all wisdom.
- There is one Path, the annihilation of the false ego in the real, which raises the mortal to immortality and in which resides all perfection.
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