Author: Hazrat Inayat Khan
Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8120807146
This is the eleventh volume of the Indian edition of all the works of Hazrat Inayat Khan, the great Sufi mystic who lectured and taught in the western world. This book and other volumes in this series contain his lectures, discourses and other teachings as taken down in shorthand.
The complete series contains fourteen volumes. Each volume is complete in itself, and therefore may be read without any necessity to study following or previous ones. However, one may get a spiritual and mental appetite to continue reading . One will find that a meditative way of reading will convey not only the words but also the spiritual power emanating from them, tuning mind, heart and soul to the pitch which is one's own.
This book opens new avenues of thought, attitude and life to the reader with open mind and heart." There are three steps which lead the seeker to the alter of divine wisdom”: philosophy, referring to the perception and study of things; psychology, learnt by thinking and feeling what is in our human nature and character: mysticism, acquired and learnt through meditation and the study of the whole of life, both seen and unseen. .
First aspects of the physical nature of life as perceived through the five senses are discussed. They are surprisingly modern although they have been given as lectures in the twenties.
Then the psychological aspects are covered, first focusing on the subjects of suggestion as a way of coping with the complications in life by acquiring a spiritual and most practical attitude in life; and then presenting magnetism as a more positive way of dealing with our tasks in life, particularly in dealing with others.
Finally, mysticism is presented under a surprising variety of subjects, thus illustrating the practicality and at the same time the aloofness of the spiritual path.
After these teachings—sometimes called the ‘magnum opus’ of the master—you will find a rich collection of saying under the title Aphorisms. One may be struck by the wisdom, subtlety and power of these illuminated words.
Preface to the Series
Preface to Volume XI
PHILOSOPHY, PSYCHOLOGY, MYSTICISM
PART I: PHILOSOPHY
Illusion and Reality
The Law of Rhythm
The Threefold, Dual, and Unique Aspects of Nature
Spirit, Within and Without
Spirit and Matter (1)
Spirit and Matter (2)
Spirit and Matter (3)
PART II: PSYCHOLOGY
Science and Psychology
Suggestion through Impression and Belief
Suggestion through Various Forks of Impression
Suggestion by Word and Voice
Suggestion by Movement
Suggestion in Practice
The Magnetism of the Mind
The Magnetism of the Heart
The Magnetism of the Soul
Psychology, the Mastery of Mind
Nature and Character
PART III: MYSTICISM
Mysticism in Life
Raising the Consciousness
The Path to God
The Ideal of the Mystic
The Moral of the Mystic
The Realization of the True Ego
The Tuning of the Spirit
The Vision of the Mystic
The Mystic’s Nature
The Inspiration and Power of the Mystic