THE SUFI PATH
Excerpt from the book "Caravan of Souls", by Pir Zia Inayat Khan.
A guidebook to the Sufi path of Hazrat Inayat Khan.
"Ten principal Sufi thoughts, comprising all the important subjects with which the inner life is concerned:
1. There is One God, the Eternal, the Only Being; none exists save God.
2. There is One Master, the Guiding Spirit of all Souls, Who constantly leads followers
towards the light.
3. There is One Holy Book, the sacred manuscript of nature, which truly enlightens the reader.
4. There is One Religion, the unswerving progress in the right direction towards the ideal, which fulfils the life's purpose of every soul.
5. There is One Law, the law of reciprocity, which can be observed by a selfless conscience together with a sense of awakened justice.
6. There is One Brotherhood and Sisterhood, the human brotherhood and sisterhood, which unites the children of earth indiscriminately in the Parenthood of God.
7. There is One Moral, the love which springs forth from self-denial, and blooms in deeds of beneficence.
8. There is One Object of Praise, the beauty which uplifts the heart of its worshippers through all aspects from the seen to the unseen.
9. There is One Truth, the true knowledge of our being, within and without, which is the essence of all wisdom.
10. 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."