A note about gender-inclusive language: Although the language in the most
frequently recited prayers has been revised in consideration of present-day
awareness, much of the language in Pir-o-Murshid Inayat Khan's published
works reflects a grammar in which possessive and collective pronouns always
took the masculine form. In most cases, we have left the language in its
original form. It should be remembered that Pir-o-Murshid, both in word and
deed, always taught that the role of women was never to be considered as
secondary, or subordinate to the role of men in any way. Though God is often referred to by convention as He, the wisdom of unity denies this kind of basic duality. God is all and therefore cannot be either exclusively male or female.
Mothers arms receive me when I come to the earth; Fathers arms lift me up at the moment when I depart hence.
Love is the divine Mothers arms; when those arms are spread, every soul falls into them.
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Ten Sufi Thoughts
NEW: Archival recordings of Pir Vilayat, Pir Zia and senior teachers of the Sufi Order at their finest. Out of thousands of tapes from more than thirty-five years of recording, over two hundred have been selected so far.
In the process of turning them into CDs, coughs and noises have been removed, and the sound greatly improved. For those who were not able to meet Pir Vilayat while he was alive, these historic recordings make it possible to share in the majesty, joy and splendor of his being, and experience some higher realms that he could transport one to. From the many hundreds of talks and meditations that Pir Zia has already given, an attempt has been made to give a representatitve sample of the most essential.
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