Love is a fountain, Murshid says

“What do I mean by love? It is such a word that one cannot give one meaning. All attributes like kindness, gentleness, goodness, humbleness, mildness, fineness, are names of one and the same thing. Love therefore is that stream which when it rises, falls in the form of a fountain, and each stream coming down is a virtue.”

It is so important to bring awareness to our thoughts of love and beauty. There are so many things that we hear of every day which can elicit criticism and worry. Let us feel the fountain of love today.


Love is a fountain, Murshid says — 3 Comments

  1. Yes, now I see how I can reply to you. Of course, love is an antidote to criticism and worry. But it is so hard to really feel loving when the mind is disturbed with worry and anxiety. I find myself turning to simple breath practice, just watching my breath. Not trying to feel something that I don’t feel. Slowly, and with grace, then the mind can become more concentrated and calm. And I can love this feeling.

  2. Why am I just seeing this? Dense about PCs? Or maybe just now seeking it with enough intention and effort? Thank you Dearest Murshida for these posts and Petra Alima for this post (and support of this wonderful site!). Nourishes – so many ways – like a fountain of blessings. Offered wisdom and gentleness. I shall read and think on Murshida’s posts each morn. Promise to me.

  3. I am glad that this deep spiritual teaching about paying attention to beauty, has resonated with different people. Often mysticism is associated with asceticism, with withdrawal from our actual experience, and therefore with anxiety or condemnation of other people who have a different view. But the Universal Sufism of Hazrat Inayat Khan brings our attention again and again, to seeing, hearing, feeling whatever it is that you find beautiful. To what you love. Focus on it. And beauty appears before you, more and more.

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