Hazrat Inayat Khan

Passages for Meditation

O Thou,
Who art the Perfection of
Love, Harmony, and Beauty,
The Lord of heaven and earth,

Open our hearts,
That we may hear Thy Voice,
Which constantly cometh from within.

Disclose to us Thy Divine Light,
Which is hidden in our souls,
That we may know and understand life better.

Most Merciful and Compassionate God,
Give us Thy great Goodness;
Teach us Thy loving Forgiveness;
Raise us above the distinctions and
differences which divide us;

Send us the Peace of Thy Divine Spirit,
And unite us all in Thy Perfect Being.

Hazrat Inayat Khan (1882-1927) was the Indian-born founder of the Sufi Order International. This passage is published in Easwaran’s spiritual anthology, “God Makes the Rivers to Flow.” The audio recording is by Eknath Easwaran’s wife, Christine Easwaran.