Hazrat Inayat Khan
Hazrat Inayat Khan was a musician and mystic born in India in 1882, who came to America in 1910. He lived thereafter in London, England during WWI, and then in Suresnes, a suburb of Paris, France. He died in India in 1927.
He extended the ancient "Prayer of the Heart" to all relgions and to no religion, and strengthened it by adding the full breath and the physical heartbeat.
Hazrat Inayat Khan said, "A mystic is one who seeks Truth, in any tradition or outside of any tradition. Everyone wants to claim Truth for their own group, but it cannot be narrowed or contained for it is the essence of wisdom; it comes from pure experience and it abides by no dogma or rules."
Hazrat Inayat Khan had a daughter, Noor-un-Nisa, who became a key espionage agent in the Second World War, the last remaining radio operator on the continent, relaying her observations of troop and airplane movements back to England. Several books have been written about her, including "A Man Named Intrepid", "Madeleine", and Spy Princess. She was executed at Dachau in 1944, and received the "George Cross" posthumously.
Hazrat Inayat Khan's eldest son, Vilayat, followed his father's study of metaphysics and became a renowned spiritual teacher. Pir Vilayat Inayat Khan was the teacher of Puran and Susanna Bair.
Puran and Susanna Bair continue the lineage of Hazrat Inayat Khan.
For a database of the writings of Hazrat Inayat Khan, click Database.
The Teaching of the Heart "There are three ways of seeking God in the human heart." More...
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