Creating the Person: A Practical Guide to the Development of Self

Creating the Person: A Practical Guide to the Development of Self

by Inayat Khan
     
 

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It is an act of love, in our time, to take upon oneself the creation of a truly human personality. Hazrat Inayat Khan gives an introduction to a range of qualities which are necessary for the accomplishment of this work. Will power, gratitude, self-control, gentleness and self-respect are among the topics addressed, along with directions that may enable the reader to…  See more details below

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It is an act of love, in our time, to take upon oneself the creation of a truly human personality. Hazrat Inayat Khan gives an introduction to a range of qualities which are necessary for the accomplishment of this work. Will power, gratitude, self-control, gentleness and self-respect are among the topics addressed, along with directions that may enable the reader to develop these qualities in everyday life.

"In the lectures that make up Creating the Person, Hazrat Inayat Khan has traced the essential lineaments of a wise demeanor. Ethically exacting but never doctrinaire, Hazrat’s teachings portray a manner of being that is within reach of all of us if we would only aspire to it and stay the course." from the foreword by Pir Zia Inayat-Khan

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781941810040
Publisher:
Omega Publications Inc.
Publication date:
04/15/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
152
Sales rank:
1,029,133
File size:
2 MB
Age Range:
14 Years

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Meet the Author

Hazrat Inayat Khan was born in Baroda, India, in 1882, into a family of classical musicians. Initiated in the four major streams of Indian Sufism, he was sent to the West by his teacher, Abu Hashim Madani Chishti, “to harmonize East and West” with his music. Inayat Khan left India in 1910 and for sixteen years he lived and taught in Europe and America, bringing a message of love, harmony and beauty that was both the quintessence of Sufi teaching and a revolutionary new approach to the harmonizing of western and eastern spirituality. He established a school of spiritual training based upon traditional Sufi teachings infused with the vision of the unity of religious ideals and the awakening of humanity to the divinity within. Inayat Khan died in India in 1927, leaving a significant body of recorded discourse and instruction on all things pertaining to spiritual ideals in the midst of life in the world.

Pir Zia Inayat-Khan, is a scholar and teacher of Sufism in the lineage of his grandfather, Hazrat Inayat Khan. He received his B.A. (Hons) in Persian Literature from the London School of Oriental and African Studies, and his M.A. and Ph.D. in Religion from Duke University. Pir Zia is president of the Sufi Order International and founder of Suluk Academy, a school of contemplative study with branches in the United States and Europe. His first publication, the anthology A Pearl in Wine: Essays in the Life, Music and Sufism of Hazrat Inayat Khan, was published by Omega Publications in 2001. Together with Shaikh al-Mashaik Mahmood Khan he leads the Knighthood of Purity of the Hazrati Order

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