December 19, 2008

Hazrat Inayat Khan - The value of repetition

Landscape in Aragon

Landscape of Pyrenees, in Aragon (Spain)
Photograph by my Aragonese friend
Migalánchel Martín Pardos

There was just a few months ago a case where a young man was to be engaged to a princess. But it was all in his mind; nothing was outside. The State was against it, the Church was against it, the family was against it, and the man's own financial condition was against it. So there was no chance from anywhere.

This person in utter despair wanted to commit suicide. Then he came in contact with a spiritual teacher; the young man said to him: "There is no other way in the world except suicide". The teacher said: "There is a way. Repeat this word and it will all be well". In three months time all difficulties and troubles fell away. He got his heart's desire. There is nothing that cannot be accomplished if a person has faith. When he takes that direction, he will know the benefit that comes from the law of repetition.

Hazrat Inayat Khan, Sufi mystic