TOWARD THE ONE, THE PERFECTION OF LOVE, HARMONY AND BEAUTY, THE ONLY BEING, UNITED WITH ALL THE ILLUMINATED SOULS, WHO FORM THE EMBODIMENT OF THE MASTER, THE SPIRIT OF GUIDANCE
"Who We Are", a talk by Murshid Wali Ali Click arrow to listen now
Introductory talk "Perfume of the Heart", by Pir Shabda Kahn Click arrow to listen now
Beloved Ones of God, we welcome you to this portal of the Sufi Ruhaniat International and the Path of Sufism. In the words of Hazrat Pir-o-Murshid Inayat Khan, “Sufism has never had a first exponent or a historical origin. It existed from the beginning, because human beings have always possessed the light which is their second nature".
We are fortunate, in this lifetime to feel the awakening call to dedicate ourselves to the Path of Realization, to overcome the grasping to the notion of a separate self and realize our True Nature. Further, we feel auspicious blessing to find ourselves in this rich lineage of Lovers of Truth, following the oral tradition of spiritual guidance.
In 1910, Hazrat Pir-o-Murshid Inayat Khan, traveled from India as the first Sufi Master to come to the West, spreading the Sufi Message of Love Harmony and Beauty. He initiated his California disciple Murshid Samuel Lewis, Sufi Ahmed Murad Chisti in the early 1920’s.
Murshid SAM dedicated his life to the Path of the Bodhisattva, awakening for the benefit of all sentient beings. Over time he was recognized as a Sufi Master, Zen Master, Hindu Master, with mastery in the Christian and Jewish mysteries, and in the natural sciences. In the late sixties, he began training young students first under the banner of Zen and then Sufi. It is in this lineage that we find ourselves today. Even though he worked with around one hundred and fifty disciples before his passing, the blessing and lineage of his work is now international in scope, and growing!
Just before his passing in 1971, he formed an organization to further the lineage and we are now known as the Sufi Ruhaniat International. We continually work to balance the organic nature of training from guide to student and provide support, service, networking, and training through our Organization to further Realization and relieve suffering.
May our work be of benefit to all sentient beings.
Pir Shabda Kahn