The Bowl of Saki Commentary

January 22
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Failure comes when will surrenders to reason. -- Hazrat Pir-o-Murshid Inayat Khan

Commentary from Hazrat Murshid SAM (Sufi Ahmed Murad Chisti, Samuel L. Lewis):

Will is the Divine Energy which penetrates the mind-mesh and has capacity to rise above it. When the mind begins to turn its thought upon particular experiences, it seizes the will-power and prevents it from returning to God, keeping it in the mind. This is the murder of Abel by Cain. This causes all suffering and also prevents further will-power from entering the sphere. Mind cannot use that beyond its capacity but can misuse anything and everything.

The great weakness in reason is that every person may use it for some particular end, and even wickedness can be defended by an argumentative mind.

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