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Heart with Wings

An Office of the Brotherhood and Sisterhood Activity
KarimaGita Erickson, Activity Secretary
Gayan Galik, Assistant Secretary

Right Understanding by Johara Steingrover and Maharani de Caluwé-Rombout

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 04:35:00 +0000

Each human personality is like a piece of music,
having an individual tone and rhythm of its own.
Gayan, Hazrat Inayat Khan



Dear brothers and sisters,

It is the season of harvesting. Hazrat Inayat Khan shows us in this text that fruits can be seen as the possibilities in our live. Symbolically we are like that tree that can produce all different sorts of fruit.

Hazrat Inayat Khan also says that when a person seeks for something in the universe and he cannot find it, it is not true that it is not there, the fact is that he does not see it. Or, in other words you underestimate your potential.

We hope this story will entice you to make your dreams a reality.

With lots of love,
Your sisters,
Johara and Maharani




Nothing can take away joy from the man who has right understanding.
Gayan, Hazrat Inayat Khan



The Tree of Wishes (Gathas)
by Hazrat Inayat Khan

There is a story about a tree, that a wanderer, while journeying in deserts, by chance happened to sleep under this tree. And when, after a good sleep, he opened his eyes and looked up that tree, he thought, I suppose it must be a pear tree. No sooner had he thought that then two good ripe pears dropped near him. While lying there he picked them up. “Oh,” he said, “what a wonderful tree! If it were a grape tree, what a splendid thing it would be!”

As soon as he said it, the tree seemed full of grapes, and before he raised his hands, the branches bent low and, without any effort, he was able to pick the grapes. But when he thought, “What a wonderful tree,” he wondered if the tree would yield some roses. And no sooner had he given a thought to it than the whole tree seemed to blossom into roses. This man became so surprised, so amazed and perplexed at this magical tree that he wondered if it was true or if it was only a dream. As soon as he thought of a dream and he looked up at the tree, the tree vanished in a moment.

There cannot be a better example to demonstrate the idea behind the symbolical tree than this story. For the tree is this whole universe, the miniature of which is one’s own self, and there is nothing that you ask that this universe will not answer, for it is the nature of the universe to answer your soul’s call. 

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