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The Music of Life (Omega Uniform Edition of the Teachings of Hazrat Inayat Khan)

The Music of Life (Omega Uniform Edition of the Teachings of Hazrat Inayat Khan)

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Paperback
9780930872380
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12/01/1998
Omega Publications
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5.52 X 8.49 in
353 pg

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A transcendent exploration of the nature and effects of sound by the Sufi master.

The Music of Life is the definitive collection of Hazrat Inayat Khan’s teachings on sound, presenting the Sufi master’s vision of the harmony that underlies and infuses every aspect of our lives. Inayat Khan explores the science of breath, the law of rhythm, the creative process, and both the healing power and psychological influence of music and sound, all with deep insight and wisdom.

“What makes us feel drawn to music is that our whole being is music: our mind and our body, the nature in which we live, the nature that has made us, all that is beneath and around us, it is all music. We are close to all this music, and live and move and have our being in music.”

—Inayat Khan

Hazrat Inayat Khan Pir Vilayat Inayat Khan
Author Bio

Hazrat Inayat Khan (1882 1927) came to Europe and America from his native India with a message of love, harmony, and beauty that was a new approach to harmonizing 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 Vilayat Inayat Khan (1916 -2004) was the eldest son of Sufi Murshid Hazrat Inayat Khan and Ora Ray Baker. As his father’s successor, Pir Vilayat served as head of the Sufi Order International for fifty years. Born in London, England, Pir Vilayat Inayat Khan was educated at the Sorbonne, Oxford, and L’École Normale de Musique de Paris. During World War II he served in the British Royal Navy on a minesweeper and participated in the invasion at Normandy. His sister, Noor-un-nisa Inayat Khan served in the French Resistance as a radio operator and was executed at Dachau. After the war, Pir Vilayat pursued his spiritual training by studying with masters of many different religious traditions throughout India and the Middle East. While honoring the initiatic tradition of his Sufi predecessors, Pir Vilayat continually adapted traditional Eastern spiritual practices in keeping with the evolution of Western consciousness, psychology, and science. He initiated and participated in many international and interfaith conferences promoting understanding and world peace.