Images of Inayat
With a Profile of the Author Sophia Saintsbury-Green
by Sophia Saintsbury-Green and Suria Rebecca McBride
In this expanded revision, one of Inayat Khan’s disciples sketches from her experience several aspects of being in his presence. These Images of Inayat present a beautiful and revealing portrait of a major spiritual influence of the twentieth century. Sophia Saintsbury-Green was a dedicated student of Inayat Khan, earning a position of trust and responsibility in the order he founded. Her memories of her teacher are accompanied by a sketch of her own life and work.
“But most of all he reads the hearts of men and all the blotted pages of their lives; and reading, knows their failure and success, their greatness and the weakness they call sin. Reading, he sees how near they are to God; and as they sleep, worn out with pain and toil, he bends to smoothe the furrows on their brow and whisper dreams that bid them rise anew and tread once more the common ways of life. And as he bends above a world asleep, or partly waking in the dream of life, the light which is his being falls upon their hearts and shows in each the radiance of a star.”