The Mysticism of Sound
Volume II, The Sufi Message of Hazrat Inayat Khan Centennial Edition
by Hazrat Inayat Khan
Includes the following books:
- The Mysticism of Sound
- The Power of the Word
- Cosmic Language
Music has long been an important part of Sufi culture and practice. Hazrat Inayat Khan’s musical qualifications are well known. Born into the family of the eminent musicologist Mawlabakhsh, he became a professor of music at an early age, and subsequently won laurels throughout the India for his performances as a vocalist and player of the Saraswati vina.
The lectures contained in this volume, “The Mysticism of Sound,” “Music,” “The Power of the Word,” and “Cosmic Language,” represent the harvest of Hazrat Inayat Khan’s lifelong cultivation of the transformative power of music and sound—as much, at least, as could be rendered in words. For decades, these fascinating discourses have provided inspiration not only to Sufi practitioners, but also to musicians working in various genres. It is hoped that this new edition will bring Hazrat Inayat Khan’s spiritual philosophy of music to a new generation of divers for pearls in the ocean of the human heart.
“My music is my thought, and my thought is my emotion; the deeper I dive into the ocean of feeling, the more beautiful are the pearls I bring forth in the form of melodies. Thus my music creates feeling within me even before others feel it. My music is my religion.” – Hazrat Inayat Khan