The Complete Works of Pir-o-Murshid Hazrat Inayat Khan
1926 II March–May
Original Texts: Lectures on Sufism
This new volume, 1926 II, in the Complete Works of Pir-o-Murshid Hazrat Inayat Khan continues presenting the lectures he gave in America during his last visit there. Volume 1926 I included the 65 lectures from December 1925 to March 12, 1926, in San Diego, California; this volume contains the 54 lectures he gave on his return journey, from March 14 through the end of May 1926. These lectures were exceptionally long and full, and represent a culmination of his public teaching. His return journey began in Los Angeles, then San Francisco, then Chicago, Detroit, and New York. The lectures were all taken down by his secretary Kismat Stam in shorthand, but she soon wrote them out in longhand as well, so our record of the lectures is strong. Many of these lectures have never before been published, and will provide a rich trove for those interested in the details of Inayat Khan’s Sufi teaching. They also, by indirection, provide a colorful picture of the tumultuous spirituality of the Americans of that day, whom he was addressing. All in all, it is a most impressive and varied collection of teachings.