The Ten Sufi Thoughts
from The Way of Illumination, by Hazrat Inayat Khan
(The Message Volume 1)

1.There is one God, the Eternal, the Only Being;
   none else exists save God.

2.There is one Master, the Guiding Spirit of all souls,
   who constantly leads all who follow towards the light.

3.There is one Holy Book, the sacred manuscript of
   nature, the only scripture which can enlighten the reader.

4.There is one Religion, the unswerving progress in the
   right direction towards the ideal, which fulfills the life's purpose of every soul.

5.There is one Law, the Law of Reciprocity, which can be observed by a selfless
   conscience together with a sense of awakened justice.

6.There is one Family, the human family, which unites the children of earth
   indiscriminately in the parenthood of God.

7.There is one Moral Principle, the love which springs forth from self-denial, and blooms
   in deeds of beneficence.

8.There is one Object of Praise, the beauty which uplifts the heart of its worshipper
   through all aspects from the seen to the unseen.

9.There is one Truth, the true knowledge of our being within and without which is the
   essence of all wisdom.

10.There is one Path, the annihilation of the false ego in the real, which raises the mortal
     to immortality and in which resides all perfection.


To read Hazrat Inayat Khan's commentary on the Ten Sufi Thoughts,
visit the Reference Library section of the Sufi Order International website


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