Friday, February 7, 2020

Interview with Pir Zia Inayat-Khan

 ~ Pir Zia Inayat-Khan


Mystic Meandering said...

Very interesting... I really like this guy and how he explains things, very eloquent... I agree that it is difficult for a"mystic" to articulate their experience in such a way that others can relate to it. I think in many instances I have felt a need to put a note at the end of some of my poetry - that reflects the encounter with "The Mystery" - that how does one accurately describe (thru words) what one has experienced on such another level than mind, without losing something in the translation. And in truth, the experience often leaves one wordless/speechless, and yet the impulse to write arises. And so the rational mind must be used at times and not dismissed, as it is not either/or, as he says. Otherwise we become idiots on the road. But in Western culture there is such a strong emphasis on the rational mind that we often lose our connection with the Heart. In other words things aren't always going to be "logical", or "reasonable" or "explicable" to the rational mind. Maybe the issue is that somehow the mind must be brought to the Heart... But again it is difficult to articulate what I'm trying to say here... :) Thanks for sharing the video!