Pir Vilayat Inayat Khan: The Rapture of Being (excerpt) – Thinking Allowed DVD w/ Jeffrey Mishlove

NOTE: This is an excerpt from the full 90-minute DVD.

The Sufi path, says Pir Vilayat, is one of merging our individual existence with the divine reality. The dancing of Sufis is an expression of the dynamic shifting equilibriums of life, striving, from moment to moment, toward higher states of being. As we come to understand our true being, we realize that we partake of the divine rapture. Choirs of angels sing within us and we know ourselves as beings of radiant light whose boundaries extend to infinity.

In Part II of the DVD, Pir Vilayat focuses on the details of Sufi meditation practices which lead to inner self-awareness, unfurling the potential being and divine realization. He discusses exercises that allow our consciousness to become one with nature and to share the awareness of other human beings.

Pir Vilayat Inayat Khan, initiate of an Indian Sufi Order, is author of Toward The One, Call of the Dervish, The Message in Our Time: The Life and Teaching of the Sufi Master Pir-O-Murshid Inayat Khan and Introducing Spirituality into Counseling and Therapy.

Published on August 23, 2010