|Hidayat Inayat Khan||Reflections on the Art of Personality|
The recent popularity of the Sufi poets Rumi and Hafez has sparked an interest in Sufi mysticism, both ancient and modern. This volume is the first in a series of Reflections small books by Hidayat Inayat Khan which offer short meditations based on Sufi teachings. Sufism is a universal wisdom-philosophy honouring all religious traditions concerned with the individuals relation-ship to self, humanity and the divine nature. Reflections on the Art of Personality, presents short meditations on the subject of the cultivation of the personality, upon which happiness and success so often depends. Considering life as an artistic endeavour in which the individual creates both self and destiny, these teachings suggest a path towards the perfection of the personality, known as The Art of Personality. Composer and Sufi teacher Hidayat Inayat Khan offers his personal reflections on this art, based on the writings of his father, the Indian Sufi mystic and musician Hazrat Inayat Khan, founder of contemporary universal Sufism. These short meditations on the nature of the personality offer a thoughtful distillation of mystical teachings on the transformation of the self.
Hidayat Inayat Khan is the leader and Pir-o-Murshid of the International Sufi Movement and the son of its founder, Hazrat Inayat Khan, Indias modern mystic and musician. A composer of symphonic music, Hidayat Inayat Khan has released several CDs of vocal and symphonic compositions, blending his Eastern & Western musical heritage. He is the author of Sufi Teachings: Lectures from Lake OHara and The Inner School, both from Ekstasis Editions. He lives in the Netherlands.
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