Wisdom of Hazrat Inayat Khan – Creating Your Own Knowledge

Salaam and Greetings of Peace:

The teacher, however great,
can never give his knowledge to the pupil;
the pupil must create his own knowledge.

Truth by its very nature cannot be uttered,
cannot be given.
One cannot give
that which cannot be put into speech.

So the teacher gives a method
for finding the truth, for unfolding it,
for unlocking that which seems to be in one’s heart.

It is clearly impossible for anyone
to impart his knowledge to another person;
he can only show him
how to unfold his own knowledge to himself.

Everybody possesses a kingdom,
but he has to find it.

– Inayat Khan

Ya Haqq!

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One Response to Wisdom of Hazrat Inayat Khan – Creating Your Own Knowledge

  1. ViewPacific says:

    Yes, this is so true.
    We listen most closely to lessons we have learned ourselves. The best teachers show a little light on our path, and don’t tell us where to put each and every step.
    Thank you for your reminders. And you light.
    Vincent

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