Saturday, April 14, 2012

Sufi Invocation

Toward the One,

the Perfection of Love, Harmony, and Beauty,

the Only Being;

United with All the Illuminated Souls,

Who form the Embodiment of the Master,

the Spirit of Guidance.

This Sufi invocation was part of the daily rhythm of Rahima's life. I often marveled at how she would recite these words, usually in silence, to begin her meditation and fall almost instantly into a deep, blissful state.

The invocation was said at Rahima's memorial service and I was struck then by how through all these years of daily practice she had been preparing herself for union with "the One, the Perfection of Love, Harmony, and Beauty."


What is your experience with Sufism and the Prayer of Invocation?

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