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by Hazrat Inayat Khan, Sufi Poet and Mystic.
Bowl of Saki for January 26
THE BRAIN SPEAKS THROUGH WORDS; THE HEART IN THE GLANCE OF THE EYES; AND THE SOUL THROUGH A RADIANCE THAT CHARGES THE ATMOSPHERE, MAGNETIZING ALL.
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In the explanation of the idea of "Logos" included particularly in the Christian religion, it has been forgotten that each word or doctrine has three discrete interpretations according to the "degree of understanding" and according to the "plane of application". Really these two mean the same thing, for accordingly as the understanding is expanded, so will the subtler plane be contacted.
However, when man lost the power and ability to contact the higher sphere, the mind began to consider the manifestations of three Logoi, as if they were all separate, and spoke of the triune God This trinity has no reality except in the human mind; at the same time it is a very real thought and arises from the natural tendency of the human mind to analyze. And so it can be said at the same time that God is Triune, yet in the absolute sense He can be and is nothing but Unity above all explanations.
Mentally interpreted, Logos means word, or perhaps reason or doctrine. The brain, as the delegate of mind, expresses physically through words. But on the heart plane, Logos means Light and Law (Latin "lex", "legis") and one can see the resemblance between these words showing that they came from one root. The actual root was this Divine Light as expressed in the mental plane. As Jesus Christ said, "The light of the body is in the eye," so that Divine Light from the heart plane, passing through the mental plane is divulged in the physical eye of man.
But while Logos means word or thought or reason or doctrine mentally, and Light or Law spiritually, it is also true as the Bible teaches, that first was the Logos, and the Logos was with God and the Logos was God, the Logos was in the very beginning with God. That is to say that Logos was and is the very emanation from the Arsh-throne of God and is this universal Power-Love ocean-stream of vibrations.
Emanation individualized is called "Ruh" by the Sufis, but it is nevertheless one with this Universal Ocean of Love, and when vivified cannot be confined to any part of the human personality. So when the soul awakens, this energy magnetizes the complete atmosphere of the person, and even a much greater area around one.
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