TEN PRINCIPAL SUFI THOUGHTS
There is One God, the Eternal, the Only Being; none exists save God.
There is One Master, the Guiding Spirit of all Souls, Who constantly leads followers towards the light.
There is One Holy Book, the sacred manuscript of nature, which truly enlightens the reader.
There is One Religion, the unswerving progress in the right direction towards the ideal, which fulfils the life’s purpose of every soul.
There is One Law, the law of reciprocity, which can be observed by a selfless conscience together with a sense of awakened justice.
There is One Brotherhood and Sisterhood, the human brotherhood and sisterhood, which unites the children of earth indiscriminately in the Parenthood of God.
There is One Moral, the love which springs forth from self-denial, and blooms in deeds of beneficence.
There is One Object of Praise, the beauty which uplifts the heart of its worshippers through all aspects from the seen to the unseen.
There is One Truth, the true knowledge of our being, within and without, which is the essence of all wisdom.
There is One Path, the annihilation of the false ego in the real, which raises the mortal to immortality, and in which resides all perfection.
Based on the “Ten Sufi Thoughts” in The Way of Illumination by Hazrat Inayat Khan.
THE OBJECTS OF THE ORDER
To realize and spread the knowledge of unity, the religion of love and wisdom, so that the bias of faith and beliefs may of itself fall away, the human heart may overflow with love and all hatred caused by distinctions and differences may be rooted out.
To discover the light and power latent within all human beings, that is the secret of all religion, the power of mysticism, and the essence of philosophy, without interfering with customs or belief.
To help to bring the worlds opposite poles closer together by the interchange of thought and ideals, that a Universal Kinship may form of itself, and we may find a way together to see beyond national and racial boundaries.