As millions of Bhaktas and devotees return from Ajmer to their native lands after a spiritual sojourn at the annual Urs at the shrine of Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti (1142-1236), the Khwaja Gharib Nawaz (Benefactor of the Poor) of millions across South Asia, they have a great challenge: to keep alive the spiritual heart green in an arid desert of strife and disharmony.
In the chaos that prevails around us the most authentic hope comes from Sufis whose poetry and philosophy combine the virtuous message of formal religion with the transcendental values of love and harmony.
Sufism, the source from which the mystical world springs, enables an individual to purge his mind of all toxic emotions and helps restore balance and harmony. As the acclaimed modern Sufi Inayat Khan says: “The secret of life is balance and the absence of balance is life’s destruction.”
The Sufi king of Ajmer, also known…
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