The Secret of Inspiration

Everyone has an infinite world of beauty and goodness in his mind. The few who have recognised it call it ilaham or inspiration.
Shri Dada of Aligarh

We tend to think of inspiration in the spiritual sense as something special and beyond the reach of the ordinary person. Followers of the different religions of the world believe that their holy books, whether the Koran, the Gita, the Bible and so on, are inspired; that is, they spring from a source which is divine, pure, wise, benevolent and true. These teachings, or particular parts of them, were revealed to minds that were pure and selfless, and recorded by them in an approachable language and context.

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This article is from the Summer 2016 issue of Self-Knowledge Journal.