Western Sufism

Western Sufism

Monday, December 19, 2016

A note on the Gathas

In Western Sufism, I noted that the word "Gatha," used by Inayat Khan to designate one set of the "papers" used to transmit the teachings of his Esoteric School, was of Sanskrit origin. What I missed was that the word is also used by Zoroastrians to denote the hymns of Zarathustra/Zoroaster. Inayat Khan enjoyed such hidden references, which in this case also fitted with his Universalism.

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