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Murshida Stephanie Nuria Sabato

Meditations on The Message is a Meditation Retreat that focuses on the teachings of Hazrat Inayat Khan. The classes below focus on a body of teachings on Training the Ego. The teachings are supported with supplemental readings, meditations, and breath practices, which are all aimed at the development of mastery over the limitations of one’s own personality and character, and the softening of the self-cherishing ego.

Classes Offered in 2010

Necessity and Avidity
December 11, 2010

In the words of Hazrat Inayat Khan, "In order to train the ego it is not necessary that cruelty be done to nature; discrimination is necessary, to understand how far one should satisfy the appetites and how far one should refrain from being addicted to such satisfactions."

Outline of Practices and Readings References

Play Audio of Part 1 (Length 63:16)
Play Audio of Part 2 (Length 60:53)



Murshid Hidayat Inayat-Khan visits the The Message" class, and leads the Sufi Invocation of Hazrat Inayat Khan and introduces the teachings on Moral Culture.


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The Three Stages of the Ego
November 13, 2010

In the words of Hazrat Inayat Khan, "The first lesson that the ego must learn in order to develop into the humane state is that of pride in the form of self-respect."

Outline of Practices and Readings References

Play Audio of Part 1 (Length 63:16)
Play Audio of Part 2 (Length 60:53)

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The Three Parts of the Ego
September 11, 2010

In the words of Hazrat Inayat Khan, "The ego is divided into three parts, the physical ego, the mental ego, and the spiritual ego. The mental ego covers the spiritual ego, and the physical ego is a cover over the mental ego. The ego indeed is one, but these are the three different aspects of the ego."

Outline of Practices and Readings References

Play Audio of Part 1 (Length 6:45)
Play Audio of Part 2 (Length 46:54)
Play Audio of Part 3 (Length 64:05)

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Vanity
August 14, 2010

In the words of Hazrat Inayat Khan, "Man has the desire to do good and to refrain from doing evil because to do so feeds his vanity. Among thousands it is one great soul that can keep firm and strong in his purpose through life, unshaken and unweakened by opposition from any side. It is that person who wins in the end and accomplishes things that are worthwhile."

Outline of Practices and Readings References

Play Audio of Part 1 (Length 57:45)
Play Audio of Part 2 (Length 52:48)
Play Audio of Part 3 (Length 27:33)


Murshid Hidayat Inayat-Khan visits the "Meditations on the Message" class via Skype. Murshid Hidayat Inayat-Khan leads the Sufi Invocation of Hazrat Inayat Khan and speaks briefly on the meaning of the Invocation.
from International Sufi Movement on Vimeo.

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Self-Consciousness
June 12, 2010

In the words of Hazrat Inayat Khan, "There is a tendency in man to think a great deal about what others think of him, and in some natures this tendency develops quickly. This develops in him self-consciousness, which is the root of several defects in man. It enfeebles man physically and mentally, and makes him dependent upon the opinion of others; so to speak, he lives on the good opinion of others, and he is as dead when they have a bad opinion about him."

Outline of Practices and Readings References

Play Audio of Part 1 (Length 58:10)
Play Audio of Part 2 (Length 54:33)
Play Audio of Part 3 (Length 49:32)

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The Animal Side of Man's Ego
May 8, 2010

In the words of Hazrat Inayat Khan, "There is a side of man's ego which may be called the animal side; and yet it is worse than an animal side, for there are tame animals which have a tendency to love and to respond to love, and which are harmless. But there is a part of man's nature which may be likened to a thorn, or the horn of a rhinoceros, and this ego takes pleasure in hurting others and gets joy from giving pain. From a scientific point of view this is called mania or disease, but psychologically speaking all that is below the human ideal is a defect in man which he could overcome if he knew how."

Outline of Practices and Readings References

Play Audio of Part 1 (Length 56:22)
Play Audio of Part 2 (Length 29:32)
Play Audio of Part 3 (Length 48:09)

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Constant Battle With the Ego
March 13, 2010

In the words of Hazrat Inayat Khan, "The whole tragedy of life is in losing sight of one's natural self, and the greatest gain in life is coming into touch with one's real self. One must learn to discriminate between what is natural and what is unnatural, what is necessary and what is not necessary, what brings happiness and what brings sorrow. In proportion as man takes away the covering from the soul, so much more just, truer, more sincere, more loving does he become."

Outline of Practices and Readings References

Play Audio of Part 1 (Length 56:22)
Play Audio of Part 2 (Length 29:32)
Play Audio of Part 3 (Length 48:09)

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What the Ego Needs and What It Does Not Need
February 13, 2010

In the words of Hazrat Inayat Khan: "In order to train the ego it is necessary that one should distinguish what is the right of the ego and what is not its right."

Outline of Practices and Readings References

Play Audio of Part 1 (Length 51:39)
Play Audio of Part 2 (Length 57:46)

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The Development of Personality: What Is The Ego?
January 16, 2010

In the words of Hazrat Inayat Khan: "Know thyself and thou wilt know God, said the great Sufi philosopher Ali. To know the self is the most difficult thing in the world...."

Outline of Practices and Readings References

Play Audio of Part I (Length 45:56)
Play Audio of Part I (Length 45:56)
Play Audio of Part I (Length 45:56)

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