Nature – Ziraat
There is One Holy Book, the sacred manuscript of nature, the only scripture which can enlighten the reader… To the eye of the seer every leaf of the tree is a page of the holy book that contains divine revelation, and he is inspired every moment of his life by constantly reading and understanding the holy script of nature.
– Pir o Murshid Hazrat Inayat Khan
From below the tree eats earth and drinks water through its roots. From above it partakes of fire and breathes air through its leaves. Every tree is a cosmic pole grounding Heaven in the soil of Earth and inspiring in Earth the soul of Heaven… A tree has no itinerary or destination. What better guide could there be on the pathless path – which leads not from here to there, but from nowhere to everywhere.
– Pir Zia Inayat-Khan
Every form of the Natural World is the expression of the incorruptible, unchanging, Ultimate Reality as it continually manifests as interdependent relative existence. In other words, we can uncover Divinity, our very Being, through seeing the face of God shining as the beauty of Nature. We illuminate our experience of Self, of God, through understanding the Essence in the rhythms and manifestations of Nature. This is Ziraat.
– Pir Shabda Khan
Eila Paul, our beloved holder of the Ziraat concentration, writes: