The Gathas represent teachings by Hazrat Inayat Khan to the mureeds, particularly for the early stages of the path.
They are ordered under seven headings: Superstitions, customs and Beliefs; Insights; Symbology; Breath; Morals; Everyday life; Metphysics. Each subject is treated in three stages, each consisting of 10 sections. They may be considered as a course, preferably to be followed under the guidance of an initiator.
The present version was carefully compiled and prepared for publication by pupils and close associates of Inayat Khan.
About the Author(s)
The author, Hazrat Sufi Inayat Khan (Baroda, 1882 - Delhi 1927) was a famous musician in his young years. Later he left for the West in order to spread the Sufi message of love, harmony, and beauty. He preached Sufism not as an orthodox sect, but as a forward-looking world message of interreligious brotherhood. He founded many Sufi centres in the West, where the message is spreading now. At home, in India, the Sufi message has got an inspiring centre at the Dargah of the Master himself, located near the tomb of Hazrat Nizamuddin Aulia, New Delhi.