Seminar 3

The Messiah

...Messiah in the East means healer, and for a Messiah the power of love is the first quality, love in the form of sympathy. One sympathizes with another, thinking perhaps, 'He is my relation, friend, or acquaintance', but when sympathy develops to its fullest extent one begins to see in everybody 'I', 'myself', and the pain of everybody one begins to feel as one's own pain.

This is a sign of a true Messiah. How can he heal the wounds of the hearts of the children of the earth and relieve them from pains and sufferings, since life is full of them, when his sympathy is not awakened to such a degree that he feels the pain of another even before feeling his own pain? Every healer who has a spiritual aspiration must develop a spark of the fire of the heart of the Messiah; and then even before trying to heal a person his very presence will heal. When a child is ill the mother approaches it with the wish that it may be well, with a pain in her heart for the suffering of her child. From that moment she becomes a healer, her touch, her word, her glance do more than medicine or any other remedy. When this mother quality is developed in the heart of the healer, then, when he heals not for any return except the happiness of seeing a soul released from pain, he becomes a heater who can heal merely by his presence.

Hazrat Inayat Khan - Volume IV -  Mental Purification and Healing,
PartII: Healing, Chapter IV, The Application of Healing Power, Healing by Presence


Coming to the metaphysical point of view, we see that the mind is creation. In concentration it is more so; and as deep the concentration, so deep and divine is the power of mind. And when the mind touches the Divine through deep concentration, then it is not only this one who concentrates that creates, but it would not be an exaggeration to say that even God creates through him who concentrates. Therefore, apart from attracting the spirit of the Lord, of the Messiah, or of the Saviour, the soul creates the Divine Healer and Saviour, with all natural powers and blessings. A devotee's concentration has never been in vain.

Hazrat Inayat Khan – Githas 3, Concentration, The Concentration of a Spiritual Person,


Heal my soul through the inspiring glance of Thy messiah.

Hazrat Inayat Khan – The Nature Meditations


Heal my soul by the all-sufficient power that comes from the glance of Thy Messiah.

Hazrat Inayat Khan – Sayings, Alankaras (Fanciful expressions of ideas)