Murshid gives Hazrat Inayat Khan’s teaching on the five different planes of love. He also speaks about human relationships. In conclusion, he speaks about his relationship with Alan Ginsberg, and in particular, reads what Murshid communicated to him.
0:00—Love in 5 different planes (HIK’s teachings): animal, human, genius, angel, and Divine.
2:20—“I’ve tried to point out, I’m not telling any of you not to indulge, but to only respect the other person with whom you have relations. And if you can’t be as respectable as your mate, as the fox, or the eagle or maybe even the crow, then you have something to learn.”
5:15—“Because, the indulging in the life of a genius doesn’t mean the abandonment of the body but it takes on a totally different significance. It doesn’t become the aim. It becomes part of a game.”
6:05—“Now we come into another area, the angelic love. And there, people love because they love, or if you want to add, they love because they love because they love. And you either love or you don’t love or you have quantities of love … but that’s all there is. Nothing but that. Nothing else but that. That’s the higher heaven where … that’s the devalokka. It’s made up of love, but it’s hard to explain what this is because you make an explanation, that’s an explanation that’s something intellectual.”
7:04—“Divine love, there is no other self, there isn’t you and me and God, and there is you and me and God. Only which is which? That’s the Divine.”
7:25—“Now I’m not telling anybody to do or not to do. As I said before, the essence of Zen was to look into your own nature and understand yourself, and in giving this talk is to help you look into your own nature and understand yourselves. And when you understand yourselves, you establish your own codes. And as you may or not be of different ranges of evolution, you may not all have the same codes. I myself think that a lot of you are of the same range of evolution; and I myself think you have influences of the planet Neptune which cause you to act differently and yet understand each other—And you have one strong thing in your favor: you understand each other and your critics don’t understand each other and don’t understand you.”
8:36—Questions and answers.
11:33—“Now when I was younger, I was very staunch believer in right against wrong. Now I don’t know what is right and what is wrong. First place I sometimes tell you, I’m not “fuzz,” so I’m not sure what is right. But I will tell you what is right and wrong from another standpoint: when your eyes glow, it is right; and while they are dull, it is wrong. Now this gives you a chance to find out something. And I think there is a lot behind this: when your eyes glow it is right, and when they are dull, it is wrong. And you can find this out by yourself…. I’ve got two or three other ways of doing this too … the way that you can measure yourself … the plane of your activities according to you, not according to another person telling you something, understand? And if you feel dull, you’ve been wrong. If you feel joyous, you’ve done right. And if you are neither dull or joyous, the thing was neither right or wrong.”
16:06—“Every now and then I fall in love….”
16:26—Story about Murshid Sam and Alan Ginsberg.
17:33—What Murshid Sam read to Alan Ginsberg: “When the universe became out of Himself, there was nothing but He and Love, which if it be totally unconfined, remain so unrequited as to cease. So the internal in His vast magnificence promulgated polarities of love earthly love enshrining them with a luminous enclosure, where they could dwell with utmost felicity, Yet joy cannot experience itself as joy unless there is some sort of contrasting state, nor can the lover enshrine the Beloved’s heart before knowing the discontent of separation. To appreciate to the full of bliss of union, so it was from the very beginning of life that the primal Adam and his consort Eve who symbolized reflections of completeness, and yet are the very emblems of discontent. Adam became aware of the divine mercy, differing in essence from the surrounding angels who are immersed in their perpetual praise that good and evil appear alike to them and confirmations cannot be distinguished. Yet mercy manifests in a multitude of garbs, the first of which is that supernal bliss which atmospheres the paradisial garden where Allah first sequestered man and woman offering them the wonders of vibrant love, there love and the love learn all its facets both on the outer forms and inner jubilations. Where through the timeless periods apple and cherry and almond don their blossoms so some are always in budding or in bloom. And all the other trees followed this program. Nor is even an instant when some flower does not perfumize and color surrounding space. Where the turtle’s voice is ever present and all those entities which later appear in nature feast eye and senses as well as the pulsating heart. Where self-being persists in continual ecstasy without the hazards of monotony or dullness until some purpose calls it from that place.”
22:16—Ramdas appeared in vision.