"The mineral, vegetable, animal and human kingdoms are the gradual changes of vibrations, and the vibrations of each plane differ from one another in their weight breadth, length, color, effect, sound, and rhythm."
[Hazrat Inayat Khan, "Parabola," Spring 2008.]
"Man is not only formed of vibrations but he lives and moves inthem: they surround him as the fish is surrounded by water, and he contains them within him as the tank contains the water. His different moods, inclinations, affairs, successes, failures, and all the conditions of life depend upon a certain activity of vibrations, whether these be thoughts, emotions, or feelings. It is the direction of the activity of vibrations that accounts for the variety of things and beings."We began
as a mineral. We emerged into plant life
and into the animal state, and then into being human,
and always we have forgotten our former states,
except in early spring when we slightly recall being green again.
That's how a young person turns
toward a teacher. That's how a baby leans
towards the breast without knowing the secret
of its desire, yet turning instinctively.
[Hazrat Inayat Khan, supra.]