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How the Wise Women make Life in the World The great Sufi Mystic, Hazrat Inayat Khan says, “The wise out of wisdom make life easy. But among the wise there are two categories, one is the Master, the other is the Saint.” (Religious Gathekas-Private Teachings, 1926).The attitude of both is quite contrary. The Saint feels inclusive sympathy with all beings and suffers and sometimes sacrifices themselves for others as they realize that those who do not have wisdom do not know how to face difficulties and therefore the Saint takes it on for them, knowing that making life easy is a great service and is what all humanity seeks.But the Master is opposite. She battles with life and meets the war within with any and all secrets of the inner mysteries of intuition that are available to her. She enters the critical arena of her own inner doubts, sorrows and sufferings and in turn shapes her personality so that she can tune the souls of those who lack harmony in their own lives.My lecture will present four women who exemplify the Saint and the Master.


Murshida Rabia Ana Perez-Chisti, PhD., is an ordained minister, senior teacher and National Representative of the Sufi Movement International of theUSA.She also acts as the Moin-ul-Maham for theUSA(head of the Universal Worship activity) and functions in co-leadership with Murshida Ulma Moerenburg inEurope. She serves as part a collaborative leadership on the Pir-O-Murshid Council and Executive Committee of the Sufi Movement. She has directed a training program to ordain Cherags (ministers of the Universal Worship of Hazrat Inayat Khan in theUS) for more than thirty years having prepared hundreds of students in interfaith studies, spiritual ethics and counseling procedures that permit them to move into Chaplaincy and related positions that serve the global community.Murshida Rabia is a Core Faculty member of theInstituteofTranspersonal PsychologyinPalo Alto,Californiaand a lecturer at the University of California-Berkeley. She specializes in subjects such as Comparative World Religions, the Mystical Traditions, Ethics, Eastern and Western Philosophy, Women Saints and Prophets: East and West, Jungian Psychology, Psycho-spiritual synthesis and Culture and Consciousness Studies. She lectures both regionally and internationally, is a published writer and a phenomenological and hermeneutic researcher. Her interests extend to the study of many languages, yoga, dance and the martial arts as she holds a black belt in Shorin-Ryu Karate.She has maintained a private counseling practice inCaliforniafor 15 years and served as a counselor in State, Government and private agencies that specialize in homeless shelter support, hospice care, prison reform, drug rehabilitation, and emergency food distribution in areas of the world where extreme conditions of natural disaster, war, and political upheavals have occurred.