From the book: Lotus and the Universe, Chapter named Peace.


Murshid Samuel Lewis's life stands as proof that spiritual realization transcends all sectarian barriers. Along with his first Sufi teacher Hazrat Pir-o-Murshid Inayat Khan, and mentors Swami Papa Ramdas, Mataji Krishnabai, Sensei Nyogen Senzaki, and other illuminated souls, he sought to answer the cry of humanity by the sharing of spiritual teachings and practices, as well as by his own awakened presence.

Murshid Sam was an accomplished gardener who worked to alleviate world hunger. To heal the wounds of violence and war, he received a simple yet profound peace program from the spirit of Jesus:

"Eat, Dance, and Pray with the peoples of the world."


Murshid Sam was succeeded by Hazrat Moinneddin Jablonski, who

served as Pir (Spiritual Director) of the Sufi Ruhaniat International

from 1971 through 2000. He was succeeded by Pir Shabda Kahn, who is

currently holding this post. In 1970 When Murshid Sam visited the

Northeast, bringing teachings and Sufi dancing to Cambridge, Ma. and

N.Y. City, he was accompanied by his young student Shabda. Now Pir

Shabda travels worldwide, teaching and bringing the message of spiritual

unity through the expression of Love. Harmony and Beauty.