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Greatest Of All Religions

--Pir-o-Murshid Inayat Khan (Jul 15, 2019)

Hazrat Inayat Khan said, "A study of life is the greatest of all religions, and there is no greater or more interesting study." There are two ways in which we may attain control over our activity. The first is confidence in the power of our own will; to know that if we have failed today, tomorrow we will not do so. The second is to have our eyes wide open, and to watch keenly our activity in all aspects of life. It is in the dark that we fall, but in the light we can see where we are going. So it is in life: we should have our eyes wide open to see where we walk. We should study life, and seek to know why we say a thing, and why we act as we do. We have failed perhaps hitherto because we have not been wide awake. We have fallen, and felt sorry, and have...

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