The only way to live

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The only way to live in the midst of inharmonious influences is to
strengthen the will power and endure all things, yet keeping fineness of
character and nobility of manner together with an everlasting heart full of
love.

Bowl of Saki, September 13, by Hazrat Inayat Khan

Commentary by Hazrat Inayat Khan:

Many seek protection from all hurting influences by building some wall
around themselves. But the canopy over the earth is so high that a wall
cannot be built high enough, and the only thing one can do is to live in
the midst of all inharmonious influences, to strengthen his will power and
to bear all things, yet keeping the fineness of character and a nobleness
of manner together with an ever-living heart.

http://wahiduddin.net/mv2/XIII/XIII_14.htm

To say, ‘You are different and I am different, your religion is different
and my religion is different, your belief is different and my belief is
different,’ will not unite, it will only divide humanity. Those who, with
the excuse of their great faith in their own religion, hurt the feelings of
another and divide humanity which has the same source and goal, abuse
religion, whatever be their faith. The message, at whatever period it came
to the world, did not come just to a certain section of humanity; it did
not come to raise only some few people who perhaps accepted the faith, the
message, or a particular organized Church. No, all these things came
afterwards. The rain does not fall in a certain land only; the sun does not
shine only on a particular country. All that comes from God is for all
souls. If they are worthy, they deserve it; it is their reward; if they are
unworthy, they are the more entitled to it. Verily, blessing is for every
soul; for every soul, whatever be his faith or belief, belongs to God.

http://wahiduddin.net/mv2/IX/IX_2.htm

When a person begins to see all goodness as being the goodness of God, all
the beauty that surrounds him as the divine beauty, he begins by
worshipping a visible God, and as his heart constantly loves and admires
the divine beauty in all that he sees, he begins to see in all that is
visible one single vision; all becomes for him the vision of the beauty of
God. His love of beauty increases his capacity to such a degree that great
virtues such as tolerance and forgiveness spring naturally from his heart.
Even things that people mostly look upon with contempt, he views with
tolerance.

http://wahiduddin.net/mv2/IX/IX_9.htm

The only way to live in the midst of inharmonious influences is to
strengthen the will power and endure all things, yet keeping fineness of
character and nobility of manner together with an everlasting heart full of
love.

~~~ Hijrat Day (Departure Day) — The day that Inayat Khan departed from
India, headed for America, September 13, 1910.

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