Seek Him in all souls
October 15, 2013 Comments Off on Seek Him in all souls
Seek Him in all souls, good or bad, wise and foolish, attractive and
unattractive; in the depths of each there is God.
Bowl of Saki, October 12, by Hazrat Inayat Khan
Commentary by Hazrat Inayat Khan:
As fruit ripens in the course of nature, so it is in the course of nature
that the soul should mature; and it is no use being disappointed or
disheartened about ourselves and about those near and dear to us, worrying
because our husband, wife, father, or mother does not look at spiritual
matters in the same way as we do. In the first place no man, however wise
or pious, has the right to judge another soul. Who knows what is hidden
behind every action, appearance, speech, and manner? No one. And when a
person begins to know what is hidden in the human soul, in spite of all
deluding appearances he will have respect, a respect for mankind, as he
realizes that in the depth of every soul is He whom one worships.
Just as the religious person has a religious attitude in a temple, so the
Sufi has that attitude before every being, for to him every being is the
temple of the divine. Therefore the Sufi is always before his Lord. Whether
a servant, a master, a friend, or a foe is before him, he is in the
presence of God. For the one whose God is in the high heavens there is a
vast gulf between him and God, but the one who has God always before him —
he is always in God’s presence, and there is no end to his happiness.
God is in all things, and still more He is in all beings. Seek Him in all
souls, good and bad, wise and foolish, attractive or unattractive, for in
the depth of each there is God.
Man swimming in the sea does not know the fish living in the sea, so we
living in God do not recognize all souls living in God also. He is all
around and about us at every moment, we are living His life, we are
breathing His breath, and yet we are ignorant of the perfection of beauty
which unites and inspires every soul.