Self stands as a wall between man and God.

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Self stands as a wall between man and God.

Bowl of Saki, November 1, by Hazrat Inayat Khan

Commentary by Hazrat Inayat Khan:

God speaks to everyone, not only to the messengers and teachers. He speaks
to the ears of every heart, but it is not every heart which hears it. His
voice is louder than the thunder, and His light is clearer than the sun —
if one could only see it, if one could only hear it. In order to see it and
in order to hear it man should remove this wall, this barrier which he has
made of the self. Then he becomes the flute upon which the divine Player
may play the music of Orpheus which can charm even the hearts of stone;
then he rises from the cross into the life everlasting.

Our limited self is like a wall separating us from the Self of God. God is
as far away from us as that wall is thick. The wisdom and justice of God
are within us, and yet they are far away under the covering of the veil of
the limited self.

Humility is the principal thing that must be learnt in the path of training
the ego. It is the constant effort of effacing the ego that prepares man
for the greater journey. This principle of humility can be practiced by
forgetting one’s personality in every thought and action and in every
dealing with another. No doubt it is difficult and may not seem very
practicable in everyday life, though in the end it will prove to be the
successful way, not only in one’s spiritual life but in one’s everyday
affairs. The general tendency is to bring one’s personality forward, which
builds a wall between two souls whose destiny and happiness lies in unity.
In business, in profession, in all aspects of life it is necessary that one
should unite with the other in this unity, in which the purpose of life is


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