The Teaching of Hazrat Inayat Khan

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For instance every soul knows that in its own life the very first aspect to be experienced is the aspect of dependence. The infant is dependent on its mother and father; in whatever way they direct him, he acts and works. Then comes the time when he is old enough to understand his own affairs, and he says, "Yes, Father, that is what I want to do, and I will do it." The father and mother say, "Yes, our child has grown up, and he understands his own way; we should not interfere with him." Thus we see that in everybody's life there have been the two phases: the phase of dependence and the phase of independence.