The Teaching of Hazrat Inayat Khan

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The message of God is not a system which is only given for a certain period, after which the world is deprived of it; it is Alpha and Omega, and has pronounced softly or loudly the same words at all periods. Advancement or progress is not standing still and stopping at one ideal or principle. Progress is life; standing still is death. When a person becomes hardened in his feelings, when his only interest is for the family or the nation, he does not go further, he is dead. But as long as he is advancing from a family to a nation, to a race, he is alive, he is progressing. The great disaster that has come upon humanity in recent years is caused by this death: the feeling confined in nationalism has burst out in conflict.