The Teaching of Hazrat Inayat Khan

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He expands the ideal and becomes capable of higher ideals. Motherhood is regarded by everybody with veneration, fatherhood is regarded by everybody with respect. Neighborliness is looked upon with friendly feelings. The elders, chiefs, or kings in the village or town, who have given all their thoughts to the welfare of that town or village, how are they regarded? The people say, "Here is our father who has looked after us all when we were helpless or ignorant." In this way the idea of a king or raja came into being, through the development of a certain kind of ideal. The civilization of every age or time always originated in idealism. The whole source of civilization is idealism and nothing else.