The Teaching of Hazrat Inayat Khan

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Renunciation is in fact denial of the self, and it is that denial which will be of use. As all things in this world can be used and abused, so the principle of renunciation can be used and abused. If renunciation as a principle were a good thing, there would seem to be no purpose at the back of the whole creation. The creation might well not have been manifested if renunciation had been the principle. Therefore renunciation in itself is neither virtue nor sin. It becomes a virtue or a sin according to the use one makes of it.