The Teaching of Hazrat Inayat Khan

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Now rises the question: how can one progress in this path of renunciation? By becoming able to discriminate between two things, and to find out which is the better one. A person with the character of the dog in the fable cannot renounce: he loses both things. Life is such that, when there are two things before one's view, it demands the loss of one of them. It depends upon man's discrimination what to renounce and for what; whether to renounce heaven for the world, or the world for heaven; wealth for honor, or honor for wealth; whether to renounce things momentarily precious for everlasting things, or everlasting things for things momentarily precious.