The Teaching of Hazrat Inayat Khan

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Afterwards self-sacrifice was taught, which Christ explained so well in his life and in the Sermon on the Mount. This sacrifice - to turn the other cheek, to give the cloak away when the coat has been taken - could not be understood by the ordinary person, because it is the moral of sages and saints. This makes it very difficult for them to live in the world, and has made many people turn away from religion altogether. They said, "The teaching of the prophets and saints is too high for us. We cannot understand it." If one says to a business-man in his office, "Give whatever they claim from you, and give more", he will say, "No, I have a thousand claims in the law-courts; I will fight and win."