The Teaching of Hazrat Inayat Khan

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If you see your own benefit, there may be a wife in your house, a child, a sister, a brother, a friend, or a servant, but you will see only yourself. If you consider yourself as being the whole family, then you are the sister, the brother, the wife, the child, the friend, the servant. Then you are a perfect family: by opening yourself you have become a perfect family. If you can say, "I am the nation", you are greater; if you say, "If my nation's honor goes down, I go down", you are the nation. If you can say, "I am my race", that is still greater. And if you say, "I am the whole humanity", that is the greatest. Then everyone who comes before you is your sister or your brother. You are yourself all. When man is his individual self, then he is narrow and imperfect; when he is all, then he is perfect.