The Teaching of Hazrat Inayat Khan

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One person thinks, "O, it does not matter; if I have a good dinner, never mind what others have"; another thinks, "It is no pleasure to me to have had a good dinner, since my family still starve; it gives me much more happiness if I have only a frugal dinner, as long as my family are well satisfied." This raises him higher than the person who thinks only of his own happiness. A third person thinks, "it does not matter how I live, so long as I have brought some happiness to the people of my town, or village; that would be worth while." His ideal is greater still.