The Teaching of Hazrat Inayat Khan

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It is difficult to explain what life in the spirit-world consists of, and difficult to put into words, but one may get some idea by observing the life of the birds which can fly over seas and forests, over hills and dales, and which feel in tune with nature and express their joy in song. There is also the life of the deer dwelling in the woods or in the mountains, drinking water at the natural springs, moving about in the open spaces, looking at the horizon from morning till evening, the sun as their time-keeper, and the moon serving as their torch. And then imagine our lives, the lives of human beings in crowded cities, days in factories and nights indoors, away from God, away from nature, even away from our self - a life completely absorbed in the struggle for existence, an ever-increasing struggle to which there is no end!