The Teaching of Hazrat Inayat Khan

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Overlooking is the first lesson of forgiveness. This tendency comes out of love and sympathy; for when one hates, one takes notice of every little fault, but when one loves another one naturally overlooks the faults, and very often one tries to turn the faults of the beloved into merits. Life has endless things which suggest beauty, and numberless things which suggest ugliness; there is no end to the merits and no end to the faults, and one's outlook on life is according to one's evolution.