The Teaching of Hazrat Inayat Khan

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Man must realize that he has a power in him which is greater than all other powers - and this power is his will. Anger is a power, for it is a part of the energy that manifests as anger. Excitement, passion, and other emotions are manifestations of one energy, yet all such powers are in the hands of one single power - namely the will. They are ruled, controlled, and utilized by it. A person cannot be angry unless his will is at the back of it. He has to have the will-power to defend himself, otherwise the anger would be helpless. The anger is there, but the will-power is greater. If the will-power is not behind it, the faculty will not work, even if not suppressed. As long as the will-power does not help, the faculty, though present, is ineffective.