The Teaching of Hazrat Inayat Khan

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When he has arrived at this purity, there are many things, which will come in his life to test him: his enemy, who annoys him; those whom he cannot bear; those whom he does not like; those who are intolerant to him. He will come in contact with situations that are difficult. There always comes an occasion for him to give up that purity for a moment, and every moment that purity becomes poisoned, it is that moment in the life of a sage which for him is a sin. I remember the words of my murshid, who said, "Every moment that God is absent from one's consciousness is a moment of sin," and when God is continually in one's consciousness, every moment is virtue.