The Teaching of Hazrat Inayat Khan

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Some people who admire piety and goodness want everyone to be an angel, and discovering that this is impossible, they are full of criticism. Everyone has in them a devil and an angel; everyone is at once human and animal. It is the devil in one that drives one to do harm without a motive, by instinct. The first step should be to leave this attitude. No one believes that one's own particular demon can be a manifestation of the devil. But who can say, "I am free from such an evil spirit"? We can be under the power of a spell, and we must overcome such a power. We must liberate ourselves from evil. Everyone can fight.