The Teaching of Hazrat Inayat Khan

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We must discover at which times we have manifested our devil or our animal spirit. We want a human spirit. Self-realization is the search for this human spirit. Everything must become human in us. But what should we do for that? Read the Bible and other holy scriptures? All these books say what we should do. But you must also find the store of goodness that is there in your heart. As you cultivate your heart it rises up. By asceticism you can develop your soul and reach ecstasy. But of what use is samadhi if we are not first human? If we want to live in this world we must be human; the ascetic should live in a forest.