The Teaching of Hazrat Inayat Khan

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The Sufi Order and the world order itself imply certain ranks of initiators of the Pir-o-Murshid, and they must be regarded and respected as those who have gone further. This law is not any different from the law of nature and of life. A child who is disrespectful to his parents will find the same thing from his children. A soldier who does not observe discipline under the captain or colonel will have the same experience when he or she is a captain or a colonel. Will one ever arrive at that state, after not having considered and observed that which should be observed? Those who have gone furthest in any line -- in music, in poetry, in thought, and in philosophy -- have always gone in a humble way, greeting at every step those who have gone further.