The Teaching of Hazrat Inayat Khan

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There are also two forces working: the collective power and the individual power. In Sufi terms the one is Qaza, the other Qadr. Very often the individual power will not surrender and consequently it is crushed. For instance if a man is called upon to fight for his country but says that he will not join the army, he is helpless before the might of the whole nation however fine his idealism may be. Here he must resign himself to the condition in which there is a conflict between a lesser and a greater power; here resignation is the only solution.