The Teaching of Hazrat Inayat Khan

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Then there is the human man, in whom sentiment is developed. Perhaps he is not the physician's idea of a normal person. But from the point of view of the mystic, a person in whom there is a balance between thought and sentiment, who is awakened to the feeling of another, and who is conscientious in everything he does and aware of the effect that it produces on others, is beginning to become human." In other words, it is not an easy thing even for a man to be a man. Sometimes it takes a lifetime.