The Teaching of Hazrat Inayat Khan

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When he went to that country and asked for the dervish, the people said, "We do not know any place of liars, but there is a dervish living somewhere here." So they took him near the graveyard where the dervish lived. The first question the young man asked was, "Why did you give me a name which is not the name of the place?" The dervish replied, "Yes, this is a place of liars." It was the graveyard. He said, "Come with me, I shall show you. This here is a tomb, they say, of a general. Where is his sword, where is his power, where is his voice, what is he now? Is he a general? Here, this one was called a prime-minister. Where is his ministry, where is his office, where is his pen, where is his power? in the same ground! This person was called a judge. Whom is he judging now? He is in the ground. Were they not liars? Did they not tell a lie saying "I am so and so, and I am such and such'?" This is the point of view of those who look at life as being a puppet show.