The Teaching of Hazrat Inayat Khan

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The purpose of life is to become more living, to allow the soul to live more, and that is the limit given by Christ when he says, "Raise your light high." This means allowing the soul to express itself. It does not matter what your life is, what your pursuit is; in order to fulfil the purpose of life you need not be in a temple or a church. Whatever your life's pursuit -- art, poetry, sculpture, music, whatever your occupation may be -- you can be as spiritual as a priest or clergyman, always living a life of praise. Your work in life must be your religion; let the soul express itself in every aspect and it will surely fulfil the purpose of life. The soul's life comes naturally if we open ourselves for the spirit to rise.