The Teaching of Hazrat Inayat Khan

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Every soul at times asks itself, "Why am I here?" This question arises according to the development of one's intelligence. A man may say, "I am here to eat, drink, and to make merry," but this even the animals do; therefore what more has he accomplished by being human? Another might affirm that the attainment of power and position is important, but he must know that both of these are transitory. Power of any kind has its fall as well as its rise. All things we possess are taken from others, and others in their turn await with outstretched hands to seize them.