The Teaching of Hazrat Inayat Khan

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They answered, "How can it be that thou comest from our father who has been gone so long, and has given us no sign?" He said, "If ye cannot understand, ask your mother. She will be able to tell you." But the mother had already passed away; only her grave was left, which could never tell. He said, "Then consult your guardians. Perhaps they will be able to tell you from the recollections of the past; or things that our mother may have said to them might bring to their memory the words of our father about my coming." The guardians had grown careless, indifferent, blind, quite happy in the possession of all the wealth, and enjoying the treasured gold left in their charge, and using their undisputed power and complete hold over all the children.