Pir-o-Murshid Hazrat Inayat Khan

Pir-o-Murshid Hazrat Inayat Khan


 Befool not, O night, the morn will break.
Beware, O darkness, the sun will shine.
Be not vain, O mist, it will once be clear.
My sorrow, forget not once joy will arise.

A labour done without wages, a service without thanks,
a merit without appreciation, a love without answer -
have a different value.

It is a weakness to withdraw from struggle;
it is foolishness to go through it.

If you are annoyed by any disagreeable experience, it is a loss;
but if you have learned by it, it is a gain.

What feeling is it to ask forgiveness of  those who must ask forgiveness of  you,
and to thank those who must thank you.

It does not matter how hard you labour; it is what you accomplish that  counts.

The life of love is more than innumerable lives,
and the death of love is worse than a thousand deaths.

As the birds will never have a lasting attachment to animals, so it is even  with man.
The wayfarer of the Heavens can never keep constantly attached to the  dweller of the earth.

Knowledge ends in no-knowledge; learning ends in unlearning.

An energetic woman is to be danced with.
A witty woman is good to talk with.
A woman of heart is to be loved.
And a woman of ideal is to be worshipped.

Sweeter than honey are the results of one's toil;
more fragrant than flowers are the words of praise;
more delicious than fruit is an obedient child;
more precious than a pearl is a congenial mate.

A beautiful sin is a virtue, and an ugly virtue is a sin.

Impulse is intoxicating, action is absorbing,
but it is the result of every deed that leads man to realization.

An optimist takes the chance of losing,
a pessimist loses the chance of gaining.

When you care for the opinion of others, you are below them.
When you do not care, you are above them.

It is the lover's heart that touches the depths of life.
It is the godly soul that soars to the highest heavens.
It is the seer's eye that penetrates through the  wall of matter.
And it is the knower's spirit that assimilates all the knowledge.

We experience death by playing life,
and we experience life by playing death.


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