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by Hazrat Inayat Khan, Sufi Poet and Mystic.
Bowl of Saki for May 24
DISCUSSION IS FOR THOSE WHO SAY, "WHAT I SAY IS RIGHT, AND WHAT YOU SAY IS WRONG." A SAGE NEVER SAYS A THING, HENCE THERE IS NO DISCUSSION.
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Discussion is an activity of the discriminating mind, it is the offspring of nufs
. Not even the Prophet discusses when he denounces or arraigns. He may utter a diatribe but he does not argue. There are but two courses: to stand firm to the point of view of God, knowing it is the point of view of God; to reconcile so far as possible to the point of view of another without antagonizing the other. This last is the common action of the seer especially in dealing with an individual, no matter how wicked. The former should only be used in a general way to move the masses of humanity in time of great peril.
The fact is that the "you" is always wrong: I-ness and my-ness and you-ness and your-ness constitute the essence—if such it can be called— of what is wrong, it is the very nucleus of evil. But when one serves God one strives to lead others towards God, which is best done in a spirit of love and harmony. To criticize or admonish another to prove that one is right is never the habit of the Sufi.
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