By Hazrath Inayat Khan
In order to awaken love and sympathy in our hearts, sacrifices must be made. We must forget our own troubles in order to sympathize with the troubles of others. To relieve the hunger of others, we must forget our own hunger. Everybody is working for selfish ends, not caring about others, and this alone has brought about the misery in the world today. When the world is evolving from imperfection towards perfection, it needs all love and sympathy.
Seeing the Good in the Worst
If we expected every person to be perfect and conditions to be perfect, then there would be no joy in living and no purpose in coming here.
Souls on earth are born imperfect and show imperfection, and from this, they develop naturally, coming to perfection. If all were perfect, there would have been no purpose in their creation. And manifestation has taken place so that every being here may rise from imperfection towards perfection. That is the object and joy of life and for that, this world was created. And if we expected every person to be perfect and conditions to be perfect, then there would be no joy in living and no purpose in coming here. When in this world of imperfection, we seek for all that is good and beautiful, there are many chances of disappointment. But at the same time, if we keep on looking for it, not looking at the dust, but looking for the gold, we shall find it. And once we begin to find it, we shall find more and more. There comes a time in the life of a man when he can see some good in the worst man in the world. And when he has reached that point, though the good were covered with a thousand covers, he would put his hand on what is good, because he looks for good and attracts what is good.