Opportunities

“Where is the shrine of God? It is in the heart of man. As soon as one begins to consider the feelings of another, one begins to worship God.

There is a story of a teacher who was going with his students to visit some village, and he was fasting. The students also had taken a vow of fasting. They arrived at the peasants’ home where there was great enthusiasm and happiness and where a dinner was arranged for them. When they were invited to the table, the teacher went and sat down; but the students did not dare because they had taken a vow of fasting. Yet they would never mention it to their teacher. They thought, ‘Teacher is forgetful; Teacher has forgotten the vow.’ After dinner was over and they went out the pupils asked, ‘Did you not forget the vow of fasting?’ ‘No,’ was the teacher’s answer, ‘I had not forgotten. But I preferred breaking the fast rather than the heart of that man who with all his enthusiasm had prepared the food.’

The thirst for life makes us overlook little opportunities of doing good. Every moment of life brings an opportunity for being conscious of human feeling, in prosperity, in adversity, in all conditions. It costs very little; only a little thought is necessary. … There is no greater religion than love. God is love; and the best form of love is to be conscientious regarding the feelings of those with whom we come in contact in everyday life.” ~ Hazrat Inayat Khan

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About lantanagurl

Farmstress, Adventuress, Spiritual Junkie, Community Builder, Social Justice Activist, Momma and Grandmomma :)
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