Khan, Hazrat Inayat - The Art of Being and Becoming - On love
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Hazrat Inayat Khan – The Art of Being and Becoming
Earthly pleasures are the shadows of happiness, because of their transitoriness. True happiness is in love, which is the stream that springs from one’s soul.
He who will allow this stream to run continually in all conditions of life, in all situations however difficult, will have a happiness which truly belongs to him, whose source is not without but within. If there is a constant outpouring of love one becomes a divine fountain, for from the depth of the fountain a stream rises, and on its return it pours upon the fountain, bathing it continually. It is a divine bath, the true bath in the Ganges, the sacred river.
When once one has the key to this fountain one is always purified every moment of one’s life, and nothing can stay in the mind causing unhappiness. Happiness alone is natural, and is attained by knowing and by living naturally.