Khan, Hazrat Inayat - The Art of Being and Becoming - On Good and Evil
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Hazrat Inayat Khan – The Art of Being and Becoming
Life is the same for the saint and for Satan; and if their lives are different it is only because of their outlook on life. The same life is turned by the one into heaven and by the other into hell.
There are two attitudes; to one all is wrong; to the other all is right. Our life in the world from morning to evening is full of experiences, good and bad, which can be distinguished according to their degree; and the more we study the mystery of good and bad, the more we see that there really is no such thing as good and bad. It is because of our attitude and conditions that things seem good or bad to us.
It is easy for an ordinary person to say what is good or bad, just or unjust; it is very difficult for a wise person. Everyone, according to his outlook on life, turns things from bad to good and from good to bad, because everyone has his own grade of evolution and he reasons accordingly. Sometimes one thing is subtler than others, and then it is difficult to judge