Khan, Hazrat Inayat – The Art of Being and Becoming - Thorns and flowers
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Hazrat Inayat Khan – The Art of Being and Becoming
One may ask if it is not conceit to try to be better than others. There are many thorns and few flowers. We should not try to become a flower in order to feel ourselves superior to a thorn, but only for the benefit of others. All that trouble and pain and difficulty should be suffered for others; if among so many thorns we turn into a flower, it should be for others. That must be the idea. Besides, it is not an easy task to become a flower; it is far easier to become a thorn.