Khan, Hazrat Inayat - Misc. Quotes - On becoming that of which you are accused
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
Hazrat Inayat Khan
Every kind of accusation of dishonesty, of lack of kindness, or affection, or love, makes a person that of which you accuse him. Ignorant of this, people often rejoice, saying to another something they want to see changed in him. If you say to someone
‘You have been very unkind to me’ or
‘You have not been just’ or ‘have been very cruel’ you have made that person more unkind, more unjust, more cruel, and that person cannot help it.
It would have been much better not to have said anything, not to have taken a chance of making that person better! For all that you acknowledge you make worse by the repetition of words.
When a person repeats something to himself, whether a good word or a bad word, whatever it is, he is engraving that idea in his innermost, and that idea is reflected in the ‘Akasha’. On every person will it be reflected. For instance, if a person who repeats ‘kindness, kindness, kindness’ meets the most cruel man in the world, the kindness that is engraved upon his heart will be reflected upon the man, and that man cannot but act kindly.
Besides, a person who has repeated ‘kindness’ so many times in his life, whoever he will meet will say ‘That is a kind person’, because by saying ‘kindness’ he has become kind.