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On Intuition

from: Hazrat Inayat Khan -

Message Papers (9 Jan 1923)

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We must keep our heart tuned. Intuition becomes closed when the heart is out of tune. Every individual is meant to have a certain pitch. We cannot be too good, and we need not be. The question is that we have to be harmonious, friendly and welcoming. You will always find as a sign of evolution that a person agrees easily; if there is lack of evolution he will agree less. The more evolved, the more we can agree.

This shows that a human being out of tune cannot agree. To agree we must have happiness within ourselves. Depression, ill-luck, bad influences are removed just by keeping ourselves in tune. If we are tuned we agree, disagreement shows a lack of tune. If we are in tune, we will have health of mind and body, both, it is the greatest healing.

There are difficult natures and people of different grades of evolution, but we must try to agree with all. Some say that we cannot remain really honest if we wish to please all. But we need not be dishonest in agreeing with another. It is more difficult for a person of little evolution to understand a person of higher evolution. By harmony we can hold ourselves together in attunement. The most important thing is to be in tune.

When one person is in tune he will tune all others in time. Someone who is experienced and whose opinion is highly regarded, is responsible to keep himself in hand. Then he will rise above limiting conditions, he will tune his surrounding.

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Sometimes it is difficult to get on with people; the best thing is to endure. The endurance of gold, for instance, makes gold precious. Flowers are beautiful for some time, but they soon fade away, they have no endurance. If a human being has all good qualities but no endurance, then he has no control of himself. A child is helpless; a sign of being grown-up is that we are independent.

An unevolved human being is in the hand of conditions. Freedom comes with true work and evolution. A human being begins as a machine, he acts mechanically, he works by influence and is influenced by the mechanical law of cause and effect.

As the human being evolves, then the faculty of the creator develops in him, the faculty of the maker, the shaper, to make is own destiny being attuned to the purpose for which he has come to earth.

Our motive is that the soul may evolve every moment of the day.

Speak to me from within my Lord,

the ears of Thy servant are listening.


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