Love All and Hate None

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Love all and hate none.
Mere talk of peace will avail you naught.
Mere talk of God and religion will not take you far.
Bring out all of the latent powers of your being,
and reveal the full magnificance
of your immnortal self.
Be surcharged with peace and joy,
and scatter them wherever you are,
and wherever you go.
Be a blazing fire of truth.
Be a beauteous blossom of love.
And be a soothing balm of peace.                                                                                                                                                                         With your spiritual light,
dispel the darkness of ignorance.
Dissolve the clouds of discord and war.
And spread goodwill, peace and harmony among the people.
Never seek any help, charity or favours
from anybody except God.
Never go to the court of kings.
But bever refuse to bless and help the needy and poor,
the widow and the orphan, if they come to your door.
This is your mission, to serve the people …
Carry it out dutifully and courageously,
so that I, as you Pir-o-Murshid,
may not be ashamed of any shortcomings on your part
before the Almighty God and our holy predecessors
in the Sufi order on the Day of judgement.

Sermon attributed to Hazrat Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti (delivered to his disciples just one month prior to his death)

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