Contemplating Your Navel

by stewart

In my case I acted as if godliness was next to idleness. Most often, I sought time by myself to contemplate how holy I was. I truly believed salvation was to be found, away from others, meditating upon profound thoughts.

And when I traveled a little further, I realized contemplating one’s navel was the antithesis to what the Path was about. As Saadi taught so many years ago, ‘the Path is in human service, it is none other than this.’  This is still true today.

When a hand is extended to help another, the human soul reaches toward the heavens. Service which is free of personal interest is the highest form of human existence.



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