Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | Soulveda

There is an English proverb to this effect: “It is in giving that we receive.” The Creator of this world has laid down a law that he who gives is the one who receives. In this world, one who has nothing to give is destined to get nothing in return.

God has enforced this principle in the world around us. Here, though everything has to receive something from elsewhere to sustain itself, the fact is that everything tries to give more than it receives.


Maulana Wahiduddin Khan | Soulveda

Ayoung man once came to a venerable master and asked, ‘How long will it take to reach enlightenment?’ The master said, ‘Ten years.’ The young man blurted out, ‘So long!’ The master said, ‘No, I was mistaken. It will take you twenty years.’ The young man asked, ‘Why do you keep adding to it!’ The master answered, ‘Come to think of it, in your case, it will probably be 30 years.’ (Philip Kapleau, Readers Digest, 1983)