Truth in a Nutshell
Genuine and Counterfeit
Just as genuine and counterfeit currency can circulate simultaneously, so truth and falsehood can co-exist. Those who are unable to distinguish truth from falsehood are living in darkness. They are like travellers in the night, not knowing in which direction they are going. The task of religious teachers is to enable people to see what is true and what is false. A jeweller needs to learn the true ruby from a worthless stone; a merchant must learn to tell genuine currency from forgeries. To become holy a seeker must learn to tell divine truth from worldly falsehood. And as a person grows in holiness, night turns into day.
Robert Van de Wever, Rumi in a Nutshell
Not knowing our own soul and being separated from our source causes the constant strife that goes on with individuals. This then results in social unrest as people forget the ideal of the oneness of God and kinship amongst all their fellow beings. Discord among the individuals, families, communities and nations then follows, throwing the whole world into turmoil…. At such times saints draw our attention to reality and point to the natural path that God has himself placed within every person since the beginning of time. They remind us that there is a Creator of this universe and that all religions encourage realization of the Creator alone.
Maharaj Sawan Singh, My Submission