Ideal Spirits

Those who strive to enlighten others, seek happiness for them, and extend a helping hand have such a developed and enlightened spirit that they are like guardian angels. They struggle with disasters befalling society, stand up to "storms," hurry to put out "fires," and always watch for possible shocks.

Individuals who sincerely resolve to be pillars of their nation never allow themselves to neglect even the smallest matter of concern to the nation, even though there may be times when they forget about their own problems.

The most exalted nation thinks of public works in terms of unity and togetherness, and gives precedence to the people's opinion. Of course, that nation's inhabitants must receive the same training in such matters as religion, language, and historical consciousness.

If the people of a country consider trickery and deceit to be clever, that nation already has reached an incurable stage of cancer. Not all things generally seen as improvements in a sick person's body are true for all cases, for that would be like saying that swollen areas in a tubercular patient as a sign that the body is gaining weight and getting better. Criteria or Lights of the Way, Izmir 1998, Vol. 2, (12th edition), pp. 33-35, 111

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