One Life, One Spirit
But behind all this world of various names and forms there is one life, there is one spirit. That spirit which is the soul of all beings. That spirit is attracted towards unity. It is the absence of that spirit which keeps it unhappy. A person who has just had some unpleasantness with his brother or sister, to him food is tasteless, the night without sleep, the heart restless, the soul is under clouds. If one may ask, "What is the matter? What is closed before you?" He would give one answer if he knew, and that answer is, "That sunshine has been covered by clouds." What does it show? It shows that we live not necessarily on food. Our soul lives on love, the love that we receive, that we give and take. The absence of this is our unhappiness, and the presence of it is everything that we need. Nothing in the world is a greater healing power, that is a greater remedy, a greater happiness, than to be conscious of Brotherhood/Sisterhood and be able to give that feeling to one's child, master, neighbour, friend!
The humble efforts made by the Sufi Movement in the service of God and humanity are towards Brotherhood/Sisterhood. In the form of devotion, of philosophy, of mysticism, or metaphysics, art, or science, or whatever form, the Sufi Movement will present to the world the ideal, the central theme of which is always Brotherhood/Sisterhood.