Since Islam means surrender to God, whoever lives in peace and harmony in society, in a spirit of surrender and dedication, really speaking, belongs to Islam. Islam insists on full coordination between thought, word and deed. Muslim holy men and sages have been emphasising that we must inquire into the validity of the 'I' which feels it is the body and the 'I' which feels it is the mind and reach the conclusion that the real 'I' is the Self yearning for the Omniself, God. Fasting and prayers during the month of Ramzan are specially designed to awaken and manifest this realisation. Consider any religion, whatever it may be, you will find that it emphasises on unity, harmony and equal-mindedness. Therefore, all of you must cultivate love, tolerance and compassion and demonstrate these universal principles in all your daily activities, every day. This is the Message I give you today with My Blessings. (Divine Discourse, Jul 12, 1983)
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