Together with practically and verbaly teaching the lesson of utmost humility, Hazrath (rahmatullah alaihi) would constantly severely warn his mureeds of pride. His informal talks, letters and lectures bear ample testimony to this. On one occasion Hazrath (rahmatullah alaihi) said:

“In the soul is a disease of pride. Pride means to regard oneself as better than the next person and to regard the next person as inferior to one. This is a disease — an extremely dangerous disease. This disease can be (spiritually) fatal. In the hadith it is mentioned that the person who has a speck of pride in him will not enter jannah until he rids himself of it.”(Mawaa’iz - vol.8, pg.19)

On another occasion, describing the evils of pride Hazrath (rahmatullah alaihi) said: “Despite tremendous progress (in the line of sulook), pride causes a person to fall to such depths that it will be difficult to rise up from there.” (Khulasaa-e-Tasawwuf, pg. 97)

Further elucidating this point, Hazrath (rahmatullah alaihi) writes: “If one can overcome pride (i.e. rid oneself of it) then insha-Allah one will be saved from numerous external and inner sins. One resorts to speaking lies due to pride. Greed and jealousy also occur due to pride.

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