From: 'Knowing How to Know' by Idries Shah


Idries Shah

Listen to a friend, and hear a distorted idea of yourself.
Listen to your enemy, and also hear something distorted.
Friendship is to help us survive and to strengthen us.
Opposition makes us stronger.

When we have survived and have been strengthened - there
is another version than that of the friend or of the enemy.

This is the Higher Vision.
The value of the Dwelling lies in the Dweller.