One day [said Hazrat Inayat Khan] my murshid sent a man, a servant with a message to me. I was coming in my usual way. And when this servant, when he looked at me from a distance, thought, “this man must be so proud that he will not even look at me.” The way I was dressed, the independent way I was walking, the way I was coming, all that showed him, “This man is so proud that will not listen to me.” He was poor, a servant, a porter; and so perhaps he saw the manifestation of it.
As soon as I came home, I asked, “What is it? Who are you? Where do you come from?” He said, “I have come from Madani Sahib.”
As soon as I heard this, I took his hands, pressed them to my eyes, wanted to kiss his feet. The man was bewildered; he could not understand.