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  • The term “selflessness,” which is frequently encountered in the Hizmet Movement, both as a concept and in practice, is used to mean that the volunteers are not occupied with their own problems, strive for the benefit of others, consider the salvation in saving others, and come to the rescue of people without any self-interest.
  • “Each individual has the seeds of virtue as well as the potential for evil. Such undesirable characteristics as passion and the desire to show off exist alongside such good qualities as sincerity, altruism, and self-sufficiency. We should take all these qualities into account when considering human nature so that we will not be disappointed.”1)
  • “Each individual owes his or her success and happiness to the peacefulness and the trustworthiness of the society in which he or she lives. Each society owes its health and security to the individuals, whose selflessness and sincerity prevail, forming the society.”2)
  • “Breadth of conscience means that a heart full of faith, knowledge, spiritual knowledge, love, reverence, and selflessness embraces all humanity with immense mercy, opens the doors of the heart to everyone, always being forgiving and benevolent, and especially wishing for the guidance of all people and seeking the eternal happiness of everyone. It is such a spiritual sublimity.”3)
  • “Our service discipline is based on devotion, volunteerism, selflessness, and sacrifice. Besides this cause is like bellows, sooner or later it throws out the insincere ones. Such ill-intended individuals do always create problems and cause incoherence and keeps others busy with such issues as well.”4)
  • “Wherever the fire is, the volunteers to serve humanity need to respond sensitively to it, as if their own children were suffering. And this depends on having a Prophetic spirit and upholding the issue with a Prophetic will, resolution, and altruism.”5)

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M. Fethullah Gülen, Pearls of Wisdom, New Jersey: Tughra Books, 2013, p. 101.
M. Fethullah Gülen, Buhranlar Anaforunda İnsan (Çağ ve Nesil-2), İstanbul: Nil Yayınları, 2011, p. 63.
M. Fethullah Gülen, Diriliş Çağrısı (Kırık Testi-6) , İstanbul: Nil Yayınları, 2011, p. 237.
M. Fethullah Gülen, Fikir Atlası (Fasıldan Fasıla-5), İstanbul: Nil Yayınları, 2011, p. 106.
M. Fethullah Gülen, Endeavor for Renewal, New Jersey: Tughra Books, 2015, pp. 129–130.
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