There are three principal components”: one, the heritage of the soul that it has brought from the angelic world and from the djinn world; second, the inherited qualities that a soul possesses, having received them from its parents and ancestors; and third, what the soul acquires after coming on earth. It is these three things that make what can be called individuality, which, is its result, culminates in a personality.
-Sufi Selections by Pir-o-Murshid Inayat Khan
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