1Sahil Badruddin = ""He who refuses that venture because of the risk is refusing life. No. I have no liking for
hermits and other solitaries who refuse all responsibilities. They may live in a town as
likely as in a desert, and their avowed purpose may be to lead holy lives; but, in fact, if
they have ecstasies, they are the ecstasies of self-indulgence. My concern is not with
them. Those who accept the normal responsibilities of life, with all the chances of minor
annoyance and utter catastrophe, may know many small griefs and much great sorrow ó-that is why I called their joys dependent - but, if they are at one with God and
have lived manfully, behind the mask of sorrow, bitter though it may be, their souls
will be at peace "-“My Personal Life”, Aga Khan III: Selected Speeches and Writings, ed. K.K. Aziz"