The true respect we must develop toward others must not be limited to respect for human beings. Beyond human beings and superior to them, are a multitude of beings which people neglect and often do not believe in.
They use their duty to respect other human beings as justification for respecting no one else, not even the Creator.
In fact, we cannot truly respect human beings as long as we give no credence within ourselves to a world that surpasses us. In this case, we actually risk harming others, because certain motives operating within us will stifle respect.
It is only when we harbour a sacred feeling for this infinitely great Being – the Creator – that we can also claim to truly respect human beings.
Omraam Mikhaël Aïvanhov