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Full text of "Sri Sai Baba`S:Charters And Sayings"

12   TALKS ON " AT THE FEET 0& THE MASTER "

these we have also what may be taken as comments
. on them, bpoks by our President. In the Outer Court,
The Path of DisciRleship, and so 01?, all these are
very valuable as throwing additional light; but per-
haps, first of all, it is better to take these books which
come to us directly from the Great Ones and see what
it is that They want, and whether we cannot fulfil it.

The simplest of all the books which I have men-
tioned is the last in point of time, the book At the
Feet of the Master. It is the best and the most valu-
able for us at the moment because of its extreme
simplicity, and because it bears specially the stamp
of the teaching of the World Teacher, Who is so
soon to come amongst us.

This book At the Feet of the Master represents
more especially the teaching of the World Teacher
Who is to come, the Lord Maitreya, the Bodhi-
sattva. As you know, it consists of teaching given
by the Master Koot Hoomi to Alcyone, on the occa-
sion of the preparation for his Initiation. I know
something about that, because I myself had to take a
prominent part in the preparatory work.  Your
President and I were appointed as guardians, in the
physical world, of this boy Alcyone. You know of
course, I suppose, that Alcyone is only a name given
him for the purposes of the series of lives which
were published in The Theosophist. In the course of
that series a number of characters appeared again and
again, and we had to invent names for them. We did