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

38    TALKS ON a AT THE FEET &F THE MASTER "

The President goes on to say that the greater
part of the book is a repetition of his Master's own
words, and then that whatever else there is which is
not exactly the Master's own words is the Master's
thought expressed in His pupil's words. There are
a few cases of that; I shall draw your attention to
them as we go on. Two omitted sentences were
supplied by the Master, and in two other cases
an omitted word has been added. {t Beyond this,
it is entirely Alcyone's own, his first gift to the
world."

Continuing, the President says :

May it help others as the spoken teaching helped
him—such is the hope with which he gives it. But the
teaching can only be fruitful if it is LIVED, as he has lived
it since it fell from his Master's lips. If the example be
followed as well as the precept, then for the reader, as
for the writer, shall the great Portal swing open, and his feet
be set on the Path.

This is our President's introduction to the book.
You may possibly, some of you, remember that in a
review published in The Theosophisi she said : " Very
rarely are such words as these given to men ; teaching
so direct, so philosophical, and so beautifully put."
Therefore assuredly each word of the book is worth
our very careful consideration. That is what^ we shall
try to give it as we go through.               »

At the beginning of the book, before we enter upon
even the foreword of Alcyone, is set the prayer to
the Master which you all know very well. You will