64 TALKS ON (t AT THE FEET OF THE MASTER " Whether they wake or whether they sleep, they are in close contact with it and are absorbing it. It is impressing itself upon them all" the time. In ordinary physics you know that the stronger vibration will dominate the weaker. If you put two time- pieces close together, and if they do not move regularly together in harmony, the stronger one will stop the weaker or bring it into agreement. It is just the same kind of thing which happens on the higher planes, and so it has always been recognised that the actual presence of the teacher counts for enormously more than the words he can say. The second way is the hearing or reading of teach- ings upon the subject. Any man who goes into the subject gets hold of some teaching along these higher lines. It commends itself to his intuition, and immediately he seeks to satisfy his desire to find out more about it. I know I did. The moment I got hold of The Occult World, then and there I made up my mind, <( If that be so—and it is so evidently—if there be these Greater People, and if They are willing to accept service from us, and to give us in return something of Their priceless knowledge—then I am going to be one of those who serve Them. 1 am going to pick up whatever crumbs I can, and the only thing worth doing from henceforth is to set to work to get into that position somehow." Well, I did, and I have never wavered from that decision since. That is thirty-two years ago now.