FIFTH TALK 93 at all. When it has become as a tool in your hands,, that is the time when you have achieved something. To finish that sentence: • and so they often act foolishly, and try to invent ways for themselves which they think will be pleasant for them- selves, not understanding that all are one, and that therefore only what the One wills can ever be really pleasant for any one. You know it is a great motto of utilitarianism to pursue the greatest good of the greatest number. It is a great improvement upon the previous idea that the good of only a few should be considered and that the others should be considered a negligible quantity. Yet it is an imperfect view ; the truth is that you cannot ignore the minority at all, just because all are one; and therefore what is said here is the real truth, that nothing can ever be really pleasant for one unless it is what the One wills, the One who stands behind. For, in that One, all are one. You do not understand that. You cannot understand it until you have developed the consciousness of the buddhic plane. Then, for the first time, you will begin to know a little of what it means and, even then, only by slow degrees do you learn how utterly all are one. You tjhiink of it as a sort of religious duty to believe that all are one, as a kind of pious aspiration that some day all will be one. We say: " Well, we have all come forth from the same great Father and therefore we are all brothers and we are all one."