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

134  TALKS ON u AT THE FEET OF THE MASTER "

from where you are, but do not make the same
mistake again, that is all.
Then He says:

[The astral body] wants you to be greedy for money,
to envy other people their possessions, to yield yourself to
depression.

I hope you are not likely to be greedy for money, but
you may be likely to yield yourselves to depression
sometimes ; that is a very common thing, common once
more because of all this strain, worry and excitement;

because we are not taking enough rest and proper
kind of recreation $ because we are living unhealthy
lives. Depression is common enough; it is not only
a very bad thing in itself, but it is very difficult to
get rid of. I doubt whether you can escape from it,
merely by saying to yourself: " I ought not to
be depressed," but I think you can come out of it,
even in the worst cases, if you will remember that
you ought not to do it because of its effect on other
people.  Put that before yourselves.  Remember
you have all pledged yourselves to do all in your
power to help others, therefore you dare not harm
them. You know the mechanism of the thing per-
fectly, how your vibrations of depression spread out
and affect their astral bodies and even their mental
bodies. That is a wrong and evil thing to do. It is
a more evil thing than perhaps you realise. If you
have read anything of the history and the statistics of
crime you will find that a very large number of crimes