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NINTH TALK               l65

all this, to do it themselves, in fact. They said, u It
is not reasonable that we should leave the Word of
God to serve tables," and told other people to elect
from among themselves those who would do these
things, and abide by their decision, but not to expect
them, whose business it was to expound the Word,
to devote themselves to the purely physical side of
things. Not that the purely physical side of things
was to be neglected, but that the proper people were
to do it, and that those who could do something so
much greater should be left free to do that. Now
that is true in its way of the Theosophical Society
too. You could, every one of you, go and spend your
days, as far as you could spare the time, in direct
philanthropic labour among poor people, go and help
in hospitals and so forth. But you are doing a better
thing if you devote the same amount of time in trying
to spread the higher knowledge. But you would say,
<( Some of us cannot yet go and lecture, nor can we
write.  What can we do to spread the higher
knowledge ? " You all know that there are many
Orders of Service in connection with the Society,
that there is a great deal of work to be done
which is necessary for the well-being of Theosophy
and whJch does not necessarily involve either lectur-
ing or writing.   At any headquarters there is
plenty for any one to do who wants to help, and any
work whatsoever which promotes the existence and
well-being of a Society like this, which exists for the