TENTH TALK l83 certain amount of mental and emotional jostling- We ought to take that in exactly the same spirit, realising that the man who happens to tread on our mental corns, so to speak, did not mean to do so in the very least, that he was following his own line of business and not thinking of us. We ought to under- stand that a certain amount of friction is inseparable from these dense crowds and all the hurry and rush of these modern days. It is not an ideal condition, but there it is. We have been born into it; it is our karma. Without sacrificing very much more than ourselves, we could not get away from it. We are in a position where we are practically tied down by karmic obligations, and we have to remain. There- fore we must make up our minds, to put up with these not very pleasant conditions, and not take all such little frictions as serious things, any more than we take the daily jostling in the streets as a serious thing. In many cases a little ordinary common- sense, a little give and take, would avoid much trouble and worry. We must try, on our side, to think of others and to be more courteous, kindly and careful than most people are, but we must not expect all outsiders to be thinking of getting out of our way, because they are not thinking of us at all. Then passing away from that subject, we come to this sentence: When you become a pupil of the Master, you may always try the truth of your thought by laying it beside His.