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person, because otherwise He might find constantly
obtruded into His own astral and mental bodies
thoughts and emotions which He did not want, which
were out of harmony with the work which He is doing
all the time. So that it is only after He has seen for
some considerable time that such thoughts and emo-
tions as would not harmonise are very rare in the
pupil, that He accepts him and makes him a part of
Himself. He still retains the power to erect a wall,
to drop a veil between His consciousness and that of
His pupil; and if the latter should now and then make
a mistake he would be shut off. It is the pupil's earnest
desire not to be shut off; but still we are very fallible
people, down here on the physical plane, and it may
very often happen that something comes to us which
should not. The Master does not want that; He
shuts it quietly away from Him. There is, it is true,
a later period at which the Master renounces the
right and the power to do that, when He accepts the
pupil as His son. That is only when He is quite sure
that there will be nothing that needs to be excluded.
So it is true that the pupil is one with the Master^
one with an intimacy which, outside of Occultism, is
not understood; and that is why the pupil may lay
his thought by the side of the Master's^ thought.
Remember, it is not necessary to call the Master's
attention at all; it is not asking the Master's opinion
on the question in hand. No, it is simply going back
along the line of that oneness to see what is the