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fall into any of these minor mistakes which we so
often make ; but being human we still make mistakes.
When you have reached a stage when you can make
them no more, you will be very rfear to Adeptship.
Of course that is the impression produced. You see
the gulf between you, but the very fact of all that
splendour is an encouragement to you, and not a
deterrent. It is a very remarkable feeling and very
intense, very wonderful and very beautiful. Surely
there could be no pride in your mind under those
The man who does not know thinks that he is great,
that he has done this or that great thing; the wise man
knows that only God is great, that all good work is done
by God alone. *
That is a very interesting thought. When you do
something very great, very wonderful, and you think y
"That is good, I have done that/' it is very good to
do as did the mediaeval Christians, and say: " To
God be the glory," because, you know, there is only
One Person in the whole of this solar system. There
is one Actor, and that is the God of the System. All
that you do, He does through you. We are all
manifestations of His power. I know quite well that
it is difficult, that it is practically impossible for us to
realise that thing, but the more we develop the
higher consciousness, the more we succeed in raising
;! to higher levels, the more acutely we shall feel that.