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EIGHTEENTH TALK           355

know when those thoughts will overflow into action.
The man who yields himself to some evil thought,
thinking he cannot help it and that he will never
allow himself to put that thought into action, might
find it translated into action before he was aware
of it.

Then the Master says :

Yet remember that, to be useful to mankind, thought
must result in action.

That is obvious. There are three aspects of the
Logos, Will, Wisdom, and Activity, and those three
are symbolised in man by Atma, Buddhi, and Manas,
and Manas corresponds to Activity. There must be
activity associated with thought, and thought must
embody itself in action.  The Master Morya once
said that thought not acted upon was like a cancer
in the mind. That is a very interesting idea. As a
matter of fact, you can see that a large number of
people, although they are very good people, remain
in about the same position. They seem to be mark-
ing time in regard to their progress, and very many
times, if one searches for the cause of that, one will
find the cause to lie in their good resolutions. Their
good resolutions ought to help them along; and so
they would, if they were carried out. When people
remain satisfied with them as resolutions and go no
further, they simply act as barriers. They rest
satisfied with that and make no effort. Of course
we who are Theosophists ought not to be satisfied