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Full text of "Sri Sai Baba`S:Charters And Sayings"

EIGHTEENTH TALK            37l

should condemn. Very often childish manifestations
do take place, childish manifestations of religious
feelings, but he wc^uld be no good man, who made
fun of them because to him they appear to be childish.
That is a thing which sometimes happens. The less
developed intellect cannot be expected to take the
view that your very highly developed intellect can
take, but you must have patience. Above all do not
hurt another's feelings. Do not, from any sense of
superiority, turn aside from any religion which
appeals to him.

He goes on to say:

But in order to gain this perfect tolerance, you must
yourself first be free from bigotry and superstition.

We ought to0 be free from it in the Theosophical
Society, but sometimes it does crop up a little, you
know, even now. The bigot considers only his own
opinions ; he never thinks of the other side of the
case. He is usually quite incapable of seeing that there
is another side. Of course one ought to try to see
that and to identify oneself with the other man^s
point of view, even if it were merely as an exercise
for oneself, so .that one may learn to see from how
many different angles the truth may be reflected by
the human mind. It is a very interesting thing to
see. Remember the old saying in Rome: (< I am a
man, and nothing human is foreign to me." That is
precisely the line which you ought to take. Any line
of vision which appeals to any body of men must be