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

XX

May 18,1915

JUST where we begin to-day the Master makes- a
quotation from the Christian Scriptures : He says:

A great Teacher once wrote: " When I was a child,
I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as
a child ; but when I became a man I put away childish
things.7'

He quotes that from S. Paul, and He says quite
clearly and distinctly that you have toJearn that no
ceremony is necessary, but at the same time you
must be very careful in no way to despise the people
who still cling to them, because all these things, even
such ceremonies as they use so freely in India, are
very necessary for the child soul to keep on the
right path.

The same thing cannot be said in quite the same
way of those other ceremonies of which I was
speaking—the great public ceremonies, of the
Church for example. There we come into the
presence of the fact that there are different types of
people. There is one type which finds itself very
strongly attracted to beautiful ceremonial and ritual ^
which finds the highest that is in it called forth by