TWENTIETH TALK 4o3 fact that, if there be those who do not wish to share in that spiritual outpouring or who think that they can receive ^n outpouring more suited to themselves in some other way, they are perfectly at liberty to do so, but at the same time it would be selfish of them to the last degree that they should try to prevent that outpouring from being available for those to whom it is a benefit. All that we need, in all these things, is sufficient toleration and gentleness ; we should simply let each man go his own way; let each man take the road which is for him the easiest road. It is the greatest mistake ever to try to force other people to take our road or to cavil at them for going their own way. Let every man (as the Apostle Paul said) be fully persuaded in his own mind, and then let him go on. Why should others be worried as to his path ? There has always been very strongly that feeling between the Catholic and the Protestant. Each thinks that he holds the only way which is right and that the other is hopelessly wrong. That is childish to the last degree. There are many paths, and each man would do well to take that which is most suited to him. But, to make this possible, you need toler- ance ; and this a Theosophist should have but unfortunately has not always. You take your path, whatever it may be. No one wants to interfere with you, but at least that carries with it a corollary that you should not try to interfere with anyone else.