404 TALKS ON " AT THE FEET OF THE MASTER " So all those great public ceremonies are not necessary to the attainment of Nirvana. There are many other ways. One would not say, although some are childish, that they have been outgrown, but rather that they represent different lines. If you are on those lines they may mean very much to you. If you are not, they do not. But do not make the mistake of thinking that they mean nothing. They only mean nothing to you, because you do not happen to be on that particular line. Each one of us has his own language into which he was born, the language of the nation to which he belongs, and just in the same way each of us has what might be called his religious language—the way in which his thoughts and feelings and aspirations most readily express themselves. It would be in the highest degree foolish of you to despise a Frenchman, because his language is different from yours. It would be equally foolish to despise anyone, because his religion is different from yours. A Frenchman says" maison" instead of "house"; but it means exactly the same thing. It would be impossible to argue that one is a better word than the other. They are merely two words meaning the same thing. Just so the line of the Mystic and the line of the Occultist both lead to the same goal. They are different words meaning the same thing. Why then should we quarrel with them ? We have so strongly the feeling, very often, that our own way must be the right way.