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

TWENTIETH TALK            4o7

colour, but we are very decided in our feelings of sex
all the same. A manówell he is a man; how can he
be anything Sise ? He forgets the fact that he has had
many births in fenlinme bodies. A woman, of course
she is a woman, how could she be anything else ? But
it is exceedingly good for the man to try to put him-
self in thought in the woman's place and to understand
her way of looking at things. It is not easy, but it
is an exceedingly good exercise, and so likewise is it for
a woman to try to see how a man envisages certain
things.  Even that alone is a revelation to most
people, for the two points of view are different in
many ways. And if one can identify one's conscious-
ness with that of the opposite sex one has already
made some steps towards a brotherhood which tran-
scends the idea of sex. Very often there is a feeling
of opposition between the two. You constantly find
it said that all the laws are made by man. There is
a sort of natural tendency for the two to draw apart
and to look upon one another, not exactly with
hostility, but with uncomprehending eyes. We ought
to try to understand the other person's point of view,
even if in this other case the person happens to belong
to the opposite sex. It is an important thing and
before you try to understand the point of view
of a Hindu or a Buddhist, you who are men might
try to understand the point of view of your sisters or
mothers or wives. It is all helpful. Whenever you
can really understand and thoroughly sympathise with