TWENTY-THIRD TALK 4t>y thing clearly. That kind of politeness we do not get in Occultism ; there we say just exactly what we mean, and it would% be foolish to be offended by that fact. A plain statement* is required by the case. A man who, when asked for an occult opinion, glossed it over and did not give a plain statement, would not be doing his plain duty. It is his business to speak the fact as he sees it. It sometimes hurts people who are used to the more roundabout ways of ex- pression of the world, but you are coming out of the world and out of its ways when you come into this study. The Master Himself said : a He who wishes to follow us must come out of his world into ours.^ It does not mean that you must give up your ordinary life, 6ut it does mean that you must come out of the insincerity of the world into the light of truth.