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seize upon him. At first he could have struggled
against it, he could have resisted, but he let the thing
go, and so h<? has accumulated a momentum of the
evil forces; so mu^h so, that he cannot all at once
stem it; but he can begin to do so.

I have often used the example, and I think
it is a very good one—of a man pushing a railway
truck or a carriage at a country station where they
have plenty of time to do things. You will see a
railway porter shunting a carriage from one line to
another. The man shunts it to a siding by himself.
See how that man goes to work. There is a huge
thing weighing tons. He pushes against it steadily
and at first he makes no impression. Presently the
thing begins sFowly to move; he continues pushing
and it moves faster and faster. Then he goes to
work to stop it. Now he cannot stop that thing all
at once—if he stood in the way and refused to move,
it would run over him and crush him* He sets him-
self to oppose it with all his strength and yet gives
way, pressing all the time ^intil gradually he brings
the thing to a standstill. He has put into it a
certain amount of momentum; he can take it out,
but only by a similar amount of force.

It is exactly the same thing, the man who has
deliberately yielded himself to the desire elemental
has put all that force into the thing. He has put
the force into it and he can meet it and face it. Well,
you say there is so much of it. But you know, it is