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

5o6   TALKS ON <6 AT THE FEET OF THE MASTER "

thousands of years, probably.  So the man who
attains moksha, even if theoretically he knows this—
and in India I think many of them do know—argues
that that is such a remote future that things will be
better by that time ; everything will be easier, even
the very matter will have changed. He says t( I can
afford to risk that; anyhow I shall gain thousands of
years of freedom from all this; all that time in the
heaven-life enjoying myself." That is all quite true ;

only, when the tide of evolution rises to that level,
such men will have to be born among us again and
indeed I can quite imagine they will be a little behind
the rest through the fact that they have not been
thinking of the good of the humanity, but only of
their own gain. You will observe theft a man of this
description is not one who is likely to make very
great progress in his beautiful heaven-life, because he
is not a man who has been in the habit of thinking of
others, he has that side of himself which has not
progressed. If he had been in t^e habit of thinking
of others, then he would never have gone off on that
side line at all. That is the difference between the
man who has attained moksha and the Adept. The
Adept is not one who sits in selfish isolation, he is
one who recognises his duty to the humanity of which
he is a part. The Adept does more good works than
the greatest philanthropist could possibly do, and is
doing them all the time on higher planes, but he does
them on behalf of the humanity of which he is a