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TWENTY-SIXTH TALK           5l7

attending to it when^it has some infectious disease.
But in ordinary life what does that strong mothTer-
love make the mother do ? It makes her set to work
and think. She feels : tt> Here is the responsibility of
a child come upon me, a child whom I love heartily. I
do not know much about children, well, I must learq ; I
must get books on the subject; I must acquire infor-
mation." It makes her a learned person along that
line. That is the way it works with us. Not that
she would not do the more rudimentary things if they
came in her way. But with her it is more a question
of studying and thinking. '* I must learn what I
ought to do; learn how children are best managed
and so on." And so you see the love for the child
sets her to w<5rk to study these things and to find out
all about hygiene and all about food and things of
that sort.

Now, along our line a man must have an intense
desire for service if he would reach the Master. I
remember well, if. is thirtv-one or thirty-two years
ago, the time when Mohini Mohan Chaiterji, who
was a pupil of the Master Koot Hoomi, came to
London. He had been sent to instruct the London
people in Theosophy, because there were a large
number of us very keenly interested but having
nothing before us except Mr. Sinnett's books, which
indeed are very fine books, and include in fact nearly
everything that has been published since either by
implication or direct statement. But still we were