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Sunday in Scotland, ipr example, leads to a distinct
coercion of other people. People who do on Sunday
things which ^re considered ordinary and rational on
any other day of the week, are looked upon with very
great suspicion. Always, even although it is an
inherently ridiculous superstition, it leads to intoler-
ance. It is not quite easy to avoid these things; but
He says here: {t Against these three the man must
watch ceaselessly." That is a very strong expression.
He must watch ceaselessly against these things. You
would think it was fairly easy to avoid them, but it is
not; and the reason why they are so painfully common
is that everybody about us is in the habit and never
thinks anything about it.   It comes to us like so
many other things, because of the place at which we
stand in evolution. We have been developing the
lower, and not the higher mind ; and the lower mind
looks first for the points on which another person
thinks differently from itself. That is the line of
development of the lower manas and, because of that,
people are led to notice first ^the things which they do
not like, the things which are different, and then they
comment upon them,—which of course they need not
do, but it very commonly follows. So you see, while it
is our business to fight against this idea of gossip, to
resist it, to speak against it and so on, yet we need
not be 'surprised that it is so common. It is like
selfishness which millions of years ago was a necessity
when we were coming up through the savages; it