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

TWENTY-EIGHTH TALK          569

crime; of these things as wicked. Remember how
measured, how exceedingly careful and balanced js
the speech of a Master always. If He uses strong
words, you may be very sure that He means them
utterly, that it is not under the access of a momentary
impulse of irritation that he is saying these things.
He says them because He sees and knows that tHey
are worthy of such emphasis as this. Then He says :

You are filling your neighbourhood with evil thought
instead of with good thought, and so you are adding to the
sorrow of the world.

The world is, you know, very much to us what we
make of it. If you are pessimistic, if you are looking
for the wrong side of things, if you are looking for a
chance to be 'offended, or to be hurt, if you are bent
upon finding evil and darkness, well, you can find it»
There is evil, there is darkness, there are many things
which are not exactly pleasant; and you can magnify
them into difficulties. On the other hand, if you
will approach them optimistically, in a cheery spirit
of determination to make the best of everything, you
will always find that there is a great deal that might
have been worse. If you will only take the bright
side, the bright side will be the prominent side for
you; so I say it is very much what you make
it. Yd:, for all that, there is a vast amount of
sorrow. The Lord Buddha Himself, the Wisest of
Men, said as His First Great Truth, that: lt Life is
sorrow " ; meaning physical life down here, life on