578 TALKS ON t1 AT THE FEET OF THE MASTER " least some of those people must have believed them- selves to be entirely in the right in what'they are doing, must really have felt th.at th^y were doing good service. Now karma works»on all planes; the karma of such actions as those of the inquisitors would be terrible beyond words, but if we can suppose that their intentions were good and pure, then on the mental plane they would have the karma of that good intention, even though they would have the karma of the most incredible stupidity. The physical plane karma would be very terrible. It is very difficult, very difficulty to put oneself back into such conditions as that. Then He says : tt Vivisectors do it." Perhaps that is a big question. It is important because people are sometimes very unreasonable about it. I will say something to you about it next week, if I can. I should have the very greatest horror myself of the whole thing ; and yet I have known some of the men who do it, and I know those men to be good men, just as kindly in ordinary life as arty of you; therefore I say that we must be careful to distinguish between the thing which is done and the man who does it. I have quite frankly nothing but abhorrence for the thing myself. I have heard all that is said in favour of it, and this amounts to practically nothing at all. I should not like to speak harshly of the viviSectors. <( Shun the sin, but love the sinner." Vivisection is a horrible thing, but remember our Society is neutral.