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THIRTIETH TALK            6o3


Theosophy. Now, of* course, that is very good, but
at the same time it must not be forgotten, as it is very
often is, that Theosophy is first of all and most of all
a life to be lived as'well as a system to be learned, and
that it is only those who are trying to live the life which
it prescribes, who really obtain the fullest benefit froJn
the philosophy of the system. The whole thing
is so interrelated, its different parts are so closely
interlinked, that, as we have often said, you do
not know how strong is the evidence for any one
part of Theosophy until you know all the rest,
which you another side of the same idea. The
life is linked very closely with the study and is really
a part of it; and I do think that to get into the
Theosophical attitude towards the outer world—
towards all that happens in it—is one of the most
important things that we can do.

The attitude induced by Theosophy is precisely the
attitude of the Master, so that, wherever we get any
direct hints from Him, as ^ou get so many in this
book, it is very important to follow them. Try to
understand why He takes that particular view, and
then, as far as you reasonably can, bring your view
into harmony with His.   Yet we must not force
the thing. It would not be wise for any of us to
adopt a point of view merely because it was the
Master's, without understanding how He arrived at
it. In one &ense, we should be quite safe in doing so,
since it is certain that He knows much more about