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

6o4   TALKS ON (< AT THE FEET OF THE MASTER "

the matter than we do and thatfwhere ours differs from
His, ours is in the wrong. Still, He Himself would
not wish that we should adopt an attitude blindly,
merely because it was His, but th5± we should try to
understand why He took that point of view, and so
convince our intellect as well as having our feelings
influenced by His thought.

You know that the pupil of the Master has the
power of laying His thought beside that of the Master,
so that, if he finds wherein it differs in any way from
the Master's, he promptly corrects it. But of course,
as a pupil, he is in a very peculiar position in relation
to his Master. The Master's consciousness definitely
includes his, and if the pupil finds himself in any
way differing from that, it is because he has not fully
assimilated it. You are not yet, most of you, quite
in that position, and you ought to bring your intellect
along with you in any such change of opinion;

otherwise it is not a change of opinion, but only of
feelings. If you look a^ the thing carefully, you will
see in a case like this, for example, that the Master
takes some such line as the following: The people who
punish children, or criminals, are usually thinking
of revenging themselves for what has been done,
or of preventing some one else from doing the same
thing. Now that would not be the prominent idea in
the mind of the Master in regard to such a thing.
His idea would begin with the attitude which He
would take towards the other person,—the child, or