6l0 TALKS ON " AT THE FEET OF THE MASTER " responsibility, there is no question at all about that. You get an example of the same ISnd of thing in the Parable of the Talents. YolP remember how it was said there, to the man who had used his talents as they were meant to be used: " Thou hast been faithful over few things, I will make thee ruler over many things." So the man who does a bit of business of this sort will get a much wider opportunity. The man who has the opportunity, say, of the school- master in one life, might, in his next, get the oppor- tunity of being a spiritual teacher to a vast number of people,—that is to say, of the same thing on a very much greater scale; in this way he would be made ruler over many things. It was said ^o him, remem- ber : (< Enter thou into the joy of thy Lord," and the people who read that parable mostly forget what that means. They think it means to enter into heaven —into a condition of pleasure and delight. That is not the joy of the Lord. The joy of the Lord is sacrifice; for it was in sacrifice that He poured Himself down into the Universe and occupied it. It is that which is joy, it is that which is the " play of Bacchus " in the Greek Mysteries ; the play (Lila) of Shri Krishna in the Hindu scheme. The very making of the Universe is joy, is play to Him. So you who enter into the joy of the Lord must enter into the self- sacrifice of the Lord. That is the only wa.y in which you can share His Bliss.