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

6l2   TALKS ON " AT THE FEET OF THE MASTER "

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all in Christian countries, except amongst monks and
rfuns and people of that sort. All the people in those
religions are constantly thinking of th^eir religion and
observing it. I do not say they S-re all good people,
any more than all Christians are—there are good and
b^d in all races and all religions—'but I do say that
religion means very much more to these people than
it does to the average Christian. The attitude of the
latter has very largely come from this idea that
religion belongs to one day a week. They think that,
if they attend service one day a week, it discharges all
obligations; so, in that way, the very idea of one
day set apart has become very hurtful.

Let us now pass on to what the Master next says:

The fate of the cruel must fall also upon all who go
out intentionally to kill God's creatures and call it ' sport'.

That is absolutely true.  There is His attitude
once more—that sport is a cruel thing—a sharp
condemnation of the people who engage in it. You
know how far remove^, that is from the attitude of
the average man of the world. Usually he does not
think at all, but when he does think, his thought is
that all these creatures were created for his use, and
so he uses his skill and his power over them by killing
them. It is the natural point of view, a sort of
commonplace.   I know in England, in ^country
districts, it is so.  As was said once in Punch: (< It
is a fine day ; let us go out and kill something." Of
course you can see it is an absolutely wicked point of