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Students frequently carry over some remnant of the religionist's urge to convert others to their own belief. Self-disciplines must be applied to curb this tendency. Actually it is a product of wishful thinking combined with ignorance. Why ignorance? Because efforts of this sort are more likely to repel than to attract others, to set up what the doctrine of relativity calls an "observational interference." One's contribution should simply be to be available for some discussions of metaphysics and mysticism in general, and to answer questions--provided one is qualified to do so. If the person is really ready for this Teaching, he or she will become aware of it through higher forces than the student's. These work through the subconscious or over-conscious mind. Usually the individual builds up artificial resistances, and time is needed to overcome them. Then, some results will begin to appear in the conscious mind. This is the way the Overself "works." It is also the way the true Master teaches.


-- Notebooks Category 2: Overview of Practices Involved > Chapter 8: The Quest and Social Responsibility > # 130






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