Be careful! Never confuse weakness with goodness. Many people do,
especially women. Personally, I have seldom confused the two but I have
nevertheless had my share of problems with weak "nice" people.
A man in the business of helping people has two alternatives in choosing
people to work with him: nice people who apparently believe in what he's doing
and antagonistic ones. Obviously, I must choose the "nice" cooperative
ones or else how can the work of the Foundation get done? A young lady doesn't
need to marry a weak man; she can wait until she finds the right one or can
make it on her own but the Foundation has to have workers or else the work
cannot go on.
Strong individuals are few and far between. You will seldom find them
rushing down to an organization like ours (with occasional exceptions).
Generally speaking, they listen to my programs and keep a respectful distance.
Sincere people do not presume to think they can be of service to anyone. They
desire to develop their own individuality in relationship with God, learning
from the meditation and my radio programs and testing their revelations in
their daily life.
I hardly ever meet these people. They respect me from afar and they love
where I'm coming from more than they love me. They don't confuse the message
with the messenger. I respect them for their reticence. There are many good
things I could say about this kind of regard for others. These people are the
salt of the earth and the hope of the world, experiencing and demonstrating
the Spirit of my mission. We can learn little from my writing about them,
because their humility carries its own reward, something which words cannot
It's those other people I want to talk about. I want to expose them to themselves. My work
is not so much to teach Good as to expose Evil; to awaken people to that Evil inside
themselves and outside themselves.
When I first opened the doors of the Foundation of Human Understanding
and went on radio, I was greeted by a number of people who were very much taken
with my "philosophy”. Immediately, I had a little group of eager
volunteers. Needless to say, over the years many of them went by the wayside
but a number of them stayed on and proved useful. They seemed to have a spirit
of super-devotion and when I could pay for their services, I did. I needed
workers and still do but there are still not a whole lot of sincere people from
which to choose.
Most people who volunteer to work at the Foundation are "ambulatory
cases," walking wounded. The "nice" ones who stay on are often
serpents, waiting vultures, biding their time and watching for their chance for
advantage. Unless a person is extremely mature, he cannot work for you the way
he can for himself. When you do find someone who is willing to "do
anything" for you, he is really doing it for himself. That person
identifies with you and hopes to become you. He has made you his business.
What I have learned about "devotees" over the years is this:
the kind of people who have rushed in to embrace my teachings and help me with
my work are not always nice people at all. Many are really WICKED, right down
to the core. There is very little that one can do for them.
I call these people "the spoilers”. They are like the little pesky
fish that the fisherman doesn't want to catch. They keep throwing themselves on
the hook, stealing the bait so that the poor fisherman can't catch the good
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