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Yada: Your world has a very sad need of teachers. I mean teachers, not those who are merely 
educated in academic things, but people who understand human nature and how the human 

thinks. What an important thing! How we think.

A subject, if we do not understand it, can become a bore to us, destroy our ability to learn not 

only that subject, but anything else, academically.

Aud: We set up mental blocks, as we call it, Yada. 

Yada: Is true.

Aud: And we reject it, or we don't want to have the pain of facing this that we don't understand, 
so we just cast it aside and say, I don't understand it and I don't like it.

Yada: Is so. It is not -- You see today there are some children that are backward and others 

that are forward, and you like to restore this to a normal condition, but it is not so. A child must 
have, or an adult must have understanding of his subject, must know what it is, know all its 

parts so that he is not afraid of it. This is all that lacks to have all bright children.

Aud: You have to use different approaches to each individual.

Yada: Is so. Now if you keep sowing the seed of fear by forcing a subject on a child, pretty soon 

he will get sick because he is seeking to escape it. By making him sick, it gives him the excuse - 
what he thinks is a legitimate excuse - for a chance to get away from the subject. And I may 

say this is often true of adults.

The subject of religion - the matter of Jesus, or the Christ story - can bring and does bring 
various forms of sickness to the human body, even to those who have been fully conditioned so 

that they believe this to be so. It is only the low emotional consciousness that believes because 
the low emotional self can think it believes something without knowing it. This is a matter of

acceptance, and acceptance very often takes very much pressure from us.

Aud: It relieves us of some of the responsibility of seeking to learn what it is all about.

Yada: Yes.

Aud: Until we understand it.

Yada: Yes, until we know instead of believing it. You wish to say something to me?

Aud: Not right now, Yada, I think we have enough to think about.

Yada: Joseph, do you wish to say something?

LaB No, this is fine, Yada, you are giving us new things to think about, and I think we may as 
well not compound it.

Yada: Is so. Thank you very much. Irene, do you want to say something?

Irene: Well, it isn't of great importance but, as we were talking, it reminded me of a program I 
was watching on TV. A man desired to come up and sing in a contest. He said that he had been 

an engineer (this fits into the category of loving what you are doing) and he said that he had 
been an engineer for quite some years, and he was worn out. He understood his work but he 

was bored. One morning as he was at the breakfast table eating, the trash man came along and 
was whistling as he gathered up the trash. The engineer turned to his wife and said, this is what 

I want to be. This is what he does now. He is a trash man, and he sings and has a lovely time, 
and this takes no academic training to do, but he is content to be a trash gatherer.

Yada: This is called peace of mind. It is not what you do that destroys your peace of mind; it is 

your reaction to what you do.

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