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Yada: Yes, this is why speaking, communication, is a very very fine art and when you are trying 

to communicate, trying to intelligently communicate, you are worse than amateurs and offend 
one another. It is so easy to do, because of the lack of ability to communicate intelligently. Lack 

of ability to create intelligent sounds, harmonics that would be instructive to the person with 

whom you are trying to communicate. I do not think any of these things are taught in your 
schools - what is called the art of communication, or communication. Is this so?

LaB: Well, we try, but possibly not with the same idea that you have, Yada:. It goes deep. It is 

a rather a superficial thing with us and we are using the word pictures, the images, the symbols 
of the language to attempt to reach another person, but not with all the understanding that that 

implies. We use the form of language as correctly as we can. We try to be exact, as scientific, as 
analytic, etc., as we can if we wish to give it that time. But most of the time, we do not give it 

that intensity, on the superficial level. We just use the form, and we try to get the picture as 
well as we can in spite of everything.

Irene: We have what we call, Yada:, finishing schools for the moneyed people. They send their 

children to these finishing schools and they develop and use what is called a cultured voice 
which is more melodious and more pleasing to the ear, but I don't think, they use along with it, 

consideration for the one who is hearing what they have to say.

Yada: This is what I am pointing out. It is the failure of your civilization to - to...

LaB: To harmonize.

Yada: To harmonize, thank you, your ideas with one another. This is the trouble, the great 

trouble between nations. The heads of nations, instead of trying to truly understand why they 
do not understand one another, each goes out with the thought in mind of brow-beating the 

other into thinking in his manner, in his way. Now this leads to more confusion, settling not 
problems whatever.

LaB: Collusion, intrigue, and misunderstanding.

Yada: This is so. You train men and women, I know, and I think all nations do this in modern
times, to become what is called diplomats. Yes?

Irene: He is an expert trickster.

Yada: You see this is bad. This is what I mean when I say bad; it is negative and therefore 

produces negative results. The diplomat is not trained to come into harmony with what a 
diplomat of another nation knows, or thinks he knows. This leads to trouble always, either 

between two people or between two nations. Nations have thought that if we do not move 
together, we move against one another.

Reynolds: Actually this is the two extremes, but there are a number of paths between the two 


Yada: Of course.

LaB: Sometimes we don't meet one another because we are going in parallel lines and we never

can reach one another.

Yada: Is so, and you find this sort of thing in misuse of thoughts. It is the same between two 
people. We can only give out the way we have learned to receive, and no more than this. Here

there is a seeming wall running between two ideals, ideologies - communism and democracy. 

Neither of these is trying to understand the other, but both are trying to force their way of life 
upon one another. There can be no living in peace and harmony in your present world between 

these two ideas. One or the other will have to go. All the talk of your politicians, your diplomats, 
about living together is ridiculous. Now it could be done. They could do this if they understood 

one another; but they do not, they do not. (Yada: withdraws and returns after an intermission.)

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