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 he soon saw eight years of turnover coming his way as one year’s income. One who became a byword of success in ten years, raising his work to over 100-fold, came forward to try this method. In two months and three days, he could accomplish twice as much as in his ten year success. Luck can be created.

Creation of luck and abolition of karma are of the same process in the opposite direction, I argue. Everyone has some karma or other. One can try to wipe off karma by taking to Mother and invoking Her force. Should that succeed, the truism holds good for luck too.

A man was ill and in the beginning, doctors were tight-lipped. His family went to an astrologer who is sought by clients from all over India. Generally astrologers couch their predictions in enigmas, riddles, or less negative terms when they have a bad news to disclose. This man was blunt. His predictions were of greater importance to him than the sensitivity of the client. Bang came his reply, “A hundred days more and this man will die.” The family became panicky. Added to that, the doctors who were tight-lipped before asked them to pray. One of the family took to prayer to Mother. She believed that even if it was cancer, Mother would cure it. The patient was cured, ushering the family into joy. Later the astrologer ran into one of the family on the road and was civilised enough to ask, “My predictions have never gone wrong. How is this man still alive!”

As karma that dogs us from several past births can be wiped out, Luck that awaits us in future births can be asked to reveal itself now. But as these are revolutionary concepts, not all people will come forward to believe them, much less practise them. It is not as if people, even if they knew the possibility, would go after it. Being a new idea, the mind puts up a hundred reservations. It is worthwhile answering them so that genuine doubts will be cleared.

All those who have lived up to thirty or forty years know that good things happening by themselves is rare. On the contrary, men, even youngsters, know that in life one has to chase results. Results have earned a reputation of being elusive, ever-receding goals. Mother’s devotees can generally report another facet of life. What matters is the character of life response, life seeking man, not the quantity of result or its monetary value. Most devotees of Mother, perhaps all, have witnessed the fact that he whom we go in search of meets us halfway, a work expected to be over in ten stages completes itself in the 3rd or 4th stage, when you seek college admission for a prestigious course, you get it in your own town, when you go for a job your rival candidate helps you secure it, etc. Life that is known to be perverse, unresponsive, elusive, cruel, or unjust turns in its character and behaves as if it is reasonable, cooperative, seeking to fulfil your goals, compassionate and just. All those who have seen this change in their lives, after talking to Mother, have indirectly seen the character of life that can bring them luck. This must be enough for them to be convinced that a token experiment in creation of luck can be started.

A hard working man may raise the question that he can offer work and enthusiasm, but knowledge is not at his disposal. By knowledge here, I mean knowledge of the work that is skill, not native intelligence or higher discrimination. Anyone in any profession, after 20 years will have considerable knowledge of his profession, or even all knowledge possible. That knowledge is acquired by experience. You can see a fresh engineer acquiring in the first few months all the knowledge a 30 year mechanic has accumulated, or a junior lawyer learning all the court procedures in the first few weeks which an uneducated vakil’s clerk painstakingly gathered over the years. Training abridges years into weeks. Higher education abridges training. Full enthusiasm of a highly educated man helps him learn in the shortest possible time. What matters is the abiding interest. Is not knowledge mental interest? Take full interest and you will learn.

The rest is to remember Mother. A work has several parts like the first wish, its becoming an idea, first external move, initial attempt, etc., etc., till the final execution. Also there are details of all descriptions. Remembering Mother means remembering Her before every act connected with the project. Many times we remember, many times we forget. We have to teach ourselves to remember every time. It is this remembrance that brings in the spiritual endorsement. Spiritual endorsement means external circumstances offering their cooperation and help. As long as this remembrance is there, external life will certainly offer cooperation. Not one external circumstance will go amiss. Often, it is the experience of devotees that they forget to remember Mother or remember Her after the commencement of work. Remembering Mother after the work is like preparing for the examination after the examination. Learning to remember Mother before every act is our part.

Luck is the grand finale in life as we know. Establishing a university, building a temple, founding a political party, earning vast wealth are not done in a day. Things do not flow as if by miracle. Ask the leaders of parties, they will tell you the value of each voter. In a huge temple, every stone was put there by a human hand, held in position and adjusted. Most work has to be done meticulously little by little, inch by inch. In a library we see thousands of books. Every book was conceived in a writer’s head, the manuscript painstakingly prepared, the process of printing gone through with care and caution. As a result, we see them all in the library today. Nowhere in the world are things commissioned by a magic wand. Even the weatherman will tell you that the cyclone that descends on us unaware in terrible quantities of water, destroying power was gradually preparing over a period of time.

Luck is the final expression of sustained vast work over the years or over several births. Mother’s Force can abridge the period, not eliminate the process, not even part of the process.

“Luck means it should come by itself. What is the idea of working for it?” may be one response. Another response is, “I am prepared to work. It is all right with me if Luck comes.” We can help those of the second view. If you are prepared to work in the best part of your life, luck will emerge there. It is up to you to extend it to other areas. To those who are willing for this adventure, we have several related ideas, experiences, and examples to speak about.

Endowments decide the effectivity of the environment in a person. The degree taken by a talented boy and an average boy rewards them during their lives differently. The talented boy forges ahead while the average boy manages to survive with the help of a degree. Society, education, family, external opportunities are helpful to one and all. Each man receives the incoming benefit by the way he is organised inwardly; the more organised he is, the greater is the reward.

Let us consider a few levels of human organisation. Many people are on the surface, live for the moment and take care of the immediate requirement. At this level they may be well-organised to produce the desired effect. There are others who are also on the surface, but the surface of feelings, not thoughts. The surface of feelings lies below the surface of ideas and they appear to be organised just below the surface. There are people who will speak and act with true feelings even though their sincerity may extend only to the moment.

Serious people learn manners; it means they speak to please others, even though it is not matched by deep true feelings. People of good manners take great pains not to offend others. Their whole life will be governed by their manners. Though they too live on the surface, they do not just live in the moment, but organise their whole surface life according to good manners. Compared with the above two categories of people, these are widely organised persons, though shallow. If they preside over an organisation of work, as a policy they will speak gently and inoffensively. Their entire organisation will take great efforts to speak that language with a view to please the customer with at least pleasant words.

There are more serious people. Their lives are organised behaviour, i.e. what they say, they mean; it is no mere pleasant speech. In their organisation the aim will be work, rather than pleasing customers, i.e. their work should please the customers. Such will be their aim.

The most serious people will be organised in their character, i.e. in their values. In their organisation an effort will be made to uphold values, values like honesty, quality of product, integrity, etc., rather than accomplishing the work somehow or just pleasing the customer.

If these people try to create luck in their lives, luck remaining the same and the process of creation of luck remaining the same for all, the results will be different according to the level of their personality organisation.

The people on the surface who succeed in creating luck will find that it came quickly, but luck will reveal itself only in that area and that too only for that activity. As their organisation is for the moment, so the evidence of luck will also be for the moment.

When the second set of people organised in their feelings create luck, it will last for a decade or for the whole of the best period of their lives.

People of manners who have organised their work under a policy will create luck that will last one generation.

If those who have organised themselves around their behaviour and their company as a work organisation create luck, it will last a few generations.

When people of character who live by values and bring their organisations under values succeed in creating luck, they find that luck surviving forever. It is endless luck to their posterity.

  Level of life and type of organisation of consciousness                                                                  Type of result
1.                        Surface- Immediate result in the work where luck is created
2.                        Below the surface in the true feelings for a while- Lasting result for a decade or the best part of career
3.  Manners        - organization as a policy- one generation
4.  Behaviour      - work organisation- a few generations
5.  Character      - organisation in values- endlessly, forever

When devotees come to Mother, Luck comes to them by itself without their knowledge or seeking. Luck enters their lives at the earlier level to which they are really organised. Suppose the people in the above list who belong to the fifth category of character come to Mother, luck will enter their lives in the level of behaviour or work organisation, i.e. the 4th level. As Luck brings in enormous results and the personality organisation must be strong enough to support it, its incidence is in one level less than their greatest depth. Conversely, if a man wants to create luck in his life at any level, he should organise himself at a level greater than that. In other words, he should come forward to receive Mother at one level deeper than the level where he wants to create luck. 

Sri Aurobindo endorses the traditional idea that man touches Sachchidananda every day during sleep. In those few minutes of communion he replenishes the entire energy lost during the day. This is an unconscious act of his. God touching life is luck. When all men unconsciously reach Sachchidananda every day, it must be possible for the enlightened to let Sachchidananda touch their lives by an effort. This experiment will serve that purpose and incidentally explain that the nature of the effort is not monumental but involves only a higher organisation of energy focussed at a fixed point.

            Families where luck has come to stay suffer not from want but from surplus, thus removing the inhibition imposed by poverty or scarcity. Presence of plenty creates security. Security creates faith which is confidence. At its height it turns into an enthusiastic confidence in everything they do.

Failure raises depression; success gives joy. With material plenty as the base, success yields a greater joy which becomes expansive joy.

When people are circumscribed or inhibited, they hesitate to venture. Venture requires a solid material base, prior habitual success and a sense of creativity. In families where LUCK has come to stay, the material base of plenty and the atmosphere of assured success are there. This enables the members to venture. We often see some little creativity adorning their lives.

The spectator squares his account of understanding as follows: As luck has come to stay, there is enthusiastic confidence, expansive joy and a little creativity. The fact is otherwise. Some research will always reveal it. As enthusiastic confidence, expansive joy and a little creativity were there originally, luck was able to come. After the advent of luck, these traits got more and more organised.

Those who come forward to create these three traits qualify to create luck.

Generally Luck is understood as wealth, status, property, jewels and other known versions of material excellence and material plenty. These are only outer expressions created by inner endowments. The inner accomplishments are psychological endowments like patience, understanding, perseverance, wider view of life. If we look at the life of any great genius like Leonardo da Vinci, it is informed of non-stop work, a work in pursuit of knowledge. The greatest scholars have given years of perspiration before the world has come to applaud their inspiration.

Charles Darwin’s research spanned 40 full years. Marx was glued to the desk at the British Museum. Dr. U.V. Swaminatha Iyer lost his sight poring over the pages of fading manuscripts. Shankara walked around India more than once. Whether one is a vibhuti like Shankara or a genius like Leonardo or a professor like Swaminatha Iyer, Luck and its results are preceded by inner psychological endowments of great value. Instead of enlisting the outer expressions of luck, we must learn to discern the inner embellishment. The outer is not in our control, but the inner is. There we are free to set to work. That work will bring its reward not only in the inner region but in the outer world too. It will be seen as luck.

Effort is physical, knowledge is mental, but faith is of the Soul; hence superior to both. Man’s effort accumulates as knowledge and the essence of knowledge collects as faith. That is not the only way to create faith. The soul by itself can, by a tendency, try to exert to know and such knowing will generate faith. As faith is superior to effort, luck that can be created by effort can be more easily created by faith.

Sometimes people who exhaust their efforts in vain resort to faith. Instead, if one comes forward to resort to faith before exhausting his effort, it will retain the full power of faith and will help create luck. Faith is not luck but sometimes enables one to create luck.

One advantage of luck brought in by faith is that it can be long lasting, since faith cancels doubt at the start. Being the enemy of everything, doubt gets banished from the horizon.

If a situation is half organised, anyone can torpedo the work; any small mishap can ruin the result. In a fully organised work, such a thing is inconceivable. Still, if anything goes wrong, generally it will be within the reach of the organisers to rectify.

If you examine the conduct of university examinations from 1900 to 1950, mishaps would have been rare because work was done according to a pre-set plan by a seasoned organisation that was under tight control, taking every possible precaution. The then Registrar of Madras University used to have the question papers for the March exams printed in Italy on his way to England several months before. In the pre-war days people used to set their clocks by the trains arriving in the stations. Should a train be late by 5 minutes, that would be news. This was possible for a hundred years by the railway administration because it was a fully organised set-up. A train that is bound to leave a junction at 8 o’clock was made ready earlier by half an hour. The driver was not permitted to arrive punctually at 8 AM but had to come one full hour earlier. An hour before the driver was scheduled to arrive, a call boy went to the driver’s house to remind him. This is one little aspect of the organisation. As the work is fully organised from every point of view, mishaps are rare.

In India, we rarely have a comparable situation to the white man’s organisation; but in spirit we too equal him in certain areas. In the celebration of weddings, temple festivals, village functions, harvests, wherever the function and its organisations have matured over centuries of tradition, one can witness this FULLY ORGANISED character prevalent. Nothing will go wrong or, if anything goes wrong, things can be at once set right. No one will allow anything to go wrong.

As a contrast, you can witness many half-organised situations. Whether it is a new university conducting its first convocation, or a farmer resorting to modern cultivation for the first time, or a neo-rich man organising a party at home or the son of the family going abroad for the first time, no one will know all the requirements. Things will be thought of in the middle of work, procedures will be unknown, manners will be lacking, there will be a mix-up at every level. If anything is accomplished it is by God’s Grace and by Herculean effort. Ten times the effort, twice the money would have to be spent. In such situations, any schemer can destroy the work; any important material can hold up the whole affair. Life is alwayshalf-organised when you want to do something afresh.

If Luck is to be created, it cannot be created in the beaten track, in the old ways of life. It has to be created in something new. Anything new means the set-up of work will soon change into a half-organised circumstance. Not that luck cannot be created in old ways of life. If such an attempt is ever made, the dimensions of the work necessarily expand. With the expansion, halforganisation sets in. Half-organisation is a sure way to kill initiative and destroy the result.

The spiritual endorsement that commands the cooperation of the outer circumstance alone can handle this situation. For devotees it is consecration. Remembering Mother before the commencement of an act consecrates that act. That alone will ensure the cooperation of the external circumstances however halforganised they are.

Life, for purposes of creation of luck or for any grand achievement, presents itself as a half-organised theatre. That is why most efforts fail. Consecration ensures the constant cooperation of the half-organised life. The work done by consecration can be done to some extent by goodwill. Even if the situation is half-organised, if all the important work is entrusted to ONLY people of goodwill, their goodwill will act as god’s messengers and very largely ensure success. If consecration is missing, general prayer and goodwill at many points will accomplish what consecration can accomplish.

Talented people often meet with continuous failures and frustrations. They are good cases to create luck in their lives, if one psychological amendment can be made. Talented people do not fail. If they fail, it will issue out of a wrong trait or wrong temper in them. Examining a list of their failures, it will clearly stand out. It will be lack of precaution or impertinence, or impatience or credulous behaviour, etc. Often stubbornness destroys many talented men. To spot it is easy. To root it out is his part. After that, creation of luck is easily possible for him.

One may come forward to root out an undesirable characteristic which is his grave-digger from one aspect, say his official work. In that case, luck can be created in office work. Rooting it out from his personality, luck can emerge in his whole life.

One can make two experiments: (1) Creation of luck in the most talented area of his life, and (2) creation of luck in the worst area of his life. Should he succeed in both, it is evident that by further effort he can cover his entire life with luck. To create luck in the best area, all that he has to do is to remember Mother. In the worst area, first he has to weed out the poisonous growth and then bring in Mother. Not all people will be enamoured of following this method, even when learnt, because it involves work. They can at least use this knowledge to solve ALL their problems making their lives problem-free.

We know very well the corruption of values set into our lives. It is too true to be denied. But there is another side to it. Among the unsophisticated majority there is a considerable number of people, maybe not the majority, whose faith and devotion are touching. In most cases they may not know of it themselves. We generally call them pious. They function from the pure heart of goodness. Such people are eminently suited to create luck in their lives. Theirs will be mostly domestic life of duty. Should they come forward to create luck in their lives, Mother does not reward them with luck in life. SHE offers them Mother’s luck which means SHE offers them Herself. The devotee is overwhelmed, forgets luck, forgets Mother, forgets his own blissful condition too.

Pure devotion, bhakti, faith, goodness are native to the hearts and souls of many a householder. To all of them, MOTHER’S LUCK is possible.

A tapasvin is a hero of the spirit whose adventure takes him into the realms of the unknown. He makes the supreme effort of giving up life and family and takes to the austere ways of accosting the spirit. Of all the members of the human community, he is the best. Mankind bows to him and adores his idealism. A householder sticks to the filth which the tapasvin gives up and revels in it. His measure of success is decided by the measure of his accepting the norms of that filth as guiding principles of life. Hence our veneration of the tapasvin. There are some people, remaining in the household, who refuse to be tarnished by its filth but agree to lead that life in purity and devotion. We can say it is tapasya of life; or better still, we can describe it as one which is superior to the endeavour of the tapasvin. To them, yogic powers accrue. The wife is dear to such a householder not because she is a wife, but because she is an indwelling soul. If that is Yagnavalkya’s attitude to household life, his species is still not extinct.

            A guru sent his self-opinionated disciple to learn from two householders, one a chaste woman, and the other a butcher. The disciple was dismayed to know the end he had come to, but was further humiliated by their neglect of him in preference to their duties to the husband in one case and aged parents in the other. The brahmachari’s discomfort was sensed by the lady who gently admonished him for his petulance, referring to an incident on his way. He was brought back to his spiritual senses by witnessing her yogic powers which accrued to her from her chastity. Domestic life is not without its spiritual splendours.

Often luck comes to a man as the patronage of one in power or wealth. A high-placed politician, a man of vast wealth, one in high governmental post are surely sources of power enough to confer luck on a poor man. Many are such beneficiaries. If that is so, God’s Grace is the source of great luck. It is sure that God’s Grace can offer luck to anyone. It can offer very much more too. Unfortunately God does not function that way. His ways are often inscrutable. When he is enamoured of a soul, he takes him into his fold, delivering him from the cycles of birth and death, thus awarding him moksha. Instances of Krishna submerging Kuchela with abundant wealth are there, but it is not the rule, rather the exception.

Mother has chosen to function in human life as a creative force only and that too as a force of new creation. She creates new faculties, new capacities, new talents, new skills, new opportunities and new powers. When all these new powers operate in life, they invariably operate to produce luck. Her limitation is man’s receptivity, his sticking to his old capacities, old powers, old talents etc, etc., which inhibit the creation of luck in him.

Luck is known to arrive unseen, unsought. A young man soon after his graduation was drafted into politics and won a seat as M.L.A. He did not set store by his new job but was dedicated to his traditional agriculture work. The day after winning the election, he went to the town himself to buy a crowbar. At the hardware shop, he received the crowbar but not the change from the counter. He heard his name shouted from the middle of the road. Noticing the urgency in the voice, he came to the street without receiving the change at the counter. The door of a car opened and he was urged to enter. The man was torn between the remainder change at the counter and the several voices urging him to come along. On boarding the car, the news of his having been made a cabinet minister was broached to him. Luck has a way of presenting itself like this. It has other methods of arrival too.

Sometimes a man is beset with a danger or crisis or bankruptcy. He moves heaven and earth to salvage himself from it and succeeds sometimes. Close on the heels of his escape, luck dawns on him. This is not common but not unknown. The great efforts he made to save himself from a crisis become a total human effort. The total human effort at its point of exhaustion sometimes has the capacity to unleash the spiritual power in man. Hence the possibility of luck.

We have witnessed a small work sometimes producing great results while a great labour ends in a small result. A watchman’s son came for a conduct certificate. The man who issued the certificate also offered an advice to his uncle who on the advice received, put the boy in a polytechnic. The boy not merely passed the course but during the course collected enough information and courage not to be employed but to seek self-employment. He found his idea rewarding and soon blossomed as a small-scale industrialist. It is obvious that the boy had talents and resourcefulness but was not in a position to seek help of any description. One positive idea well-received changed the course of his career, producing great results for him.

A family strained every nerve to educate the eldest son up to the postgraduate level in the hope he would soon bear the brunt of the family of ten. He took his degree and was lost to the family. As a consolation they consulted the astrologer who said no help from that quarter would ever emanate. The family regretted they had not consulted him earlier. These things are common in life. But in some cases it is obvious why the result was so after the event. In other cases, even that will not be clear.

An analysis of the venture prior to the undertaking can at least help eliminate major blunders. The element of risk could be brought down to a minimum. Devotees can avoid even that little risk by calling Mother before arriving at a decision. The invocation of Mother will lead the devotee to the best of possibilities. The invocation enlightens, eliminates errors, cautions against pitfalls and if one waits for guidance, leads him to a situation where a little produces great results.

When an investment of one lakh was projected to multiply into 5,25,000 in a fixed project period, the above analysis and invocation led the investor away from the idea to another where the same investment was projected to yield 13,25,000 in the same period. In all situations, one can find out for himself how to avoid a project of low profile and how to seek one of a high profile. Once this is learnt, even the smallest project of the daily chores can receive this benefit. This is one aspect of turning all work into lucky work.

It is not as if we have to learn how to create luck. All methods of Mother are capable of dissolving karma and creating luck and several other things too. In practice the human circumstances act as a bar to Her effectivity and therefore what emerges is the minimum result. When devotees who are laden with problems receive some relief, they are not inclined to think further about the how and why. They rarely recover from the sense of relief. In this article I spotlight the aspect of LUCK inbuilt in Mother’s Consciousness.

When Mother has dissolved the karma of insistent failures and then ushers a man into prosperity, the man understands it differently. He takes it as a change for the better and loses sight of the fact that a karmic consequence that dogged him for years is no longer there.

Man accepts many things as inevitable and therefore they come true in his life. Mother says it is not necessary even to accept death as inevitable. So also man always finds luck inexplicable. Therefore he does not venture into an analysis.

In the last few centuries science has enriched material life in thousands of ways, discovering hundreds of thousands of products. It has made life civilised, comfortable, better beyond imagination. Science is in the physical-material plane.

We have made considerable progress in our mental and psychological life but there is no comparison in extent with what science has made in the material life. Compared with that, there is a great distance to be covered.

As we have conquered physical ailments, we have not mastered our psychological deficiencies. The forces of our mind are not under such a control as the forces of nature are under the control of science. In the physical plane we have created wonders by the dozen, even by the hundreds. We cannot make the same claim in the field of our mental activities, especially where our impulses act.

As science is a creative, organised Force in the physical plane, Yoga is a Creative Organised Science of the plane of Mind. As science has innumerable products to its credit, Yoga too has innumerable products to its credit. If man comes forward to accept Yoga even as he has accepted science, all the known evils from which the mind of man is suffering today can be wiped out.

Man is yet to conquer depression, irritation, jealousy, doubt, opinion, assertion, inertia, violence, crime, cruelty, dissipation etc., etc. Yoga can be of paramount help in all these areas. Its remedies are also simple techniques of the mind or a certain mental attitude in most cases.

Among them, Luck stands out as the crown in the treasury of Yoga. Yoga can create Luck in human life. If luck is a desirable product of yoga in the field of mind, karma is a psychological disease. Yoga cures karma too. So far it has been scientific revolution in the material plane. Hereafter it must be psychological revolution in the mental plane.

Result wears the garb of miracle when the process is not known. Acceptance of yoga by mankind can reveal the process of Luck to one and all, making the miracle of today a commonplace event of tomorrow.

Luck is recognised only in Prosperity as PROPERTY. But we all know there is luck in every walk of life like happiness, health, education, society, family, human relationship and in every conceivable place of life.

Great accomplishments are needed for the creation of Luck. They can be acquired inwardly first before they express themselves in outer circumstances. Where we are working does not matter for one to acquire them in inner life. One may be a ruler or a day labourer, still they are open to him. What matters is high inner standards, not the high work one does. The chaste wife and a dutiful son acquired great yogic powers working in the kitchen and a butcher’s shop. The outer does not decide the inner, whereas the inner determines the outer. Values, standards, motives aiming at perfection are of importance, not the post of duty or the station in life.

In ordinary life we accept people for their values, not merely for their capacities. We do need capacity and are all appreciation for it. We often seek it and admire those who are endowed with it. We draw upon their capacities and pay for them when it warrants. When it comes to a question of employing a talented manager for your company, the first question you ask is, “What type of man is he? Is he reliable?” Greater emphasis is placed on reliability than on efficiency. Efficiency without reliability may cut on the wrong side. In choosing a partner or a son-in-law we exhibit greater care. Values come first; values last. As this is true in individual life, so is it in impersonal life too.

Life means or connotes effective collective organisation or organised effectivity. It is a primary value of life. Many are endowed with the capacity for collective organisation. Life seeks them out. What they do bears fruit and life grows by their service. Therefore Life values such people. When Life accepts a person, Life awards its own riches to him which is material abundance. In our conception, it is understood as luck.

Two of Mother’s primary values are purity and devotion. She seeks those who are endowed with those values of Hers. Having accepted a person, She awards Her Luck to him in overflowing abundance. Her Luck is one of inner felicity which includes material plenty.

Mother’s values are of high importance. In the scale of values, down below are mental values of knowledge and skill, vital values of energy and enthusiasm and finally physical values of industry and physical organisation. In a token experiment we are considering, within the bounds of that little experiment, all values at all levels must be present without fail. During the experiment our social attitudes will interfere several times. Mind will raise its usual meaningless questions a hundred times. Not once can they be tolerated. In a convocation on the dais, during the hours of university examination, in a function of public importance, during the days of office inspection or during any important event, we DO NOT let a single extraneous event interfere. No one dare suggest such a thing. A function is a function and must be honoured as such in toto. So also, the experiment of creating luck must enjoy that exclusive status. The dutiful wife did not deviate from her duty to attend on the saint. Her social scruples were shown the door. Nor did the butcher have 



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