stenographically at the time, with their permission and approved bythem.The Masters accept that Buddha represents the Way toEnlightenment, but they clearly set forth that Christ ISEnlightenment, or a state of consciousness for which we are allseeking—the Christ light of every individual; therefore, the light of every child that is born into the world.(Signed) Baird T. SpaldingChapter IWe had been in India about two years, doing regular routineresearch work, when I met the Master known in these writings asEmil. While walking along a street in the city where we werestaying, my attention was attracted to a crowd. I saw the center of interest was one of the street magicians, or fakirs, that are socommon in that country. As I stood there I noticed beside me anelderly man who was not of the same caste as those about him. Helooked at me and asked if I had been long in India. I replied,"About two years." He asked, "Are you English?" I answered."American."I was surprised and very much interested to find one who spokeEnglish. I asked him what he thought of the performance thengoing on. He answered, "Oh, it is a common occurrence in India.These fellows are called fakirs, magicians, and hypnotists. Theyare all the name implies; but underneath it all is a deeper spiritualmeaning that few discern, and good will come of it some day. It is but the shadow of the thing from which it sprang. It has caused agreat deal of comment, and those commenting upon it seem never to have reached the true meaning, for there certainly is a truthunderneath it all."