Q: The Buddhist tradition includes practice of the Four Viharas; namely, love, compassion, joy and peace. Is it OK for us to do that along with our practice as a way of sending love?
M: If it makes you feel good you can do that in the beginning, but then do our practice.
Q: Like while walking down the street or seeing people?
M: I really would advise you just to repeat the Holy Names. Don't use your mind to send love or things like that because it will not help anything. When you repeat the Holy Names, that's the highest love you can send and it is automatic!
Q: In all honesty, I haven't really made a connection with the Holy Names yet.
M: Then take your time, but it is the highest prayer you can give. For example, all these miracles that happen, all the visions that you hear about at retreats or on tapes and the love you feel from people or you feel from me are not because I sit there and imagine that I'm doing the Four Compassions, sending things in all directions. I’m simply being. I let God run the universe and let Hirm send the compassion. I don't do anything.
So if you want to reach that, you also don't need to do anything. You just need to repeat the Holy Names, meditate and everything else will come along. We have already tried to do too many things for centuries and nothing has happened so just do nothing for a change and the world will be peaceful. ♥
Q: I've been longing to see You since I heard about You and read Your little booklet The Key of Immediate Enlightenment, and when I got here it was even more than I expected. The people around me everywhere, the brothers and sisters, are just full of love. Even before I saw You I felt like I was just floating in the air, and then when I did see You my mind trembled. I don't know what to say. I just want to thank You very much. Also, I’m a Muslim by birth and I saw other Muslim disciples here. I had thought that it was just me! Thank You very much, Master. May You live a long, very healthy life for us. Thank You.
M: Thank you for being so beautiful, so beautiful. That's what I want all of you to be: so relaxed, so carefree, so enlightened and so grateful for God's grace. The more grateful you are, the more you will see things in a positive way and the more positive outcomes you’ll get. The more grateful we are to God, the more favor we’ll gain. That's the circle. So congratulations, brother. You’re going the right way. ♥