A member from Europe wrote: “Thank you for sending us traveling brothers and sisters from the Mother Center. Oh, what precious moments during these encounters — joy and fun! I am treated as if I were a great yogi! It feels very good! In everyday life, when the 'great yogi' begins to crumble again, my efforts to shape my life after Guruji's teaching are being enthusiastically encouraged and strengthened by the loving attention that I was allowed to experience, and by the memory of the same.”
Brother Devananda and Brahmachari Lynn journeyed to Sydney, Melbourne, and Perth, Australia, and Auckland, New Zealand. Participants welcomed their inspiring and practical insights, one of whom wrote,
“They gave down-to-earth advice on how to fit our spiritual routines into our day-to-day lives. We were given a taste of heaven by having Brother Devananda and Brahmachari Lynn in our midst for these last four days.”
“What an invaluable boost we receive from these visits, in our devotion, our enthusiasm, and our steadfastness of effort in traveling the spiritual path....The presence and example of the monks is a gift every moment of which we deeply treasure.”
“The public presentations were powerful, giving us a blend of Jnana, Bhakti, and Karma Yoga that inspired many people in this city — members, their families and friends, and the public at large. The inspiration and knowledge we received from the monastics will stay with us for years to come.
“We are the recipients of the greatest gifts human beings can possibly get — the techniques and the teachings of the Masters. I find it very important and useful to have contact with the monks and nuns, as they bring a very special additional layer to the mix — an inspiration based on deep, many-years-long struggle and effort [that] can show the new, or relatively new, student what can be done with this great knowledge.
“In addition, each of the devotees I know who are active workers in this great teaching in the Portland meditation group was deeply inspired by the visit. The energy level went up. The vibration was warm and sacred. Love increased. The work was done in a harmonious, balanced manner. It was fun. What else could we have asked?”