Now that South Africa's inner conflicts have lessened, its people are beginning to focus on something higher than the daily problems around them. As their minds elevate spiritually, many are getting their chance to contact Master's teachings. It is a breath of fresh air for them to find someone whose love is unconditional and teaching a path so logical and high.
With Master's blessing, I arrived at the right time. An "Exploring Consciousness" film festival was about to begin. It showed various films on different spiritual practices, philosophies and livelihoods. This brought many truth seekers to the venue. Master's books that were displayed there were viewed with great interest throughout the two-week period of the festival. The organizers of the event also took copies of Master's lecture videos to show at the next festival.
One day, I took the time to drive out into the countryside to visit a small spiritual community called "the Center" to ask permission to display Master's books at their monthly "Mind Fair." Not only was this granted but the sister who greeted me, after a few questions, also became interested in Master's teachings. By the time our conversation ended, she was convinced God had sent me to deliver this message and promptly applied for the Convenient Method, initiation, and became vegetarian, as well as invited me to speak at one of their weeklys meeting for their guests and members.
At the conclusion of the presentation on Master and Her teachings, nearly all of those who were present had signed up for the Convenient Method, became vegetarian, and are now awaiting initiation.
After my visit to that community, I was able to arrange another lecture with the Theosophical Society. Members of this society focus mainly on the teachings and truths of many ascended Masters. The Theosophical Society also hold weekly lectures but these are booked two months in advance. Since my time was limited, I needed to have a lecture showing as soon as possible. Fortunately, after phoning the society's president, I discovered that one guest speaker had just canceled and they were grateful to have Master's teachings shared there on the same date. Unexpectedly, the SABC (South African Broadcasting Company) turned out to film the lecture as well.
During the presentation on Master and Her teachings, the venue was packed and at its conclusion many rushed up to ask more questions or apply for the Convenient Method or initiation. One sister had already received a copy of Master's sample booklet at the film festival and delayed calling us for more information despite her interest. Later, she attended the Theosophical Society's lecture, expecting to hear the guest speaker formerly scheduled. However, when she saw Master's picture she then realized it was the same as that on the sample booklet. She immediately took this as a sign from God, decided to practice the Quan Yin method, and applied for initiation. Another sister saw light coming from the video screen, filling the whole room so that she could barely see Master's face.
At the conclusion of the lecture, the president stood up and urged those who attended to get in contact with this "light and sound" of creation, remarking that she knew it could only be God's great arrangement to have Master's teachings shown there. She later stated to me that the lecture was a success and asked when I could do a part two. She then told me she would now pray to Supreme Master Ching Hai for she had long prayed to the Masters of the past and had not received any response. We later found this sister meditating on Master's picture after everyone had left. After the SABC had interviewed us, the reporter finally parted us.
Still now there are many people appearing at the Center to learn more about Master's teachings and apply for initiation or the Convenient Method as the result of one simple lecture.