Are a powerful army and advanced weapons sufficient to defend our country? How can we tell whether a country is civilized and blessed with merits? Master says we cannot judge by wealth or material progress. Instead, we should observe its spiritual development.
Every fellow initiate loves to do Master's work, but Master emphasizes: "Anyone who helps with my preaching mission in any way, but fails to meditate on the Sound for at least one hour each day and does not recite the Holy Names, then that person will definitely have problems. It is because, if we do not use the power of the Sound meditation to protect ourselves and do not use the Holy Names to build a wall to protect our vibrations, then we are constantly within the Maya's domain and mingling with the Maya!"
Master further points out: "As spiritual practitioners doing meditation, if our mind is not pure and honest, and embraces lowly goals, the Maya would definitely come to deceive us! Besides, if we are not sincere about serving and bringing benefit to others, there is virtually no need to talk about attaining Buddhahood!" Therefore, it is very important for us to check ourselves honestly and keep our spiritual diary truthfully.