There are some periods in our life which we call a stroke of bad luck. It is when we happen to fail everywhere – in the family, at work; it’s when everything is falling apart and slipping out of our hands. If it lasts for a while, problems with health come along.
…Anyway, a man must believe in something! So, when a very hard time came and my belief in God was almost absent, I turned to fortune tellers and esoterics for help; I hoped that they would cheer me up and tell me that all the bad would soon finish and better times would come. I heard all kinds of advice and stories then! Should I have followed those advices, I don’t think I would be able to write about the changes now.
A great wish to find a true Master had emerged. But I did not really like the fact that I will have to search for him in Himalayas because at that time it was impossible due to the financial reasons. Anyway I did not have to wait for long. About four months had passed before I learned that a group of people is going to Moscow to meet with the Master. But when I found out who are going, I decided that I am not worth such a meeting. The majority of those people practiced spirituality for a long time, while I was just a beginner, but eventually it happened so that I went together with them. Much was new and sometimes unclear.
I never stop wondering how the Master helps to find the solution without speaking of my future, without telling in detail what I should do. Of course, I must always chant mantra or the name of God, which clean the way towards the Light of the Master. He is always nearby, helping and protecting, though it is not easy to notice that. The main thing is not to refer all achievements to yourself. Only years later you can clearly see what the Master really meant, that situations were neither good nor bad so as they all were life lessons and immense mercy of God. Especially at hard stages you understand that in spite of the sufferings (due to your ignorance), these times were the most valuable in life.