"I know," he said, "it is Bhagavan Maitreya. He is here, he is with us."
And tears were running down his face. Many others were crying too because of the grace which filled them. There formed a constant and unmistakable sensation of harmony and protection, understanding that everything would be fine now, as if something heavy and depressing had gone giving floor to light and joy.
More and more people with their children came to the next classes. Many, who had been at the ritual of the Adventures of the Mystics, shared the fantastic outcomes from the stage: many incurable diseases children had had disappeared. Also, the parents themselves started to feel better. Peace and harmony came to families and their members, which attended this spiritual practice. Children started to learn better and their creativity increased. Also, the parents themselves started to feel better. Peace and harmony came to the families and their members, which had attended this spiritual practice.
Children themselves liked to come to the rituals of the Adventures of the Mystics with their parents. After that they began writing poems, songs. They even studied better at school!
Alice remembered the story of one young family, regularly attending the practices of the Adventures of the Mystics. Irina and Konstantin shared that they couldn't find a hobby for their son Alexey and daughter Anastasia. The children didn't like any of the activities psychologists and educators had advised them, they were sad, fell ill and were depressed. But when the parents took the children to the Adventures of the Mystics practice, the kids' mood changed as if by magic! Right after the class the son began telling interesting stories like a real TV host, which people really liked. And the girl danced so engrossed in the activity that people couldn't take their eyes off her!
"Now our family can boast perfect relationships, full understanding," Konstantin and Irina shared with the audience, their eyes shining.
The young parents, elated with their joy, became the constant members of the Adventures of the Mystics. Now they were invited to Europe to the gifted children festival where their kids would perform and shine like little stars. Now they were confident in their future.
Even more attentively Alice was listening to the stories of women who like her were getting ready to deliver a child and had recently done it. Since the Adventures of the Mystics gave help and support to the families that were about to have a baby or were only planning to have one. A woman, not very young, shared her story: she could not summon up her courage and have a baby for a long time since in their family the women were carriers of a serious blood disorder. But then she made up her mind to become pregnant, but was anxiously waiting for a child to be born. The poor woman visited many doctors, but nobody could guarantee her the child would be healthy. And the Adventures of the Mystics worked a miracle! Right from the first rituals of the Adventures of the Mystics the would-be mother was getting a feeling of security and thought what everything would be fine. The negative, depressing thoughts had vanished, giving room to light and joy. Her daughter was born absolutely healthy due to the joint prayer in the Adventures of the Mystics!
Very many people shared stories of miracle recoveries. Once a woman took the stage, her eyes were glistening with tears. But those were tears of joy! The woman, in a voice quivering with emotions, told them that her daughter had suffered a third degree burn and she was to undergo a very serious operation, nobody could predict its outcome. It was when the mother learned about the Adventures of the Mystics ritual in her city. Having gathered together, the people performed the ritual during the operation, and it was the strongest and most sincere prayer in their life. Two hours after the ritual doctors called the woman and said... That there had been a miracle and the operation had been very successful! Now her daughter was beautiful and healthy.
Alice and other women, bearing a child and already having children, were now able to face the future with confidence. Their fears disappeared, giving place to a blissful state of peace and love. In the created Adventures of the Mystics Lyria taught how to conceive a child correctly, how to carry a child, educate him, find his genius. The teacher told how to keep him in their family, in their home. She explained how to involve other family members, who didn't believe in it and didn't attend the classes in the Adventures of the Mystics.
But one day fewer people came to the class. And those who came were very tense. Alice and Arthur, waiting for a practice to begin, felt the tension building up in the hall. Lyria, coming on the stage, felt the change in the atmosphere at once.
"What happened, my dear? Why are you so worried today?" she asked.
A man took the stage and gave Lyria a newspaper. She opened it and turned pale. Alice and Arthur, sitting not far from the stage, saw how color drained from their teacher's face, how she closed her eyes and shivered.
Immediately Arthur rushed to the stage and held Lyria. Ruslan brought a chair and asked the teacher to sit down. Alice brought a glass of water.
Arthur opened the newspaper and ran through the lines…
"I can't believe it! How did they dare!.."
After the heading 'Sex-guru infects children with AIDS' printed in big letters there was a horrible article about the effects of the Adventures of the Mystics. Some reporter, hiding behind a pen-name, was labeling Lyria's activity as a sect. The article also said that Lyria was assisted by a lunatic and troublemaker Arthur and his friends - same mad people.
It looked like most people in the hall had already read that article. It turned out, that there had been a TV program blackening Lyria and her students as well.
Lyria took the newspaper again and read that horrible text. Tears were running down her beautiful face. With horror she was reading those evil lies, crying over the newspaper, her head in hands.
"I will punish these slithery journos for discrediting a good thing!" Arthur exclaimed clenching his fists.
"Arthur, calm down," Alice said hugging her husband.. "You should realize it is the command of the secret services that fight any dissidence. Journalists have nothing to do with it, they even might not have written it. It was written for them by those who started this media war."
"You will hardly learn the real name of the person hiding behind a pseudonym," Ruslan nodded.
Meanwhile, the audience was waiting impatiently the outcome of that newspaper issue.
"People," Alice addressed the audience, "you were here yourself and felt the grace creating the Adventures of the Mystics. You saw good changes in your families. Your children recovered, became more harmonious and developed their abilities. Then why don't you believe your eyes, don't listen to your heart but react to any paper hoax? Those who wrote these untruthful lines weren't even present at our classes, didn't create the Adventures of the Mystics. What can they know of what they are writing about?"
Arthur supported Alice's passionate speech:
"Remember, not long ago we lived in the times of the USSR, when, in the similar manner, the media discredited any good initiative which contradicted the policies of the Communist party. It's all the same now! Same things are happening! The government is trying to preserve its method of educating, its ideology, as it helps to control people, keep a tight rein on them. Indeed, it's much easier to rule ignorant, miserable people, occupied with solving their problems than a happy and free nation. And modern education doesn't give a person answers to the most pressing issues: how to remain happy and healthy, how to have and bring up kids right, how to establish harmony in the family and succeed in life, the questions to which you get answers here and in other 'horrible' sects. They frighten those who are afraid you'll tear off your information chains and will become free. So nowadays the moment a piece of news is published in the papers or shown on TV, and like zombies, people believe this lie at once, forgetting even their own experience, not thinking logically, not trusting and listening to their heart."
Alice came up to the teacher, hugged her and said:
"I ask you, take it easy. We need your knowledge, we believe in you, we love you and we ask, please, go on teaching us, in spite of the darks' intrigues. As now it depends on these classes whether or not the Adventures of the Mystics would continue to exist, if it would go on helping all of us and our children."
"Yes, please, teach us!" there were cries from the audience. "We are with you! We don't believe this crap! We understand it's the intrigues of the devil who wants to destroy the seed of the good deed."
Lyria was recovering. She threw away the deceitful paper, stood up, took the microphone and called people to a joint prayer.