5.8. Spiritual and Cultural influence

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The works and activities of Master Beinsa Douno are subject of research and analyses by prominent scientists and spiritual leaders.

According to Pavel Biryukov, a biographer of Count Leo N. Tolstoy, the great Russian thinker and writer left Yasna Polyana shortly before his death (1910) with the intention to travel to Bulgaria to meet Master Peter Deunov.

Cardinal Giuseppe Roncalli, an Ambassador of the Vatican to Bulgaria before the World War II, elected as Pope John XXIII later on, said, In the present epoch the greatest philosopher living on the earth is Peter Deunov.

The French National Radio, in relation with the death of Albert Einstein (1955), had a program with Einstein’s speeches. Einstein was reported to have said: The whole world bows down before me. I bow before Master Peter Deunov from Bulgaria.

Rudolf Steiner, the founder of Anthroposophy, said in a conversation with Boyan Boev (Munich, 1910) one of the closest disciples of Master Beinsa Douno, The Slavonic people are destined to have a great mission. They, and particularly Bulgaria, will contribute a good deal to the elevation of humankind. Return to Bulgaria, there is a powerful spiritual movement in Bulgaria, headed by a great spiritual Initiate.

Paramahansa Yogananda, when asked while visiting Greece about his intentions with regard to establishing an ashram in Bulgaria, declared: This is how far I can go, the Spirit of the Truth is active there.

Jiddu Krishnamurti, leader of Theosophic movement refused to be declared Maitreya and Christ and told the participants of a World Theosophic Congress in the Netherlands that the World Master was in Bulgaria.

Onisaburo Deguchi, leader of the Oomoto, Japanese spiritual movement, said, I am a wise man. The Master is in Bulgaria.

Alfred Lemonier, professor at the Toulouse University, France, during his visit to Bulgaria addressed Master Beinsa Douno with the following words: We came to thank you from the bottom of our soul and spirit, and also to request new blessings, advice, example, physical, moral and intellectual power from you so that we can serve to the Whole better.

After 1925, the Teaching of Master Beinsa Douno acquired world publicity through a number of publications in newspapers, journals and books.

In Italy, Aldo Lavini published a comprehensive biography and research on the activities of Master Beinsa Douno in Il Messagero della salute (1927). The Alpha newspaper coming out in Palermo, an organ of the Psychological and Experimental Sciences Association called Master Peter Deunov a mystic apostle of Christianity in its complete glory. In Locarno, the Yoga Publishing House prepared and published nine selected lectures translated by the poetess Mara Belcheva where the introduction was written by Prof. Ginno Sordelli. Luigi Belloti, Director of the Italian Academy of Sciences, Literature and Arts, in his speech at the opening of the Academy (24 October 1929) declared Master Peter Deunov its spiritual leader.

Die Gloke journal in the Czech Republic published the biography of Master Peter Deunov, and the philosopher Rudolf Burkert called him a prophet of the white race in his book Das Reich Gottes auf Erden.

The German newspaper Reformblatt published an article titled Forerunners of the new culture, where the Universal White Brotherhood was commented: The true value of this movement lies not only in its ideas, but also in the unflinching power to implement these ideas in life. Master Peter Deunov is presented as a handsome figure breathing kindness. The German Menschheitspartei movement (1932) announced its belonging to the Universal White Brotherhood in Bulgaria and its respect to Master Peter Deunov.

Agnessa Hofmann, a leader in the Catholic Liberal Church in the Netherlands, visited Bulgaria in 1928 and said: I came to meet Master Peter Deunov. Few are the Masters of humankind.

The Rosicrucian Society in Oceanside, California, summarized their impressions from the lecture as follows: The person who wrote these beautiful and elevated thoughts, has a profound knowledge of the secrets of life. The Torch journal in Canada, an organ of the astrological society, published a response to the Great Law lecture: By its merits this little booklet is second to no other book in the entire American rhetoric literature. The author has penetrated deeply into the work of the spiritual alchemy of the Universe; he shows how each virtue contributes to the construction of the common good of humanity.

The Hejnal journal in Poland published an article of Agni Pilshova: There are many esoteric schools in the world, but the school in Bulgaria stands out with something specific. It tries to influence and educate society through its good example.

The press in Switzerland published an annotation about Georgi Radev’s book The Master Speaks (compiled from texts of Master Beinsa Douno): Never have we come across so many truths delivered in such a concise form, so lively and brilliantly.

In 1953 in France, Mihail Ivanhov one of the most devoted disciples of Master Beinsa Douno, known in the Western World with the name Master Omraam Mikhael Aivanhov, founded Fraternite Blanche Universelle (The Universal White Brotherhood) in Bonfin, from which dozens of spiritual centers started on the other continents during the following years. The followers of Master Omraam Mikhael Aivanhov practice Paneurhythmy and study especially the Bulgarian language to be able to sing the musical exercises of Master Beinsa Douno in Bulgarian.

After the democratic changes in Bulgaria, hundreds of spiritual seekers from all over the planet visit the Annual Meeting near the Seven Rila Lakes to take part in the Mountain School established by Master Beinsa Douno, and to perform the sacred dance of Paneurhythmy together with thousands of spiritual brothers and sisters.

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