Let love heal your life!

Dear Friend,
There is a wonderful transformation principle called the “Five Minute Miracle” that I
would like to share you. It is capable of resolving difficult relationships, problematic
situations, and even of healing oneself and others.
When this powerful principle is applied according to the suggested guidelines, it can
transform your difficult relationships and various other challenges.
Now consider these questions...


Is there an aspect of your life which is bothersome?
Do you have a difficult relationship you'd like to improve?
Are you facing some stressful situation/dilemma in your private or professional life?

If the answer to any of the above is "Yes!", then it is likely that what I wish to share with
you will be of value.
If the answer is "No!”, you are still
someone else who is suffering in some way.

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If you want to learn this principle you'll have to agree to follow these two
commitments:
1) "I will apply the guidelines for a minimum of 5 minutes daily."
2) "I will apply the guidelines for a minimum period of two weeks."
As you probably appreciate, this commitment is for your own benefit - it will encourage
you to give this process a fair trial.
Much love,
Ven. Nyanasanti
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/sothere

So here goes!
If you have agreed to the commitments above,
please read on...

Namaste! ~ I Salute the Divine-Buddha Nature in You!
I'm glad you have agreed to participate in this two week transformational experiment.
Let me share with you the transformational principle that I had referred to in my earlier
message. This principle is simply the transformational force of love!
In the Buddha's teachings, this force of loving-kindness is called "metta" ("maitri" in
sanskrit). He taught many advantages of this practice for peace and happiness in the
present life, in future lives and for realizing the deathless peace of Nirvana. One sutra
describes eleven specific blessings of loving-kindness...
one sleeps peacefully;
one wakes up joyfully;
one has no bad dreams;
one is dear to human beings;
one is dear to non-human beings;
one is protected by divine beings;
fire, poison and weapons cannot injure one;
one's mind is easily concentrated;
one has a serene facial complexion;
one will die un-confused and
in case one does not attain Nirvana,
one will be reborn in the Brahma-world.
In another sutra, the Buddha said that to cherish thoughts of loving-kindness for the
time it takes to milk a cow (five or ten minutes) has more spiritual merit than building a
whole monastery!
Many of us have heard about the power of love through religions and books, but few of
us know how to actually apply this miraculous power to transform our day-to-day
problems. Since sometimes people are uncomfortable when these teachings are given
in a religious context, I am happy to share a way to apply the power of love in one's life
in a practical manner, without using religious terminology.
I am sharing below the essential guidelines for applying the transformational power of
love to resolve challenging relationships and situations in your life, or for the benefit of
others.

Guidelines for The Five Minute Miracle of Love
Please remember that when we speak about the power of love we are not talking about sentimental,
romantic, or emotional love. We are speaking of love as a spiritual power.
Do You Need to Feel Love to Use "The Five Minute Miracle" Guidelines?
You do not need to feel love for the person. All you need to do is imagine or see the power of love
surrounding the person or situation.
Many people have difficulty with this concept. They are concerned about sending love to someone with
whom they are not in love. They may also feel so angry with the person that they do not want to send
love. Often people will feel like the other person does not deserve their love. These feelings can be
confusing. However, when you understand that love is a powerful spiritual power, it is easier to overlook
the human components of love and use it as a tool to transform your life.
This process does not require you to feel love. You are using your imagination to send love to the person
or situation. This is a mental process, not emotional. The feeling you are asked to experience is joy as
you celebrate the success of your experiment with the power of love. In all visualization exercises, it is
important to combine the thought with a powerful positive emotion. In this exercise, the thought is love
and positive transformation in your life; the powerful positive emotion is joy as you celebrate your
success.
You are Already Using a Similar Technique!
If you are like most people, you are already using this technique with a slight difference. Most of us spend
our time mentally practicing the conflict we do not want in our relationships. We see or think about the
person we are having difficulty with and imagine the conflict in our mind. We then combine the feelings of
anger, fear, or resentment with this image, which brings us the results we do not want. Isn’t it true that we
sometimes spend hours in mental arguments preparing for an imagined battle with someone in our lives!
We are simply suggesting you use this same amount of time seeing the potential conflicts in your life
resolving with harmony and peace. Try it! It works. Remember that you can use the spiritual power of love
to transform every area of your life. What you cannot do is try to transform other people's lives.
You Can Change Your Life, But You Cannot Control The Lives Of Others!
Everyone has the right to choose how he or she wants to live. Sending love will often encourage others to
choose more harmony in their lives. But you do not have the right to dictate how someone else will live.
For instance you cannot use the power of love to make a person want to marry you or give you an
expensive gift. You can use the power of love to attract a loving relationship into your life. It simply may
not be the person you thought it had to be.
Be open to unexpected solutions in response to using the power of love. I encourage you to use the
spiritual power of love to transform every area of your life. It does not have to be seemingly impossible
situations. Love can be used every day to make your life more harmonious and peaceful.
Applying "The Five Minute Miracle" to Positively Transform a Difficult Relationship or Situation
Take a moment now to experiment with the force of love in your life. Choose something that involves only
one other person and something that is not too complex. Love works in all situations, but for the purpose
of this experiment, we want you to keep it simple so that you will know Five Minute Miracle immediately if
you are getting results.

Follow the instructions below every day for two weeks. Note in your journal the results you experience.
Tell someone else about your results as a way of reinforcing this experience in your mind. We tend to
forget how powerful love can be unless using it becomes a habit for us. Whether or not you can see a
clear imagine does not matter. The process will work just as well if you simply think about the things that
we are suggesting you visualize. What is critical is that you combine the thought (image or words) with
another positive emotion, such as joy. Really feel the emotion of joy as you see yourself celebrating the
success of this experiment.
You can read the following information into a voice recorder and play it back for guidance. Or you can
simply read the following instructions a step at a time, stopping to do the suggestions, then continue
reading the next step until you have completed the process.
Before starting, choose a relationship or situation you would like to see improved.
Step 1: Be at ease

Sit with your eyes closed and take a moment to relax.

The easiest way to relax is to become aware of the sensations you feel in your body.

Notice how your body feels touching the chair or bed.

Take a few deep breaths.
Step 2: Imagine the best possible outcome and surround it with love

Now let yourself think about the relationship or situation that you would like to transform.

Picture the person involved in this relationship in your mind's eye (or) Imagine a symbol to
represent the situation (e.g. a dollar sign to represent financial issues). Remember it does not
matter if you can see an image. A thought is as powerful as an image.

Imagine this person / situation surrounded with light and love (for example, you might see this as
a pink light surrounding the person / symbol, caressing it with love, like a warm blanket).

For relationships:
(1) Imagine the two of you interacting with one another in a way you would like.
(2) Imagine both of you saying or doing something positive.
(3) See the two of you smiling at one another.

For situations: Imagine this situation being resolved in a positive way. You do not need to know
how it will be resolved, simply imagine that a positive solution is on its way.
Step 3: Feel a positive emotion

Feel a positive emotion like joy as you watch this image.

Imagine yourself telling a good friend how well this experiment worked; how the force of love
created a wonderful solution to this problem.

See yourself joyfully celebrating the transformation of this relationship/situation.

Feel joy.

Let the image go.
Step 4: Be persistent

Do this practice for a minimum of five minutes every day, for two weeks.

If, throughout your day, you find yourself mentally rehearsing the conflict / this seemingly
impossible situation, remind yourself that love works and imagine how you will feel when the
positive solution arrives.

Record your experiences with this exercise in your journal.
That's all there is to it!
You can also take a few minutes to work on any other relationships / situations you would like to change.
Remember to see the person / symbol in your mind's eye or simply think about them. Surround them with
love and light and see the two of you interacting in a positive way. See yourself telling friends about the
success of this experiment. Feel the joy as you celebrate the power of love in your life.

Work with as many relationships / situations as you would like. Do this exercise at least once a day. Two
or three times a day will bring quicker results. You will get positive results, but you may need to continue
to use the power of love if you want the changes to become long lasting.
May you successfully apply these guidelines for at least five minutes daily over a period of two weeks!
With warm regards wrapped in radiant blankets of love...
Ven. Nyanasanti
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/sothere
Notes:
1. This teaching is based on the e-book "The 5-Minute Miracle". In case you are keen to read the original
"The 5-Minute Miracle" e-book, please visit:
http://www.ifcl.com/ebook.shtml
2. For some success stories of how this process has worked for others:
http://www.lovecandoanything.com/successstories.shtml
3. For answers to frequently asked questions about this process:
http://www.lovecandoanything.com/faq.shtml
4. It will be wonderful to hear your experiences from this experiment. I can be contacted at :
<nyanasanti@yahoo.com>

Quick Summary of The Five Minute Miracle
Do the following exercise for five minutes daily for at least two weeks.
Before starting, choose a relationship or situation you would like to see improved.
Step 1: Be at ease

Sit with your eyes closed and take a moment to relax.

The easiest way to relax is to become aware of the sensations you feel in your body.

Notice how your body feels touching the chair or bed.

Take a few deep breaths.
Step 2: Imagine the best possible outcome and surround it with love

Now let yourself think about the relationship or situation that you would like to transform.

Picture the person involved in this relationship in your mind's eye (or) Imagine a symbol to
represent the situation (e.g. a dollar sign to represent financial issues). Remember it does not
matter if you can see an image. A thought is as powerful as an image.

Imagine this person / situation surrounded with light and love (for example, you might see this as
a pink light surrounding the person / symbol, caressing it with love, like a warm blanket).

For relationships:
(1) Imagine the two of you interacting with one another in a way you would like.
(2) Imagine both of you saying or doing something positive.
(3) See the two of you smiling at one another.

For situations: Imagine this situation being resolved in a positive way. You do not need to know
how it will be resolved, simply imagine that a positive solution is on its way.
Step 3: Feel a positive emotion

Feel a positive emotion like joy as you watch this image.

Imagine yourself telling a good friend how well this experiment worked; how the force of love
created a wonderful solution to this problem.

See yourself joyfully celebrating the transformation of this relationship/situation.

Feel joy.

Let the image go.
Step 4: Be persistent

Do this practice for a minimum of five minutes every day, for two weeks.

If, throughout your day, you find yourself mentally rehearsing the conflict / this seemingly
impossible situation, remind yourself that love works and imagine how you will feel when the
positive solution arrives.

Record your experiences with this exercise in your journal.

You might like to take a few minutes to work on other relationships / situations you would like to
change. Remember to see the person / symbol in your mind's eye or simply think about them.
Surround them with love and light and see the two of you interacting in a positive way. See
yourself telling friends about the success of this experiment. Feel the joy as you celebrate the
power of love in your life. Do this at least once a day. Two or three times a day will bring quicker
results. You will get positive results, but you may need to continue to use the force of love if you
want the changes to become long lasting.
Also say these two affirmations everyday (even if you do not believe them, just say them cheerfully!):
• On waking-up, say five times with a lovely smile "I choose to make this the happiest day of my life!"
• Before sleeping each night, say five times "I am so grateful for the lessons of this day.
I vow to live & die in the happiest possible way!"

My Personal Experience with The Five Minute Miracle
This is part of a message that was posted on http://groups.yahoo.com/group/sothere
Dear Everybody,
Some time back I posted a message here inviting people to participate in a "Life
Transforming Experiment". I myself also participated in this experiment and followed the
same guidelines I had suggested to the participants. So now I'm pleased to share with
you the results from my personal experience with the Five Minute Miracle.
It has been really fascinating and there is a great deal I could say, but I'll restrict myself
to the salient points.
I applied the guidelines to approximately seven different issues each day for about five
minutes, over a period of two weeks. Without getting too much into specifics, let me
outline the issues I worked on...
1. Strained relationship with another monk (in another country) with no replies to my
letters for over two and a half years.
2. Relative with health problems and high blood pressure.
3. Tense relationship with a layperson associated with my monastery who has a very
unpredictable temper and habitually complains about his health problems.
4. Another relationship issue (someone living far away).
5. A seriously sick monk I know (in another town).
6. Personal dilemma which has been causing some value conflicts for me over last
several months.
7. Peace and Happiness on Earth and for ALL BEINGS!
So what were the results of applying the guidelines according to the Five Minute
Miracle? Here they are…
1. Got very warm and loving message in a letter from this monk (that’s the first time in
over 2 years!)
2. Relative still has the health problem, but health indicators show improvement and
the high BP problem is over.
3. This person became very warm, friendly, respectful, helpful and even humorous in
his exchanges with me. Last time we spoke he said with a huge smile that his health
was "just fine"!
4. No contact and therefore no feedback on this one yet (but I'm expecting the best!).
5. The monk was released from hospital after a long, persistent, and serious illness.
6. The dilemma has been effortlessly, completely, and beautifully resolved. Only
enthusiasm, energy and light remain in its place.
7. At least one being on Earth is happier (me!) so there has been progress on this one
too!

That is actually just the tip of the iceberg. Since there were plenty of "minor" matters I
applied the process to on a daily level. Each time the results were delightful. To give
you an overarching summary...








Many meaningful synchronicities or coincidences.
Lots of creative energy and unexpected answers to problems.
Deeper meditation.
Life much more pleasant and smooth.
Healed a foot infection with this process when antibiotic failed.
Sharper mindfulness / present moment awareness.
Needed less sleep than usual.
Subtler intuitive faculty - doubts easily resolved.
Could quickly convert a misunderstanding into an opportunity for greater trust.

The Five Minute Miracle can be seen in the essential teaching of the Buddha in the
first two verses of the Dhammapada...
Manopubbangama dhamma
Manosettha manomaya
Manasa ce padutthena
Bhasati va karoti va
Tato nam dukkam anveti
Cakkam va vahato padam

Mind is the forerunner of all states,
Mind is their chief, they are all mind-made,
If with an impure mind
A person speaks or acts
Suffering follows him
Like the cartwheels that follow the foot of the ox.

Manopubbangama dhamma
Manosettha manomaya
Manasa ce pasannena
Bhasati va karoti va
Tato nam sukham anveti
Chaya va anapayini

Mind is the forerunner of all states,
Mind is their chief, they are all mind-made,
If with a pure mind
A person speaks or acts
Happiness follows him
Like his shadow which never departs.

This is indeed a truly profound, life transforming teaching when one starts applying it.
Isn't it wonderful! We are all so fortunate to hear these powerful teachings! For me there
is only gratitude and gratitude and gratitude...
Let us end this with a quote from Mother Teresa:
"The success of love is in the loving--it is not in the result of loving. Of course it is natural in love to
want the best for the other person, but whether it turns out that way or not does not determine the value of what
we have done. The more we can remove this priority for results the more we can learn about the contemplative
element of love. There is the love expressed in the service and the love in the contemplation. It is the balance of
both which we should be striving for. Love is the key to finding this balance. "
-- From A Simple Path, by: Mother Teresa, Balantine Books, 1995.

May you lead a balanced & happy life! May the power of love suffuse you right now!
Ven. Nyanasanti