Table of Contents
Part II — Meetings
- Meeting with Mitsuo Sato, head priest of the home of the Great Buddha
- Meeting With Kazuki Furui, Deputy Mayor of Nagasaki
Part III — Two lovers of Peace: Isamu Takada and Sri Chinmoy
- Governor Takada: I have heard so much about you. You are the proposer of the Peace Run.
- Governor Takada: Are you travelling all over the world?
- Governor Takada: I am very impressed with your words, and I agree with your opinion that suffering and disaster can offer a new promise. I have made many efforts with the citizens of Nagasaki to recover from the disaster and bring Nagasaki to its present condition. I have a great desire for Nagasaki to be the last place in the world to suffer such a disaster again.
- Governor Takada: I have been told that you will be seeing the Pope next month. The Pope came to visit Nagasaki on 21 January 1981. I remember it very well. Generally speaking there is no snow in Nagasaki, but when the Pope came, there was a very heavy snow. When the Pope was giving Mass here in Nagasaki, suddenly the sun came out. I remember it so well.
- Governor Takada: I would like to express my sincere appreciation of your efforts towards world peace. If in the future there is ever a war again, it will be a nuclear war. We must therefore realise how important the mission of peace is.
Part IV — Meeting with Akishige Matsumoto
- Sri Chinmoy: The moment I see you, I see a sea of peace, a sea of joy. I see your heart of purity.
- A salute to Akishige Matsumoto
- Akishige Matsumoto
- China and Japan
- Editor's note
Part V: Interview with Hiroshima Chugoku Shimbun
Part VI: Interview with Mu Magazine
- Mu Magazine: What was your motivation for offering concerts in Japan at this time?
- Mu Magazine: During the performance when you actually meditate, what do you think about? What is going on inside your mind?
- Mu Magazine: What is the reason you play so many different instruments? Is it to inspire people who have different likes and dislikes and different tastes?
- Mu Magazine: We hear that you reached God-realisation at the age of 13. What type of spiritual disciplines were you practising?
- Mu Magazine: What was the purpose of going to America?
- Mu Magazine: In your writings we see many times the words "Inner Pilot." Would you be kind enough to explain what this means?
- Mu Magazine: There are many meditation teachers and there are many methods of meditation. What are the unique points in your teachings?
- Mu Magazine: What kind of advice do you give to your students, and how do you teach your students?
- Mu Magazine: Can we meditate whenever we want to, or wherever we want to? What can someone do if he is too busy to find time to meditate? Could you give us some advice?
- Mu Magazine: What makes you able to lift unbelievable weights?
- Mu Magazine: By challenging the limits of weightlifting, do you feel that you are giving the world some kind of inspiration?
- Mu Magazine: Many people, I feel, are not fortunate. Either they don't have the opportunity or they don't have the ability to find their Inner Pilot. Is there some special advice you have for people who don't have access to their Inner Pilot?
- Mu Magazine: Does obeying one's Inner Pilot mean the same thing as "realisation"?
- Mu Magazine: Usually, most of the Indian Gurus give people inspiration through traditional methods such as yoga. In your case, you seem to take sports as an important means. For example, what is the meaning behind running?
- Mu Magazine: Finally, if you have any message for the people of Japan, could you share it with us?