Perhaps if I came with a well-prepared lecture (introduction, first part, second part, third part, conclusion), you would be more satisfied intellectually. But you don’t come here to learn, you come here to live, to receive an inspiration, an impulse.
“It was always about inspiration that Brother Mikhael spoke. His lectures were in fact free-flowing conversations, in which he answered intuitively the various questions that the audience was asking itself without formulating them.
… These talks had nothing in common with the Western style. He expressed himself in a very simple, direct language, with words that everyone knew. It was visible that their purpose was to make spiritual truths, usually veiled in an academic language inaccessible to the crowd, accessible to all. Without any make-up or ambition to appear without “being”, Brother Mikhaël addressed all subjects with simplicity, letting himself go to speak as one thinks within oneself, to manifest life in all its forms: mental, sentimental and voluntary, passing from one to the other without effort, totally free of any prejudice as to how to express himself and the need to ensure some kind of prestige in front of his audience.
Moreover, Brother Mikhaël, like an oriental storyteller, has the art of decorating his talks with tasty anecdotes, always adapted to what he wants to convey. This alternately moves his audience from a state of intellectual concentration to a relaxed, sentimental state, so that one doesn’t get tired of listening to him: the brain (understanding) rests in laughter.”