Question: If I see the friends as above me, then how can I pray for them?
Answer: In that case, you should pray to be with them. If you imagine them above yourself, then you should be in prayer to merge with them. By doing this, you raise the group above yourself and pull yourself up to them with your prayer. You don’t have any other option. And again you imagine them higher and still higher, and again you pull yourself up to their level by praying that you want to be with them. And so you constantly, constantly pull yourself up. Here is the lifting technique for you—absolutely simple, clear, and practical.
Question: When I want to see the virtues of my friends, and this includes prayer, does it also refer to “above reason”?
Answer: Yes. If I do not comprehend, but only ask and imagine, then this is higher than knowledge.
From the International Convention “Rising Above Ourselves” 1/7/22, “Adhering to the Friends” Lesson 3