H. P. Blavatsky described the human being as “highest spirit and lowest matter linked by mind.” According to the way it is used, the mind can be our greatest ally or our worst enemy. In this talk, the speaker considers four aspects of the mind that promote inner peace and well being. The title of this talk refers to what is known in Buddhism as the four Brahma Viharas and which are considered to be a foundational practice in many Buddhist traditions. These are meditative states of mind sometimes referred to as the "four immeasurables" or the "four sublime states." They focus on cultivating the highest human potentials: loving kindness, compassion, joy, and equanimity. 2007.