Q. What is the relationship of Benjamin
Creme to Maitreya?
A. All the Masters of Wisdom are direct disciples of Maitreya. Benjamin Creme
is a disciple of one of these disciples.
Q. What does Maitreya think is the most urgent problem
in the world at present?
A. The most important action with which Maitreya is concerned is
the saving of millions of people who currently die from starvation
in a world of plenty. He says that nothing so moves Him to grief
as this shame: “The
crime of separation must be driven from this world. I affirm that as
My Purpose.” So the first aim of Maitreya is to show humanity that
we are one and the same: wherever we live, whatever our colour, background
or religious belief, the needs of all are the same.
Equally important and just as urgent is the saving of our planet from
the destruction on which it is set from our misuse of the resources of
the planet. Governments today are more and more becoming aware, after
many years of information from scientists, that global warming is a reality.
Global warming is now understood to a degree, but man’s responsibility
for it has not yet dawned on all the national authorities. This is one
of the most important realizations that we have to make – that
man is responsible for at least 80 per cent of the warming up of the
planet, and if this continues it will drastically affect our daily lives.
Maitreya and the Masters alone have the exact knowledge of how to proceed
but we already know the first steps to take (the need to restrict carbon
emissions and so on) but the urgency of action is probably not fully
realized by governments. Maitreya will emphasise how really urgent this
action is. The destruction of trees on the planet – for example,
an area the size of Belgium of primal forest is destroyed every year
in Central and South America – has a profound effect on essential
oxygen in the world.
The necessity for sharing the resources of the planet is the number one
action which Maitreya will emphasise. This will create the trust which
will open the way to the solution of all further problems, national and
Q. I have read your information about Maitreya but I don’t
know how to ‘give it a place’ in my everyday life. I
believe it but it also seems unreal. Can you help?
A. Maitreya’s coming is about world change: change in our understanding
of the needs of the planet, the ecological balance; the change in our
economic systems so that all people are fed and cared for properly;
change in relationships between people everywhere. The true understanding
that humanity is one will show the absolute necessity for this profound
transformation. It is the making of a new world.
You are not alone on the planet and therefore you will see that these
changes relate to you and your life, and this will give a deepening
sense of the reality and meaning of Maitreya’s coming.
Maitreya does not come alone but is head of a substantial group of
perfected men, the Masters of Wisdom. As humanity takes seriously the
advice and guidance of Maitreya and the Masters, there will begin this
process of world change, which eventually will cover every aspect of
our lives. This will of course affect you as it affects everyone else.
Think about the coming of Maitreya in this way and I think you will
get a deeper understanding of what His coming means to us.
Q. How hands-on will Maitreya work in relation to humanity when
He is openly accepted? How much will He direct things or will He
only respond with advice?
A. Maitreya is here to advise, guide and teach. He is not here to direct
our actions and will not do so. He is a teacher. The Masters, His immediate
disciples, will be available with Their higher knowledge and experience
for help and advice, as also will Maitreya. But we have to want what
we have to do. Maitreya will outline the broad general direction of
our thinking. That is: a sense of the oneness of humanity; the absolute
necessity for the sharing of the world’s resources; and the ending
of war and terrorism as a way of solving international problems. When
we show that we understand this, as much help and advice as we can
use will be provided. But we have to want the changes for ourselves;
willingly, gladly make these changes. The Masters do not come to tell
us what to do. Maitreya has said: “I am the Architect, only,
of the Plan. You, My friends and brothers, are the willing builders
of the Shining Temple of Truth.” The temple of truth being the
Q. If we think that we have recognised Maitreya when He is talking
to media, but He is still undeclared as Maitreya, how should we respond
to this? How should we act in relation to the media?
A. We should do nothing in relation to the media other than make known
that Maitreya and His Group are in the world. It is not our task to
point Him out to the media. They, like all humanity, have to make the
recognition for themselves. If people believe, rightly or wrongly,
that Maitreya is the Christ, the Imam Mahdi, Maitreya Buddha, the Messiah
or Kalki Avatar, and accept His advice because of that, it does not
mean that they are in themselves ready to make the changes which must
ensue to preserve the world and humanity with it. We have to recognize
Maitreya, not because we think He is Maitreya, or the Christ or the
Messiah, or whoever, but because we agree with what He is saying, that
we want for the world what He says is necessary for the world: justice
and sharing and freedom for all people, rather than because we think
He is the World Teacher or some great spiritual being.
Q. Will Maitreya look physically like Himself – that is,
as He really is – when His first interview takes place, or
will He be in a different ‘guise’ – as He usually
is when He appears to people?
A. When He appears to people He is usually using a ‘familiar’,
a created person through which some part of His consciousness manifests.
But when He appears openly to the world, although not using the name
Maitreya, He will appear as in fact He is, in the self-created body
in which He manifests now in the world.
Q. If you are correct in thinking that the Christ and the Masters
are in and coming into the world, is this not something altogether
too big, too great an experience for ordinary people to deal with?
A. You will find that Maitreya and the Masters, although from our point
of view perfected, spiritual beings, are straightforward, simple, and
totally respectful in their approach to humanity. They do not, and
will not ever, behave like remote Gods of popular imagination. They
are men, like us, but men without fault. They have a ready sense of
humour, simplicity of approach, and They know better than we do ourselves
the inner spiritual nature of all people. Maitreya is the Lord of Love,
the Spiritual Hierarchy is the Centre in the planet in which the Love
of God is expressed and that exemplifies Their approach to us. It is
Q. You have said that one of Maitreya’s priorities would
be to find solutions to the conflict in the Middle East, and that
it will not be solved until He has actually come forward. Is that
because the different people involved in the Middle East (Muslims,
Jews, Christians), will respond to Him as their World Teacher, and
will recognize that He has come for all of them, and that their separatism
will start to change from that response?
A. The fundamentalists of all religions will probably be the last people
to recognize and respond to Maitreya, but eventually they will.
The Palestinian/Israeli problem which is central to the problems of
the Middle East, I believe will only be solved through the action of
Maitreya. But even Maitreya cannot impose a solution, He can
only advise. But His acceptance by countless millions in the world
as a spiritual teacher and guide will make it easier for the most fanatical
Israeli Jew or Palestinian Muslim to accept the necessity of living
together side by side. This can only take place when justice is given
to the Palestinians. When justice is done and seen to be done, fully
and completely, then the solution will become acceptable by the Muslims,
and, even if grudgingly, by the Israelis. They have eventually to learn
to live side by side and they can only do so in a state of justice.
Otherwise there would inevitably be perpetual war between the two.
Unless the Middle East problems are solved there will never be peace
in the world and we know, if there is no peace, then the future for
humanity would be very bleak indeed. Muslims await the Imam Mahdi,
and the Jews await the Messiah, and many will be ready to recognize
Maitreya as such. This will, I am sure, soften their stance in relation
to each other.
But the important thing is that justice must be given to the Palestinians.
The West Bank was gifted by the late King Hussein of Jordan as a homeland
for the Palestinians and that means the whole of the West Bank, not
the fraction which has been offered to the Palestinians so far. It
requires the return of the 4.7 million refugees, mainly in Lebanon,
to their homeland, and the status of Jerusalem – which is of
major importance to the Muslims, the Jews and the Christians – to
be changed into an open, central city for all three groups. I believe
it will take Maitreya to bring this reconciliation about, but so it
Q. I used to believe your information and hoped to see Maitreya
all these years, but the story is getting harder and harder to believe.
Why can’t He just come into full public view now? Surely things
in the world can’t get much worse? Many people can’t
stand to hear or see the news any longer – there is too much
suffering and too much wrong.
A. I can understand this feeling but it is just a feeling and does
not take into account the Law that Maitreya cannot ignore: that is
the Law of human Freewill. At any time in the last 30 years, if we
had ourselves taken some steps to right the wrongs of today, to implement
the principle of sharing, to restore justice and peace to the world,
then we would have seen Maitreya openly long ago. Blame ourselves and
not Maitreya (or me!)
Q. Once Maitreya is in the world and we start to take action,
will our actions be potentized or made more effective by Him?
A. Maitreya is in the world, but once He emerges openly, every
action that we take in the right direction – that is
towards oneness, justice, freedom for all people – will invoke
His help and energy. He will potentize our actions and the changes
will proceed with enormous speed and order.
Q. After the Day of Declaration will everybody be aware of the
fact of Maitreya’s presence and that of His group, the Masters
A. I cannot speak for everybody, but the vast majority of humanity
will have heard His words telepathically on the Day of Declaration,
and it seems obvious that the time and resources of media from then
on will be devoted to making known the advice and priorities of Maitreya.
One must remember that there will be no recording of the telepathic
message that Maitreya will give and no doubt there will be misremembering
and misquoting of His meaning. But Maitreya will be available for clarifying
in the normal way, in further interviews, the exact meaning of His
Q. When we see Maitreya on television, your Master has said we
will experience His ray or energy. Will that be like a preview of
the Day of Declaration with a blessing taking place?
A. It will be a spiritual experience, but always at the level of the
person. People can only take what they can take, they can only be who
they are. Some people will immediately sense and recognize Maitreya
as the spiritual giant that He is. Others will respond more to what
He says, it will satisfy their sense of justice and purpose. But that
spiritual outflow will always take place. I doubt that it would be
as strong as on the Day of Declaration.
Q. In 1990 Maitreya held a conference in London and invited politicians,
members of royalty, journalists, diplomats, etc. Have there been
any similar events since that occasion?
A. No, but Maitreya has continued to make individual contact with many
leaders in every branch of human activity.
Q. If a new Messiah comes does this mean that the end
of the world is near?
A. Maitreya is here, as the World Teacher. Is this the end? On the contrary – this
is the beginning of a new time for humanity. But a humanity chastened and relieved
of its illusions and destructiveness. For two thousand years, the Christian groups
have taught this account of the return of the Christ, coming on a cloud in the
last days of the world, the ‘end days’. This, I submit, is a completely
wrong interpretation of Christian scriptures which has distorted Christians’ expectations
of the Christ’s return. The so-called ‘end times’ are to do
not with the end of the world but with the end of the Age of Pisces, inaugurated
by the Christ through Jesus 2,000 years ago. He promised to return, at “such
a time as you think not” – to inaugurate the new age, that of Aquarius.
This time He has come Himself to expand the teaching given through Jesus and
to prepare the world for the Aquarian experience.
What we have to look forward to is not the end of the world, which will not take
place for millions of years ahead, but for the creation of a new civilisation
based on higher and truer spiritual values than were possible for humanity at
the time of Jesus. Jesus Himself, now a Master, works with the Christ on a daily
basis and will reform the Christian churches and teaching, as His part in the
Q. One of the most surprising facts I’ve learned from reading Share
International is that Maitreya and the Masters seem to
have a wonderful sense of humour. This makes Them more real and
closer, somehow. I hope it is not disrespectful or offensive to
say that some of the miracles are very amusing, like gems popping
out from under someone’s big toe.
A. I quite agree. When people come to know the Masters more closely they will
recognize that They are filled with the joy of life and have an extraordinary
and quick sense of humour. The inventiveness of their imagination is one of the
outstanding qualities of their activity.
Q. Why will Maitreya appear in the United States
instead of in other countries?
A. He will appear in other countries. He will appear first in
America in such a way that He can speak to millions of people. Then
in Japan. Which country do you think has the largest and most influential
media network in the world? If He appears on a major network in America
He can be heard immediately by millions of people not only in the US
but, through the internet, all over the world.
Eventually, after the Day of Declaration when He is known and accepted
by humanity, He will make a pilgrimage around the world.
Q. Does Maitreya think we will change the world if
we are selfish and competitive?
A. Yes. Not everybody is selfish and competitive. Probably the majority
of people are partly selfish and partly altruistic; people are mixed,
not one hundred per cent this or that. There are degrees of selfishness
and altruism. There is a great body of people who are ready for an
unselfish action, ready to see justice in the world and therefore sharing.
Way back in 1924 Maitreya said, in the Agni Yoga books: “There
was a time when 10 true men could save the world. Then came a time
when 10,000 was not enough. I shall call on one billion.”
About five or six years ago, I asked my Master whether Maitreya had
His one billion yet. Yes, I was told, Maitreya had 1.5 billion people
He could call on. So it was 1.5 billion people out of 6.5 billion in
the world – people whom He knew to be of goodwill; ready to change,
altruistic and ready to see new structures and new ways of living.
Now, there are 1.8 billion people He can call on – more than
Besides, we have no alternative. If I offer you life or death – what
are you going to take? Maitreya will say: “You have a choice.
Choose life, if you are sensible, and create a brilliant, golden, civilization,
better than anything the world has ever seen. Or face annihilation.” Which
are you going to choose?
There has never been an Avatar, a Teacher, of such potency as Maitreya.
Have no fear. The world will change quickly from being greedy and selfish
to showing the true quality of humanity.
From Maitreya’s point of view humanity is wonderful. Maitreya
loves humanity. Not only because He is the Lord of Love – that
is why He is able to love humanity – despite everything, despite
all our greed and selfishness. But He also sees the light of divinity
in humanity. He is the head of the kingdom of souls and He sees the
soul of humanity and that soul is in every single human being. No matter
how selfish or hateful we might seem, He sees that light of divinity
in us, and on that you can rely.
Q. Why do we have to wait to see Maitreya? Not everyone can wait
for this to happen!
A. You will have to wait because there is a moment which is the best
possible moment for Maitreya to appear and that moment He will choose.
You have to trust Him. That is the thing. People don’t have the
trust. You have no one else to trust.
Q. After Maitreya officially announces Himself to the world on
Declaration Day, how long will it be before He introduces the Master
Jesus to the world – a matter of weeks or months or a year
A. About three months.
Q. Could you please help us to know how to approach
Lord Maitreya to influence us to do the right thing in our own sphere?
A. We have a photograph of the ‘hand’ of Maitreya. Get
a copy of that ‘hand’ and invoke His help. Look at
the hand and ask Him through the hand. Ask Maitreya whatever it is
you need help for. That is all you need to do if you want help.
Q. How should we address Maitreya, for instance, if we want to ‘talk’ to
Him or ask for His help?
A. Maitreya has given a simple, direct means of contacting Him. Use the ‘hand’ of
Maitreya which is given for this purpose. Simply look at it and that immediately
draws His attention to the person asking for His help.