|A period of crisis has descended on the world, one that will bring many nations together in a
new way. Mutual fear of terrorism has accomplished what otherwise would have taken years of
patient effort to achieve. Even more strikingly, the reasons for terrorism - the hurt, the
resentment, the baffled despair of millions in the East - are beginning to dawn on many
Americans, enabling them to take a broader view of recent events, and call for caution in
response. Above all, a new spirit of co-operation makes itself felt, a new sense of
responsibility is dawning in the minds of many, East and West. Thus this terrible attack,
which killed and maimed so many at a stroke, has kindled the fires of change sorely needed in
this world, and forced the hands which held it back. Out of this brutal crime may come,
therefore, a greater understanding of the needs of men and women everywhere for justice and
freedom and the rule of law.
By the standards applied by men, this tragedy has forced the major powers to assemble their military might and strike back in self-defence. Greater, by far, would be the wisdom of opening wide the granaries and the banks, to show an understanding of the problem, and the desire to make amends. Appeasement is not the answer but neither is war. Only through fair and open trial before the world can the guilt or innocence of men be known. Only by acceptance of some responsibility for the conditions which drive men to these barbarous acts can they be overcome. Men who have nothing to lose put little value on the lives of others or their own.
The advice, therefore, which We, your Elder Brothers, extend to men is thus: call together all parties to the problems which lie behind the acts. Abstain from desperate vengeance and open the door to dialogue. Make sincere effort to understand the grievances of countless millions and help transform their lives and minds. No longer can the rich impose their will by wealth and weapons alone; sharing of resources is inevitable as the only way to justice and peace. Take, now, this opportunity to right the wrongs of the past, and remove for ever the canker of terror and outrage.
Maitreya watches from the wings awaiting the moment to emerge. His great heart releases the love which comforts and protects all who can respond; His uplifted hand blesses all who come near. Take this, His love, and turn the tide of hate.
[This article from Share International magazine,
November 2001, is by a senior member of the Hierarchy of Masters of Wisdom. His name,
well-known in esoteric circles, is not yet being revealed. Benjamin Creme, a principal
spokesman about the emergence of Maitreya, is in constant telepathic contact with this Master
who dictated his article to him.]