Maitreya has been expected as the coming teacher for generations by all the major religions, but under different names. Christians know him as the Christ, Jews await him as the Messiah, Hindus look for the coming of Krishna, while Buddhists expect him as Maitreya Buddha, and Muslims anticipate the Imam Mahdi or Messiah. Although the names are different, they all refer to the same individual: the World Teacher, whose personal name is Maitreya.
Maitreya is the Teacher for all humanity — for those of all religious traditions, as well as those of no particular faith. He does not come as a religious leader but as an educator in the broadest sense. Maitreya is here to advise, guide and teach.
Maitreya has not come alone, but with a group — the Masters of Wisdom — who have long worked from behind the scenes as the inspirers, teachers and guides of humanity. Like Maitreya, as perfected beings, they have qualities and attributes we can only imagine. They are returning to the everyday world to help us solve our most critical global problems. This group includes the Master known as Jesus of Nazareth.
Maitreya and Jesus are not one and the same person, but they work very closely together with the divine Plan of Evolution for humanity, as they have done for more than 2000 years.
(For more detail, please see: Who are the Masters of Wisdom)
Maitreya will inspire us to create a new civilization based on sharing and justice, freedom and peace, so that all may have the basic necessities of life in a world free from want and war. He and the Masters are here to show us the way forward, but they can only guide — we ourselves must act to save our world.
Maitreya is a modern man, concerned with the world’s most pressing problems. While he looks like any one of us and sees himself as one of us, he also has extraordinary, divine capacities. His divinity expresses at a level that enables him to reach deep into the hearts of all humanity. He is omniscient and omnipresent and yet he has a physical presence in London.
Maitreya has been based in the Asian community of London since July 1977. Up to today, he has been living incognito, but has gradually been emerging into full public view. While he has not yet officially announced his presence, he has made hundreds of miraculous appearances to groups of people worldwide. See also: Maitreya’s emergence
Maitreya is not here to start a new religion or to establish a following. He says that each human being should respect their own religious tradition, and continue to develop within it. He is here to teach the art of Self-realization, which is neither an ideology nor a religion. “The Self alone matters,” Maitreya teaches. “You are that Self, an immortal Being.”
Maitreya’s first aim will be to show that humanity is one: wherever we live, whatever our ethnicity, background or religious belief, the needs of all are the same. He will emphasize the necessity for sharing the resources of the planet as the number one priority.
Only Maitreya knows the precise moment when he will be able to make his presence known to the world. Before Maitreya can publicly come forward, a sufficient measure of peace must be restored in the world. When humanity has begun to put its house in order he will gradually make himself known to the world and give his counsel. Today’s catastrophes, such as the climate crisis and the corona virus pandemic, provide tremendous opportunity for change for a better world, and demonstrate that that change needs to happen on a coordinated global scale.