For four decades, at his public lectures and in Share International magazine, Benjamin Creme gave answers to a multitude of questions from audiences and readers. These reveal remarkable insights into the problems facing humanity and the often simple solutions to those problems. Here you will find questions and answers on a wide range of topics.
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How shall we recognize him? How shall we be sure that the one we see is indeed the Christ? There are many men in the world today who are giving very sound instruction, very beautiful teachings, and some of them are claimed to be the Christ by their followers. We know there are, today, many people who claim to be the Christ or Maitreya; and we know, too, that there is a prophecy which says that before the Christ comes there will be many false Christs, false teachings about the Christ, and that: “if someone points to a man and says, ‘that is the Christ, lo, here! or lo, there!’ do not believe him.”
No one will point to the true Christ and say: “That is the Christ.” The recognition of the Christ is up to each one of us, individually. The Christ is the Embodiment of the energy we call the Christ Consciousness or Christ Principle, the energy of the Cosmic Christ. It is released into the world for us by Maitreya, the Christ, and to the degree that it manifests in us, we will recognize him.
He will show that our political and economic life has to make a complete change of direction and become the spiritual activity which essentially it is; that our educational systems, our science and culture, should, again, take on a new, spiritual, connotation. He will speak across the whole range of human activity, and it will be by the breadth of his teaching, the universality of his viewpoint, that we may recognize him; by his tremendous spiritual potency, his extraordinary aura of purity, sanctity; by his obvious love and capacity to serve; by all of these we may recognize him.
Many people will follow the Christ without recognizing him, without even knowing he is in the world. But they will follow that man because they believe in what he is saying, in what he stands for: sharing and brotherhood, justice and freedom for all mankind. He will be the spokesman for a certain type of group thinking along these lines. Not the Preacher of old. He has said that many will be perhaps surprised at his appearance. He comes, not as the Head of the Christian, or any other church, for that matter. It may be that the orthodox Christian leaders will be among the last to recognize the Christ. He is not the one and only Son of God, but the friend and Elder Brother of Humanity.
The radio and television networks of the world will be linked up, and he will make his appeal, his call, to mankind. By mentally overshadowing all mankind simultaneously, he will come into telepathic rapport with all humanity everywhere, and we shall hear his words silently entering our minds, in our own language. We in the United Kingdom shall hear him in English, the French in French, the Russians in Russian, and so on. It is in this way that we shall know that he is truly the Christ. Thus will be repeated, only now on a world scale, what happened at Pentecost; and in celebration of this event, Pentecost will become one of the major festivals of the new world religion which the Christ will eventually inaugurate. Our response to his call will determine the future of the world.
His teaching will be released in phases, each phase being relevant to the needs of humanity at each stage over the next 2,350 years or so. In the first place, we will find that he will lay the emphasis on the oneness of humanity, on the fact of the human soul, and on the need for sharing and right relationships. He will teach, again, the Law of Cause and Effect and its relation to the Law of Rebirth, showing the need for harmlessness in all relationships. When these ideas have permeated society and brought about the changes in our political, economic and social structures, he will set about the inauguration of the new world religion, bringing together the approaches to God of the East and the West, God immanent and God transcendent. He will teach the Mysteries of the Path of Initiation, the scientific path to God. Initiation will be central to the new world religion. Above all, he will reveal a new aspect of God. This is the New Revelation which he brings.
In the first place, he will be concerned with inspiring humanity to create the conditions in which world peace can be guaranteed. He will show that this requires, above all, the acceptance of the principle of sharing. This will insure a harmonizing of the imbalance caused today by the tremendous discrepancies in the living standards of the developed and the developing nations. His immediate proposal will be to launch a crash programme of aid to save the starving millions in the Third World. Then, over the next few years, the restructuring of society along more just lines will gradually form the basis for a new civilization. He will inspire humanity to create the new world. His initial task is really one of reconstruction.
It is very difficult to crucify someone whom you cannot see, and Maitreya can appear and disappear at will. You could fire a cannon at him, an 18-inch shell, and it would just bounce off him and fall to the ground. He created his own body, and if you can create your own body you can keep it intact. He is inviolable.
Yes. The whole of the Age of Aquarius (the next 2,350 years).
The outstanding quality of the energy of Aquarius is synthesis, hence the result of its action will be a blending and fusing of the present divided and separative humanity into a whole. A new sense of oneness (with all creation) will replace the present sense of separation. In the social and political sphere this will demonstrate as brotherhood, justice and sharing. The present fear and confusion will give way to a new freedom and sense of meaning and purpose in life. It will be an age in which humanity ― for the first time as a whole ― realizes and manifests its inherent divinity. Cooperation will replace competition; tolerance and goodwill will supersede division and hate.
The answer, of course, is that we can’t be sure. But it’s up to us to make sure he is not rejected. His is the task to lead and guide, but we willingly must follow. Otherwise he can do nothing. His hands are tied by Law. The decision rests with humanity. The decision is ours, but as I explained, we have no alternative but to go forward through sharing and cooperation, and this is what the Christ will teach. Humanity is now absolutely up against it. It is in an impasse and there is no way out; it is staring mankind in the face. So much so, that all the uneducated and most of the educated peoples of the world are now terrified of the future. They see ahead of them nothing but destruction of one kind or another: destruction through pollution, ecological destruction; through famine; destruction through over-population; through nuclear war; or a combination of all of them.
There is no way out at all. The Christ comes with a set of proposals which entail a complete redirection of human thinking and feeling. If we follow these, we go forward. We can reject them. It’s up to us. He said recently: “Many will accept me, but not all. Nevertheless, my Army of Light will surely triumph.”
And a long time ago, he said: “The end is known from the beginning,” and you can assume that, though one cannot say (I cannot say, with any authority), “Yes, he will not be rejected, this time. He will be accepted by mankind,” I know that he has come at the earliest possible moment ― but not too soon. There has been preparation going on for many years. The externalization of the Hierarchy actually started as far back as 1860. Certain disciples came in, such as H.P. Blavatsky and others, who have been releasing to the world the New Age teachings. I don’t mean just the occult teaching. I mean new ideas of philosophy, of politics, of economics, etc. Mankind is now adult, and is prepared in an altogether different way than before (when Christ came in Palestine). The Piscean experience, the spread of education throughout the world, modern communications, have made it possible for a Teacher to come and speak to a really adult world for the first time. So the hope is ― and I would say the almost certain fact is ― that mankind will not reject him.
Note from Benjamin Creme: In many of the Messages, since the above answer was given, Maitreya himself makes it clear that he is in no doubt about man’s response. In Message no. 11, he says: “My heart tells me your answer, your choice, and is glad.” In Message no. 65, he is explicit: “Therefore, my friends, have no fear that mankind will reject me, my plans are safe in your hands.” In Message no. 77: “I know that within men sits a divine Being, whose Plan it is that love and justice should triumph. This being so, the end is assured.” In Message no. 78: “But, my friends, I know beforehand your answer and choice. Through your love ― the love in your heart for your brothers ― have no fear, my dear ones, you will choose correctly.”
Yes, he will become a known spokesman; both the stimulus behind, and the spokesman for, a certain type of group-thinking, concerned with sharing, brotherhood, justice; covering the political, the economic, the social and also the philosophical, religious and scientific fields ― across the whole gamut. It is really somebody talking across the whole range of human needs that you should look for. He will be the spokesman for that type of group-thinking, of those who are enunciating the principles which have to govern our life in the new age: Sharing, Justice, Freedom, cooperation, Goodwill. These are the principles which we will come to realize are the principles of Aquarius. In one word you can call it synthesis, universality.
For a number of reasons. One is that many people would not know who Maitreya is. He wishes to be introduced to the world as a man among men, but who has ideas which, so far, most people have not thought about for the reconstruction of the world. In that way he does not make a division between Christians, Buddhists, Moslims and Hindus. If he was introduced as the Christ, say, then Christians would be divided. Some would say “Hallelujah! The Christ is here!” Others would say “He is not the Christ, he is a fake, he is the anti-christ.” Or, if they liked his ideas, they might accept him whoever he was. If they do not like his ideas, which many fundamentalist Christians, in my experience, do not, even without seeing him ― they are convinced already that he must be the anti-christ, they do not like the idea of sharing, they do not seem to like justice and peace in the world ― they will automatically reject him.
Because he has not come down in a cloud into Jerusalem as they expect, they have a prejudice from the start. If he called himself the Christ, there would be this huge division among Christians as to who he was. If he called himself Maitreya then the Buddhists would be divided. (I know dozens of people who call themselves Maitreya. They are no more Maitreya than you or I.) If he comes out as a man among men, people without prejudice can approach what he is saying and respond to it, yea or nay, without being influenced by the idea that he is the Christ, or Maitreya Buddha, or the Imam Mahdi, or the Messiah. These names get in the way of their spontaneous response to the ideas. We have to think the ideas are good ideas; we have to want sharing and justice and peace, and if he is advocating a way towards sharing and justice and peace we would be inclined to say “Good thinking. I would like to talk more with that man, I would like to ask him a few questions.”
Many people, particularly Christians, see him as the head of the Christian Church, but in fact this is not the case; the Master Jesus is the head of the Christian Churches. The World Teacher is the stimulus behind a whole range of activities, not only religion. He is as much the stimulus behind the scientific discoveries and the educational concepts which are today engaging men’s minds as he is with religious matters. He will eventually inaugurate the new world religion which will engage a large part of his energy, but he is the recipient and transmitter of a great rainbow of energies from various sources which stimulate many different facets of our life.
One of his major tasks will be the synthesizing of humanity through the energy of the Avatar of Synthesis and the energies of Aquarius, and through galvanizing the United Nations Assembly, bringing the world together and filling it with a sense of its wholeness. That is a great and continuing task, which will be spread over a good many years. When we have really set the world to rights he will begin to inaugurate the new world religion.
 Almost weekly, Maitreya appears miraculously ‘out of the blue’ at fundamentalist, orthodox religious meetings around the world, always in a form that the group can recognize — if they are Hindus, as the people’s idea of what Krishna will look like; if Jews, as their idea of the Messiah; if they are Muslims, as their idea of the Prophet, the Imam Mahdi or the Messiah; if Buddhists, their idea of Maitreya Buddha. He can change his appearance at will. He can be old or young, man or woman, fair or dark.
In this way, everyone can identify with him. He speaks to the gatherings in their own language, and then disappears again. He appeared in this way in June 1988 in Nairobi, Kenya, before 6,000 people who recognized him as the Christ. The event, through photographs, was seen on CNN and BBC television and other world media.
 The people before whom he appears are in every case fundamentalist Christians of one persuasion or another; denominationally they vary tremendously, but the consistent factor is that they are all extremely dogmatic in their beliefs. Maitreya appears to them to ‘soften them up.’ These are the groups from whom, throughout the world, he expects the major opposition and rejection. If he appears as the World Teacher and they are expecting the Teacher in their own terms ― as the Christ, Maitreya Buddha, Krishna, the Imam Mahdi, the Messiah ― with their very fixed views they would be inclined to reject him.
The most important thing is the creation of the healing waters, which is done first. When Maitreya has magnetized the waters, in due course ― it might take a few weeks ― he finds a group of fundamentalists in a town nearby and appears before them. He speaks to them in their own language and many healings take place during the process. He does not say: “I am Maitreya”; “I am the Christ”; or “I am the Imam Mahdi,” he just appears, out of the blue but in a form which they will recognize — as he did in Nairobi in Kenya, on 11 June 1988, an appearance of which we have photographs.
Maitreya leaves it to the groups, in the thoughtform in which he has appeared to them, to recognize him or not. Some of them will say: “Beware, it could be the anti-christ: before the Christ comes, the anti-christ is coming.” That is why they do not speak out, and if they do not speak the media does not speak. Occasionally at these meetings there have been representatives of religious newspapers who do not write about it. Why not? I think they do not know what to do with this information: it is too ‘hot’.
Either they believe it is the Christ or they believe it is the anti-christ; or they are mystified because he has not said who he is. Perhaps 80 per cent of the people believe they had an experience of the Christ, or the Mahdi, or the Messiah ― whomever it happened to be ― and they are perfectly content to accept that and just wait for something more to happen in connection with it. That must do something to their awareness, even if they do not talk about it except among themselves. When eventually they see Maitreya on television they will say: “That’s the one who appeared to us ― perhaps he is all right after all; perhaps he is not the anti-christ.”
The appearance in Nairobi was reported and photographed because the editor of the Swahili edition of the Kenya Times was present and wrote it up. It was picked up by various media and was a two-day wonder around the world. The media in general, as ordinary men and women, are deeply, profoundly sceptical, and professionally, not only sceptical, but cynical in the extreme.
There is not only one ‘false Christ.’ There are several well-known teachers who believe themselves, or are believed by their followers, to be the Christ, and from my personal experience alone I know of scores of deluded people who are convinced that they are the Christ. Discrimination and spiritual recognition are the key. I suggest that on the Day of Declaration, by the overshadowing and telepathic rapport which he will establish with all humanity simultaneously, you will have no doubts about his true status. A tree is known by its fruits and it is by his love, wisdom, spiritual potency and work for humanity that you will recognize Maitreya and know him for what he is.
(1) There are no plans for a one-world government. The UN will become (as it is now to some extent) a debating chamber to air and settle international problems. (2) No other such organization is planned. (3) Maitreya will not ‘head up’ any organization, but will act only in his capacity as World Teacher.
This is a question often put to me by fundamentalist Christians. A tree is known by its fruit, and the Christ must be known by his words, his deeds, and, above all, his energy. If one man could achieve world domination (which, in today’s world, I very much doubt) then it could only be someone of the stature of the Christ. The fundamentalists, of course, are afraid that Maitreya might be the anti-christ, a fallacy with which I have dealt many times, here and elsewhere. On the Day of Declaration, I submit, everyone ― even the fundamentalists ― will know, through the overshadowing of the minds of all humanity ― a Pentecostal experience for all ― that Maitreya is the Christ.
According to the Ageless Wisdom, the anti-christ is not one individual who lives at a certain point in time, but is an energy released before the advent of the Christ. It comes to pave the way for the building forces of the Christ by destroying the old crystallized ways that block new growth for society. While the anti-christ is an energy, it does manifest through individuals and has done so at different times throughout history, most notably through the emperor Nero in Roman times, and more recently through Hitler and some of his closest associates. With the defeat of the Axis powers during World War II, the work of the anti-christ energy was completed for this age and will not manifest again for over 3,000 years.
The anti-christ does exist, not as an individual who comes before the Christ, but as an energy. Fundamentally, the anti-christ is the First, or Will aspect of God, in its destructive form. It is that energy which destroys thus making way for the new energies of the Christ. The anti-christ energy sweeps away the old, outworn forms and prepares the way for the incoming, creative energy.
This destructive force has already worked out through the disasters which have devastated the planet: world wars; the starvation of millions every year; earthquakes and other natural disasters.
None of them. It is not Maitreya’s task to stimulate the destruction of any of the major religions ― quite the contrary. His main work, in the first place, will be to stimulate economic, political, and social change. When he does eventually inaugurate the new world religion based on initiation, its adherents will be drawn, as is already the case, from all religions.
In The Reappearance of the Christ, the Master DK says quite emphatically that he was talking about the Christ’s physical appearance in the world. This, he said, was one of the most important statements in the book. The Christ, he emphasized, will appear in a physical body, visible to all.
This question, I think, arises from the mistaken idea that an Avatar (in this case the Christ) is some kind of abstract Principle which might embody itself in many individuals simultaneously. Many people see the Christ in this sense, separating the man ― Maitreya ― from the Christ Principle which he embodies, and looking for a multiple manifestation of the Christ. The Christ Principle does indeed manifest through millions today, but this is only one of the three ways in which Maitreya promised to appear ― on mental, astral and dense physical levels. My submission is that all three forms of his manifestation have taken place.
Take a look at the world and decide for yourself. How do you think we are doing with the Christ Principle, given the nuclear threats, the starving millions, the thousand million poor? We are indeed fortunate that, for the love of humanity, the man, the Son of Man, has graced us with his presence. Furthermore, the primary reason for his physical return is to lead his group, the Spiritual Hierarchy of Masters, back into the world.
The time for that is not yet. All the Masters take a male body in their last incarnation, and there are definite, energetic reasons why this should be so. A Master is a totally soul-infused personality. There is no such thing as gender ― male or female ― on the soul level. There is only polarity of energy, positive and negative polarities of one energy. The Masters have brought both of these into complete equilibrium, so, in a sense, they are neither men nor women. They take a male body for its energetic qualities. The relationship between spirit and matter on this planet at this time is such that they must anchor powerfully in the world the positive aspect of that energy, as a balance to the negative aspect as it expresses itself in matter. In about 350-400 years time, this will change. It is a gradual process, and that energy relationship between spirit and matter, as we term them, will change sufficiently to allow Masters to take female bodies too, which then they will.
My Master has said: “Verily, verily! Humanity has for long suffered from the disease of speculation.” The symptoms of this disease are world poverty, crime, drug abuse, violence and war. The basic cause is age-old human greed based on separation and fear. Under the leadership of the Christ, the Lord Maitreya, the Masters will help humanity to see this and evoke from them a greater sense of their interdependence. The very presence of Maitreya, known to all, will go far to make this transformation possible. When humanity gains that sense of interdependence it will lose its fear and thus its greed. Naturally this will not take place overnight but nor will it be too long delayed. The economic collapse and the transformation which will ensue will prove a potent teacher. The relative strictures of a transformed economy will bring to humanity a new sense of reality, and in this way the changes will be logical and acceptable.
No. Both capitalism and communism are man-made, but in response to ideas sent into the mind-belt by Hierarchy. There are no plans to ‘unite’ these two systems. The key to their eventual correct relationship lies in the acceptance of the principle of sharing.
First of all, I am sure it is not the aim of communism that “we all become equally poor” but simply equal. Whether that equality is always achieved is another matter, but surely social justice is a laudable aim, and if it were allied with individual freedom I think few in the West could quarrel with it. It would seem that Mr Gorbachev has set in motion precisely such a move towards greater individual freedom.
To my mind, the need for sharing is self-evident: there are so many people in the world, around six billion, with varied requirements depending on the size of their nation and self-sufficiency. These nations grow or produce so much food, raw materials, energy, technology, often far greater than their individual needs, and seek to sell their surplus (there is an estimated ten per cent surplus of food in the world).
Many of the poorer (usually ex-colonial) nations are far from being self-supporting and often cannot produce even enough food for their people who, as a consequence, become the starving millions of the world.
Is it not simple common sense ― not to mention simple Christian (or Buddhist or Jewish) compassion ― for the rich nations to share surpluses with the poor nations and so prevent the misery ― and the crime ― of starvation in the midst of plenty?
The Christ says, in Message No. 82: “When you share, you recognize God in your brother.” and in Message No. 52: “Take your brother’s need as the measure for your action, and solve the problems of the world. There is no other course.” He should know.
True happiness lies not in democracy or communism, but in an awareness that is free of any ideology.
Yes, indeed. Absolutely. It is not primarily as a religious leader that he is coming. You may look for him rather as an educator in the widest sense of the word, advocating changes in our political, economic and social life. All of these are fundamentally spiritual. Spirituality does not refer to religious matters only. Everything that lifts men above their present level, whether on the physical, emotional, mental or intuitional level, is spiritual. We must broaden our concept of what is spiritual in order to recognize the Christ.
He comes to show that the spiritual life can be lived in every department of human living ― not alone in the religious field; that the scientific path to God, about which he will teach, is wide enough and varied enough to accommodate all men. Everyone, in the future, will come to realize the spiritual basis of life, and will seek to give it expression in his work. And whereas today only the seer or the mystic knows the true meaning of reality, this will be the experience of all men, whatever their way. Not all men are religious; religion is a way, a specific way.
The Christ will show that all of us can come to an awareness of the ways of God. He will show the path to that, the scientific path, the path of initiation; and under the guidance and stimulus of the Christ and his disciples we shall know God ― truly know and see God, in this coming age. Large numbers of humanity will stand before the Hierophant, the Lord of the World Himself, and in doing so will see the Face of the Father, the Face of God. This is an occult fact and is the promise given by the Christ to the world. This will be his main function in the coming age, to lead humanity into the Spiritual Kingdom, the Kingdom of Souls, or the Kingdom of God ― which already exists, and has always existed, as the Masters and initiates of the Hierarchy. Under the guidance of the Christ all of us will enter that Kingdom. This is his mission, to establish the Kingdom of God, outwardly, in the world. He will fulfill that mission if we respond to the need of the time, which is the transformation of society along more spiritual and just lines.
The disciple Jesus, who is now the Master Jesus, was born in Palestine as a third degree initiate. The five major Initiations which take one to Liberation have their symbolic enactment in the life of Jesus. That is what the Gospel story is really about. It is a very ancient story and has been presented to mankind again and again, in different forms, long before the time of Jesus.
He was, and still is, a disciple of the Christ and made the great sacrifice of giving up his body for the use of the Christ. By the occult process of overshadowing, the Christ, Maitreya, took over and worked through the body of Jesus from the Baptism onwards.
In his next incarnation, as Apollonius of Tyana, Jesus became a Master. He lives now in a Syrian body which is some 600 years old, and has his base in Rome. He has, in the last 2,000 years, worked in the closest relation to the Christ, saving his time and energy where possible, and has special work to do with the Christian Churches. He is one of the Masters who will very shortly return to outer work in the world, taking over the throne of St Peter, in Rome. He will seek to transform the Christian Churches, in so far as they are flexible enough to respond correctly to the new reality which the return of the Christ and the Masters will create.
I am afraid that the Churches have gone very far away from the religion which the Christ inaugurated; which is to do with sharing, with love, with brotherhood and right relationship. But this monolithic institution has grown up in the name of that simple man and transformed his simple teaching into … well, you know what it has taught.
The Christ is a planetary avatar, Sai Baba is a cosmic avatar. He is a Spiritual Regent, sent into the world by the Lord of the World, Sanat Kumara, on Shamballa. A regent ‘stands in’ for the king. Similarly, a Spiritual Regent ‘stands in’ for God, for the Logos, Whose reflection Sanat Kumara is. Sai Baba embodies the energy of Love at a cosmic level (the Christ embodies this energy at the planetary level) and his work, in part, is to prepare humanity for the work of the Christ.
By awakening the love principle in humanity, Sai Baba will prepare people for the initiatory work of the Christ. As the Hierophant, the Initiator, at the first two planetary initiations, the Christ will lead humanity gradually out of the strictly human kingdom into the Hierarchy, the Kingdom of Souls, or the Kingdom of God. That is his major work in the coming age of Aquarius. These two Great Ones work together in daily contact, complete harmony and shared purpose in the evolution of mankind.
The Buddha no longer retains a physical vehicle, but dwells on the highest centre of our planet, Shamballa, which is in matter of the two highest ethers in the Gobi desert. He acts as the ‘Divine Intermediary’ between Shamballa and Hierarchy, bringing the Plan from Shamballa to the three Great Lords of Hierarchy (the Christ, Manu, and Lord of Civilization) Who approximate it to the possible and work it out through humanity. He is the brother of Maitreya. They were among the first group of Earth humanity to ‘achieve,’ that is, take initiation, way back in early Atlantean times. They have been at the forefront of humanity ever since. The Buddha is deeply engaged in the process of Maitreya’s mission as World Teacher.
The Christ does indeed bring the Power or Will aspect of God into the world. In the last two thousand years since his advent in Palestine through Jesus, he has become the Embodiment of the Will, as well as the Love and Light, of God. Through his advocacy, humanity’s little separate self-will will come into correct alignment with the Will of God for the first time. As far as the individual disciple is concerned, this Will aspect only makes itself felt around the time of the third initiation. Its energy comes from the monad or divine spark, whereas the energies of Love and Light come from the soul. To the purist, of course, all three aspects come from the monad, but at-one-ment with the soul brings in Light and Love alone. Quite apart from this, of course, there will be many further Avatars in humanity’s long evolution to perfection.
When he came before in Palestine, the Christ found that there were not enough servers, disciples, in the world through whom he could work, who could have prepared the way for him, and through whom he could construct the new civilization of the time. Also, he had not yet that deeper relationship and at-one-ment with the Will aspect of God (which in the last two thousand years he has achieved) necessary for him to complete his task. He is now an Embodiment of the Will as well as the Love aspect of God.
In 1922, therefore, he inaugurated the New Group of World Servers, which is the most important group existing in the world, although it has no outer form or organization. Each member of it is related subjectively (i.e. on the inner, soul level) to Hierarchy; they know and understand the Plan and their part in it. On the outer plane there are two groups: one large group, unaware of their subjective link with Hierarchy and working only under impression from the Masters; the other, a small inner nucleus which works consciously on the outer plane under the direct supervision of the Masters.
Made up of men and women at all levels of society, the New Group of World Servers has members in every country in the world, without exception. Since 1922, apart from the war years, they have been active in placing before humanity the very principles which will govern our lives in the future ― principles of right relationship, sharing and justice. They are to be found in the educational, political, economic and scientific fields. They are the forerunners of the Christ, the vanguard, sent ahead to prepare the way. From their understanding of the Plan, from their altruistic love of humanity, from their desire to serve, they are the guarantee of the correct working out of the Plan of the Hierarchy of which they are also a part. So in this way, the work of Hierarchy does not infringe human free will. The New Group of World Servers forms a bridging group between humanity and Hierarchy. It is several million strong today.
It is always the energy and blessing of Maitreya which consecrates the Host at this ritual. This is the most valid and authentic part of the Christian Church service. Of course, the wafer and the wine are not turned into the ‘body and blood’ of the Christ. This is a symbolic act in memory of him. The energy transmission, however, is indeed real.
It is impossible to read the Messages from Maitreya, especially aloud, without invoking his energy. That is one reason why they were given. The first part of the question is more difficult to answer ― it really is a matter of experience and discrimination. It is usually more correct to assume that the energy is from one’s soul.
Yes, most certainly. One example is a famous statue in wood in the Koryuji Temple in Kyoto, Japan, dating from the sixth and seventh centuries. For centuries it has been known as ‘the statue of the golden light’ because of the radiance which is sometimes seen to emanate from it.
It depends on what is meant by ‘make contact.’ If it means can ‘ordinary’ people receive communications, messages, enlightenment, guidance, from Maitreya, then the answer is no. He does not make that kind of contact. I know that many people claim such contact ― and often send me the results ― but my information is that these claims are mistaken, and the nature of the received material bears this out. If it means can people invoke his energy, his love, then the answer is, assuredly, yes. He himself has said: “My help is yours to command. You have only to ask.” (Message no. 49)
Yes, he frequently uses this form of contact.
The Christ was called, by both Gautama Buddha and St Paul, “the Teacher alike of angels and of men,” and that is precisely what he is. He is as much a teacher for the devas as he is for the human evolution. As the Master DK has shown (in the books of Alice A. Bailey), he will bring ― in fact, has brought ― into the world, certain great devas who will work closely with humanity and teach us many aspects of the art of living.
(1) Maitreya is totally perfected in a planetary sense. Even in a systemic sense he is without that sense of separation which we call sin. (2) No. He is a resurrected and ascended Master. In his present manifestation in the modern world (London), he is in a self-created body ― a mayavirupa.
Maitreya has lived in his retreat high in the Himalayas (at about l7,500 feet) for the last 2,000 years in a ‘body of light,’ that is, the resurrected and ascended body of a perfected Master of high degree. That body is now ‘at rest,’ as he has termed it ― a state of suspended animation. The body in which he now lives and works in London is self-created especially for this mission and will remain as it is today for the next 2,500 years.
The Christ is not formless but, of course, the energy he embodies, the Love energy, the energy which we call the Christ Principle, is formless. His consciousness is centered in the mayavirupa (self-created body). He meditates and lives and works as a normal man, in the mayavirupa, which is a completely real body.
Mainly, be present. One could give a lecture on the Christ’s plans, teachings and work in the coming time to inspire humanity into making a change of direction, but the great difference this time is the fact that he has promised to stay with us to the end of the Aquarian Age, i.e. approximately 2,500 years. No theologians or priests will be necessary, therefore, to interpret (or misinterpret) his teachings.
There will not be an official ‘mouthpiece’, an official magazine, or whatever, for Maitreya. As he is an advisor, a teacher, he will appear often (I do not know how regularly) on radio and TV; he will be quoted in newspapers and so on. His teaching will be mainly through television and radio. This is the revelatory phase, prophesied by the Master DK through Alice Bailey to begin after 1975.
Some will and some will not. Certain Masters have been designated for particular posts in specific centres — the five major spiritual centres and two minor ones. However, the Christ will make a journey — I do not know how soon after the Day of Declaration — to all countries of the world, so that all of us will have the opportunity to see him more personally.
The sheer logistics, the technical problems, make that a difficult question to answer. I would think that his tours would be similar to those of the Pope but, naturally, on a far larger scale. The Pope attracts mainly Roman Catholics and other interested people, but the Christ will attract the attention of millions, even billions, of people of all faiths and of no religious background at all. I am sure he will attempt to make himself even more accessible than the Pope does today. One difference will be that with Maitreya there is no danger of assassination. He is and will be invulnerable. That is one danger and worry which will not engage the minds of the governments whose work it will probably be to organize his tours. For him personally it will be a gigantic task.
No doubt his functions will differ from country to country, and he will go with that purpose in mind. I think he will try to use his good offices in whatever capacity they can best be used. He is here to serve the world, and I think it is in that light that he will present himself to the world. He will not present himself as knowing everything and come to do everything for us, but if people and governments ask his advice or ask for his judgement — his sometimes “Solomon's” judgement — in decisions, for instance, in the Middle East, he will certainly give his guidance and help. Despite the fact that these situations seem insoluble, it may be that people will accept from Maitreya advice and suggestions that they would never accept from lesser beings.
Yes. Not only Maitreya but the Masters, too, will elucidate the inner destiny of the various nations. Each nation has some unique contribution to make to a civilization, while some nations, because of their rays (each nation has a soul ray and a personality ray), their size, whether male or female, have often a decisive role to play. Each nation has an occult purpose and ‘motto’ or role in the unfolding evolution of the race.
Some undoubtedly will, while some may be slower to accept his counsel. I am thinking of countries like Russia and China, which have no religious means by which to approach him. The peoples of these countries, however — like the people elsewhere in the world — will force their leaders to implement the principle of sharing. In a very real sense, despite their lack of personal freedom, these countries are already nearer to the implementation of sharing and justice than are the Western democracies.
No. In a sense, he will not have any ‘headquarters’. His residence in London now is, I believe, a temporary measure. His journey around the world should take several years ― two or three years, at least. Then he will go, from time to time, to any other particular country or countries where the need for him is the greatest, where he can be of most use, can best serve at that time.
The aim of Transmission Meditation is service, not upliftment. I do not know the questioner but nevertheless I would suggest that the ‘upliftment’ experienced during ‘daily contemplations’ is the result of his/her astral aspiration, probably with some degree of heart input. Transmission Meditation is a scientific process by which the energies of Hierarchy are transformed — stepped down — and made generally available to humanity. It works on mental levels and does not involve ‘experiences’, uplifting or otherwise. However, perhaps because they are somewhat more astrally polarized, many people do claim to find Transmission Meditation very ‘uplifting’ and rewarding. (1) No, not at all. (2) My advice would be to continue – without looking for ‘experiences’.
Only by practice. It is really a process of self-selection. You go to a Transmission group or form a group, and do it a few times and either you are attracted by it and find it useful, satisfying and really rather pleasurable, or you find it such a terrible bore that you never go back. There is no glamour, there is nothing to talk about, there are no stories, no gurus, no devotion. It is a purely objective, scientific process; it is work, a job. You can do it in any degree of intensity — up to three times a week, for three or four hours. Of course, not everyone can maintain that intensity or rhythm — and so it tends to be a self-selective process. Those who cannot do it keep away. Those for whom it is natural tend to be the ones who do it.
This is an act of service. It is service given to you ‘on a plate’. Many people today want to serve. People say: “I long to serve but I don’t know how to begin.” Well, there is a world to save. There are millions of people starving in the world. There are countless millions who are poverty-stricken, and so on. There is a whole world to change and save and transform. So you do not have to go further than next door to serve. You do not have to go further than your Transmission room to serve. It is service given to you; the simplest, easiest form of service that exists. I can vouch for its effectiveness and its simplicity, but it is not for everyone, because some people want more. They want to have something to talk about: “Where am I? Who am I? Does my guru love me, does he not love me? Is he a higher or a lower guru? Is he bigger or lesser than so-and-so? Did you get that marvelous feeling when he looked at you?” and so on. There is none of that in Transmission work — it is a pure act of service to the world, and so it tends to be self-selecting.
Transmission Meditation will not interfere or work against any other spiritual practice you may do. On the contrary, it will enhance the value of every practice. However, they should not be done at the same time.
Then you will have Transmission Meditation with two people. It is possible to do Transmission by yourself also. But, of course, only so much energy can be placed through one person, or through two people. Being a triangle potentizes the energies out of all recognition.
You may mentally link up with other groups which are meeting at the same time. There are Transmission groups now over much of the world. Transmission is fundamentally taking place on the soul level.
Sooner or later we have to come into a state of alignment between the physical brain and the soul. That is what meditation does. By meditation you gradually build a channel called the “antahkarana”, which is a channel of light from the physical plane up to the soul. Simultaneously, the soul is building the same bridge down toward the physical. This channel, when formed, provides a link between the soul and its vehicle, and vice versa. This is the process whereby the man or woman gradually becomes at-one with the soul. The soul ‘grips’ the vehicle and reflects itself through it. By the use of the mantram OM and the holding of the attention at the ajna centre between the eyebrows, an alignment is created between the brain and soul.
Very important. It is the alignment between the brain and the soul which allows the Masters, working from the soul level, to channel the energies through the groups.
No. The breathing should be natural, light, high in the chest and silent. With experience you will find that the breathing becomes so light it practically stops for quite long periods. These are often ended with a sudden, strong ‘gasp’ of air intake.
If you are aligned, yes. The Transmission comes mainly from the Buddhic level. It is stepped down for us by the Masters and we step it down further. Alignment is necessary to transmit it.
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 caused by our misuse of its resources. 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 of primal forest the size of Belgium 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 international.
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 the head of a large group of perfected men, the Masters of Wisdom. As humanity starts to take 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.
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 new civilization.
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.
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.
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, a 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 on the planet in which the Love of God is expressed and that exemplifies Their approach to us. It is unconditional.
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 will be.
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!)
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.
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 the 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 words.
It will be a spiritual experience, but always at the level of each individual. 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.
No, but Maitreya has continued to make individual contact with many leaders in every branch of human activity.
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 an account of the return of the Christ, coming on a cloud in the last days of the world, the ‘end times’. 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’ have nothing to do with the end of the world but refer to 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 yet, but for the creation of a new civilization 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 Great Plan.
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.
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.
[Note: this question and answer was published in the April 2006 issue of Share International magazine, several years prior to Maitreya’s first TV interview. In January 2010, Benjamin Creme announced that Maitreya had recently given that first interview (although not announced as Maitreya) on a major US network. By the end of that year, Maitreya had given more than two dozen such interviews, and in the years following He proceeded to appear on TV in other countries — in South America, in Russia and in Asia. See also: Maitreya’s TV interviews (video)]
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.
In the second of the Agni Yoga books, Leaves of Morya’s Garden Book Two, published in 1925, Maitreya said [paraphrased]: “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 [April 2006], there are 1.8 billion people He can call on — more than enough.
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.
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.
Questioner: I trust myself!
Trust yourself? All right, change the world, make everyone happy tomorrow! You can’t do it. You have to trust the World Teacher to help us, because He is so wise, the Lord of Love, embodying the Love of God. If you can’t trust Him to know the best time, who else can you trust? Trust and relax and don’t be so impatient.
About three months.
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.
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.
All the Masters of Wisdom are direct disciples of Maitreya. Benjamin Creme is a disciple of one of these disciples.
Not at all. The very opposite. But they will be new, they will be rejuvenated and purified. All the ancient dogmas and doctrines will be removed from religion. They will have a new life and a new vigor, a new purity and reality for people. And they will continue to evolve.
But gradually out of the various religions people will be drawn into a new approach to divinity. One cannot call it a new religion because it is not based on faith. It isn’t based on belief. It is the science of evolution, by which means, those who are interested enough in the science underlying the evolutionary process will gradually come, through Maitreya, to an understanding that what we call divinity is beyond us — up there, in the sky, in the universe, all around us — in fact, nowhere you could look where there is no divinity. That’s all there is — that divinity. But, through Maitreya, many people drawn from the various religions will come together and find a new approach to divinity: the realization that that divinity and the divinity in each one of us are one and the same. There is no separation or difference between our innate divinity and what we call God, up and beyond ourselves. So if you want to call that a religion, then that is the religion of the coming time.
But for a long time ahead the various religions will continue in their purified state. The Master Jesus, for example, is the head of the Christian groups wherever they are found. His work is to rid these various groups of the man-made doctrines and dogmas which today govern so much of the Christian religion.
In fact, neither. The soul prepares the vehicle for the body of the baby. The soul sets it down in etheric physical matter which gradually comes down into solid physical matter. And around about the fourth week the soul vivifies that matter when the future baby is about four to five weeks old.
Because the Masters cannot stop it. They are not allowed to stop it. We are allowed to stop it. We could stop it tomorrow. We could distribute the resources of the world so that the day after none need die. Yet millions of people starve to death. But it’s not the Masters’ responsibility. It’s our responsibility.
There is a great Law called Free will. The Law governing our free will does not allow the Masters to do for us what we should be doing for ourselves. We would never grow. We would never evolve. We would never become Masters. We would never achieve the evolution that is our destiny in this world if the Masters did everything for us. We have to recognize that it is our responsibility.
It is a terrible crime that people are dying. People say, “Why does God allow this?” It has nothing to do with God. It has to do with us. We are responsible for each other. That’s why we are here. We are here to look after each other. That’s what families do and the sooner we recognize it, the better off we will be.
So, it’s not up to the Masters. It’s up to each individual to take the responsibility for being human; and to be human is to be divine. They are one and the same. A time is coming when humanity, individually, will recognize that what we call humanity and what we call God are one and the same. There is no division. There is no separation at all. Throughout all of cosmos every particle, every element of life is related to every other particle, so throughout cosmos nothing is separate. That’s the great heresy, the idea that we are separate.
Mainly because I know there exists among us now a group of extraordinary, advanced, illumined, enlightened men, called the Masters of Wisdom, with their Master, the Lord Maitreya, the World Teacher, and they know — they are omniscient — that the hearts of humanity are sound, and that they can respond to the good, the indwelling good of every one of us and that we will respond and make the changes — political, economic and social — which will guarantee that we will not destroy ourselves.
That will be the principle of synthesis. We will learn to synthesise all aspects of our lives and the whole of humanity into one group — the age-old dream of the brotherhood of men will become a reality for the first time, and the main instigating force to bring about this synthesis in the first place, will be the acceptance that we are one, brothers and sisters of one humanity and of the one Divine Source; and therefore the sharing of the resources of the world will become the most natural thing in the world — as we do in the family, share whatever the family has, so the human family will recognize the need to share; that is the first step.
The year 2003 was a particularly difficult one for the world and many people in it, especially for those of a sensitive nature and concern whose response to the events has been fearful and emotional. The result of the stress invoked has been, among natural disasters, a multitude of epidemics of one kind or another — from the SARS outbreak to influenzas and repeating infections. People do not all have the same infection, or infection pattern or rhythm, even if the underlying cause of all is stress.
It is necessary to build up the immune system. Above all, and I recognize that this is easier to say than to do, everyone must become more detached, less emotional and fearful in response to world events, and more certain of the reality of Maitreya’s presence and power. (Share International, January/February 2004)
I’m not sure that Jesus actually said that. He said in John 14:6, “I am the Way, the Truth and the Light. No one comes to the Father except through Me.”
Maitreya is an embodiment of the Christ principle. Overshadowing the disciple Jesus, now the Master Jesus, that Christ principle was then manifested through Jesus. So, when Jesus said that, it is Maitreya who is saying it through Jesus.
What we call the Christ principle is an energy of love, an energy of consciousness per se, which is awakened in the [heart] chakra, the center at the right-hand side of the chest. The Christian Bible says, “The wise man’s heart is on the right side; the foolish man’s heart is on the left.”
On the right side of the chest, you have the spiritual heart center, the seat of the soul in the human body. It’s not in the dense physical; it’s in the etheric physical, which is subtle physical. The dense physical is a precipitation downwards from the etheric. The etheric body is laid down in the womb before it becomes a dense physical manifestation.
When what we call the Christ principle is awakened as a little seed of consciousness, a tiny flame at the right side of the chest in that chakra, you become a wise person. You become the one who knows that the Christ principle dwells within and then you respond to the Christ principle whenever you come upon it. When that energy is awakened, you can respond to a greater degree, with a greater purpose, to that energy.
“I am the Way, the Truth and the Life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.” Except through the manifestation of the Christ principle in the heart on the right-hand side of the chest. When the Christ principle is awakened there, you are re-oriented to the spiritual life in whatever department of that life is served.
Does this mean you become religious? The religious path is only one path among many paths to God. They all lead in the end to the same thing — to one God. There is only one divinity — one God. You are it, we are it, and, in fact, there isn’t anything else but God. That’s all there is.
We think that this physical body is something real. It’s not. It’s relatively real. It’s a vehicle for that divinity but we all share that divinity. There is only one divinity. That’s why Maitreya says, “Do not try to worship Me. If you worship Me, you are trying to lower yourself. I do not want this. I want you to be equal. You are a spark of the Supreme Being. Do not think you are below Me.”
There’s only one level. That’s what the divinity is and the only difference between ourselves and the Masters is that They can demonstrate that divinity.
We go through the process of evolution whereby that divinity becomes more and more able to express itself through the physical plane body. So, every life in evolution — you can backslide — but you’re going forward all the time. Every incarnation allows you the capacity to demonstrate more and more of that divinity until you are what Maitreya would call Self-realized.
He has said, “I have not come to found a new religion”, but to help you continue to evolve in the framework of whatever tradition it is. If you’re Christian, be the best Christian, and if you’re Hindu, be the best Hindu, and so on. “I have come to teach humanity the art of Self-realization.” That’s what we’re here for — to achieve Self- or God-realization. He says, “The Self alone matters.”
“No one comes to the Father except through Me.” No one can realize their own divinity, become Self-realized or God-realized — that’s what coming to the Father is — except through the Christ principle being awakened in the human heart. That’s what Jesus meant.
What happens when you give a talk? When you give a talk obviously the words embody your meanings and ideas, to a greater or lesser extent. And most people think that’s all that happens at a talk. That is an important part of it — but it is by no means all that happens when a person, who with sincerity and knowledge makes known these extraordinarily important revelations, about the existence of Hierarchy and the emergence of Hierarchy into the outer field, into the public arena.
But if you think of these stories of experiences, reported in the letters section in Share International magazine, where people have met or been contacted in some way, been spoken to, or passed in the street, who are later confirmed to have been Maitreya, or the Master Jesus, or another Master, if you think: what is the reason they wrote and sent in [to the magazine] that story? Why that event rather than another event? Even if nothing seems to have happened in the experience (and often it seems so ephemeral, or so little seemed to happen, but it’s written up and confirmed if it is genuine because there was something that passed between the people, from Maitreya or the Master involved to the individual who wrote the story), something happened between them. And that is what happens at a talk. Something passes between them in the experience, and also in a talk.
The most important thing that people take with them to a talk, whether as speaker or as a member of the audience, is their aura. You go to a talk, you’re interested in it but afterwards if asked what it was about you will probably find it difficult to say what it was about, but you will find the ‘feeling’ of it, the aura of the person giving it, the interchange between the speaker and the audience, is probably unforgettable. Everyone is aware of the physical body but very few people are aware of the etheric body and the energies, the forces which flow through the etheric out into the world. That energetic process through the chakras forms the aura of the individual which you take about with you everywhere. That aura will be made up of the etheric physical body, of the astral-emotional body, of the four levels of the mental body and of one or other of the three levels of the soul and, if the person is sufficiently advanced, some aspect of the energy of the Monad, or spirit aspect, may also be involved. Now, when a person gives a talk, all of that is relevant. These forces make their magnetism felt to the audience. People doing Transmission Meditation or working for the Reappearance of the Hierarchy and so on are among the more evolved of humanity; they are those whose aura is becoming more and more magnetic.
When you talk to the public your own aura functions, your own magnetism comes alive. You look at yourself in the mirror and think, “What, me? No, I’m too timid.” Well, you feel timid because you’re making yourself timid. People say they can’t do it, they think they can’t give a talk, they say they’re too shy and they leave to it some one or two others to give the talks. On the whole, people don’t give the talks they could easily do. But people become gradually more and more confident as they do it. Confidence grows and you find it easier and easier. It isn’t only a question of overcoming your own glamour; it is also seeing the end ‘product’. It is seeing that it is something outside of yourself — the work, the Plan, the cause you’re working for, and not yourself. If you identify with yourself whatever you’re doing (taking books to a bookstore, for example) you will think you are selling yourself. But if you take the focus away from yourself to the work, and simply relate what you’re doing to the Plan, or the cause, then you find you can do anything.
You have to be detached, even about Maitreya. I’m not allowed to go and see Maitreya, even if I know where He is — which I do. I never go near Him. Even if I know He is at a meeting I would never go to that meeting. It’s not necessary to shake the hand of someone who is real. Either He is real for you, in the heart, or He isn’t. And if He is in your heart you don’t need to see Him or shake His hand.
The Masters always say “soon”, because from Their point of view it is soon, it is very, very soon. For Them 10 or 20 years is ‘soon’; for Them it’s like two weeks of our time. If the Masters said “It may happen in about 20 years” nobody would do anything. When I was informed in 1959 by Maitreya that He was coming very soon, “sooner than anybody thought possible”, He said it would be in about 20 years. Actually, in the event it was 18 years . I thought “Twenty years! No hurry!” Twenty years to me then was a tremendously long time ahead. So I did nothing. It wasn’t until my Master ‘pushed’ me to get out and speak that I did anything about it. I had no sense of urgency. One of the problems for certain esoteric groups is that they have no sense of urgency.
The aim of Maitreya is to bring humanity to God, in terms of recognizing the divine in yourself, in ourselves, and expressing it. That means living as if you are that God. That does not involve joining a religion and becoming a nun or a monk, but it does involve acting in relationship to everyone you are in contact with as if they are oneself. To do this we must live in peace, without fighting and competing. Competition must be banished from our ideas of living together. Every single person is a potential God and every individual has his or her own rhythm of growth — some faster, some slower, some develop along one line, while others may develop differently. And in this way all aspects of life are covered.
One of the major problems a number of developed countries face is that of immigration — the arrival of immigrants. The USA and some European Union countries have put up huge barriers, walls around their countries, along the borders. And what they are saying really is, “They aren’t allowed to come here. We don’t want them. They come here and take our jobs. They’re a nuisance and there are too many of them. Our country isn’t big enough for thousands of immigrants to come in.” In the meantime, more and more refugees and immigrants keep coming, looking for work. They come from the developing world, where they haven’t got work, to the developed countries, hoping that they will find work, either legally, or if not, then illegally. Britain is the centre of the British Commonwealth of nations as a consequence of being an empire in the past. At one time, anyone from one of the Commonwealth countries was allowed to come to Britain; it was more or less as if you were British. Now, it is made difficult and people from those countries are made to wait for years. And there’s a huge wall or obstacles between you and those wanting to come in.
But all countries which have had wave after wave of immigrants over the centuries coming into their societies have been enriched by them. The immigrants have brought a different quality to the local life — different cuisine, different ways of thinking, different religions; different in many ways we wouldn’t expect. They have enriched the quality of our lives. And in terms of America, the immigrants have made modern America.
Maitreya’s work is to inspire humanity to see this, to see and accept that we are One and that we should aim at living in the one world as one group, called mankind. He has to teach humanity how to live and we have to respond. We have to see it as necessary as if we had thought of it ourselves. Maitreya has the task of advising humanity but we have the task of seeing the reality of what He says and that it is not just another idea but an absolutely essential action on our part. And we have to want it. We have to welcome and be glad of it. We need to accept the principle of sharing and put it into practice.
It has not yet reached its end. It will go on and on. It will go up and down. There will be slight improvements, especially in the monetary sense but from the point of view of work and industry there will be such a collapse that it will take years and years to put to rights countries like America and Europe. Jobs are being lost by the hundreds of thousands every week. Think of what it must be like in developing countries. (Share International, September 2009)
We all think we have an open mind but in reality we have nothing of the kind. Almost everything we believe, and everything we think we know and take for granted as our world picture, is really the result of our conditioning from the cradle onwards. When we see something which seems to flow in the opposite direction to what we believe or think is reality we are apt to throw it away. We dismiss it because it interferes with our self-esteem, our security of thought, and so we don’t like it.
It is especially difficult if people come from an orthodox tradition, if they are already in some religious organization — a tradition which seems to run counter to what I’m saying. From my point of view I don’t think that what I say does truly run counter to any religious tradition. It may well seem so. This information is difficult, especially if you are hearing it for the first time. If you are somewhat familiar with the story it begins to make sense. In the first place, it seems either totally wrong or too good to be true.
I should have thought it is obvious. What is obvious is that if what I say is true then this is the most important information that you could ever hear. If it is true it is the very basis of, not only our life now, but our succession of lives from the distant past until today, and on and on into the future. This information, again if it is true, also gives us an understanding of what is happening today; why the things that happen do happen. And how things which are, to many people, horrible or difficult and traumatic can be changed so that we enter a world of peace, justice and happiness for the huge bulk of humanity.
This is yet another of these conspiracy theories that emanate so regularly from the USA. There is no substance in them at all. Relax!
(Share International, November 2009)
On the whole, vaccination has been beneficial in eradicating several severe children’s illnesses. Homoeopathic ‘nosodes’ (vaccines) are available for most of these diseases but until homoeopathy is more widely known and accepted (which is slowly happening) vaccination will remain the ‘normal’ mode. It would be dangerous to “do away with vaccination altogether”.
(Share International, October 2000)
As I keep saying to people, “Hold your attention high.” It does mean simply holding your attention high, but of course it is more than that. It means holding the spiritual tension generated by the activity and action in two directions: practising and spreading of Transmission Meditation around the world and making known the Reappearance of the Christ at this time. This is a considerable achievement in its own right.
More and more people are beginning to understand that what we have been talking about is, from a very practical perspective, what they are concerned about — the world at large, the world that is dealing them very difficult options today, and they do not know what to do.
Our life’s work is not easy, to be sure, but it is circumscribed. As part of humanity, we have to earn a living. We have to find our way through this so-called recession. We have to withstand the pain of the wilderness experience and, like all of humanity, come through it. We have to come through it without being shaken or being beaten by it, with our heads high and our attention even higher, because we are involved in something even greater than we have perhaps until now realized.
(Share International, January 2011)
He will not be known on television as Maitreya [at first]; He will be introduced as an ordinary man when He appears. His ‘voice’ [manner] will be quiet and reasonable; as my Master put it “so that He won’t frighten away the people He’s trying to help.” But gradually He will become more powerful, more emphatic in his statements until we see sense.
He is a man of extraordinary breadth of mind; far above the ordinary breadth of approach; far above what we mean when we think of inclusiveness. It may be that you do not like what He has to say. If you don’t like what I have to say then you won’t like what He says. But He will make you think. His ideas will make you think.
Everyone will have the same opportunity to respond to His ideas and to follow His thoughts. I’ve spoken only about His political, economic, social ideas and concerns — this is the initial focus and approach. This is the most important at the moment because we are going through a spiritual crisis which is focused through the political, economic and environmental fields. And our problems can only be solved in these fields.
The Masters have, through their agencies — disciples of the Masters, men and women of great experience in their own role in economics and administration — worked out over the years a number of interrelated plans, any one of which would solve the redistribution problems of the world. The world’s problem, the economic problem, is really a problem of distribution and redistribution. Nothing else.
The favourite way, and there are many different plans, but the favourite one of the Masters is this — we have not on the whole heard about it, but it would be this. A new United Nations agency would be set up, dealing only with distribution of resources under the jurisdiction of a Master (or at least what’s called a third-degree initiate, a quite evolved individual), to make sure it was done properly, without corruption and so on.
Then each nation would be asked to make an inventory of what it had created and what it had to import. In this way all this information would be fed into computers and the result would be that the world’s cake would be known — the size of the resources of the world and where they lay. [It would be known] which nations were overburdened with this, and under-burdened by that, and so on, and then each nation would be asked to make over in trust for the world as a whole that which it had in excess of its need. So those great nations that had great excess would put more into the common kitty.
As I understand it, for total complete enactment of this process, it would take about three years. So, in three years, the process of sharing the world’s resources could be commonplace.
If the scientists are representing correctly what they are seeing, they are discovering for themselves what has already been discovered by Wilhelm Reich (1897-1957), the well-known psychoanalyst and later scientist, who discovered a primordial energy which he named ‘orgone’. He saw it as an energy which interpenetrated all forms of matter. He experimented with orgone in many ways: in healing and cloud-busting (making rain) where and when needed by very simple means. The US Food and Drug Administration had him arrested and imprisoned for his trouble, and he died in prison.
I believe that the vibration which astronomers have discovered, the ‘orgone’ of Wilhelm Reich, and the higher etheric levels of matter are one and the same. Scientists today recognize matter as being solid, liquid and gaseous but esotericists know that there are four further states of matter above gas known as the 4th, 3rd, 2nd and 1st planes of etheric matter. So instead of three planes, there are actually seven planes of matter. All matter is a precipitation of light; so the field of matter is light precipitated into seven more or less material planes. (Share International, January/February 2009)
The advent of the Christ and the emergence of the Masters of Wisdom will bring an enormous sense of relief, and a reduction of tension in the world. The gain in physical and emotional well-being will be considerable. Much of the physical disease in the world today has a psychic cause: the strains, the tensions and fears inherent in our divided society and world. Given true hope for the future, the general health of humanity will improve.
Quite apart from this, new approaches to discovering the causes of disease will be made. The existence of the etheric planes of matter, i.e. matter finer in substance than gas and normally invisible, has long been postulated, and accepted by esotericists as axiomatic. This is the next area of matter due for investigation by our exoteric scientists. Kirlian photography and the work of Wilhelm Reich have already pointed the way. It will be realized that the health of the physical body depends entirely on the etheric ‘double’ or ‘counterpart-body’. The force centres (or ‘chakras’ as they are called in the East), which focus the etheric flow, have their counterparts on the dense physical plane in the major and minor glands of the endocrine system. We are just beginning to understand how important to our well-being is the correct, interrelated functioning of the endocrine system. This, in turn, is dependent on the proper functioning of the vital etheric body which substands it. (Benjamin Creme, Share International Special Information Issue)
The Masters are the custodians of all the spiritual energies entering the planet. And Their task is to radiate some degree of these energies out into the world in such a way that the Plan of Evolution works out. Everything that humanity does is in response to energy. Generally speaking, we don’t know that, but that’s what happens. If the energy isn’t there then nothing happens. Even just to lift a glass of water takes energy. Everything we do takes energy of one kind or another. We usually think of energy as a physical phenomenon; we think of it in physical terms, such as having enough energy to run. But I’m not talking about that kind of energy. This is about spiritual energy. And that spiritual energy embodies certain great ideas – like love, like unity, illumination, justice, right relationship, will, purpose. These are all ideas which embody certain energies and they become humanity’s ideals; and as we put our ideals into effect we use the energies and so create our culture and our civilization. That’s how culture and civilization grow – in response to the energies embodying the ideals which are a reflection of the ideas which themselves embody the energies in the first place.
The Masters know that, in order to bring out certain aspects of the Plan as They see it, They need to release certain energies which will produce a certain response or result, if we respond. They are experts at it, so in the end we usually respond; possibly not perfectly but to some degree.
Suddenly the Berlin Wall comes down. Why? Because the people of Germany awakened to the pressure of this energy which was saying ‘Freedom! Freedom!’ or ‘Justice!’ and they pulled down the wall. It didn’t happen the day before. It had to wait until there was that intensity of energy and a sufficient number of people responding to it for the event to take place. And that’s how everything happens in the world. These energies reach a certain focus and intensity to which humanity willy-nilly responds — not everybody, but the more advanced and then the less sensitive, and so on. And when a kind of critical mass has been reached, then events happen — humanity acts, governments act. All these different things take energy.
The Masters are seeking all the time to direct, to guide humanity but we have freewill and They always respect that freewill. They never do and never will infringe our freewill. They cannot and will not force humanity to do anything. And so we do many destructive things. The Masters try to guide us not to do certain things — for example: to prevent war, to make war unthinkable — but if humanity thinks war and has the destructive tendency then they make war, despite the work of the Masters to prevent it. We, humanity, create wars, even though behind us stand the Masters doing everything They can to keep us on a peaceful constructive evolutionary path. The Masters know the way; They have been through evolution. They know the path but They can only teach us the way. They can’t do it for us.
Angels exist. They are a quite separate evolution from the human — a kind of parallel evolution to the human. In the East, they are called the Deva Evolution or the Angelic Evolution. They are all the way from the very subhuman elementals on the involutionary arc to great beings — Archangels — far higher than humans, on the evolutionary arc. So, it’s an unbelievably varied evolution all the way down into matter — these elementals are used to upholding the matter of the planet. And on the evolutionary arc, the lower builders as they are called, those who create the trees, the flowers, the vegetation of the planet, who administer the weather of the planet, who look after the springs, the rivers — all of that is the activity, in matter, of these tiny little devic or angelic lives which are subhuman. And in acting in this way they gradually evolve to come near the human evolution.
People today are experiencing angels all over the world, in every country. It becomes a ‘number one’ hot talking point everywhere, from the media to the dining room, and so on. Everybody has now experienced an angel.
These ‘angels’ are not angels, these ‘angels’ are Masters. The Masters act as if They were angels, saving people from all sorts of tragedies; death in a car crash, drowning or falling off a cliff, or whatever. These innumerable instances of being saved by ‘angels’ are, in every case, done by Masters Who show Themselves as ‘angels’. They can change Their appearance at will. People think of angels with big wings and so on; They don’t have big wings, they don’t need wings, it’s a thought-form which humans have about angels. So, the Masters use that thought-form, appear as ‘angels’, and people say, “An angel saved me!” It did — but it was a Master.
Now, angels exist in their own right but they don’t have this contact with humanity which people imagine they do. Not yet; but one day, in the future, there will be a close relationship between the human kingdom and the angelic evolution. They are great healers and have much to confer on humanity in terms of the healing arts.
We do indeed have a guardian angel and people think that when they’re being saved it is their guardian angel — who is their guardian. But it is not like that at all. The guardian angel does not save you from mishap or from a tragic dangerous situation. A guardian angel keeps you on the path of evolution; that’s its role. Where you might stray onto the involutionary path through black magic and evil activity the role of the guardian angel is to keep you on the straight path to God, which is the path of Light, through the evolutionary process and of which the Masters that I’m talking about are the Custodians.
You can’t speak to your guardian angel. People pray to them, but it is the Masters who hear and who respond.
Yes it has extraordinary healing properties, but not in the way you might think. It is a means of invoking the energies of Maitreya. The water Maitreya has magnetized all over the world is magnetized with energy from Aquarius; that energy resides in the water. In the case of the hand it does not. When you place your hand over it, or simply look at it and ask for Maitreya’s healing or blessing or help, that invokes it from Maitreya — according to the karmic law.
It acts as a source of help from Maitreya, depending on the law of karma. If you ask for a bigger car or house, it does not mean He is going to give you a bigger car or house, but if it is within the law of karma your request may be met.
(1) No, it is not coincidence. As with all Masters, Maitreya and my Master share a group consciousness. Maitreya is very aware of Share International. (2) Yes. (3) Until we see His face it is the closest He can come to us.
I don’t think that He makes that distinction. I don’t think He weighs dying and abject destitution. He sees being, He sees the suffering. If you could see into the heart of the Christ, what do you think you would see? When I ask that question, people say a brilliant golden light, heavenly peace and glory and wonderful bliss. Not at all! In the heart of the Christ, if you could see into it, you could not stand it for a split second. It would ravish you. It would be so unbearable; it would drive you mad if you could see into the heart of the Christ today. He is the man of sorrows: His sorrows, our sorrows. There is between Him and us no separation whatsoever. When He looks at humanity, He sees — experiences in His heart, not separate, but He sees our pain, our suffering, our anguish, fear, despair, our pathos, our hatred — all of that is there in the heart of the Christ. That’s what brings Him into the world out of love for humanity; to change that, to cleanse and purify that, to get rid of the egos, the pain, the suffering, the anguish. That’s what the Christ carries around with Him moment-to-moment.
So, you think He makes a distinction between living and abject destitution and dying and misery and starvation? No! It is just misery; it is just pain and suffering. In answer to that suffering, the Lord of Love responds hoping, believing that He can inspire us to respond; to rid forever this world of this blasphemy which He calls the “massacre of the innocents”, this abject poverty which is the life of billions in the underdeveloped parts of the world.
Simply because they are born in one part of the world rather than another. If we were born in Africa, we would be starving to death. It would not be our karma except in the sense of the result of being born there, but it would not be the result of misdeeds of a previous life. Those who believe that have never gone hungry.
Many people who are watching this believe that it is their karma that lets these people starve to death, believe if we give them food, share the resources, we would simply upset the Law of Karma. This equation is only possible in the mind of somebody who has never gone hungry, never missed a meal unintentionally in their lives.
The reason that people are starving in the world is because we hog the lot. That is all. We are making, as I said, karma of a negative kind every day when we withhold from the developing World their right as sons and daughters of God.
Everybody in the world is responsible for maintaining the peace of the world, and that is true for everyone, not just in America. Practically, those in so-called democracies, even if it is only putting their vote down on a card in a system that may or not work have the responsibility of using it and weighing the results in that way. They have perhaps more responsibility than have the starving millions in the world — the poor, the hungry, those who have no connection to any political party and so have no means of making their needs felt. Needless to say, they are the ones with the greatest need of all. But they have no voice and it is precisely that voice which Maitreya will give them.
He will give a voice to the needs of the poor, the hungry, the displaced, the sitting-in-jail people of the world. Hundreds of thousands of people are in jail simply for the crime of having a different point of view than that of their present government and these people have no voice. They take it for granted that they will be incarcerated and languish in prison, very often they are tortured to boot. Maitreya will speak for them and for all who need a voice and have no voice.
But those who today have a voice, the education, the voting system and a degree of democracy — you have a special responsibility.
I’m talking about the gaining of unity through political action and the need for the realization by people — all people — the educated, the authoritative, the articulate people of the world to make known, to see, to understand and realize the need for unity on an international scale; hence the necessity for all nations of the world to work together. Nothing will change if they don’t.
Many people imagine that Maitreya is going to come out and begin speaking, and the Masters, one by one, will be brought forward and start speaking, and the world will listen to Them and start changing. It isn’t as simple as that. It has to be done by humanity. That means it has to have, not necessarily 100 per cent consensus, but a large degree of approval by most of the people in the world. Otherwise, it wouldn’t stick. It would be an infringement of free will.
We’re not any longer going to go by simple majorities like a political party. But that reality will persist to a degree for a long time. The advice of the Masters will help to form it and transform it into a consensus.
But unless it has a degree of consensus, nothing will happen. There will be no change. It cannot be imposed because it will infringe free will and it cannot be imposed because it wouldn’t last. Anything you impose will not last unless it has the approval of the majority of the people. …
So, you should not look for dramatic changes in the immediate future. The changes will take place bit by bit with a minimum of upset, the minimum destruction or conflict in the societies of the world. Whatever is acceptable will be implemented. If it’s not acceptable, it will be held over until it is accepted and it is only accepted when trust is created. That trust will be created by economic change, the number one change. It’s the answer to all of our problems really.
The starting point for solving all our problems is the change in the economic redistribution of the world’s resources, which, I’ve said over and over again and the Masters have written over and over again, is the key to all further changes because it creates trust. When you create trust, all things become possible. Then you get change in the political field. Change in the political field makes economic change, and these make changes in the purely practical field of looking out for the planet.
The major problem in all these ideas is the need to get rid of the waste. The use of nuclear energy itself is not seen as a problem. The nuclear scientists do see a problem in the disposing of the waste produced in using nuclear energy — it is even dumped in the oceans, in steel and concrete canisters. It profoundly changes the ocean’s ecology. It is bad enough at the present time and but for the work of the Space Brothers it would be infinitely worse.
The climate is being changed; the life of fish of all kinds is being modified, all due to the storage of nuclear radiation. All the waste they have is what they call ‘small-scale nuclear radiation’. Well, it has nothing to do with the scale. If you put the waste in the sea, it is contaminated from the very beginning and they only have instruments that are able to read the radiation up to a certain point. Above that, they do not have the technology to measure it. So they assume that it is not relevant. But that is the most dangerous level of radiation, and they know nothing about it.
Carbon storage has a similar problem. They have to store it somewhere — somewhere it will do no harm. Well, where does it do no harm? Not in my backyard, I say. And everybody else says not in my backyard. And nobody wants stored waste, either nuclear or carbon, in their own backyard. So, where else? The Russians might say: “Well, in China.” The Chinese say: “Oh, no. In Tibet.” And the Tibetans say: “No, no. In America.” The Americans say: “No we are not having it here. Have it in Venezuela.” Each chooses its least favourite country to recommend storing it — and that’s the problem. There is nowhere that it is safe. Where do you put carbon stored in canisters deep underground for thousands of years where it will do no harm? They do not know the harm it will do and they do not know when it will be broken into, broken open by the forces of the Earth itself in an earthquake, say, and released again.
It is tackling a problem always from the wrong end. We do not look for the cause and tackle that cause. What is causing this problem? What is causing nuclear radiation? What is causing global warming? If global warming is partly caused by the destruction of trees, then we have to stop cutting down our trees, especially the ancient primal forests of the world whose trees are great storers of carbon dioxide and pour oxygen into our atmosphere in return. Our atmosphere is becoming deoxidized and the carbon dioxide has nowhere to go, and so it creates global warming. But if we were not so profligate in our use of wood, we would cut out a great source of global warming.
We do not look for the cause because we do not like causes. Causes are to do with laws — cause and effect — and we do not like it. Somehow the modern mechanical mind never looks for the cause because it does not want to change its technology. We may say we cannot do without wood. But what the rich countries do is preserve their own hardwood and buy what they need from poorer countries, like Brazil, countries in Africa and elsewhere. These countries are then forced to cut down, or allow to be cut down, their ancient forests, which are absolutely essential to human life.
So if we want to know what to do about anything we look for the cause. And if we find it, we seek to remedy the cause. Everything is simple. We can build cyclotrons that are 23 kilometres long and take 20 years to build and cost billions of dollars. But if you ask an esotericist he will tell you the answers. Free. In a minute. (Share International, January/February 2009)
He is actually more than a human being. He is a divine man — and you’re divine, I’m divine, and the problem is that we don’t know it and we don’t accept it. He is divine but He knows the extent of it. And in the realm of divinity, He is so advanced, He is so pure that He can actually embody a divine principle, a principle we call love — the Christ aspect of God, the Son aspect of God. From this point of view, Christians call Him the Son of God, the one and only Son of God because the Christ principle is the son aspect of God. But He knows that He is one of countless sons of God. All of us are sons of God. The difference is that the Masters know They are sons of God and demonstrate that divinity, and we are at some stage in the process.
It has nothing to do with being complacent or indifferent. Quite the contrary. It has to do with total involvement, total compassion, total absolute concern for, working for and within humanity, but at the same time standing back and doing what we do with detachment and total altruism which is the true nature of the soul. The soul is certainly altruistic.
On the soul plane, there is no sense of separation, the ‘I’. It doesn’t occur to the soul and it is to inculcate that altruistic, that detached view and action in life which is wanted. So you don’t identify with the physical body which is corruptible because it lasts only so long and then it dies, or with the feeling body which is likewise corruptible and that lasts only so long and then it dies, or with the mental body which likewise lasts as long as the physical body — none of these are you! And that is the kind of detachment which is meant by Maitreya.
Well, it’s natural that everyone should earn a living, but the circumstances by which we do that vary tremendously around the world. Some sit at the telephone and make billions of dollars in a few minutes on some stock exchange or another. Others work day and night for the merest pittance to keep body and soul together. It is the divisions in the world which make this a problem.
Yes. That is the problem. After working 10 to 15, 18 hours a day to earn a dollar, nobody has any energy for anything other than the next day’s work.
It has everything to do with that because the divisions are so total. It emphasizes how the world is governed by market forces. People are encouraged to engage in a free trade market economy, but that is producing a stranglehold more and more on the developed world. This is why we have an enormous rise in unemployment throughout the planet. The downsizing of all manufacturing agents and so on is caused by the sheer pressure of competition. Competition is the tool of market forces and these have put a stranglehold on the lifeblood of humanity.
Maitreya calls market forces the forces of evil because they have an inbuilt inequality in them. They are supposed to be an economic norm as if we were all playing on a level playing field. But we are not! You cannot compare the status and monetary ability of say, America, or any of the European nations, with Zaire, Uganda and Tanzania or even countries like India and Pakistan and so on. It is nonsense to believe that we are all competing at an equal level. We are not.
And so, inevitably, the gap between the developed world and the developing world gets wider and wider and people say, “Well, we give them aid.” Well, we do. But the servicing of the loans means that something like 200 billion dollars a year goes back from the developing world to the developed world — plus interest. So ‘aid’ means they are giving up roughly 200 billion plus a year — so it’s not aid! It’s usury and the same appalling circumstances as the Christ, through Jesus, highlighted when He approached the temple to drive out the money-changers and usurers. In a certain symbolic way, you could say He is repeating that today. …
What I did say is that humanity is going through a great spiritual crisis. We don’t know who we are. We don’t know that we are great gods in incarnation, that humanity is one. We don’t know how to live our lives today. We don’t know how to live peacefully together in terms of interdependence and so on. We don’t know how to co-operate instead of competing. We are in love with competition, and all the greed intensifies it, and the economy is suffering. It’s suffering from economic ills. All the results of competition — the crime, the drug abuse, the starving millions — come about because we don’t live together correctly, because we don’t know who we are. That is a spiritual crisis.
We don’t know who we are as beings; we don’t know that even the constitution of the human being is a spark of God demonstrating as a soul, reflecting on the physical plane as a man or woman, over and over and over again. Some people don’t know that this is the reality of our spiritual constitution, which must be the first thing that people should know. Everyone must know how we are constituted and why we’re here.
What is the purpose of life? Nobody knows. Why are we here? What is the purpose? We don’t know how to live and we think it doesn’t matter. We compete to get the biggest and the best, and the rest doesn’t matter. Well, it does matter. That’s the point. The spiritual purpose of man is to manifest right relationship. A right relationship is the next step forward in human evolution. If one child is starving to death in a world overflowing with food, you don’t have right relationship. Thirty-five thousand children a day starve to death in a world overflowing with food so you don’t have right relationship. That’s the reality and that is why Maitreya will speak in the way He speaks.
Reality can only be experienced. That’s the only way you can know reality. By reality, I suppose one could say it comes from all energies, all events and happenings which we call God.
The time is coming when God will not be an idea in the minds of congregations in churches, to Whom we turn our eyes once a week and implore His help and turn to and worship as if He were out there and not inside ourselves. We can only know it through experience. People will come to understand that we are God, that what we call divinity is intrinsic to every human being and is our very nature. There is nowhere where God is not. God is all there is and that is the reality, moment to moment; so going to a church once a week and looking up and thinking there is God up there and worshiping God, in that way we won’t know Him — we won’t experience God as immanent in our lives in a moment-to-moment experience. Maitreya says, “When you share, you recognize God in your brother.” That is your reality. God is in every one of us. He is our nature. He is not a He, He is not a She. It’s a kind of It. It is an It which is the sum total of all that there is and there isn’t anything else. When we get rid of thoughts, then we can know God. When we go beyond thought, then we can come into the direct experience of that which we agree to call God. That is reality. That is ourselves because we are not separate from It.
This is supposed to be a message of hope and I believe it is. However, in spreading this message of hope, it is necessary to point to what is the manifestation of that hope and what stands out as the obstacles to the profound changes that must take place in this world before we can live together in peace and security.
Everyone longs for peace, for equality, for justice, for freedom for everyone everywhere and yet the justice, the peace, the security is nowhere to be seen. Why? We can do things like go to the moon, send rockets to Mars and do all kinds of wonderful technological feats. Why can we not make peace in the world? Why do we have millions of people starving to death in the midst of plenty? Why? How is it possible that we have made what we call a civilization in which we are acting every day against those who are poor and with the greatest needs of human beings, against our notions of right relationships?
The next step forward in human evolution is the creation of right human relationships. If one child is starving unnecessarily in the midst of abundance then we most certainly do not have right human relationships. When governments today go against the best interests of the people, against the wisdom and advice of the General Assembly of the United Nations, then we wonder when we will ever see right human relationships. This world lives in fear. At the centre of every human action is the resonance of fear. Fear dominates the action of governments. It is the number one cancer at the throat of this so-called civilization. Because of this fear, we cannot make the adjustments which our common sense, our mental abilities, our experience, our aspirations demand to be made in order to cause no harm.
Maitreya said that the first stage is knowing who you are and accepting who you are. You have to be who you are without imitating anyone. Everybody imitates everybody. Everybody imitates people they admire, people who they think are great — movie stars or pop stars, or somebody better looking or richer, or whatever it is — anything they admire, and [then they] imitate these images. So they lose their ability to identify with their individuality, lose their spark. You cannot progress if you lose that spark of individuality. Maitreya says that, in the first place, you have to have self-esteem, and crime and violence, drug-taking and so on are always from the loss of self-esteem. So self-esteem has to be restored to overcome drug addiction and violence and crime in our cities. Then that self-esteem gradually becomes self-awareness. Self-awareness gradually becomes Self-Realization. Meditation is a path to that Self-Realization but quite apart from formal meditation, it is a question of who you really are.
But also practise honesty of mind; people think one thing, say something else, and do something else again. That is dishonesty of mind. Honesty of mind is saying what you really think and being who you really are and not pretending to be what you are not.
People live a dream. There is an American Dream. It is lived out in all the fantasies. People strut about like cowboys with their hands close to their sides ready to pull their guns, or they live their dream and they get out their gun and kill everybody in the playground. You’ve all seen the films and you all read your newspapers. People all over the world are living out their dream, their fantasy life. It is not real but a fantasy.
You have to be who you are, and that means recognizing who you are, identifying with the real aspect of yourself, not with the body. If you identify with the body, you’ll express all the ills of the body. But it leads nowhere. If you identify with your emotions it leads you into total chaos. This is not you. You’re identifying with the structures and the constructions of your mind. “I’m a Christian”, or “I’m a theologian,” or “I’m a Democrat.” You are none of these. You are an immortal soul and that is the only thing you can realize and when you do realize it, then you have salvation. Nothing else is salvation. That is Self-Realization.
Now if I were Maitreya, I could probably tell you how to achieve Self-Realization but I’m not Maitreya. He has said these three things — honesty of mind, sincerity of spirit and detachment — are essential. Detach yourself from identifying with your physical body, with the energy of your emotional system and from the constructions of your mind. You are none of these. You are the Self, and knowing the Self you can come into Self-Realization. At that time, you become enlightened, and I have no need to tell you anything else.
(1) Yes, it is. (2) Yes. However, Ukraine is no longer part of what was the Soviet Union and while remaining within the Russian sphere of influence, its sovereignty must be respected. (Share International, October 2014)
It is part of the divine Plan that all peoples should be free agents of their own evolution and destiny. Russia should have long ago acceded to Chechnya’s demands for some form of autonomy. (Share International, October 2004)
(1) No. (2) Yes, on both sides. (3) Yes, most likely. (Share International, May 2005)
Certainly one of Maitreya’s hopes is to open our hearts to others’ suffering. That is what He does every time He releases His energies into the world. It has been at the centre of everything He has said and everything I have said in all the talks and writings I have done. That is exactly what He hopes to do, to open our hearts to the world’s suffering. That way you change the world. He said: “Take your brother’s need as the measure for your action and solve the problems of the world. There is no other course.” (Maitreya’s Message No. 52). He spells it out. (Share International, December 2000)
Yes. Those with most to lose by Maitreya’s emergence, that is the forces of materiality, the forces of evil, do everything in their power to prevent it. War, terrorism, tension, fear, chaos are their main weapons. Many world leaders play right into their hands, not because they are evil, but because they are often ignorant, dogmatic and chauvinistic, lacking in a world view. (Share International, November 1986)
The ‘isms’ like capitalism and communism are man-made terms. Maitreya said the governmental approach of the future will emphasize consensus. He says that government comes out of the needs of people, the ordinary needs of real, living people, not out of ideology like democracy, communism, fascism or any ‘ism’ at all. The ‘isms’ are only constructions of the mind and have no other greater reality than that. He says, what we really need is communication. The art of communication will create the conditions of true government all over the world. It isn’t in the plan that we should all live under one system. We will move from the extremes of right and left toward the centre, and consensus will be the name of the game from now on.
We’re moving on from nuclear war, not only because Maitreya is here but certainly as a result of His actions. The new technology has been given to the world. It is called the Technology of Light. A group of scientists in America and another group in the Soviet Union are now studying this technology, which He says will make all weaponry obsolete and He will emphasize that everything on earth, every tank, every gun, every missile will be immobilized by this new technology.
Of course, the coming of Maitreya doesn’t relieve the world of greed and avarice. Those who are greedy will remain greedy, those who are after power will go on searching for power, but by the changing of the conditions of life, they will be more and more redundant in their effects in the world. The world changes slowly — but we still have to make the changes ourselves. All the same, we will feel the momentum of change and the future will shift for us all.
Everybody in the world is responsible for maintaining the peace of the world and that is true for everyone, not just in America but everybody in the world, whoever they are, has a responsibility for world peace. Now, practically, in those so-called democracies, even if it is only putting their vote down on a card in a system which may or not work, everyone has the responsibility of using their vote and weighing the results in that way. They have more responsibility than have the starving millions in the world or the poor and the hungry, those who have no connection to any political party and so have no means of making their needs known.
Needless to say, they are the ones with the greatest need of all. But they have no voice and it is precisely that voice which Maitreya will give them. He will give a voice to the needs of the poor, the hungry, the displaced, the prisoners of the world. Hundreds of thousands of people are in jail simply for the crime of having a different point of view than that of the present government, and these people have no voice. They take it for granted that they will be incarcerated and languish in prison; very often they are also tortured. Maitreya will speak for them and for all who need a voice and have no voice.
But those who have today a voice — since you have the education, the voting system and a degree of democracy, you have a special responsibility.
I’m talking about the gaining of unity through political action and the need for the realization by all people — the educated, the articulate people of the world to make known, to see, to understand and realize the need for unity on an international scale. Hence the necessity for all of the nations of the world to work together. Nothing will change if they don’t.
Karmic healing works like this: in a given situation the Master can use a certain amount of energy under the Law. In some cases, particularly in the case of a child, this will be enough to provide a total or partial cure. In other, older, children or more severe cases, it will only prevent the backsliding of a condition. When the karmic condition changes once more, more energy becomes available and is administered, with greater or lesser effect, as the case may be. This pattern is repeated until the patient is cured or alleviated to the degree that the total karma permits.
This is decided during the process of the formulation of its purpose or purposes for future incarnations. The soul needs all experiences.
It is not a random process. The choices made are entirely made by the soul.
No, not necessarily so in either case. It is altogether more complex than that: it is a question of culture, conditioning (both in the family and within the culture) and generational influence; it is also a matter of the influence of the rays and their interaction in the person.
Yes, constantly. All the Masters are in constant telepathic communication. They share a mental consciousness, a group consciousness. They don’t have a sense of Themselves as a separated self, only as a group. From Maitreya’s point of view, there is no separation between Him and us. He said: “Nothing separates Me from you and soon many will realize this.” I am flooded with communications from people who know our work giving us experiences of where they have seen Maitreya or had a vision of Maitreya. He’s appeared to them in various ways and sometimes in the most unlikely settings and so on, and this is happening all over the world.
He has said: “Those who will look for Me in terms of My beloved disciple the Master Jesus will find His qualities in me. Those who look for Me as a Teacher are nearer the mark for that is what I am. I have not come to found a new religion, have not come to create followers. I have come to teach humanity the art of Self or God Realization.” This is something which concerns all people. It is the goal of our lives.
He’s living in the outskirts of Rome working through His disciples. Two of His immediate, rather advanced, disciples are Cardinals in the Curia around the Pope and they know exactly the Plan and work consciously with the Master Jesus. But Jesus has disciples all over the world. He is in charge, if I can put it that way, of the Christian churches wherever they are to be found.
Certainly Transmission Meditation helps you to come into contact with the soul. That is what meditation is for — any meditation. It is the means, more or less scientific, depending on the meditation, of bringing the person in contact with their own soul; the first way to find yourself is through meditation.
There is a meditation for everybody and eventually, as you reach farther along the path of evolution, the soul directs the person, the man or woman on the physical plane, into meditation of some kind. It may be very fleeting in the very beginning but eventually it becomes a powerful part of that person’s life and this connects it with the soul. The soul then can grip its reflection which is the man or woman on the physical plane and bend it to its will and purpose. The soul’s purpose is to serve and as soon as you make contact with the soul you desire to serve. It’s automatic because the purpose of the soul is to serve. It’s not the personality that desires to serve. It is the soul and you cannot have soul contact without the desire to serve. You may serve or not — it depends on you but if it’s your soul purpose, it’s wiser, of course, to do it than not.
Crime and the drug problems are the result of the fact that people don’t really know, and therefore cannot express, who they really are. Every single person is a soul, a divine reflection of God in incarnation in a physical body. But because of poor education, conditioning or social conditions that work against them, they cannot reflect that divinity in everyday life and so they are at war with themselves and, as an extension of themselves, they are in conflict with the society of which they are a part. The more society is divided, the more there are rich and poor societies, rich and poor nations, rich and poor within nations, the more the separation occurs. And that inevitably leads to more fragmented societies, more crime, and more drug-taking.
People take drugs to escape their life, to break the tensions in their life; and they do so with a sense of uselessness, a sense they are something great but cannot give it expression. They feel frustrated, hostile and think “What’s the use? I might just as well kill myself.” And for many who take drugs, it is really slow suicide. They know inevitably they are going to die and that’s what they want to do because they’ve lost all self-respect. A person feels alienated from society and people who feel desperate turn to crime or antisocial behaviour like drugs.
The first thing is to inculcate self-respect. Without that, no progress can be made. Self-respect gradually grows into self-awareness and from self-awareness, you become Self-realized or soul-realized and that is the goal for all humanity. You have to practice it. You have to actually do it. Practice it. If you practice honesty of mind, sincerity of spirit and detachment, then you will know yourself. You’ll know God. It is as simple as that.
This unbalanced world is the result of our destructive thought forms, our own destructive attitudes that bring imbalance to the world. For example, we have earthquakes and more earthquakes. They will continue as long as we carry out underground nuclear explosions; it’s inevitable. So it’s in our own hands.
I don’t mean that they are responsible for all the earthquakes. There are different reasons for earthquakes. [But] the vast majority of the present earthquakes are the direct result of the so-called controlled underground nuclear explosions. You cannot have one without causing an earthquake somewhere in the world.
The other effect of our wrong thought and actions is the influence it has on the weather. People don’t see the connection, but everything in nature is inter-connected. The destructive thought forms of humanity antagonize and, as it were, shock out of equilibrium the elemental forces which look after the weather patterns of the world. That’s why we have these most extraordinary, unbalanced weather patterns everywhere. As soon as we come into equilibrium, as soon as we create peace and justice and therefore harmony in the world, then the elementals themselves will also come into equilibrium and the weather patterns will be restored to their ancient rhythm.
Mississippi floods, the earthquakes, the torrential rain, the unseasonal weather, the hurricanes and all of that. To some extent we always have that but not with this intensity and out of season, and so on. All of that is the direct result of the destructive thought forms of humanity. We have to recognize the great Law of Cause and Effect. Every thought, every action we have sets into motion a cause and the effects of these causes make our lives for good or ill. We are doing it to ourselves.
Well, you cannot contact a Master. You can be contacted by a Master if They see any reason why They should. First of all, you have to become what’s called mentally polarized. The polarization of your consciousness has to be on the higher mental planes because They work at the soul level. But if you fit yourself for service in the world and by being objective enough, open and ready to do this work in an altruistic fashion, then They may contact you.
People are contacted and have been contacted since the beginning of time. All the great artists, the thinkers, the poets, the writers, the musicians, the great world statesmen, the discoverers of science; these are all disciples of the Masters. They have worked under the supervision of the Masters as I am doing, even internally, subjectively in response to what is given to them on the soul level. In this way, they have carried out the Masters’ work in the world. This is the way our civilizations and cultures have grown in the eons of time.
It will be one of unity. Maitreya has said the first, absolutely the first, essential step that humanity has to take is to see itself as one; that we are brothers and sisters of one humanity under the one God.