|At first sight, it would appear that the world is now in
deeper crisis than ever before. War and terrorism have quickened the pace of events and filled
the hearts of millions with fear. Were this the true reading of the present situation there
would indeed be cause for fear and lamentation. Happily, this view is superficial and hides
the many changes for the better which, quietly, with little attention, are likewise taking
place. War and terror are sensational and make potent news. Far-reaching actions which enhance
the lives of millions seldom make headlines, and are lost amid the tumult of imperious
governments and uneasy dictators.
United Nations agencies
Specialist non-governmental groups likewise add their insights and researches, awakening men to the dangers in the headlong rush to further abuse this already ailing planet.
Many see who erstwhile did not. Many walk who formerly sat and watched
their brothers run and play. For the first time in their lives, the world is full of hope for
many who suffered in silence.
When Maitreya makes His appearance, openly, to all, He will inspire the creation of a saner attitude to life grounded in serving the needs of men and women everywhere. He will show that the conflicts of the present are not inevitable. That leaders of nations have a responsibility to humanity at large, and not alone to their subjective feelings or ideology. He will call for caution and wisdom with regard to today’s weapons of terrible power, and warn of the fruitlessness of war ‘for the sake of peace’.
Peace, He will show, is not difficult to find if honestly sought. Peace, He will say, will be achieved only with justice and freedom for all. Thus will Maitreya set the target for change. Thus will men be inspired to take the simple step into the unknown and to see the fulfilment of the dreams and longings for peace which men have for long held in their hearts.
[This article from Share International
magazine, January/February 2003, is by a senior member of the Hierarchy of Masters of Wisdom. His
name, well-known in esoteric circles, is not yet being revealed. Benjamin Creme, a principal
spokesman about the emergence of Maitreya, is in constant telepathic contact with this Master
who dictated his article to him.]