The world is reeling from the
impact of the recent invasion of Iraq by American and British forces. Seldom has a war of such
seemingly limited scope and duration had such momentous repercussions, or caused so much
heartache and heart-searching. Seldom, indeed, has such reckless folly been recognized and
denounced by the majority of the peoples of the world.
The tragic events of 11 September
2001 have opened a direful door of opportunity for this US Administration, on the pretext of
fighting terrorism, to usurp the ‘moral high ground’ and carry out cruel acts of piracy on its
The war is on, perhaps almost over,
but the people of sanity and heart have found their voice and a means of being heard. At last,
at long, long last, the people are beginning to sense their power and their right to speak, to
influence, and to shape their destiny.
Out of the chaos and misery of this
contrived and unnecessary war will come such changes that its perpetrators could never have
They have overridden the united
will of the assembly of nations, mistaking its wisdom for fear, its caution for cowardice.
They have used the ways of the past and will find them unavailing in the times which lie
ahead. In their arrogance and lust for power they have overreached, and set the peoples of the
world against them. Their wicked folly has awakened humanity to rise and defend itself against
this usurpation of its rights.
When men come to measure the damage
done to international relationships by this foolish, unilateral act, they will find much to
cause dismay. Many years of careful nurturing, the slow building of trust, have been set at
nought. A deep sense of suspicion, distrust and fear now stalks the diplomatic corridors of
the world. Many leaders among the nations sense that one of them — the most powerful — is now
out of control, that old accords are broken and that they must look elsewhere to rebuild their
past security and alliance. America’s pre-emptive stance, its thinlydisguised imperialism, has
isolated that great nation from the truth and from the community of nations whose leaders
shake, sadly, their heads and ponder gravely on the future.
The world awaits the emergence of
the American soul, that which gave birth to the beauty of the Marshall Plan so long ago. The
world, too, awaits the emergence of Maitreya to show men the way. The teachings of Maitreya
will awaken and invoke the idealistic soul of the United States, and turn its best citizens to
the light which they have always held in their hearts. They will make accord with their
brothers and sisters throughout the world, and in unison, inspired by Maitreya, they will
bring justice, and therefore peace, to the waiting world.
[This article from Share International
magazine, May 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.]
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