Many people await and expect the emergence
of the Christ but hold a very distorted view of how that will affect
humanity. Many await Him as a Spiritual Magician Who will cancel out
their and others’ shortcomings, and so establish everlasting
peace. Theirs is a very passive view of this vast and complex happening.
For Maitreya, Himself, it is an opportunity to come into a dynamic
interaction with humanity, to establish the Principles of the Divine
Plan, and to inaugurate the era of Right Human Relationship.
This entails the active response and participation of men and women everywhere:
a worldwide, continuous process of change in outer structures and inner perceptions.
Maitreya does not see as particularly open and fruitful those areas of the world
where Christians are in the majority. Nor do other major religions inspire in
Him more hope of understanding. To be sure, in all religions are men and women
who are ready to respond and to act for the benefit of all. Likewise, in every
walk of life, in every country in the world, people await the signal that will
summon them to action on behalf of their brothers and sisters, known and unknown.
Many await the Christ as the Judge, sent to chasten and punish the lawbreakers.
Maitreya, the Christ, is a Teacher, and will indeed teach man the Laws of Life,
but a Judge He never was, nor does punishment hold a place in His vocabulary.
He will seek to inspire men to know themselves as souls in incarnation, travelling
a journey of self-discovery together, and helping each other along the way. He
will affirm that competition hinders and deflects men from their path, rendering
sterile each glimpse of the soul’s nature.
Men have strayed far from that Path. Commercialization
has humanity by the throat and is squeezing every generous thought
and gesture out of their lives. The souls of men can endure little
more of this oppression and are crying aloud in their agony and frustration.
They wonder, then, at the upsurge of crime and mayhem committed by
the young in every land.
Maitreya will acquaint men with the origin of wars and military action
around the world. He will show how even the climate and weather are
disaffected as a result. Men have much to learn about the effects of
their actions, and the need for discipline and care.
The Christ comes to teach. Men, free will intact, must respond in order
to grow. The Christ, Maitreya, never uses force, even if thus we would
the sooner learn. He knows that only that which is undertaken by man’s
free will is lawful and likely to bear fruit.
[This article from Share International
magazine, March 2008 , 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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