Who is Maitreya?
to most of us, above the human kingdom there exists, and always existed,
another kingdom - the Spiritual Kingdom or the Kingdom of Souls, also known as the Spiritual
Hierarchy of our planet. It is made up of the Masters and Initiates
of Wisdom, of that group of men and women who have gone ahead of us,
evolved before us, and, in the case of the Masters, have come to the end of
the evolutionary experience on this planet. Through the demonstration
of the Love of God the Masters have reached the relative perfection, a perfection that one day will be our own destiny to
The Masters serve the
Plan of Evolution of the human and subhuman kingdoms. They are the
custodians of all the energies entering the planet. Powerful cosmic
energies impinge upon this planet from everywhere in space. The Masters
work with these energies, scientifically balancing them and sending them into
the world to help humanity and the lower kingdoms - animal, vegetable and
mineral - evolve.
From behind the scenes
the Masters have guided and protected humanity, for countless millennia.
Working through their disciples in all fields of human endeavour
They have inspired great human achievements throughout our history.
Our Zodiac - The Cosmic
Clock of Evolution
The thin white line
this diagram shows
the precession of the
equinoxes or, in layman's
terms, the path on which
our solar system travels
around the heavens in
relation to the 12
constellations of our zodiac.
Concurrently to the better known
twelve month zodiac cycle, there exits another - greater - cycle.
This greater cycle which takes almost 26,000 years to complete. During this
greater cycle our sun makes a journey in relation to the twelve
constellations of the zodiac and, approximately every 2,150 years, comes
into an alignment, a particular energetic relationship, with each of the
constellations in turn. When we are in that alignment, we say we are
in the age of that particular constellation, and are the recipient of
powerful cosmic energies streaming from it.
For approximately 2,000
years, our sun has stood in that relationship to the constellations
Pisces. We have been in the age of Pieces. The age of Pisces
has ended and we are now entering the age of Aquarius.
At the beginning or the
end of every age, the Hierarchy of Masters send one of Their Great Ones
into the world to act as a Teacher for the coming time. We know some
of these great teachers historically as Hercules, Hermes, Rama, Mithra, Confucius,
Zoroaster, Vyasa, Krishna, Buddha, the Christ, and
Mohammed. They are all members of the same group, the Spiritual
Hierarchy of our planet.
The Lord Maitreya - the
Maitreya holds the office of the World
Teacher - the Head of the Spiritual Hierarchy of Masters of Wisdom. He has
held this office since 600 BC and will remain in this role for the next
2600 years. At that time Maitreya will move on to higher work and the
apostle John, who is now known as the Master Koot
Hoomi, will take up this office.
The Lord Maitreya is
the embodiment of the energy of Love, or the Christ Principle. He receives
this energy directly from our sun and anchors it on the planet. Through Him
this Energy flows through the hearts of all humanity. He is the great Lord
of Love and of Compassion (just as His predecessor, the Buddha, was the
Lord of Wisdom). He
is the Master of the Masters, and the Instructor of the Angels. To
Him is committed the guidance of the spiritual destinies of men, and the
development of the realisation within each human
being that he is a child of God and a son of the Most High. Maitreya works by means of a
meditation centred within the heart.
Maitreya returns to the
world at this time in history, the dawn of the new age of Aquarius, to show
us the way forward and to help us transform this world.
In His Messages Maitreya outlines the purpose
of His Mission and
of the capacity in which He comes.
Following are a few
excerpts from these Messages.
much to do, much that needs changing in the world. Many hunger and die,
many suffer needlessly. I come to change all that; to show you the way
forward - into a simpler, saner, happier life - together. No longer man
against man, Nation against nation, but together...
[From Message No.1]
You have only to take the
first steps and I may lead.
Allow Me to help you.
Allow Me to show you the way
- forward, into a simpler life where no man lacks; where no two days are
alike; where the joy of Brotherhood manifests through all men.
Mine is the task to lead
and guide, but you, willingly, must follow.
Otherwise, I can do nothing.
My hands are tied by Law.
The decision rests with
[From Message No.3]
I am a simple Man, and
simply I make My Appeal to you:
Trust Me, follow Me, let Me
take you into the future time,
on the basis of Love,
on the basis of Sharing,
on the basis of Brotherhood.
[From Message No.4]
I am with you in many
I am with you as Maitreya,
the Leader of My group of Masters.
I am with you as the
Embodiment of that Divine Force which you call the Christ Principle.
I am with you as your
Brother of Old, as the Eldest of our family.
I am with you as God's
Representative, as the Spokesman for that Divine Being Whose dreams we
My friends, I am with you
and in you and around you.
I am the Lord of Love.
I am the Hope of Mankind.
I am the Well.
I am your Bliss.
I am returned to you by the
One we call God....
[From Message No.20]
I am the Answer to the
I am the Hope for the
[From Message No.30]
I am the Light.
I am the Law.
I am the Ascended One.
I am the Knower of God's
I am the Beacon.
I am the Support of all
I am your loving heart.
I am your highest thought.
I am your pity....
[From Message No.40]
- Maitreya, the
World Teacher -
The Laws and Rules of Life
by the Master –,
through Benjamin Creme
Since time immemorial, men have
known of, and expected the coming of, a great teacher, an outstanding man
of wisdom and revealed truth. Cyclically, age after age, have these Great
Ones come forth. Today is no exception to this cosmic law. As the new era
dawns, men stand expectant as never before for a sight of the Great Teacher
Who, though they know it not, is already in men's midst.
Throughout the planet,
old and young, poor and rich, make ready for His Announcement, His
Declaration of Mission and Purpose, His tryst with mankind. As the old
century and era wind to their close, men's minds are quickening to the new
energies which will fashion the forms of the new civilization and impose
their qualities on the consciousness of men. These qualities - of synthesis
and fusion, tolerance and goodwill, harmlessness and brotherly love - will,
in time, bring the race of men to the manifestation of its destined glory.
Thus shall it be, and thus shall men enter again into their age-old
Covenant with the Divine.
Little though they may
know it, men are on the threshold of a re-awakening to the very meaning and
purpose of their existence.
Trial and test
It is, in part, to see
men safely through this period of trial and test that their Elder Brothers,
the Masters of Wisdom, are returning openly to the world. With Their great
leader - Maitreya, the World Teacher - at Their head, They will inspire the
creation of the new, more appropriate structures which will allow men to
live and work together in peace. From that peace will manifest a creativity
and resource unlike aught seen before.
Men will learn and
understand the subtle laws which govern their lives: the basic law of life,
the Law of Karma, of Cause and Effect, which controls the destiny of all;
the related Law of Rebirth, which makes possible the journey of the Soul in
matter; the Law of Harmlessness, which governs right relationship, and the
great Law of Sacrifice by which all evolution proceeds.
understanding of these laws, men will come to resemble their Mentors, their
Elder Brothers, and to demonstrate the Divinity shared by all. They will
hearken to the teaching of the Wise Ones and, step by step, inherit their
Birthright. Men are born to become Gods and nought
can change that destiny; the timing, only, lies in men's hands.
Soon the world will
know that the One for Whom men wait is now among us. Soon, indeed, will He
show His face and beckon men to His side. Calling for justice for all will
the Great Lord stake His claim to the right to teach the Laws and Rules of
Life, the Sacred Path by which men become Gods.
[This article from
Share International magazine, November 1999, 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.]
the signs of His Presence
"The signs of Maitreya's presence
in the world will continue to increase...
He is going to flood the world with such
happenings that the mind
can never comprehend it."
This prediction was made on June 1, 1988 by one of Maitreya's close associates. Since then,
millions of people, from every religious and cultural background, have now
experienced some 'miraculous' phenomenon: from visions of the Virgin Mary
to apparitions of Christ or the Buddha; from healing waters to crop circles
and 'crosses of light'; from
angels to vanishing
Maitreya's public appearances
Maitreya's appearance in Nairobi, Kenya
Nairobi, Kenya - "About 6,000 worshippers in
Nairobi, Kenya, believe they saw Christ on 11 June 1988. The tall figure of a bare-footed,
white-robed and bearded man appeared from nowhere and stood in the middle
of the crowd, whom he addressed in clear unaccented Swahili. Many
healings took place - twenty cripples walked again. He departed in as
mysterious a manner as he appeared."
(KENYA TIMES, Kenya,
22 June 1988)
Since 1988, Maitreya has appeared
miraculously throughout the world, mainly to orthodox religious groups,
presenting in the simplest terms the great spiritual laws governing our
He appears in different
forms to different groups and individuals - but always in a form that
According to Benjamin Creme the purpose of such appearances and other
miracles is to uphold the faith of the faithful, to renew their belief in
God's love and blessing, and to prepare their hearts and minds for the
imminent appearance of their awaited Teacher.
Knowingly or not, the world stands
ready to recognise the Christ. His long-awaited
and hoped-for reappearance is now an accomplished fact.
Benjamin Creme, the principle
source of information about the reappearance of Maitreya, the Christ, was
born in Scotland in 1922. An artist by profession,
he lives with his wife and family in London, England. Since his early youth, he has
been interested in esoteric philosophy. In 1959, he received his first
telepathic message from his Master, a member of the Spiritual Hierarchy, an
event which came as a complete surprise to him. Not long after, he was
informed that Maitreya would return within twenty years and that he would
be given the opportunity to play an active role in this event if he chose
to do so.
In 1972, under his
Master's direction, he began a period of arduous and intensive training as
a result of which Mr Creme's
telepathic contact with his Master became, and remains, continuous and
immediate. This relationship has given him access to constant up-to-date
information on the progress of Maitreya's emergence and the total
conviction necessary to present that information to a sceptical
Beginning in 1974 Mr Creme lectured by
invitation throughout Europe. His first US tour took place in 1980. His
tours now include Western and Eastern Europe, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Mexico and the US. He has been interviewed on
more than 300 radio and television programs in the US alone.
receives no remuneration for this work and makes no claims about his own
Benjamin Creme's books have been translated and published in
numerous languages - including French, German, Spanish, Dutch, Japanese,
Swedish, Greek, Romanian and Russian - by groups worldwide who have
responded to his message. He is also co-editor of Share International, a
monthly magazine read in 70 countries.
"My task," Mr Creme says, "has been to make the initial approach
to the public, to help create a climate of hope and expectancy into which
the Christ, Maitreya, can emerge without infringing our freewill."