Maitreya: We have decided to become a community for this week
and create a
Community of Light here, so we can know what the community
is. What does Communities of Light
mean? One meaning is to share our problems with each other.
If you have a problem, you can just bring it up and
say, "Well I just don't feel I can handle this situation. How can
you help me?"
We had one of the sisters who had a problem with her
child. It was very hard for her to take care of him and do the
morning program, and she shared with us. We discussed, how can we
solve the problem? We eventually solved the problem.
That is the whole idea. You have this problem, this
real problem. How can we solve it? Of course, your problem is your
problem, but community tries to help us out.
As we said, 99% of your problems are not really
problems. 99% of your problems are related to the ego. But if you
are community stuff and you want to be in the community, then you
bring your real problem to the community and say, "I have this
problem, how can it be solved?" Then people in the community will
give you their suggestions. "Maybe you can do this. Maybe you can do
that." After some brain storming and discussions eventually,
probably with some compromise, a solution will be found.
That's the only way the community can know that you
have a problem. If you don't say anything about it, everyone has to
meditate all the time to see what the others' problems are, to solve
them. That is a waste of meditation. You have to bring it out in the
open and say, "We are a community. We are going to be here for a
week, it's a long time. We all have to work together to make it
work, to create a true Spirit of community among ourselves."
But one week out of a year is not too much to give
to the Lord and be with Him. Of course, you also have to try to
adjust yourself a little bit to this situation too. But if there is
a real problem, then you should bring it up and everyone will try to
You cannot complain, however, until you have the
solution for the problem. If you don't have the solution for the
problem, at least try to solve it first, don't complain. If you do
not even try to solve it, what is the complaining really going to
accomplish? Nothing. It's just going to create an uneasy situation
for everyone, and you can be labeled as a whiner. You are not
community stuff. You did not want to be in the community in the
Then we can do nothing about it. All kinds of
problems, the smallest problem, is going to become very big for you.
It will become even exaggerated for you, and you will say, "Well,
it's not going to work for me," and it's not going to work.
But if you are a part of the community, then really
it's our problem. You can bring it up and we can come together and
all solve the problem, but it should be a real problem, not related
to anything else. As I said, there might be only 1% of the real
problems on earth, and that 1% will be resolved very easily with
The rest is really joy, praising the Lord, dancing,
chanting, reading Scriptures, finding out about His Work and His
Ways, and being happy. The more we know about His Ways, the happier
we will become. The more we want to follow our own way, the
unhappier we will become. It's a very simple way, a simple thing.
His Word is already in the Scriptures. He's given it
Upanishads. It's given in the Old Testament. It's
given in the New Testament. It's given in the Koran.
It's given in the writings of Baha'u'llah. It's given in the
writings of many Gurus and teachers all through the earth. Also it's
given in THOTH. So with reading those Scriptures and
finding out what His Words are, then we can follow them and come to
He created this universe, so He knows better than
anyone else how you can be happy in it. If you follow His Word, if
you have a problem, it would solve all your problems because really
knowing Him is knowing Self and knowing Self is knowing Him. When
you know Him or Self, how can you have any other problems? Other
problems are really created by yourself.
So if you have a true problem in the community,
bring it up. Don't keep it inside where it will bubble, bubble,
bubble, and suddenly burst out as anger, resentment, etc, because
that's one safety valve so it doesn't explode. It just explodes if
you don't let it out. You have to let your steam out once in awhile.
If you bring it up and let the problem be solved nothing will be
left inside to burst out.
Question: If I do something good I can say, God
did it through me. But if I do something not so good, if I do
something egoistical for example, I can't say God did it through me.
Can you explain this?
Maitreya: Yes. Actually if you look at the name
"God" and the word "good," the only difference is one "o." God is
"G-o-d," good is "g-o-o-d." So God is good. Whatever is good is God.
Whatever is not good is not God. It is that simple.
If we let God come through us, because God is good,
He always does good. Anything we do in the Spirit is going to come
out good, no matter how bad it looks sometimes to others. If we
really do it in the Spirit, if we really go to the Spirit and it
comes from the Spirit, it's eventually going to come out good.
Maybe you will be opposed, just like Christ. He came
from the Spirit. He even was crucified, but because the Spirit was
behind him and he came from the Spirit, eventually his actions
All the prophecies about him came true because they
told that he would gather all the people together. His teaching
would become one of the great religions of the world. When he was
crucified there was only a handful of people who really knew him and
were with him, or listened to him, or wanted his teachings. But
because he came from the Spirit, his work was good.
It's the same thing. If we come from the Spirit, no
matter what the situation is, we are going to succeed because the
Spirit succeeds. Of course, sometimes the Spirit's work looks slow
to us. If one day of God is one thousand years, so what is one hour?
A couple of hundred years?
So His Work is slow to our eyes. We think we have to
do everything in this lifetime. If something is not going to be done
in this lifetime we think, "Probably we shouldn't even touch it."
But, there's a story that a king was riding one day
with his company. They came across this old man, who was around 100
years old. He was so old that he couldn't walk very good. However,
he was trying to plant a tree, a very tiny tree. It would probably
be fifteen to twenty years before the tree even looked like a tree.
The king was very amazed at such an old man putting
this tree in the ground. He said, "What are you doing, old man?
You're not going to be alive when this tree is grown up and
fruitful." He said, "It doesn't matter. Other people planted and we
ate, we plant so other people will eat."
You see? So the more important thing is how my life
is going to benefit others and the future. If I don't see it, it's
alright. It is not important that I be concerned if my work is going
to be fruitful in this lifetime or not. The most important thing is,
I am going to plant it, I am going to water it, I am going to trim
it, I'm going to prune it. I'm going to take care of it. When I am
gone, that's fine. That tree might grow and give good fruit, and
feed many people after me, or give shade to some tired travelers who
come, lay down under it, and become comfortable.
That's why we don't have to worry about how slow or
how fast things are going to happen. If we come from the Spirit and
it's God, it's good. When it's good, it's going to give good fruit.
So God is good and He always gives us good things to
do. When it comes from the Spirit it is going to be good. If it is
not good, it is not God.
It is just like that murderer in New York who said,
"God told me to kill those people." That is ego. That is a twisted
kind of logic. God doesn't tell us to kill people. He actually said
in the Scriptures, "Thou shalt not murder." How can a God who said,
"Thou shalt not murder," come to us and say, "Murder?"
So we can twist God's Logic, or God's Way, to our
own way, to fit our rationalized mind. We rationalize things for
ourselves. "That's the way I'm doing it because that's the way I
feel good about it. If it feels good, do it." However, if it feels
good but it is against the Word of God, don't do it. Actually Maya
feels very good in the beginning. It feels good, it feels very, very
great. It looks good, and it makes you probably knowledgeable
(knowing of the good and evil).
It is just like when the devil was talking to the
woman. He said to her, "Eat of the tree of the knowledge of good and
evil. It's going to make you feel good." But what happened at the
end? She was thrown out of heaven. She was thrown out of the Spirit.
She actually became ethereal, because that reference
to woman is referring to the lower nature. So what happened was that
she was thrown out of the Spirit. She said, "I know better than God
what is good for me." The moment you say that, you create your own
laws, you create your own way of thinking. Then you're not doing it
in the Spirit, you are doing it from the rationalized mind. You
rationalize your actions.
That's why it's so important to read the Scriptures,
to know His Way, to meditate, and to understand His Way, what Way He
wants us to do things. If we realize that, then our life becomes
happy. If we don't, we might look happy, we might act happy, we
might pretend to be happy, but inside there is an emptiness, there
is something for which we long.
We long for the Spirit. We long for that peace of
mind. We long for the Goal (be One with Him) and Happiness that is
When we realize that, we want to follow God's Way,
and as we follow God's Way, that Joy, Happiness, and Peace are going
to come to us.
Actually one person said, "I didn't understand the
Ten Commandments until I followed them. After I followed them I
realized how strong my Spirit became, how strong my Self became, how
strong my personality became, how in control I became in my life
because temptation wasn't able to take me where he wants, or Maya
couldn't take me where it wants to take me. But I took myself where
I wanted to go and to be. Where did God want me to be? I wanted to
be in the Spirit. Why? Because it's Good." And if it is good it's
going to give you good fruit.
When you are in the Spirit and you are doing in the
Spirit, you don't worry about anything. Don't let your mind come and
drag you down, "Oh, no, I shouldn't have done that. No, this
shouldn't be. Maybe I'm wrong, etc." Meditate. When you reach that
calm state of mind, in the calm state of mind that quiet voice of
God tells you something which is good -- if it's not good, it's not
God, remember? -- if it is good, do it. It's going to give you
That quiet Voice of God is so quiet that you can't
even hear it. You think you heard it, but at the same time you don't
know if you heard it or not. But it is, at the same time, very
powerful and strong, and you have no doubt that it is Him. That is
the voice of God and He is guiding you toward what action is to be
taken to take you to the next step.
That's what meditation is all about. Meditation is
to know what is the Will of God. You know, someone asked me, "What
am I supposed to do in my life? I don't know my talents." Go
meditate and hear that voice within you clearly tell you what is the
goal of your life and why you are here.
Of course, reaching that quiet voice sometimes is
difficult. We're living in a world that is noisy. It is full of
pulls, attractions, and a lot of things that call us toward them. So
our minds are not calm enough to hear that voice.
That's why God sends the Scriptures, to guide you to
that quiet mind. It is just like a very hard path with a lot of
turns, holes, and different creatures who might snatch you up along
the way. But some people eventually make it. Some of these people
who have walked this path, who may have fallen a couple of times,
who have been snatched by the creatures and the thorns tore up their
bodies, eventually made it to the end of the road.
After they make it, they come back and tell us, "If
you reach this turn, don't turn right, go left. If you reach this
place, don't just step on it, jump over it, etc." So they give you a
That's the Scriptures. They are a map for going to
God, if you read them and understand them!
If we look at the seven main religions of the world,
The Greatest Sign, and we read all those Scriptures and
become familiar with them, we will see a thread, the same thread
within all of them. The same repetition of this map to get to the
Spirit is in all of them. There is a thread between the lines which
is very similar in all of them. There are also differences which are
explained in The Greatest Sign. These are what that map, that
drawing is: how to go to God.
If anything is not according to that map, it is
Maya. It is our rationalized mind. It is not good. It is not from
That's why Christ said, "Have a discerning mind."
Discern the situation. I don't mind you asking me thousands of
questions about my Mission, why am I doing this, about my
motives, about my meditation, and trying to find faults in me, but
I don't want you to find faults in me if they are
not really there, or you see them through a filthy ego, or you try
to find one because you feel this
is so hard to do and it is such a hard path to follow, so you find
faults that are not really there. You are creating excuses not to be
here, or not to do the Will of God.
That is your problem really. But if you're
discerning with the real discerning mind, asking questions to know
what is the Spirit behind this Mission, and eventually see
the Spirit and accept it, that is wonderful. That is much better
than just coming and walking into the Mission and saying, "I
love you." What do you mean?
How can you love me? You don't know what my teaching
is. You have to have that discerning mind. It's alright to have
that. Actually you have to have that discerning mind in every step
in your life, in any teaching.
If someone came and said, "You are god," is it in
Scripture, "You are god?" Yes, it is in Scripture. Even Christ said,
"Thou are gods." But at the same time the Scripture says, "You are
in My image." You can put two and two together. It says, "You are
god." God is everything, so you are a part of Him. God said, "You
are in My image." And then He said, "You are my sons and daughters."
What are sons and daughters? Sons and daughters are in the image of
the Father and Mother, Logic and Grace. So we are in the image of
God, we have the same potential and qualities that God has.
Later on He says, "When you overcome, you will
become my sons." Therefore, before you overcome you are not His
sons, and you're not His daughters. So it means, when you are pure
enough and you reach a point that you can manifest His Qualities,
then yes, you are god. But before that you are just egos.
Again, some people say, "Oh, you are god," and a lot
of people just take it and say, "Oh, yes, I'm god, I don't need
anyone. I can do anything I want to, I am god myself. I don't have
to listen to anyone, or read Scriptures, His Words." See that is
exactly the same lie that was given to Eve. "You're god. You can
make your own decisions. Don't listen to God. You're OK, just eat of
the tree of the knowledge of good and evil." And she said, "Oh yeah,
sure, I can do it. I eat of the tree and I'm knowledgeable, and I
know good and evil and so I'm god."
But she wasn't pure enough yet to eat of the tree.
That's why God said, "Take the tree of life away from her," because
if you are not pure enough you can't have the tree of life, the
With all this we can see that going to the Spirit is
the only way we can manifest anything in our lives, or anything that
is good. With that real understanding of the Spirit, our work starts
prospering, our Spirit is going to rise, and our life becomes more
comfortable and easier with fewer real problems. We will see where
we have gone wrong, what are our attachments, our desires, our
unhappiness, because we have desires which are not according to
God's Will. Period.
Ego wants to be the doer. Ego wants to say, "I am in
control." God says, "Oh yeah? I'll show you who is in control."
Actually God doesn't say that. We make a lot of mistakes because of
our ego, because it's not from the Spirit. Ego is attached, is
desirous, is all those things that we talked about which are not
good (God). What is ego? Ego is really like an umbrella we have over
our head. It cuts off The Grace.
We have an umbrella over our head and we don't want
to let The Grace come in. Grace is always there. It is showering us
all the time. There is no moment that Grace is not there. It's
always there. The only thing is, take the umbrella away. As simple
as it is, just take it away. Say, "I don't want this umbrella." Let
God come through.
That's why we say, to be submissive to God is the
highest realization. Why? When we are submissive we let the Spirit
I'm not giving this Satsang, the Spirit of God is
coming through. I'm just enjoying it. I'm just sitting here and
saying, "That's great, He talks beautifully. Where did this
knowledge come from?" I don't write these things down before I come
here and just read them to you, because the Spirit of God is
wonderful. He does beautiful things. He's knowledgeable. He knows
about everything in the universe.
Become an observer of everything you do in your
everyday life, and let the Spirit come through. Then the whole day
becomes meditation. You meditate constantly. You don't stop. You
don't have to close your eyes to meditate.
Of course, closing your eyes is necessary in the
beginning, because energy is going out of your eyes. Energy is going
out of you. You are seeing and desiring and becoming attached.
That's why they say, "The external world is like quicksand." When
you fall into it, the more you try to get out, the more you go in.
The moment your eyes find something and you desire
it, the moment you go and fulfill this desire, there's another
desire which will come up and bind you. Then another is going to
come, and another is going to come, etc. Suddenly you see you are
completely wrapped up in the world.
Then you say, "Yes, this is the reality. I have to
run, wake up in the morning and go, go, 8:00 to 5:00. Then I have to
come home, buy a couple of beers or something, or have a party, or
go to watch television. Or, I have to have friends. I have to know
all the people who are famous in show business, or in the world, and
I have to meet their friends. I have to have this, or that. I have
to have a bigger house. I have to have more cars. I have to have an
airplane. I have to have a yacht, etc, etc."
After awhile you say, "Wow." It doesn't matter how
big your yacht is, there is someone with a bigger yacht. "Oh, no, my
yacht is not as big as that one" [all laughing]. When is it going to
The reason we do that is because we are longing for
infinity. We long to be connected to the Universal Mind. We want to
be connected to God. Then we direct this infinite longing to the
finite world. That's why we are never going to be satisfied with the
finite world. No matter how much we fulfill any desire, there are
more desires that are going to replace that desire. More desires are
going to come after that. It's just going to go on forever. Can we
quench that infinite longing with the finite world? No, we cannot.
So again the conclusion is that you have to know the
Spirit. The map to knowing the Spirit has been given in the
Scriptures. The Scriptures show us how to go to the Spirit. And the
Spirit is Good. Anything that is Good, is God. Anything that is not
good, is not God. Simple, huh?
Question: In the "Bath Ideation," after bathing
we say, "They were all in the path of becoming Pure Consciousness."
Why don't we say it for the present time, they are in the
path of becoming Pure Consciousness?
Maitreya: We're talking about the Ancestors of
humanity. So they "were" in the path of becoming Pure Consciousness.
We are One with them in the Spirit because the Spirit is everywhere
and everything. We are One with them.
Now, we try to become Pure Consciousness and become
One with them. So that is why we use the word in the past tense.
Question: But even our Ancestors are not yet in
Maitreya: How do we know? Maybe they are.
If you read the Bible you can see that Enoch
did not die, "God took him." "God took him" means he reached Pure
Consciousness. He didn't die.
When you reach Pure Consciousness you no longer die.
You just become like a drop which falls into the ocean. Your Soul no
longer needs a body.
What happens to a drop when it falls into the ocean?
It becomes the ocean, doesn't it? Can you pick it back up and say,
"That was the drop I just dropped?" No, you can't. It just stays in
That's when Pure Consciousness happens. When you
reach the seventh state of consciousness, you just drop into the
ocean of God, into the mind of God. You no longer exist in the sense
of a separate ego.
That is what it means, "God took Enoch." Of course,
if God Wills, He sends the same consciousness back, and that
consciousness picks up his own personality and comes back as an
Avatar, as a God-Man. These are the people who come to us as
spiritual teachers, the people who connect us to God, the people who
already know the way.
Of course, they come as regular people born from a
mother. They grow up, and eventually they realize their mission and
start giving their knowledge to everyone else. Those who were also
chosen to hear his word, see the way, and reach there, will be
attracted to that teacher, etc.
So there are many, many unit consciousnesses who
have reached Pure Consciousness. They are called the "sons of God."
We can see even in the
Bible, in chapter six of Genesis it talks about, the
sons of God came to earth, knew the daughters of men and created a
new generation. Or, in The Revelation it says, "Whoever
overcomes will become my son."
What does Son mean? Son means in my image, my
likeness. Who is my son? My son is in my image, my likeness.
We can see that being a son of God is being in the
image of God. It means to have His Spirit within us. So, many of our
Ancestors have reached Pure Consciousness. We can also reach Pure
Consciousness and become one with them. So they were in the path of
becoming Pure Consciousness.
Question: When will the Kingdom of Heaven come
to earth? Will it be in our lifetime?
Maitreya: The future belongs to the Father.
Whoever thinks they know the future, they don't. You can see many
people try to predict events in the future which do not happen the
same time they said.
Of course, God wanted some people to predict, like
Prophets. Prophets were given permission to prophecy, to say, "This
is going to happen in the future," and it happens. That's one of the
ways you know a real Prophet, he prophecies and is right, versus
those who predict the future and it doesn't happen.
Clare Prophet many times predicted that the world
was going to finish, and the world is still here. So we conclude
that she is not a Prophet, because she said it was going to happen
and it didn't happen. But Isaiah, Ezekiel, or Daniel, all those
Prophets predicted the future and said, "These things are going to
happen," and they did.
Remember in the New Testament, even the son
of God doesn't know when the time is going to be. Only the Father
knows when that time is.
The other prophecies are being fulfilled. We can see
that every prophecy that has been said is going to happen, happened.
We can read Daniel. It talks about the image with the gold
head, silver hands, brass, and the feet of clay and iron. We can see
each of them are related to one kingdom that was to come.
Nebuchadnezzar was the head, the gold. Then came the
silver, which was the Persian Empire. Then came the Chaldean Empire
which was the brass. The Roman Empire is the next, which was divided
into two legs (symbols of being divided into two Romes). Anyway, you
can go and read THOTH, and learn how it was fulfilled.
The Roman Empire was the iron, the intellectuals.
They created the Senate and all those things, and intellectually
influenced the whole of Europe. We still follow their time of day,
dating of the year, etc, even the religion, the religion they made
for the West. The West was completely influenced by the intellect of
the Roman Empire which was the iron. Eventually we will see, the ten
toes of iron and clay in that statue, are the ten kingdoms which are
going to rise in Europe. It is coming very soon.
So we'll see. He said these things were going to
happen and they happened. Then we will see in Ezekiel it
talks about the division of the earth to Russia, China, India,
Persia, Arabia, and all those places. They're going to become one,
and they're going to become one powerful force. Another prophecy is
that some other countries are going to come together and become one.
We see it is happening. We will see the rise of Europe as the super
So we can see that Ezekiel's prophecies are coming
true, right in front of our eyes. Those are the prophecies that are
happening and are going to be fulfilled.
Also, God said His Kingdom will come. That is our
strength. His Kingdom will come. It means, no matter what happens,
at the end of all of these things, His Kingdom is coming.
That is what you have to ask yourselves, and receive
the answer. The point isn't when is it going to come, but it will
come. That is important. That is the point we have to hang onto, not
when it's going to come. Is it going to come in my lifetime, in ten
lifetimes, in a thousand years, a hundred years? Who cares? We have
to hang onto every Word of God.
It is just as Christ said. The devil came to him and
said, "If you are the son of God, make this stone into bread." He
didn't ask how it can be done. He said, "No, we don't live by bread
alone." The devil said, "If you are the son of God, drop yourself
down from this high place and He's going to save you." Esa said,
"I'm not going to tempt God."
It is just like they come to me, "If you are the
Messiah, heal me." Isn't it tempting me? Why don't you listen to the
Message? Isn't that better if you listen to the Message and accept
it, then to ask for healing and other things?
The devil took Esa to the very top of the mountain
and said, "I'm going to give you all this kingdom, if you kneel and
worship me." He said, "No, we have to listen to every Word of God."
So the Word of God is that His Kingdom will come.
Now the question is, how is it going to come? We can believe that
suddenly someone comes on earth from the sky, from the clouds, with
a white robe which is very shiny, and he has a big halo on his head,
and he says, "Kingdom here," and the kingdom is there. Some people
They even picture a lot of people going up to the
clouds. Supposedly they're going to be taken up, to stay with him
for seven years in the clouds until the tribulation is over, and
then they come down. Some people believe that it is the space
brothers who the Bible is talking about. They're going to
come and lift us up by spaceships.
Actually there was a book written by one lady,
Tuella, Project: World Evacuation. There was such a stir, especially
among New Agers. People were going to the mountains trying to have
the first seat [all laughing]. Who's going to be lifted? Who's not
going to be lifted? Well, the time came, and passed. No one was
lifted up. Some people were even promised to be lifted up, and they
are still waiting.
There are a lot of theories of how it's going to
happen. But look at the history. That is another way that we can
logically look at things. Look at the history. Does history support
Was there ever any Messiah who came that way? Even
Christ himself didn't come from the sky. He had a mother called
Mary. Mary had a child. He grew up. He realized who he was. He
proclaimed who he was, started teaching everyone, and fulfilled
everything better than what anyone thought he was going to do.
So we can see that we have to understand the
symbolic meaning in the
Bible. When it says, "You are going to be caught up in the
clouds," what does that mean? Cloud means confusion. And we have
been in confusion for the last seven years. Then He said, "There is
going to be tribulation." Those who are with him are not going to be
hurt, they are going to be safe. Where is the safe place? The Communities of Light.
So this makes sense. That was one of the things that
impressed me about our teaching, it just makes sense. It's not some
imaginative thing. As I said, "The
is down to earth." Its feet are very down to earth. And it makes
sense. If the people and the groups, come together, help each other,
support one another, base their life on God, understand His Ways,
follow the Eternal Divine Path, The Greatest Sign, and
our teachings, they can create the Communities of Light, they
will be beyond any tribulation, and they will be saved.
That is where you will be able to withstand any
shocks. That is why, as I mentioned many times, the Jewish
Communities withstood tribulations for thousands of years, because
they were very shock-absorbing. The family was so strong that no
matter what happened to them, they had shock absorbers. Family unity
is the shock absorber to the community. No matter what happens to
the community, if the family is strong, it is going to withstand.
It is just like a large building with the earthquake
prevention system. No matter what earthquakes come, this building is
going to adjust itself to the situation. That's exactly what the
strength of the family is. Why do I put so much emphasis on the
family? Well, it's so important to have families in the Communities of Light.
I have to announce that we are going to have a real
marriage tomorrow night. I don't know if you all know it or not.
That is wonderful. It makes me very happy that we're going to have
the first real marriage ceremony tomorrow night, and that's
Also, we are going to have a renewal of vows. I
heard today that you really met thirty-eight years ago tomorrow.
Isn't that wonderful? Do I choose the dates right [all laughing]?
No, I didn't do it, He did it. His Signs that He is with us are all
over, aren't they?
So that's wonderful to have these married couples
who base their lives on the Eternal Divine Path in the Communities of Light. We're going to have powerful, strong
communities. No matter what comes we will survive. We're not going
to be afraid at all.
Of course, singles have their place too. If we have
many, many well-rounded married people in the communities and also
many wonderful young people to join us, if they will be married, or
if they become teachers in the communities and preach this Word all
over the earth, that's all we're here for. We're here to create the
Communities of Light and preach the Word.
In the communities, we will support one another. As
I said, if there is any real problem, we can solve it. It's not very
hard. The more people who are in the
Communities of Light, the less problems there are going to
be. After awhile we're going to have communities where there are no
The only problem we have are children [laughing],
who really are not a problem, they are a lot of Joy. But they take a
lot of time. They really do. Children take a lot of time and energy.
But with a little organizing, and also concern in the community,
these things can easily be taken care of.
We have Isaac in the community. I don't think he is
too much a burden on anyone because everyone helps out. Everyone
takes him a little bit. If someone is close to getting burned out,
someone else takes over. It's very easy because we are concerned
with what's happening in the community. And no one is going to burn
out. So he receives constant attention without one person paying the
price for it.
In the community it's very easy to take care of
children. Just imagine there are six couples (there are twelve
people) as the base of the community. Three or four people can stay
home during the day to take care of the children and household,
eight others can go to the outside world, work, and bring resources
in. So really it's not just one couple who has to go to work and put
their children in a day care center, or give them to someone they
don't know, or all these things we hear about, the child abuse and
problems that are created.
Who is that person doing the child care? You're just
giving your child to someone you don't know. But in the communities
you know one another. It doesn't matter how you look at it, the
communities make sense, especially the Communities of Light.
They make sense.
So if it makes sense, the timing is not that
crucial. We can see that, as I said, God is working for us. God is
preparing the earth for this. Individuals are probably not prepared
as well as the collective events that are happening. We are
preparing individuals. Collectively, God is taking care of it. He's
fulfilling the prophecies. He's bringing humanity to the brink of
realizing, "You have just one earth, one planet, one spaceship."
We artificially divided it into different places
called countries. If you look at the earth from space, there is no
border between the United States and Canada. There is no border
between Iraq and Kuwait, or Iraq and Iran, or whatever, Russia and
Europe. Nothing! There's nothing there, there are no boundaries. If
God wanted them to have boundaries He would have put boundaries. He
would have put big letters, "THIS
IS CANADA. THIS IS THE UNITED STATES."
He didn't do that, he just opened the whole earth, "This is the
earth. Take care of it for Me. Clean it, be fruitful, and be My
We are His Children. There is no doubt about that.
When we become the
Communities of Light, and the more we become the Light, we
become the Children of Light. We become the new Children of Israel,
the new Children of Light. And the Children of Light are His
You are His Children. So you have to accept that you
are His Children. If you are His Children, we are One. But if you
are a Christian, and I am a Jew, or a Moslem, then we are not One.
The only way we can become One is to become His Children, the
Children of Light, the Children of Israel. If you are, then all the
barriers are broken.
Question: How do you get past the labels, like
Christian, Jew and Moslem to become One?
Maitreya: That's why when someone asks, "Where
are you from?" say "I'm from God." If they say, "What is your
religion?" say, "Knowing God, knowing Self, the Eternal Divine
Path. I'm not called by any special word or anything, I'm just a
Child of God."
As I said, if we become the Children of Light, if we
accept ourselves as the Children of Light, then we don't belong to
any religion. Each of the religions are necessary to bring one part
of the Eternal Divine Path. So far it was OK to keep these
religions separated so we could bring them to this point. But now
it's no longer necessary for them to be separated. They are history,
now is the time to unify them.
So these labels eventually are going to dissolve.
There is no longer going to be any Christian, or Jew, or Moslem, or
Hindu, or Buddhist, and this, and that. They are going to be
dissolved into the Reality....
See, there are a lot of religions, and there is only
one Reality. If we all accept there is one Reality, and that Reality
has sent all these religions, we are beyond labels. The moment we
accept that each of them is a part of a greater truth, we no longer
belong to that part, because the whole is greater than the parts. So
we go beyond any labels.
That's how you overcome. You understand the
teaching. You understand that you are the Child of God. Go beyond
And work on yourself. The only person you can
work on is yourself. You can bring no one to the Mission.
God brings them to the Mission, not you. You do your work.
You do your best. Give the Message, then let them alone. If they
want to come, fine. They're going to come with their heart, and
they're going to belong here, feel comfortable, and accept whatever
the Mission says as something that they can follow.
But if we drag them here, they don't want to be here
in the first place, so they find all kinds of excuses not to be
here. So just leave them alone. Give them the Message of the Mission and leave them alone. Give them to God.
Even if you have a great desire for someone to
really join the
Mission, even if they don't want to come to the Mission,
just leave them to the Father and say, "OK, I did my best. I didn't
really want this to happen. Really it seems it's not working.
Father, OK you know better than me. I'll leave it to you. I'm just
going to be Relaxed, Work on myself, Help the Mission, Love
the Mission, Love the teaching, and Love the things I have to
do for the Mission. That's the most important thing."
It doesn't matter if it is our wife, if it is our
husband, if it is our children, still we have our personal
connection to God. The only thing we can do for them is to give them
the Message, and pray for them that they might also see the Truth,
But our primary work is on ourselves. Our primary
work is our spiritual progress. That's the only place we can be
selfish. That's the only place, to go to God. Then you can be as
selfish as you want to be, not as nasty, but as selfish as you want
to be [laughter].