The Third Seal (Christianity)
A two part lecture
At The Feast Of Tabernacles 09/25/1991
We're going to have a lecture today. We're going to explore a
wonderful story together for these two days.
Probably you have never heard it this way before, so while I'm
talking if you have any questions just go ahead and ask me to
explain further. We can discuss it and just flow together with it.
If you don't understand a part of it, let me know that you didn't
understand. If I'm going too fast, let me know. Do you understand
[to a French speaking participant]?
Participant: Sixty percent.
Maitreya: You didn't practice since you left Albuquerque [all
laughing]? He was getting very good in understanding English when he
was in Albuquerque. You have to practice it.
Actually, you can't learn another language unless you are living
with the people of that language for ten years [all laughing].
Really, it takes that long. And still you need The Grace of God to
know what they are talking about.
We are going to talk about the third seal. As we know, the third
seal is a part of The Greatest Sign, and The Greatest Sign
is the Eternal Divine Path.
Let's see when the third seal started. Can anyone tell me when
the third seal started?
One Answering: Before the worlds were.
Maitreya: The third seal started in eternity. So God already
knew about the third seal even before the creation was started,
before He sent His First Begotten Son to humanity to teach them.
The Eternal Divine Path was with God forever. There was
never a time that He didn't know about the Eternal Divine Path.
That's why it is called eternal. It started in eternity. It is
Divine, and it is a Path: Eternal Divine Path. So it started
from eternity, it is Divine, and it is a Path.
The third seal is a part of the Eternal Divine Path, so it
also started from eternity. Of course, as we discussed before, and
I'm sure Radah explained in her lecture, the First Begotten Son, or
the Spirit of God, was projected to the universe and the First
Begotten Son had to go through the Eternal Divine Path.
He had to meditate, to realize himself again. He had to discern
and understand the environment and how it affects him, for instance,
how the food he eats affects him, how people around him affect him,
how the shows he watches affect him, how the books he reads affect
him, the whole thing.
This is what we all have to do. We have to discern all the time
how the environment affects our consciousness. Those things that
disturb our consciousness and bring us down, we avoid, or at least
we overcome. We come to a place where they don't affect us anymore.
There are two paths, the path of yoga and the path of tantra. The
path of yoga is to avoid. It means discipline, to avoid it. You say,
"I am not going to do these things because of the way they affect
me." But the path of tantra is to go through it and see the
triviality of it. You understand, "What good did this do me?" For
instance, "Do I have to watch television for such a long time, or do
I have to go through this desire that I have?" You come out of it
and you say, "So what? That didn't satisfy me. That wasn't it. It
was not permanent, it was temporary."
Of course, greater than going through the desire is going through
the desire and your wants in your meditation. "I have such a desire,
why can I not control this desire that I have?" Then you meditate on
it and you go through it step by step. You come out of it and you
say, "So what? Why should I go and spend all my energy and time for
this desire, and at the end what am I going to gain? Nothing. It is
even going to destroy me, my family, or my environment, or anything
that I have."
That is another kind of tantric meditation, that you go through
your desires in your meditation, and then you come out of them and
say, "No, I don't want this. I'll just drop that desire."
So the First Begotten Son meditated, and understood, because The
Grace of God was with him. Remember, there was chaos and God said,
"Let there be light." That light was really the Spirit of God
projected to the chaos, to the darkness, to the universe. "And The
Word became flesh." The Word assumed a body, assumed flesh, and he
came to the flesh to experience the flesh. Because God was in Pure
Consciousness, He didn't know how the flesh felt.
He had to come to the flesh to go through the process and say,
"Yes, this is how the flesh feels. This is how the universe feels.
This is how humanity feels." Then little by little he understood.
And because The Grace of God was with him, he progressed very fast
through the flesh, and he realized through his meditation how the
environment affected him, and how things affected him.
Because a desire arose in God, because that was the Will of God
in the beginning which said, "Let there be light." For what? He
said, "Let there be light," so he could help the rest of the
universe also reach Pure Consciousness and go back to God. So that
desire was in him also.
As he was meditating he realized, "I have to create more people
to realize this wonderful thing that I have realized myself." He
started reaching out to other consciousnesses. As he reached out
more to the other consciousnesses, the other consciousnesses started
to progress a little bit, and started to understand what he was
Of course, it was very hard. It took many years to do that. But
he tried. He just kept saying the same thing over, and over, and
over, and eventually he reached a few. Some people said, "Hey, this
consciousness has something to tell us. Let's listen to what he
Anyway he started to attract some consciousnesses around himself
who started to see what he was talking about. When they progressed,
he was happy. When they didn't progress, he became unhappy, etc. But
at the same time he realized how important a proper environment is
for spiritual progress.
That's when he realized the communities were so important. As he
was doing that, he realized the community cannot be established if
everyone says, "What is in it for me only," being self-centered,
being selfish. "I can get out of it as much as I want, I don't care
what everyone else wants or needs."
So sacrifice, not being self-centered, being other-centered,
being God-centered, becomes important. That is the third seal. The
third seal is really the symbol of sacrifice. What did Christ teach?
He sacrificed, didn't he? He sacrificed everything. He sacrificed
even his life. He went all the way to the cross. For whom?
He didn't have to do that, did he? He didn't have to. He could
have just said, "No, I'm not going to do that." Actually, he tried
in the garden of Gethsemane. He said to God, "Can you take this cup
from me?" But he immediately realized, "Oh no, I can't do that."
That is what the prophecy said, that it was going to happen. That
is what he had to do. He had to go through it. He went all the way
to the cross and was crucified. He brought the third seal,
sacrifice, in the Eternal Divine Path.
So really the third seal is the symbol of sacrifice, not being
self-centered, not being selfish. What did we say sacrifice is?
Comment: To give up all for the ideal?
Maitreya: That's a good one. What does sacrifice means?
Comments: To be humble.
Maitreya: We can see all these things are related to
sacrifice. Of course, sacrifice is something we do in the community,
and the community also gives us back other privileges, other
wonderful things that, compared to what the community can give to
us, our little sacrifice is not that much.
Community can give us our physiological and safety needs, the two
basic needs of humans, which they need even to start meditating. If
you don't have your physiological and safety needs taken care of,
how can you sit and meditate? After that it gives companionship,
belongingness, it gives all other things that, if you read Maslow or
psychology, they talk about those things that are the basic needs of
It provides all those things, and besides those benefits it
provides an environment where you can sit and meditate, not being
afraid of other things in the environment that affect you. So
community gives a lot of privileges and asks very little.
The First Begotten Son went through this process and he
eventually, of course, reached Pure Consciousness. He went back to
where God said, "Let there be light." The light became flesh, went
through the Eternal Divine Path, came back to Him, and Pure
Consciousness became light. "And God saw the light, and the light
was good," because He knew that the Eternal Divine Path was
good and the process was good.
The First Begotten Son reached a point where he made it. So God
looked at it and said, "It was good." That became light and the rest
of the universe became darkness. That's what the day and the night
means in the first verses of
He came back as a human, in the fleshly body, and he became Adam.
Actually, if you look at the meaning of Adam in Hebrew, Arabic, and
Persian, it means perfect, perfection. If someone in those languages
said to you, "You're really an Adam," it means you are really
perfect, you are a very mature person. That's what Adam really
Adam was a perfect man, a perfect person, a perfect being. He was
also male and female. Of course, God created more than one Adam. He
created many humans. But the First Begotten Son as Adam came to
humanity and became their first teacher.
The first teacher of humanity was Adam, and he taught them the Eternal Divine Path, the Mystical Paths and community. Actually,
if you look at any religion, they talked about the community. You
don't see any religion that doesn't talk about community.
Every religion, even Buddha himself, talked about Sangha and
dharma. Sangha means community. Dharma means the innate nature of
the person in that community.
So if you have a community where everyone follows their innate
nature, or dharma, that community becomes what? That community
becomes a Community of Light, because every person knows what
they are good at and they utilize their abilities in the setting of
None of us have the same abilities. Each of us have different
abilities. As each ability manifests itself in the body, after
awhile we have so many resources and so many wonderful things we can
accomplish together because everyone can do a part of it.
Of course, there is a misconception, or a problem, that we
sometimes want everyone to be like us. If they are not like us, we
feel a little uncomfortable. But as we meditate and realize this
wonderful higher level of looking at things, we can accept in every
one of us the part that is wonderful. Then the parts that are not
exactly compatible with us, we can just cope with them. We don't
have to reject them.
Actually, neither attachment nor rejection is good. Attraction or
repulsion both come from the lower nature. If you are too attracted
or too repulsed about a thing, it is opposite, it is not the middle
path. It is not with the realization of a realized person who
neither becomes too attracted nor too repulsed. If you are too
attracted to anything very fast, you still have things to work on.
If you are too repulsed by things, you still have things to work on.
So we each have abilities and we have to recognize that, realize
that, and love one another, as God loves us. God doesn't say love
one another. He says, "Love one another as I love you." You see,
there are different kinds of love. God loves us with compassion.
Compassion is a kind of corrective love. It just doesn't say,
like everyone, "I love you." That love of God is different. He loves
you with compassion, with corrective love. He can see your beauty.
He can also see those parts that can be improved. He loves those
parts that are beautiful and He works with those parts that are not
That is the kind of love He is talking about. He is not saying it
like a lot of people who throw around the word "love" very casually.
God's love would be on a much higher level.
But when did the Eternal Divine Path, when did His
teaching really start historically and scripturally? It started
after Adam came and taught humans. Later on humans fell. That's the
story in the Bible again, that Adam and Eve ate of the tree
of the knowledge of good and evil. Later on, of course, Adam was
split into male and female, and eventually they fell. They became
more and more fleshly bodies. Their ethereal bodies became more
In the beginning we didn't have these physical bodies, we were
mostly ether. The humans were directly connected to the Spirit. We
were more and more spirit. But as we fell from following what we
were told, we became more and more flesh. Eventually we became
absolutely flesh, at the time of Noah.
Then this teaching had to be given to the human in a new way.
That is when Noah became the first human teacher. When Noah started
teaching them about this new teaching, he also taught the same
thing, the Eternal Divine Path. Of course, he had to put a
new way of rituals into it.
He started the burnt offering. God smelled the sweet savour, and
He was very pleased and said, "OK, I'm not going to destroy you any
more. Anytime I see the rainbow I will remember that."
He didn't have to destroy the human any more because the humans
were so powerless now. They didn't have any telepathic abilities.
They didn't have those powers that they could move things around.
Even if some humans wanted to show a little of spiritual powers,
everyone says, "Oh, this person is great. We have to follow him."
Probably before the humans received their physical bodies, they
were more powerful than any human ever was, or is, in this age. They
were powerful. And they fell. They had all the powers. Actually they
could extract the life form and use it for rejuvenation and
everything that they needed.
But what happened to them? God said, "I am not going to cope with
this human anymore." They were powerful. So again, we shouldn't look
for the powers because power doesn't mean realization, a higher
level of consciousness.
He destroyed them. He said, "No, I don't want this kind of human.
They have to go."
Then He created us with our third eyes closed, and it became the
pineal gland. Actually if you look at the pineal gland, it looks
very much like an eye.
So our third eyes were closed. We know a lot of people whose eyes
are not open. They can't see anything spiritual. He closed it up
because we weren't ready for the spiritual power or ability.
If He gives us a little power, we go crazy [laughing]. We say,
"Wow, I can see the future. I can see the angels. I can read other's
They go crazy. They start an organization, become a spiritual
teacher and have a lot of followers. But they had just a glimpse of
So Noah really was the first spiritual teacher of the humanoid,
or the Homo sapiens, which were created as us. He started a new
teaching. At this time the humans were also split into five
different kinds, Shudras, Ksattriyans, Vaeshyaes, Viprans, and of
course, Brahmins, which we won't go into detail of what they are
But God had a wonderful Plan in mind when He created these new
humans. This wonderful Plan started when he choose Abram (Abraham).
He told Abram (Abraham), "Leave your country, leave your family, and
go to a new land that I will show you."
This time He didn't tell me that. I just ended up in a new
country, a new nation, a new place. He told me to do His work after
I came to the new country. But there is a similarity that we can see
there. He left his country and went to a new nation, a new country,
and a new way of life.
When God told him to do that, Abram (Abraham) was a submissive
man to the Will of God. He said, "Fine, I will do that." The moment
he accepted that, God gave him a blessing, that, "This blessing is
going to be upon Abram (Abraham) and his children."
Question: How did Abraham receive this Will of God, in his
mind? How is the way he received this order to go and find another
Maitreya: You mean did God come to him as a person, or did He
come in a revelation? Most probably It came from a revelation. He
felt something that he had to do and he felt it was the Will of God,
because he was so close to God that he could feel His Will.
The Voice of God is very, very soft, very hard to hear. Even when
you hear it you are not sure. You don't know from where it came. Did
it come from back, front, up, down, right, left, or where? It is
almost not there, but at the same time it is there. But there is a
conviction that comes with it. So when it talks about God told him
to do something, probably he heard such a voice that he had to do
Also we can see something of the Will of God in our situation.
When we come to a block, when everything is blocked to us, then we
have to seek a new way, another outlet. Eventually if we seek, fast
and pray, God is going to reveal to us the way to go. Probably that
is what happened to Abram (Abraham) also.
So because Abram (Abraham) left his family and obeyed God, God
blessed him. That is how we also can receive the blessing of God. We
have to listen to Him. What does He want us to do?
The Goal Of The Life Is To Be(come) Divine. What does it mean
to be(come) Divine? A Divine person is absolutely in tune with the
Will of God. Absolutely! When you are absolutely in tune with the
Will of God, then you and He are one. Your will and His Will are
one. That is how you can become a Divine person.
The more you glorify God, the more you will be glorified. The
more you glorify yourself, the more you will be humbled. That's the
Law. That's why Abram (Abraham) is known as the submissive one, the
one who was completely surrendered and submissive to the Will of
God even said, "Take your child and sacrifice him for Me."
Abraham said, "OK, fine, if that is Your Will I will do that." So
you can see how submissive he was, compared to our submission to the
Will of God. Of course, that doesn't mean that he is going to ask
everyone to do that. But that shows how submissive Abraham was.
Because Abram (Abraham) followed the Will of God, God blessed
him. When you obey God, the blessing becomes an unconditional
blessing. That is why God said, "Forever this blessing is going to
be upon you, that all nations are going to be blessed by you.
Whoever blesses you will be blessed," and all that, which has been
given him in the Bible.
Also, later on, God came to Abram and said, "You are no longer
going to be called Abram. You are going to be called Abraham." Abram
actually means A-bram. "Bram" means Brahmin. Brahmin means a person
who is in tune with God, or who is a spiritual teacher.
If you look in the Bible, actually you can find a lot of
Sanskrit words. Like Shiva, there is a name in the Bible of
Shiva and that is Sanskrit. And Brahmin, Abram and many other words
you can find that are very much related to that.
So Abram means he is not a Brahmin. "A" in Sanskrit makes things
negative. Like "vidya" means knowledge, and "avidya" means the
opposite, ignorance. Brahmin means a Brahmin. A-Braham means not a
Although they considered him not a Brahmin, God choose him. So
God doesn't look at the human titles that people give one another.
He looks at our hearts. If our hearts are great He says, "Yeah, that
heart is wonderful, I love it. He is a Brahmin." So although his
name said he was not a Brahmin, he was accepted as a spiritual
But also Abram means the father of one nation. Then He changed
his name from Abram to Abraham, the father of many nations. And He
repeated the same promises to Abraham. That time He didn't say one
nation, he said, "You're going to be the father of many nations."
When his name was Abram, God said that only one nation would come
out of him, and their numbers were going to be the number of the
stars and the dust of the ground. They cannot be counted and many
territories were going to be theirs, etc. But this time, when He
changed his name to Abraham, He said, "Many nations are going to
come out of you." Because now he is the father of many nations. We
can see how this relates to the way things happened later on.
Then as we said, He also gave the same promises to Abram. He gave
promises to Abram and then He repeated the same promises to Abraham.
Now what were the promises He gave to Abram and Abraham? There were
two promises that He gave to each of them.
This is very important. This story is so important that if
Christians and Jews understood it, they would open themselves to the
rest of our teaching, because this is from the Bible,
absolutely from the Bible, from their book, from their
It shows how God already said that there would be two Messiahs
from Abram and Abraham. If that is true, and Abram (Abraham) is the
father of the Hebrews, Christians and Moslems, then these three
religions have no choice but to accept that. It is so important that
the prophecies be understood, how God has been unfolding this
There are two promises that He gave to each of them: to Abram and
to Abraham. The first promise was the scepter, the promise of the
scepter. What is the scepter? The scepter is the symbol of kingship.
Kings usually carry a scepter.
This scepter came from God, so it is a spiritual kingship, or it
is the sign of the Messiah. He gave the promise of the scepter, or
spiritual kingship, and also the birthright. The birthright is the
territorial, or material blessing.
These two promises were given both to Abram and to Abraham. So
there are two promises. Can anyone tell me what they are?
Answer: The scepter and the birthright.
Maitreya: What is the scepter?
Answer: Spiritual kingship.
Maitreya: That's right. And the birthright?
Answer: Territorial blessing.
Maitreya: Good. So there are two promises given to Abram, the
father of one nation, and to Abraham, the father of many nations.
The scepter is the kingship, or the spiritual blessing, and the
birthright is the material blessing.
Now the blessing he gave to Abram is for his child. Who was the
child of Abram?
Maitreya: This child was from Hagar and Abram. Actually Abram
was from Ur. Ur is in the south of -- that's not a good country to
mention right now. Wasn't it south of Iraq? In the United States
they are pretty bad guys right now.
But he was from Ur in the south of Iraq. Actually, that part of
the country was a nation that was under the influence of the Persian
Empire. The Persian Empire, as you know, is now called Iran, and
Iran really means the Land of Aryans.
Actually, the Aryans were from North Europe. When their land
became less and less usable, they started immigrating toward Russia,
India, and Iran or Persia.
If you look at the Indian people in Asia, the northern Indians
are much whiter than the southern Indians because the continent of
India was actually a part of Africa. It moved from Africa and
eventually it went underneath the continent of Asia, pushed it up,
and the Himalayas and all those mountains formed.
So the Indian people were pretty dark-skinned people. When you
see the southern Indians, they are very dark people, and the
northern Indians are much whiter. That is because the Aryan Race,
which was the white race, came from Europe, and came to Persia and
India and mixed with the natives. The native teaching was mostly
related to the Shiva teaching, and the Aryan teaching was different.
Comment: I've been to India and didn't know why the people in
the south of India were blacker. I thought it was because the sun
was stronger [all laughing].
Maitreya: So they came and they mixed with the natives. They
came to Persia, and they actually settled mostly in Persia and in
southern Iraq. Eventually they became the Persian Empire. They took
over the Assyrians, and that's where Abram (Abraham) came from.
Then he later married Hagar. Hagar was an Egyptian, and she was
black. The Egyptian people were black people. That's why the Arabs
are darker in skin because Hagar was a dark-skinned person. The
children of Hagar were a cross between Abram and the black people.
The child of Hagar and Abram was Ishmael. And the first blessings
given from God were for the children of Abram, not Abraham, but
Abram, the father of one nation.
What is that nation now? Who are the children of Ishmael? They
are all the Arab people.
Comment: It would be nice to have a video and see all that.
Maitreya: Yes, that would be very nice. That's one of the
wonderful things about the Mission, you can make so many
movies and so many things about what we teach here. There is so much
You can write children's books. You can create movies and things
that repeat themselves more and more to humanity, until eventually
they start getting this vision and idea, "Yeah, God has already said
He was going to send His seals with different religions, and all
religions have come from Him and they are unified."
It is not, the Mystical Paths are separate from Judaism, Judaism
is separate from Christianity, Christianity is separate from Islam,
Islam is separate from the Baha'is. That's why we have such a
wonderful thing going on here. That's why sometimes you see I'm a
little frustrated, because I see such a potential in this, and then
we just go on with the small little details and mundanity in our
lives. And we are so burdened with the mundane questions, that I
just feel, "So what? You can just drop those, and get on with this."
Yes it is, it is a wonderful thing.
We can see that even Abraham didn't understand what God was
talking about, because later on when God said, "I am going to give
you a child by the name of Isaac," Abraham said, "Can't this
blessing be upon Ishmael?" He didn't believe he would have another
child because he was ninety-nine years old and his wife was ninety
years old [laughing]. He said, "What are you talking about, I can't
have a child. It's too late for me." So he said, "God can you give
that blessing also to Ishmael? I know that I'm not going to have
But God said, "No, I'm going to give you a child." Even though
Abraham didn't understand it, God said, "I already blessed Ishmael."
In the Bible it shows that when He gave the first promises to
Abram, they were for Ishmael. Then later on he said, "Now your name
is Abraham, your wife's name is no longer Sarai, it is Sarah, and
I'm going to give you a child who you will name Isaac, and this
blessing is now for Isaac."
So we can see that there were two promises for two children. As
we said, one child was the first child of Abram, and he was Ishmael.
We can also find this in the Koran. The same thing was
revealed to Prophet Muhammad that, "We will make a nation out of you
and a Messenger will come out of thee." Exactly the same promise,
isn't it, that he's going to be a nation?
Actually after I wrote down this revelation about the two sons of
Abram (Abraham), I found this in the Koran. After I wrote
this down, later on, one day I was reading the Koran and I
said, "Hey, look, it's even in the Koran."
That is exactly what it says, "A nation is going to come out of
you and a Prophet will guide them." Again what? The nation is the
material blessing and the Prophet is the Messiah, or the spiritual
blessing or the scepter.
We can see that even the Koran confirms that God has
already promised Ishmael that such things were going to come to him.
So the blessing which was given to Abram was for Ishmael and his
Now we will see what the birthright is that was given to the
children of Ishmael, or the Arabs. The Arabs are a nation, aren't
they? They are from Saudi Arabia to Jordan, to part of Israel,
Egypt, all of North Africa, all the way to Spain.
Spain was under the influence of the Arabs for 250 years. So
there is a lot of Arab blood in the Spanish people. Even if you look
at the culture of the Spanish people, it is very much Arabic, even
some of their names.
In New Mexico we are very close to the Spanish people. They have
the names, Hussain or Mansor. These are all Arabic names. The style
of their houses and the adobe they make, that is very Arabic. And
then their language has the same tune of the Arabic language.
Also because of the concept that you can have as many wives as
you want in the Arab cultures, it made it very possible that their
blood just fused into the other nations because anywhere they went
they married many wives, and they had a lot of children.
That's why you can see the Spanish people have a lot of Arab
blood in them. You can almost say the Spanish people are Arabs. Even
their temperament, their music, and their culture is pretty Arabic.
So you can say that even South America has kind of been given to the
Arabs because most of South America is Spanish.
Actually, pretty soon the United States is going to be 50-50%.
That is, 50% of the population will be Spanish (or other related
You can see that Europeans, white Americans and probably the
Canadians are all the children of Isaac. New Mexico is a kind of
meeting place, and the
Mission is right in between these two nations. That's another
interesting point that just came to me a couple of weeks ago.
Comment: At what level do the teachings of the Bible
and the teachings of Shiva merge?
Maitreya: I wasn't relating the Bible to Shiva's
teaching. I was just saying that there are a lot of Sanskrit names
that we can find in the
Bible. But I'm sure that if you meditate on that, there is
some relationship with every aspect of all teachings. There is some
truth behind it.
Shiva was the teacher of tantra meditation. He was a tantric
meditator. Actually they depict him as a person who was sitting in
the middle of the grave.
Shiva was always depicted as a person who sat on the grave where
the people are buried, where the bodies are put. Does she know about
the teaching of Shiva? [She knows the picture] He had snakes and
skulls, etc. That is the symbol of the emptiness of life, all death.
The moment we are born, we start dying. So destruction is a part of
life. Shiva was teaching that really everything in this life is
The most important thing is to realize Self, or Spirit, or Soul.
That's the only thing that is permanent. Everything else is
temporary. That is the path of tantra. You go through the
experience, you come out of it and you realize, "That was empty." As
long as you are enjoying life you think that is it, that is the most
wonderful thing in your life. But after you go through the
enjoyment, at the end of it you see that, that wasn't it either.
Always life and death are present in every aspect of our lives.
So we can probably relate that to what the Bible says, that
God is the most important thing in our lives.
So as we saw, the first promise was with Abram and his first
child. Then God came and promised Sarai a son. Sarai was barren, as
you know. The Bible
said she couldn't have a child.
But God came to them and said, "I'm going to give you a son."
Sarai didn't believe it. She even giggled. She said, "What is He
talking about? I am ninety years old and my husband is ninety-nine
years old. Abraham is too old and I am too old. We can't have any
children." And as we said Abraham asked, "Can this blessing be for
Ishmael?" God said, "I've already blessed Ishmael."
But God fulfills His promises. He said He was going to do it and
He did it. That's another confirmation. That's another strength for
us in the Mission.
Sometimes it feels like no one wants to listen to our Message.
People are caught in their own little lives, and those little lives
are more important than this Message, this wonderful truth that has
come to us. Then we sit back and say, "Am I wrong? What am I doing
here? Why is it not happening? I have been trying to get this
Message going for how long, since 1977? It's thirteen years since
this Message is here and I'm trying to get it out. And it is not
catching on. What is going on here? Is God with me or is God not
with me? Is all this wrong that I'm doing?"
Then you remember how you received it and you feel, "That sounded
right the way I received it. I was guided to receive this, etc."
Eventually you conclude, this is a good teaching, this is a
So the conclusion is that either humanity is not ready for it, or
the way we present it is not right. Eventually, however, we come to
this conclusion, "But God always fulfills His promises." He said His
Kingdom will come on earth.
When we tell some people, "We're going to bring the Kingdom Of
Heaven On Earth," they usually say, "Good luck." They are right. It
is a pretty tough thing to do.
Just listen to the radio. There is so much going on even in
Canada right now. They are trying to pass that new constitution and
every province is having trouble with it. They are arguing back and
forth, etc. I say, "How can we unify all these people together?"
But you can look at this and say, "Well, God said He is going to
do it, and He did it before." God said He is going to bring His
Kingdom on Earth and He will do it.
So that is our strength, isn't it? If we realize that God
promised something and He fulfilled it no matter how bad it looks,
you just hang onto that promise and say, "God said that He is going
to do it so I'm going to hang onto that no matter how bad it looks
Question: It's too bad we don't know when [all laughing].
That's for sure I believe that is going to arrive.
Maitreya: Good. But when? That's what we don't know because
the future belongs to God.
God also is very flexible. He accomplishes things He says He will
do but He always has a reserve, a way to do it. He chooses people
who will bring this. He gives the Message and expects them to do
things for Him. But if they fail He usually has some others reserved
to do it, some back-up for it.
Well, a case in point is when the Quebecians got in touch with
us, a gentlemen by the name of Jean was the first person who got in
touch with us. But he didn't do it. Six months later, Raymond from
nowhere [all laughing] called the Mission. He wanted to come
and visit us. I said, "Fine, come." We had never been in touch with
him, or sent him any material or anything.
Comment: It's not impossible that God could say to us how
many times it happened. He could relate how many times the Communities of Light
are going to be created on earth. He could do that?
Maitreya: Well, when I started the Mission I thought
it was going to happen in a year, personally. I thought, "What do
they want? Do they want unification of all religions? It is here,
isn't it? All religions are unified. Do they want to bring the
Kingdom Of Heaven On Earth? How it's done is here."
I thought anyone who heard this Message would say, "Yeah, that's
it. Let's get on with it." Then instead they wanted to be healed.
They wanted to receive money. They wanted to know the future. Who is
their lover? Who is the best person for them to marry? Miracles,
Comment: And a lot of information...
Maitreya: Does he look good? Does he have good hair? Why does
he walk? Why does he talk? Why does he sleep?
What has all of that to do with the Mission and the
Message? You see, those are all completely irrelevant.
We have to just trust that it is going to happen. When is it
going to happen? The sooner we get on with the work and do it, the
sooner it is going to happen. The more we doubt it, the more we stay
in our little lives and resist it, the more it's going to wait.
So in a sense a part of the fulfillment of the prophecies is upon
us, how we respond to Him. It's a two way street. God reaches to us
and we reach to Him. It's not a one way street.
As I said, you don't know what the human can do to God. If you
think God can do things to us, you don't know what you can do to
God. You can make Him very, very happy, or very, very sad.
Do you want to accelerate the timing? This is the way to do it.
You have to really see the vision, see the wonderful thing that we
are representing here to humanity, and do it as fast as possible.
Anyway, let's get on with the lecture again. The promise given to
Abraham was then passed to Isaac. From Isaac it passed to Jacob. At
the time of the death of Jacob, Jacob separated the blessings. He
gave the blessing of the scepter to Judah, and the blessing of the
birthright He gave to Joseph.
So from now on, because we are going to explain the third seal,
we're going to continue with the blessings given to the children of
Isaac. Next year, when we go into the fourth seal, we are going to
continue with the blessings given to the children of Ishmael. But
from now on we're going to go on and just say what happened to the
Children of Israel and how the third seal was evolved.
The blessing was divided and given to Judah and Joseph. The
scepter, the kingship, was given to the tribe of Judah. If you look
at the kings coming to the Hebrews after the judges, except for the
first king, Saul, whom the Hebrews chose (not God) and was not from
the tribe of Judah, the rest of them (whom God chose) were all from
the tribe of Judah. He promised that the kingship was going to stay
with them forever, at least for the next era. King David, Solomon
and all his children came from the tribe of Judah.
Actually, there is a story that eventually one of the blood
relatives of King David moved and went to England, and that the
kings and queens in England actually are still related to King
If they believed in reincarnation, they would have known that the
kingship could stay with them even if they were not blood related.
But some stories push it a little further and make it that the kings
of England are related to King David.
Anyway, later on the Children of Israel were divided into two
nations: the House of Israel, the northern kingdom (ten tribes of
Israel) which is called the House of Israel, and the children of
Judah (the southern kingdom) which are the tribe of Judah, Benjamin
and the Levites with them.
The first time you hear the word "Jews" in the Bible
is in II Kings chapter 16. They were in war with the Children
of Israel, the northern kingdom. Then, of course, the House of
Israel was conquered. Many people don't know what happened to them,
the ten tribes of Israel. They just completely vanished for a lot of
people. Of course, as we explained in the book Children of Abram
(Abraham), All Prophecies Are Fulfilled in THOTH,
they left the northern kingdom, scattered northward and eventually
ended up in Europe, and some of them stayed in Europe and some came
to the United States.
But the Jews, of course, were also taken away. They were
conquered and carried away. Eventually they ended up in the Persian
Empire, and Cyrus sent them back. He gave them enough resources to
build their temple, and the Jewish people started flourishing back
to their land. Eventually, of course, they were demolished after the
Islamic conquest of the Holy Land.
Actually most of the Jews that are known now are the people from
Khazar. It was a kingdom in the northwest of Iran, very close to the
Caspian Sea. They were the people who called themselves Jews because
the people in the west and north were Christians, and the people in
the west and south were Moslems. They didn't want to be influenced
by either culture. They called themselves Jews because they wanted
to be different, unique. They wanted to become a buffer between
these two so they wouldn't fight with one another.
Then they became Russian Jews, went to Europe and scattered
throughout other parts of the world. Now most of the Jews we know
are from that part of the world.
So the birthright blessing was given to the Children of Israel.
As we explained, they left and went to the north, to Europe and to
the United States. Their territory is from north or from Israel,
north of Israel, to Europe and to the United States. So these are
the Children of Israel.
And the promise of the blessing or the kingship or the Messiah
was Esa. Esa came from the children of Judah, and that is exactly
what Israel told them, that Judah is going to have the scepter and
the scepter is going to be with them until the Shiloh comes.
What does Shiloh mean? It means Messiah. That means that when the
Messiah comes that kingdom is going to be taken away from them. See
again, if we understand the prophecy, God gave promises to Abram
and then gave promises to
Abraham. Then those promises that were given to Abraham will
come to the Children of Israel. Israel divided the two promises, the
birthright was given to the children of Joseph and the scepter to
the children of Judah.
The Messiah came from the Jews, or Judah. The birthright came
from the children of Joseph. Actually, if you read The Book Of
Mormon, it talks about how the Children of Israel left Israel,
came to Europe and eventually ended up in the United States.
Of course, all of them were killed by the American Indians. All
these things have been written in the gold plates that Joseph Smith
found. The people he talked about who came out of Israel and went to
Europe, were the children of Joseph. He said in
The Book Of Mormon that they were the children of Joseph. We
can see that Israel gave the birthright, or the material blessing,
to the children of Joseph, and they are the ones who came to Europe
and eventually to the United States.
Of course, the children of Joseph were Manasseh and Ephraim.
Actually, Ephraim is an Egyptian form of the name Abraham: Ephraim
and Abraham, see how close they sound? The younger was preferred
over the older.
Then England became a very powerful nation. It became so powerful
that "the sun never sets in its territory." That is what was said,
"We are so big that the sun never sets in our territory," because
they had so many territories all over the world.
Now then the younger one is the United States, which also became
powerful. Although it is younger, it became the most powerful nation
we have ever had in history. So they are actually considered (people
in the west, just the United States and Canada and this area that is
the most prosperous in the world) to be the children of Ephraim, who
was younger. And the people in England are the children of Manasseh.
We saw the Arabs also became like the stars. We can see that both
promises God gave to Abram and Abraham are fulfilled.
See, we have to go beyond our national interests, etc. We have to
see how God works.
If I was interested in my own national interest, I wouldn't be
sitting here and talking about Jews and/or Christians and praising
them, because where I was born, the people are Moslems, and Moslems
are supposed to be against the Jews. That is the norm. If you are a
Moslem, you shouldn't be praising anything about the Jewish and
But we have to go beyond our national interests. We have to
become God-conscious. We have to look at how God looks at the
things. We shouldn't get upset when we are talking about these
things, if it relates to other nations, or their prosperity, or
their strength that came from God.
But it is finished now. With the coming of this new revelation,
this old era is finished now. God fulfilled all His promises that
have been given to every nation. Now everyone is equal. Everyone is
in the same level in God's eye.
That blessing is finished. God made all these prophecies to show
humanity that when He promises something, He fulfills it. That is
what we have to understand from these prophecies, that He exists.
Believe me, 99% of humans don't believe God exists. They really
don't believe God exists.
So this event has been given to us to strengthen our faith. If we
really believe God exists, that is going to strengthen us in all
levels of our lives.
That's why these truths are taught here. Not that, "What nation
is greater than another nation, who's more prosperous, who receives
more blessing, who doesn't receive the blessing, and who is better
than the other person?" Those are ego trips.
We have to go beyond ego trips. We have to realize that this all
has been given by God to make us realize that God exists. If we just
receive this out of our teaching, we have received a lot. And if we
can make others also realize that, they have received a lot.
So I'm going to stop this lecture here. We will continue this
The Third Seal (Christianity)
At The Feast Of Tabernacles 09/26/1991
I want to make something very clear right from the beginning. I
heard there was a concern because we're talking about Isaac and
Ishmael. We're creating different races and creating separation
between them. That is because we say that God blessed Ishmael and
Isaac, and their children are now all around the earth, and that
they were preferred over the rest of humanity. That creates
separation and feelings of superiority for them (children of Isaac
We have to realize that God did all these things to show people
who don't really believe that God exists, that God really exists. He
promised and He carried out His promises to the end. But those
promises are now fulfilled. That is the most important thing to
realize about this part of this lecture, that God exists and that
those promises are now fulfilled.
That's why the book Children Of Abram (Abraham), "All
Prophecies Are Fulfilled" in THOTH shows that
because those promises are fulfilled, all humanity is now equal.
Those promises, blessings and preferences that had been given to
humanity are now fulfilled.
This can be clearly seen if we realize that since the time after
World War II, humanity has been going more toward equity and
equality. We can see that many people, or nations, who had been
oppressed, or were not given equal opportunity, are gaining those
opportunities little by little. Of course, we still have a long way
Usually when a process starts in God's Plan, it takes some time.
As we say, "One day of God is one thousand years." So when the
Spirit says it is going to happen, it is going to take some time to
We can see that after World War II, for instance, the blacks in
the United States became freer. They gained their civil rights.
Another example is those third world countries that weren't really
into gaining their own independence, raised and started to become
more independent. The process is even going on right now in a
By this revelation, those promises given to Abram (Abraham) are
completely fulfilled. If we realize that, these points shouldn't
create any separation at all. Actually, they should unify humanity
more, under one God, and at the same time create a greater faith for
So there is no one higher, and no one lower anymore. No one is
less than anyone. We are all equal. He who manifests greater fruit
is greater in the eyes of God.
We talked yesterday about the beginning of the Eternal Divine
Path: how God chose Abraham and his children, Ishmael and Isaac,
how He promised both the birthright and the scepter, how the scepter
was the Messiah, and the birthright was the material blessing, etc.
We eventually reached the point where Esa was the one who brought
the third seal and its teaching to humanity. So today we will start
from where we left off yesterday. Are there any questions from
yesterday's lecture? [There were none]
We realized that Esa is the one who is known in the West by the
name of Jesus. As we explained in THOTH, there is no
"J" in Hebrew. There are no such names as Judah or Joseph, they are
actually Yahud or Yoseph. There is also no such name as Jesus.
You might wonder where the name of Jesus came from. Actually, the
"Je" in Sanskrit means "victory," and z"sus" means the god Zeus. So
Jesus means, victory to Zeus.
When Christianity came to the Greeks this word Jesus was adopted
because Zeus was their god. The Romans replaced a lot of things in
Christianity, for instance their holidays, days of the week, etc,
and also the name was changed to Jesus.
Actually, I asked many linguists and Hebrews where the name of
Jesus came from "Can you explain to me where the name came from?" No
one knew. They twisted it and whatever they did, they never could
explain where the name Jesus came from.
But they know him as Esa in the East. Actually, there is a temple
in India that has a record of Esa, that he spent some time in that
temple. There is also a record in that temple that he was crucified
in Jerusalem, etc.
So his earthly name was Esa. There wasn't anyone by the name of
Jesus at all. That's another thing that fulfills the prophecy that
Christ said that they would come to him and say, "I prophesied in
your name and healed many." And he said, "I don't know you." They
say they healed in his name, and he said "I don't even know you"
because they are not healing in his name, they are healing in the
name of Zeus (Jesus, victory to Zeus).
So his earthly name was not Jesus, but Esa. He brought the
teaching of the third seal.
We already talked about the nations becoming divided and when the
Jews came back, they had lost the original teachings about their
religion. When the Jews came back from Persia, their whole religion
was completely destroyed. They didn't know much about what their
religion was, what their Bible contained, what was the
Old Testament, what their teaching was, etc. They found a
book in the wall of the old temple and they took that book as being
their old Scripture.
Anyhow they were so influenced by other cultures that they no
longer had the basic teachings of their ancestors. God was preparing
the way for the coming of the Messiah. That is when they started
longing for a Savior. They longed for the coming of the Messiah. And
that is when we see the prophecies started coming to the Jews of the
coming of the Messiah.
Eventually, Esa came as the expected Messiah. But there were a
lot of differences among people about how he was going to come.
There were the Pharisees, Sadducees, scribes and many other
different groups who had different philosophies and different ways
of interpreting their Scripture, whatever that was.
It is just like watching television these days. We can see so
many preachers explaining about the coming of the Messiah and how
he's going to come. Someone says, "There is going to be a rapture."
Someone else says, "No, there is not going to be a rapture." Another
says, "The tribulation is going to be seven days." Someone else
says, "No, it's going to be seven months." Others say, "No, it's
going to be seven years," and this and that. Someone says, "One day
you will wake up in the morning and see the people are starting to
go up to the sky," because they are going into the cloud to meet the
Christ, and all those types of things. Today we can see the same
thing is present as it was then.
So when Christ came, and he was a humble man who walked around
wearing a robe and sandals, preaching the coming of the Kingdom, I
guess all the Sadducees and Pharisees, all the doctors of law who
had studied a lot and were very intellectual, etc, wouldn't believe
that anything good could come out of Nazareth. Nazareth, probably
wasn't the intellectual center of the time. When he came they didn't
Also what he was saying was different than what they were taught.
That always happens. When the Messiah comes, when the expected
revelation comes, it's going to be different than before. Because if
it is the same as we already have, why do we need someone else to
come and give us the same thing? If these people who are preaching
already know what the truth is, why do they need the Messiah? They
already have it. You see?
So whenever Christ comes, he teaches new things and all those
teachings that are completely different from what the people are
expecting. He comes and gives the truth, and eventually he fulfills
But what was the mission of Esa? The mission of Esa is the third
seal. So the number three is very, very important all through the New Testament. Even the name Esa is E S A, three letters. He is
the third seal.
His mission also was three-fold. The first thing that he
fulfilled was the promise of the scepter, the coming of the Messiah
from the tribe of Judah. He was from the tribe of Judah. They traced
his genealogy back to King David, and King David was from the tribe
Also, as we said, there were two nations, the northern kingdom,
which was called the House of Israel, and the southern kingdom,
which was the House of Judah. The House of Israel were those who
were scattered toward the north and northwest, and they eventually
came to Europe. As we mentioned in The Book of Mormon, it is
explained that the people who came to the United States were the
children of Joseph.
We can see that the House of Israel was scattered from the north
of Israel to Europe and all those areas. One of Christ's missions
was to gather the people. If you look at Christianity, it mostly
spread from Jerusalem, to Europe, to us. He really gathered the
people, the lost tribes of Israel under his teaching. So the
Christians are mostly the Children of the House of Israel.
This also was told by the high priest the same year when Christ
was preaching in Jerusalem, that the Christ will gather the lost
Children of Israel. This is another very important prophecy, that if
you understand the Bible, then you understand that whenever
it talks about the House of Israel it is referring to the northern
Comment: They say that the French people came from that
Maitreya: Yes. They came from Europe. Most Europeans come
from the House of Israel. The House of Israel, of course, was ten
tribes. So probably each country, or more, in Europe can be
connected to one or more of the tribes of Israel.
Comment: The French come from Reuben.
Maitreya: Reuben. The French came from Reuben? How did you
come to know that?
Comment: Well, I've been reading the Plain Truth also.
They discovered that the French came with the mix of the ones, it
was the Reuben tribe.
Maitreya: Oh great! The Church of God has a lot of good
realization about the House of Israel and the House of Judah.
So Christ gathered the people, the lost tribes, the House of
Israel. Also, of course, he brought the spiritual message, on which
we are having the theme of this Feast, sacrifice.
The third seal is the symbol of sacrifice, and sacrifice means
being humble, not being self-centered. That is very necessary if you
want to create the
Communities of Light. If everyone is self-centered, selfish,
and says, "What about me? What is in it for me?" and doesn't want to
share and be with the rest of the community, that community is not
going to last. It is just going to fall apart.
That message is part of the Eternal Divine Path, and that
is what Christ brings to humanity. We can see his whole life,
teaching, conduct, and eventual crucifixion is sacrifice. He
sacrificed himself for his ideal.
We can see also, that apparently he was crucified and probably
his followers felt pretty bad that, "Well, what kind of Messiah was
he? He came from God and instead of accomplishing his mission he was
crucified." Everyone probably felt down and very bad about it. A lot
of doubts came to their minds.
But we can see, as we said, God accomplishes His promises. He
promised that such a Messiah was going to come and his teaching was
going to become one of the great religions of the world. And it did.
Again, we can look at this thing and see how the new teachings
are usually received by humanity. They are not ready for it. When a
new teaching comes to humanity, that new teaching is far ahead of
them. That's why they can't even conceive what this person is
talking about. They say, "You are crazy."
When we tell some people that our teaching is based on creating
Communities of Light and the Kingdom Of Heaven On Earth, they
look at us and say, "Good luck!" [laughter].
So we have to recognize that we are pioneers, and pioneer work is
always harder. It is just like the first people who came to the
United States, or to the West, or to Canada, as pioneers. Was it
easy? There were trees and no roads. They didn't know what kind of
animals lived there. There were snakes. There were scorpions. There
were tarantulas. There was disease, etc.
The first pioneers who founded the United States (I don't know
too much about how Canada started) almost died the first winter. We
can see pioneer work is not easy. We have to recognize that and that
is how we have to pursue our work and say, "We are pioneers. We have
to work harder. We have to reach further. We have to be more
patient, have more perseverance," etc.
But we see his followers were with him all this time, and he
talked about the Kingdom. Then even the mother of two of his
disciples was so sure that he was going to become king that she came
to him and said, "Let one of my sons sit on your right hand, and
another sit on your left," and the rest of the disciples became
upset that, "Why should these two disciples sit on his right and
left, what about the rest of us?" I'm sure you know about the
So they were pretty sure that he was going to become a king, that
he was going to revolt, throw out the Romans and take over the
Jewish kingdom. He was going to become the king of the Jews.
Suddenly, not only didn't he become king, but they crucified him and
put him on the cross, etc.
We can see that sometimes we have to look at the Scriptures, at
how it happened, and then relate that to our own situation as to why
what we are doing sometimes seems so hard. It is because humanity is
not ready. Yes?
Question: I understand what you are saying about the
crucifixion of Esa but what about the resurrection and the
Maitreya: There are a couple of theories about how that
happened. One of them is that you can look at the resurrection
symbolically. The third seal, as we know, is related to the third
chakra, and our lower nature is the first three chakras. When you go
through the third chakra, you reach the fourth chakra, the heart
chakra, which is where the higher nature starts. So resurrection is
a kind of symbol for coming from the lower nature and being
resurrected or ascended to the higher level.
Also there is a theory that he really wasn't dead when they took
him down from the cross, but that he actually was revived and lived
for a long time after that. They say he taught his disciples for
around forty more years, directed them and taught them.
Question: In Israel or somewhere else?
Maitreya: Somewhere else. He left that place. Well, where it
was, again is a debate. Some people say he went to the northern
kingdom and he stayed there, etc.
So that is why I stop at the end of the fourth gospel in the Bible, and go to the beginning of
The Revelation. At the
end of the last gospels, between the last gospel and The
Revelation, Acts, Romans, Philippians,
Peter, III John, Jude, and all other books,
there are a lot of opinions from his disciples.
I'm not saying these books are completely void of the truth but
the disciples like to exaggerate [laughter]. They love to do that.
The disciples love to exaggerate. Also they like to put something
into the teaching that is theirs.
So we can see that those books, although they have a lot of
truth, might twist the truth a little bit, or a lot.
Question: What is your version? Because you should know what
Maitreya: Well, it is really not that important. The reason
is, understanding the symbolism of it and what the message was, is
more important. Because if I say my version, that becomes another
theory. But if you realize what the symbolism was, that he brought
the third seal, struggled with the lower nature (in the desert), and
he was crucified, that is more important than what actually happened
to him. It is just like the ego, if you want to resurrect from your
lower nature, you have to crucify your ego to come to the higher
So I think the message is more important than the euphoria around
the Messenger. The life of the Messenger is also important for a lot
of people, about who he was, where he was, what happened to him,
etc. But eventually the message is more important.
Comment: It's just by curiosity. I know it's not more
Maitreya: Yes, I know.
Question: And what is the essence of the message of Christ?
What are some of the symbolic things that happened in Christ's
life that relate to three? For instance, for three days he remained
on earth after he was crucified. He said, "When I am crucified I am
going to be raised after three days and nights"
Actually that's one of the things they changed because they say
he was crucified on Friday and he resurrected on Sunday morning. He
said, "I'll be buried three days and three nights." Can you count
from Friday to Sunday morning? Friday night, Saturday morning,
Saturday night, so it's one day and two nights.
Comment: It said, on the third day he arose.
Maitreya: No. He said, "I'll be there three days and three
Question: Where is that?
Maitreya: That's in the Bible in the New Testament.
He said, "For as Jonas was three days and three nights in the
whale's belly; so shall the son of man be three days and three
nights in the heart of the earth" (Math 12:40). Then they say, "He
was crucified on Friday afternoon and he rose on Sunday morning."
How is that possible?
And that was the only sign he gave to them for his legitimacy of
being Christ. He said, "An evil and adulterous generation seeketh
after a sign: and there shall no sign be given to it, but the sign
of the prophet Jonas:...(Math. 12:39)." Then they even twisted and
missed that one. But actually he was crucified on Wednesday
afternoon, and he was resurrected on Saturday night. That is three
days and three nights. So when they went to the tomb on Sunday
morning, he wasn't there.
Again he fell three times while he was carrying the cross. Three
times he was tempted by the devil. Can you come up with some threes?
Comment: Did he give the message of the Father, Son and Holy
Maitreya: That is good, the trinity. That was the next one.
Comment: The three years of public life.
Maitreya: Yes. Of course, that was three and a half years.
Comment: The three times of Peter falling.
Maitreya: That was a good one.
Comment: The cock crowed three times.
Comment: They always say three wise men came at his birth.
Comment: And the three gifts, the gold, frankincense, and
Comment: They count fourteen generations from Abraham to
David, fourteen generations from David to the carrying away of
Babylon, and the carrying away into Babylon until Christ are
fourteen generations [Math 1:17].
Maitreya: So there are three fourteens. He died at the ninth
hour of the day, that's three times three. He started his mission
when he was thirty-three years old, that's eleven (the number of the
Christ) times three. Anytime any number is repeated three times,
that means it is from God. It is emphasized.
It is just like 777. The number of God is 7. When it becomes 777,
when it is emphasized three times, it is really from God.
He left home when he was twelve years old, three times four.
Three of his disciples went with him to the mountain. There were
three crosses when he was crucified.
His three-fold mission, which we discussed: the scepter, the
gathering of the people, and the spiritual message.
He had twelve disciples, three times four (four is the number of
manifestation). And his name is E S A, Esa.
Comment: There were three cities that he affected: Bethlehem,
Nazareth and Capernaum. You know why I was thinking about that?
Because when you were talking about that, I remembered when we were
in Israel we visited all three cities. When we visited Bethlehem I
didn't feel the Spirit like I thought I would feel the Spirit. It is
very commercialized. When we visited Nazareth, I felt the peace.
When we visited Capernaum I felt the energy, the power. And I just
realized these feelings sitting here when you were talking. Then I
thought, well, that's three [laughter].
Maitreya: Now the question, has humanity understood his
message and his teaching? Did they understand his teaching? [all
agreeing they had not].
He had the sharpest teaching, that's why he is called the Prophet
of the two-edged sword (see THOTH, Revelation of
The Revelation, Tablet 5, verses 3-4). In the teaching in the Bible of the third seal, the Prophet has a two-edged sword or
teaching. That's why he was so sharp, and it really affected the
egos. It destroyed their egos and they didn't like it at all.
Because his teaching was so sharp it hurt a lot of people, and
that's why they crucified him.
People don't really want to know the truth. To tell you the
truth, they don't want to discover the truth. I shouldn't say that
because no one wants to know the truth [laughter]. So I should say,
to tell the truth, if you tell the truth, it sometimes hurts and
that's why they don't like it.
He called them the generation of vipers, "You scribes and
Pharisees, you don't know God." And they were the law-makers who
always sat at the head of the table. They were the most respected
people in the community, they had all the powers and everything that
he didn't care about. He didn't think about if they had connections
or if they had money, etc. He said the truth.
If you do that, many people don't like it. And that is why he was
crucified. Of course, that is what he had to do. That's the way he
had to do it because God said he was going to give the sharpest
teaching, and the teaching of Christ is very sharp. Read the New
Testament, it really tears up your spirit if you are looking for
the truth. And also it is very, very close to the Bhagavad-Gita.
If you have read the Bhagavad-Gita and you read the New
Testament, it's like some of those sentences were taken from the
and put right into the New Testament. For example, "I am the
way and the truth and the light, no one goes to the Father except
through me," and all those things. It is just like Krishna talking
to Arjuna, "I am the way. If you want to come to the Godhead, this
is the only way you can come," etc. It's very similar.
His ministry was very short, only three and a half years. That's
a pretty short period to train any disciples or to do anything. That
is why when he left, his disciples were in disarray. They didn't
know what to do. They just gathered together and said, "What
Comment: They weren't mature.
Maitreya: No. Actually it takes around seven years for any
disciple to really mature, if he or she is really sincere. That is
why when he left they were lost. Eventually, Paul took over and most
ideas in Christianity have come from him.
So he had to come back to bring the next seal. He had to come
back and teach them more about his teaching. Of course, he learned
his lesson. He didn't go to the market place any more and blast
people away. Actually he learned his lesson when he was in the
Garden of Gethsemane.
He only preached three years and then, as we said, the disciples
were only with him three and a half years. They loved him, and he
said so many truths. But after he was crucified, they had to go out
and preach. So they started to exaggerate a little bit. As I said,
in Acts and all those books, we can see this. What they say
is truth, but that truth is also truth about every other Messiah or
teacher who came to humanity.
If you look at modern Christianity, they are mostly teaching
Paul. That's why I call them "Paulists," not Christians, because
they are really teaching Paul and what he taught them. They refer to
the gospels very little.
If you don't know the Mystical Paths, you won't know what Christ
was talking about. So that's another thing. Also when the disciples
went to preach in other countries, the people were trying to change
their minds. Eventually when Rome accepted Christianity, a lot of
things changed there and also in Greece.
We can see that the true teachings of the Christ were lost. Also
another reason for it was that there was a trend of
intellectualization of humanity from two thousand three hundred
Question: Concerning the cross, the crucifixion, Christ
already spoke about the next seals to come and the other signs when
he was saying, "May I do your Will? May Your Will come on earth," he
was speaking about the fourth one. When he was saying to the
disciples, "Go to every nation and spread the message," he was
speaking about the fifth one. And when it was about the
resurrection, God in us and you go to your higher self, to God.
That's like the sixth sign and seventh sign. It is already in that.
Maitreya: How did you come up with that conclusion? Did you
read it in THOTH?
Comment: I had a flash, like this.
Maitreya: Actually if you read the Scriptures, every Prophet
talks about all the seals, but the emphasis is on the seal they
As we said, there was a trend toward becoming intellectual. And
that is where the vision of Daniel comes in with the statue that had
a head of gold, the chest of silver, the belly of brass, the legs of
iron and the feet of iron and clay. We see that gold was the symbol
of kingship, the quality of a Ksattriyan, a kingly personality. Gold
is flexible. Gold is precious. Gold is warm. Gold is -- what else is
Comment: Gold is the best conductor of electricity.
Maitreya: Yes. And all those things. So gold is very
precious. It also, at the same time, can be molded into any shape
you want. It is not a very hard metal. You can easily adjust it.
Comment: It doesn't tarnish.
Maitreya: [Since time was short Maitreya started going
over the rest of the lecture pretty fast.] That's right exactly, it
doesn't get rusted. It stays forever. So that head was
Nebuchadnezzar and his kingdom.
Then the next kingdom was the Persian Empire, which was silver.
Silver is still precious. It has many qualities of gold but it is
not as precious as gold.
The third one was brass. Now brass is no longer as precious as
gold, which was the Grecian Empire.
As they come down, they become more intellectual. For instance,
in the Grecian Empire most philosophers came into the light. What
were their names? [many answering here, Socrates, Aristotle] Plato
and all those men.
Then the next kingdom became the Roman Empire. Of course, they
split into eastern Rome and western Rome, and that is why there are
two legs there. There is the Roman Empire and the one in Greece,
Constantinople. So they became two nations.
But they became very intellectualized. They became a democracy
and had senates, etc. All those democratic ideas come to us from
there. It was after that, that the world became more and more
intellectual. In the Renaissance, the intellectual domination came
to its highest level. Of course, with the intellectualization comes
Comment: More advanced for the body but away from the Spirit.
Maitreya: Exactly. Actually, one of the tendencies of the
intellectuals is that they are very sensual people. They want to
satisfy their senses. That's why you can see more and more the
Romans became sensual people.
Of course, there is a long explanation of how it happened. We
have books in THOTH that explain how it happened, such
as The Kingdom Of Heaven On Earth, Commentaries on
Prophecies In Daniel, Period Of Intellectual Domination, and
others. So the intellectuals took over because the kings relied more
and more on their intellectual ministers. They needed their
ministers, their intellectual ministers, to take care of their
territories. The wars became more complicated. There was no longer,
"You have a sword, I have a sword, so let's fight." The politics,
politicians, and all of this came about. So the intellectuals became
more and more in power. Eventually, as we said, the Renaissance
Whatever the intellectuals gain from their intellect, they spend
for material things. They bought things. The commercialism started
to dominate. Eventually in the industrial revolution,
industrialization became the power base. Now we are in the era of
going toward spiritualization. That is why the next domination is
going to become the spiritual domination.
We can see that this intellectualization of things also affected
the spiritual teaching. The real spiritual teachings of Spirit,
little by little, became intellectualized.
Then in the time of Rome, of course, the Romans believed in a lot
of things that were very dear to them, but their teaching wasn't as
great and powerful as what Christ brought to them. That's why
Christianity was accepted by the Romans, but a lot of things were
changed in Christ's teaching with their beliefs.
So when Christianity was accepted by the Romans they changed much
of Christ's teaching. Actually, they almost accepted Christianity
but they brought everything they had from other religions to
Christianity. Their religion was getting unbearable, because Julius
Caesar, or every Emperor they had, became a god after he died.
Actually he passed a law from the senate that he was god. So they
had a lot of gods, and also they worshipped the sun god. When
Christianity came, Christ was the Son of God, so they replaced the
sun god with the Son of God. The Son of God was more powerful and
universal, instead of the sun of one solar system.
They changed the Holy Days of God. They replaced them with
holidays. We now have Easter. There is no place in the Bible
where it says you should keep Easter. Actually, Easter comes from
Esther. Esther was a woman teacher who, in the
Bible, was doing a lot of things, like bringing fire down,
They changed the time of the day. The emperors had powers so they
had a lot of followers, and they didn't get crucified either
[laughter]. For instance, they say midnight, and then a minute later
it's one minute into the morning. They just said it was midnight,
how can one minute later be one minute into the morning, or one
o'clock in the morning when it was just midnight one hour ago? The
midnight is true because the night starts in the evening when the
sun sets. At twelve o'clock it's actually halfway between sunset and
sunrise, so it's midnight. But then the next minute or hour is not
one minute or one hour into the morning. It has six hours to go to
become morning, and then morning starts.
They changed the week days, Saturday (Saturn day), Sunday (the
day of the Sun), Monday (moon day), etc.
As we said, the day Christ died was not Friday. It was Wednesday.
They changed that to Friday because Friday was the free day. They
were free. They had a celebration.
They changed the time of Christ's birth to the time of the
equinox. We hear that when he was born the shepherds were out, the
weather was very good, etc. In the Middle East you never see a
shepherd out in the middle of the winter in the mountains because
they usually put their sheep in the stables underneath the mountain.
They dig a hole into the mountain and they put their sheep in there
to keep warm for the winter. So you never see a shepherd in the
mountains in the winter. That shows that he wasn't really born in
They replaced the sun god with the Son of God. "He was born to
save humanity," is from Mithraism. Mithraism is a branch of the
Zoroastrian religion. There was a legend in Mithraism. The legend
predicted a Savior would be born from a virgin and he would save the
world. So that again came from that concept. We can see all these
things are from Rome to replace the original teaching.
Now you may ask, "So what? Let's just follow the holidays that
are there. What is so bad about them? We can follow any holiday."
But God has already given His Holy Days. He said, "These are the
days I want you to keep Holy."
Why should we replace holidays with the Holy Days? The first
reason is because the Holy Days are from God. If we believe that God
exists and we believe that we should follow God, we should also
follow his Holy Days.
The second reason is for the unification of humanity. Imagine
that we unify all of humanity. Now every culture and every country
has their own national holidays. They have their own time of
holidays. They have their own days that they want as holidays. Then
we are going to be having holidays 365 days a year [laughter].
But if everyone accepts that "Those holidays are all narrow
because they are nationalistic, etc, so let's put something that is
from God," then we can replace all these holidays with Holy Days.
Then only seven times a year we will have Holy Days for everyone.
Also it's much higher. It goes beyond again the narrowness of the
individual, the lower level or earthly attachments. Also it is
obedience to God. We obey Him. He says, "Keep these days as the Holy
Days," so we keep them as Holy Days.
Now with all these changes that Christians teach, is it all
terrible? Are the Christians completely wrong? Should we think that
everything they say is wrong?
No. When they say, "Christ died for our sins," that is true.
Whenever the Messiah comes, he takes our sin on himself. That is why
such upheavals start on earth anytime the Messiah is on earth. In
the seven seals in The Revelation, any time a seal comes,
there is an upheaval after that. It purified. It purifies the earth
by being here. So, yes, he takes our sins.
"He is the only way." That is true also. Christ is the only way.
The Messiah is the only way, the one who comes and fulfills
prophecies, the prophecies which are for him, and he comes and
brings that teaching. His teaching is the only way. That is why we
can completely forget about any other teaching and focus on his
teaching because that is the only way. And that completely takes us
out of the confusion that is out there.
If you are out there and you want to find a spiritual path to
follow, you will be so confused so fast that you won't know what
happened to you. This channel says something. That channel says
something. This is from Helios. The other person is from...., all
these things. After awhile you get so confused.
When I came to the United States, I just went to the university.
I didn't have any connection with the people in the external world.
When you are in the university, it's a completely different
environment. You are cut off from the world. You're not really in
the society. From there I came out and started the Mission.
Of course, we told this story at the first Feast of Tabernacles. We
went through the story of how it came to me, etc.
I had no idea what was out there. We started the Mission.
Then when we came to Albuquerque, boy, these people started coming
to the Mission in tons, and tens, and hundred-fold. They just
poured into the Mission and started giving all their own
teachings, their opinions, their ways, and that "They are right" and
"They know the truth."
After awhile I said, "What is this?" They absolutely made me
confused with the whole thing. They were talking about this and
that, this channel, Kut-humi, the Master K, the hierarchy, and Mr.
Hortex, and this and that. I had to really just keep myself away for
awhile, fast, meditate, and pray. I said, "What is going on around
And they are confused. I tell you that, they are confused. They
are confused very, very good [laughter].
So if you look out there, you can see again that the prophecy is
very true that there is confusion. There is a lot of confusion out
there. It is true that he is the only way.
Another teaching of the Christians is that "The Holy Ghost is
significant." The Holy Ghost is The Grace and that is how you go to
the Father." Grace is The Holy Mother in the universe. That is very
important for us to realize God. Without The Holy Ghost, we cannot
even approach God. She is the nurturer and has all the knowledge and
power in the universe. That is also true.
Being anointed -- "If you are not anointed you cannot even
approach God, you cannot be a teacher for God." That is also true.
You have to be anointed, that's why I said, "I don't choose anyone
here. If you are anointed, and you are called, God has already
anointed you, and you are here."
Question: That's what anointed means, just being called?
Well, because I was reading about it the other day. In old times to
be anointed, like for the kings, it was with the oil. I know that
that doesn't pertain to us. I just wanted to check that.
Maitreya: If there is any other meaning, go ahead and tell
Comment: Well, it was just the meaning they used in the Old Testament, that I mentioned. Their kings were anointed,
Maitreya: But of course, the king is anointed so he can
anoint the other people, as Christ did. He gave power to his
disciples, etc. So, yes, that is also true. Hopefully we will become
anointed here in Darshan. The energy will get to you, you will
become good channels for God, go and preach these Words to others.
Of course, Christ is anointed by God. This really means he has
the Spirit of God with him. So if he sees a person with potential,
he also can anoint that person. He can give that Spirit to them.
Another teaching is that "He shall return." He always returns. He
was the First Begotten Son in eternity. He came as Adam, the teacher
of the first humans. He came as Noah. He came as Abram (Abraham). He
came as Christ, King David, Prophet Muhammad, Bab, and on and on. So
he returns again and again.
In The Revelation it says, "He is the only one who opens
the seals." Anytime he opens a seal, of course, there is an upheaval
on earth. So that is also true.
"The Trinity -- the Father, Son and Holy Ghost:" As we said,
there is Father, and there is The Holy Ghost, or the three creative
forces. They are one, and they are Spirit. They are the Soul of the
Spirit cannot manifest itself. It needs a body to manifest Itself
to humanity. So when the Father and The Holy Ghost manifest
themselves through that body, that body becomes the son. You see the
Trinity in unity.
There is one unity. As we said, Father and Mother are like two
sides of a piece of paper. You can't separate the two sides, can
you? Even if you could tear the paper in two, still there are two
sides of the paper [laughter]. It is just inseparable, Father and
Mother are inseparable, and they come through the Son. So Father,
Son and Holy Ghost are the Trinity. At the same time they are united
and are one.
Now go and ask anyone who talks about the Trinity to explain
about the Trinity and the unity. They are going to talk about it for
hours and still they cannot explain to you why the Trinity is united
in one, because they don't know.
So that is also true, there are three parts in God. There is
Father, Mother (or Grace), and they come through the son, so there
are three in one.
"He has forgiven our sins." That is also true. There is a very
psychological reason for it. We are very hard on ourselves and we
usually don't forgive ourselves.
It is very hard. If we do something wrong, it is very hard for us
to forgive ourselves. But if we believe Christ died for our sins and
we are forgiven, if God has already forgiven us, then we can forgive
ourselves. So anytime we forgive ourselves, we can renew ourselves
by being born again, clean and purified, and start over.
Of course, we shouldn't do that over and over. He might forgive
us once or twice, but we can't keep doing it and say, "Hey, I'm
going to get the forgiveness." We have to realize that. So know that
you are forgiven, OK. With that just cleanse yourself, and with that
cleansing we can live clean. That is also true.
See, there is a lot of truth in Christianity that we can look at
and say, "Yeah, it is a wonderful truth and teaching that with all
the changes, truth still came to us."
Now what is the spiritual meaning of Christ's teaching, the third
seal? It was the symbol of sacrifice, we said. We can see all
through his teaching and life, sacrifice stands out.
Again, the symbolic meaning of the crucifixion is to realize that
we cannot resist the Will of God. See, he was still in the third
seal. He was progressing. He was learning about his missions. So
when he was in the Garden of Gethsemane, he said, "Father, can you
take this cup from me?" See, he still wasn't completely submissive
there. He wanted not to go through with it. He was resisting the
Will of God for him.
Who wants to be crucified? It hurts putting nails through your
hands and feet, and to be left hanging there to die of thirst,
especially if they give you vinegar instead of water. That is not
very enjoyable. So he didn't want to go through it.
He wasn't submissive, but he realized right away that that is the
way he had to go. He had no choice. He had reached the point where
he had to fulfill that part of his mission. That's why he said, "No,
Your Will be done, not mine."
So the next lifetime, when he came back, he brought what
religion? He brought the religion of submission or surrendering. We
can see the connection there. He learned how to be submissive in
that lifetime. The next lifetime he was submissive and surrendered
to the Will of God. He learned that lesson forever!
Also sacrifice, as we described, means not being self-centered,
being humble, being selfless. With only forgetting the ego and doing
His Will, or "Thy Will be done," the Communities of Light are
possible. Then also the happiness is possible.
We always think about the self, self, self. It's a very unhappy
life. We will not reach happiness that way. But by forgetting self
and sacrificing for something greater in our lives, we will reach
happiness. Actually, as we describe in THOTH, that is when God Himself is happy.
When He started creating the universe and sacrificing for it He
said, "Wow, that's great. I can forget about Myself and My problems,
and this and that, and get to something greater than Myself."
Now what is the relationship between the third seal and The
Greatest Sign? Can anyone tell me?
See the third seal in The Greatest Sign? It shows that
sacrifice, not being self-centered, or crucifying the ego, is
necessary in order for the
Communities of Light to be manifested.
As we said, the first seal was the meditation, or the beginning
of the spiritual progress, or the Mystical Paths. And then we direct
these energies toward creating the Communities of Light.
So if we only meditate and we don't direct that energy toward the
Communities of Light, what is going to happen? What kind of
meditation is that? We just meditate and meditate [laughter] and
But if you direct that energy toward the Communities of Light,
what is going to happen? You build energy and then you release it to
the community. You build this energy and you release it to the
It's just like there was a play that was called "Warm Fuzzies." I
don't know if you have heard of it or not. The more you give the
"Warm Fuzzies," the more "Warm Fuzzies" you're going to have. The
more you keep them, the more they are going to spoil (like the manna
in the desert given to the Children of Israel), and you're going to
have less. That's exactly what happens to your meditation. The more
you realize and apply the wisdom and happiness gained to the
creation of communities, the more you will receive. He who has more
will receive more. From whom has little, even that will be taken
So you meditate, you give the energy to the community and you
have more energy, more "warm fuzzies." You love and everything, "Oh,
I have even more and in a greater degree." You have an outlet.
I've seen people who sit and meditate. They come out of
meditation and they are not constructively using that energy. It is
just like having gun powder. You can put a ton of that gun powder
here, put a match to it and it just goes puff, nothing happens. But
dig a hole underneath a big stone, put the gun powder under the
stone and light it, and you can create roads, you can build houses,
So you can see that if you mediate and then direct that energy
toward the creation of the Communities of Light, the energy
of your meditation becomes constructive. Also, a lot of people
meditate and say, "I don't feel anything, I just meditate and
It is just like warm fuzzies. You are keeping the warm fuzzies in
your pocket. They spoil, you're not giving them away. You have to
give them away as fast as possible, don't keep them. "I don't want
this. Anything you give to me I give back to your work, the Communities of Light."
So the third step is not being self-centered, not being selfish,
being humble, and that is also necessary in the Communities of
Light. As we said, we realize God, meditate, direct our energy
toward creating the Communities of Light, share with everyone
and become one with everyone. Then the community can prosper and we
The fourth point is being submissive and surrendered to God so
that you don't get attached to anything. That is the path of
detachment. Anything that comes from us, is God doing it through us.
We say, "I am not the doer. I don't take the credit. Even if
someone gave me credit, I say, as Christ said, 'Go and do your
work.'" If someone praised you, say, "It was the Father who did it,
Of course, you have to become a universalist, to go beyond any
narrowness of the mind, anything which narrows your mind. Being a
universalist means you have to shatter any narrowness and go beyond
it. You have to include the whole universe.
With that you, of course, become a Paravipra and become one of
the people who spiritually will be attractive, very attractive
spiritually because you are not narrow, or attached, or egoistical.
You work for some worthwhile ideal and you meditate. So you become a
Not only do you reach Pure Consciousness but you help the whole
universe. So you can see that Esa's teaching is a part of The
Greatest Sign. It's a part of the Plan of God.
Esa was the Messiah, the First Begotten Son that God brought to
us. As we said, he has come over and over and he opened every seal.
So again he came as Messiah and opened this third seal, a part of
the great truth, The Greatest Sign and the
Eternal Divine Path. That is a part of the Eternal Divine
Path and the great truth.
Each seal in The Greatest Sign is a part of the greater
truth. We saw that Esa brought the third seal and there are more.
There are seven seals in The Greatest Sign. Each seal in The Greatest Sign is a
part of the greater truth. As we see, the greater truth is the whole
The whole is greater than the parts. The whole has life. Separate
each organ or part from the body and no life will exist. However,
parts are needed for life to manifest. What we are saying is, there
are many parts in The Greatest Sign, just like many organs in
the body. Each organ is necessary for our body to live. But our body
as a whole is greater than each organ and the body can have greater
life when all organs are accepted and functioning correctly.
Now separate an organ from the body and put it away. Would it
still have life? It wouldn't have life. Just take your arms away
from your body. They can do nothing. They don't have the connection
with the rest of the body.
The whole of The Greatest Sign is the whole body and it
only can have life if we accept and understand all parts and
components of it. Then it will give us life.
So the greater truth is the Eternal Divine Path. The Eternal Divine Path,
The Greatest Sign, THOTH
and our teaching in the
altogether are the components. They have to be accepted or received
in whole in order for us to receive the life. We can't accept only
one part and throw the rest away.
Some people tried to do that. It didn't work. Accepting one or a
few parts of the Mission and rejecting other parts is like
receiving a few organs of the body and expecting to have a normal
Can we have only our heart, arms, and stomach and have a normal
life? No legs, etc? We can't walk, or function.
It will not work. Each part, however, is necessary for the body,
Mission, to function properly. Of course, some organs, some
parts are more vital than others. Some parts, like the brain in the
body, if they are not there, the body will die. Some others are not
that vital, but they are good to have.
So there are parts of the Mission that are essential, such
as the brain. If we don't have it, there is no Mission, no
Eternal Divine Path. Some parts are not that vital, for
instance, the rituals we give, probably you don't have to do all of
them all the time. It's good if you could do all of them all the
time, everyday. But if you can't do all of them, do some of them.
When we come to the Feast of Tabernacles, we do them all. At
least one week in the year it's good to do all those things over and
The Greatest Sign and the Eternal Divine Path are the
answer for human salvation, physically, mentally, emotionally,
spiritually, individually and collectively.
The Mission is the whole body, it has life. Any separated
part, not accepting the whole, will die fast.
The Mission unifies all the great religions of the world.
We unify all the great religions of the world and the Mystical
Paths. It fulfills all the prophecies. It shows the way to bring the
Kingdom Of Heaven On Earth. It brings individual and collective
salvation to humanity.
As we said, you are in Communities of Light, so you are
given all the opportunities to progress physically, mentally,
emotionally and spiritually, and the Communities of Light are
the base of the Kingdom Of Heaven On Earth. So it's the salvation of
both, the individual and the earth. It shows the shortest Path to
the highest spiritual advancement.
It's the highway to heaven. There is no going around. If you
really follow the Eternal Divine Path, and purify yourself
according to what this
says, you are going to get there fast. It is the answer to all human
longings, physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually,
individually and collectively. That is also true.
So we can see that the third seal is a part of The Greatest
Sign, and The Greatest Sign is the answer to all our