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At The Feast Of Tabernacles
Maitreya: Let us have a moment of
silence. Let us close our eyes and bring our energies together, and
bring our spirit one with the Spirit of God that we all focus on Him,
His Spirit. Realize that He is the Doer and we are just instruments to
let Him manifest through us. Let us all let Him flow through us. He
meditates. He awakens His spiritual forces. He directs all His energy to
create the Kingdom Of Heaven in the universe. He sacrifices. He
surrenders and submits to Himself. And He is a universalist. Sal-Om!
We are going to talk about Paravipras today and
maybe tomorrow morning as well. Probably today we are just going to
cover how the principle of Paravipras came about.
The first question, as usual, would be: Where did
the seal of the Paravipras start? The answer is: It started in eternity.
How did it start in eternity? Because the Eternal Divine Path
started in eternity, so the concept of Paravipras started in eternity.
What happened when the first big bang happened?
Who made the big bang? Since the balance of the forces (three gunas)
were disturbed, the big bang occurred. So in a sense, God made the big
That is the problem with scientists. Scientists
put God out. If they bring God into science as the Logic behind it all,
it will make even more sense.
Of course, everyone else also puts God out of
everything, and that is the real problem. The problem is that you cannot
put God out of anything. The moment you put God out of anything, that
thing falls apart.
He should be included in all things. He wants the
people to say, "Yes, God also is in this." The food you eat, God is in
it. The books you read, your mind, your eyes, your hands, your life,
everything, He is a part. No matter where you are, what you do, what
happens, God is always there.
So, the big bang also started with God. But when
the big bang started, what happened? There was chaos. As in the first
verse in the Bible it says, "Darkness was upon the face of the deep."
There was chaos, and God decided, according to our teaching, to bring
order to this chaos.
Darkness is the symbol of chaos and confusion.
When our minds are in darkness it is when we say, "Our minds are in the
clouds." What happens when our minds are cloudy? The clouds make us
confused, with doubt, destruction, and all that.
God wanted to bring order to this confusion. That
is why He sent His Spirit to that darkness. The only way He could
understand that darkness was to go in, to experience it, "What is that
God is not all academia; he is also a
practitioner. He doesn't just sit and read the books and theorize about
things. He engages Himself into the universe in order to know it. He
goes inside. He plunges in.
He doesn't say, "Oh, I'm afraid, I'm not going to
touch it. This is out of my league. I am not going to be able to do
anything about it." He just plunges in. As you plunge into a situation,
of course, you may make some mistakes, but you learn in the process. As
we learn from our mistakes, we make fewer ones.
That's what He did, He just plunged in, He sent
His Spirit into that darkness. He, His Spirit, as the First Begotten
Son, started meditating, being with the darkness and thinking about the
darkness. He realized that any time tama guna dominates, these unit
consciousnesses become more self-centered and feel more separate from
one another. Any time satva guna dominates, they feel to be a part of
the universe and each other. So he realized that tama guna is the reason
This very force still exists and makes the chaos
we see on earth. People are separated from one another by believing, "I
am white, I am woman, I am from this part of earth, so I am better than
those from the other parts," etc., or "I have a castle, this car, and
this airplane, I am better than these people who do not have any of
these, etc." Everyone is separating somehow from other people with some
concepts which are very external.
Internally we are all the same. If we look at each
other internally, Spirit doesn't have color. Spirit doesn't have any
wealth (when you die, you leave all this behind). Spirit doesn't belong
to any nationality or any part of the universe, It belongs to the whole
universe. Then if we could look at each other's spirit, we could see
that there is no separation. Of course you have to have Eyes to see
See, the separation starts when we identify
ourselves with something external. If we don't identify ourselves with
external things, what is left between us? Nothing, we are just a part of
the Spirit, of God, and we are not separated. That solves the problem of
all those hot topics that people talk about on television all the time,
about colors, genders, nationalities, etc.
The people are afraid, and they think, "If we give
what we have, our standard of living is going to be lower." Access to
greater energy brings a higher standard of living. If we unify and spend
the resources we use now to keep ourselves separated from one another,
to find out more about energy in the universe, we could all have a
higher standard of living. In reality the universe is energy. The
salvation is to reach to the space and find unlimited energy there. That
will make the standard of living higher for everyone. We also should
learn how to use energy more efficiently.
Back to our lecture, the Spirit of God (The First
Begotten Son) realized that the more tama guna there is in the
environment, the more they are tamasic, the more they are selfish, the
more they are self-centered, and the more they are separated. He
realized that there is tama guna, satva guna, and raja guna. He realized
that the more sentient, the more satvic environment he creates, the
better relationship people are going to have with one another. He
started trying to help those unit consciousnesses to realize what He has
realized. He tried to bring them into Higher Consciousness!
He realized that we need a good environment, in
order for people to progress. He realized the Communities of
Light (COLs) are necessary to accomplish this. He realized that
we have to have good communities, teach our children good
characteristics, good manners, good teaching, and to bring God into our
He realized that to create such an environment (COLs),
sacrifice is necessary. He has to give of himself. If everyone says,
"What is in it for me?" then everyone is trying to pull the resources to
themselves. What happens? Sure, someone is going to have more than they
need, and some others will starve. That is going to create skirmishes,
war, destruction, and evils we are trying to solve.
Humanity has to realize that: They are responsible
for this earth. Any action affects everyone else. What I do here affects
everyone else around me. Whatever anyone else does also affects everyone
else around them.
We have to realize that we are interconnected. We
are connected with one another. It is not that we are all separated from
one another, or I can do as I please because my action will not affect
anyone. So that again brings us to realize that we have a
responsibility, an individual responsibility toward the external world.
We have to create an individual awareness that we are interconnected to
everyone else, and so act in a way that everyone could enjoy the
You may sacrifice to help others and/or create the
COLs, and nothing may happen. So you may become
discouraged and start saying, "I am sacrificing so much, I gave up so
much and nothing is happening." So you may become discouraged.
It is like, sometimes, I feel that I have received
such a wonderful Revelation that makes sense, it is beautiful, etc. Why,
why is there so much resistance to it? Why don't people just take it and
say, "Yes, it fulfills the prophecies, it unifies the religions of the
world, let's go for it and help this happen." Why are they not coming to
help and spread it all over the earth? Where are the missionaries to
start doing these things together? Instead they ask, "Heal me, give me
this, give me that, show us signs and wonders, perform miracles and/or
give us favors." As Prophet Muhammad said, "The human never tires of
asking for favors [laughter]." Instead of saying, "Forget about me,
let's get behind this wonderful Revelation and do it," they say, "Oh, is
he doing any miracles, would he heal me?" So you can become really
Later on many unit consciousnesses started joining
him and he felt, "Oh, look at me, what I am doing. I am such a
wonderful, great being that I have so many followers." He thought that
he was doing it. So he started having a big ego. When you get a big ego,
what happens? You go down, you fall.
It was then that The Spirit of God, the First
Begotten Son realized that if you become attached to the results of your
actions, you are bound to either become discouraged or egotistical. That
is because if what you are trying to accomplish doesn't happen, you
become discouraged, and if it happens, you may become egotistical. So
you go up and down in the process.
As the Bhagavad-Gita
says, "The realized person has a steady mind that is focused completely
on what he is supposed to do. He neither goes very high, nor very low."
How do you do that? You do that by not being attached to the results of
your actions. You do the actions, but the result is God's.
The idea is to not go very high and not go very
low. The idea is to stay steady and constant. If you are going up and
down, you are like being on a roller coaster.
Disciple: I was seeing the energy
out in the ocean and Maitreya floating too, floating,
floating, just real fine, enjoying. Then I see all of us running, "Where
is Maitreya?" grabbing the tube. The tube couldn't hold
us all. We sunk under the water. Maitreya said, "No,
Maitreya: That is right. If you
hang onto the physical Maitreya instead of the Spirit
behind him (God), you will sink. Actually, remember the saying that, "If
you see the Buddha, kill him." Why? See, you are not going to go to God
by just hanging onto Maitreya and the teacher. You have
to eventually rely on yourself.
That is why I am here, to connect you to God. I am
not going to connect you to me. Then I am going to create another cult,
if I connect you to me. Actually it is much easier to do it that way
Believe me, it is much easier. I can tell you all,
"You are wonderful. You have done very well. You are all OK, you are the
chosen ones because of me," and then let you do whatever you want. If I
said, "Don't worry about it, everything is fine, just meditate, you are
going to go to heaven," you are going to love me [laughter]. Then a lot
of people would be here. That is very easy. That is the easier way to do
it than teaching the Eternal Divine Path. But the
Eternal Divine Path is the truth.
But God didn't want it that way. He didn't create
me that way. I can't lie. That is the one thing God cannot do. God
cannot lie. He is truthful.
This time is not for individual healing, as we
have said many times. We are here to heal the whole earth, the whole of
humanity this time. This is the healing power for the whole of humanity.
We cannot hang onto ourselves and be
self-centered. That is the whole idea, to get out of ourselves, to
completely forget about the body and, "Me, me," but instead, "What does
God want me to do? What is His Will?"
So surrender the results of your actions to God.
You do the job, you do the work, you do what He wants you to do, but
don't become discouraged or down and say, "Why is it not happening? Why
are the people not coming?" Who cares? Do you believe it or not? It is
an individual decision, "Is it my faith or not?"
It will still be my faith even if none of you were
here. Still I would believe in the Eternal Divine Path.
I would still believe in THOTH. I
would still believe in this Revelation. This is my faith. I don't care
if anyone else in the whole universe accepts my teaching or my faith,
but that is my faith.
That is important, that everyone accepts that
faith for himself or herself that, "This is my faith." The moment that
is your faith, then there is another Maitreya there. We will have two
Maitreyas, three Maitreyas, ten Maitreyas, a hundred Maitreyas with that
faith, and they are going to preach it to other people.
He realized that he should not be attached to the
results of his actions. Then he realized that even with not being
attached to the result of his actions still he said, "I am not attached
to the result of my actions, and I
surrender to God" [laughter]. There is that I, still
there. So he realized, "Really, who is the doer here anyway? Am I really
the doer?" He recognized, "No, really it is God who is doing it through
me." When he realized that, then there was nothing left there. There was
no I left.
You see, if He is flowing through you and is the
Doer, how can there be any result for you? The result is already His
because He has done it. How can you surrender the result of something
that you have never done? So you become completely detached from
anything that happens or is done around you.
Of course, some people might sometimes feel that I
don't appreciate what they do. They work very hard and they say, "Maitreya
doesn't even thank me for what I have done." In that state, I am doing
whatever God does through me, and you are doing whatever God does
So why should I thank you for something that God
has done anyway? See? If you expect me to thank you, then you are
already attached to the result of your action! Besides if it is your
faith, your thanks go to God. You actually have to thank God who
provided you His Spirit so you would be able to know these things and do
these things for Him. Or, let Him do it through you!
It is a completely different view of life. It is a
completely different view from the worldly ways. It is not that you are
trying to please other people. You are trying to please just yourself
and God. Of course, through that, everyone else is going to be pleased
because you become more and more effective, more and more wonderful, and
more and more flowing in your life. You become happy.
Everyone likes a happy person, so you have to be
happy. How can you be happy? Let God come through you. He is always
Happy. How can God come through you? You become submissive to Him.
OK, I have three pages to go, and I haven't got to
the second topic yet [laughter]. Half an hour is gone.
Also he realized, "God is coming through me, fine!
I am going to help these people. I love these people around me, my
neighbors, my family, my children, the people from my city, my country,
or race. I am going to help these people." But as he tried to help them
he realized that he was becoming narrow. His help was concentrated on
only one part of the universe.
He realized that, "God is Everything." How can you
separate anything from anything in the universe? The moment you do that,
you are not following God. That is because the moment you say, this part
is better than that part, you are separating one part of God from the
other. You cannot do that and still claim you Know God!
You have to realize that everything is from God
and is God. No matter what is created, it is good because it is from
God, and God is Good. So everything is good, and they each have their
place. It doesn't matter if it doesn't appeal to our egos or us, still
they are a part of God. Because God is everything.
It is just like when humanity used to kill the
wolves because the wolves didn't appeal to them. They were such pests
attacking their sheep, etc. But now they are realizing that they are
necessary for keeping the population of the rodents, elks and other
animals down. If you kill the wolves, there are going to be too many
elks, too many grazing animals, and they are going to graze the land to
a desert. There is going to be over-grazing, and there is going to be
erosion and destruction of the land. In the long run, everyone would be
worse off if there were no wolves. So some humans didn't like it, but it
was necessary for the wolves to be in that ecosystem.
That is exactly the same about everything else. We
might not like it but God likes it. God knows what He is doing. It is
necessary. It has to be there.
After we realize that God is everything, we become
Universalists. The moment we awaken our spiritual forces, we realize
that we have to work toward the creation of the Communities of
Light and a good environment. The Communities of Light
don't really mean, "You have to create Communities of Light."
At least work on yourself to be a good person and create a good
environment around yourself. It starts from you. It starts within you.
You can't work on anyone else. You can work only on yourself. You can
help no one but yourself. You do not compete with anyone but yourself.
By starting to work on yourself, you are really
starting the Communities of Light. Of course, as you
progress you will reach out. As you become more, you will want to help
other people, you will have no choice, you will have to reach out to the
community, to become involved. Of course, whatever you can, your ability
and what you are, you can manifest out there.
If each person, four or five billion people on
earth, would have done a little to help the earth, it would be in a
very, very good shape. But the problem is that they are not only
not helping the earth and themselves, but
they are destroying the earth. They are going against being what God
(Good) created them to be.
So a Paravipra is one who awakens his spiritual
forces, directs the energy toward the creation of the
Communities of Light, sacrifices (sacrifice really means, not
to be self-centered, not being selfish and thinking about ourselves all
the time), becomes surrendered and submissive to God, and becomes a
universalist. When you go through these five steps you become a
The Spirit of God went through these five steps,
became a Paravipra, and reached Pure Consciousness. That is when God
said, "Let there be light... And there was light." (Read
All of the seven steps of the Eternal
Divine Path are given now in the manifestation. It is no longer
only in eternity. That is where the idea comes from.
The First Begotten Son became the first spiritual
teacher to humanity. He brought the seven steps of the Eternal
Divine Path to humanity. But we can see how humanity does not
want to follow the seven steps.
In reality, there are really five steps in the
Eternal Divine Path. When we follow the first five
steps in the Eternal Divine Path, the result is being a
Paravipra, which its reward is to reach Pure Consciousness. So the last
two seals are the result of following the first five steps in the
Eternal Divine Path.
So, what are we asking humanity? Does anyone know
what we are asking humanity?
Disciple: To unify. It awakens
their spiritual forces.
Maitreya: Right. That is the
first step in the Eternal Divine Path. It is to awaken
your spiritual forces. That is the first step, and that is related to
all the Mystical Paths on earth. No matter what kind of religion they
are, as long as they talk about a personal experience, a personal
awakening of the spiritual forces, they are in the first step of the
Eternal Divine Path.
So we are asking humanity to meditate, do the
Reminder, do the Haree Om Shrii Hung,
gaze on The Greatest Sign, chant, say/do the rosary,
fast, pray, and all those things.
Disciple: Those are all a part of
the First Seal.
Maitreya: That is right. It is
all awakening of the spiritual forces.
Disciple: Cleanliness, internally
Cleanliness, internally and externally, that is right. Also eating good
food, breathing good air, using sunshine, exercise, innercise, etc. are
all important for physical and mental health.
Disciple: Give Satsang.
Maitreya: Share God with other
people, right. Follow the Fifteen Commandments, the Thirty-Three
Virtues. All these things are for awakening our spiritual forces. They
are all related to the first step.
If we do not do the first step, can we go to the
second step? We can't. Then, how many people really want to do these
things? Do you do all of them [someone says no]. See, at least she is
honest about it [laughter]. Are you doing all of that?
Disciple: Not all at one time
[laughter, and a lot of talking together here]. I do a little here and a
Maitreya: That's all right. Who
does all of them?
do all of them but maybe I don't do the Reminder twice a day all
the time, but I do, do them.
Disciple: So you aren't doing all
Maitreya: See? That is the first
step we are asking humanity to do. That is a lot to ask, isn't it? They
don't want to do it.
In the next step we say that you have to be aware
that you are connected to everyone else, and you have to become a
responsible person. You have to become a self-policing person, you have
to love your neighbor as yourself, and you have to create the
Communities of Light. You have to engage yourself to create a
better community for everyone around you, you have to be good to your
husband, you have to be good to your wife, you have to be good to your
children, you have to respect the elders, listen to your parents and
God, etc. That is the second step: creation of the Communities
of Light. How many people want to do that? Not very many people
really want to do that.
Now, not only that, we also have to sacrifice. It
means that you can't just live in your house (a wife, husband, and a
couple of children) and think that you are OK. You have to open your
house to other people, you have to open your community to other people.
You have to reach out to other people and if it is necessary, invite
them to your house or community.
The feeling should be, this house really doesn't
belong to us, it belongs to everyone. It is open to everyone to come in,
to talk about God and share God with us, and be with us.
You are asked not to be self-centered, not to
think all the time as, "What is in it for me? What is in it for me?" How
many people have come to the Mission thinking, "What is
in it for me?"
Actually a lot of people came to check it out. To
check to see what is in it for them! What were they expecting to see?
They did not come to see what God expects from them! They came with
their own expectations. It does not work that way. It will work only if
you are seeking God and His Will, not your will. Then you may find Him
It is just what Christ said, "What did you expect
to see?" when they went to John the Baptist. "What did you expect to
see, a man in fine raiment?" But he wasn't in fine linen. He was in
rough clothes and eating honey locusts.
But they went to see, to see what? They expected
something. In a human sense they expected something, not in a spiritual
sense. Everyone thought, "When the Christ comes, the Kingdom is going to
come." But Christ came many times and they tortured him, they stoned
him, they rejected him, and they shot at him. See how the expectation
and the belief of the humans, and what the truth of the matter is, are
so different. Of course, they judge you too with that same mind. But
that is OK. Our trust is not in man but in God.
Actually, we have to give thanks for this time
that we are in an environment where we can preach without any fear. God
has provided us an environment that we can reach out, we can put a
newsletter out, we can come together and even talk about these things
without being persecuted. That is great! That is why God provided us
with this environment. This environment was created so that this
Revelation can be preached all throughout the earth, without the fear of
persecution. Thanks be to God!
I was wondering why God brought me here. Maybe
that is why He brought me to the US. I would be gone by now if I was
preaching this thing in a place where there is no tolerance for new
ideas. I would have become another martyr or something similar by now.
After they kill you, they make another religion
from your teachings, according to their own beliefs. As long as the
Prophet is alive, they say, "No, don't listen to him. He doesn't know
what he is talking about, he is crazy, etc." After they kill you, then
they change the religion the way they want it to be and make a new
religion. It is then, after it is diluted, that many will follow.
The fourth step we expect humanity to follow is,
"Surrender the result to God." They say, "What God?" Most people really
don't believe in God. In recent years they even don't want to talk about
God at all. If you use the word God, they look at you with a blank
stare, meaning: Oh, one of those crazy religious people. They do not
want anything to do with you.
I do not blame them. Most of the present religions
are either politicized or have lost their Truth and originality. They
have more and more become political forces than God's Truth!
But we have no fear, God said His Kingdom will
come. You see, that is our strength and salvation. God has revealed to
us that He promises and He Fulfills His promises. So He Promised us that
His kingdom will come on earth, and it will. No matter what is happening
with the Mission, if we see this clearly, then we never
will be discouraged.
Most of the problems on earth will be solved by
the creation of the COLs. Cooperation, sharing, and
understanding can easily solve the rest, probably about 5% are real
problems. These 5% can easily be solved in the COLs.
What God is Revealing through the Mission
is how it can be done. He is giving the blueprint. The only way you can
bring the Kingdom Of Heaven On Earth (KOHOE) is through the
Communities of Light. The Communities of Light
are the base of the Kingdom Of Heaven On Earth. And the base of the
communities are the married couples bound in God together.
The marriage is not based on selfishness. It is
not based on earthy love. It is not based on the empty words we may say
when we do not really mean them such as, "Oh, I love you, I love you,
you look good, etc." It is not based on financial security so we can go
bowling, we may go on vacation, etc. Or, "Oh, you didn't take me
bowling, you are not good. You didn't take me on a vacation, you do not
love me. You're not making enough money," or this and that.
No, it is that you both focus on God. You're not
focused on each other, but on His Will. Then other problems just all
fall into their places. Really the other problems are no problems
because you are both focused on God. Actually, as I said many times
before, that is the only way you can become One. But we don't want to
get to that one very much. We have many more things to talk about.
Now God realized that it is very hard to bring
people to Pure Consciousness in the ethereal level. So He created the
creation. He sent the First Begotten Son as their teacher. He taught
them the Eternal Divine Path: Not to be self-centered,
to meditate (to awaken their spiritual forces), to be concerned for
their communities anywhere they are. You start from you, your house,
your neighbors, your neighborhood, etc.
But the human said, "I want to know, or I already
know, what is right and wrong, what is good and evil." See, as long as
you are focused on God, you listen to Him and His Prophets for what is
good and evil. You don't go with what feels good but, "What does God say
is good?" But most people say, "I know what is good for me, I do
whatever makes me feel good. If it feels good, I do it." But not all
things, which feel good, are good!
But if you are focused on God instead of yourself
(are God-centered instead of self-centered), what do you say? You say,
"Is what I do according to the Will/Words of God? It feels good to me,
but does it feel good to God?" That is when you listen to the Scriptures
and His Words.
God is not democratic. He doesn't sit and say,
"Let's discuss it [laughter]. What does the majority think about that?
Let's vote on it. If the majority votes on it, then we accept it. If the
majority feels good, let's do it [laughter]." He doesn't say that. He
says, "Thou shalt not do this," period. "I'm not going to discuss it,
There is a place for democracy, that is true. But
not with God and His Commandments/Ways/Laws.
It is just like, I made this car and know how it
works best. You did not make the car. So you don't know what kind of oil
to put in it, you don't know what kind of gas to put in it, what is
connected to what, and how it can run the best. Now, you bring the car
to some people who say, "Let's discuss it to see what kind of oil we
should put in this car. What the majority says, goes." Should I accept
that? I know that car, I made that car and I know best what is good for
it. I made this creation. I know what are the best ways in this
creation. That is when I can tell them, "Thou shall put super gas in
this car [laughter]." And they shall.
This is exactly the same thing. God said, "Thou
shalt not do these things." It is not open to discussion. That is the
way it is, and we follow whatever He says. If you do not, as history has
shown us, destruction follows!
That is what happened to Adam and Eve, they became
self-centered. They said, "I shall know better than God what is good for
me." How many people say that these days? The majority of the people
say, "I am big enough, I am old enough, to do whatever I want to do, for
Adam and Eve said the same thing, "We know what is
best for us. We are not going to listen to anyone else. We are not going
to listen to God." That is why the human fell. That was the beginning of
the crudification of the body.
We didn't have this body. First of all, we were
man and woman in one body. God saw, "Man is alone," all one. He said,
"Let us divide them into man and woman." You know what happened. They
were thrown out of the Garden of Eden, given this body, chaos on earth,
etc. If you do not remember it, read THOTH.
But as they were crudified, eventually the human
reached the point that God could choose a people to start to bring this
teaching to humanity, in a more effective way. That is why He chose
Noah. He realized that throwing man out of Eden, etc., was not enough.
He had to start something even more crude than that. He destroyed all of
the old humanity with the flood. He only kept a few of them. He said, "I
have had enough of this generation. They are not going to see My Ways."
He decided to create a new kind of man.
It is just like what He did with the dinosaurs.
How many different branches of dinosaurs were there? They are just now
finding out that the dinosaurs eventually evolved into birds. They
thought that they were all extinct but they are realizing, "Yes, many of
them are extinct, but at least one branch of them evolved into birds."
Dinosaurs that lost their ways and would not evolve into birds became
See, that is what we were telling people in the
Internet. The creationists were saying, "God said, 'Be,' or, 'Let it
be,' and that was it, it was. God said and everything was." The
evolutionists were saying, "No, no, it is just by chance. It just
happened by itself." I said, "Look, God created the universe in an
Statistically it is more plausible that there is a
Creator than that the whole thing came about by chance. Therefore,
scientists and those who believe only in evolution and put the Creator
out of the picture, are wrong.
For those who say there is no evolution: We are in
the image of God, how do we work, how do we do things? We do them in an
evolutionary way, don't we? We create computers. In the beginning we
create a computer which is very primitive, we make it evolve to
something greater, better, etc. It is the same about cars, videos, etc.,
or any other human invention. If we are in His Image and create things
in an evolutionary way, so does God. So God created the universe in an
evolutionary process. With this there is no separation between evolution
and creation. They are One!
Anyway, so God destroyed those people who were not
evolving to higher consciousness. He said, "That is enough. These people
are not getting to the place they should be." So He destroyed them and
created new humans.
That is when the symbol of Noah came about, Noah
was the father of a new creation, and his children were the new
creation. We evolved from those children. Our third eyes were closed so
we no longer could see the things people before them did.
That is why after the flood, Noah brought a new
way of worshipping God. He set an example by burning fire and
sacrificing animals (burning meat), etc. Before that time, the human
didn't need that. Before that there is nothing in the
Bible that says anything about burnt
offerings or animal sacrifice, etc. It was because the human was
becoming grosser, and they were disconnected from God, that Noah
introduced this new concept. They were disconnected from the Spirit.
They were more flesh. The more flesh we become, the more we go away from
These new teachings by Noah were the beginning of
the Mystical Paths. That is from where the Mystical Paths have come to
humanity. They evolved into the Vedas and
other mystical teachings all over the world.
The Greatest Sign was here on earth, well, it was in
eternity, so the people knew about it before Noah. But who was Noah? The
coming of Noah was this whole plan of God showing The Greatest Sign?
Maitreya: With Noah, God started
to separate every sign and sent them one at a time.
The Greatest Sign
shows history from 6,000 years ago.
Maitreya: It shows history from
12,000 years ago.
Disciple: It started from Noah
12,000 years ago?
Maitreya: Yes. So He started to
send one teaching, one religion, one sign, one seal at a time.
Now, Noah brought the First Seal, the Mystical
Paths, which spread all over the earth. Every religion, every nation,
every people have some mystics among them. They are called with
different names in each culture. For instance, in India they are called
Brahmins, or Gurus, or Rishis, or Mahatmas. In Buddhism they are called
Lamas, and things like that. In Judaism they are called Cabalists. In
Christianity they are called Saints. In Islam they are called Sufis. In
Baha'is, Bab was a mystic himself. He was a very reclusive and
So we can see that the Mystical Paths are in every
religion. There is no religion, no teaching, that doesn't have a
Mystical Path. That is why it is the base and the Spirit of all
religions and also in our teachings. If you aren't a mystic, if you
don't have the inclination for mysticism, you are probably not much
interested in our teaching anyway because you are probably hanging onto
your dogma and you don't break off from your dogmas. Dogmas are very
I was talking to someone who was a Christian, and
he was talking about what the Christians believe. I said, "What would
have happened if you had been born in an Islamic or Buddhist country,
etc.? You would have become a Moslem or a Buddhist, or a Hindu, wouldn't
you? You are a Christian because you were born in this environment. Go
beyond it. Go beyond your environment. Break out. That is the only way
you can understand and expand your mind. Otherwise, you are going to
stay in that prison for the rest of your life. You believe in these
things because you've been told to believe in these things."
We here in the Mission are so
different. We were told what we should believe, in any cultures we were
born in, but we don't. We broke away. We expanded ourselves. I should be
a Moslem. Probably I would have become a very dogmatic Moslem too
[laughter]. I would probably think all the rest of humanity was evil
because they are not Moslem.
Right from the very beginning I said, "Show me
God. If you don't show me God, how can I believe in It?" I had to see
God. "If you show me, I will believe It. If you don't, I won't," as
simple as that. They couldn't show Him to me.
So you have to question your beliefs, "Where did
my beliefs come from? I've been told as a child. I've been told to
believe this and I do."
There are many groups, like Christian groups, and missionaries, that go
to different countries and do their converting through their
Scriptures, what about that?
Maitreya: Also there are a lot of
Moslems who go around converting, or Buddhists, or Hindus. See, so there
is this conversion going on all over.
Disciple: Actually, that is part
Maitreya: Do you know that Islam
is the fastest growing religion on earth right now? They are converting
more people. Actually, there are ten million Moslems in America, and
there were a couple of million a few years ago. Many, especially blacks
and minorities, are joining Islam.
So you see the conversion is happening everywhere.
It is good in a sense because it expands people's minds a little bit.
They go from one religion to another religion, so at least they have two
backgrounds, two views of the religions.
Disciples: But it is not good in
the other sense. They used this to gain more political powers.
Maitreya: That's right! Actually,
the way many people who convert others do it is for political reasons
than for true belief. Some may have pure reason as their belief and
conviction (which can be three kinds, of course). If it is done from
political reasons, that is not good. Again religion becomes politicized.
The moment a religion is politicized, it is destroyed. It is not good.
God is not in it any more. People are in it for what they can obtain out
of this power base that they belong to.
But our teaching expands the minds of the people.
The moment you understand our teaching and accept it, you no longer are
a Christian, a Jew, a Hindu, or a Moslem. You are beyond all of them.
That is why it is so wonderful. You can talk with
them. You can tell them you know about their religion. You can read the
Koran. If you are a Christian, you are
not supposed to read the Koran. That is
bad for you. That is heresy.
If you are a Moslem, you are not supposed to read
about Hinduism or the Bhagavad-Gita. It
is such an ignorance not to read the
Bhagavad-Gita. If you haven't read the
Bhagavad-Gita, or, the Upanishads,
how do you know the Mystical Paths?
When you are in this Mission, you
can read The Book of Mormon. There is no
problem. You can read anything you want. You become open-minded. Isaac
can go to the library and pick up anything he wants to. Even atheism,
it's OK. Read about atheism and see what they think. Or, the agnostics,
what do they think? You are expanded. You are free. You are open. You
are not afraid. You break all bondages. See, here is the healing we are
doing in this Mission. You are free.
Of course, you can bind yourself still and hang
onto your cultures, religions, and beliefs from the past, but that is
your problem. We freed you. It is your fear that is not letting you go.
We can do nothing about that. The only thing we can do is tell you, "Let
go of them. Go to the higher thing. Expand yourself. Become a greater
person, listen to The Greatest Sign and our teaching."
We are creating brave people here, people who really are open. They can
be great scientists because they have no hang-ups about evolution and
creation, because both science and creation are a part of the
You see, this is such an expanding and great
teaching for humanity. It can help humanity to create a great
civilization for everyone. It is then that we can connect ourselves to
the rest of the universe, and bring wonderful things to humanity and the
earth. That is the Goal!
It is not just, do the Kirtan two times a day and
say you did it and that is it, you are in heaven. There is greatness, if
you really understand this teaching there is greatness in it that is
brought to humanity.
Of course, as we said, we are way ahead of
humanity, way, way ahead of humanity. But they will reach where we are.
They are coming along, slowly, but surely.
So, Noah and this new human, whose third eyes were
closed, survived the flood. Now God did not have to struggle with them
any more. If they don't have their third eyes open, the human thinks
that the external world is the only reality. They would think that this
earth and this life are the ultimate reality. They cannot see the
Spirit. They would be bound by their illusions. They would no longer be
able to use the spiritual powers to disturb the universe, etc. They
would be earth-bound. From these earth-bound humans, some would evolve
and understand the Spirit. It is these who God would open their third
eyes and show them beyond the physical universe, the Spirit.
This human, of course, evolved, and eventually God
chose Abraham to create another part of His Teaching and open the Second
Seal. God told Abraham, "Take your family and go away from your house
and go to the new land that I will show you. You will prosper there." He
took his wife, left his country and went to another land. He didn't find
his wife in the other land, he took his wife from the original land he
was born in. This time, I guess, my wife would be in another land!
Maitreyii: You took me from
Denver to Albuquerque [laughter].
Maitreya: Right! So it applied
even in this lifetime!
Disciple: He also took you to
Maitreya: Yes indeed.
Disciple: You went to Denver to
Maitreya: From Connecticut
suddenly she decided to go to Colorado.
Maitreyii: I intuitively felt
that I had to go to Colorado.
Maitreya: God works in the most
So Abram took his wife and his belongings and
started leaving his birthplace. Later he had a child by his concubine,
Hagar, named Ishmael. God called Abram and said, "I will bless you." God
gave Abram the promises of the birthright and the scepter (these topics
we covered in our lecture last year). He gave this first blessing for
Then He changed Abram's name to Abraham, and Sarai's name to Sarah and gave them the same promises, the scepter and
the birthright. This second promise was for Isaac.
If the Christians and the Jews understand only
this part of the Bible, they would have
no choice but to accept at least Islam as a part of God's Plan. That is
because He promised the same thing to Ishmael, from where the Arabs came
(Birthright) and a Prophet came from them (Scepter). These things are in
their Bible. Then, of course, from
Abraham and Sarah, through Isaac's children, came Christ.
Abraham started the Second Seal, the community.
The whole Old Testament, after Abraham is about God is trying to find a
people as chosen ones for Himself. They are His chosen people. They are
His tribes (community). They are supposed to bring Him into every level
of their lives (COLs).
What is in the Old Testament? It teaches elaborate
rituals, which cover all aspects of the Children Of Israel. These were
all given to the COI to bring God to every level of their life, in every
moment, etc. They were to bring God into their lives all the time.
You can't put Him out of your life even for a
second. If you put Him out in that second, you fail in that second. That
is what He is trying to do in the Old Testament, God is trying to choose
a people, bring a tribe (community) that will chose Him as their King,
as their Savior, as their Lord. Such a community is the
Community of Light.
Disciple: Could you give us some
examples of putting God out of your life?
Maitreya: Any time we do an
action without consulting Him is putting God out of our lives. That is
the extreme of it.
It is very hard to bring God to our life all the
time, in this environment, in this world we live in now. But it is much
easier to do it in the Communities of Light, where
things are much more relaxed and the people are talking about God all
For instance, you decide that you will do the
Reminder every day, twice a day. That is a decision you
make, "I am going to do it. From now on I am going to do the
Reminder twice a day every day, no matter what." After two
weeks, three weeks, when you feel the Reminder is
taking too much of your time, you may say, "Oh well, that's OK if I do
not do my Reminder today." After a while you do not
feel doing it at all! In the COLs this will not happen.
See, we made a promise to God that we were going
to do it, but our laziness takes us from following what we promised God
we were going to do. Of course, there are other extreme cases. We can
just expand it to anything else. Drinking hard liquor, for instance. The
Bible says, "You shall not drink hard
liquor." We still do it. We go to the parties, everyone else does it and
then we say, "OK, I am going to do it because if I don't then I am not
socializing." You see, socializing becomes more important than what God
said, so you are putting God out of your decision.
Another example, for instance, you don't have
money for your necessities and then you go and buy some very luxurious
clothes. You didn't consult God. Is that really the thing to do? "Is it
Your Will that I do this, or is it Your Will that I spend my money for a
more necessary thing?" instead of spending it for a luxurious piece of
clothing that you would probably wear a couple of times and then would
be bored of it.
See, it really depends on what your priorities are
in life. If your priorities are, as we said, God is first, your
spiritual teacher is second, your parents are third, and your spouse is
fourth, then your actions and thoughts also will be priorities.
Your parents, of course, should be good parents.
Your spiritual teacher should be a good spiritual teacher. And of
course, your God should be the True God. So if you know the True God and
your spiritual teacher connects you to the True God, he is a good
If your parents connect you to a true spiritual
teacher, they are good (God) parents. It is just like a lot of parents
know that they have to connect their children to God. If they don't,
they are not connected.
All these steps you have to think about. You have
to re-evaluate your life again from the very base. Anything you do, "Is
that really a part of God's Will? Does God want me to do this?" Did God
really say, "Keep Christmas?" You see, this all comes up just like a
chain. If you really start re-evaluating your life and really want to
listen to God, then these decisions come one after another.
It is not that I am against Christmas. I don't
care, the rest of the universe keeps whatever day they want as the new
year. God, however, told us what are His Holy Days, the New Year, etc.
Actually, culturally, probably, I should follow what the Iranians do,
but I don't. I follow what God told me to do.
So I had to evaluate my values, "What is it that
God wants me to do?" God told me, "These are my Holy Days, and you keep
them forever Holy." I didn't question it. I didn't say, "No, my father
and mother did it some other way. What they do/did/is/was culturally
more acceptable, and I want to be accepted by the culture, so I am going
to do it no matter what Maitreya says, or what God
says." Again you see? You have to consult Him and follow what He has
revealed as Truth.
As we said, in the teaching in the Mission
it is even given how to go to the bathroom. It is a very mundane thing
but that is how it should be done. That is why I say, the only
acceptable culture is God's Culture. That is what we are trying to bring
to humanity. God's Culture is international. It doesn't know any
boundaries. It is universal.
Imagine that we unify humanity and then everyone
says that they want to keep their holidays. Every nation, every people
then would say, "We want to keep our holidays. We are not going to
follow what you say." What are we going to have? We are going to have
365 days of holidays.
Now, back to the lecture: Christ came and opened
another seal of The Greatest Sign, sacrifice. What did
Christ do? He went all the way to the cross for his ideal. Of course,
God prophesied that, that was what was going to happen when Christ came.
All through the Bible it was prophesied
that that was going to happen to him, "He is going to be crucified."
What is the symbol of crucifixion? It is the cross, the symbol of
Also, as we discussed before, there are so many
number threes in the New Testament. We came up with the three gifts,
three falls, three days and three nights in the belly of the earth, and
the many other threes there. That again shows the relationship between
three and Christ's teachings. And it is the third sign in The
Of course, Prophet Muhammad came and he brought
the concept of submission and surrendering. After Prophet Muhammad, came
Bab. Bab brought the teaching of universalism. So these five steps of
The Greatest Sign came to humanity one after another,
after the flood of Noah.
Now, when you go through these five steps, what
happens? If you really, really go through these five steps, understand
them and become them, what would happen? I mean, if you really
concentrate on The Greatest Sign, understand it, and
bring it into your life, what should happen? If you do, you are going
against the tide. But this tide is going to change because that is what
God said. God said, "My Kingdom will come on earth."
Eventually humanity will realize that their
happiness, their peace, and their unity is based on God. If they don't
follow what He says, they will bring destruction to themselves.
It has already happened to many cultures in
history. What happened to the Romans? They also thought, do it if it
feels good. They became so arrogant that they said that all the roads
end in Rome. Big ego, "All the roads end to Rome." That means that they
were really the first ones in the earth. They had the power. They were
the greatest Empire. What happened to them? In one hundred years they
fell apart. Then what did they accept? All their gods bowed down in
front of whom? They bowed down in front of Christ. They accepted
So, we can see that when God says that, "I am
going to do this," He prepares the way. Now the Last Revelation of God
is on earth. This time it all is given to humanity in a peaceful
environment. No, never any of the other Prophets did it the way God did
it this time. This time He comes and puts it all down, prints it with
the laser printer [laughter], etc.
It is here. It is done. It is written. It is
published. It is put on the paper and printed out. So, in a sense I am
done with the whole thing. The only thing is that I am sitting here
repeating myself over and over again to see what is next.
The goal of the Mission is to
create Paravipras. We all make up the facilitating body and this project
needs a lot of help, a lot of support, physically, mentally, and
spiritually, in all levels. It is not a small job, it is a big, huge,
fantastic, tremendous, gigantic thing.
Who is a Paravipra?
One who follows the
Eternal Divine Path.
So a Paravipra follows The Eternal Divine Path. What else is a
Maitreya: Incorruptible. What
Disciple: Sacrifices all for the
Alright. What else, is a part of the Eternal Divine Path? [all
talking at once]
Disciple: He knows the difference
in the classes of people, so he is able to guide humanity through the
different steps in any one of those classes.
Maitreya: We will talk about that
tomorrow. What else? They are different in spirit. They are born as
regular humans, like everyone else but are deeper in spirit. From the
very beginning they feel different. They are searchers. They cannot
commit themselves to the dogma of where they were born or what they were
raised in. They question everything about, "Is that true? Is that right?
Why do you say that? What is your proof? Why? Why?"
Physically, Paravipras exercise, they innercise,
they strengthen their bodies, they keep their bodies strong. They are
physically strong. Mentally they connect with intellectual things,
study, read, and connect to the Internet [laughter]. And they are
spiritually strong. They know The Greatest Sign, our
teachings and exercise them. So they are physically, mentally, and
That is because you need to be balanced. If you
are physically strong, mentally and spiritually you might not be. You
have a big body, but nothing else.
If you are mentally very strong but you are very
dry intellectually, you become a good financial person, or a good
lawyer. Mentally you are very strong, but physically and spiritually you
To become only spiritually strong is even not
good. To meditate all the time and not take care of your body physically
and mentally causes you to become an escapist, because you don't have
enough physical and mental strength to get on with life and do something
positive. So we have to be strong in all three levels.
Paravipras ceaselessly work to bring His Kingdom
within and on earth. They follow the Fifteen Commandments and the
Thirty-Three Virtues. They are the true Elected Ones.
Every religion that came said, "We are the Elected
Ones," the Jews, the Christians, the Hindus, the Buddhists, the Moslems,
the Baha'is. But who is the Chosen One? It is not that you are following
a teacher, but you are following a Path. You are not a Chosen One by
coming here. You are not a Chosen One because you are in the
Mission of Maitreya, or claim that you know my teaching. You
are chosen when you walk the Path, when you awaken your spiritual
forces, when you reach to the community to create Communities of
Light, when you sacrifice, when you surrender and submit, and
you become a universalist. Then you are an Elect. You are a Paravipra.
You are not a Paravipra just because you believe
in the Mission of Maitreya, or you can tell us about
The Greatest Sign, etc. You walk the Path. See again,
individual responsibility is very present here. It is up to you to walk
the Path. I show you the Path, but you walk It.
You can't put the responsibility on me and say,
"OK, he is going to take my karma and I will go to heaven." Yes, I can
take you to heaven, but what did God say? I can take you to heaven but
He is going to throw you out of His Mouth. He will spue you out of
heaven and say, "No, go back. You haven't learned the Path by yourself
yet. You didn't walk the Eternal Divine Path, you
cannot stay here. Go back. That is where I want you to be until you
learn your lessons and learn how to walk the Eternal Divine Path."
Again, we create incredible people. If each of us
walks this Path, we have no choice but to be incredible. We have no
choice but to be effective. We have no choice but to be an example for
That is the goal. The goal is not to heal. The
goal is not to say, "Oh, wonderful Maitreya, I love
you." Those are a part of it, of course. It is a package. You have to
love your God with all your heart, mind, and spirit. Because I connect
you to God. I will direct you to God all the time. That is where you
connect. That is what the true Elect means in the spiritual world. It
means you become the Eternal Divine Path and walk it.
Paravipras have the qualities of all classes in
the society. They are leaders, they will lead people, humanity, to a
greater civilization, a greater earth for everyone.
The earth is a mess. Who wants to be born here on
this earth? There is so much suffering, so much destruction, so much
separation, so much ego, and so many lies. Why?
Paravipras will create a great environment, a
better earth. Then we will come back here. They are the facilitators to
ever increase human progress to a higher level. We will talk tomorrow
about how that is done, and how society can progress to a greater degree
in every cycle. They are the new generation in humans, the next step in
Lecture By Maitreya
At The Feast Of Tabernacles
Paravipras, The Sixth Seal
Maitreya: Let's take a moment of silence.
Let's bring God again to our body, into our unity, and we like lotus
petals around the center, each as a petal around this table, become all
connected to the root as one. Sal-Om.
How was the evolution lecture yesterday? Did she eventually get to tell
what I was giving away [laughter]? Does anyone remember the part that I
was giving away? It was about the evolving manner.
Disciple: About how the
creationists say the universe was there, be.
Maitreya: Yes. They say God said,
"Be," and it was. We say God evolved things like the human does. I'm
going to go ahead and tell it after all.
If we are in His Image, we do things the way He
does, don't we? Would we say, "Computer be," and we would have the
ultimate perfect one? Don't we have to start from a less powerful
computer and learn how to, eventually, make it perfect? The truth is
that we do things in an evolving way, we make something, and then we
gradually improve it to perfection. It's the same way with God.
It does not make sense what creationists say, that
God said, "Let it Be," and it was, and that was it, it was perfect. They
say that it was perfect from the beginning and it is going to be perfect
forever, no changing, no evolution, etc. is needed!
Even now, in the present time, we can see
evolution at work. For instance, in the case of the endangered species,
or animals which were already destroyed in our lifetime, what about
those? If God was supposed to have created them and they were going to
be here forever, then why are they not here with us any longer? Would
God say be, and they again would be with us? He is not doing it, is He?
They are gone. Creation without evolution is illogical, very illogical.
God is a Logical God. Evolution without God is also illogical. The
thought that all was done by chance is less possible than that a
Consciousness is behind creation.
Today we are going to talk about the coming of the
Kingdom. We described yesterday who is a Paravipra. We also talked about
what kind of characteristics he has. Now the question is, "Why do we
Now that we have established who the Paravipras
are, we want to see why we need Paravipras, where does the whole thing
we are discussing here fall in the prophecies and how God said that we
will have the elected people, those who will bring the Kingdom Of Heaven
Let's start with some prophecies. First of all,
King Nebuchadnezzar had a dream, which is in the book of
Daniel. The king gathered together all
the wise men of the kingdom. He revealed to them, "I had a dream but I'm
not going to tell you what the dream was. If you are wise, you tell me
what the dream was and then I will believe in your interpretation." The
wise men said, "How can we know what your dream was? We can't do that."
Eventually someone said, "There is a man by the
name of Daniel who is a Prophet and does prophecy, and he also is a wise
person." The king asked Daniel to come. Daniel told the king that, the
king had a dream of an image. "This image's head was of fine gold, his
breast and his arms of silver, his belly and thighs of brass, his legs
of iron, his feet part of iron and part of clay. Thou sawest till that a
stone was cut out without hands, which smote the image upon his feet
that were of iron and clay, and brake them to pieces." (Daniel 2:32-34).
So it was a very interesting and apparently strong
image, but the foundation was of clay. It didn't have much support. So
when it was smote by that stone, "Then was the iron, the clay, the
brass, the silver, and the gold, [were] broken to pieces together, and
became like the chaff of the summer threshingfloor; and the wind carried
them away, that no place was found for them: And the stone that smote
the image became a great mountain, and filled the whole earth." (Daniel
Then Daniel went on and explained to the king that
each of these parts of gold, silver, brass, iron, and clay and iron, are
a kingdom which will come. But each kingdom, as they come one after the
other, lose their fineness.
Gold is one of the finest metals we have on earth,
after platinum. Gold is also the symbol of warmth. There is warmth to
it. Silver is still fine and precious, but it is not as precious as
gold. Then the building of the image goes from brass to iron. Then
eventually it is made of iron and clay.
So he said that five kingdoms are going to come to
humanity and as these kingdoms come, their fineness is going to fade
away, until a stone is going to be cut, but not from the hand of a man.
If it is not cut from the hand of a man, where is it cut from? It is cut
from heaven, it comes from God. This stone is going to hit the feet of
that statue and destroy the whole thing to nothingness. It is going to
be so devastated that there is no place that it can be found, it is
going to be completely gone.
Then it goes on saying: That stone – a stone can
be a small thing, very little (at least in the beginning when it first
smites the image) – but, "The stone will increase and become a mountain,
and that mountain will fill the whole earth."
What is the shape of a mountain? It is a triangle
upward. What is the triangle upward in our teaching? It is a hierarchy.
Triangle upward is an earthy, human hierarchy. A mountain
(three-dimensional triangle upward) is a Heavenly Hierarchy. Here we are
talking about the earthly and Godly kingdom. This stone becomes a
mountain, God's Kingdom Of Heaven On Earth (KOHOE). After these five
earthly hierarchies, His Kingdom is going to come.
What is the kingdom? The kingdom is also the
hierarchy, the king, the head minister or the wise men, and then the
less wise men, and it goes down to the bottom. That is a hierarchy. The
organizational structure looks like a triangle upward, or a mountain.
The image, however, was the earthly kingdoms (hierarchies).
To understand what these all mean, we can go back
to the flood of Noah. If you remember, after the flood of Noah, we teach
that Noah had three sons, and each of these sons was a symbol for one or
two different types of humans. His sons were whom?
Disciple: Shem, Ham, and Japheth.
Good! You are reading your THOTH? Very good! I am very
pleased with your progress, do you know that? Very good. You are really
doing very well.
Disciple: Don't tell me that
But, you have a long way to go [laughter]. So Ham, Ham is not good for
you [laughter], very interesting. Ham is a symbol for two kinds of
humans, the Shudras or workers, and the Ksattriyas or warriors. Maybe
that is why it is called Ham. It brings Ham mentality to those who eat
Who are the Shudras? Shudras are usually very
simple-minded, down-to-earth people who are really interested in
day-to-day life. Mostly their concerns are, "Where am I going to live,
and where is my next meal going to come from?" As long as those things
are provided for them, they are satisfied.
If those are provided, they really don't care much
about anything else. Which is OK, that is a great place to be. You just
are satisfied to have food, a place to live and be safe (physiological
and safety needs), and that is it. You are happy. That is mostly what
they care about.
But, of course, because those are the only
concerns they have, they also have a lot of fears because they are so
attached to the physiological and safety needs, "Where does my next food
come from? What if I don't acquire my next food? I probably should do
something about it that my food is always provided, I have a place to
live, and all this." So there is a lot of fear in them.
After the flood of Noah, we can see that another
class started emerging. We call them the Ksattriyas, or warriors. Nimrod
is the first king mentioned in the Bible
who created a kingdom. His kingdom was Babel. It became a symbol of
babbling and confusion.
The warriors or the Ksattriyas are very
courageous. Just imagine there was a tribe, or some people, some Shudras
who were living in a village and there was a volcano close to them.
These people were all worshipping this volcano, as god. They were all
chanting, drumming and jumping [laughter]. Suddenly one of them said, "I
want to go and see what is up there."
All the Shudras said, "No, no don't go! It is
going to eat you and swallow you up. There are gods up there. You can't
go up there. You can't even look at those gods, if you do you will die."
This person, however, was a courageous person, a
Ksattriya. He had leadership ability. He did not listen to their fears
and went up the mountain and went to the volcano. He saw it was just
fire coming out, nothing else, and he realized that, "There is no god up
here." He went back.
The moment he went back the people started
worshipping him. They said, "He went to the gods, saw the gods and came
back, and he is still alive. He should be a god himself." So they
started worshipping him instead of worshipping the mountain. He became
the chief of the village, he became a god. Also because he was
courageous, they accepted him as their leader.
The Ksattriyas have leadership abilities. They
like honor, they like to protect their subjects, etc.
As Ksattriyas became more powerful, they started
expanding their territories. This chief attacked other tribes and became
the chief of a couple of tribes. A couple of tribes attacked a couple of
other tribes, until after awhile they became a nation, and eventually
empires, etc. Really that period after the flood of Noah, we can see is
kind of a kingdom period. It was the Ksattriyan period.
Now Nebuchadnezzar, according to this image, is
the gold, the head of the image. He is the culmination, or the highest
level of the kings. After that, Daniel said that there would be a
decline, from gold, to silver, to brass, etc.
So, we can see that there is a decline in the
fineness in the image. Nebuchadnezzar reigned from around 3,000 years to
3,500 years ago. After that came the Persian Empire (silver part of the
image). Then came the Grecian Empire (brass), then the Roman Empire
(iron), and of course, the feet.
After Nebuchadnezzar, the period of intellectuals
started. The intellectuals gradually replaced the warrior class. In
Daniel it was also prophesied that at the
time of the Roman Empire there would appear a little horn. That little
horn would destroy the Prophets and destroy many things on earth, change
the time, etc.
One example is the way they made us to keep the
time. The way we now count the time, is a Roman invention. As I have
said many times, the way we keep time is very illogical. For example, we
say it is twelve o'clock midnight and then one hour later it is 1
o'clock in the morning [laughter]. It is pitch dark. How can it be
morning? It is very illogical.
But that was also prophesied that, that little
horn would change many things, and they did. They changed the time. They
changed the Holy Days to holidays. They changed many things that we are
following now that have nothing to do with God. The Mission
is trying to correct this.
Anyway, that little horn would come to humanity,
it would change many things, etc., and the intellectual domination would
increase to the point that we are now at. That domination of the
intellect lasts for 2,300 years. As the Bible
says, "A time, a time, and a dividing of times," or twenty-three hundred
days. It started three hundred years before Christ. Christ came around
two thousand years ago so we are pretty close to the end of this
We can see the signs that the intellectual
understanding is losing its ground more and more. More people are
bringing different theories, different alternatives to the way we think.
For instance, even evolution itself is not something that is completely
written in stone as science has explained it to us. They used to say
that all humans have come from Homo sapiens. Now there is an
understanding that, "Maybe humans did evolve from different species in
different parts of the earth." We might not have all come from the same
This decline of the kings and the coming of the
intellectual domination increased. When was the zenith, the height of
intellectual strength? It was the Renaissance. In the Renaissance,
suddenly the intellectuals, with that revolution, brought a new way of
thinking to humanity. After this intellectual domination comes, after
these five kings come, that is when that stone which came and destroyed
the image comes. What is that stone?
Disciple: The Revelation of God.
The Kingdom Of Heaven On Earth.
Maitreya: But how is it going to
The Greatest Sign.
The Greatest Sign, our teaching is that Stone. That
is the way it is explained how the Kingdom will come. Do you think we
can bring the Kingdom with the people who were there in that meeting
with our Mayor last night, or should we have Communities of
Light? It is going to come from the Communities of
It is going to come from the people who are
brought up to be responsible people. As we said, it is going to come
from the people who accept responsibility and are self-policing and
self-examining, who are interested in the community and becoming active
and involved citizens. And there would be many of them.
It is a "catch-22." We have to create the Kingdom.
We need responsible people who want to get involved to do it, to create
the Kingdom. People, however, do not want to get involved. We have not
found true Paravipras yet. Or, humanity has not reached a point to
realize our teachings. In any case, we need people to do this and people
are not ready. The fewer people, the less effectively we can reach out
to find people who are prepared for this. That is a "catch-22." We,
however, will have enough people to do it, because God said we would!
That is why we all are teachers, we have to teach people that they have
to become community aware. They have to become involved. That is the
base of the Kingdom.
In the Neighborhood Association I said to our
neighbors, "If you don't support me by participating in the Association,
I can do nothing for you." It is the same thing for the Mission.
If I don't have support, even if I could do something, I wouldn't,
because we are trying to create individuals who think about the Kingdom
Of Heaven On Earth and will help to establish it, people who think about
God, who think about the Mission, our Teachings and its
implementation, not "What is in it for me?" Otherwise I (and/or God)
can't (or won't) do anything for you. We all have to grow up from being
little children to Paravipras.
We have to create Communities of Light.
We have to create awareness. We have to educate people that they have to
grow up. This is a time of growing up for humanity. We have to bring His
Kingdom on earth. Our happiness is also related to not always thinking
about, "Me, me, me, me" all the time.
What does the human need? What does the human long
for? Do you think our longings are finite? No. Our longings are
infinite. Really the only way we can satisfy the thirst for happiness,
or our longing, is by understanding the Infinite.
What makes you happy? Anyone? Having a lot of
money, a home, or whatever? What makes you happy? I mean material
Disciple: Having a nice house, a
car, to travel, and things like that.
Maitreya: What if you had all
that. Don't you also want to have an airplane? That sounds good, huh?
Come on [laughter].
Disciple: Well, if you want me
to, all right [laughter].
Maitreya: Or a yacht? [everyone
talking and laughing together here]
Disciple: A yacht to cruise you
all around the world, to every port.
Maitreya: We can give Satsang
there. That's a yacht from God [laughter], which doesn't count. Having a
yacht, having an airplane, now what?
Disciple: A spaceship.
Maitreya: You want a spaceship.
If we get to a place that we can buy a spaceship,
probably the people will want to buy a spaceship as well. See, it never
ends. Your happiness is not related to something out of you. People are
having all those things and still are not happy.
So this teaching and our coming is the stone that
Daniel is talking about. Our Mission is small, but the
stone has already hit the feet of the statue. That is why it is
crumbling. That is again our salvation, no matter what happens, His
Kingdom will come.
You can see, it has already hit the feet of the
statue and the statue is crumbling. It says that not only will it
crumble, you will not find it any more. It will be gone forever. But, of
course, it takes time. It is going to take some time before it is
Now this was the spiritual explanation of what is
going to happen. What is the historical explanation of what took place
in this period of intellectual domination?
As our teachings have explained in
THOTH, after the flood of Noah, there
were five classes of people. The first class was the worker class (Shudras).
The Shudras looked up to the Ksattriyas, the warrior class, and the
Ksattriyas became the dominating class.
The interesting thing is that in each period of
history there is one class that dominates. The only class that doesn't
dominate is the Shudra class, the workers. They only dominate in a
revolution and only at the last moment of the revolution. When a
revolution eventually happens, in the moment after the revolution there
is a short period of chaos, when the people loot, etc. That is the
period when they dominate.
It is just like when there were the riots in Los
Angeles. Who participated in those riots? It was the people who held
themselves back because they felt they didn't have any power to do
anything, the Shudras. The moment the authority is not there, they riot,
destroy, and do whatever they think they can get away with. It is in
that very short span of time after the revolution when the old authority
is destroyed, and the new authority has not yet manifested, that the
Shudras dominate. Since they are not as refined as other classes, they
create chaos and destruction.
When they start this chaotic period who comes in
and brings order? It is the new police for the new order. Who are the
police? The police are the Ksattriyan class. They have the Ksattriyan
mentality, they want to keep the order. So always, after that short
period after the revolution, it is the Ksattriyan class that takes over
We saw that after the flood of Noah, the
Ksattriyan class (kings) appeared. We had a lot of kings and kingdoms
that came until the Roman Empire.
Who did the Ksattriyas lose their power to? They
lost it to the intellectuals. How did they lose their power to the
intellectuals? Do you know?
Disciple: I think so but...
Maitreya: Just go ahead.
The Ksattriyas aren't good managers, so they would have ministers who
would actually start managing the kingdom.
Maitreya: Correct. See, as the
kingdom becomes larger and more sophisticated, what do you need? You
need ministers, you need political understanding, you need tools for
war, etc. You need people who can deal with other kingdoms and
administer the kingdom as well, the hierarchy to carry out the duties in
the kingdom, and the bureaucracy that is necessary. If the kingdom
becomes very large, you need a bureaucracy and hierarchy to manage it.
Do you think the Ksattriyas have the ability to do
that? No. They are very good in getting things done by conquering, etc.,
and overcoming the situation. But after they conquer a large territory,
they don't know what to do with the Shudras [laughter]. That is when you
need administrators, etc. That is when the intellectuals started coming
into the picture. They started to become the ministers. There was a king
but he had to have ministers, wise men, public relations people, and all
Little by little the intellectuals became more
powerful than the king himself. Of course, they are smart, so they
didn't destroy the king to take over. They said, "You are the king. You
sit there, but we really are the power." After awhile the king became
A very good example of this was in Europe. There
were many kings there but the Catholic Church ran Europe. They were
telling the kings what to do. They were more powerful than the kings
themselves were. But the Catholic Church didn't destroy the kingdoms.
They let the kingdoms stay, they did whatever they wanted to do.
So the intellectuals, little by little, took over
and they became more important. In the time of the Roman Empire, they
brought the separation of powers to the senates, parliaments, Czars, and
so they separated the powers and brought the democratic process to their
That is when you see the intellectual
understanding starting to come to humanity from Rome and also from
Greece. From the Greeks came great philosophers, Aristotle, Socrates,
etc., who brought the ideas of intellectual domination.
Each of these classes has special characteristics.
The Shudras, as we said, like to work, and they are only interested in
physiological and safety needs.
At the same time there is no class that we don't
need. We need all the classes. It is not that, "It's bad to be a Shudra."
We should not look down on them as, "Oh, no, he's a Shudra. He is
untouchable." It is just like in India, who have untouchables as a
class. There is a no class who are the untouchables. That is ridiculous.
There is nothing that God created which is untouchable. All are God.
God has created everything good. That is why we
need Shudras because they get the work done in the society. If there are
no Shudras and everyone would sit there and start thinking and
theorizing, nothing would get done.
Ksattriyas, of course, are courageous. They are
the leaders. They go to the new situations without fear.
That is probably why the intellectuals like the
king too, because the kings were very courageous individuals and they
could enter a new situation without fear. But at the same time they are
authoritative, and they are afraid of change they did not create and may
threaten their position.
It is just like the Huntas in Haiti. They are
afraid of change. They don't want to lose what they have. They can see
the possibilities that letting go might bring to them. They use their
authority. But who can stop the progress in the universe?
If you study the dictatorships in the different
countries, you can see that they are afraid of change. They want to keep
everything the way it is. But we know that everything changes, so
eventually they are forced to leave.
One of the characteristics of intellectuals is
that they are very sensual. They love sensual enjoyment, and they do not
know when to stop. They have no limit. Eventually they destroy
themselves in the process. The wealth they make they spend for their
sensual enjoyments. Also they are overly individualistic. It is good to
be individualistic but you can go overboard. Everything should be in
balance, the middle path.
Even in a democracy you choose a President.
Someone has to have the last word because if not, you are going to have
chaos. It is OK to be democratic and bring in all the ideas from the
group for the people who participate in the process, but eventually a
decision has to be made of what to do with all these ideas and which one
to choose and implement. That is what the head (leader) decides.
Sometimes there is no good answer, no solution to
a situation but a bunch of probable paths to take. When are you going to
stop the discussion, and make a decision? So there has to be a
democratic process but there always has to be a final word from
somewhere that is accepted by the majority, or sometimes even is not
acceptable to the majority but it is from Spirit (God). A good leader
sometimes has to make unpopular decision(s).
That is actually what democracy means. Democracy
doesn't mean that everyone has the ability to make decisions but a
decision is made that satisfies the majority of the group. But
intellectuals love the over-stretched democratic process, individuality
is stretched beyond its limits, and they are very sensual.
The next step is the business people. How do the
business people take over? We know how the intellectuals took over and
became the dominating class.
Disciple: The Vipras
(intellectuals) want the goods the businessmen have, for their sensual
Maitreya: That's right! What did we say? We
said that the intellectuals' weakness is that they are very sensual.
The intellectuals, as we said, were the dominating
class. They had the money. They had all the resources. What did they do
with the money? They spent it for sensual things: beautiful homes, nicer
carriages, very beautiful paintings in their homes, etc.
Who was selling these things to the intellectuals?
Maitreya: Right. Actually in
France, Louis XVI owed most of his kingdom to the business people
[laughter]. He was the king but he didn't have much money left. He was
bankrupt because he had spent all his money to buy the beautiful things
that he wanted.
So that is how the businessmen took over, little
by little. They are still doing it. The advertisements on the television
say, "Buy this. Buy that." Who is buying these things? It is the
intellectuals because they want them. Who is benefiting? It is the
business people. Who is the dominating force in this society? It is the
business people. So the businessman is the privileged class and the
dominating class. They set the pace for the rest of the society to
Evolution and reincarnation go hand in hand. The
dinosaur, which jumped a little higher, the next lifetime he jumped even
higher, and higher, and eventually he created a little wing. The next
lifetime he created a bigger wing, and a bigger wing. Eventually he
became a bird. If someone came from the tama guna, for the first time,
he would probably come as a Shudra.
Disciple: I just saw something.
The dinosaur was big on the land. As he got to the sky, even though he
received wings, he became smaller.
Maitreya: That's right! Also, do
you know why the dinosaurs were so large? It was because they were
vegetarian. They needed big stomachs to hold a lot of vegetables so they
could receive enough nutrition in their bodies. That's why if you look
at the dinosaurs they had big stomachs. They had little heads, little
hands, and they were mostly stomachs because they needed a lot of food.
Actually the digestive system, the intestines, of
the cow is much longer than the tiger's and meat-eating animals, because
the cow needs longer intestines to extract all the nutrients from the
vegetables. With tigers probably the meat is more concentrated nutrition
so it doesn't need those long intestines.
Disciples: Man has a shorter
colon because he's not supposed to eat meat, right?
Maitreya: No, we can have both,
but our teeth are made for vegetables because we cut the vegetables with
the front teeth and chew them with the back teeth. Our elongated teeth
are no longer as long as the tiger and meat-eating animals. That is why
it is recommended to be mostly vegetarian. But eating meat is not
Eating too much meat is not good. That's why we
have so many diseases. Too much meat can bring disease to a person.
Now they are coming up with a new hierarchy for
food. It resembles a pyramid. The vegetables and the grains are on the
bottom, and the meat and sugar are on the small area at the top. It is
more representative of the actual needs of the human.
So the Ksattriyas became the dominating class to
the Shudras. What did they do? They exploited the Shudras. They made the
Shudras to work, make enough money, and give it to the king. The king
brought their children to the military, made armies, waged wars, won
more territory, and became more powerful and prosperous. But what did he
bring to them? He brought to them peace. He brought to them protection.
That is what the Shudra wants. He wants to be
protected, wants to not be afraid of the neighboring tribes. The king
provided that for them so they also supported the king.
The Ksattriyas became a bigger chief, a king, and
eventually an emperor. The bigger they became the more they exploited
the workers (Shudras).
Now when the intellectual people came, what did
they do? We already said that they had all the powers of the king and
all the administrative abilities, and the king was dependent on them.
Also they would probably tell the army what to do. They would make the
decisions for the army.
The intellectuals exploited both the Ksattriyas
and the Shudras. Then, of course, they became rich. They became the
dominating class. They had the money. They could spend it and secure all
the goodies they wanted.
Who became rich because of this? The Vaeshyas, the
businessmen became rich by providing these intellectuals with what they
desired, and they desired a lot. Businessmen started becoming richer and
richer, and eventually, in the Industrial Revolution, they took over the
society. Who did they exploit?
You go to college, you are very intellectual, you
graduate from college with very good grades and a degree, and now you
are ready to go to work. Where do you go to work? You go to the
companies [laughter]. You are intellectual but are you exploiting
anyone? No. Are you exploited? Yes.
What does the army do? Why did we go to war in the
Middle East? Why did we do that? Do we care for what Saddam Hussein does
or does not do? No. It was for the oil. Who wants oil? Who needs oil?
Industries, business people need oil. Who told the army (Ksattriyas) to
go there? The Ksattriyas had to go there because the businessmen wanted
If you are a minimum wage worker, where do you go
to work? You go to Macdonald's, don't you [laughter]? Who is the
business class exploiting? All the other three classes are exploited.
What do they become? All of them become workers. Who do they work for?
They all work for the businessmen, don't they? We are all being
So the Vaeshyas (businessmen) become the
dominating class. They exploit the other three classes.
Now what happens to these intellectuals? Are they
happy with this situation? They are not happy. Are the armies (Ksattriyas)
or the Shudras happy? They eventually will not be. This dissatisfaction,
eventually, will creep into the society.
We have a frustrated society. What happens when
that frustration increases? Eventually the intellectuals can't take it
anymore, the Ksattriyas can't take it any more, so the intellectuals
create the Ksattriyan characteristics. They will become courageous. They
will rebel against the system.
Just take the Internet, or look at the message
area in Fidonet. Everyone is complaining. They don't like this, they
don't like that. Why? They are all frustrated. Eventually the
intellectuals create the Ksattriyan abilities, and they, with the help
of other Ksattriyas, revolt against the dominating class.
It is just like what happened in Russia. It became
the Russian Revolution. This is what Marx and Engle talked about, that
the wealth is going to accumulate into the hands of a few people and the
rest of society will become workers, be exploited, and the worker
revolution or the Bolshevik Revolution happens.
But Marx and Engle didn't explain what would
happen after that. They could not explain because they didn't know what
could happen after that. But we explain what happens after that.
What happened to Russia? The worker revolution
came. Who made the worker revolution? Did the workers really revolt? Or,
was it Lenin who brought the revolution to Russia? Who was Lenin? Was he
a Shudra? Was he a Ksattriya?
Disciple: He was an intellectual.
Maitreya: Exactly! He was an
intellectual who also created Ksattriyan abilities. He was courageous,
and he had leadership abilities. He said, "No, we can't take it any
more. We are going to do something about this." Everyone said, "Yes,
yes, we have to do something about it," and they started following him.
Also in any revolution there are many attempts
that are going to take place. Usually it is not the first person who
starts the revolution that wins. Probably many, many leaders are going
to emerge and eventually one of them will succeed.
We in the Mission are against
revolution because revolution usually comes from the bottom of society.
When it comes from the bottom of society, they want to change things
faster than the society is prepared to accept. That is why revolutions
are almost always bloody, short-lived, and they don't always succeed as
it was planned.
It is evolution that succeeds. It is slow. It is
just like a slow cooker. In a slow cooker, food is better than putting
it on the hot fire and cooking it fast. With the fast cooking, the top
cooks but the middle is still raw (just like revolution). In evolution
the society becomes ready by the time the change comes.
That is why we are not revolutionists. We are
evolutionists. This is the time of the evolutionary process that the
human consciousnesses are in. What I am explaining are the historical
events that have happened. It is not necessary that it will happen again
because after the Russian Revolution, the Western world realized that
they have to spread the wealth throughout the society to prevent a
revolution like the one that occurred in Russia. That is why they
devised different methods of doing this.
In the West the wealth is more spread out. Of
course it is changing now. More and more people are becoming richer and
the middle class is becoming the lower class. But after the Russian
Revolution, they devised ways to spread the wealth so it wouldn't happen
We are explaining what happened in the past. That
is what happened in Russia, at least. In Russia, at that time, very few
people, the Czars and their close associates, were very wealthy and the
rest were very poor.
The same thing is happening in Haiti now. The
Hunta, the businessmen close to them, are very rich and the rest of the
people are very poor. That is why when the troops went into Haiti, the
poor people were delighted that they came.
As we said, when the Vaeshyas become the
dominating class, all the other classes become the workers. If this
continues, we will have a revolution. The moment the revolution happens,
who is in charge? Who becomes the dominating class, in the moment of
The Shudra class.
Maitreya: Yes. Why?
Disciple: Because of their
Maitreya: That's right. Also
there is no police force. It is just like those riots that happened when
the police are not around.
So in that brief moment, the Shudras become the
dominating class. What happens after that? Who becomes the dominating
class next? Who do we need to put the Shudras down, to put the riots
down? We need the policemen. So the Ksattriyan domination comes in.
That is exactly what happened in Russia. After
Lenin, who took over? The army took over, the generals. And what is
happening to Russia now, who is taking over? The intellectuals are
When the intellectuals become the dominating
force, what do they want? They want business, they want individuality,
they want to satisfy their sensual longings, etc. Who is going to
benefit from that process? The Vaeshyas will benefit, the businessmen.
Who is eventually going to become the dominating force? It is the
businesses, Macdonald's, Kentucky Fried Chicken, AT&T, etc.
Do you see how the cycle goes on? It goes from
Shudras, Ksattriyas, Vipras (intellectuals), Vaeshyas (businessmen),
Shudra revolution, Ksattriyas, etc. As we will explain later, Marx and
Engle did not know what will happen after the Communist revolution. But
our explanation shows what happens after the Shudra revolution.
We can see that our explanation is correct. After
Russia became a Ksattriyan-dominated country for a long time, for fifty
or sixty years, now we see the intellectuals coming in. They want
individual freedom and democracy.
Right after that, what is coming in? The
businessmen (Vaeshyas) are coming in and they eventually are going to
become the dominating force. It is written on the wall, you see? I don't
have to prophesy who is going to win. I can tell you who is going to win
because I know about cyclical social movements, as we just explained
above. Those communist generals are desperately trying to stop something
that is happening in Russia. They are trying to stop something that is
This process of cyclical social movements can be
easily understood in the graphic below:
In every phase, for instance, one class dominates,
it starts from the Shudras, they go through their phase and then the
Ksattriyas start. They go through their phase and the Vipras start. They
go through their phase and then the Vaeshyas start. The very interesting
thing is that every time they go through each phase, there is progress
and the next phase starts in a higher level (more understandings of the
process, more prosperous, etc.).
That is because the characteristic of the universe
is progressive, it is not regressive. Everything progresses to a greater
betterment for everyone.
Also in each phase, in every period, in every
cycle of Shudras, Ksattriyas, Vipras, and Vaeshyas, each time a new
period starts (the new period is usually started before the last one
hits the bottom), the new people start thinking about the new period.
"That's terrible, we don't want to stay like this," etc. So the new
period starts before, while the last phase is still going to the bottom.
It is just like, we are giving these ideas out but
society is still going down the drain, or the whole earth is going down
the drain. Although our ideas are for the New World to come, society is
still in the old way of thinking. In the evolutionary process,
eventually, humanity will become ready to see that our way is the way!
It is then that the new period starts and then there is the progressive
time, it progresses and reaches its peak. After it reaches its peak, it
starts declining and then stagnation.
Every period has five phases. It starts from the
new period, it progresses, it reaches its zenith, usually in its zenith
at the top it stays steady for a long time, and then it starts
declining, and eventually hits the bottom (dies). We can see these
phases in everything. It is in life. It is in our living. It is in any
ideology. It is in every period. That is why the circle of life has been
accepted by many religions, that life is circular as well.
But the good thing is that at the end of the cycle
there is progress. Of course, we become old and we die, but we come
back. We start the circle again, but in a better shape (progress). See,
everything is a circle in life, even our social progress. But in every
period that we go through, those phases, the next period we have
progressed. We are in a higher level.
Now, if this vicious cycle is there, how can we
break it? That is a good question. How can we break this cycle?
Maitreya: What do
the Paravipras do?
Disciple: They have
been (are) all these different classes and so they know how to bring the
whole thing together and how to get them to come along out of that
Disciple: In other
words, when one class is dominating they know how to pull them into the
next class domination.
Maitreya: Exactly! Good! If we
know these cycles exist and we choose Paravipras who know about them as
our leaders, since they are at the top of the society they can smooth
out the process without revolution. We can then benefit from each class
without letting the bad part of that class affect us.
Who is a Paravipra? He is an honest person. He is
an intellectual. He is physically fit. He has all the characteristics in
each class, and he knows about these cycles. Now imagine we are living
in a society run by Paravipras. Let us look at this scenario:
It is after the revolution. The Shudras are
revolting and looting everything. Who does the Paravipra call? He calls
the army. He tells them, "Go get these Shudras rioting and bring order."
Then when the order is restored he creates a new government,
legislation, courts, etc. What are these made of? They are made up of
Are the intellectuals bad? Should we have
intellectuals? What is the contribution of the intellectuals to the
society? Their contributions are science, discoveries, new ideas,
medicine, administration, etc. They work in the administrative bodies.
They are on the committees. They are the problem solvers. So, they are
not bad. We have to use them too.
Are the Vaeshyas bad? Are the business people bad?
No. If we don't have business people, how can we get all the materials,
labor and capital together and create usable products? They become bad
when they become the dominating forces and they become greedy, etc.
The business people were doing fine. They were
bringing out so many wonderful things in this country. Now what is
happening? They just run over the neighborhood and you can do nothing
about it. Why? Because, first, the neighborhood is not organized, and
second, they are not in the Communities of Light (they
are not united).
That is another thing the business domination
brings, greed. Everyone thinks they are businessmen now, and they want
to make money. They want to be number one. That doesn't happen. That is
the problem. That is why there is disunity.
So, the Paravipras know that. Now, for instance,
if we had a Paravipra leadership on earth, what would they do? They
would ease the way for the next dominating force. They would sense the
society, the business is no longer as useful as it used to be, that it
has become a greedy process.
Or, in Russia, if there was a Paravipra-dominated
leadership they would ease the way for the intellectuals to come. But at
the same time they would take out the bad part of the intellectuals and
would not let those bad parts bring a bad effect to the society.
That is why we said that we need to create the
Paravipras. These Paravipras should be the leaders. Little by little, by
understanding this teaching (not only us, everyone should understand
this), none of these classes should become the dominating class. Any
time they become a dominating class, Paravipras ease the way for the
next class to come along.
Actually it is not good for any class to become a
dominating class because any time they become dominating, they will
destroy themselves. What happened when the Ksattriyas dominated the
Shudras? They brought war and destruction.
They weren't democratic. If my neighbor even
looked a little different than me – if you put the butter on the top of
the bread and they put it on the bottom [laughter] – then we would have
war. We wouldn't have the intellectuals to go between, discuss it and
say, "Why do you put the butter on the bottom of your bread?" and
eventually come to some agreement.
Intellectuals say, "Let's have a meeting to see
which is better, to put the butter on the top or on the bottom?" They
eventually would decide, "Let's open the bread and put it in the middle
[laughter] so we don't have to fight."
The Ksattriyas have problems for themselves and
eventually destroyed themselves. What did the intellectuals do? The
intellectuals gave away their wealth to be enslaved by the Vaeshyas and
then they blamed the Vaeshyas for enslaving them.
Why don't you become smart with your money and
don't give it to the people who enslave you? Be smart with your
pocketbook, where you spend your money. You see, the customer is very
powerful. Where you spend your money you can support. If you do not
believe in something, don't spend your money for those things.
If you believe that Hollywood is pushing many
ideas that you don't like, don't go to the movies. Don't spend your
money on them to make them wealthy. You are a part of the problem by
supporting them financially. Put your money where your ideology is.
That is another smart thing that people have to
learn, how to support the things that are good, and not support the
things that are not good. I know it feels good to go to the movies and
spend money for what they present, but think a little deeper of how they
also put God out of our lives. Aren't we here to be with God? Then we
have to purify our lives from anything that is keeping us from this
Goal. Indeed, if most people would only support God-oriented movies,
that is what they would make. We have the power to tell the business
people what to produce!
So, what the Paravipras do is they make this
process a kind of dance. Still, the cycles happen but they will go
What is the best society? What is the best state
of society? It is when all these classes are working in balance. We have
nice business people who are thinking about nothing but being nice and
providing good products for consumption by the Vipras, Ksattriyas, and
the workers. They are not greedy, they are very good people. The only
thing they are concerned with is, "What can I create that is best for
We have intellectuals who are working for the
betterment of the life of everyone in the community and on earth. There
are Ksattriyas who are there to bring peace, not to enforce anyone's
ideology but to bring peace to everyone and to humanity. The workers
also have their physiological and safety needs taken care of and they
are very happy.
Therefore, the best society is a balanced society
in which there are no ups and downs. But, of course, that is not going
to happen right now because we don't have that kind of balance. Right
now the path is going up and down.
As the Paravipras come, these periods of ups and
downs will decrease in intensity constantly until they will be
flattened. It becomes close to being a progressive line.
Eventually the society will become more into the ideal of balance
between these classes, as can be seen in the graph above.
So, why are we then trying to create Paravipras? Is it that we just come
to the Feast and dance a little bit of Kirtan, meditate, and go home and
forget about the whole thing? No. As I have said, we are trying to
create a new civilization.
With this teaching, we have revealed to humanity a truth that no one
knew about before we brought it from God. They are either capitalist, or
communist, or of different ideologies. Now we are saying, again, not
only all religions are OK, they have their places. We can say to them
also, "All your ideologies are OK too, but they each have their own
place." We resolve and solve this for them, as God revealed that He has
done these All.
Also, we solve a question that many people have been asking for decades.
After the Shudra (Bolshevik) revolution, what happens? The people in the
communist ideology, even before this happened to Russia, asked, "What is
after communism?" If everything has an antithesis, what is it for
communism? No one knew the answer.
The communist ideology is based on this theory that: There is always a
thesis and antithesis. They go against one another. Either the one wins
or they merge and become a synthesis. Then that synthesis will become
thesis and there will be an antithesis for this new thesis, and this
cycle goes on and on.
What happens after the communist revolution? The question arises then,
what would be the antithesis for communism? No one could answer it. We
again have the answer. Communist ideology is based on the Shudra
revolution. After the Shudra revolution, Ksattriyas become the
dominating force, then the Vipras, then Vaeshyas, and eventually another
Shudra revolution, etc. Again, we are solving humanity's problems one
more time. We are showing that, this resolves another nagging question.
Furthermore, in our ideal society, these Guiding Lights should be
"Minimum necessity of food, shelter and clothing should be
provided for all, while education and medical care should be adequately
available." There are two things that should be free to
everyone: education and medicine. Everyone should have those with no
conditions, no questions should be asked as to why they need them. If
someone wants to be educated and has the ability to study and learn, he
or she should be provided with opportunities to do that. Of course it
should not become a way to become escapist (going to school forever
without benefiting the society). Everyone also should have access to
health providers and medicine, in a reasonable manner.
Also the minimum food, shelter, and clothing should be provided. That
means minimal, so it doesn't encourage people to become lazy. Minimum
means minimum. It means you just survive with it. That encourages people
to work and contribute to society.
"Minimum standard of living should be guaranteed for those who
participate in activities of society and its prosperity," much
higher than the minimum that we give to those people who do not
participate in the society. That minimum standard of living increases
with the prosperity of the society. So those who participate, for
instance Shudras, who participate in the society should be provided a
minimum standard of living.
Disciple: Won't they
be making money to provide those things?
Maitreya: Yes. But if there is
20% inflation eating up their money fast, it has to be adjusted so that
their standard of living is not destroyed. A minimum standard of living
has to be promised for those who participate in the society.
"Mental ability (intellect) is superior to
physical ability (laborer), and spiritual understanding is superior to
mental. Therefore, the humans should be utilized according to their
dominating character with having this hierarchy of characteristics in
If someone is intellectually superior, they should
be utilized for more intellectual endeavors than using them as laborers.
But, of course, remember, the Paravipra is all of them. He does not mind
taking a shovel and digging the ground if that is necessary. If
intellectual endeavors are necessary, he might do that as well.
However, if one person is intellectually superior,
but he is not very spiritual, he or she should be utilized in that
level. If he is neither intellectually nor spiritually superior, then he
is a Shudra. If he works, then he should be provided a minimum standard
Of course, the spiritual understanding is superior
to intellectual understanding. So a person who is superior in the spirit
should be provided or utilized in that level, as a teacher, as a guide,
"The utilization of these abilities should
be ever-progressive toward higher ones." So eventually we will
have very few Shudras, we are going to have a lot of robots doing most
of the mundane work. Even the Shudras in our system will become more and
more intellectual. The intellectuals will become more and more
spiritual. The spiritual people will probably go to heaven and Pure
Consciousness and are not going to be around [laughter]. So others have
to come from below (tama guna), etc. Even this is an evolutionary
"Accumulation of individual wealth should
be directed toward human advancement. When this accumulation starts to
become a burden on others and is used for exploitation, the collective
body (of Paravipras) has complete power over that wealth to use it in a
proper way for further human advancement."
As we said, if the wealth is in the hands of a few
people, what is going to happen? It is going to lead to a revolution.
There is no doubt about that.
Disciple: That is
what is happening here in America.
Maitreya: It could
happen, it could happen here too if a few become very rich and most
people become poor.
Disciple: More and more people in
neighborhoods are getting two, three, four hundred, half million,
million dollar homes. You see it a lot in Florida. You say, "My gosh,
where is this coming from?" It looks like the middle class is being
taxed. They will be taxed a lot more than a poor person. So the middle
class is having to be taxed more.
Maitreya: So the
middle class is becoming poor.
becoming more lower-middle class, when there is more wealth.
Maitreya: Actually, that is going
to happen more often because so far there was a fear of a communist
revolution and now that the communist ideology fell, there is not that
strain any more. It is going to be completely unrestrained. That
ideology is not even considered dangerous any longer so you will see
that the standard of living is going to be lower.
It is more difficult to make it these days. Two
people have to work and still they are not going to make it. It is going
to become worse and worse. God said that it is going to get worse, so
that has been predicted.
It is going to become worse, there is no doubt
about that. But in our system when you get to this point, the Paravipras
can direct the wealth back to the people. With this the standard of
living goes up, and the wealth is spread more equally.
The human mind always thinks, "What is in it for
me? What is in it for me?" That is from where the destruction comes to
them. The human thinks upside down. We are trying to make them right
side up and it is a very hard thing to do.
As I said, this is the time to understand these
points, to understand that, your actions affect everyone else. You can't
just say, "I will have it all and I do not care about anyone else." That
kind of thinking will bring destruction to everyone. Humans have to
understand these Truths.
The only way out is the Communities of
Light. Just see how many solutions have been given here in this
Mission, one after another, it has been proved that we
have the answers. We have the solutions, the unification, and the
Have all these come from one man, one human mind?
Can it come from one little mind of a human? Many people say, "I can't
believe that one person can have all the solutions." That is right, no
person has all the solutions but God does.
He prophesied that He is going to send this to
humanity. Now He has sent it. Look at how the solutions are given one
after another, the explanation, the unification of the religions, the
unification of ideologies. Look how He explains the ideologies,
communism and capitalism, that none of them is perfect, each of them
have flaws, but they have their place, there is a cyclical movement.
See, God even created social progress
self-sustaining. As He created the universe self-sustaining, He created
our societies self-sustaining, cyclical, and with every cycle humans
progress to a higher level.
That is fine if no one is listening to us now,
they are going to go through a revolution. They are going to progress
but they are going to go through it slowly and painfully.
Anyway, "All things depend on time, place
and people involved (the situation). According to the situation, the
decisions can be from ignorance (tama), passion (raja), or knowledge (satva)."
All this teaching is still based on the time,
place, and people involved. As Baba taught, we also follow, "Subjective
approach with objective adjustment." We are going toward this, we are
going toward the creation of the Communities of Light,
but we adjust ourselves by the situation of where we are at the moment.
At the same time, we are learning the things that
are happening now. We make mistakes but we don't make the same mistake
twice. That is progress.
So that is how the Kingdom Of Heaven On Earth (KOHOE)
is going to come.
The next topic we are going to talk about is Zion
and Mount Zion. What is Mount Zion? It is a mountain, it is the
hierarchy, isn't it? Didn't the dream Daniel interpreted for the king
have a mountain in it? It talked about a mountain that will fill the
earth. That is the Hierarchy that is the Heavenly Hierarchy, Mount Zion.
The human hierarchy is two-dimensional. It is a
triangle upward, president, vice president, etc. But our hierarchy
(God's Hierarchy) is not two-dimensional, it is three dimensional, like
a mountain. God is at the top of our Hierarchy, then the Eldest, and the
Elders, then the administrative, judiciary, Elders and legislative
bodies. There are four parts in our Hierarchy. It is three-dimensional.
It looks more like a mountain.
What is Zion?
Zion is the triangle downward ().
What is the triangle downward? It is justice, the Spirit of God. So the
triangle upward ()
is the Hierarchy and the triangle downward ()
is the Spirit of God (Justice). Do we have this triangle downward ()
in our systems (hierarchy) on earth? No, in the earthly systems they
have put God out of the systems. These two triangles together ()
is the Kingdom Of Heaven On Earth.
Paravipras are the Leaders of the KOHOE.
Paravipras are the Ones who are connected to God. If the leaders of a
society are not connected to God, what happens to that society? It falls
Now how many different Kingdoms do we have?
Maitreya: We have
three Kingdoms. What are they?
Kingdom Of Heaven On Earth, the Kingdom Of Heaven In Heaven, and the
Kingdom Of Heaven Within.
Maitreya: Who is the
King of all these three?
All Disciples: God.
Maitreya: God is the
only True King of all these three Kingdoms. Sal-Om!