Opposition of the World, How To Dance
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At The Feast Of Tabernacles 10/03/90
Maitreya: When you dance Haree Om Shrii Hung,
you have to let The Holy Ghost take over. After awhile you will
Haree Om Shrii Hung in the Spirit. You don't have to do it
formally. If you can just go with the Spirit, don't worry, let go.
After awhile maybe The Holy Ghost will take over and you will start
speaking in tongues and rolling around [all laughing] like the Holy
Rollers, like the day of Pentecost. They started speaking in many
You may start speaking German, English, French, and
even Persian, even Iraqi [all laughing]. So just let the Spirit take
over. That's what Haree Om Shrii Hung is for. Don't be rigid
about it. Let it get into you so that the Spirit starts dancing
instead of you. You are not there anymore, just the Spirit is.
How is the Feast so far? Many people have put a lot
of effort into this Feast. We have to thank all of them, even if
some of them are not here. But we thank them for the effort they put
into it. We have to let them know we appreciate what they did and
that we wish they were here. But that's not ours to say.
We always just present the Mission, the
Message. The rest is up to God. It's not us doing it. We give the
Message and it's not ours anymore, it is theirs. They heard the
Message and then we are free. We don't have to worry about, "Oh, I
have to get this person to the
Mission. Oh, why is she not coming? Why is he not coming?"
There is a nice saying in Shakti's house, "Some
people come into our lives and they go away. Some come and stay with
us, they affect our lives, and we are never going to be the same."
That's also true about the Mission. Some
people come and they have a little thing to do for the
Mission, and they go away. They might return, you never know.
But we shouldn't hang onto the people, try to force them to the
Mission. Just present the Mission, give them your
love, talk to them, and pray for them. If they make it, that's
great, they have been called for it. If they do not make it, they
have not been called, or they may be called later on. It's really
not up to us.
Remember Christ only had twelve disciples, twelve
dedicated disciples. It's very hard to find dedicated and
responsible people who really want to be good. A lot of people want
to feel good. Very few people want to be good. That's the difference
between God's people and others. The people of God are good.
That's the question, do you want to feel good, or do
you want to be good? When you want to be good, sometimes it doesn't
feel good, because you give, and give, and the world takes, and
takes, and takes. You say, "What happened? I gave all this and
nothing happened, nothing manifested." That means that you are
attached to the results of your actions. That means that you want
something in return. You're expecting something.
So we do our best and leave the rest to the Lord,
and He takes care of it. But we thank everyone for the effort they
put into organizing this Feast.
Whatever God does for us, that's the way He wants it
to happen. If the energy seems to be a little "not flowing," that's
great. It means that new energy has come in. We have to blend this
new energy with the old energy.
It's just like when you want to make a cocoa drink.
You mix up cocoa with milk. At first the cocoa is a little lumpy and
it doesn't mix up with the rest of the milk. You have to mix it up
and really stir it for a long time before everything is mixed up and
it's smooth again. Of course, if you put in another lump of cocoa,
again you have to do the same thing, stirring and mixing the whole
That's why we are here this week, to bring our
energy to a mixed energy. We expand our energy to one another so we
eventually become one, we become flowing again, we become open, we
We Love one another as God Loves us. When we do
that, we forget our being the separate selves, we become a
collective body, the individual in the collective body.
The East is very collective in mind, the eastern
part of the earth. The West is very individualistic. We have to
bring a balance, reach a middle path. So we have to create an
environment that is individual in the collective body. We have to
create individuality with a collective consciousness, individuality
in a collective oneness.
Then we can accomplish great things. That's also one
of the reasons the
Mission is here. We can see that the left and right sides of
the brain of the human are becoming more in balance, as is the
earth. We are becoming more balanced people in creativity and, at
the same time, in the calculative part of the brain. The two spheres
of the earth (East and West) are also becoming more balanced.
Question: How do you deal with the opposition of
the world after you have grown spiritually? For example, the
Prophets of the
Old Testament suffered. Esa (Jesus) and most of his disciples
were sentenced to death, and Bab was shot.
Maitreya: That's sad, isn't it? Whenever a Truth
comes from God, the Prophet has to go through such a struggle to
convey the message. Many times we can see from the very beginning,
from Noah, to Moses, to Christ, to Muhammad, to Bab, all of them
suffered great sufferings at the hands of those who thought they
were doing the right thing.
The person who was teaching the new religion was an
infidel to them. Because of their human minds and ways, they thought
that what he said was against their traditions. What he said was
against what they believed. To them, they were doing the right thing
because he was saying what they were not used to hearing and
So to them they were doing the right thing to
destroy these men who they felt were against them. But none of them
really were. None of the Prophets were against anyone. Prophets
bring a new teaching which actually progresses humanity to another
step of understanding, to a higher level of realization.
But the human loves to resist new things, especially
when it comes to religion and ideology. The human doesn't want to
hear a new religion. He wants to stay where he is. He is
comfortable. Familiarity is more comfortable than to learn a new
So when the Prophet comes and brings a new religion,
a new ideology, a new revelation, probably he is ahead of his time.
When he is ahead of humanity, they have a hard time to understand
him. And because they have a hard time to understand, they don't
want him to say what he is saying. Also it is probably that they
feel it is opposing their social set-up.
It's just like Prophet Muhammad who came and said,
"There is no God but Allah. There is no God but God." He was saying
this in Mecca, the center of the worshipping of idols for three
hundred and sixty-five days a year for all the religions around
Mecca, going from India to North Africa. It was a route for
traveling merchants. All these merchants would come and worship in
Mecca. Each had their idol in Mecca.
Muhammad said, "There is no God but God." That meant
there is only one God. Three hundred and sixty-five gods in Mecca
were no gods any longer. So the people in Mecca became very up in
arms at what he said.
They didn't pay too much attention to him in the
beginning. But when his followers started growing and became strong,
they said, "Well, this really is going to be a threat to the three
hundred and sixty-five gods," and they were going to lose a lot of
business because the merchants with different beliefs would no
longer come that route to stay in Mecca, etc. So they started
But after Muhammad succeeded, Mecca not only became
a greater center of business, it became a great city. A lot of
people started traveling to it, and they even started becoming
greater in all levels, scientifically, merchandizing, and
theologically. Everything became much greater than before.
So the resistance comes from human fears. No one has
to fear anything from our
Mission because we're not opposing anyone. We're not opposing
business. We're not opposing any ideology. We're not opposing any
religion. But still a lot of people resist us, probably because they
have their own ideas of what their religion should be and of what
ideology there should be.
If I was not in this country, who knows what would
have happened with this new religion? In some other countries,
anything against their religion or beliefs means they can cut off
the head of the person. And that would be it, because what we say is
too far out for them.
God has prepared humanity this time in such a way,
that we can talk about these things without fear of being
persecuted. At least not right away, because this is a country where
individual expression is protected by law. So maybe that is why God
guided us, or guided me, to come to this place and then revealed
this new revelation to us.
So we don't have to worry about those things, and we
can comfortably preach our Message and send out our literature to
the many people who want it. Still even here, sometimes I am
concerned about other people in other countries who receive our
literature, that they might be in trouble.
Some countries have laws that the only religion you
can follow is one religion. If you have any other ideology or any
other religion, you might be in trouble.
Humans are not very flexible. They don't like new
things, like new religions and new ideologies. They want to be
comfortable with the old ways. With every new religion that comes,
the old religion, the old set-up, opposes them for awhile. This
occurred even with Buddha, and with Krishna. Anyone who believes in
a new religion or ideology is going to be opposed a little bit. But
the opposition never succeeds!
They even crucified Christ. Did they succeed to stop
him? No. It really wasn't Christ as an individual who was doing
this, it was the Spirit behind Christ. God wanted that revelation to
come to humanity, to take hold of the spirit of the humans and
expand them to this new revelation.
So we can see that it doesn't matter. This is the
appearance that we see. We shouldn't become too much involved in
appearances. Sometimes it appears that everything is falling apart
and nothing is happening. But in Spirit, in the ethereal world, much
We have not been able to make a lot of people really
respond to this Message because they are very much caught up in
their own individual problems, individual lives, and they're not
able to come out of them. These individual problems become so
important to them that the greater vision is not sinking in. They
probably have a problem about, "Why say Sal-Om instead of saying
I don't want to call it the devil, but we are
working with the principalities here. The principalities (I used to
call them "creatures" in everyone), or these creatures, have been
running our lives all the time until now. We close our eyes and we
shed the light into that darkness. These creatures can only live in
The moment you close your eyes and you shed light in
the corners of the darkness in your spirit, those creatures start
running away from it, because they can't live in the light. They're
very afraid of the light. They run away to even deeper darkness in
They say, "What happened? We were running his life,
or her life, now he wants to look at us. He wants to destroy us. The
only thing that can destroy us is light." So when they see it they
retreat. They retreat, they regroup and become even stronger. They
bring their strength together and they fight back.
It's the same thing also, when the new revelation
comes, that's light to the earth. This is light to the earth.
The Greatest Sign is light to the earth. But all the
religions of the world don't want to see this light. That's why in
the beginning they withdraw, then they renew their strength, and
then they want to come back and destroy. But they can't.
The same thing happens with you. When you meditate,
those dark creatures maybe go deeper in a darker part of you,
regroup and become stronger than before. But who is going to be the
winner? You are going to be the winner if you keep up the fight and
keep shedding the light on them, because you have the light.
Now we can see that we will be the winner if we
continue meditating, if we keep going deeper and deeper in
ourselves, and if we put the light within ourselves. Those creatures
can't live for long.
It's the same thing as the Mission. Some
people would come, and I would explain to them that this is the
Mystical Paths. That is the
Communities of Light. You can create Communities of Light.
You sacrifice in the
Communities of Light until you become submissive and
surrendered. You become a universalist. You become a Paravipra and
you help the whole universe. We go all around The Greatest Sign, and the people say, "Oh, interesting!" At
the end they say, "Good luck," and they go away.
But if we could go on with the Mission, no
matter what happens around us, we could see that all goes to God and
we're not going to stop for anything. Nothing can stop us. So that's
why I used to say, "Even if I have to do this
Mission with my teeth, I will do it. I will drag it with my
teeth and take it to where it is supposed to go."
So we shouldn't concentrate on the negativity that
happens around us, but on the positivity of where we are going, and
march toward that goal, that unity, that oneness. If we have seen
the vision, our personal problems become no problems any longer.
They really are small little things.
If you expand your consciousness to God, if you
expand your consciousness to the vision, your personal problems will
give up. In comparison to the universe, you are just a speck. You
are a particle of dust in the universe.
The universe is twenty billion light years in size,
and still they are finding more. That's all they have found. So far
they have found twenty billion light years. That is, if you go with
the speed of light (300 kilometers a second) it will take you twenty
billion years to reach the brink of the universe that they know so
far. Then compare yourself to this universe. You are just a speck.
You are even smaller than a speck, and then you have problems
[laughing]. And you think your problems are the most important
things in the universe.
But if you really meditate on it, expand yourself
and realize God, 99% of your problems are no problems. If you can
see that 99% of your problems are no problems, then that real 1% of
the problems can easily be solved. So really you don't have any
If you don't have any problems, then you are in Joy,
you are One with God. You can just completely be(come) One with the
Spirit of God, dance, chant and do His Will all the time, with the
focus on the positivity in everything that you do.
Isn't it wonderful that you're living in a period,
in a time when God has revealed such a wonderful revelation and
called us to Be, to work with Him, to be with Him, to help Him and
to accomplish and establish His Kingdom and His Work? Isn't it
wonderful to be connected to such an energy? If we realize that, and
reach for this vision, then the rest is really not that important.
Our march is toward there, our focus is there, our life is there,
our connection is there.
So those small things are OK. As I said, 95%-99% of
our problems we create ourselves because that is what ego needs,
problems. Ego doesn't live without problems. If ego doesn't have
problems, then ego does not exist. Ego doesn't want to let the
problems go because if the problems go, where does the ego go? It
has to dissolve itself. It has to let God through. It has to let the
Spirit take over. So that's why we create our own problems.
We love problems. Ego loves problems. That's why our
problems become so important, the most important things in the
universe. How come no one understands our problems? We tell
ourselves, "No one understands me."
You don't have to worry about who understands you.
Do you understand yourself? That is the question. If you understand
yourself, who cares if no one understands you? You understand
yourself. Also, if you know your Self, you know God because Self and
God are the same thing. You are a reflection of God. If you know
your Self, you know God. If you know God, you know your Self.
See how everything is upside down on earth? So if
you want to see God, you have to turn the world upside down. If you
see you have all these problems, you have to see, "OK, what is this
worldly problem that is just like an octopus with many hands to bind
me and take my energy?" It just drains your energy. Ego drains
energy. Spirit expands energy, it lets the energy flow.
So if we look at it, and see how this world is and
how we can come out of it, we have to reverse the world to go to
heaven. That is baptism by Spirit. Whatever the world takes us into,
reverse. That's why it has been said, "Be in the world but not of
it," because the world, which is called Maya, is as powerful as God
Himself. Ego is as powerful as God.
That's why we meditate, we reverse the process by
closing our eyes. The energy usually goes out all the time. When we
meditate we close our senses, we close our eyes. The eyes actually
are the light of our Soul. The eyes show our Soul, what kind of Soul
The energy of the Soul goes out of the eyes. The
eyes are looking out all the time, so the energy is going out. The
moment you close your eyes, you really are closing yourself to the
external world. You are reversing the energy, instead of it flowing
without you, it flows within you. As I said, you have to reverse the
You have to reverse the world because the world is
completely upside down from heaven. Whatever the world offers you,
heaven forbids you, not forbids you in a bad sense that you
shouldn't have it, but you have to spiritualize it.
Nothing is bad in this universe, by how it is used
it becomes good or evil. How does it become bad? How it is used. You
have to spiritualize your world.
It just amazes me how powerful the world is, how
powerful Maya is. Anyone who has heard about this wonderful
revelation should be here and should be behind this
Mission getting it done. Can't we see the handwriting on the
What is more important, our personal problems, or
what is happening to earth and earth's problems? Just amazingly
there was the final vote to make Germany a united nation last night.
I don't know if you have heard about it or not. There's a unified
Germany now, and it happened last night, the first day of the Feast
of Tabernacles. It is another sign toward fulfilling the prophecies
of, "Europe will try to become united."
Also, when we had
Passover this year, one of our
brothers brought a candle. He said someone gave that candle to him
and said, "When you light this candle, that is when the tribulation
is going to start on earth." We could not find any other candle in
the house. So we had to light that candle at Passover this year. It
was in the beginning of this spring. So we can see, there is even
another symbol, that the tribulation started.
The last seven years was the period of confusion. If
you read the Scriptures, there are seven years of confusion, seven
years when the Christ will be caught up, with his disciples, in the
clouds (confusion). That happened in the last seven years.
What is the cloud the symbol for? When they want to
say, "You are confused," they say, "Your head is in the clouds." It
means you are confused. So cloud is the symbol for confusion.
Those seven years he's going to be caught in the
confusion, in the clouds. After that seven year period is going to
be the tribulation. So you can see that in the last seven years,
from 1983 until 1990, there was a period of great confusion. A lot
of things didn't work, and there was a lot of confusion on earth, in
Mission and those who were with us.
Now, after that Passover, we can see that prophecies
are becoming fulfilled even in greater acceleration. We can see that
one of the prophecies is that a great portion of Asia and some other
countries are going to be united and create an army with millions of
people. Where will those millions of people come from?
Which countries have the most people in them? China
and India. These are the people who can easily create an army of a
couple of million. China is almost one billion people. India is
seven million people and with the other countries around them they
would have more than two billion people. Probably the whole earth is
around four and a half billion people. Most of the people are in
What is happening right now is that we can see there
is a confrontation between Iraq and the United States. We know that
Russia is no longer a super power. That has been prophesied, that
came true. They have even admitted it themselves, they are no longer
a super power.
Then the United States is isolated more and more,
and we have a big debt here in this country. It is draining our
resources. Even if there is one shooting in the Middle East, the
price of oil is going to go to $100 a barrel. That will affect our
whole economy. I'm just telling you, look at the writings on the
If America is no longer a super power, and Russia is
no longer a super power, who is going to replace this vacuum?
Europe. Who is unified now? Germany. Who's going to lead it?
See the trend is going toward the fulfillment of the
prophecy of the ten kings that we talk about in
THOTH, that is going to come from Europe. We talked
about bringing about a confederation of many countries in Asia and
some in North Africa. We see the prophecies are being fulfilled.
We are going toward the fulfillment of the
prophecies. But God told us, "If you are with Me, you don't have to
worry about it. If you are with Me, My Kingdom is going to come
after these upheavals."
From where are these people going to come? Where is
the safest place on earth during this period? The
Communities of Light. The Communities of Light are
going to be safe because, what are
Communities of Light? They are communities where people
Plan, the Eternal Divine Path.
In the Communities of Light we support one
another. We don't need to be dependent upon the resources of this
earth. If we create the
Communities of Light, we will be self-sufficient ourselves.
We will have everything that we need, with each other's help, and
with each other's support.
That's when we can again see how important it is to
Communities of Light. That is the way out of this. No
individual, no one family, can withstand what is coming. But if we
stand together, we can withstand it.
I'm not trying to scare you, but just look at the
signs. We should not take these signs lightly. Some people do. Some
people take these signs very lightly and it apparently doesn't
affect them. They don't take it very seriously. They don't think
about, why these things are happening. But this brother brought that
candle and said that this is the way they told him it's going to be
lit, and it was the night of Passover.
What does Passover mean? Passover means it is going
to pass over us. So if it's going to pass over us, it means we are
going to be safe. We don't have to worry about it. If you know
prophecies and you know the way out, you don't have to worry about
Just like when they were creating the Declaration of
Independence, they said, "Either we stand together or we're going to
be hanged separately." That is actually the same thing here. We are
here to come together.
We are going to stand together and win this, and
after we come out of this tribulation and all these problems coming
to earth, we are going to be having the answer on earth. We're going
to be the people who are living in the
Communities of Light and we're not afraid of anything that is
Even right now, in that little community in New
Mexico, we really don't have many problems. Well, I ask every week,
"Do you have any problems?" Everyone says, "No we don't have any
problems" [all laughing].
So if just four people can create an environment
where they really are pretty independent from the external world,
and live pretty good and comfortably, just imagine if more people
would join us and create the
Communities of Light, and be together and help one another.
There's going to be much less stress, much less dependence on the
external world. There's much less fear of what's coming, and all
those things that are going to happen.
The world is not aware of these things. The world
doesn't want to hear about these things. As I said, the greed of the
people, the desires of the people, the attachments of the people,
take them away from this Message. They are not ready for this
Message. If they are not ready, they can't hear it.
Even if you hear it, it doesn't reach your heart. If
it doesn't touch your heart, you won't respond. You have other
things in your life that are important to you.
So it doesn't matter how many Satsangs I have given
about these topics, over, and over, and over. I'm glad no one says,
"You said that before. You're repeating yourself over and over."
But I guess probably it should be repeated over and
over, so eventually it starts getting to some people and it touches
them. Then they would realize, "Yeah, this person makes sense. He's
talking about things that are current, here and now." Then they may
join us in this wonderful journey. The reward is in the journey, as
it has been said!
Some people think they have to float over to the
ethereal level to know God. They don't have to go anywhere to know
God. They can just sit here and know God. The Spirit is the highest
in the spiritual world. It's even higher than the ethereal level and
ethereal beings, and those wonderful astral projections that a lot
of people do. Actually that is a trap that a lot of people fall
into. They think if they go to the ethereal level they are very
spiritual. No, they are not.
Actually a good spiritual person is a person who is
really down to earth. His feet are solidly on the earth and he is
not spaced out (space is ether). He is a very intelligent person.
And he can manifest.
How about what Christ said? How do you know them?
You know them by their fruit. A lot of people come to me and they
want to have an experience, or they want to feel good, or see a
miracle. Didn't Moses open the Red Sea for them? That would have
been quite an experience.
What did they do after they went through the Red Sea
to the other side? They started complaining, "Why did you bring us
out of Egypt? We had food to eat there." He just opened the Red Sea
for them. Did it make them better believers? No, it didn't.
Christ said the same thing. He said, "The generation
of vipers ask for the signs and miracles." Christ did many miracles.
He opened their eyes, he raised the dead, and healed many. Did they
become better believers and rally around him? No, they crucified
him. What happened? As someone mentioned today, there were only four
people present to take him off the cross.
That's why I said, "Now He gave me a measurement to
measure who is called for the
Mission. You know them by their fruits." If they are not
giving fruits, they are not called for the
Mission. They are not giving any fruit. If they give fruit,
they are fruitful. They are called to do this
That is the way we can do this Mission, with
the people who are fruitful. They can give the fruit. But if you
give a little fruit and you expect much in return, that's going to
be a business. That is from passion. That is not from knowledge,
that is not from higher Spirit.
So you can see that there are a lot of fine points
that God has revealed to us, a lot of Wisdom that He has given us
here to do this
Mission. He has put us through many experiences for the last
seven years. As I said, it was the seven years of confusion. We had
to go through those experiences and become wise. Through this
wisdom, we can look at our situation and the
Mission, and say, "That is how it will be done. That is how
the people are going to be called into it. That is how we can create
Communities of Light."
The Communities of Light are based on the Eternal Divine Path, based on
The Greatest Sign, based on responsible, dedicated people. It
is not something, "You just get spaced out in it." It's not an
Eastern teaching of, "Just meditate, don't worry about anything
else." It is not a Western teaching either, to be worried about
everything, that, "I am the doer." But it is, do your best (as the
Western Soul likes to be), but leave the result to God, to have the
peace of the East. It's not something in the ethereal level. It's
something down to earth, here and now.
This truth will free you. If your trust is really in
God, you are free, but do your best.
You love everyone, you are with them, you have very
deep interrelationships with everyone. You can create deep
relationships with every person, love them and help them, but your
trust is in God. With that you no longer become disappointed with
anyone because you do your best and leave the rest to God. You know,
"You can bring the horse to water, but you can't make him drink."
But you did your job, you brought the horse to the
water. That's all you had to do. If he's not thirsty, he's not ready
for water. You can do nothing for him.
That's exactly the same thing. We give the Message
to everyone, and it's them who decide about the Message. If their
Souls are thirsty and are called, they will drink of the fountain of
this well and will thirst no more.
That was a wonderful thing that Theresa had in her
writing. "Some people know by wisdom..." Can you read it?
Theresa: The humble know him by his ever-present
Love. The noble know him by his fruits, and the wise know him by his
Message to unify humanity and that "The Goal of the Life is to
Be(come) Divine, That Divinity is Everything."
Maitreya: That's beautiful. That is a very
wonderful sentence, the one about wisdom. Some see the wisdom in the
Message, the Message that unifies all religions of the world
together as one. That's a wonderful Message. Not only that, tomorrow
we're going to talk about the
Communities of Light and how they will manifest the hierarchy
on earth. They are the way to create the Kingdom on earth.
How long are we going to go kill one another because
of different religions, races, nations, languages? How long are we
going to stay little children and fight, "My daddy is better than
your daddy?" It's the same thing, "My language is better than your
language. My castle is bigger than your castle. My interest is more
important than yours," etc.
How long are you going to stay little children? You
have to grow up. This is the time of growing up. Probably you have
been teenagers for some time. Now you have to become adults. That is
what humanity is going through, the birth pains.
In World War II they eventually came to the
conclusion that we need the United Nations. They realized, it can't
go on. Millions of people died in that war. They came and said,
"Well, we can't just go on and kill one another as we did in this
war. We'd better create a United Nations." At the very first
assembly, some countries wanted more privileges than others. So that
threw the whole United Nations out of the window.
But in the Communities of Light, we are
proposing a united humanity under one Spirit, one nation, and one
God. Also, the United Nations never brought God into the picture. So
if you put God out of anything in your life, it's not going to work.
God wants to be involved in every level in your life, physically,
mentally and spiritually.
If we listen to God, we are not attached to our
culture. We are not attached to our country. We are only attached to
God. We want Him to let us know what is the right thing to do. God
doesn't say. "Go and follow this culture or that culture." He says,
"This is My Will. Follow My Will, no matter where you are." And His
Will is the same in every culture, nation, religion, etc.
So we have to lift up our Spirit from these bondages
that cling to humanity. These are all bondages: nationality,
language, culture, ideas. "That's what I think it should be." These
are all bondages. We have to lift ourselves up to the Spirit, to the
Spirit of God.
What is that higher thing He wants us to do? He
wants all to become one. The whole room lit up right now. When I
say, "You lift up," everything lifted up. You lifted up beyond these
In that level we are one. Can you see that? In that
level we are one. In any other level we are not, we are separate. We
are separated egos trying to feel our way. But in that higher level,
in Spirit, we are one. We no longer belong to any special religion.
We no longer belong to any race. We no longer belong to any country.
We no longer belong to any culture. We belong to God.
That's why when anyone asks me where I am from I
say, "I am from God." We are all from God. If we are all from God,
we have only one place to go back to. Where? God.
Especially if you believe in reincarnation, God
knows how many cultures you have been born into. You really belong
to all of them. Therefore, you are beyond all those things, and you
know you have come from God and you will return to Him. So that
frees you. That lifts your Spirit beyond any triviality.
See, we are very few people, very brave people even
being here. We invited many people to come and join us. But what
happened? Someone wanted to tend to his field, and someone else
wanted to attend to her husband. Another wanted to go to this
country, or travel to that country. They even found another new
religion to attend to.
These are excuses. All kinds of excuses are going to
come to you to stay away. I heard there was a gentlemen tonight who
came here to preach about his vision of the Feast. The staff had to
invite him to leave. All these things are trying to keep us where we
are, down to mundanity, separate from God. But if we lift ourselves
up and be consistent in what we do and go on, without being dragged
down by the other things that come to us, we will eventually
We will eventually succeed individually and
collectively, physically, mentally, and spiritually, because all the
physical problems we have are spiritual. Everything is spiritual.
The emotional problems we have are spiritual. The mental problems we
have are spiritual.
So if we keep our focus on God and lift our Spirit
out of all these bondages, we will be free. We will be free
physically, mentally, and spiritually.
Life is easy. Life is very simple. We make it
complicated. The ego likes to make life complicated. The more
complicated it is, the more ego feels it's alive. So let the ego go!
Question: Why do you recommend that women wear
Maitreya: Well, Christ used to give parables
about the kings. We don't have many kings around anymore, so I will
give this parable related to the president so that we can easily
It's just like, you have been invited to the White
House, and the requirement is to wear a tuxedo. You wear a tuxedo to
go to the White House, don't you?
Would you go with your shirt, or with a short skirt,
or with any other kind of dress? Would you do that if the White
House invited you to wear a tuxedo, and that was the requirement of
going to that wedding, going to that ceremony? Would you do that?
Would you even dare to do that?
Now if we are so concerned about worldly things and
the presidents who are worldly, if we go to the Presence of God, and
God said, "The requirement of coming to my wedding, to my Presence,
is to wear a long skirt," wouldn't it be more appropriate, wouldn't
you even be more concerned to wear a long skirt? Anyway, we not only
require the women to wear long skirts, we require the men to wear
long pants. So we're not discriminating there [all laughing].
If the president is that important to you that you
wouldn't dare not to follow his instructions, think of how much more
you should be concerned to follow God's instructions! Also, you
don't have to wear an unattractive long skirt. You can wear a very
beautiful dress and be very feminine, at the same time wear very
nice long clothing. You can become a very beautiful and graceful
woman, and manifest your female energy very beautifully, without
really showing your body.
Manifest The Holy Ghost through yourself which is
much more beautiful than the physical body. In the process, you also
help men to see your spiritual beauty and respect you for it, rather
than your physical beauty which might bring them down to their lower
natures which stimulates their lower tendencies, such as violence,
Why do we have to present the body, which always in
the spiritual world has been recommended to be disregarded as much
as possible? It doesn't mean that we shouldn't be beautiful, we
shouldn't be attractive, we shouldn't be graceful, but there is much
more Grace in our Spirit that we can manifest than in our physical
Also, have you ever seen any angel in a short skirt
[all laughing]? They are always depicted in beautiful long dresses,
and in a very graceful and wonderful way. So there are many, many
reasons for it. That also makes the attraction become more for the
higher Spirit than for the physical body.
How long is your physical body going to stay
beautiful? Forty, fifty, sixty, seventy years? Even if your physical
body stayed beautiful to the end of your life, the most is what? A
hundred years? It will be gone after that.
But what about your Spirit and your Soul? They are
going to stay beautiful forever. Any progress you make in your
Spirit, or your Soul, is going to stay with you, not only in this
lifetime, but in the next lifetime, the lifetime after, and on, and
on, and on.
That's why "The Goal of the Life is to Be(come)
Divine." That means your Spirit and your Soul become beautiful,
not your physical body. Also, you can become very beautiful and wear
a beautiful dress but your emphasis and attraction -- we have to
attract other people also for higher understanding -- can be done by
beautifying your Spirit, your Soul. When you beautify your Spirit
and Soul, believe me, your physical body is going to become much
more beautiful than it ever was.
So there are many, many reasons for requesting that
we be as modest as possible, especially since we are the forerunners
and we have to be an example for everyone to emphasize the beauty in
Soul and Spirit rather than the physical body.
Probably some of the problems we have out there in
the physical world are because we emphasize too much on the physical
body. The physical body brings the energy to the lower chakras. The
lower chakras affect the mind, and the mind becomes confused.
When the mind becomes confused, the crime goes up,
and the many things that are happening that they don't know how to
stop, can be stopped by the couples in the
Communities of Light and the following of God's requirements
for our lives. See all those things can be taken care of without
requiring huge budgets for police and protection and those things.
It seems nowadays everyone thinks any problem can be
solved with money. The moment they have a problem they say, "OK, we
need more in our budget to have more policemen." They get more
policemen, but the crime also increases. "OK, we need more money to
have more policemen." They don't look for the essence, the causes.
They try to solve the results which have deeper causes. That is why
they do not succeed.
Here in the Mission we are working with the
causes of the problems. A lot of people out there are working with
the effects of the problems. One of the causes of the problems is
that we emphasize too much on our physical bodies. That is again the
world. Worldly things bring us to our lower natures and create
But if you want Godly things, Godly things say, "Go
to your Spirit, to your Soul and emphasize that."
Question: Earlier you mentioned that Maya is
just as powerful as God. Did you mean it appears to be as powerful,
or that it really is?
Maitreya: It depends on what level of
consciousness you are at. When you are in the lower level of
consciousness, when the worldly problems become really important to
you, so important that the only things you think about are the
worldly problems and, "Where I am at, I'm not understood," this,
that, the mind goes blah, blah, blah, blah, you have no idea of God.
Maya and the problems of the world become so real
that some people even kill themselves, they commit suicide. They
can't see a little further ahead that the Spirit is behind it, "Why
did this thing happen to me?" Instead of seeing that Spirit, the
thing that happens becomes their reality. So in that level that is
the reality they know. They cannot see God.
When you learn how to avoid Maya, or overcome it,
you see God in every action in your life. So in that low level, Maya
is their only reality (their god).
However, the only Reality is God!