Guest II: The basic idea is to try to have it as
much as possible like a healthy home in every sense, so they are
learning practical daily tasks, also spiritual things through
Maitreya: That sounds like
Light, doesn't it? Children who grow in the community and learn
in the community, are connected with different energies. It's not
like having an apartment with just Mommy, Daddy and the child, where
everyone else is out. In that kind of environment, when the child
grows up, he is so narrow. His experience is very narrow. So he's
afraid of the world or will be against it.
But the child who is raised in the community, when
he grows up, he's free, he's open, he's much more flowing. That's
one of the things Communities of Light
does for the children and their future. Actually the whole society
is based on the family. The families are the blocks of the society.
If the family is weak, that society is weak. That would be the end
of that society.
We can see this all through history. Anytime a
nation started with a people, if you study their society, their
family structure was very strong. The Jewish people, for example,
why did they survive all those tribulations? Because they had strong
In the beginning all great nations believed in God
and said, "We trust in God." And later on when they became powerful
and rich, they said, "No, no, we trust in ourselves because we're
powerful, we can do whatever we want." God says, "Yeah? OK," and
just withdraws His Grace. And that's it, that nation falls apart.
The destruction starts from the family. When the family falls apart,
the society falls apart.
So that's why our emphasis here is very much on
families and couples. I'd love to have a lot of couples in the
Mission. I'd love to have families connected to the
So far I just got bachelors [all laughing]. But that's OK. I guess I
have to wait a little more. See, this Message is based on families.
God loves couples. He just loves couples.
Question: Is the family going to live in the
Communities of Light? What's the difference between the family
and the Community of Light?
Communities of Light are based
on the families, the married couples. Every six couples gather
together and create a unit in the
Community of Light. The six couples, six women and six men,
become one unit. That is not a
Community of Light, they're a unit in a Community of Light.
Twelve such units create the first level in a
Community of Light. And twelve of these twelve units create the
second level. A Community of Light is around 2,000 people. Of
course, it can be bigger. It can be smaller. It is not completely
set how many, but twelve people is the base.
For instance, there are six couples, then a new
couple joins them. They become seven couples. Other couples join,
they become eight couples, nine couples, ten couples, eleven
couples. When they become twelve couples, they split into two units.
They become two six couple units and they can again accept other
couples in their house or their unit. Eventually, when they become
twelve couples again, they split to two six couples. So that's how
they spread out.
Question: What are we going to do with the
Maitreya: Singles? We don't let them in [all
Well, as we said, the base is the couples. The
children of these couples in the community will grow together, so
they create very strong bonds with one another. Probably, after
awhile, many of them will marry at early ages because the
communities support them.
Marriage is going to happen early in life. See if a
man and a woman marry when they are sixteen or seventeen years old,
when they are together for thirty or so years they almost know each
other inside and out. They are completely one. I've seen that kind
of marriage. For example, a couple is married for thirty years. And
the man does this [raising hand] and she knows what it means. She
does like that [lowering head] and he knows what happened. They are
one with one another.
Guest I: Even physically after they're married
for a long time, they come to resemble each other.
Maitreya: Exactly. Then put together these kinds
of marriages based on God, on the Communities of Light based
on the Eternal Divine Path,
and you have a society that is very, very strong.
So Communities of Light will become a very
powerful force on earth. Any nation that picks up this idea and
implements it, is a nation that is blessed. It is a nation built on
rock, not on sand. That's why after awhile we won't have so many
bachelors or singles.
Also there is a decision that the single people have
to make. Some people haven't been born to be married. They were born
to dedicate all their life to do God's Will, to do His teaching, to
help other people, to spread the Message, to go wherever they have
to go because they don't have that connection to the family. They
can just live day to day, go where they are supposed to be and
preach God's Word.
Tomorrow someone is needed to go to India. It's very
easy to send a person who is not married. OK, we have this
opportunity, who wants to go to India?
Those who are married say, Oh, I have a child. I
have my wife. I have my husband. I have this house. I have that
payment. But the single person says, Oh, I'll go. I have nothing to
worry about. I have no attachment. So there is a place for the
But around the age of twenty-one, twenty-two, or
twenty-three, if you're not married, you have to make a decision. Do
you want to remain single for the rest of your life, or do you want
to become a married person? With that decision you choose your path,
which way to go. If you choose marriage, that is beautiful. That is
a wonderful choice in God's Plan. If you choose not to, and decide
to dedicate your life to God's Work, that is wonderful too. Then you
become a teacher or a worker for God.
Guest I: I think these days sometimes there's a
lot of searching that goes on too for the right person to be with.
That's why, like you say, probably, to some extent it's a matter of
you have to wait until the right person is there.
Maitreya: But, as I said, in the
of Light you already are raised together, so by the time you are
fifteen, sixteen, or seventeen years old, you are almost married
with the one you are supposed to marry. The only thing is just to
say a couple of verses and you are accepted as married in society.
Of course, there are exceptions in everything in the universe.
However, exceptions are rare.
We have lost contact with our Essence. That's why
people are so cruel, crude and uncompassionate. They don't have any
compassion. Most people think, "What can I get out of any situation
for me? How successful will I be materially (financially), etc?"
That is how a machine works. "How efficient can I be in doing my
work?" In this environment, the way we live is not intended for
humans. It is intended for machines. We're not machines and that's
why we don't like it.
So we're not talking about this kind of environment.
In this kind of environment, of course, it's hard to find a good
mate, because even the mate is calculative, and that again is the
reason for so many divorces.
I: Or also searching and having a hard
Maitreya: Also you never become one with another
on the physical level. But if you are Godly, and your mate is Godly,
then it's very easy for you to become one. This finger and this
finger never can become one, because it's on the physical level. But
in the Spirit, they are One.
So this is the vision. This is what we are trying to
create on earth. That is actually the Kingdom Of Heaven On Earth
(KOHOE), to bring the couples together, to create communities, to
create an environment where everyone focuses their thoughts and
their consciousnesses toward God.
And how it's going to be done, according to what I
have received, is that there have been many religions of the world
that have been revealed to humanity, but they are each a part of the
puzzle. Each of them have a message. Each of them reveals a great
truth. But when you put them together, you see the whole picture.
We are not against any religion. We are not trying
to say this is the only way. They say, "You have to be a Jew to be a
chosen person." "You have to be a Hindu to reach Pure
Consciousness." "You have to be a Christian to follow the Only
Begotten Son of God." "You have to become a Moslem, as Muhammad was
the last Prophet," or "Follow Baha'i which preaches all religions of
the world are basically the same."
We say, No, no. All of them have come from God. And
we don't even say that all of them have the same message. There is a
different message in every religion that has come from God. That
different message makes that religion distinct. But when you put
them all together then you see the whole picture, the whole truth.
That's what we call
The Greatest Sign. And
we're hoping that this wonderful truth is revealed to many people.
They will say, Yeah, I can still be Christian, and I can be
Catholic, but I can expand myself to see, What do Moslems talk
about? Do they have any truth to offer to humanity, or are they all
yielding a sword and killing one another, or shooting, or are they
all terrorists [all laughing] or something like that? Or, do the
Jews really have a place in God's Plan, or Hindus, or Buddhists, or
any of them? The only thing you do here is expand yourself. You open
yourself to other energies.
The more people do that, the more united we become.
What have we here? We have Christians. We have Jews. We have
Moslems. We have Hindus and probably all those varieties in these
communities. And as this grows, later on, we have all kinds of
people. So it's a wonderful vision.
Question: I have a question. Something I've been
contemplating lately is, how can you tell the difference, when you
intuitively receive something, whether it's your will or God's Will?
Maitreya: Well, that is where the Eternal
comes in. See, you have a measurement. Is it according to the Eternal Divine Path? Am I really meditating deep enough? Is it
good for the community? Is it that my ego wants it, or is it
according to "I am completely submissive to God?" If it is good for
me, and it is good for everyone else, it is good. But if it's only
good for me but it's not good for everyone else, maybe it's not from
God. Is there any specific thing you received?
Question: Well, the specific thing is cleared
up. I know what to do, it's good for the community and it's good for
everyone. That's taken care of. It's just that sometimes I struggle
with that, when I'm doing something because I know "I" want to do
it, to tell the difference. Sometimes it feels like, or I think
that, I got that from God and it's not necessarily the case.
Maitreya: Well, it's just like a weightlifter.
You start lifting a little weight first. As you lift more and more,
after awhile you become a strong person who can lift heavier
weights. You can start by realizing small things in your life, if
the way you are doing them is the Will of God. And as you go on,
eventually you reach a point where you don't even have to think
about it, because God works through you all the time. The Light
comes in meditation. You don't really have to close your eyes to
meditate. The Light is meditation. You talk like a meditation. You
walk like a meditation. You do work in meditation. You accomplish
something in meditation, even fall in meditation [all laughing].
Question: About "All is meditation." How do you
meditate? What do you do when you meditate? What are the concrete
aspects of meditation?
Maitreya: Meditation really means to still the
mind. Even in the
Bible it says, "Be still and know that I Am God." Your
consciousness is like a lake. If the lake is wavy and there is a
moon in the sky, do you see the reflection of the moon in the lake?
You see very little or fragments of it. But if the lake is calm,
then you see the reflection of the moon very clearly.
While your mind is going in all directions, you see
very little of the reflection of God in it. But when you still the
consciousness then you see clearly that you are not this body. There
is a consciousness, there is a Spirit behind it. So the very reason
for meditation is to still the mind.
Now there are many, many techniques on how to still
the mind. Some people like to read the Scriptures. Some people like
to go hiking, fishing, driving or meditating. All those things are
really meditation. As long as what you do stills the mind, that is
Of course, the great Yogis and the great Masters
have recognized that the reason the mind is turbulent is because of
our senses, our eyes, our ears, our sense of touch, taste, and
smell. All of these are the senses that attract the mind to the
outside, to the external world. That's why they say, Shut the
In order to shut the senses we close our eyes. One
of the most powerful of the five senses in us is our eyes. Our eyes
see and desire. When you desire, sense follows, then temptation
comes, and the mind starts going in that direction. That is why it
is recommended when you meditate to close your eyes.
Question: Is it necessary in driving to meditate
with the eyes closed?
Maitreya: Yes, if you know what you're doing
[all laughing]. If you leave the car to God, and let Him drive it
for you, and He is in the mood of driving, He'll do it for you. But
if He's not in the mood of driving He might not do it, and you know
what happens to life without God!
So when you close your eyes, you shut out a great
deal of the sensual attractions, you shut out the external. Also,
still you have memory, the pleasure of the external world, the food,
the taste, etc.
Now these Masters came upon using mantras. Mantra is
made of higher energies, higher vibrations which they reveal to the
people who want to meditate. So what mantra does is first makes you
breathe much deeper, because breath and the activity of the brain
When you are in danger, you breathe faster. Why?
Because the brain needs more oxygen. It needs more energy to think
fast. You have to make a decision. You don't have time, so the mind
has to work faster, and it needs more oxygen and prana to do it.
So that is why in meditation it's recommended, when
you close your eyes, to also concentrate on your breathing. You
breathe in the mantra, and you breathe out the mantra. But in the
moment of changing from breathing in to breathing out there is a
moment of silence. There is a moment of stillness. In that moment
your mind is still. If you realize that moment you know what the
still mind is.
So you recognize that still moment between breathing
in and breathing out, and breathing out and breathing in. And when
you recognize that stillness, little by little you learn how to
still your mind. When your mind is still the Spirit just pours
through you. Eventually everything becomes still. Everything becomes
Again we can go back to that Indian music. The
background is still, the rest is going on but you are not attached
The creation goes on but you are just an observer.
The creation is movement, God is still, the witness entity!