Question: As the people burn their karma more and more, will
they affect one another? Then wouldn't everyone's consciousness be
Maitreya: Sure. Everything in this universe
affects everything else. There is no object that is not affecting
something around it. You surely affect everyone else in this room, I
affect everyone else in this room. For instance, when Sarah and I
were living alone, the energy was completely different then when
Isaac came. And then Ananda Ma came.
The more people come together, the greater the
collective consciousness. With the different levels of participation
of these individuals in the Body that is gathered together, the Body
becomes more and more complete. That is why as more people meditate
and pray for the Grace of God, and become more Graceful and see Him
and bring Him in all the levels of their lives, they will start
affecting one another in a greater degree. The more Grace is there,
the less karma. And the more Grace, the more karma is going to be
burned away. So everything is going to be accelerated.
I was reading an article that was saying if 500
million people meditate at the same time, it's going to affect the
earth. That's the research done with computers. And there is some
truth in it. Of course, if 500 million people create l00,000
Communities of Light, and these Communities of Light
are linked together by meditation from 6 - 6:30 on Saturdays, we are
a powerful energy on earth that can just change the tide of many
things toward a better world.
Unfortunately, humans don't listen until they
have to. They have to be forced to listen. God doesn't want to
create tribulation or Armageddon as prophesied. However, the human
is very stiff-necked.
So they resist God. They say, "No, we don't want
you. We want our own lives. We want to do things according to our
ways. We want this or that," just like a little kid, when you take
him to the toy shop. He cries, "I want this. I want that," etc.
He doesn't ask his parents, "Do you have enough
money? Can you buy this for me? Is it appropriate for me? Is it good
for me?" The only thing important for the child is, "I want that
toy." He doesn't care about anything else.
The same thing with humans, they're like little
children, "We want this thing! We want to have that!" Or, "If you
are not giving it to me God, you're not there. You don't exist." It
is not that God is not there or He doesn't want to give it to you
but He knows what is better for you.
Our ego is very limited. We see a very small
portion of the universe, through tunnel vision. And usually we're
very self-centered. We only see ourselves and what we want, not what
is good for God's universe.
As we meditate, expand ourselves and become more
familiar with our teachings, then little by little more people are
going to create the feeling of, "Well, yes, I am a part of the
universe. It's not just me and what I want, it's what is good for
Just like the earth, it was probably true, that
50 years ago what happened in Africa wouldn't bother the people in
South Carolina. Or if it did affect them, they did not realize it as
they do nowadays. However, whatever happens in Africa now, affects
everyone, everywhere. And the people are becoming more and more
aware, "Yes, we're not alone, what we do affects other people and
what other people do affects us."
So the more we expand our minds, the more we
realize we have to create the feeling of unity between everyone.
That is why we are here.
If you look, every sign is there that human
consciousness is reaching a point for a great leap. That is why we
came, we show them another alternative. We say, "Look, this is how
God sees things." We work on ourselves with meditation, individually
and collectively. And with working toward creation of the Communities of Light, we have an alternative. When they reach
the point that they say, "Well what we are doing is not working," we
can tell them, "Here is an alternative which is going to work."
We are not revolutionaries, we are not here to
revolt against the present system. We're not against anyone.
However, the present system is not working. You can patch it here
and there but it is beyond repair anymore, it needs a real
That's what we're doing.
We're here this time,
not to heal individuals. We're here to heal the earth.
Audience: And then eventually the universe.
Maitreya: One of the things that happens when
The Reminder is, you dedicate yourself "...to endeavor to
help the whole universe to reach higher consciousness and eventually
So we're going to meet each other doing this over
and over again. I'm sure we have been together before. We have done
this before, and now we are gathering back together to do it again.
Question: The fact that we're doing this and
we're realizing and learning these things here on earth, will that
make it easier? My hope would be that if I come back to do it again,
I will remember somehow what I have done so I won't have to go
through such a mess trying to get here, and go right to what I need
Maitreya: Actually, it doesn't matter how
much wealth, how much fame, whatever the manifested world offers
you, the only thing that remains with you when you leave your body
at the time of death is your Spirit and your spiritual progress. The
money, the body, the fame, you have to leave everything here and go
to the other world. In the other world, the only thing that counts
is how much you progressed. The rest is really an illusion. It
exists, but it is not the ultimate truth.
However, every gain, all the spiritual progress
you make in this lifetime, stays with you for the next lifetime. You
might come back as a regular person (be born as a regular person),
but you learn your lessons fast because you have experienced many of
them before. See, you don't have to go through all your life and
experience everything and then at the end of that life realize,
"What happened? I really accomplished nothing. I'm in the door of
death and what have I done?"
Question: I know that there are a lot of
spiritual masters here and there are a lot of people who are
supposed to be drawn to the Mission to help who are still
involved in their egos, and they're not seeing that. I'm hoping that
maybe with my progress this time I will have shattered enough of the
ego to not do that to myself next time. Is that possible?
Maitreya: Any progress that we make stays
with us. But any lifetime we come back, we have to go through some
of that experience. However, because we have progressed in the
previous lifetimes, the learning experience is faster. Probably some
people go through the same experience that you have gone through,
and they continue following the same pattern to the end of their
If you look at anyone's life, you see the same
pattern happens to them. They cannot break that pattern because they
don't learn their lesson. The same thing happens to them over and
over. They meet a boyfriend or a girlfriend and they break up. Again
they find another boyfriend or girlfriend, and they break up. So
this is a pattern(s) in which they are trapped. If you look, the
cycle is going on and on, and they always blame other things for
Some people leave a location because they feel if
they leave that place their problems are going to be solved. They go
to another place and the same problem is there. It's not the place
that is the problem, it's the person himself or herself.
That is why the people who meditate create a
keener understanding of their lives. They can stand back and look at
themselves and say, "Hey, what am I doing? I'm going through the
same pattern again and again, and I'm making the same mistakes and
the same problems for myself." Eventually they become tired of it,
and that's when they turn to God. They turn around. They become
baptized. When they turn 100% back to God, then they start seeing
their mistakes and problems. And that is progress.
So this time maybe you went through 10 - 12
relationships. The next lifetime you may go through two, and you
realize the pattern because, see, you already had the experience,
you went through the relationships. Maybe the third lifetime that
problem is completely solved.
Then you have to learn another lesson. You go
through it and after awhile you learn. Then when you come back, and
whatever desire is there, you see the emptiness of it, right away.
You don't have to go through it.
You can even go through it in your meditation and
say, "If I do this and that, I'm going to be in this situation. Is
that what I really want?" You haven't even gone through the
experience, you just meditated on the experience. And you can see,
"No, that's not it." Now you say again in your meditation, "OK, if I
do this other thing, I will be in this situation. Is that where I
want to be? No. That's not it either." Eventually you realize, "No,
the only way to really be happy is to know God and do His Will."
Audience: Is to become Divine. Keep focused
on that every lifetime.
Maitreya: Then you can be a doctor, but a
Divine doctor. You can be a lawyer, a Divine lawyer. You can be a
missionary, a Divine missionary. You can be a father, a Divine
father, etc. However, the first goal is to be(come) Divine, to
realize God, to realize His Will for you. Then whatever you are is
fine. We're not against anyone or anything to be, but to be that in
His Divinity before being anything else!
Audience: I've been reading
The Plan and The Keys. (And I have a lot of nice
spiritual people around too, they keep me straight.) And The
Greatest Sign really helps. I get a lot of things from that.
Maitreya: Satsang means good company, talking
about God. Actually the business at hand and talking about God are
the only talk people have to share with each other. Like Esa said,
"If you're not talking about God, the conversation should be Yea,
Yea or Nay, Nay. The rest is from ego (devil)."
If you meditate for awhile and you are familiar
with the energy, you see the other talk just brings the energy down,
because talking is from the first chakra in general. This energy
comes from the lowest energy center in the body. When you talk
constantly about a lot of mundanity, a lot of talk that is not
really high and from God, not only do you bring your energy down,
you bring everyone else's energy down.
As I said, everyone affects everyone else. Still
you are in your first chakra, so you're really sending signals from
your first chakra. As you relate to everyone else, you're really
asking everyone, "Come to my level, come to the first chakra and
let's be in that level."
However with Satsang, when you talk about God,
the energy really comes from the seventh chakra, and that is why
everyone becomes high and you start talking about things of higher
levels. You go from the first, second and third levels of
consciousness, to the fourth, fifth, sixth and seventh levels and
that is where deeper thoughts are, that is where the gems are. The
gems of the wisdom of God are there.
Audience: Yes. As you were saying that, I was
thinking that there are not a lot of people who want to spend a lot
of time talking about God. But in the Communities of Light
you have that and you'll really be working for God. That's just such
a nice way to be able to raise your consciousness.
Maitreya: Indeed. When the Communities of
Light are created it is easier for the people to pray and be in
His Presence, to know Him and feel Him. When you think God, and you
talk God, and you sleep God, and you wake up God, and you eat God,
and you drink God, and you look God, then you are in God.
The communities and everything else are going to
come. It's just something that gradually, with wisdom and
cooperation, everyone can sit and figure out what is the best way to
do what, and how we can do it. Eventually, we will create an
environment where everyone is comfortable. And every time you go out
to the world and it gets to you, you can return to the community and
become revitalized with everyone here. Then when you are
revitalized, you can go back again. You're not alone.
Question: Would you share with us those steps
necessary to begin this Community of Light we are starting
Maitreya: Really the greatest message you can
take to humanity is that the Expected Person, the Expected One is
here. Esa chose 72 disciples and sent them out. They had only one
message, that "The kingdom is at hand." Everyone knew what that
meant. That was the message that the Messiah is here, the King is
here. Every Jew knew what that meant. So when they said the kingdom
is at hand, that meant that the Expected One is on earth. That is
the greatest message that has to be given to humanity, to know that
the fulfillment of the prophecies are here.
After they accept that, in reality they are
accepting our teaching. Some people will accept our teaching
(Message) and then accept the Messenger. But the first real Message
is, The Messiah is here. Of course, you have to believe it and
realize it yourself first.
So first of all you realize it either in your
mind by reading my teachings, or you realize it in your heart by
just knowing that what I am saying is the truth and what I am
claiming is the right thing. When you do that, then you proclaim it
with your mouth.
Question: No matter what anyone thinks, and
you can tell anyone? Is there some kind of discrimination in sharing
Maitreya: As Esa (Jesus) said, don't be
worried about that. When the time comes my Father will put the words
in your mouth, and you will say things that you know it is not you
who is saying them. It is the Father. That is how the Spirit of the
Father works right now with us, with the Mission.
When missionaries go out and open their mouths,
the more pure channels they become, the more submissive they become
to the Message and let their egos go more and more, the more they
will manifest greater works and the Word from the Father comes
through them. That is going to have a greater effect on others
because they will see that the Father is coming through them. That
flame is going to kindle a lot of other candles. And each candle lit
can kindle many others.
So we really need the people who have been
kindled first. If there is no kindling, there is no fire. No matter
how good or beautiful our teaching is, or how many prophecies we
tell them are fulfilled, the only thing they are going to say is,
"Why him?" You tell them, "But who then?"
That's what I asked Father, "Why me?" I was just
here to finish my education, and continue the life I'd already
planned to do. "Why me? You've got the wrong person." Actually I
fought Him for one year and a half. "No, no, not me, it's just
wrong, You've got the wrong person, it's not me." But eventually He
convinced me, that I have no choice.
Audience: We're glad He did.
Maitreya: Well, I have no choice anyway now
for sure. So this fire, the kindling of the fire, is the most
important thing. For each fire we can kindle many others.
Question: So you go out and you tell the
people that the Messiah is here, and then in the next breath you can
tell them about the teaching?
Maitreya: Exactly. Especially those people
who accept it. And when they accept that first step it's very easy
to present to them the Mission, the teaching. But if they
don't accept that first step, it's very hard for them to listen.
Question: But sometimes that happens then
through the teachings?
Maitreya: Sometimes yes. Sometimes people
read the teachings, they like them, and they come to the point where
they say, "Well it is the fulfillment of the prophecy." But then
they say, "No, no, no, no, it can't be."
So it's OK, if some people like the teaching and
they want to help with it alone. They will eventually also spread
the Message of the first step. But it's just a package. You have to
accept the whole package or you won't make it. If you just accept
the teaching and don't accept the other parts of the package, it is
being lukewarm and God does not like being lukewarm!
Question: I wanted to take the easy way out
-- show everyone the teaching. This is such a wonderful teaching and
they have to realize that this is the Messiah.
Maitreya: But it doesn't work that way. We
have had experiences. We started that way. Actually I approached
Florida and also some other people that way, with the teaching. They
said, "It's wonderful." Some people even said they had been waiting
for 40 years for such a teaching. They said, "The teaching is
wonderful...B U T..." But, if you are waiting for such a teaching
for 40 years, there is no "but" or "and."
However, if you accept the first step and are
kindled, then the teaching is easy. Then we can create a strong Body
on earth for the Father, and each candle and each person is a part
of this Body. Just like a puzzle, every cell in the Body has to
function properly so the Body can manifest. Someone is the feet,
someone is the eyes, someone is the brain, someone is the hand, but
we need all of them.
Audience: I pray for so much strength to be
able to do this, because I feel my family, though they do respect
what I'm doing spiritually, when I say, "I've met the Messiah," I
can just hear them saying, "She's really lost it now." So I need a
lot of strength to do this, and not worry about what people are
Maitreya: Don't rely on your own strength,
rely on God's strength. He will do it through you. They will reject
you, no doubt about that. I've been rejected myself. But if you stay
with God and His Spirit, and go through it as He wants it,
eventually, not only will they accept you, they will respect you.
That happened to me, that happened to others in the Mission.
They were very upset by the way we started the
Mission, and so on. However, as time went on they realized that
our life is fine, our ideal, our compassion, our love, our
everything is great. We are much more than they thought we were, and
they respect us now. Not only is the rejection no longer there but
it was replaced instead by a greater respect.
The same thing here. Many many think that we have
gone crazy. Later on they will see, No we are not crazy. Time will
show that everything we said is going to happen.
So you have to keep on with God's strength and
rely on that all the time. Pray for His strength. Focus your
attention to the center, to where you want to go. According to your
temperament, you can focus on the Father, if it's easier for you. If
you need a channel or something manifested, you can focus on me as
the same representation of the Father. Of course, I will connect you
all the time to the Father. That is my job.
See your job is to connect all to me. My job is
to connect them to the Father. If you try to connect them to
yourself, you become an obstacle. If I try to connect them to
myself, I'll become an obstacle. But if you connect them to me and I
connect them to the Father, then the energy is going to flow through
all of us.
The moment your ego comes in and you try to
connect them to yourself, you will feel it right away. The energy
will be cut off. And the same thing for me, if I try to connect them
to myself, then the energy is going to be cut off from me.
Audience: I don't think I've experienced
that. So far with the sharing of the Mission I don't feel
that I've done any connecting to myself.
Maitreya: Well, whatever I say doesn't mean
that you're doing it.
Audience: I know that too, but I'm examining
myself at the same time you're saying that, just for checking.
Maitreya: That's one of the reasons we wrote
to one of our representatives about letting people come here if they
want to. It's just that they are connected here directly.
So that is the real Message. It's very simple.
It's a very simple Message, very powerful. And they are waiting for
it. They are candles that are not lit yet -- but they are dry and
ready candles nevertheless.