Question: I saw a reference in the literature at
one point about four initiations to receive the name of the Father
and the Son, the Holy Name. I am interested in hearing about that.
Are these names that cannot be uttered?
Maitreya: If you remember, with the
Hebrew people, they would stone the person who uttered the name of
the Lord. The reason for it was that one cannot utter the name of
the Lord. His name is so subtle. The moment you utter it in the
external world, it loses its subtleness.
That is why they always referred to Him as the God
of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. He was never given a name. He was
referred to, not as a dead God but as a live God. Seek the God who
is still the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. His real name is a
What is a vibration? The whole universe is
vibration. The whole creation is created by vibrations vibrating in
different levels in the manifested world.
His name as a vibration is so subtle, it is in the
un-manifested world. It is beyond the ethereal level. That is why
anyone who says he knows the name of the Father and says, "Here is
His name. His name is Yahweh. His name is Allah. His name is
Jehovah. His name is Krishna. His name is This and That," really
doesn't know His name. They are just uttering a word.
Some of them probably are very close to the real
name but the real name has to come from within you, when your heart
is pure enough. Also, as Christ said, "Whoever knows me, knows the
Father." In another place he says, "You neither know my name, nor do
you know the name of the Father."
So all those Rabbis who called Him, "Yahweh,"
thought they knew the name of the Father. But he told them, "You
don't know it."
There's a story, that someone asked Prophet
Muhammad, "What is the name of God? Is it Allah?" He said, "God has
3,000 names. Humanity knows only 2,999 of them." There is one name
you don't know.
Also we can refer to the Bible where it talks
about, "In the beginning was the word, and the word was with God,
and the word was God." What is this Word? The Word is a vibration.
It was His name.
So in the beginning God created the whole universe
with vibration, with the Word. The name of God is in every cell of
the human, in every atom in the universe. There is nothing in the
universe that doesn't have the name of the Father in it. That energy
and vibration is the sustainer of the universe.
Also Christ said, "Those who know me, know the
Father." So whoever really knew Christ, knew his name and the name
of the Father. As long as you don't know his real name, and the name
of the Father, you really don't know Christ.
That is why in these four initiations, for those who
come close to the Mission and receive the initiation, we reveal the
four parts of the name of the Father and son. Actually the Father
and son are one, so the name merges together as one. In the
initiations we reveal the Word, not in a physical way but in a
spiritual way, to the ones who ask for it and are ready to receive
Its higher energy.
Is that clear?
Guest: Not totally. They ask for
this and they go through some kind of a process? Or, simply is it
kind of....I'm just trying to visualize how the initiation is done.
Maitreya: See, anytime you want to
progress from one level of consciousness to another level of
consciousness, there is a period of confusion. It's just like
cleaning your house.
Your house is dirty. Your house has to be cleaned.
What do you do? You take the furniture out. You put everything out
of each room and try to sweep the floor, clean the walls and
windows. In the process of cleaning the rooms, the house looks even
more terrible than it did before. After you clean the rooms and put
the furniture back in, get everything back in its place, it's going
to look very pretty and beautiful.
That is what happens also anytime you reach a point
of progress. For instance, when you first come to the spiritual
path, they say, "You are God." You just say, "Oh, yeah, I am God.
Great!" And they create such a big ego around that, that "I am God"
and no one else is God. You feel so good yourself, and you start
going around and feeling to be God.
But at the same time you are in your car and you
feel that you are God. You feel powerful going 85MPH. You are God,
you can do whatever you want to. Suddenly the policeman stops you.
Your ego just goes right down the drain. You say, "I am God but I
can't even tell this policeman to go away."
You realize that you are still not God. You have a
long way to go yet to become God. But in the beginning it really
gives you an euphoria of realizing you are God. You are in the image
of God. You can become as God is.
Your life even becomes more miserable because you
feel that you are God but you are so powerless. Everything in your
life starts falling apart. Then you become even more disillusioned.
"What is this that I am God but all my life is so miserable?"
So that confusion, those problems that start in your
life, you meditate upon and realize a deeper level in your spirit.
Eventually you come to the conclusion, "Yes, I learned my lesson in
this level." Then you reach another level, and after awhile you have
to go to an even higher level.
Anytime you go from one level to a higher one, new
information is going to be given to you, a new teaching is going to
be given to you. Sometimes it is so hard to undo what you have
already learned and empty your cup to receive the new information
and teachings. That is why you resist. You feel threatened. You feel
uncomfortable. The new information is not the same as that which you
thought you had before.
That is why every Word done in this initiation is
really taking you to another level of progress. They are not just
words. They are stirring Words, they are power Words. They are from
the Spirit which stirs your spirit. They will clean you.
You need to be a very brave person to even start a
spiritual journey. There is a report that 20% of the people in the
United States have had some spiritual experiences, but 98% of that
20% don't want to have anything to do with their experiences.
See, you are living a regular life, you are in the
mainstream and everyone respects you, and you have all the goodies
you need. You have done everything that the people have told you you
have to do to get where you are, and you reached the point that you
have made it. Now you have a spiritual experience that tells you
If some people are told about it and they react,
"What are you talking about? Are you crazy? Are you going off
another level? Are you cracked up or something," 98% just back up
right there. They say, "OK, I'm sorry. I just made a mistake. I'm
not going to pursue this thing." Only 2% of all these people pursue
the spiritual path.
We are a very brave people to even consider it, to
really want to know the truth. That's why God said, "Many will be
called but few will be chosen."
That's a lot of people. 20% of the people in the
United States is around eighty million people who will be called.
Only 2% are chosen. Even of that 2%, probably 60% will give up in
one level or another.
That is why this Word is going to be revealed to
those people who are the bravest, the ones who really want to go to
Question: In references to the
THOTH, is there any stipulation of what version of the Bible you use?
Maitreya: As you know, the
has been revised around twenty-eight times. We use the King James
version because that seems to be least revised. Even today they are
trying to revise the Bible further to fit their
understanding. They are taking some words out of it, etc. We find
that the King James seems like the closest to the original
Of course, the most important thing is going within
to the Spirit and confirming, "Is this sentence really true? Is this
teaching according to the word of God?" Does this make one more
compassionate, loving, understanding, gentle, etc?
As Christ said, "God never changes." His Word was
true 10,000 years ago. It was true 8,000 years ago. It was true
5,000 years ago, and it's true today. Not a jot of it is going to be
If you really want to know the word of God, you read
the Scriptures. That's why He sends the Prophets. He sends the
Prophets to repeat His Words over and over.
Take the Bhagavad-Gita and compare it with
Bible. Some of the words are almost exact, what Christ said
and what Krishna said. Take the
Koran, see, it's the same thing. No difference.
Of course, you also have to consider the situation
in which these Scriptures were revealed, the situation Christ was
in, the situation Muhammad was in, the situation Krishna, or
whatever Prophet, was in, etc. Then compare them. After awhile you
understand what the words of God are.
If you reach a teaching that is saying something
that is not according to the words of God, then you sit back, you
discern and you say, "Is it really measuring up with the word of
God? No, it doesn't."
You have to be discerning. As it has been said, it
is a narrow path. And there are a lot of branches in your path where
you can go off for a long time before you can find your way back to
where it reaches God.
It is important to be discerning. It is important to
be skeptical. It is good to discern the spirit, look at it, look at
the words, look at every teaching and also read the Scriptures
because they are the words of God.