What can I say to someone if they ask me, "OK
I want to go see or speak with Maitreya."
Maitreya: Well, I leave that to your discretion
to see if they are ready for it or not.
If they are just coming here to see how I walk,
talk, sleep, and eat, if they are coming to judge me, tell them, No,
you're not ready yet to go. But if they are coming here to receive
the Message and understand the unity of the religions, the
unification of every aspect of human life to one, the fulfillment of
the prophecies, and believe, then great.
If you give the Message to someone and they see the
Truth of the Message, and they see that the Message is beautiful and
believe, that's even better. They don't have to come here. "Blessed
are those who have not seen, and believe."
What good does it do for those who come here, who
see and judge me because I walk, talk, sit, sleep, play with my son,
go driving, and go to the mountains? "He's just a regular person. He
doesn't do anything. He's just like me and you. What is he talking
about that he has the Message of God for humanity?"
But if they see the Message and say, "Yes. It can't
be from a human, it is from God," then they realize the Spirit
behind me, not how I look, or where am I from, or what is my name.
This is the judgmental mind that is trying to probe so it can find
fault in everything, instead of receiving the truth.
It has happened to every Prophet. Just like Prophet
Muhammad, the people started saying, "He eats, he drinks water, he
walks, he talks, what is this? What kind of Prophet is this?" And
the verses came, "There has never been a Prophet who didn't eat,
sleep, walk, and talk." Always the Prophets come in this way. They
come and they talk, they walk, and they sleep, apparently like every
Look at every Great Prophet. Moses, Abraham,
Muhammad, Christ, all were born from a woman. They were raised in
the society. They were apparently regular people. Suddenly they
realized their mission and then the message became the most
important thing in their lives.
Those who realize the Message, love the Message, and
say, "Now I want to go and help this Mission, help these
people to create the Communities of Light, I want to go and
help them to manifest their ideal on earth," are welcome. So they
come here, they want to be put to work right away, and they can
manifest great things. But if they want to come here and look at me,
tell them, No, don't come.
So I leave that to your discretion. If you call us
to say, "Someone is coming to visit you," we will know you are
sending someone who is ready, a person who has already seen the
Message, loves it, and wants to come here, help us, and help to
bring about the Mission.
We had hundreds of people in 1972 come to us when we
first reached out, when we put the call out. People came from
Europe, from Sweden, etc, and they would end up at the Mission.
They didn't know why they were here.
But they were mostly the people from whom I had to
learn. I was really in the process of picking up bits and pieces of
information which would enhance the teaching. I didn't know anything
at all about New Agers, their philosophy, etc. Before I started the
Mission I had very little contact with real society in the U.S.,
and the world in general. I just came from another country, and I
was in the university here when I first entered into meditation,
yoga, and similar things. So I was completely isolated from the
When I received the Message and we tried to start
Mission, suddenly this flood of people started coming and
talking about these different philosophies. They were so convincing
that they really have the truth, that they started even making me
believe in some of their philosophies for awhile. They were so
wonderful. They were talking about these beings and all those
wonderful things, astral projection, this being from the Himalayas,
these spaceship brothers, etc.
After awhile, however, it got so confusing, I said,
What are these people talking about? One person would come and
channel this person, and another one would come and channel the same
being but what he channeled was completely different from the
previous one. And they never said anything. They talked a lot, but
if you put all the channeling together at the end, they really
wouldn't give you anything to hang onto.
It was just confusing. They say a lot of words like,
"We are all gods and you already know everything," etc. Subliminally
they are saying, "You are God yourself, you do not need God." I
always felt a contrary spirit from what I received in the Bible
and in my teaching with what they were preaching.
But I eventually learned, they have some truth but
they are caught in the ethereal level. They're not practical. They
don't have any focus. They don't have any center. They couldn't
unify. That's why they are not unified, and they never can be
unified without an external center.
Have you ever seen anything in the universe manifest
without a center? In every atom there is a center. In any organ in
our body there is a center. In humans there is a center, our Soul.
Without a center nothing manifests. New Agers don't have any center.
They center within themselves which might result in
self-centeredness. A person might collapse on himself and become
like a day star which becomes a black hole. Even light cannot escape
a black hole.
So to answer your question, as I said, I'd rather
people believe without seeing... Just like one woman in Florida, we
loved her so much because she was such a wonderful lady. She never
saw me. She just heard my voice on the tape, and she was in love
with the Mission. And that was it. Actually she kept her
companion on the right track for a long time, probably until she
died. And still, when I think about her I feel a lot of love in my
heart for her. The flame is there. She never saw me, but she
Question: For someone who is taken by
intellectual domination, what advice do you give? Is there any
solution for this one?
Maitreya: Yes, sing
Haree Om Shrii Hung a
lot, and dance to Haree Om Shrii Hung. It's very hard for
intellectuals [all laughing] to dance and chant Haree Om. It
is just very hard for them to dance and chant.
Just go to a university professor and say, sing
Haree Om Shrii Hung [all laughing]. He will think you are crazy.
Comment: But he looks so happy.
Maitreya: Yes, that is a hard question because
intellectuals become so dry. Just as the Bible says, When you
start thinking about the universe, and start finding these truths
with your intellect, it's so sweet in the beginning. You read books
about evolution. Such a wonderful creation, everything has been
created by chance. It just goes on, and on. But the more you dive
into intellectual endeavors, the more questions are created. You
never have all the answers. You answer one question and ten other
questions pop up. You answer nine of them and two hundred more
questions are raised. It's just like a tree, it branches out in all
directions, and you become completely confused. "What is it? How can
it be? How can I reach the bottom of my intellectual thirst? How can
I understand these questions?"
But when God touches you once, there are no
questions left. They are all answered. God created all things the
way they are. Your thirst is quenched.
So we can look at it another way. There is a thirst
for limitlessness. We can't quench our thirst with our limited
intellect, or limited things. So what do we do?
"I work hard for this desire to buy this house. If I
buy this house, that's it, I'm going to be the happiest person in
the universe." You buy the house. Five months later you feel, "I'm
unhappy again." It didn't work. "If I buy an expensive car, such as
a Ferrari, that one in that showroom, I'm going to be happy. Let's
work hard for it." You even step over everyone's head to get the
money you need for the Ferrari. You buy the car, a year later it
starts breaking down. You have to spend a lot of money to fix it,
etc. Again you are unhappy.
It goes on. You buy two cars, three cars. You buy an
airplane. You buy an estate. You can buy anything, just like that
billionaire. He's a billionaire, yet a couple of weeks ago he had
problems with his wife, and he looked very unhappy. He has to build
expensive casinos, etc. Why? Why is he doing those things? Go and
ask him, "Are you happy?" If he was happy he wouldn't cheat on his
wife, and create all that scandal and unhappiness for himself.
See, you can look at him, If he's not happy are you
ever going to be happy being a billionaire? What he's looking for is
to quench that thirst for limitlessness. He has to do something with
his money, some greater thing. If other casinos are worth half a
billion dollars, he has to build one worth one billion dollars. It's
bigger. But still the thirst is not quenched. The moment you are
touched by God, who is limitless, your thirst is quenched.
What is it about this house? Thirty years from now
it's going to start to decay. Probably the termites will eat it up
and there will be nothing left [all laughing]. So why should I be
attached to it? Of course, it's good to have a nice warm house to
have a good Satsang.
We feel so good now. We are comfortable, we have new
chairs to sit on. It's good. But we could get by without chairs. We
didn't need the chairs.
That's why when you are touched by God, these things
become temporary. They are just things you are borrowing for your
work. These are facilitators for your work. They are not something
to become attached to.
We're not against having a good house. We're not
against having a beautiful wife, or a handsome husband, and
wonderful children, or cars, or airplanes, or an estate, etc, as
long as you give ten percent to the Mission [all laughing].
No, on a serious note, we shouldn't be attached to them. Why should
we be attached to them?
This body is going to go one day. When we are young,
fifteen or sixteen years old, we think we're invincible, we're never
going to be destroyed, become sick, etc. But when we are forty, or
forty-five we say, Everything is starting to go, the eyes, the
strength, the legs, the feet, the memory, etc. As we become old we
start realizing that the body is going. It's less and less
efficient. It is temporary.
So what is there to be attached about? What is left
for you if even your body is not yours? If this house and all these
treasures are not yours, what is left for you? It's your Soul. See?
And what is your Soul? It's a part of God.
Actually if the intellect is directed toward
realizing God, it can become a good instrument. It becomes
illuminated intellect, or intelligence (wisdom). It never can
understand God because God is beyond intellect. God is a
For instance, love, when someone loves another
person, they can never explain what love is. But most of the people
experience love. For example, everyone remembers their first crush,
the first crush they had on their teacher, classmate, etc. Most men
and women usually had a crush on one of their first teachers or
classmates. Do you remember? What was that? You were so happy. You
wanted to serve the teacher, and bring him/her flowers and all those
What is that feeling? Intellectually you cannot
explain what love is. That's when the intellect stops. You cannot
explain a relationship. An intellect can't go beyond the belief
that, "I can explain everything in the universe." If a scientist
reaches a point that, "There are things that are unexplainable, I
cannot explain this," he is no longer a scientist. Just like now in
physics, they are trying to explain the quarks and all those smaller
particles in the atom. Well so far, until around thirty years ago,
they thought the atom was a block from which all the universe was
created. Now they have an accelerator with which they can even break
the atoms into smaller parts. They are reaching a point where they
can even break those into smaller parts. They are at a point where
they can't explain it any longer.
But if an intellect realizes there are things that
are not explainable, then it gives up. When intellect gives up then
the Love of God is going to come in. Grace is going to come in.
Grace is going to come and touch you. When The Grace touches you,
you are hooked. It doesn't matter how far you fall, you are hooked.
Just like, we have this sister in Canada. She's been
touched by Grace, and she doesn't have any choice. God got her. And
when God touches us, still we are not there. We are not in Pure
Consciousness. We are not completely His. We are going to fall a
It is just like little children who are newly born.
We love little children. The children tell us, Do this for us, and
we just run and do it for them.
It's the same thing. Those people who are called,
and are touched by the Holy Spirit, are like little children for a
long time. They fall. We pick them up and we clean them. They cry.
They yell. They kick.
But what do you do with little children? They are so
innocent and nice. You play with them, and you love them.
But if the disciple, who is a person who has been
touched, wants to stay a child, or a teenager for the rest of his
life, then it becomes a little annoying, doesn't it? It's like a
little child who wants to stay a little child forever. If the little
child stays a little child for sixteen years, you become tired,
don't you? "That's enough son/daughter, grow up."
So it is to go beyond intellect, to be touched by
the Spirit. Then intellect becomes intelligence, becomes Wisdom.
Wisdom is different. Wisdom is understanding, is love of
understanding. Intellect wants to explain. Wisdom doesn't need
explanation. Wisdom just knows. That's different.
Question: I would like you to speak about the
parable of the prodigal son, because this parable is a little
similar to my life. Would you speak about this parable?
Maitreya: It's just like what Christ said, When
you have one hundred sheep and one of the sheep goes away, what are
you going to do? You leave the ninety-nine, and you go after the one
who went away. You have ninety-nine there. You can be happy with
ninety-nine. There's only one that went away. But no, you leave
ninety-nine and go after the one who went away.
It's the same thing. This father had two sons and he
loved both of them very much. But one of them stayed with him, and
the other one went away. So where is your heart now? If you had two
sons and one of them stayed with you all the time and one went away,
who would your heart be more towards? The son who is not with you,
of course. You think about him. You imagine, Oh he's going to
return. He's going to come back to me one day. Is he going to come
back to me, or he's not going to come back?, etc.
The other son is beside you, he's always there. You
see him. You eat with him. You talk with him. You even fight with
him sometimes. You argue with him. So the relationship is very
close. You don't have to worry about him. But the son who has gone
away, that's the son you become more attached to.
So when the son comes back, the Father kills the
best calf for him, and the other son becomes very upset. He says, I
was here all the time, you never did something like that for me. The
difference was that he was with the father. He wasn't concerned
It's the same thing for God also. Those people who
come and join Him, are with Him all the time and praise Him all the
time, He loves. It's not that He doesn't love them. But for a person
who has gone astray, has gone away, and then returns, He rejoices.
He loves that person, not that He loves one more than the other, but
He rejoices that he has returned home. He has come back.
Just like a disciple here, I loved him and he left
us. But he came back last year. I rejoiced that he came back,
because it blessed my heart that my son came back. He came home, he
was here with us.
So it is like you rejoice more for the return of a
son, not that you love that son more than your other son(s), but
because he is safe at home.
Also, what specific question do you have about this?
Do you have any specific question?
Question: The aspect of the son who went away,
spent all the money, went to the parties, and had many experiences.
It's about his own life, about the aspect of the prodigal son
himself. It seems he is like a lot of people.
Maitreya: That's right. The son who spent the
money, gambled and everything, didn't think his father was going to
accept him. He thought, "I'm such a terrible son. I spent all my
Father's money, I gambled away all the money he gave me. I have been
such a bad son."
He was so ashamed. He just wanted to go and ask his
father, "Can I come and work as a regular worker with you?" But what
happened? He was surprised that not only did his father accept him,
but he killed a very fattened calf for him, made a feast and invited
everyone. He said, My son has returned.
It's just like Father. We fall into Maya, do a lot
of things that are not according to His Laws, and we feel terrible.
We think, that we are not worthy of God. Father is not going to
accept us. "I have done such terrible things. I yelled at Him. I
fought with Him. I didn't listen to Him. I said bad things to Him.
He's not going to accept me. I'm such a terrible son."
But the moment we return God says, Come back my son.
Come, all the angels come, let's rejoice. My son has returned. Let's
welcome him back home.
So the prodigal son is the same as all of us. When
the person falls into sin and hits the bottom, he says, "God doesn't
love me. God doesn't want me, I am terrible. I'm really not worthy
of God." You will be surprised how He Loves you already, because
God's Love is different.
It's just like a father's love. You have children.
How do you love your children? Do you love your children more, or do
your children love you more? That's right, the father loves the
child more than the child loves the father.
If your son makes some mistakes and comes back to
you, won't you accept him? You say, "Sure, well you made a mistake.
I still love you." Your love is not a human love, it's the father's
love. Father's love is Godly love.
That again is the wonderful thing about couples,
marriage, and the family. See, the child needs both energies, the
father and the mother, especially if the parents are Godly, or at
least they go toward God. They create Godly love for the children.
So if you can forgive your child, your son, and
still love him, imagine how much God can forgive and love you. His
Love is beyond our understanding. The father understands the love of
the father for the son. It's very hard for the son to understand the
love of the father toward him. That is exactly the same thing.
Still, you didn't create the son, you were just an
instrument. God created us. We are His creation. So He loves us
probably a billion times more than you love your son.
So that is why everyone can return to God, everyone.
There is no one who is not worthy. Everyone is worthy to God because
actually, as I said, the person who reaches the bottom is returning
home. The person who has always praised God from the beginning of
his life to the end of his life, who never did anything wrong and is
always with God, has always been with God. He is just like that son
who stayed with his father. So He loves him, but He doesn't worry
about him. He doesn't rejoice if he comes home. He trusts him that
he will. He knows that he's OK. But the son who never did anything
for him, went away and came back, is a lost soul which is saved.
Just use your own human experience about it and you'll see the
difference. If you have two sons and one of them goes away and comes
back, wouldn't you rejoice?
Well, again tonight is a night of a last supper and
finishing being together for the last two months with one of you,
and the last six months for the other. It's always a little sad to
see a member of the family leave and go away. It's kind of like
missing one of your members, or like part of your body is no longer
there. You wake up the next day, My finger is no longer there. It's
not working anymore. It is like our son's going away.
So it can be said that in sad moments also we
rejoice. We had a nice feast tonight, our last supper together,
which was wonderful. You are both going back to Canada tomorrow and
so in a human sense we're going to miss you. But in a Godly sense,
of course, we never are separate from one another.
One of you has been here for the last six months. We
enjoyed his company, his jokes, his fun, sometimes overdone [all
laugh], and his work. Overall, he just brought a lot of joy to the
community and a lot of good realizations and deep understandings in
many, many levels that we all enjoyed. Of course, he helped the
on many levels from the mundane, to drawing, music, chanting,
dancing, cooking, and being with us. We enjoyed him very much.
We know that it is summer and Canada is very nice
and warm [all laughing]. It's time to go there and enjoy the weather
so we can't keep him here any longer. But it's going to get cold
again next year. We may pray that there is more snow there and it
gets cold fast so we can get him back here [all laughing]. But we
are together all the time. It doesn't matter where we are, Canada or
here, in India, or Europe, or wherever we are.
Actually we are hoping we will have thousands of
people roaming around the Mission, getting things done to
expand ourselves, and have Missionaries all over. One Missionary
comes, one Missionary goes. Fifty come, a hundred go. And one day we
can just have a stream of wonderful white-wearing Missionaries all
over the earth with good teachings, solid teachings, not on one
level, but on all levels that all can understand.
We are on all levels. Our teaching covers all
levels. Maybe that's the hard part of our teaching. It's not just,
"Love one another as I love you." That is a part of us, "Love one
another as I love you." But at the same time create the Communities of Light, create the Kingdom Of Heaven On Earth,
We have a lot to be done, a lot to get done, a lot
of truth to be spread and expanded all over the earth, or even
universe. So we need as many hands, eyes, noses, and ears as we can
have. But it is God's work and we trust in Him. As we trust in Him
it's going to manifest more and more.
We're not the doer actually. None of these things
can be done by human work. The Spirit should be behind it, and it
manifests itself on many levels.
And so in a sense we are sad that you are leaving
us. But in another sense we feel that the next time you come you are
going to stay longer because you're going to be less attached out
there. God purifies pretty good. You will say, "I want to go home. I
don't want to stay in this rat race out here and be with those
Of course, we also had our other brother who came
and stayed with us for the last two months and helped to build some
rooms here. Every one of us is a God-sent person. He didn't know
anything about the Mission. He wasn't really too much
indoctrinated, or aware of what he was getting himself into. But he
bravely came and manifested great things. We have expanded the Mission to more rooms, and without him being here it would not
have been possible to be done. Of course, we thank R.D. too, who
helped him to manifest.
But also we recognize that M.'s energy was very
important for the
and, as I said, You know them by their fruits. His effort has
already given fruits. He didn't come like that fig tree full of
leaves with no fruit. A lot of people have come who were full of
leaves with no fruit, like the people who came here and saw the
flame in the middle of the room but were not willing to stay, learn
What are you going to manifest, many words, little
manifestation? Those are the trees that wither away, just like that
fig tree which had many leaves and no fruit, withered away. Christ
went to this fig tree and said, Do you have any fruit? He looked, it
didn't have any fruit but many leaves. He said, Go hither, and the
tree just withered away. It was no more.
As it's said, "Talk does not cook the rice." You put
the rice in the pan. You put all the food around it, and talk to it,
"Please cook." It won't do it. You have to make an effort. You have
to work a whole day, show forth an effort to prepare the food, to
cut it, to take the skins off, to put it together. You put this
first, put that second, put everything together. And then you come
out with what? Wonderful dishes, delightful dishes that everyone
says, "That was delicious, that was good." Why? Because you put
forth effort. You put work into it. You didn't just talk to it to
So this is the same thing. M. just came, and he
didn't talk too much, but he manifested great things. We recognize
that and we thank you for coming and helping the Mission.
But, of course, we also know it is God doing it through you. So we
thank you but we don't let you have a big ego [all laughing].
So I hope you both have a good trip. My love is with
both of you, and I am with you all the time. If there is anything
you want to request from me now, go ahead and request anything your
A.: The only thing I have in my heart is, I Love
you. Just this thing, I Love you a lot.
Maitreya: I Love you too. I know you Love me.