Question: You recommend that people say the
at least two times daily or more. I was wondering what are the
benefits for doing the
Maitreya: The Reminder focuses your
spirit toward the goal. Every verse directs us closer to this goal.
What is the goal of the life? It's to be(come) Divine. And how is
that Divinity possible? It's to respect God, to send salutations to
So that's why we open the Reminder with, "We
pay our salutations to the Divine Father." Then "We open our hearts
to Your Grace," because Grace is the path to salvation. Without
Grace salvation is impossible. Then we promise and pledge, not only
to help those who are attracted to us, who are interested in
spirituality, but "to help the whole universe to reach higher
consciousness." So there's a pledge there. Furthermore, we revere
all the Great Souls, not only the Great Souls in the past but those
to come. So it's a continuation of the Great Souls.
No Great Soul is the last one.
We expect many, many Great Souls to come and explain
further our teachings and other Great Souls' teachings. They will
help humanity to understand the Spirit behind the whole universe,
not what our two physical eyes see, but what is the Spirit behind
every vision, every movement, everything that we do in our life and
events that happen on earth?
That brings us to realize that there is no one, no
man, no Prophet or even no Messiah who is the last one. The Messiah
keeps coming again and again and again, until the fulfillment of
God's Plan. That makes everyone open themselves, not only to their
own teachers but to many teachers. And being open to many teachers
and the teachings covered in The Greatest Sign expands your
consciousness. This will bring about that deeper meaning of what
your own Prophet or religion has taught you.
For instance, if I had never read anything about the
Far East philosophies, or never meditated on those philosophies, I
wouldn't understand the deeper level that Jesus (Esa) or Muhammad or
Prophets of the Old Testament were talking about. If I was only a
Jew or a Christian or a Moslem in my life I wouldn't understand the
deeper meaning of God.
If I hadn't meditated then I wouldn't have had a
spiritual experience, personally. So if you don't have personal
experience, the only thing you have is your preacher. Then what the
preacher says, that's the only truth for you, because you don't know
yourself. You have never had any experience yourself.
Who's the connection? The preacher -- so the
preacher actually becomes your God because you haven't heard God
personally. That is why meditation becomes important. Meditation is
when God talks to you. Prayer is when you talk to God.
So that is why we revere "all those Great Souls in
the past and those to come, who have helped and will help all to
understand your compassion and mercy in your actions and creation."
By experiencing God, you understand the justice of the universe,
also you understand the things that seem apparent are not the real
truth. There's a much deeper meaning behind appearances. This makes
your life move more in the Spirit. So you move more in the Spirit
instead of getting caught in what is seen and done.
You actually become like a general instead of the
soldier. You can just sit back and say, Yes, that is what the Spirit
wants and that's how it should be done. As long as you are in the
Spirit, you are in harmony with God. And for whoever is in harmony
with God, nothing goes wrong. It shouldn't go wrong. If things start
going wrong, either it's a lesson or you're out of Spirit -- you're
following your own ego.
So those people who show us this Spirit have to be
revered. Many Great Souls have been on earth in the past and all are
trying to show that Spirit to humanity. So that again opens us from
being narrow in one person, one Prophet or one religion to many
people, many Prophets, many religions.
And then, "We surrender ourselves to
revealed to us through His Prophets and The Greatest Sign."
There are many people claiming that they have the Word of God --they
are channels -- many believe in that.
In order for God to bring His Word completely to
humanity and show that "This is My Word," He chooses His Prophets --
His special Prophets who fulfill the prophecy. It is not just an ego
trip or a little realization. It is the ultimate realization. So He
sends His Prophets with His Words. Those Words become or became the
religions of the Seven Seals in The Greatest Sign.
So those Prophets have brought the truth. If
somebody says anything which is not what they (the legitimate
Prophets revealed in The Greatest Sign) have said, we can be
sure it's not from God. That's the guidance for us, "the words
revealed to us." Don't surrender to whoever comes and says, Well I'm
channeling this or I'm channeling that.
We surrender ourselves to God's Prophets and with
this we have a yardstick. We can compare, Is that what the Prophets
said? If that person says the same thing as the Prophets said, then
it is from God, because He showed us through history and made out of
the teachers of these Prophets, major religions of the world. So we
can completely be sure if their words are OK, if they're from God or
not. It will save us from a lot of heartache and headache, and from
following false prophets.
Also, we surrender to The Greatest Sign,
"which clarifies the confusion between all." There is some confusion
between Jews, Christians, Moslems, Hindus, the Mystical Path, etc.
The Greatest Sign brings them all together, unifies them and
clarifies this confusion.
So that's why we not only surrender to God, to the
words revealed through His Prophets, but also to The Greatest
Sign which unifies these great Prophets together. So it gives us
a very clear-cut, crystallized path to the ultimate realization of
God. The whole becomes greater than the parts.
Then after we pay our salutations to the Father, we
open our hearts to His Grace and promise to the universe, we revere
the Great Souls. We then surrender to Him, His Prophets and The
Greatest Sign. Then we submit ourselves to the Formless,
Nameless and Invisible God, which is the only way to unify humanity
and the universe.
If God has a form, then God can have many forms,
because God is everything. If there are many forms, there is
separation. My God is that, your God is this. So you are separated.
If God has a name, God can have many names. He can be Allah,
Krishna, Yahweh, any name that has been given to God -- again
If He is visible, He has to have form. This goes
back to having a form and again separation. So the highest state of
Godhood is Formless, Nameless and Invisible. In that state It
unifies because humanity has nothing to hang onto, to create
separation from each other. If your God is Formless, Nameless and
Invisible and my God has the same qualities, it's the same God,
It can't be different. We can't be separated from
each other, because there's only one God in the universe and that is
the God you have and I have. Oh yes, our God is the same. You see,
there is nothing to separate us from each other. You don't know His
Name. You don't know His shape. You don't know anything about Him.
You don't even know who He is. He is a Spirit. Spirit doesn't have
shape. Spirit is Truth. Spirit is Power. Spirit is Grace. Spirit is
The Holy Ghost. The Holy Ghost doesn't have any shape. So in
submitting to that, we go beyond any Guru or ethereal beings or
anything like that. We go beyond. We go to the Essence, the Highest.
That creates Unity.
At the same time (in the next verse) we revere those
people who live now, those who "will teach us how to know Him and
show us the way to Pure Consciousness." Such people are those who
connect us to the Spirit of God. They don't connect us to
themselves, and they don't become obstacles in the path to God. They
show us the way to come in touch with God, with the Spirit. In that
regard, Communities of Light are the most helpful places,
because the people will come together and create a community based
on the Eternal Divine Path which is a very crystallized
This helps you to know the Spirit, because in the
communities there are all kinds of support. So the people, instead
of concentrating on mundanity, always following this and that for
making money which takes you away from Spirit, will share, will
understand, will struggle together. As they struggle and share and
try, they understand themselves on a deeper level. They become One,
as our song Samgacchadvam says.
So all these things make the Reminder a very
crystallized powerful reminder of our goal and God, and how to reach
the goal of life. It brings the focus to the way, the how and the
what of the spiritual life of each individual. So that's why it's
very important to not only do the Reminder but also to
understand the great meaning behind it. This brings greater Unity to
Question: Is the Reminder related to the
chakras at all?
Maitreya: Yes. If you look at the
there are seven verses. So you can see, in a way, each verse is
related to one chakra. Of course, we can't say which one is related
to which. Each verse is really related to all the seven chakras. If
you look at the seventh verse, it's reverence to the Souls who
"teach us how to know you" and eventually we reach Pure
Consciousness. We reach the goal of the life.
This is exactly the same as Haree Om Shrii Hung
-- Om Nam Kevalam. There are seven syllables, the last one is
Kevalam. Kevalam means everything. So everything is Divine or God.
God is everything: Pure Consciousness is everything. Also the
seventh verse in the Reminder is reaching Pure Consciousness,
reaching everything. So you can see a relationship to all and the
seven seals together. They go hand-in-hand.
Question: What is the relationship between the
ego that leaves the world and stays at the threshold, and the tunnel
that people see when they go out of their bodies?
Maitreya: Some people have an experience when
they leave their bodies. They go toward a tunnel and some people
don't experience that. And also when somebody has a death experience
and comes back, what happens to the ego? If he goes to God, or to
Pure Consciousness, or Spirit, or to the ethereal level, how come
when he comes back he still has the ego?
When a person dies, or leaves the body and goes to a
higher level, he has to leave that ego behind. He has to go to the
purest form he is. He leaves that state, his body, and goes to the
higher level. When he comes back that ego is still waiting for him.
He hasn't learned his lessons completely yet.
When we go back to the Spirit, we see the result of
the actions of our previous lifetimes. We see the lessons we were
supposed to learn and haven't learned. We are rewarded for the
lessons we have learned. Our egos will be lightened because we
learned those lessons. When we come back toward the body, wanting to
come back to the gross world, it doesn't matter whether we leave the
body while we are alive or when we die and are born again. We take
up our ego again. We bring our ego back with us.
That's why you see, when a child is born, he's
usually not there. He's really still in heaven. He's not used to the
body. In the beginning he really doesn't know any separation, no
separation from the mother -- his mother is a little different
because there is an ethereal relationship -- the father, the other
people. Everybody's equal to him. It's not that much of a
He starts getting personality. And little by little
if you look at him, he starts getting separated. He becomes choosy.
He says, this is my mother. This is my father. This is not my
father. This is this person. This is that person. This one has this
relationship with me. This is Ma. This is grandma. That is how it
works. They start getting their ego back. They are getting their
Now if you know who the person was in a previous
lifetime, and know who he is in this lifetime, usually you see a
trend. They have not learned that lesson that they were supposed to
learn in a previous lifetime. So their ego comes back and it becomes
complete when the child is five years old. The ego develops to the
maximum, to the highest by then.
It is then that it is recommended the children start
meditating. Of course, it is hard to sit children down and make them
still to meditate, because there are so many things on their mind to
do, to learn and experience. So that's why it's good to have them
meditate on a walking mantra. Haree Om Shrii Hung, for
instance, or something that keeps them focused on higher things,
while at the same time they learn to discipline their mind, instead
of their mind becoming a wild monkey that jumps all over.
Their chakras, their psychic centers, haven't been
developed completely yet. That is completed around twelve years of
age. That is when formal meditation and spiritual disciplines have
to be started with the children.
Now there are some people who experience a tunnel
that they go through when they leave their body or when they have a
death experience. Some people don't experience any channel. It's a
different personal experience. You could probably say, that the
channel is their ego that they're going through to reach the other
side. There probably wasn't much of an ego with the person who
doesn't experience that channel. They just went right to the light,
on the other side.
Of course, there can also be other explanations of
how that works because every person's psychic experiences are
different. So we should not take other people's experiences as our
own and be uncomfortable if our experience was not completely as
theirs, or feel that because our experience wasn't as theirs,
something is wrong with us or our experience wasn't legitimate. With
your intuition, you are the real judge. Was that legitimate? Did I
really feel or experience such an experience, or am I making it up
just to look good? Some people think it's a kind of prestige to have
that kind of experience, to be a channel, to know this spiritual
person. These are ego trips, that really don't satisfy.
Every individual's experience is that individual's
experience. So we shouldn't be that much concerned about it or feel
awed by it. Everyone has the ability to experience God. This is our
birthright to have this experience because we are a Spirit and God
is a Spirit, we are both the same. If other people have some
experiences, great. If we meditate and purify ourselves and if it is
His Grace, we will have some experience.
Maybe we're not supposed to have any experience.
Maybe we're just supposed to love God as a Spirit and go through
life without any experience. Some people who don't have any
experience are probably even higher than those who have experiences,
because those who have experiences are still in the ethereal level.
They might become bogged down or they might be caught in the
ethereal level and become completely lost.
Those who haven't experienced, when they lay their
head down to go to sleep, they just go to Pure Consciousness. They
wake up in the morning, fresh and happy. They never had any dream or
experience but they slept or died and went to heaven all night. Then
they wake up in the morning born again, just a completely new
person. And they didn't have any experience. So that doesn't mean
they are not higher than those having an experience.
If your experience helps someone else, it's a
message God has given you that helps other people, then you have no
choice but tell them. That's what God wanted. That's the experience
that God gave you. You don't have to run out every day and say, Last
night I had this kind of experience or that kind of experience. So
what? Good for you. It doesn't matter. It's not that important. It
is your individual experience, meditate on it and learn the message!
Again, the universe is not black and white, it is
many different colors. It's a rainbow. Also every color in the
rainbow has infinite shades. So which color is really the color of a
rainbow? Which experience is legitimate and which experience isn't?
Because God is infinite you can experience Him
infinitely. So there are also infinite experiences which many
have with God and that is why we have to rely on our own intuition
and also listen to the Prophets and their words. If we listen to the
Prophets and their words, and create a keen intuition, that is going
to be our guide. Of course, if we find a teacher that also can guide
us to the higher level of consciousness, that's great. That helps
So to answer your question: The ego will be left
behind as we go to Pure Consciousness. But when we return, we take
up our ego to come back to the body. If you had no ego and had to
come back to help others, an artificial ego (karma) will be created
for you so that you will be able to remain in the physical body.
Question: If you went to the higher levels,
where things aren't opposites, would what you were looking for be
the twin flame rather than the soul mate?
Maitreya: If we look at the Scriptures, God laid
this thing out very clearly for humanity. For instance, God created
Adam. Adam was perfect. He was male and female in the same body.
Then God created Eve for him, which was supposed to be his opposite.
She was his soul mate. The soul mate made him eat of the tree of the
knowledge of good and evil, and both fell from Grace and went out of
Also there is another factor most people don't know.
God also made another woman or another person for Adam. This one
wasn't his soul mate, she was his twin flame. The twin flame is the
same as the person, they are very similar to each other. And then
what happened? Seth became their child. Eventually people again
became God-conscious and started following Seth and his teaching.
They created a new humanity.
So there is that attraction between the opposite, of
course. Actually you cannot separate Soul. Soul is one with God
already. You cannot break something that is already one with the
universe, to something that becomes two as soul mates. So Soul in
Essence has no soul mate. It's Pure Consciousness. It's neither male
or female. How can you make something which is neither male nor
female into something male and female? So in the highest level there
is no such thing as soul mate or twin flame.
What really happened was the spirit of Adam which
was male and female, was created into two bodies. Not really created
but the propensities were in two different bodies, as Adam and Eve.
The Soul was two completely different Souls, two different essences.
The twin flame had the same propensity, the same kind of being in
the two bodies. Still the Soul was different.
In our essence we don't have any soul mate or twin
flame. In the spiritual level, the psychic level, we have had
experiences with other people who have been with us, who were
created to be together and become kind of a blending with each
other. So we feel much more comfortable with them in our lifetime.
There's a lesson about Eve. Although she was Adam's
soul mate, she became an obstacle to his spiritual progress. She
tempted him to go against God's Will.
So that's why, although two people might be each
other's soul mate, there are soul mates that sometimes become a
drag, who hold you down from your progress toward higher
consciousness and higher things. The best course is for the couple
to become One with God. Then because they are One with God, they are
In that level, everybody is everybody's soul mate.
Because they are not trying to become one in the physical level
together, but they are One based on God. In this relationship the
couples say: I'm not trying to become one with this person, I'm
trying to become One with God. If I am trying to become One with God
and he/she is trying to become One with God, then we're already One
Soul. So in that level there is no such thing as soul mate or even
twin flame. For in that level everybody can become each other's soul
mate or twin flame, and become One with God.
Instead of putting our attention on each other, we
put our attention on God. Then all these questions will be solved.
Even if they have been together in previous lifetimes, and they have
feelings of closeness because of that, if they concentrate on God,
they still become One much faster than if they concentrate on each
other. So the real soul mate or twin flame is not two people looking
at each other, but looking at God. And they become One.
Question: So then if a couple is looking for
soul mates, opposites, they're looking to learn lessons and they can
expect a lot of turmoil in that relationship?
Maitreya: Yes, actually people who are looking
for a soul mate or a twin flame or someone else are kind of saying,
I'm looking for love. When I'm looking for love it's just like I'm
looking for a house. I don't have a house. Or I'm looking for money,
I don't have any money. It's the same thing. I'm looking for love. I
don't have the love for which I'm looking. So I'm looking and the
other person is also looking because we want to find love in each
Now I find a person who pays attention to me and I
pay attention to him/her. What happens? I take the attention, the
excitement of the first meeting, and I overlook the signs I see in
the beginning. Because I already have all this planned in my mind
that everything should be this way, this way, and this way. He's
going to be nice. He's going to sleep at this time, wake at this
time. Love me this much. Buy me that.
See I have planned everything and I am really
looking forward to find that ideal. I really want such a thing so I
don't see the signs that that person is not really what I'm looking
for. Also the other person has the same thoughts. He has all these
plans that this person is going to be what he thinks she should be.
Also I'm looking for love and you're looking for love. So we don't
I am asking you to give me love that you don't have,
and you are asking me to give you love that I don't have. What
happens? After awhile that initial excitement cools down. And then
what happens? The very dearest, loving person who was closest to
your heart becomes the most terrible person in the universe, because
you didn't find your ideal in him/her.
If I concentrate on God, what does God have? God is
Love. God has Love. I am full of Love. So I can give it to you. I
have a universe of Love in me. So I can give 10,000 people that
If you concentrate on God, you don't draw my energy
and love all the time. If you are one with God, you see those people
who draw the energy and don't give anything. So you avoid those
people, or you put yourself in a bubble of light.
So you don't revere those kind of vampires, who live
on other people's energy. A spiritual person feels that energy going
out. This person is really drawing your energy and he/she doesn't
give any back. It's not good for them either because they take your
energy and misuse it. They don't know how to handle this Love, this
Power, this Energy.
If the other person also concentrates on God, what
happens? He or she is full of Love too. The energy starts flowing
between us. I give Love, you give Love. It's just like the energy
goes on and on. It's something that just never ends. It becomes a
Dance. You don't need to hang onto me or hang onto your partner. You
hang onto God, for God already has everything.
Now our oneness is complete. What you are looking
for, I have. What I am looking for, you have. I really don't need
your love, but I Love you. See that's different. You're not looking
for love because you already have it and I'm not looking for love
because I have it. We concentrate on higher things. That's why we