It's not criticizing if I suggest some things
as ethical behavior for the community, but by following them we
create greater awareness. It's kind of an awareness in you that "not
stretching my legs in front of the person who's respectful or an
elder," brings more respect for yourself too because you become more
disciplined. Your mind becomes keener. You're not "wishy-washy" and
just do every-thing that feels good. There is something that you do
have respect for, you do keep your focus on, instead of, "Whatever
is good for me and I feel good about, I'm going to do it." I don't
think that is the way of God. If that was the way of God, we all
would be in the Garden of Eden with Eve eating from the tree of the
knowledge of good and evil.
What happened to Eve? Eve felt good. The serpent
told her, "You can do whatever you want to." You're going to become
God. Don't worry about it, go ahead and eat of the tree of
knowledge. And she looked and saw, "It looks good. Yeah, let's eat
it." And she ate it. Sometimes what looks good and feels good might
not be good for you!
These things I say are disciplinary things and we
need keener awareness.
Question: We talk a lot about the middle path
here at the
Mission. I'm not sure that I completely understand what that
means. Could you explain further?
Maitreya: Yes. It's just like when you throw a
stone in the water, the water goes down and up, and down and up, and
down and up. It creates waves in the pond (lake, etc). Eventually,
it settles down to be calm water.
That's actually what most of human life is. Human
life goes up and down. Humans fluctuate all the time. They feel good
for a couple of days or a couple of hours, and then they crash for a
couple of hours or a couple of days. Or they want to go ahead and do
a lot of things in their lives, and then if it doesn't happen the
way they planned, they become depressed. "Either I have to have
everything or I'm depressed." Or, "I become completely
undisciplined, or completely rigid."
For instance, a very revolutionary thing happened in
the 1960's. The young generation felt that the old generation was
too strict. They were spending all their time and energy working for
money to have a good life, which they considered as buying a house,
buying cars, etc. And that's when the new generation went the other
way. They said, "No, we don't want to follow any discipline. We
don't want to follow any rules or regulations." So they went far the
other way. See, that is going to the extremes.
The middle path is the path of stillness, the path
of consistency, to be constant, and in this path you don't go to
extremes. If something good happens to you, you know it is temporary
and you enjoy it. You just look through it and see if it's really
from God or from the higher Spirit, then you just take it and enjoy
it as it is. If it isn't good, you don't completely fall to despair,
because still you know that that's temporary and that's not
something to really be concerned about. So you become a constant
That is actually what the yogis try to achieve, a
constant level of consciousness which neither goes too high, nor
goes too low. One day you praise someone to the highest, and the
next day if he or she doesn't give you what you want, you slander
them to nothingness. That's extreme. You don't have to take them
that high, or put them that low. If you are constant, you realize
the Divinity or Beauty in them, and at the same time you realize
their shortcomings. When they are good and they exalt you, you know
it is temporary. When they don't exalt you, still you know that's
temporary. So the middle path is the path of consistency, the path
of being still.
That is what God is. God says, "Be still and know I
am God." And in that still mind everything is just a passing event.
This state has been likened to: you're staying at the top of a
bridge and the life is like a river, it's coming and going
underneath. So you are really not changing. It is the time and the
life that is changing as likened to the water. In a sense you become
the witness entity of the life. You look at it as just some scene,
it's just a play. It comes and goes, and you laugh at how the
players are becoming so involved in it. They are playing the life as
real, and they are very serious about it. They feel that is really
it, and so they play ego trip games in this life. But in the
constant mind there's no play, no games, because you are no longer
the player. Actually if you want to play, you are the best player in
the game because you know exactly what is happening.
It is just like watching a football game on
television. The person who watches the game knows better what is
going on than the people who play in the game. You know exactly
where every player is because you are sitting back and looking at
it. But the players themselves don't. Each person is concerned with,
"What is in front of me? Who am I going to give the ball to? Can I
throw the ball now or wait?"
But the person sitting back can say, "Hey, don't
throw the ball now because the other person will get in front of
you, etc." The person who is in the play is very serious, that play
is very serious to him. Even some of the people who watch the play
become very serious about it. They really become a part of the play.
But the person who just watches unattached says, "Hey, this is just
a play. Don't become upset about it." Some people become absolutely
absorbed in the play. If their team doesn't win they become really
angry and upset.
But consistency is when your mind becomes still in
Question: When I'm watching that play going on,
there are times when I feel like I want to guide. See my problem is
that sometimes I get upset when I'm trying to guide, because I want
to help and improve someone else. What can I do instead? I mean,
what is the way of handling that to help someone learn something but
not getting into it to where I get myself upset?
Maitreya: Well, first of all the person you want
to help has to want the help. You can't help someone who doesn't
Question: I'm speaking about children right now,
the two year olds.
Maitreya: I see, the two year olds. If you
become angry or upset, it means that you are not in that calm mind
yet. As long as you're not in that calm mind, you cannot guide. When
you are in that calm mind you don't become upset.
That is the goal of meditation. The goal of
meditation, fasting, chanting, dancing, and all these things is to
still your mind. What happens with chanting? Chanting stills the
mind, eventually, when you do it for a long time. When you're that
still mind, you don't become upset. Of course, it's easier to say
There was a yogi who meditated on the top of the
mountain for ten years without coming down the mountain. So he felt
he was a great yogi. Eventually one day, he had to come down the
mountain. He had to go to the market. Someone pushed him a little
bit and he became very angry. He pushed him away from himself and
said, "What are you doing, I'm a great yogi, don't you realize
that?" And the man who was pushing him said, "If you're a great
yogi, why is this anger coming from you?" Then he realized, "Wow,
I've been wasting my time for ten years!" He hadn't realized
anything because he still didn't have that calm mind of the yogi.
In that sense you have to watch yourself. If you are
in a good state of mind, the children will pick this up. They will
do what you want them to do. If you are not, they won't. Actually
children are the best Gurus, the best teachers there are, because
they are so pure in Spirit that they feel you. If you are in that
still state of mind they do what-ever you want them to do because
they trust you, they know that what you say is true and good. Yet
you can yell at them and tell them that you want to discipline them
according to your standards and they might not listen. The question
is, are your standards pure enough? Do you really completely know
what you're doing, to tell a child what to do and what not to do? If
you do, that child knows it very, very simply. They feel your love
and your depth, and if it is Truth, they comply.
Question: It's happened many times when you give
Satsang and since you started the Mission that you were asked
questions about healing. But always a different approach to healing
or a different way to see it or to try to understand it, was
explained. Again I have received a couple of letters, and a specific
letter still asking me about healing and where to find it in the Mission, and which a previous Satsang speaks about. So I
introduce my question this way to get deeper on many levels of that
subject and more about self-healing.
When you come in touch with the Mission in
the beginning, first you discover that in THOTH there
was supposed to be a healing center in the
Temple. Then after that it seemed it changed and the healing
center is not going to be in the
but somewhere else close to the community. But how can there be a
healing center if you have to heal yourself? Now if we could go into
more detail about healing, for I'm trying to clarify the subject in
such a way that this Satsang is going to help many people along with
the other Satsangs there are on the different parts of this subject.
First of all, why do human beings get sick, get
disease or illness? How come it happens to the human being in the
creation? When did it start, in the creation and history that man
began to have disease?
Maitreya: Well, to answer your question about
many people who have questions about healing, this Mission
didn't start as a healing mission. It didn't start as, "I am a
healer so everyone come here, I will heal them." It started as
The Plan, as THOTH, as unification of all
religions of the world. But as it evolved we heard a lot of people
asking about healing. They wanted to ask that kind of question.
So, it really is not the priority in the
of Maitreya, what the healing is and what the healing process
is. Therefore, the concentration in this lifetime is not physical,
personal healing. But unfortunately, or fortunately, a lot of people
are very interested in this topic, they are interested in healing.
And as Christ said, "If I can do it, so can you," or, "If you have
the faith of a mustard seed you can do many great things." So, right
now, before I say anything about healing, let everyone know this is
not a personal healing mission.
Actually I was thinking tonight about, what is the
criteria to come and join the Mission? It sounds like there
are two different kinds of people who come to the Mission:
One, are those who come to hear me and go away, and the others are
those who come here and want to do the Mission.
Those who want to come and hear me, it seems like
most of them want to come here and be healed right away. And then
they say, "Well, I was healed, or I was not healed." They really are
not interested in the Word of God, The Plan, the unification
of the religions, Communities of Light, creation of the
hierarchy on earth and all those things. It is a very self-centered
approach to something which is greater than any religion or
revelation that has come to humanity for the last 12,000 years. And
that saddens me, because such a great Mission is here and we
can heal the whole earth together. Then they have just to think
about themselves and say, "Are you going to heal me or not?" See?
So the guideline for the people coming here actually
is to tell them,
If you're coming here to be healed, don't come. If you're coming
to hear the Word of God and the Will of God, then come. That is
for the people who just want to come here, hear, and go away. We are
talking about God and His Will, how we can unify humanity, and how
we can create the Communities of Light. In the Communities
of Light then people can heal themselves. They don't need me to
heal them. God is with them. Is God with me? God is with you.
For the other people who come here to stay and help
Mission, the other guideline is, Take care of your
problems first before coming to the Mission, because we want you
here to do the Mission. We don't need problems, we need
solutions. If you still have a lot of problems, don't come. As Meher
Baba said, "Come to me when you're happy." If you're not happy don't
come to me. Just take care of your unhappiness, take care of your
business, take care of your problems. When you don't have any
problems then come to the Mission, because this is the Mission to solve the problems of earth, not your individual
problem(s). We have a lot to be done and we don't need to add to the
problems we already have here. We want to get rid of some of these
problems, not add to them.
So it seems we have answered the question of healing
many, many times and the conclusion always was, you have to learn
how to heal yourself. We are not here this lifetime to give
individual healing but we are here to heal the earth. If
we heal the earth, then everyone can heal themselves.
The disease in humanity relates to their karma,
relates to the problems they have created for themselves in this
lifetime, the previous lifetime, many lifetimes. So they need an
environment where they can get rid of those karmas.
What good did it do that Christ healed them?
Eventually he realized that the unclean spirit goes, finds seven
more and comes back, and the last state of the man is worse than he
was before (Math. 12:45 and Luke 11:26). So Christ learned that
lesson very well in that lifetime. That's why when Muhammad came, he
never healed anyone. But still he created a great religion of the
world. Or Moses didn't heal anyone. Or Joshua didn't heal anyone. So
this healing is still carried on in the Christian world,
Christendom. It seems that it is in Christendom that healing is very
It is not that important in the Jewish faith, or in
the Islamic faith, or in the Hindu faith. The reason for it is that
Christians always refer to the fact that Christ healed people. But
we have to understand that he also eventually realized that he
didn't help the person. That person's state became worse than
before, because that person did not want to meditate. That person
did not want to realize what he had done in previous lifetimes. He
Repentance is the beginning of healing. If they
want to heal themselves they have to start to repent, they have to
start to see that what they do is affecting themselves and others.
That is karma. That is the beginning of creating bad reactions.
If you want to heal yourself, just kneel down, go to
God with a humble heart, repent, meditate, and ask Him for
forgiveness, and you will see, you will start healing yourself.
Question: This explains your point of view and
the point of view of the Mission on the healing, it is clear
from this. But I don't know if it's going to answer the questions
that many people have on healing. Sometimes they are very sick, and
they come and ask those questions. Also, even if you say that, you
that there is going to be a healing center in the Temple.
Maitreya: Alright, about the healing center.
There is help. There are tools or aids. There are some processes
that can help the healing of the people. For instance, different
colors of light have different effects on the psychic energy, or
crystals have the ability to withdraw the negative forces because
crystals are solidified ether. Ether is where the karmas dissolve
into. So when you work with crystals, colors, and all those things,
it helps you to get rid of some of the very shallow negativity, not
They really take care of the negativity you pick up
in this body, not in your spirit, not the karmas. Karmas don't go
away with crystals or colors or all the things that a lot of people
use to heal themselves or others. They just take the negativity that
we pick up in our day-to-day lives. When we go outside into the
world we pick up a lot of negative energy from the environment that
we are in.
That is why the yogis used to go to the mountains,
so they could be away from all that negativity. These tools as
mentioned can help a person to get rid of those negativities so they
can at least meditate better. So when we say, healing center, it
doesn't mean healing center that heals you to the core of your
spirit. It is an assistance. It assists you in your healing process
but it is eventually you who should do it.
Also when you do healing, it's possible that one
person heals another. I don't say that it's not possible. But that
person who is healed has not learned how to heal himself or herself.
It won't help the person who is healed very much, because that
spirit is still going to come back. The last state of the person
might even become worse than it was before. That's why we're not
recommending that people heal one another.
Also, when you heal someone, you push the unclean
spirit out of that person. If you do it in the Temple, what
you are doing is really releasing a lot of negativity and unclean
spirits in the Temple. We are trying to clean the
as much as possible and create a much better environment, so when
the people go there they can get rid of their shallow negativities.
So with all these reasons we decided that a healing center shouldn't
be in the Temple. But if people want to create places where
they can heal themselves, being helped a little bit in the process,
it can be done somewhere else. For instance, these topics can also
be studied -- What is the effect of the lights? What is the effect
of the crystals? If someone finds something that helps other people,
that would be fine, but it will not heal them completely. It is very
I have seen people who have devised a lot of ways to
feel good. For instance, there are -- I don't know if you have heard
about them -- lights like glasses that you put on your eyes and in
15 minutes they say it's just like meditating for years or hours,
etc. Of course, it's exaggerated, but go and see if the people who
use them really have the peace of God. Have they really been healed?
Those things are very temporary things.
It's just like taking a hot bath. A hot bath relaxes
you. But two hours later you are the same person, all the spirit,
all those negativities, and all those anxieties are back. It's not
something that's constant (still mind). It's not the middle path. It
doesn't take you to the middle path.
See, we have to be observant. We have to be really
meditative about all these things that we are told. A lot of people
jump on the bandwagon, and then they say, "Oh, it didn't work." They
followed another fashion, and again another fashion, and another
fashion. Now just imagine what happened in the last seven or eight
years. So many different ways or fashions or beliefs came in and
went away. There are fashionable spiritual followings but the
fashions are very short-lived. They don't live long.
However, the true Spirit lives for thousands of
years, just like when Christ comes and his energy goes on for
thousands of years. That wasn't a fashion. It was from the Spirit of
But if you're going to rebirthing, to the floating
tanks, to all those things that came for the last couple of years,
all of them became the ultimate spiritual experience and six months
to one year later, where are they? Where are those floating tanks?
Not very many are using them. Now everyone uses those glasses. So it
was temporary. If it was permanent it would have stayed.
Question: So what you were just giving is to
take out the shallow negativities of this body in this lifetime.
What about the food, fasting, or the colon irrigation? Are they also
just for this part? Even the air, or good water or all of this part
is all for the shallow negativities of this body in this lifetime?
Maitreya: Yes, because you see, the body is like
an antenna. What you see on the tube of the television is not the
tube itself. There is something, some electricity, some picture that
comes into the television that you can see. But the television has
to be in good working condition in order to show you the best
picture it can.
Now, the body is the same way. The body is like a
tube. It is not the spirit, and/or the Soul, but in order for the
Spirit to manifest Itself to the highest level, this vessel has to
be in the best shape. If it is in the best shape then it can
manifest greater Spirit. All this good water, good air, exercise,
meditation, yoga, fasting, dancing, chanting, all of these things
(of course, chanting probably also goes with the Spirit), which are
done physically, are to make this physical body a good antenna.
Question: Some people say there are four kinds
of diseases, usually, physical, emotional, mental and spiritual. So
you are speaking more about those physical in this lifetime and a
few ways to take care of them. As for mental, I remember that you
did a Satsang on this one also. But emotional, I don't hear so much
about it, and spiritual, it's more a karmic aspect or what?
Maitreya: Right, some people distinguish between
emotional and spiritual, or mental and emotional. Emotions really
are the impure psychic centers which are really spirit. You don't
have emotional problems if you don't have any spiritual problems.
When the spirit is not grown enough, when it has not reached to the
highest level possible, there are emotional problems. Emotional
problems are the result of the immaturity of the spirit. An immature
person is emotional. A mature person cannot be emotional because his
maturity will carry him over every situation. In that sense he or
she doesn't need to become emotional. She or he evaluates the
situation, looks at it and then decides how to act in that
situation. So that problem never arises. An emotional problem is
really a spiritual problem.
A mental problem, of course, is related to mental
activity. It can be physical, like brain damage. So again your
antenna is not receiving all the messages that it should receive.
Just like on television, if one part of the television doesn't work
properly, you won't receive anything on your tube because there is
something damaged. And there are mental problems which have nothing
to do with the brain itself that are also spiritual. That is when,
again, that person has been caught in one level of the psychic
centers, called chakras. Also physically they are fit but mentally
they cannot function.
Question: They are the ones also, you said once,
that kept all the negativity of a small town and sometimes they are
Maitreya: Right, they call them Majzob in the
East. They are crazy but they are not violent. They are crazy about
God. They are absorbed into the Spirit and they usually are very
beautiful. They might seem crazy, but they really are picking up a
lot of negativity from the community. If those people weren't there,
that community would have received much more negativity. Probably,
it's just a thought, maybe that's why we have so many problems in
the western society right now, like burglary. The communities are
experiencing so many burglaries and crime is rising, maybe because
we lock up those crazy people somewhere else in institutions. It is
just a thought, it might not be completely true but if they were
around the community, and the community was compassionate enough to
love them and take care of them, that compassion and love that they
bring to him or her would be multiplied to the rest of the
community. So sometimes we feel we are curing one problem, and we
create many others.
Question: You spoke a little bit about psychic
centers, the chakras. In every kind of disease is there a relation
with the chakras, or is there more percentage when it's physical or
mental or spiritual, or it depends? Is there always a relation
between the purity of the psychic centers and disease?
Maitreya: Not necessarily. For instance, if you
cut your hand, that is completely physical. That has nothing to do
with the chakras. You chopped your hand off and that is a purely
physical problem, or if you smashed your hand and destroyed
something, or your kidneys are gone and the reason is, for instance,
that they became infected. But if it's not purely physical usually
it has a spiritual base. That's right.
Question: The chakra is in relation with a more
Maitreya: Chakras are the spirit. Of course,
there is an exaggeration about them. We see in Eastern drawings,
they draw centers which grow and cover the whole universe, etc. Just
like any other religion whose followers exaggerated about it, there
is some exaggeration about chakras. But they exist, they are true.
And if the energy becomes caught in the lower chakras, then the
disease will easily overtake you, because the energy becomes stalled
there, just like water that is no longer flowing in the river. What
happens to a small pond? It becomes smelly and starts getting
spoiled. It is the same thing that happens to the energy. If the
energy is stalled in the lower chakras they become dirty, spoiled
and easily create diseases.
Question: What about all the doctors,
physicians, hospitals and all the drugs, I mean the medicines that
the people are using for themselves? Everyone, actually almost
everyone, is using these. What is the relation with this and what
you propose as self-healing in all those things? Because even if
they get to the hospital and see a doctor, they're going to get sick
again. They just go for the physical body. So what do you have to
say on this?
Maitreya: Even before the doctors and all this
doctor community was created, there were people who were very
familiar with the different drugs and different herbs, who could
give you some different herbs to help you. So really the whole
doctor profession, study and education comes from that base of the
medicine men of the past. We have herbs, we have plants, and we have
different chemicals in the universe which affect different parts of
the human physical and mental body.
Just like drugs, when someone takes drugs, their
mental activity increases. And they open some parts of themselves
which usually they couldn't have done. So in a sense, everything is
Spirit, everything is spiritual. Because everything is Spirit,
Spirit has manifested Itself in different planes, in different
levels. And because It's manifested in some plants in some level of
consciousness, that plant also affects that level of consciousness
or physical body, or mental body, or emotional, etc. So the whole
thing is interrelated. When the doctors or the laboratories discover
a drug that affects a part of the human, that is what they are
doing. They are really discovering what level of consciousness that
drug affects a person. But the problem is also to affect that level
of consciousness, it might have side effects. As I said, they cure
one problem but they create others.
Another reason the people are sick and go to the
doctors (and they have to spend millions of dollars, and such a huge
budget is going toward this problem) is because the people don't
know how to heal themselves. They don't eat properly. They don't
drink right. They don't take care of themselves. They don't have
time. They drink a lot of coffee, and eat a lot of chocolate, and
work the whole day without any real rest. In order to keep up with
this kind of working schedule, they have to drink more coffee and
eat more chocolate, so after awhile they can't live without coffee
and chocolate, etc. Then the whole society becomes coffee, chocolate
consciousness. And they get diseases, of course.
Question: So all the pharmaceutical industry,
all the diseases of humanity, all the hospitals and doctors, in a
way this is what we want to heal because it means the people are
very sick, the humanity is very sick? So many hospitals, so many
doctors, so many drugs play with the life of the people. For myself,
it seems that the physicians, nowadays, are the new priests, because
they say to the people, "Do this, Do that, Take this drug." The
people go there and they tell all their problems to the doctor
instead of going like before to the priest. In fact they trust them.
It seems that it's really an important problem that means that
humanity is sick and it needs to be healed?
Maitreya: Actually, the highest level of
alcoholism is among doctors. The reason they become alcoholics is
because they have to deal with the life and death of the people, and
deeply inside themselves they know that they don't know everything.
So their consciousness is always fighting with them to play God, and
at the same time know that they are not God. It is a very, very
demanding situation that they put themselves in. But if they don't
play God then the people won't trust them. So they are in such a
We know that this health problem and health
institutions are probably one of the biggest industries in the
western world. Now we'll say, "OK, let's cure people so they don't
have to go to the doctor." But that will not cure the problem.
Communities of Light cure the problem.
When the people live together and share, when they
don't need to go through that kind of pressure from the external
world, and when they eventually learn how to heal themselves -- and
as they learn more to help themselves and create a calmer, nicer,
more beautiful, more one and respectful environment for each other
and they have better food, better water, a better environment --
they won't need to go to the doctors as much.
Even in those communities eventually people who have
been born to learn about these drugs and healing can help others to
heal themselves. Not in a sense that they completely heal you, that
you don't have to do anything else, but they can give you a good
herb, a good mental help, they can just sit and talk with you. That
is healing. If you need someone to talk to, there is someone to talk
with. They can just sit and talk with that person. Not having
someone to talk to is a part of the disease of the West.
It is not a healthy environment to have two people
living in one house who hate each other because they know each
other's shortcomings so well, and also because both of their minds
have been polluted, working out there. Both of them have to work out
there and when they come home both need someone to talk to. He needs
some attention, something to get rid of his negativities. She needs
some attention to get rid of her negativities. Again we get to the
same point that none of them has the love or energy to give to the
other. What happens? They're completely separate. Living in such an
environment, one house here, one house there, each with only one or
two people, that is diseaseful. That creates a lot of energy
blockage in you. That kind of situation is not healthy or humane.
So again we return to the Communities of Light.
We return to create environments that people live more naturally,
like humans have to live. Then this will help everyone heal
themselves. All those organizations which have become so big because
of the system we have created, the way of life we have created,
what's going to happen to them? Gone!
Question: OK, just to finish with this, when
someone is going to die, an accident or something like this, and a
doctor gives him a few pills, or the right treatment to save his
life, is this kind of act alright? I mean, this person is maybe
going to be saved and going to come back to life again, but was it
right to do it, when it's a case of an emergency?
Maitreya: You mean come to life or you mean put
them on the life-saver machine?
Question: No, come back to life again. You know
sometimes you just need to be there at the right time and you give
the right things, do the right things and this person is saved. Or
can you be there and do nothing because he has to heal himself?
Maitreya: But again we are talking about the
hospital, we're talking about doctors in this system that we are
working with now. OK. That again would create higher insurance
costs, higher expenses, bigger and more problems for the people who
have to support this kind of activity. But in the Communities of
Light or in the environment that we're trying to create, if we
had an emergency, we can help that person with the medicine, with
the herbs, with whatever we know. At the same time it won't be that
much of a burden on the society.
Question: Alright, that is when there will be
Communities of Light but right now there's no community. There's
one starting but right now all over the world there are no Communities of Light.
So is it right to do it for these people?
Maitreya: When there's an emergency, you have to
do the best you can. After you do your best, whatever happens is up
to God. So if there is a possibility for a person to be treated and
get well, we can suppose that the whole thing was a set-up of God
for a purpose or for a reason, so that person could learn something,
leave his or her body and come back to tell other people what
happened to them, etc. And so we have to do our best in that
situation. What that best is depends on the people involved in that
Question: OK, just to finish with this aspect.
Like acupuncture and working on the energy in the body, is it in
relation also with the crystals or lights you spoke of? Is it just a
shallow negativity of the physical body in this lifetime also that
you're working on?
Maitreya: That's right. Again acupuncture is a
kind of opening of the energy blockage. It opens those places that
have been blocked. But the person himself eventually has to overcome
the negativities himself or herself. See acupuncture doesn't heal
your emotional problems. It doesn't heal your spiritual problems. It
heals your physical problems because it opens the flow of energy in
your body. Those problems can be helped on the physical level. That
is what the healing center can be called. It is on the physical
level that you can help another person to get rid of some of the
negativity that they pick up from the earth, which creates the
Question: Is it right to say that usually each
kind of disease, like cancer or AIDS or other kinds, have the same
cause or the same origin for the people? They pass in the same
pitfall and they fall there and this is why they came back in this
lifetime, so they can have this kind of disease? Or is it always
different for everyone? The cause of cancer for example, because
that's a very big one, also because of all the people who get
cancer, is it for the same karmic reason? Or is it all for different
reasons, or is there a principle line you can see that usually it's
for this kind of reason that before they did this and today they
have this? Because there's much information coming out now on this
aspect, on all the diseases with the karmic and spiritual
explanations. Is it right to say that, or can it be very different
from one person to another that we cannot say anything about that?
Maitreya: The question is what good does it do
if you categorize those things, what relates to what karma?
Question: But when you know which kind of cause,
maybe, a cause as to why you have cancer, maybe it can help you to
heal it more deeply?
Maitreya: I don't think so. I don't think if you
know just what the cause is, because someone else said what the
cause is, that it will help you to heal yourself. But if you realize
in your meditation what the cause of your disease is because of
something you did in the previous lifetime, then you can heal
yourself. Even sometimes you don't need to know what the cause is.
If you keep the consciousness, the Spirit in the Light, eventually
these things will be healed by themselves without you even knowing
what the cause was. The most important thing is that you learn your
Through your meditation, through your contemplation,
through your deep realizations, you learn that some of your actions,
habits, etc, are no good, especially if you look at the pattern of
your life. You will see that, "I always get myself in this kind of
trouble. This is the pattern of my life. No matter where I am put,
eventually I'm going to end up this way. What is this?" Then if you
do that, after awhile you see there is a pattern involved. No matter
what situation you were in, that eventually happened to you. That
negativity has nothing to do with anyone else, that is you who are
carrying it with you. That is you who has created this kind of
When you break that pattern, that's a part of the
meditation. Not having any pattern in your life, you will be
flexible all the time. You don't have to follow a special pattern.
So those patterns are what we have created our lives around and if
we can break them, then we can heal ourselves.
So the cause is not that important in that
situation, because the cause is really there to learn the lesson.
The reason you created bad karma, the cause of the bad karma, is
that you didn't follow God's Laws. That is the real cause. If you
learn what the cause is, in that essence then you will learn your
But if you say, "All the cancer is caused by such
and such karmas these people did in previous lifetimes," that
doesn't give you that much of a realization. It's very general. And
that might not be the truth. It might have been truth for that
person who realized that he or she has cancer because of things she
or he did some lifetime ago. But again, that is his or her
realization, that is not going to be there for everyone.
Question: Can we say there is a relation between
those healing centers where you can assist the people to heal
themselves, the order of Enoch or Science based on Spirit or maybe
the Michael order, and also was it a bit like this before in
Atlantis because they said there were healing temples there?
Maitreya: There is always a relationship between
physical, mental and spiritual; tama, raja, satva; Enoch, Michael,
Gabriel, etc. They are completely interrelated. Of course, energy is
raja. When you do acupuncture you're really releasing the energy,
raja guna, flowing in your body to higher chakras, to higher
centers. Acupuncture just breaks that blockage which blocks the flow
of the energy.
So if you are working with the energy of the body,
you are working with the raja guna, you're working with the Michael
energy. If you're working with the physical body alone, for instance
surgery is almost a purely physical thing, you take this part of the
organ and put it somewhere else. That is completely physical. So
that is kind of a tama energy, tama surgery. Science based on Spirit
works to realize the physical aspect in the universe based on
Spirit. If you can spiritually help some people, then that is
spiritual help and that is the highest of the three.
That is what we're trying to do here.
of Light and the creation of the Communities of Light are
spiritual because we're creating an environment to let the people
reach the highest level possible, or to their Spirit, and so this is
the highest level of healing that we are doing here. That's why you
have to tell everyone to bring their consciousness higher, from
their physical or mental healing to realize we need healing for the
whole earth. And that is done through the Communities of Light.
Question: I hope this is going to help a lot of
people. These answers on this subject will be clearer for a lot of
people because we're going to have it on paper. Always focus on God
is one of the answers on this.
This is a question that is not really direct from
this subject of healing but it's in relation to this subject.
Sometimes I have in my mind what's the difference
between immortality and eternity. It seems sometimes that we think
of immortality more in relation with the physical body but maybe
also there's immortality in another way than the physical body.
Anyway if you're immortal, your physical body is always there? So
what's the difference between immortality and eternity?
Maitreya: OK. Everything is immortal. They have
never been created. They can never be destroyed. God is not like me
and you that if we need something we run to the grocery store close
by, or a couple of blocks from here. Everything is God. So It has
been here forever and It's going to be here forever. He created
everything from Himself, that has already been there. He cannot say,
"Create something besides the three gunas." There are only three
creative forces in the universe and the consciousness. And they have
been there, they are there, they're going to be there forever. That
is, they are immortal. That means they are never going to be
Question: You are speaking about immortality
right now, not eternity?
Maitreya: Yes. So immortality means something
that lives forever. Lives! Eternity means, never ends. Almost the
same thing, isn't it? Immortality and eternity. But eternity also
can be related to higher levels of consciousness. You reach eternity
when you are in Pure Consciousness. In eternity you have the
awareness of your immortality. But in your immortality you might not
have the awareness of eternity.
Question: Is it the sixth and the seventh levels
Maitreya: Exactly. In the sixth and the seventh
levels you realize that everything is God. It's never going to be
destroyed. It never has been created. So that is immortal. It's
never going to be destroyed, it's going to be here forever. And
eternity, if you want to differentiate it from immortality, is when
you have the higher awareness of immortality.
Question: And our Soul is immortal or eternal,
or our Soul is eternal and our spirit is immortal?
Maitreya: Then again that is two different
definitions people have for the Soul and spirit. Some people use
them interchangeably, no difference between them. We do
Soul is your Essence, is what you are. It's one with
God, It's already in Pure Consciousness, It's already one with God.
Spirit is the vehicle that connects the Soul to the physical body.
You can say that is the ethereal body that we call spirit.
So in a sense, Soul doesn't need to reach Pure
Consciousness, it has to realize that it is in Pure Consciousness.
If it separates Itself from God, it's an illusion. That's what Maya
is. Maya is the illusion of separation from God. The Soul is
already one with God, there is no illusion for the Soul in Its
highest and purest Essence.
Just like, again, the television and the picture. If
the picture would think it's the tube, if it had consciousness, then
it falls to the Maya. When the Soul has the illusion of separation
because of the crudification of it to identify Itself as the
physical body, it has the illusion of separation. The separation
really doesn't exist. You are never separated from God. Never! "Oh,
God, where are you? I am in such trouble, where are you?" He's
already there. That is the illusion of the crudified Soul
(identifies Itself as body), that thinks you're separated.
The Spirit, of course, is used to connect the
physical body to the Soul and that is actually where the psychic
centers are. They are the ethereal body. The ethereal body, physical
body, everything else is immortal, it never dies. It changes from
one level to another. The physical body dies but it becomes what?
Dust. It's not destroyed, it just changes its form. But the Essence,
of course, is completely unchangeable. The Soul or God, Pure
Consciousness doesn't change.
You can go back to the same questions of, "What is
the middle path?" It's Pure Consciousness because consciousness
never changes. If your emotions go up and then down, you are still
in the ethereal level, you are affected with it.
Question: Sometimes at night I feel a very
loving presence or entity just above my physical body and sometimes
I just feel love permeating me. When the love is present is it
always from God? I guess that's kind of a silly question because
everything is God. But OK could you explain what I am tuning into
when this happens to me?
Maitreya: What do you think it is? [Silence]
That is your Higher Self. That's what you really want to be. That is
your Essence which permeates Love and is beautiful. That is what God
Loves about you. He tolerates your problems and what you are now,
because He wants to take you to be that Love. And that's what all of
us have to become, the Essence that is. Isn't it beautiful? Isn't it
wonderful? Isn't it wonderful to know everything at the same time?
Isn't that the Love which is so incredible, beyond understanding?
That is what God wants you to become.