Maitreya: It seems we are all trying to contribute to Satsang. This is not
what Satsang is supposed to be. So let's understand what Satsang
Satsang is a Sanskrit word. In other languages they
probably have other similar names for it such as "discourse" in
English. A person who is recognized in the community as a clear
channel, or a fairly clear channel at least, will come to a group
willing to participate in the Satsang.
Usually it's very spontaneous. It happens when the
spirit of this person moves and becomes a pure channel for God. The
discourse just comes out to reveal truth that was in the spirit of
the audience. The audience has a consciousness of its own. Usually
that consciousness produces a collective energy which has questions
that we want to open up to and be answered.
The person who gives the Satsang is supposed to be
clear enough to connect with the higher spirit for the group. It's
not a discussion group, that everybody participates in the
discussion. It's not a forum, that everybody has their opinions,
ideas and become different channels for different energies. It's one
person, focused on the collective mind of the group.
So he or she becomes the channel for that energy, in
that time. And he spontaneously starts the Satsang and speaks the
Satsangs out. Usually the group meditates in their own spirit and
they feel the effect of the Satsang or the discourse in their own
spirit. A lot of questions are usually answered in this way.
That's a good explanation. I just wanted all of us
to know what Satsang means. If we start a discussion, we can call
that something else. We can make it a discussion group, which is
fine. That's another way of communicating or discussing things.
Satsang is not a discussion group. It's not a forum.
The whole idea is that one person channels for the group, the group
meditates and will receive answers in their spirit. Satsang is like
a golden key, it opens doors that remain in the Spirit.
Question: When is this war between Iraq and Iran
going to end?
Maitreya: Of course, it's very understandable
that she's concerned about this war. She is living where this war
is. It's probably very hard for us to understand the effect of that
war on the lives in that country. If we are in the middle of the
war, our views would be very limited. We would feel the effect of
If we were there, we would see people suffering. The
people don't have enough food to eat. The people have to struggle
for their mere necessities. It's very easy for us to just walk in
the store here and have whatever we want. It's pretty hard for us to
imagine waiting probably a couple of hours to buy a chicken or
vegetables. Or the price of everything starts skyrocketing every
couple of weeks, and things like that.
When you're in that situation, you don't have the
whole picture of what's happening. The only thing you are really
concerned with is, when is the next meal coming? Are we going to be
bombed tomorrow? Is it going to be my house next time, or my
neighbor's house next week? What's going to happen?
It goes back to the story I told last week, about
the soldier and the general. When you fight on the front of the
battlefield, on the firing lines, what you see is the enemy --
probably a few of them. When you are the person who runs all the
platoons, you have a bigger view. This goes on and on until you come
to the general.
He's sitting in his room and knows everything
happening in all parts of the battle. So to understand this war, we
have to see the way God looks at it.
It has been prophesied that eventually there's going
to be two camps on earth. The very name Persia, which is the old
name of Iran, has been clearly given in the prophecies (Ezek.
28-30). It's the only country whose name is completely clear to us.
Older names are given for other countries in the prophecy. If you
want to know which country it's talking about, you have to study the
old history or geography.
So the only country's name which is clearly
indicated is Persia -- Iran. And Iran is fighting with Iraq.
Actually, it was Iraq who attacked Iran and then this war started.
Now Iraq says, Let's make peace and Iran says, No. Now they've
reached a point that the West feels they have to, if not support
Iraq, at least help them not to lose the war.
By doing that, they are pushing Iran toward Russia.
They're pushing the events, creating the fulfillment of those
prophecies in Ezekiel. So we can see that many prophecies have been
fulfilled but now everything is accelerating.
If Iran doesn't completely become a communist
country, it will eventually become part of the Russian camp. And
that prophecy is clear. It says that Iran, Syria, Libya and many
countries in the Far East including India and China will be in that
camp. That also relates exactly with the prophecy that reveals that
millions of millions of soldiers will be in this last clash of
I know a lot of people probably don't like to think
about this prophecy coming true. A lot of people say, "Armageddon
has been cancelled because of low participants". I hope it's true,
for we wish "good will thinking" to come true. Yet, again, God
showed us that He has already given a lot of prophecies and they
have been fulfilled, like the prophecies in Daniel. In THOTH,
it has been clearly explained how they have been fulfilled so far.
We are now in the last phase of the fulfillment of
all the karma that humanity has created the last 12,000 years. Now
is the time of complete clearance -- clearing these karmas.
Of course, if everyone listened to us tomorrow, we
could come together and create the Kingdom. We brought, according to
many people who read THOTH, "The greatest revelation
that ever came to earth."
The prophecy of the teaching that will bring unity
to all religions of the world is fulfilled. It has given the system
to bring the Kingdom on Earth. Still people won't participate. They
won't join because they say, No, I have my own illusion. I have my
own idea. I am a channel of this entity or I am a channel of that
person. Or I have my children. I have my wife. I have my husband, my
wedding, my mortgage to pay...
Just like 2,000 years ago, Jesus (Esa) said, Come to
the wedding and participate. They said, No, we have our own things
to do. They didn't want to listen. They even crucified Him. Yet,
could they stop His Mission? No, they couldn't stop His Mission. He
went on and it manifested itself anyway.
Some people say, If Esa comes this time, we're not
going to do the same thing. Here we have brought this teaching that
has given all the answers and then we receive a letter, "No man has
all the answers." We are not presenting a man. We are presenting the
Father. We present God. God has all the answers. He knows how all
this should be.
Just like in the time of Muhammed. They looked at
him as a person -- he walks, he talks, he sits, he sleeps, he eats
-- so how can it be? How can he, a person, have all the answers? How
can he become a Prophet of God?
Muhammed said, God never sent any Prophet who didn't
speak, eat, talk or walk. It is the same thing. We have these
problems. So humans have their own concepts of all these problems
and they don't want to give in to a new idea or the answer to these
That is why they have to go through these
purifications, so they come to this conclusion, Yes, this is the
answer. If something happens in the Middle East, it affects the
United States. If something happens in South America, it affects
Asia. Whatever happens in South Africa affects Australia.
The earth right now is so interconnected. It's not
like separated countries and nations that you have nothing to do
with. So we can see that this interconnectedness will be realized in
even greater degree through these purifications, through this
Probably a million people -- one million people --
have died in seven years of war between Iran and Iraq. It is
terrible. It shouldn't even have happened. Why has it happened?
Because there is narrowness of interest. Everybody says, Me, Me, Me.
And that does not bring the Kingdom. If everybody says, Me, it won't
happen. If everybody says, No, it is one Earth, it is One God and we
are all His children, then we can share the universe together.
We have to come to the conclusion that we have to
share together, really share and praise the Lord for the bounty He
has provided for us. But humanity is not there yet. They still have
the narrowness of interest and each country, nation and person wants
to protect their own interest. This probably was possible in the
past when there was not such an interconnectedness between nations.
Just like, in the past there were tribes. These
tribes had fights with each other all the time. Eventually the head
of this tribe and the head of that tribe started to realize that if
they come together with cooperation, they could have even greater
prosperity. Eventually, that tribe's son married this tribe's
daughter and they became friends. They came together and became a
greater tribe with greater prosperity. As it continued, nations
started forming and the same thing happened between nations -- they
Now even nations are no longer enough. We will have
greater prosperity, oneness and standard of living on the earth if
we cooperate with one another. If we understand that as we cooperate
and open ourselves to God, God will provide even greater bounty for
We though are still in the narrowness of the mind.
That is why the bounty is being kept from humanity. After humanity
opens itself up, we will see there is greater bounty in the universe
than humanity ever could imagine.
So the answer to the question, When is this war
going to finish? When humanity accepts the Kingdom, our teaching and
the coming of the Golden Age.
Question: How would you define blasphemy of The
Maitreya: Blasphemy of The Holy Ghost. Well, The
Holy Ghost is the Spirit of God. And the Spirit of God is in
everything and in everyone. Then what happened in the Garden of
Eden? God created man to be God-conscious -- always thinking about
God, feeling His Presence, being in His Presence, loving His
Presence, living His Presence and flowing with His Presence.
So, in that level, because God knows everything in
the universe, life becomes a flow of Joy all the time. That is what
the Garden of Eden or heaven is, because God is a Spirit. God is not
a place to go. Heaven is not a place. As Esa said, all will
recognize and worship God in the Spirit.
That woman at the well told him that the Jews go to
Jerusalem and worship God, and she worships God on these mountains.
Esa answered, You neither have to go to Jerusalem nor the mountains,
you have to worship Him in the Spirit. The Spirit already knows what
is good for us. If we flow with It and follow His Laws, then life
becomes a Joy of God, becomes a flow of living.
But what happened in the Garden of Eden? Man said,
No, I don't want Your knowledge, I want to know for myself what is
good and evil. I have the ability to recognize what's good for me
and what's bad for me. Now that is where the problems start. A lot
of people say, Well, I can find everything myself. Yet, if you look
at their life, it's a mess. Why? Because they're doing exactly the
same thing that Adam and Eve did in the garden.
They also said we know what is good for us and what
is bad. So they wanted to have the knowledge of good and evil.
Instead of being spontaneous in the Spirit of God, they started
thinking, what is good and what is bad. They started judging each
So they became judgmental -- another meaning of the
knowing of good and evil. What is good and what is evil? This person
is doing bad, doing evil. That other person is good, he does this
for me. That's judging. So they thought, I know what is good and
The Spirit of God, which is The Holy Ghost, already
knows what is good for us. If we flow in the Spirit of God, we will
be flowing in the Joy of God, and it will be the Garden of Eden.
When we become self-centered and we want to know good and evil by
ourselves, then we are blaspheming the Spirit. Then we are saying,
No, I don't want your Spirit, I want my own ego to tell me what
would be good for me and what would be bad. That is when blasphemy
of the Spirit is done. So the real blasphemy of the Spirit is when
we are not God-conscious but self-conscious.
Blasphemy of The Holy Ghost is to be self-centered
in all levels of human life -- in our personal life, in everything
we do and are.
Question: Does that link somehow to what you
talked about with the problem of the war?
Maitreya: It does. Everything connects with the
Will of God and the will of man. If man had listened to the Will of
God from the very beginning, was God-conscious and in the Spirit of
God, we wouldn't have any war. As I said, the war and all the
problems of humanity start because of ego.
Ego separates itself from God. Ego says, My will not
thine. Ego says, I am separate from you. I am Iranian, you are from
Iraq. I am Russian, you are from Africa. When we are One with God,
there is no separation. Everything is God. How can I say you are
from this place and I am from another place? We are all from God.
Separation from God creates separation from one
another. I personally cannot become one with anyone else, because if
I try to become one with anyone else, I'm trying to make my ego like
other people's ego. You can never merge in this level.
If I become One with God and everybody else becomes
One with God, then we are One. In that Oneness we all work toward
His Will. We all feel His Spirit. We all listen to His Words which
are revealed in the Scriptures. That's why He sent the Scriptures.
It is true that the Truth is within you and you are
in the image of God. Also ego is as powerful as God Himself. That's
why they say, Maya is as powerful as God. So when we go within
ourselves sometimes it's very easy to accept what ego is telling us
as God's Will or Words. Then we say, God's Will is what we think it
Yet God already sent His Laws, the Commandments --
Thou shalt not do this. Some people say, Well we've had enough of
thou shalt not. Let's have thou shall instead of thou shall not
because thou shall not has a negative connotation. They said, We
don't want to listen to your shall nots, we want to listen to shall.
So God says, Fine, go ahead, that's what Adam and Eve also told Me.
Our ego tells us how good this is. And it looks very
good to the mind of men. What ego tells us looks very good because
it is our will to do, to follow, because it looks good! Exactly as
the Bible says, The fruit looked good and it looked tasteful. So Eve
ate it, because it looked good. She not only ate it herself, she
gave it to the man also, to Adam, and he ate it.
So what happened? Because it looked good, they ate
it. Then when God came and said, Why did you eat? They didn't even
give the argument that it looked good and it looked tasteful, and
will make you wise or a god, that's why they ate it. Adam said, The
woman made me eat it. And when He asked the woman, Eve said, The
serpent made me eat it (the devil made me do it)! She didn't hide
the truth from God. When you are in His Presence, you can't
rationalize because you know, He knows you better than yourself. He
knows the Truth. You can try to rationalize but it doesn't work. You
see yourself face-to-face with Him. That's what happened to Adam and
Eve. They saw themselves. They were rationalizing really, that what
looked good to them was good for them.
So how many people out there are going toward what
looks good to them? That's exactly where the knowledge of good and
evil comes in. "It's my will, not Thine." That's why He sends the
Scriptures. A lot of people don't like the Scriptures because they
don't look as good to them as they think life should be. The
scriptures don't say, go ahead and drink. Go party, it's OK. One
night stands? Don't worry about it, if you like it, it's good.
Then what happens? We have the diseases that go with
that kind of thinking and lifestyle. Why are those diseases there?
They have their own Daharmas, their own reasons. There is nothing in
the universe without reason. God doesn't create anything without
reason behind it.
So it is the same for the wars. All the problems in
the world come from, My will not Thine. That's why we need Communities of Light. We understand the Truth. We bring this
realization to every person. Now the whole community, not only the
individual, can flow with the Spirit of God.
Not only do communities have to flow with the Spirit
of God but all the nations and the whole earth has to flow with the
Spirit of God and the Will of God. And that is when the Kingdom
comes. That is when no one will blaspheme the Spirit of the Lord or
The Holy Ghost. Then The Holy Ghost will be in every person.
They will follow in His Will and they will not be
prejudiced. They will not be separated from one another. They will
not become obstacles in the way of the Lord. If they don't want
God's Will, God is not going to be hurt. You can't go against God's
Law. So if you go against His Law, you can't destroy His Law, you
destroy yourself against it.
That's why it is so important to understand the Laws
of the Lord and how the Laws of God work. We can think what we think
is true. Yet, it might not be true in the eyes of God. That's why
this thing has to be understood. Each person, each group, each
movement has a truth -- a little of the Truth.
Yes, the Truth is within you. Yet, how many people
are connected directly to the Source? That Truth comes from the
Source. You have to be very, very pure to be connected to the Source
and have that Joy. How many people say, "We find God within. Oh,
don't worry about it, go ahead and meditate and find it yourself.
You don't need anybody to tell you what the Will of God is."
If you know the Will of the Lord, you have to be
Joyful. You have to have a very productive and flowing life. Now
look at their life. Is their life Joyful? Is their life flowing? Or
are they living in miserable situations? Because their words sound
so profound, they just repeat what sounds so good. "Go ahead, just
continue. You don't need anyone."
There's a lot of people who are lovers of words.
They don't really grasp the depth of the meaning of them. They sound
good but they are not It. Yet it is true, it is within you. Think
how many people are that deep within themselves that they're
connected with the Essence of themselves.
This is true. If they reach the Essence then they
see that the Scriptures are the Truth. Then not only will they
preach them, they also will follow them. They will not do adultery.
They will reach the point where they don't even have the desire to
go against God's Laws. They don't look at the woman with lust. They
will not steal. They will not say the name of the Lord in vain....
It is not something that you should not do, the goal
is to reach a point where there is no desire left to do it. If a
person reached a point where he/she could say, Yes, what God said is
True, then yes, he has found it within himself. Yet, if any person
said, No, don't follow those things which are in the Scriptures,
he's following his/her own will.
This is what each individual is doing, the nations
are doing and the leaders are doing -- the whole earth is full of
it. The Spirit of the Lord has come back to earth. Everything has
been accelerated, and the vision is that eventually men will come to
realize what God told them. It's not for His own good. It's for our
He has prophesied that His Kingdom will come on
earth. If He said in the past something will happen and it happened,
this will also come true. We will see everything accelerated on the
earth. It will come, we will see. We will be all together and every
day we will see things accelerating themselves as part of the
prophecy for humanity.
When they realize that, then we won't have these
wars. We won't have these separations and we won't have racial
problems. We won't have all these evils that are on earth. Not only
that, we will also have different kinds of technology that won't
destroy the earth.
So the whole thing is coming to a head for humanity.
It's just like a diseased body. All of the diseased part has to be
cut out first before it can heal itself. And that is where we are
right now. I wish this thing would happen like a lot of people are
saying, very, very harmoniously with no problems. Yet we see that
things are not becoming more harmonious, but are even worse.
Those people who are in the Spirit of God and
working for His Kingdom, have no fears at all of what's coming.
Their strength is in God and they are One with each other because of
God. Because of the Lord and because they are one with each other,
they will go through this period very easily. They have nothing to
fear of what is coming.
So, that is our strength. That is our power. That is
our faith. The Spirit of God will do it. This Spirit has come to us
and has told us that is what has to come to earth. Now we brought
this Message down from the ethereal level onto the earth and it is
on earth. The Spirit and the Message will go through and eventually
humanity will realize that there is no choice, only God's way.