Membership in the Mission is a complex concept.
It can have many levels and interpretations. For example, in
one sense everyone in the universe is a member, as the
Mission simply reveals the Truth of creation. In
another sense, members could be seen as only those who follow
Maitreya's teaching. However, there are many
different levels of following the teaching, from simply reading
THOTH and doing a few spiritual
practices all the way to complete dedication; are all of these
members, even though the teaching clearly states that the only way
to truly follow the Mission is to be with it 100%?
In a third sense, only God knows who is truly a member (with the
Mission in their Hearts) and who is not, and it is
not up to us!
Therefore, in an attempt to balance the practical need for levels
of membership in an organization with the flexibility of the truth,
Round Table has developed the following names and explanations
for the different levels of membership
in the Mission. The Mission will not be
tracking who is at what level (with the exception of those who apply
to be official Contacts
- Light Bridges) but rather these categories can be used by the
Mission to evaluate individuals (and by individuals
to evaluate themselves) to see how dedicated they are, what they
still must do to become full Mission Members,
whether they are ready to take on greater responsibilities, etc.
This system will be temporary and only used
until full manifestation of the final Hierarchy, at which point the System revealed by Maitreya will be used (see
The Plan). The categories
are listed briefly below, with more detailed explanations following:
Lights in Darkness - The whole of humanity
Seekers - Basic Members
Bridges - Contacts
Bearers - Full Members (have completely immersed
themselves into the Mission)
Workers - Those who come close to the
Mission Center and become part of its
executive body and/or staff
- Leaders and Teachers
Lights in Light - Elders
There is Light (the Essence of God) in every human.
However, those who do not accept the
Mission and Maitreya are
lost in darkness (Maya, ego, the illusion of separation from Him).
They are the Lights in Darkness.
This was previously known as unofficial Member, as everyone (every unit
the universe is a
member of the Mission, whether they realize it or not.
Symbolically, this category is related to the first chakra (sleeping
Serpent or Kundalini). Although the Light is in man, he cannot see
it (The Light Shines in Darkness and Darkness comprehends it not).
Once a person sees the Vision, they join the
Mission and begin their struggle back towards God (Light).
They are a Light Seeker, or basic Member. Their journey has begun,
but they are not yet fully dedicated to the Mission,
have not made the
Covenant, etc. and so do not yet possess the attributes of a full
member. The people in this category have awakened their Spiritual Forces
(Kundalini) or the Light in the Darkness (first chakra) and are seeking
the Greater Light.
Light Seekers exhibit the following attributes and actions:
Study, learn, and live by the teachings
(follow the Eternal Divine Path)
Spread the teachings to the best of their
Reminder, and do other spiritual
practices recommended by Maitreya
Pay tithes (for instructions on how to pay your
tithes and/or automatic recurring payments for tithes, go to the
page or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org)
Aid the Mission in its endeavors and projects as
much as possible (for example, we encourage everyone to join us in
social networking and on
Paltalk to increase the
number of participants to help us further our outreach)
Other recommendations can be found at the
Join Us page
As explained above, anyone can spread the teachings and
connect people to the Mission (our website).
However, those who would like to become
official Contacts can apply to
become Light Bridges. Light Bridges are those who
officially connect others to the Mission and God (Light).
They reach out to the Lights in Darkness, communicate with newcomers in
their areas, and direct them to the website and the Source. They
are Bridges to the Light.
This category is related to the third chakra. Although such people
have awakened their Spiritual Forces and recognized the
Mission as Light, they choose simply to connect others to what
they have found and Know is the Light (Mission).
Light Seeker (basic Member) can apply to become a Light
Bridge (official Contact) after enough time has passed to demonstrate their sincerity and
understanding (usually about six months). They will be given a
questionnaire, and their previous activities will be looked at.
If they have shown themselves to be dedicated, performed Mission
practices to the best of their ability, paid
their tithes regularly, and done effective work for the Mission
(bore Fruit), they will likely be accepted.
As Light Bridges are official Mission contacts, it is important to
be able to distinguish them from others if necessary. If
someone is claiming to be an official
Contact and you would like to confirm their claim, please
An individual who has reached a point of great dedication and service
to the Mission can be considered a Light Bearer.
Their attributes are as follows:
Consistently and continually perform the practices and
Commandments of the Mission such as following the
Eternal Divine Path, performing spiritual
practice, and paying tithes (it has become their lifestyle)
Have made the
Demonstrate a deep understanding of Maitreya's teachings
and struggle with pure intentions to submit completely to God's
Actively work to spread and manifest the Mission in their areas and according to their abilities (have given much Fruit)
Only at this level can an individual be considered a true, full Member
of the Mission. They have thrown themselves
into the teachings and are approaching complete dedication. They
are in their fourth chakra. They have experienced Light and so can
impart it to others. They have almost overcome their lower nature
(the first three chakras)!
In the future when the Mission becomes further
manifested, it is people in this level that could consider becoming
"missionaries," those who dedicate their lives for a period of time
(a suggestion might be two years) entirely to working for the
spreading the teachings, etc., during which they would live simple
lives and be sent two at a time to different areas of the world.
If they enjoyed and were shown to have a talent for this work, they
might then be invited to continue and eventually become
Light Guides (spiritual teachers).
Maitreya has recommended that eventually all young
people could do this for a period (similar to the Mormon idea of
"completing a mission") after which they could decide if they want to
become married or
(if they have not done so already),
These first three categories, Seeker, Bridge, and Bearer, fall
under the 'support group' described in the essay "Covenant with God, or the Mission of Maitreya (Maitreya)" (Supplements,
From the Light Bearers (full Members), the
executive body and staff (workers) for the Mission will emerge.
They are the Light Workers. They can be compared to the fifth
chakra. They have overcome their lower nature and are now
dedicated 100% to God. They have been touched by God!
If an individual wishes to
devote himself completely to Mission work, he might be Called to
become a Light Worker. If he accepts the Call, he sheds his
worldly attachments and obligations. The Mission becomes
his job and the focus of his life. Light Workers will be flexible
as the Mission progresses towards its full Manifestation.
For example, at this time, the Mission cannot support any
full-time employees (unless their expectations are very low and their
lifestyle is extremely simple). In the future we hope the
Mission will have enough resources to fully employ as many Light
Workers as is needed. However, for the time being, Light Workers
must support themselves and be independent, while still helping the
Mission as much as they can.
From the Light Workers, those with leadership, teaching, or other
exceptional and important abilities will emerge.
Using these skills, they will guide the
and activities, as well as guide others according to God's Will.
They collectively will guide
humanity towards a greater understanding of
Maitreya's teachings and God's Plan for the universe.
They are the Light Guides (The Guiding Lights).
They are comparable to the sixth chakra as they are Manifesting the
Light (God) to humanity. They are close to being One with God!
The Light Guides will
clearly emerge from the Light Workers. They will become the
approved Mission teachers (if it is felt that teachers are
needed) and leaders.
These two categories, Worker and Guide, are the "Light Workers"
described in the essay "Covenant with God, or the Mission of
Maitreya (Maitreya)" (same essay as the
one linked above).
Lights in Light
From the Light Guides will emerge the Elders (The Round
Table). The Elders will oversee, advise, and correct the
entire system. Their wisdom
and understanding flows directly from God.
They are surrendered and submitted to His Will, and channel His
Light. They began as Lights
in Darkness, struggled for many lifetimes to return to the Lord, and are
now Lights in Light. They are comparable to the Seventh Chakra.
They are One with God. A thin thread keeps them on earth.
They have no worldly desire but to Serve God and Manifest His Will.
Lights in Light will be the head of the
Not only do these names have great symbolic meanings, and reaffirm
that humanity is One (all the names have Light in them, connecting
everyone to each other and to God), but they are also easy to remember
and distinguish. Since each of the main categories has "Light" as
the first word, they can be referred to by the second word only, if so
desired, with "Light" becoming implied. So, the categories are:
Seeker, Bridge, Bearer, Worker, Guide. Both unofficial Members and
Elders (Lights in Darkness and Lights in Light) are outside of the
Hierarchy itself, so their names are different. This makes the
system logical, intuitive, and easy to remember.
These seven categories will allow us to form the
Facilitating Body to manifest the ultimate Hierarchy. However,
none of these activities will be complete without realizing that we have
two other categories necessary for the Kingdom of God to be fully
realized. These two categories are: The Greatest Light, and The
Ultimate Light. The Greatest Light is the First Begotten Son,
which is the focus on earth (manifested world), and The Ultimate Light
is God or Pure Consciousness, which is the focus in heaven. In
order to create the Kingdom Of Heaven On Earth, the focus is the First
Begotten Son. In order to reach Pure Consciousness, the focus is
God. Together, these are the Source from which all Light shines.
With these two added, the system is as follows:
Lights in Darkness
Lights in Light
The Greatest Light
The Ultimate Light
Remember that, like anything else, these titles and categories should
never become a source of separation or ego trips. On the path to
Pure Consciousness, no spirit is more or less than any other; we are all
Divines (Lights), and One with the Creator and each other.
However, for us
to be effective, it is important to distinguish some different levels in
the Mission and understand everyone's responsibilities,
progress, and Dharma. All of these names are beautiful, and should
be a source of joy and harmony, not discord. In the Final stage we
are the Essence of God, and shall return to Him, but we have separate
parts to play!
If you have any questions about this system,
please contact us. All thanks to
Remember that it is not required or even expected of everyone to become
Light Bridges, Light Bearers, or any other position. There are
some who would prefer to serve as Light Seekers (basic Members) and do not
have the skills or desire to go any further. It is not a race to
the top! You should have been born for the position you will
emerge into! As long as you are truly following the Eternal
Divine Path and doing what God Wills for you, nothing more is
On the other hand, at this time in the Misson's
development we would like to have Contacts in as many
places as possible, to spread the teachings far and
wide. Therefore, we would encourage everyone to at
least try and become a Light Bridge.