MISSION OF MAITREYA NEWSBRIEF
In the new Format of “Further Clarifications” with Maitreya on the first Saturday of each month, we will be reading the Teachings in half-hour increments. As we study together, there may be questions for deeper clarification from Maitreya especially while He is still with us. Now is the time to receive those answers and clarifications. Only the questions and answers will be posted in the FTP for download.
The above links are for the December 1st session. If anyone would like to volunteer to be a reader please send an email to: Reader@maitreya.org and your name will be added to the list.
There is now a list of volunteers and we will rotate readers each month during Further Clarifications.
QUOTE OF THE MONTH
“As Christ said, Do a good job but glorify God. That is why we say, ‘All thanks go to God. It is because the moment we accept the thanks toward ourselves we create ego that accepts that thanks. According to our teaching, ego is the culprit.” MAITREYA 11-6-4 Conversations By Maitreya Read more…
GLOSSARY WORD OF THE MONTH
Ego: the values related to the self.
NEW INSPIRATIONAL POEMS
Mareeka found the Mission Teachings while browsing Paltalk rooms, stopped into the “Let's Stop The Madness” room, heard the Truth and saw the Vision. She has been inspired to write beautiful poems about the Teachings. Artists show another view from an intuitive place within and touch the intuitive in others! Read more….
The Last Word
on my knees
dying of the lower self
in the beginning
This is a Song of the Lord
Thanks Be to God
Thanks Be through Maitreya
M.O.M. MEMBERS PALPALK ROOM
The M.O.M. Members Room in Paltalk, Religious Groups/Interfaith Section is coming up soon on the 3rd Friday of the month – December 21st. Hosanna will be the facilitator and we look forward to great discussions! Mark your calendars and see you there! 7:00 PM MST Password: BeDivine
GREATER AWARENESS OF THE TRUE MEANING OF THE LOTUSTICA (SWASTIKA)
Despite the common misconception that the swastika is ‘evil' or stands for hate, this reporter shows the original intent was actually good!
Some teachings about Lotustica from the Mission:
Swastika: “Swastika is an ancient symbol which has been used in different cultures all though the earth. In each culture it has assumed many different meanings. Until World War II, it had mostly a positive meaning. However, after World War II, after it was used by Hitler as the symbol of Nazi Germany, it was projected as a negative sign.” THOTH, SUPPLEMENTS
SECOND LIFE PROJECT
Direct Link to Mission Land
With the Temple completed, work was continued on the rest of the grounds and structures. To the north of the Temple is a Hall of Satsangs. While this may be included in the Community House, it was separated in SL. As was just mentioned, there is also a Community House to the south of the Temple. Feel free to explore these as you wish.
The next addition in SL will be the inclusion of the Ark of the Covenant. This will be constructed as God demanded in Exodus Chapter 25. The dimensions will not be accurate, since it is difficult to know what was truly a cubit of that time and how to convert that into meters, but the ratio will be correct. To assist visitors, there will be another slide viewer added to explain these new additions and one alone for the Ark.
We are always looking for ways to improve our presence in SL and the next step will be the addition of new land(s). There is one parcel that is now surrounded by the Mission grounds that we will approach with an offer to purchase. Also, there is a parcel that is next to the Community House that is up for sale; it currently has a fountain and a labyrinth that will stay with the property. With these, the Mission is continually expanding the presence and outreach. Maybe in the upcoming year, we will be able to give Satsangs in SL!
If you care to assist in this project but are concerned about learning new programs or time constraints, have you considered becoming an SL member? While there is a free basic membership, a premium membership at a cost of $72.00 a year would result in you receiving a weekly stipend of L$300 a week. Note: L$ is Linden dollars, yes they have their own currency in SL.) If you were moved to join as a premium member, you may also be moved to donate some of your weekly stipend to the Mission for continued outreach.
[NOTE: even being a free member allows anyone to purchase Linden dollars for a small fee (approx. $4.05 = 1,000 Linden dollars) and donate to the Mission Donation Box].
Currently, the Mission in SL has spent several thousands of Linden dollars in buying land and objects to improve the setting. This does not include the recurring monthly fees in maintaining our presence there, which is not being paid for by Mission funds. In time we hope that the SL activities will be self-sustaining and hopefully profitable enough so that a true COL can be constructed and maintained.
Submitted by Hosanna
NEW JERUSALEM PROJECT RESEARCH
ZION NATIONAL PARK – UTAH, USA
A trip was made by Hosanna to Zion National Park in southern Utah to investigate the area for future outreach of Mission activities and to determine the possibility of establishing a Community of Light. I personally have never seen such beauty in creation. At times the views were so spectacular, it could take one's breath away and at the same time, cause one to call to God and all His Glory.
It seems there are approximately 3 million visitors from around the world who visit Zion each year, which would make for a great outreach for the Mission. Also, what I found to be curious was that in the different gift shop/tourist attractions, I did not find one mention of God or religion, especially since there are several landmarks throughout the park that have a reference to God and/or Scriptures. Just for an example some of the parks landmarks are named – Abraham Peak, Isaac Peak, Mount Moroni, North and South Guardian Angel, Guardian Angel Pass, The Inclined Temple, and Cathedral Mountain.
In trying to determine what would be best for the Mission, we discussed in some detail a few of the resorts in the area and discussed one in particular that sits on 3,000 acres. Their determination to use the lands to ensure that nature is preserved and having an area set up for the Native American aspects seems to be a good fit for the Mission. If it is possible, the Mission may acquire a small portion of the land for our use.
The next step will be to approach the resort and begin the dialogue. If anyone has experience in such matters, please contact the Mission for more information. The Mission hopes to set up an area for future Feast celebrations, and a spiritual retreat. While these are just some ideas, anything is possible with God moving us forward.
Submitted by Hosanna
A BEAUTIFUL TESTIMONIAL FROM UNUS
EXCERPTED FROM TEXT - READ THE FULL STORY
… But my heart was pumping in the rhythm that a racehorse runs. So I lie down and start breathing to calm my heart down. I almost fell asleep and then something almost told me that how come you never searched “Maitreya” on the Internet. My eyes were wide open and I was almost shocked. Really, how come I never Googled “Maitreya”? I have searched everything on the Internet but never looked up “Maitreya”. So I immediately got up and started my computer. I was typing “Maitreya” in the search box in Google home page and I was so excited. And what happened? … READ THE FULL STORY
Read other Divine testimonials at: http://www.maitreya.org/Supplemental/divines/index.htm
Comments on writing a Testimonial
Unus: It was amazing for me to see the Eternal Divine Path unfold after finishing and reading the essay. Well, it was like a great meditation for me.
Almost like observing my life from the outside and noticing the way how God has been preparing me all this time. I was able to see my true longings and even though it (my life) looked chaotic, how beautifully it was guided towards purity and answers. I was able to see the pattern more clearly, see the mistakes or the pitfalls and the necessary lessons to be learned to overcome these. Therefore I really enjoyed writing it and noticing how the Eternal Divine Path is embedded into our lives and into everything in this universe. Writing a testimonial was very uplifting!
SUGGESTIONS OF HOW TO STOP FOLLOWING MAN-MADE HOLIDAYS
Little by little, drip by drip,,,,,, eventually the Truth is understood by all!