Charging for Questions
It has always been the
Mission's policy that people must search for
answers to their own questions about the teachings by
using this website and all the writings, Satsangs
(discourses), emails, etc. that Maitreya
has provided over the last 30 years. We have put
the effort into making and maintaining this website,
uploading all this information, adding tools to access
it easily, etc. so people can use it to study and learn
the teachings themselves. Emailing questions to
the Mission should be considered almost
as a last resort, used only if after long and deep
searching and study the answer cannot be found anywhere
in the teachings.
Also, finding the answer by
yourself through the search engine (on the right side of
most pages on the website, just below the menu) and other ways
is much more effective in learning the teachings.
In this way, you will learn the teachings much more
deeply than if someone tells you what the teachings, or
the answer to a question, is.
This relying on others to answer
one's questions is one of the reasons for the decay of most
religions. People listen to the preachers/others instead
of studying and finding the Truth themselves. So other
people's opinions, little by little, have skewed the Truth
So our policy is
that you have to first search for the answer yourself,
and only if you cannot find it should you send an email to
the Mission and ask the question directly from us.
However, it seems that this policy
is continually ignored, and we continue to receive many
emails with questions that could easily have been
answered with a simple search on the website, studying
the base of the teachings, etc. Therefore, we have
decided to take a tougher approach in order to push
people to search for their own answers.
From now on, any question which
has never been asked before, or whose answer is not on
the website, will be answered freely as is done
currently. However, if we receive a question whose
answer can easily be found by searching the website, we
will charge a labor fee of $30 to find the answer for
them. For more information, see our new
Questions Policy page.
We hope this will cause more
people to answer their own questions independently, and
return the use of the website and the questions email
address closer to their original intentions!