Newsletter for the Mission of Maitreya, Eternal Divine Path
Issue #3 – January 21, 2000
NEWS FLASH! We just received word (today!) that our Credit card set-up with the bank is approved! So we will soon be able to receive orders for THOTH and other Mission materials through the Internet! People will be able to charge their credit cards for these purchases. This will greatly enhance our ability to distribute the Message of the Mission: that there is only One God, and He is Great, and His Messenger is back on earth to show us the True Will of God for this era!
MORE INTERNET WEBSITES
There are several new websites which have been created since the last newsletter, each one with its own individual expression and devotion:
Emma’s website: http://hometown.aol.com/glory0200/myhomepage/index.html
Keyosha’s website: http://www.maitreya.org/Supplemental/quotes
Ananda Ma’s website: http://www.maitreya.org/Supplemental/recipes
In this website, Ananda Ma has collected many of the recipes which have been used during the Feast of Tabernacles throughout the years. There are many wonderful vegetarian meals listed, and she has done a great service by putting this on the Internet for all to access.
The Feast of Tabernacles is something that the Mission of Maitreya has followed since 1989. We follow them because God asked us to do this. These Holy Days can be found in the Bible, in the Old Testament, in Leviticus chapter 23. It is there that God says we should keep these days holy, forever and ever. So we do, and we will, forever and ever!:) We meditate together, chant together, have wonderful lectures about the many aspects of Maitreya’s teachings, we cook together, we laugh together, and we cry together (tears of thankfulness). There are also Satsangs with Maitreya, where He answers many questions about the Eternal Divine Path. They are really Holy Days that God has given us. It is a wonderful celebration for eight days, which usually occurs in the fall. This year it will be held from September 11th to September 19th.
Everyone is encouraged to join us here in Albuquerque to celebrate these Holy Days of God, or to connect through the Internet Conference during this week for all the activities (except for the food:)). So really each one of us can follow God’s request that we keep these days Holy.
If you need more information on the Feast of Tabernacles, go to the Mission Website at URL: http://www.maitreya.org/english/feast-an.htm , or email us with any questions you may have.
MISSION STAFF MEMBER OPENING
We had an opening for a Mission staff member at the Albuquerque Center. However, it was just decided that Keyosha will stay for sixth months, and then we will re-evaluate the situation. Of course, we could still use more staff. If you are interested, let us know and we can send you the requirements.
INTERVIEW WITH MAITREYA
Recently Maitreya granted an interview for an Internet newsletter by NewsView Today. There were 8 questions that were answered. You can read this interview at: http://www.maitreya.org/english/Interviews/Interview1.htm
This may be the start of a trend for more interviews to come! The Mission is trying to reach as many people as possible with this Message, and Maitreya now is available and will consider legitimate requests for interviews.
“The Project” is a story written by Gita. It is a wonderful introduction to the Mission and its teachings. We are happy to be able to offer this to anyone who wishes to have a copy (let us know if you want one by mail; we need to ask for postage costs).
What exactly do we mean by the prophecies? There are many, many people in these current days who claim to know some truth, to claim to be “The One”, and who even claim to be the Maitreya Himself.
So how are we to differentiate between them all? How are we to understand who is really The True One? Remember, even the Scriptures say, “Many shall come in my name…and shall deceive many.” So there will be many who will claim to be The One, but there is only One who is really The One.
The only way we can truly distinguish the True Messenger of God is if He fulfills the prophecies that predicted His coming. This has happened each time the Messiah returns to the earth – God promises He will come in a certain way, and will do certain things, and then this Messenger comes and fulfills these promises. We can see this happened with Christ, this happened with Muhammad, and this happened with Bab.
Again this time, it has happened with the coming of Maitreya. God promised certain things for this coming. And it is given in His Scriptures.
So let us look at some of these predictions of His coming. Each month we will cover one prophecy and how Maitreya has fulfilled it. These prophecies are not small little things that someone just came up with in a moment’s whim. These are Words which can be found in His Scriptures, and also in the hearts of men.
Prophecy #1: Matthew 23:39: “For I say unto you, Ye shall not see me henceforth, till ye shall say, Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord.”
This is what Christ taught his disciples, about His return. This is the only sign that Christ Himself gave. What does this mean? As we know, Christ never had the name Jesus, as there is no J in Hebrew, so there is no way that his name could have been Jesus. We accept his name as ESA since this is the accepted name for this personality according to the people in the eastern countries.
But Christ was not referring to this birth name, but the Holy Name of the Lord that only Maitreya can now reveal. It is the Sacred Name of the Lord that cannot be pronounced or uttered in this manifested world. This name can be heard in a very deep state of meditation, it is a subtle and unsubtle sound vibration that is within and also is without. There is only one Being on earth at this time who knows this Name, and that is a fulfillment of this prophecy. There is no other way to understand this prediction of His Coming except understanding that each time Christ comes to earth, he brings with Him the knowledge of this Most Holy Name. He shares it with sincere, truly dedicated seekers of the Truth. “It is the Name of the Son, who comes in the Name of the Father, as One, The Word.” (THOTH, Commentaries on St. Matthew, Tablet Thirty-Four, verse 18.)
(next issue: Prophecy #2- Opening of the Seven Seals)
-That there has been a legend that Maitreya will come with the Banner of Shamballa?
-And that The Greatest Sign is this banner?
To view The Greatest Sign, go to: http://www.maitreya.org/default.asp
Questions and Answers
Question: Now we are in the cycle of the 12,000 years, and the 12,000 years will end in the year 2017. How was the year 2017 determined?
Maitreya: That is a good question. This revelation was received in 1977, and if you add 40 years to it, it will be the year 2017. That is the number that came to me when I was writing about it. Somehow from 12,000 years ago, in history, we missed 17 years.
So really the greatest day, the day that they should celebrate really, will be the year 2017, which will be 12,000 years from the flood of Noah and the creation of the new generation of humans, when their third eyes were closed and intellect became more important than their spiritual eyes.
Just like these days, a lot of people have their spiritual eyes a little open and everyone is going crazy. Everyone is becoming a spiritual teacher, they “go to the Akashic Records.” They come to us and tell us they know better than everyone else. There are so many New Agers; there are teachers and people who read Taro Cards, and they teach psychic phenomena, and read your palms and know astrology. They are able to do these things because their eyes are a little open.
Before 12,000 years ago their eyes were much more open. That is why they went crazy. Everyone thought they knew better than God. They thought they were God themselves. Yes, you are god, but you manifest God’s qualities when you realize God. You create compassion, and understanding, and higher thoughts. You can’t just say, “I am God” but still have your big ego tagged on you. You cannot be god if you have a big ego.
Therefore, we can see that the third eye is becoming a little more open and a lot of confusion is going on right now also. So 12,000 years ago that third eye was closed, and that is why they are now recognizing more and more how important the pineal gland is in the body. It is one of the important glands, it regulates the body, and it is very necessary to have it working nicely, to meditate on it and make it work FINE.
In 2017, the 12,000 years will be finished and the New Era or Golden Age will dawn on humanity. As you know, Maitreya is supposed to inaugurate the Golden Age, and that is exactly what we are doing here. With the Communities of Light and the Eternal Divine Path, we can create the Golden Age to bring the Kingdom of Heaven On Earth back to humanity.
So with the onset of the year 2017, there should really be the great celebration of ending the past 12,000 years of the Kali Yuga and starting the Golden Age. And 40 years is a very important number in the spiritual world. For example, the Israelites were wandering in the desert for 40 years and so from the time of the Revelation received and the time of its pure manifestation, the greater manifestation, will take 40 years. So that period will be 2017 and that is when the New Age, the Golden Age, will dawn.
That is the reason that year was chosen.
Maitreya is available every Saturday (Sabbath) during the hours of 10:00 AM to 12:00 noon MST to answer questions and discuss this wonderful Revelation that has now come to earth. Just double click on this:
and you will be in the Conference Room. It is a friendly and uplifting time for each of us, and newcomers are always welcome. The only thing that is needed to participate is a sound card, microphone and speakers on your computer, and an “open cup” in your heart to receive this New Teaching.
Each one of us has talents that we can share with others. We are becoming a growing community with many people who can help each other.
So let’s have some fun! See if you can match the people’s talents below (in the first column) with the people (in the second column, by their spiritual name)! This is one way to get to know one another better!
1- Keeps the Mission Center a- Radah
clean, cooks wonderful meals b- Ishvara
for Maitreya, inspires people, c- Shakti
just does what needs to be done! d- Pooja
2- Understands computers well, e- Ananda Ma
is a good student, and makes us smile:) f- Gita
3- Has a special loving way with g- Bill
babies and children, also tropical fruit trees, h- Tahirah
alternative medicine, and drawing. i- Khadijah
4- Much knowledge about computers, j- Emma
is the Webmaster for the Mission of Maitreya k- Keyosha
website, teaches children, makes jokes, l- Isaac
plays the harmonica! m- Sarah
5- Makes rosaries and mala beads, and
other nice things; has the ability to greatly
inspire people through her writing!
6- Hand crafted items are her specialty;
is a poet (hint: one of her poems is in this
issue:)), is a devotional Lover of God.
7- Able to understand computers, physics
and scientific aspects of creation; very effective
in every thing she does; able to translate into French.
8- Loves to grow things in the Mission organic
garden, biology, medicine, and budgeting :).
9- Reminds people of the benefits of doing
The Reminder every day, knows the Bible well.
10- Very talented in art, being a mother,
and supporting her daughter’s quest for God.
11- Loves to teach children (especially in the
areas of reading, science and art), writes poetry
and collects Maitreya’s quotes.
12- Loves creative arts like writing (hint:
find her story in this issue), loves children,
is a good team player, and is good at talking
about the Mission!
13- Good at proofreading, knows much about cats,
artistic and creative, knows how to be a loving
grandmother to many grandchildren.
(Answers: 1-e ; 2-l ; 3-j ; 4-b ; 5-d ; 6-c ; 7-a ; 8-m ; 9-g ; 10-i ; 11-k ; 12-f ; 13-h) :)
Once there was a father. He had 3 children that he loved very much.
Each had a special quality. Even their names said a lot about the children,
and how each behaved. Of course, only the father knew why he named his
children the way he did, but somehow they would discover. At least that is
what he hoped.
The oldest of the children was Satva. He studied very hard, and asked
many questions about everything there ever was. He knew how to be a good son
because he always listened to what his father said.
Then there was Raja. She was very clever, too, but only when her father
gave her a reward. If there was a battle or contest of who could be the
best, her desire to participate increased especially if others would hear of
her honor, and praise her feats.
Tama was the name of the youngest sibling. This one always got into a
lot of trouble, but seemed to find excuses by blaming his older brother and
sister. Also, he was very cunning, and sometimes even told fibs.
It came to pass one day when Satva, Raja, and Tama became young adults
that their father asked them to take a journey into the desert. This was an
honor that could only come from their father, yet even before the adventure
began there was a problem in their paradise.
Imagine a place where everything was freely given. The children were
now young adults, but had not one care in the world. The only one that
appreciated this generous state of being was Satva.
“Father, it seems that our happiness doesn’t spread beyond our home. My
playmates sometimes have tears because of what they call sorrow. Stories I
hear of unworldly misery. There are even people that take without asking.
You tell us about love, but why would God...”
Satva’s father had a knowing smile when he interrupted his eldest son.
He was pleased that Satva noticed what seemed so unfair in the world.
“Son, you are old enough now to understand some very important things.
What so many call suffering is a way by which people or souls learn. You
have been blessed with compassion. Use it to delve into reasons behind the
mysteries of life. Remember that God is just, but He sees more than what we
can see. Sometimes we get caught in our own little stories. It is like the
ant that wanted to get out of the glass, and the boy who wanted the ant to
stay there. We have our own motives, but the more we grow, the more we let
go, and allow God to guide us.”
The father’s gaze went into another time. He remembered himself asking
all these questions, and was glad that Satva had thirst for more than what made
Satva happy. He really was beginning to care about what happened to the
“Enough of this talk,” the father declared. “Prepare for the journey
into the desert. Make sure that you pack enough supplies for both Raja and
Tama because they are not responsible.”
Somehow the father could sense the heart of Satva’s discontent, but
because of his duty to his father Satva always followed the requests.
Nevertheless, he wondered how Raja and Tama would ever become responsible
when he always had to do their work for them.
“Right you are. There shall come a time when each will have to answer
for what they lack. For the moment, do your duty with love and respect.
Remember that God is in everything. All want to reach him, but some don’t
know how to approach Him.”
As Satva left, Raja merrily skipped into the presence of her father. “I
am bored. How long before we leave? Will there be mountain climbing? Shall
we tame animals? Are there any treasures?”
Raja’s father loved her dearly, but he knew that she was full of fickle
desires, and had little intention of carrying out what she talked about. In
any case, he saw much potential in Raja that could someday help the world.
“Sweetest of hearts, this journey is all about desire, and finding the
strength to let go. Perhaps when you get there you will hear the stillness,
and understand why we all must evolve, and grow into better humans.”
Raja had no interest in what her father was saying. She waved at him as
she danced into the flower garden. Raja was out of hearing distance when her
father asked her to pack more supplies than her own needs would demand.
Tama was not pleased with his father. He wanted to stay home and play
soccer with his pals. So, he pretended that he was sick, thinking this would
fool his father. Tama walked in a stoop as if he was ill to greet his father.
“Hello father. I can’t possibly go into the desert with its snakes, and
blasting heat. I already have a fever.”
“Son, I can’t force you to go on the journey, but if your health is of
concern, then all of us will stay to aid your health back to normal.”
“I’m not a baby. There is no need for such company. Go and make what
you will in the desert.”
“Tama, who is invested with the authority to be your father? You or I?
I have spoken all I intend about this matter. Either you go or we all stay.
Period. End of discussion.” With these ominous words, the father left Tama
to make his decision.
At about 5 AM in the morning when the whole world was quiet, and the
sun began its rise in the eastern sky, Satva, Raja, Tama, and their father
started their journey into the desert.
Satva’s bag was the heaviest because he had packed enough for all of them
including his father. Raja only had enough for herself, but Tama brought
nothing but his soccer ball. Their father had a bag, but none of them knew
what was in it.
By evening they had reached the heart of the desert. They made a small
fire, and sat around it for warmth. The desert was a strange place because
during the day it was very hot, but at night it was rather cool.
Tama and Raja took it for granted that Satva would provide for their
needs, so when he refused to give them blankets to keep warm, they both
pleaded with their father.
“Children, listen. You are not children anymore. I can understand
Satva’s frustration. He is practically a man. Soon he will find a nice
young lady for a wife, and become the head of his household. He is tired of
covering for your own irresponsible behavior, and careless mistakes. But,
Satva, remember compassion even if it is for your brother and sister. As for
you, Raja, learn to give more than just to yourself. Name and fame will only
take your further from the truth. You see your oldest brother. Take after
some of his qualities, and begin to listen to your father.
Tama, your deceit only will make your life harder, and close your heart to
all the possibilities. You are a bright young man. Don’t throw your life
away for what may seem easy now. Earn your knowledge by experience. Learn
from each other, and you will succeed. Share because love can’t be
contained. It is a treasure to be given and received.”
Satva handed his siblings their blankets. Raja and Tama were grateful
enough to both say, “Thank you.” This had never happened before. Satva was
glad. Perhaps they all could become friends.
There was a great silence. Only the crackling fire spoke with its orange
flames moving upward into the night sky.
“The time has come for me to reveal to each of you a great gift that was
given to humanity. There are many legends about this mystery that revealed all
mysteries, but I will only speak about what has been entrusted to me to share
with you. This gem can free your hearts and minds to lead you right into
heaven. Well, you may wonder where this heaven is, and how you can make it
part of your life.
“This boon from God Himself is very precious, and you must understand
the magnitude of why I am taking the time to share it with you. It is easy to
forget that as your father I am also responsible for guiding your souls back
to their Source--GOD. This is not an easy task, but I have been blessed with
copies of something that changed the world.
“It is called the THOTH. A son of God received these revelations that
brought together 7 Truths. As a matter of fact, your names come from inside
of this sacred book. Do you know what Satva, Raja, and Tama mean? Well, I
give each of you a copy. May you gain wisdom, compassion, and submit to the
Lord. Now my work is done. We can go home, but I advise you, Satva, to
share your knowledge, and love even those that try to bring you sorrow.
Raja, see beyond the illusion. Take your exuberant energy to new levels by
serving God, and your fellow human beings. Tama, it is never too late. Know
that you are loved no matter how much you stray. Take what has been given.
Apply it with love and reverence.”
With that Satva, Raja, and Tama departed from the desert. Each had a
copy of the THOTH which provided them with the keys to the Eternal Divine
Copyright@ 1999 Gita
BECAUSE OF YOU, MAITREYA
Because of you, MAITREYA,
I am learning to love,
And no longer look below, but above.
Because of you, MAITREYA,
I AM BeComing Divine,
And the light of my soul does shine.
Because of you, MAITREYA,
My heart sings,
And my spirit has wings.
Because of you, MAITREYA,
I am happy to live,
And in this joy, more freely I give.
For the abundance you so unselfishly have shared,
Is showered on all from the King you have declared.
All you ask in return from us,
Is to sacrifice to God and in Him Trust.
We come to you His Beloved Son!
Because of you, MAITREYA,
WE WILL ALL BECOME ONE!
“There is no such thing
as separate religions.
There is One God
There is One Truth.”
Mission website: http://www.maitreya.org
Sal-Om and May God Guide us all to Him. See you in March!
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