Newsletter for the Mission of Maitreya, Eternal Divine Path
Issue #5 – June 23, 2000
“Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him,…”
Announcing: Internet Conferences with Maitreya
The every Saturday from 10:00 AM to 12:00 noon MST.
Next Conference: July 1st!
Come hear the Revelation of the Seven Seals.
Ask your questions.
Find out what is really God’s Will for this time of history.
Understand God’s Purpose for you in His Plan.
Learn how the teaching of the unification of all religions can bring
True Peace on Earth.
A Simple Way to Install « Surf&Call » and to Join the Conference Room of the Mission of Maitreya:
First of all, you need a sound card, speakers and a microphone. Secondly, go to the following web page: http://www.maitreya.org/english/conference_room_English.htm
If you do not succeed in installing "Surf&Call" (as it is may be offered to you by your browser), here is the simplest way to install it:
1- Click on How to Use the Conference Room
2- Click on Download Surf&Call
3- Choose "Run this program from its current location".
At the end of the downloading, “Surf&Call” is installed and ready to use.
To use “Surf&Call,” go back to the web page: http://www.maitreya.org/english/conference_room_English.htm
Then click on the “Call” button in the rectangle where you see names. You will be able to hear another person speaking and if you want to say something to the group, click on and hold the button, “Push to talk” (when it is written “Silence,” which means no one else is talking -- it is not possible for more than one person to talk at a timeJ).
We have people from around the world connecting at this time, and it always proves to be an inspiring and uplifting two hours.
(Note: If you are having trouble connecting or do not understand these instructions, please do not hesitate to ask us and we will try to help you to be connected). Email us at: email@example.com
NEW WEB SITE LOCATION
If you have been having difficulty connecting to the Mission of Maitreya web site, please don’t feel bad, so have weL. Apparently it is time for us to move to a more stable and reliable serverJ. It may take a little bit of time and lots of work, but it is necessary. Please be patient with this process! Our e-commerce abilities have been dampened by these problems, so if you have tried to order materials through the Internet and have not been successful, please e-mail us or write to us by snail mail. THOTH and other materials can still be ordered. Our address is:
Mission of Maitreya, Eternal Divine Path
PO Box 44100
Albuquerque, NM 87174
“ONE WORLD, ONE HUMANITY, ONE GOD” T-SHIRTS AVAILABLE SOON!
We are pleased to offer 100% high quality cotton (pre-shrunk) T-shirts, with a representation of the Buddha Maitreya (in orange-red) on the front, and the world globe (in blue) on the back.
For a limited time only (until August 20, 2000) we are offering these T-shirts for a discounted price of $9.95. The regular price is $11.95. They are available in small, medium, large, x-large and xx-large sizes (for xx-large size, add $2.00).
Of course the Mission of Maitreya is much more than a T-shirt. This idea may not appeal to everyone. However, you might like this idea!J The Mission has many different parts, each appealing to different people. You may want to wear one of these T-shirts to announce to others (or to yourself) that you know there is only One God, and He is Great, and there is only One Humanity, and we are all brothers and sisters of each other, and there is only One World, and that we should all share together and live in peace and oneness together, etc.
Isaac (a 12 year old eighth grader) said, “I want to wear one to school and see what the kids say!”
THOTH NOW IN TWO LIBRARIES!
We now have the Scripture The Holiest Of The Holies, The Last Testament (THOTH) placed in two libraries in Rio Rancho, New Mexico. These books will be put in the reference section.
Since THOTH is now so affordable ($19), people are purchasing several and putting them in bookstores, libraries and giving them to friends! It is time to start spreading The Good News!
This section is dedicated to what people in the Mission are doing. Let us know your part in the “beautiful bouquet of flowers” in service for God! This can be a source of ideas and inspiration for others.
Tahirah is putting ads in a local magazine in the South Florida area, inviting people to the Teaching of the Seven Seals and the Mission of Maitreya website.
Keyosha is also going to put an ad in a local Santa Fe magazine, called “The Light.” A simple ad such as, “Maitreya is here! www.maitreya.org” may prove to be very effective.
Bill Hall is still saying his chant:
God first, God first, God first,
Without Him there's no central purpose
God first, God first, God first,
Without Him there is no real joy that lasts,
God first, God first, God first.
His constant presence
Creates His Higher Consciousness
God first, God First, God first.
It is your path to Higher Consciousness
And eventually, Pure Consciousness,
God first, God first, God first.
His Highest Good is infinitely Greater
Than our limited finite idea of God,
God first, God first, God first.
Follow Him as much as you can
To be at your Highest Being,
God first, God first, God first.
Foolish manner of His Presence
Is Higher than our Wisdom
Of our finite self
God first, God first, God first.
But as the Tama Guna
Tempts us to the Lowest
Of our finite level,
God first, God first, God first.
So let The Reminder
Elevate Our Soul
To the path of consciousness upward,
God first, God first, God first.
So The great Reminder leads us
To higher peace, joy, love and
Our greatest sense of purpose (and Being),
God first, God first, God first;
As we build our Communities of Light. Sal-Om
Shakti wrote us a letter about her new place:
As most of you know, my husband Don and I and our two happy cats; Sunny and May Ching are getting settled in our home in North Central Florida.
We are on 18 acres of forest mainly with live oak, hickory, pine trees, and dogwoods. Some of the old oaks are over 200 years old.
The landscape is quite diverse with rolling hills & hollows, pine forests (commercial), oaks, cypress wetlands, farmland, many crystal springs and rivers. The Suwannee River State Park is about seven miles to the south. This natural setting makes the area very conducive for the wildlife. The variety of birds is extensive.
Don and I have been enjoying watching the hawks that live on the acreage. They are birds of prey in the family of falcons. So far we have seen the Red-shouldered hawk; a less conspicuous, more secretive raptor, confining its activities to moist bottomlands. A Red-tailed hawk recently showed up a couple of weeks ago. It inhabits open woodlands and it can soar up to 2,000 feet high. The Red-shouldered hawk prefers lower altitudes and likes to perch hidden in the cover of trees. These stately birds of prey provide natural control on many harmful rodents. They also eat other small mammals, insects, worms, other birds (usually caught in mid air), reptiles, etc. (This
information according to, "The Birds Around Us", Ortho Books)
In May we began watching a baby Red-shouldered hawk and mother through our telescope from the deck in the back of the house. Don named he/she, “Eggbert.” I chose 'Screech', however with some surrendering on my part, “Egg” stuck.
When I first began to watch this fuzzy little bird stretching its little featherless wings out standing on the edge of the big nest high in the hickory tree; my motherly feelings came and I began to worry about its safety. The instinct for survival in these birds is amazing. The mother would leave "Eggbert" alone most of the day in the summer heat with no water and then all of a sudden she would appear with lunch. First she would tear off pieces and gently feed her little one, and later she would fly in and drop something for “Egg/” then leave. One day I saw it alone with its beak open, gasping for air. My first instinct was to take the hose and spray it high up to the nest to cool the little thing; however, after some thought, I decided to just let nature take its course and trust the mother. It was difficult not to interfere. Deep down I knew this was right.
I began to see spiritual teachings in relation to the little nestling and mother. One was “detachment.” Instinctively, the mother left her young one alone much of the day and night; not from cruelty, but to teach it to become a good Hawk. Baby Eggbert would have to learn to be alone, to hunt for its own food, to make a nest; to survive as a strong bird of prey.
Maitreya wants us to BeCome strong, independent, knowledgeable, Divines. As the little hawk, we too, learn to fly on our own taking
the Mission message to the world.
The world needs the birds of prey; God created them for a purpose. We are also here for a purpose.
The mother hawk is also very responsible and patient to the care and training of her young one. I saw so many comparisons while discovering the hawks daily life that brought to mind our Mission teachings. Another was mindfulness; the mother always is on guard, fearless, ever-watching, protecting and hunting.
Watching nature you can see many instinctive qualities for living, and surviving. We are reminded by these beautiful creatures how useful and precious they are to the world and us.
Someday, in the future, my husband and I would like to share this “haven of Nature” and host retreats here with our Mission Community. As our Teacher, Maitreya has expressed, there will come a day when we will have many places all over the world to visit as our Community grows.
I see the Mission as the strong trunk of a great tree and we are all the branches reaching out to all. May we all bear good fruits.
Shakti & Family
"Our work is Holy, and whatever we do, will
give great fruit eventually." MAITREYA
The thoughts, love and peace of God will arise in those who perform meditation and/or The Reminder twice a day or more regularly.
They will become an instrument for His Will, sacrifice all for this ideal, surrender and submit unto Him, and become a universalist at last.
Also they follow the Fifteen Commandments.
With these, they will become the Elects, win His Grace, and reach their goal. Maitreya
An Explanation of The Greatest Sign
By Maitreya (Satsang Given 02/21/88)
Today we are going to present an overall view of the Mission and our basic teaching. It can be a kind of capsule of what we're trying to accomplish in our Mission, and what is our vision for the coming of the New Era on earth.
If you look at the whole right now, you can see the whole earth is going through a great upheaval. This upheaval can be seen in all levels of human endeavor. It is not only in one country, one nation, or one people, it is affecting everyone's life.
All the signs are directing and showing that a new direction for humanity is very necessary. This new direction, or coming of the New Era, has been predicted by all the major religions of the world. All of them predicted that eventually the earth will be a peaceful place and humanity will reach a point where they'll see there is no way but to realize that this is one world, one earth, one humanity, one creation, one Creator and we are interdependent -- not just interdependent with one another but with the whole universe.
This connection cannot be broken. Someone said that if even one person could break this connection, the whole universe would collapse. Of course, it's not possible to break because there is no separation between man and the Creator. God -- Creator, Father -- whatever name you want to call Him -- is desirous that humanity realize that this creation, this earth, and humanity are all one and inseparable from Him.
If this is true, then why is there so much confusion in religions, each religion separating itself from the other religions, or other persons? They say, "No, I am a Jew, or I am a Moslem, or I am a Christian, or I am a Hindu," or whatever religion their fathers were in, or their affiliates, or their countrymen, are following. That is the religion that they think everyone else has to follow. "I'm in this denomination, you're in another denomination, so we are separate from one another. I am a Moslem, you are a Christian, so we are different. You are a Jew, so we are different."
There's only one Creator. How can He create so many different religions and create so much confusion? Man did not want to follow God's Laws, which He gave thousands of years ago. And because man became self-conscious and said, "My will, not God's Will," there was a decision made that humanity would be left alone, by itself. He let them follow their own will and whims, and let them try to create their world, as they think the earth, or the life, or the environment they live in, has to be.
Spirit (Grace) was withdrawn from guiding humanity because they didn't want to listen. They said, "Our will, not Yours." That is why in the last 12,000 years there has been such confusion in human life, and from 6,000 years ago, great Prophets and great religions started appearing on earth.
God chose Prophets and sent messages through them. These messages each covered just one part of the greater truth. This truth was not revealed in whole during the last 12,000 years. Although it was revealed to humanity before then, humanity failed around 12,000 years ago. That's why a period of testing occurred, a period of letting the human see that what he is going to do alone by himself and to the earth if there is no guidance from God, from higher consciousness.
You can look at history and see strife, wars, injustice, disease and many, many horrible things that have gone through the earth for at least the last 6,000 years that we have written history and we are aware of what has happened. It is war after war, the domination of one group over the other and then the fall of that group and the domination from another group, etc. It has happened all throughout history to this point. Being separate from one another has become kind of a norm for humanity.
We were talking about unity. Some people can't imagine it because they separate one from another in so many ways -- "ours and theirs, this is my religion, this is their religion." Now people are waking up more and more, and they are seeing that is not working. Probably years ago it would have worked. Now they see, if something happens to another country or another nation, it is going to affect them. They have no escape. They are very much a part of the interdependent earth, and they cannot escape being affected by the actions of other people -- their beliefs, their value systems, their economical systems, their social systems, their intellectual systems. All of this is affecting them. They have no escape.
They don't understand it, there is such confusion. Each culture truly believes they have the truth. They really believe that they are the way and what they have been inspired with is the only way. You know this by listening to a Hindu or a Buddhist or a Moslem or a Christian. They really believe, and they are sincere in what they do and what they are following. At the same time, all of them preach there is one God who sends all these religions to humanity, and the other person's God doesn't know what he is talking about. Only their God knows the truth.
So although they want to create unification, each wants to convert the other to his own religion. They say, "The only way that peace can come on earth is for everyone to become a Moslem," "The only way that humanity can be saved is for everyone to become a Christian," "The only way that God is going to bring that everlasting peace is to fulfill the Jewish expectation of being the chosen people."
Then what is the truth? What has God really created in the last 12,000 years? Who is the chosen person? The chosen person is the person who follows God's Will. Yet, who knows what God's Will is?
That is where the Mission comes in. Our teaching comes to humanity with a definite answer. We don't want to convert each of you to one religion. Each person, each religion, each Prophet had a message for humanity. Each of these messages, although they have great truth, are not complete without the rest of the messages. Each of these messages belongs to the greater truth that we call, the Eternal Divine Path.
And who is the Elect? Who is the chosen? The One who follows this Eternal Divine Path, or those who follow the Eternal Divine Path are the Children of Israel (Children of Light)‚ the chosen ones, the light bearers.
This Message brings unity because the Moslem doesn't have to stop being a Moslem. He expands himself to the rest of the truth. The Christian doesn't have to give up his Christianity. He expands himself to the six other truths that we present to humanity. All this teaching has been given in The Greatest Sign. In The Greatest Sign, humanity is unified.
Click (or copy and past into your browser) here to view The Greatest Sign:
The very center of The Greatest Sign represents God. The three colors of The Greatest Sign, the blue, the orange and the white, represent the creative forces in the universe. Consciousness doesn't have any form, any color, any name. It can only be realized in its purest form that is not created, because it is beyond the three creative forces (gunas) in the universe.
So when the universe started expanding from the very center of itself, you can call It "Father" or "Pure Consciousness," It evolved Itself in a spinning process. As It spun, It created the whole universe. So the whole universe was created by Consciousness, or Father, and the creative force which you can call Mother, The Holy Mother, the Creation, Nature.
Eventually man was created in the image of God (). As you see, the seal on the bottom of The Greatest Sign () and the center sign () are in each other's image. God created man in His own image. Of course, man's spiritual forces, which are represented by the horizontal I-Ching, have not yet been awakened. That's why man's spiritual forces are in a horizontal position () and God's spiritual forces are in a vertical position (). From the very beginning God presented the Eternal Divine Path, or the seven steps to reach Pure Consciousness (or the goal of life).
In order to know God, you have to become familiar with Self and how the universe has been created (). In this regard, many paths and much mystical knowledge have been revealed to humanity. This mystical knowledge is taught in all religions of the world. The very base of this knowledge is meditation, or going within to know Self. If you know Self, which is in the image of God, then you know God. Man, know thyself -- to know God -- because Self and God are the same.
These mystical paths cover Hinduism, or the Far East Philosophies. It covers Buddhism; it covers Kaballah, the mystical teaching of the Jewish religion. It covers mystical Christianity. It covers Sufism in Islam and any other path that talks about knowing Self is knowing God. So the very first step in this spiritual journey is to know Self. The fastest way to know Self is meditation.
In order to meditate you need an environment that supports you in all levels, so you can have enough time to meditate and know Self. That is where the Communities of Light (second seal or star of David) () come in. If you study the Old Testament, you will see that God is trying to choose a people as His own, the people who will accept Him as their King. They will accept Him as the Highest Authority. And they will create Communities of Light based on God's Word, God's Teachings and God's Commands.
These communities are symbolically represented by the twelve tribes of Israel. The twelve tribes of Israel had a system -- the triangle upward -- which Moses brought to them. They also had a very deep spiritual understanding of God's Plan and God's Law -- the triangle downward.
So they had the system (), and they had the Laws and Grace of God (). They were reaching up to God and God was reaching down to them. That is why they created the Communities of Light, they became the Children of Israel -- the Children of Light. Knowing Self will be accelerated in these communities because you will have the time, support and understanding of others to be able to meditate to know God and become One with Him.
In order to create such communities, sacrifice is needed. The third seal (the cross) () is the symbol of the coming of the Christ, Esa (Jesus). Esa went to the cross for his ideal. He showed that in order to create the Communities of the Children of Light, the utmost sacrifice is necessary. Sacrifice really means, not being self-centered. It means to be other-centered, to give up "mine" and "thine" for "ours."
Sacrifice makes such communities possible. Of course, sacrifice, like everything else, can be three kinds. It can be from ignorance, passion or knowledge. Sacrifice for something that is not necessary and the person doesn't need it, is from ignorance. Sacrifice when you expect something in return, is from passion. When you expect something in return, then it's really a business, isn't it? "I do something for you, you do something for me." So you are not really doing sacrifice but you are making a deal. "You do this for me, I'll do that for you." Sacrifice from knowledge is when it is done without expectation, for the good of the community.
At the same time, you always have to be careful. It is just like a good plant. When you have a good plant the soil around the plant is good. So usually the weeds start growing around it also. The weeds start trying to obtain the nutrition from the soil where the plants are growing.
Sacrificing has to be done with a very discriminating mind, so that we will not sacrifice for the weeds but for the real plants. We have to weed out those elements that use the resources of the community but really don't give any flower, or don't give any fruit.
You know them by their fruit. If they're not giving any fruit, what do you do? It is a weed, cut it off. You have no choice. You have to say, "OK, this is a weed, now I know." Then, after awhile, you know all the weeds. When you see a weed you say, "Oh, that is a weed," right away.
That is why sacrificing is so important. Many communities have suffered because very few sacrifice to the utmost and many other "weeds" just eat their nutrition. Then they became thinner and thinner. Eventually they died because they didn't have any nutrition themselves to continue. They just gave and gave and gave. When they no longer gave, those communities fell apart!
Everyone, even the highest person on earth, has a limit in his capacity to give. The physical body is very demanding on the energy. Therefore, you have to weed out those things that will weaken the community and only bring in those that give fruits. Then you might be able to help others to a point that they also will give fruit.
Even in sacrificing, there is a pitfall. After you sacrifice for a while, you might create two kinds of expectation. You either say, "Oh, I am sacrificing so much, but why is it not working?" Sometimes it feels so slow, everything is going slow and things are not happening. You put so much effort into people and things, and you think, "It's not happening." So you might become discouraged.
The other one is, you sacrifice and you do to gain some results. And you say, "Wow, I'm such a great person. Look at me. I'm the person who's doing this. Really, this Mission needs me. I am really the person running this Mission," etc. Ego comes in.
That is when the surrendering and submission (fourth seal) () should be remembered. Surrendering means to do the Will of God but surrender the results to Him. Submission is to ideate that, It is not really me who is doing it, it is God who is doing it through me.
With submission we become a channel for God, and we do sacrifice with a discriminative mind. We weed out the weeds. We strengthen the community. Yet at the same time, we never become very egoistical. We say, "OK God, you did a good job. Thank you very much, I'll go ahead to another project, to another thing."
The very name of Islam means to be submissive to God. Yet, with being submissive, you still might create a narrow perception of the universe.
We say, "OK, I just sacrificed and became a channel for God for this community. I don't care about the rest of the communities. I don't care about the rest of humanity. I don't care about the rest of the universe. As long as my community is in good shape, that's enough." That is where the narrowness and the smallness of the mind come in.
It's just like a river going to the ocean. As long as the water continues flowing to the ocean, it stays fresh, it stays beautiful. It jumps over the rocks and you can see the joy in it, just like it's laughing. If you listen to the river very carefully, you can hear the river laughing because it's going to the ocean.
Just imagine somehow the water in the river got stuck and became a pond. What happens to a pond? It spoils. It doesn't progress any longer. The moment the river doesn't progress toward the ocean, or God, what happens? It becomes spoiled. The frogs start entering it and a lot of unwanted animals start living in that pond. It becomes smelly, full of bugs and germs. It's no longer connected; it's no longer progressing.
That's what happens when you do not become a universalist (fifth seal) (). A universalist is one who sees that God is everything and the universe is God. There is no separation between any element in this universe and any other element. He realizes that whatever separates any portion of the universe from another portion, is narrow. That is not from God. That is dogma. Universalism is the very pivotal point in the Baha'i teaching. The Baha'i teaching is universalism.
So by meditation and becoming familiar with the Spirit within (first seal) (), we will understand the mystical part in humans. Then by trying to create the Communities of Light (second seal) (), sacrificing to create the Communities of Light (third seal) (), and becoming submissive to God (fourth seal) (), we awaken our spiritual forces. If we look at The Greatest Sign in the fourth seal, the spiritual force has become vertical now, as God's is.
When you are submissive, your spiritual forces are awakened. This is not the same as the people who love to have a lot of powers. For instance, they work on how to bend a fork. Why do you want to have the power of mind to bend a fork? What good does that do?
It just reminds me of that yogi who went to his teacher. His teacher said, "OK, go and meditate on this word." This yogi went and meditated for ten years. He came back to his teacher and said, "Teacher, come, come, I want to show you a great thing." The teacher said, "What, what do you want to show me?" He said, "Come, come." They went to the lake close by where his teacher was living, and the disciple started walking on the water and went to the middle of the lake.
His teacher thought for a while, called the boatman and gave him a penny. He said, "Take me to that foolish yogi there." And so the boatman took him there. When the teacher came to the yogi he said, "You spent ten years for something I can buy for one penny? So you can walk on the water. You wasted your time. I didn't give you that word for you to learn how to walk on the water!"
It's OK, if some powers came to you, it's fine. If during your spiritual progress some powers came to you, this is the gift of The Holy Ghost. That's OK, use them for the good of humanity but don't be proud of them and show them off. Don't become carried away by them. "Oh, I have this healing power. I am channeling. I can bend a fork." Bending a fork is really foolish. Having these gifts is great, but how can I help humanity? This is greater. It is our birthright to have these gifts.
Then, when we become submissive, this submission brings us the feeling that even that gift is from God. When we awaken our spiritual forces, then God is manifested through us in Truth. He and us are One because our spiritual forces are awakened. We are One in Spirit. See, the I-Ching is vertical in the center sign () and the I-Ching in the fourth seal is vertical (). The spiritual forces are awakened.
After becoming a universalist, seeing God is everywhere and in everything and there is no separation (), you become an Elect (sixth seal) (). That is who an Elect is. An Elect is a person who knows himself (first seal) (). He tries to create the Communities of Light (second seal) (). He sacrifices for the Communities of Light (third seal) (). He becomes submissive to God (fourth seal) (), a universalist (fifth seal) (), and then he becomes an Elect (sixth seal) ().
An Elect is not a religious name. It's not Jewish, or Hindu, or Moslem, or Christian -- it doesn't have any name. It has the quality of that which he has gone through. Such a person is open and is a dynamic spiritual force. These people will lead humanity to Oneness with God, to Pure Consciousness.
So really, as we see, the spiritual forces are awakened in the fourth seal (). By the time we come to the sixth seal (), as we go through the Eternal Divine Path, our spiritual forces are fully awakened. We are One with God in all levels. In this sixth seal (), we manifest God's qualities completely. There is no narrowness of mind. There is no separation. There is no "mine and thine." There is no "my country, your country, my religion, your religion, my this and my that." It's, What is God's Plan?
God's Plan is to bring Unity in the universe. What makes us not be unified and One? Our egos which separate us from one another.
As we can see The Greatest Sign represents the seven seals that have been prophesied will come to earth. It explains a greater truth which contains all major religions and all the Mystical Paths on earth. Not only does it show the path to Pure Consciousness or Oneness with God, it also unifies everyone together. It shows how all have come from one God and all only have part of His Truth. When we put all of these seals together, we will become one. The whole is greater than its parts!
That is the purest, most clear teaching or revelation for humanity. This can create unity for humanity and make them come out of this dead end that they are in. As we said, you have to accept God and His Teachings. You have to accept His Will. You have to accept His Message and work toward Its fulfillment.
Its fulfillment is really very simple. It is to create the Communities of Light. That is where the power goes to the people. The Communities of Light are really where we can say, "It is a system for the people, by the people and of the people." It's in the hands of the people and that is how we can give the power to the people -- the people whose minds, decisions and communities are based on God and God's Plan.
These communities will create the hierarchy, or the system. It is these communities that will create the hierarchy on earth and will bring unity to humanity. And it will happen, not by force, but in a very evolutionary manner, because these communities are of the people, and it is the people who will change the earth, not anyone else. Because it evolves from the people and because it is the desire of God and His Will, it will happen.
It has been prophesied that He will come as the King and we have to accept Him as the King. These communities will accept Him as the King. And because they accept Him as the King, He will come. His Will is to see this happen. Therefore, that is the only way to bring peace and unity to humanity. That is why we emphasize the creation of the Communities of Light.
The Communities of Light are the answer to our salvation, physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. It is in these communities that we can see ourselves face-to-face and work on ourselves to progress to our perfection. This comes not easily and overnight but in an evolutionary manner.
Individually in the Communities of Light, in the dynamics of the collectivity, we start seeing ourselves clearly -- the way we act. Then because we meditate and everyone is in higher consciousness in these communities, we have no choice but to face the Spirit in each other. When we face the Spirit in each other -- and it is from higher consciousness -- we suddenly realize, "Look, there are so many things that I didn't know about myself. Now I can look at myself squarely and there's no judgmentality. It's OK. We're not perfect. We'll try together."
As we're trying together, we're compassionate toward one another. We see one another's faults, yet at the same time we compassionately point out to one another those faults. We grow together toward a greater unity which is in God because we all are focusing on God, not one another.
If I am One with God and you are One with God, then we are One. But if I try to become one with you and you try to become one with me, it won't happen because nothing becomes united in physical creation. It is an illusion that the people want -- to become unified and united with each other. After awhile they become disillusioned. Then they try many relationships and have no choice but to say, "Well, this is not the person. This is not the person. This is not the person."
Eventually they go through all these relationships and they become very disappointed. They say, "No, it can't be done on earth." Yet with God it can be done. If I am One with God and you're one with God, and we take care of these little personality problems and our wills, eventually we reach a point where we see, Yes, we are One. It wasn't that hard. We just needed to work out some little personality problems with each other. Then that Love of God will spring from each of us and that is the rarest commodity in the universe. Very few people really have the commodity of the true Love of God that they can present to each other. Yet that is what humanity needs.
The more of these Communities of Light we create, the more people go to this fountain of Love. As Esa told that lady at the well, "I'll give you of this water that you will thirst no more."
Then many people can eat of this infinite Love and drink of this fountain, and never thirst again. That is when the Kingdom will come on earth, not by force, not by revolution, but by the infinite Love of God in the Communities of Light.
Assuredly there are many out there who claim to be “The One.” How can we know who is really The One? It is the prophecies that help us distinguish who is the Anointed One from God, and who is not. Even in the Bible it says, “Many shall come in my name…and shall deceive many.”
Each time the Messiah (Messiah means, The Anointed One, the Spirit of God on Earth) comes to the earth, He fulfills the promises that God gave about how He will return. Again this time, it has happened with the coming of Maitreya. God promised certain things for His appearance.
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 important events that can be found in His Scriptures, and also in the hearts of men.
Prophecy #2: Revelation 10:7: “But in the days of the voice of the seventh angel, when he shall begin to sound, the mystery of God should be finished, as he hath declared to his servants the prophets.”
So if there is a seventh angel to come, who were the previous six? As it was described in the Satsang above, the angels refer to the Prophets of the Seven Seals.
The Seventh Angel is the one (Prophet) who opens the whole truth, like in the Seventh Chakra, when His Oneness and Vastness is realized. The Seventh Angel is like the opening of the Seventh Chakra of humanity, connecting God to humanity directly.
So we can see that before the Seventh Angel comes, humanity is in different charkas, not connected to God directly. As in the seventh chakra, an aspirant realizes the unity of all charkas and their relationship and receives the whole picture, the seventh angel also reveals the whole picture. God is a Mystery until the ultimate unity is achieved, which is the seventh chakra.
As with chakras, there are pitfalls and possibilities of falling off into Maya. Everything before the revelation of the Seventh Angel cannot be perfect and is full of pitfalls.
Next month’s prophecy:
The prediction that Maitreya would come after the fall of the Persian Empire!
Mission website: http://www.maitreya.org
Sal-Om! See you in August![english/FOOTNOTE.HTM]