Good afternoon everyone. How is everyone doing? Good?
[some answers sounds like good] Are you enjoying the Feast of
Tabernacles? God said we have to keep it Holy.
is the Feast of Tabernacles? Does anyone know what Feast of
Tabernacles means, what God said happens? Anyone?
He wants His people to worship Him during the Feast of Tabernacles.
He wants His people to worship Him all the time.
is the difference between the Feast of Tabernacles and the
They are to remind us of some event.
Yes, which one reminds us of some event, the Feast, or Passover?
[both talking together here] Passing over, yes, right.
Those who were with God and they put the blood of the lamb on their
doorposts were saved. It used to be the blood of the lamb,
which they put on their doorposts. Then Christ came and went
to the cross as the unblemished lamb of God so we do not need the
blood of lambs anymore. He paid for the sin of the world.
That was the symbology of killing the lamb and putting the blood on
then Christ came and sacrificed for everyone. Do we need that
our spiritual journey starts at the beginning of the year. We
start meditating and awakening our spiritual forces for the first
seven days. For the second seven days we realize that the
Communities of Light
are important and necessary. And at 14 day the Passover
starts. It is the full moon in the first month of the year,
which is a lunar year. You should know [talking to Radah], you
do the calendar each year.
the full moon we start the third seal, which is the night of the
Passover at the same time. That is when the real overcoming
happens. We are going through the third chakra, or the lower
nature, to the higher self. That is why Christ is so
important. You can only go there by the Grace, not with your
course, some people say you do not need to work, Grace is enough.
But if you have the Grace, you work for God. You cannot say,
“Oh, I have the Grace, I do not need to work. I do not need to
follow the Laws. I have the Grace.” When you have the
Grace, you follow the Laws.
well, I am getting to Satsang. We are supposed to have a
talent night tonight.
So you did not finish telling us the meaning of Feast of
I am not going to tell you [laughter].
OK. We will do a lecture on it.
Well, we are going to talk about it probably after the talent show.
Usually this time of the Feast of Tabernacles is for the audience
not me. Our Feast is very balanced. We give lectures.
We go to the mountains. We go to the community. So it is
kind of a mini-representation of the
Communities of Light, showing how it will be. We are
also close to our community, we do reach to the community we live
in, as we did today, cleaning books in the library, and help the
community. Their books are much nicer now than they were this
morning. So who did it? You helped to do it.
imagine if our numbers were hundreds and thousands, the communities
would really appreciate our effort to make it a beautiful and nice
place to live. So we are open to everyone.
just like, our teaching is so vast and open when we go out there, if
we meet a Moslem, “OK, let us sit and talk about the Koran
and the Prophet.” If we meet a Christian? “Sure, let us
see how Christ is going to come from the sky. Is he really
going to open the clouds and say, ‘I am here’ and that is it,
everything will be fine?”
this is a sample of the Communities of Light. We are
very open people and we are here to reach to humanity. And we
are not a cult. That is for sure. A cult is the one that
the person becomes more important than the message. The
Messenger becomes more important than the message, and he connects
you to himself.
Actually, I do not want to have anything to do with you guys, OK?
Just get off of my back and go to God [laughing]. So I am
absolutely free. I am just giving the message and connecting
you to God.
we will go to the talent show and let us see, what talents do we
have? Just imagine if we had hundreds and thousands of people
and very talented people just suddenly join in and put everyone in
heaven. What is the name of that Indian sitar player?
Ravi Shankar comes and plays sitar for the Feast, or a beautiful
singer comes from another culture like Africa or someone like a very
nice, good musician in the United States or Canada or Europe joins
us and comes and gives us beautiful music.
do not have Ravi Shankar here tonight but our talents are pretty
good. Let us start the show, if you are ready. If you
are not ready we can…
Rehearse it? [laughter] [Keyosha goes to the microphone]
Is she the announcer or is she going to do the talent show?
That is a good idea. I will just be the announcer [laughter].
Maitreya, I have two poems to share with you.
first one is called, “The Eternal Divine Path,” and it was
actually written for the children’s page in the newsletter.
But then we really are not doing a children’s page so I thought I
would share it at tonight’s talent show:
my children, and you shall hear
Of a Path to walk that’s
eternal, created in eternity
because of its Godliness and purity.
start at seal one, and move to seal seven
Reaching Pure Consciousness, the Kingdom of Heaven.
Through pitfalls and progress, you’ll cover them all
are the one who must answer the call.
your brothers and sisters of the road that awaits
they not meander within Maya’s tall gates.
are tools from Maitreya, our Messenger and Guide
quickly my children, He bids us inside.
Eternal Divine Path is calling us home
So follow it, follow it, there’s no time to roam.
OK. Thank you all very much.
everyone to help me with this second poem. I need all of you
to meditate and really help me be real connected. This poem is
called, “Thanksgiving Is The First Law.” And I think it
expresses the way I feel about the Feast of Tabernacles and
probably the way all of us feel about the Feast of Tabernacles:
you, Lord, for laughter
you, Lord, for love
you, Lord for thankfulness
Singing out like a dove.
Pouring out your beauty
every simple thing.
you, Lord, for hearts so full
thankfulness you bring.
life is a glorious gift from you
that is what we all must learn
it to help and guide
every step or turn
for where you take us
your Spirit that makes us
your Grace is most sufficient
all who walk this Path.
you, Lord, for your loving Grace
the Compassion that Thou hast.
Very good. Very good.
Now we would like to ask if anyone in the Internet world has any
talent that they would like to share with us. [silence]
No talent on the Internet [laughter].
What happened to Ishvara’s harmonica?
Yes. What happened to your harmonica, Ishvara? Did you
put it away?
If you want I can play a small melody.
Sure. Go ahead. We would love to hear you. You are
OK. I am going to play a melody that everyone knows for sure.
Haree Om Shrii Hung on the harmonica.] [applause]
That is beautiful, Ishvara. Actually, later on if we have
musicians they can actually play Haree Om Shrii Hung just the
way Ishvara did it. It does not have to be just the things we
use, it can be on a much higher level. After a while you do
not have to follow exactly the footing, but you can just go crazy
about it if you want to. Just let your Spirit go and suddenly
someone goes to samadi in the middle of dancing [laughter].
It is just like tomorrow,
we are going to do the rounding. Well, our group is small.
Just imagine a couple of thousand people are in the Feast.
For example, as I said many times, we are going to have 24 hours of
Kirtan for the whole Feast of Tabernacles. Anytime, in the
middle of the night when you go to the Kirtan room, someone is doing
the Kirtan and you can sit there and meditate. It is a
was beautiful, Ishvara. Very pretty. What is next?
I am always completely blank on what happens in talent nights.
These guys completely surprise me.
are going to play the flute? I thought he was playing the
Do you want me to play Samgacchadvam?
Yes, Ishvara, go ahead.
[Playing Samgacchadvam on the harmonica.] [applause]
That is beautiful. Samgacchadvam is such a devotional song,
isn’t it? I think they are preparing for Sarah-ji and Isaac to
do something for the talent show.
[Isaac on flute, accompanied by Sarah-ji on the piano playing, “Kumbaya.”
Something went wrong and they broke out laughing, then tried again,
and again. But there was such joy in the laughter.]
Was that talent in laughing [laughter]? You are very talented,
Isaac [laughing more].
It was a Feast of laughing.
What is that, what kind of a bone is that called?
It is the funny bone.
The funny bone. Tickle bone?
Tickle the funny bone.
Is there anyone else on the Internet who has some talent to share
with us? [silence] OK then, this is the finale [laughter].
This is the finale, the group singing. Did you practice in the
mountains yesterday? Yes. I can tell. I never
heard any noise.
[singing The Impossible Dream, by Joe Darion & Mitch Leigh]
dream the impossible dream,
fight the unbeatable foe.
bear with unbearable sorrow,
where the brave dare not go
right the unrightable wrong,
love pure and chaste from afar,
when your arms are too weary,
reach the unreachable star!
is my quest
follow that star,
matter how hopeless,
matter how far;
fight for the right
Without question or pause,
willing to march into hell for a heavenly cause!
I’ll only be true
this glorious quest,
lie peaceful and calm,
I’m laid to my rest,
be better for this;
Scorned and covered with scars,
his last ounce of courage,
reach the unreachable stars.
Ohhh. That was beautiful. We do not need Ravi Shankar
[laughter]. Ravi Shankar, eat your heart out. That is
beautiful. Very good.
[through the Internet] Everyone, that was just beautiful. They
are chill bumps on me. And Ishvara and everyone, very, very
How are your daughters doing, Emma? Are they doing OK?
[through the Internet] Yes, Maitreya. It is still just
one day at a time. Thank you.
You do not have any of them there by you tonight, do you?
[through the Internet] No, they are not. They are in bed.
OK. They were in last year’s talent show night and they played
flute and sang for us and all that. I hope they are going to
be fine. Just trust God and pray for her. Teach your
daughter to pray also.
send me letters and say, “Pray for me.” I say, “OK. But
pray yourself too.” That is the fastest way to the heart of
God, if we pray ourselves. And what is our prayer usually?
What do we ask God? Do we ask for powers, experiences,
visions, revelations, and ecstasy? What else is there?
Astral projection? [laughter] What else do they do when they
do that? They say, “I had that astral projection last night
and I saw this wonderful teacher or guru who was all white with a
very long beard. I am a very spiritual person.”
Actually a lady who taught these things came to visit us one time.
Someone asked me a question, like how to attain something. And
this person said, “DESIRE IT!” Do you remember what that was
I think someone asked how you could have spiritual experiences or
something like that.
And she was always talking about astral projection. It was
before you came to the
Ma. We were still in 825 Lafayette Drive in Albuquerque.
She said, “DESIRE IT!” with such a force. “Whoa, OK, sorry!”
[laughter] God has nothing to do with it. You just
desire it and it happens.
when you get it, what are you going to do with it? If it is
not the desire of God for you to have it, usually it is more trouble
than you can handle because the only thing you can have without too
much trouble is when your desire and God’s desire are in sync.
When they are not, then your desire is your desire and God’s desire
for you is something else. Or what is good for you is
happens in this situation is that we are swimming against the
current, aren’t we? If God wants to take us here and we want
to go there, what happens? It is very hard to swim if the
current, especially if the current is the Spirit of the Universe,
which is a million times stronger than our will/desire.
Especially if you are close to the King. Do you have any will
of yourself if you are close to the King?
remember that essay, “Predestination or Choice?” Some people
say we are all predestined in our lives, “What happens to us, we
deserve it. That is it!”
people say, “No. It is all our choice. We make our
choices and what we choose, of course, is the consequence of what
happens to us.”
But if you read that
essay, it completely explains that as you become closer to the King,
or God, you lose your will. You would say, “Your Will be
done, not mine.” Most of the people say, “My will be done, not
God’s.” “It is my will, I want to go this way, so I am going
to go this way.”
we say, “Your Will be done,” if we are close to the King… Who
has more choice, a Prime Minister or a peasant? Which one has
more choice to do whatever they want to do? The peasant.
He can wake up in the morning and say, “I am not going to go to work
today. I can just lay down here and have fun.” Can the
Prime Minister do that? If the king says, “Come here. I
need to talk to you!” he cannot say no. He has to do what the
we become closer to God what happens to us? Do we have any
choice? No, we do not have any choice. We say, “OK, Your
Will be done. I am all yours. Do with me as Your Will,
will be.” So we just accept His Will.
what is His Will?
at same time]: The Kingdom Of Heaven On Earth.
That is right.
And for the whole universe to reach Pure Consciousness.
Well, that is the result, that is not the goal. Actually the
goal is what?
Eternal Divine Path.
Very good. That is the goal of our life, isn’t it? The
goal of the life is to Be(come) Divine. How many people know
that, that their goal is to Be(come) Divine? [Sarah motions,
like counting who is in the room] [laughter] Two, four, six,
eight, nine, ten, eleven, twelve. Look, just the right number!
OK, so twelve. How many people are there on earth? We
are not going to go to space and count the beings out there as well.
More than 6 billion.
More than 6 billion. Good. Go to any kid in school and
ask them, “What is your goal?” You will hear answers like, “I
want to become a lawyer.” “I want to become a doctor.”
“I want to become a professor.” “I want to become a truck
“I want to become a rock star.”
“I want to become a rock star.” “I want to become famous.”
“I want to have a lot of money.” But say, “No, your goal is to
Be(come) Divine.” And they just look at you, “What? I
have never heard about that job. What is the pay?”
can see that that is what we have to teach our children, that your
goal is to Be(come) Divine. And then when they become a
doctor, what do they become?
A divine doctor.
A divine doctor. Of course, we are not going to have a divine
lawyer, for sure [laughter]. Why not have a Divine lawyer?
We can have a Divine lawyer, of course. A Divine lawyer is a
person who really wants to work for the people to establish their
rights for them? Not just to make a class action suit and put
a couple of million dollars in their pockets and all that.
can see that if the children know that the goal of their lives is to
Be(come) Divine, then the next step is, “What am I good at?”
What is the child good at?
can especially see this in the community. After a while the
child will manifest what he or she is good at. Of course, I
have not figured out what Isaac is good at yet. What are you
good at, Isaac? He even does not know himself. We are
working on that.
I do not want to be a mathematician.
Isaac is a good writer. He is a very good writer. He
reads well. He goes through the books just like butter.
600-700 pages in two days, three days, and the book is finished.
But we know him. How many parents really know their children,
especially those who do not care that much about what is happening
to their children? You can see that that is real education
that the community has to teach the children, your goal is to
is why I always used to tell Isaac, “You do not have to compete with
anyone but yourself.” If you compete with yourself, are you
going to get good at what you do? Or will you be worried all
the time, “Am I good enough to compete with other kids, or with my
cousin, or with my other family, or neighbor, or this and that, or
other kids?” No, but, “What am I good at myself?” You
can see that that is the kind of education the
is presenting to humanity, to teach your kids to Be(come) Divine.
you Be(come) Divine? By following the Eternal Divine Path.
What are we called? We are called Divines. What are you
called in the
Mission of Maitreya? You are Divines. What do we
do? We follow the
Eternal Divine Path.
Be(com)ing Divine by just joining the
No. How do you Be(come) Divine? By following the
Eternal Divine Path.
see it is so simple and so right to the point. And that is
what is going to solve all of humanities problems. This simple
thing we just talked about, “The Goal Of The Life Is To Be(come)
Divine.” How do you Be(come) Divine? You follow the
Eternal Divine Path.
Eternal Divine Path? The Greatest Sign and our
teaching: awakening of your spiritual forces, meditation, etc.
But what do you meditate on? You meditate to Be(come) a better
person. Look at your faults and desires and attachments.
Do you meditate to receive an experience? No. If an
experience happens, great. Just look at it, love it and say,
“Thanks God for the gift.” You can sure receive power.
It is OK, you can receive power, but do not misuse it.
tell you the story of when I started meditating what happened?
I started seeing people’s futures, what is going to happen to them,
or what they had done in the past. When I started meditating,
I was living in Pennsylvania. There was a city called
Wilkes-Barre. Had you ever heard about it? Oh yes, you
are from Pennsylvania. I was in Scranton. Wilkes-Barre
is around 18-20 miles from Scranton, even less. I do not
a lot of friends there in the high school in Wilkes-Barre. We
were invited to their gatherings and parties and things like that.
I started seeing their lives, what they have done, etc., telling
them what to do, what they did in the past, and things like that.
And I became very famous. Everyone would come and gather
around me. I loved it. I just loved the attention and
the people, I would tell them things that no one else knew.
after one month I lost the power. I was so miserable
[laughter]. That was a good lesson. The powers, if you
misuse them, you lose them.
you can hurt other people. You can hurt yourself, you can hurt
those you love. That is why the lesson was that you do not
meditate for powers. You do not meditate for this but meditate
to become a better person, a more effective person, a good person.
Create the Communities of Light. Become a center of
comfort for other people to come to be with you to create the
Communities of Light together.
from an educational point of view, how education is already set up,
the base of the education should be to teach children that the goal
of their life is to Be(come) Divine, to Be Divine.
course, there are two approaches to Be(com)ing Divine. Some
people say you are already Divine, “Be still and know that I am
God.” If you can stay still, you are already Divine.
Some people say, “No, you have to Be(come) Divine. You have
to overcome your shortcomings and Be(come) Divine.”
just like at the last Satsang we talked about those creatures in
every person. So if you want to Be(come) Divine, as you
overcome each shortcoming, what do you become? Do you become
more perfect? If I had a shortcoming, if I overcame it, I
would become more perfect. So each shortcoming is one step
closer to Be(com)ing Divine.
is what? As Christ said, “Become perfect as your Father in
heaven.” That is Divine. Is God Divine? Yes.
Does He follow the Eternal Divine Path? Sure. He
should, He was sending this Revelation to all. Even Buddha
talked about Sangha and Dharma, a community based on Dharma, innate
nature of each individual in the community.
of you, each person on earth, has some talent, something they can
contribute. We each have a talent, an ability to contribute to
the community. There is no person who does not.
can see that again our teaching is bringing a new revolution or a
new way of looking at education, how the children should be brought
up. The children today are incredible what they do. They
spend hours, watching television, and many hours in front of that,
what do you call them?
Nintendo, and Playstation 2, and Playstation 3, and it is getting worse and
worse with each Playstation their characters have become more naked and
more violent. What are we teaching them? A lot of people
are now having a movement, that some of those pictures are actually
on the border of pornography. They are five, six, eight year
old kids growing up with those kinds of images in their minds.
No wonder they are violent and rowdy and uncontrollable and the
whole society is going downhill.
father is not there and the mother has a hard time to take care of
the children. They both are needed. None of you can do
it without the other one. It is not, “Oh, I am the father, the
mother is not needed,” or, “I am the mother, I work and make my own
money. I do not need the father.” Both of them are
needed for the children. Each of them have different energy
that they bring to the marriage and the community.
is the community based on? The community is based on couples.
Anything that destroys the base of the Kingdom, which is the pure
couples, is not acceptable. It is as simple as that. It
is not something that is a bad idea, or we are against anyone or
anything like that. It is just that anything that destroys
that setup is no good.
we are having pure couples, marriage in that family environment, and
kids who are taught to Be(come) Divine. Do you think the
Kingdom is manifesting? Can you see it is creeping into
humanity based on those principles? That is why I would like
to see our community have schools, have our own teachers who teach
kids Communities of Light, Eternal Divine Path,
religions, etc. “What are we going to study today on
religions? We are going to study the Baha’is today.” Or,
“What is tomorrow? We are going to study Buddhism, and the
next day, Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Shintoism, and this and
that.” After a while, after the kids graduate, do they know
everything about all religions? They sure do. Have they
been narrowed in one religion? No, they are open.
he reads THOTH. He reads an explanation of
everything he reads and he knows where each of them fall. See,
it is wonderful. We can create such young people who are
articulate, they are educated, and they are open. So it is a
vision that we have to work for, that kind of a society.
vision has been sent to us, how it should be. It does not have
any boundary. I am not saying we have to establish it in Iran,
or Iraq, or India, or Pakistan, or South Africa. It does not
matter. Wherever you put these principles down you will see
the result, which leads to His Kingdom.
put these principles down in the United States, you will see the
results. You will see it in France, you will see the results.
You will see it in Quebec, you will see the results. It does
not matter, it is just the principle of it. It will manifest
great things no matter where they are applied to.
can see that God has already given us everything that we need to
bring the Kingdom Of Heaven On Earth. And who is going to do
it? Am I going to do it by myself, alone?
“Tomorrow Communities of Light are going to pop up all over.”
They are the hand of God and will manifest His Kingdom. I am
the first fruit. Now I give this fruit to you. You go
and spread it, just like a candle, I light you up and you light ten
other candles or twelve candles. Actually it is kind of a,
what is that business called?
Chain letter [laughing]. You send to twelve people who tell
twelve others, and so on. Actually it is very simple. I
calculated it one time. It takes around seven or eight levels
to reach the whole of humanity. If we reach twelve people who
each reach twelve others, who each reach twelve people…
was a story that a man came and did a wonderful thing for a king in
Persia. And the king said, I will give you anything you want.
I will give you half of my kingdom if you like. He said, “No.
I do not want half of your kingdom. Just give me one grain and
multiply it to two in each square in the chessboard. There are
sixty-four, eight times eight. Just put one in the first, two,
four, and so on. That is all I want.”
king said, “Oh, that is easy. That we can do.” Then they
calculated. The king had to gather his grain for around 50
years [laughing] to be able to satisfy what he asked.
man said, “I was just kidding. It is OK. You do not have
to do that.”
does not take too long, really. It is really very effective.
If twelve people reach twelve people, and those twelve each reach
twelve people, and those hundred forty-four each reach twelve
people, and that whatever, each reach another twelve, it takes
around 7, 8 or 9 at the most 10 levels, to reach the whole of
humanity. Isn’t that simple?
each of us are a chain letter. Go and reach twelve people.
And we can. We can. And we will. The vision was
that there are hundreds, thousands, and millions of people ready for
this Message. And they are.
course, as usual, as I have said many times, if you want to build a
new house over an old house, are you going to keep the old house and
then build over it? Would you do that? What do you do
with the old house? You destroy it. And then you pour
the concrete and build over this new foundation. It is the
course, this world has to change its old ways. That is why it
is getting even worse. It is getting destroyed.
Now we have a new contract. We are the new contractors
[laughing]. We are coming in and saying, “OK, destroy the
whole thing. We are going to build a beautiful house over the
old and destroyed one.”
have the tools? Has the way been given? From everything
from going to the bathroom to the Kingdom Of Heaven On Earth has
been given. There is nothing left out. Everything is
here for us!
Sometimes I think, “OK, what is left out?” I asked you the
other day, what haven’t we covered? Can anyone come up with
any topic, anything that the Mission
has not covered? If you have, I can go meditate, go to God and
receive the answer. That is why I am asking you, “Ask
questions. Ask questions. Ask questions.”
were a lot of questions at the beginning when I started the
Mission. It is dried out. Now there are few
on the Internet, for a year, a year and a half, two years, there
were four of us in the Mission who had a big battle on our
hands in the newsgroups. Recently I put a message on one of
those newsgroups, and everyone said, “Oh no, Joseph Emmanuel is back
[laughter]. Oh no, we are in trouble.”
The one that they place a lot of Share International material.
Anyway, we stirred them up pretty good when we were on the Internet.
But it was a battle. It was a real battle of the mind.
Emotionally and mentally, it was straining but it was great, we had
to do it. A lot of people know who Joseph Emmanuel is.
And actually, they started saying our teaching.
Someone would ask, “What do you mean by the Eternal Divine Path?”
And one of them would say, “Yes, he means the seven steps which is
the awakening of the spiritual forces.” [laughing] So, OK,
great, we reached a point that we said, “Well, we did our job.
That was it.” It was finished so we could just withdraw.
Passover is the beginning of the awakening of the spiritual forces.
That is why I was talking about it. You said, “Why did you
stop, you did not finish it.” Now we can finish it.
first seven days of the first month, what do we do? In
THOTH it is explained, we awaken our spiritual forces.
The second week is the community. We realize the community is
needed. The third week is the Passover, which is usually on
the full moon and that is the third seal.
third seal is so important. Christ is so wonderfully preached
and loved all over the world. It is so important because
that’s what we do, we overcome our lower nature. We go to the
Passover is the beginning of our spiritual journey. Passover
is when we put the
HOSH signs on our doorposts. Now we do not put any
blood out but what do we do? We put the HOSH Sign out.
is showing God that we are in the Mission of Maitreya, pass
us over. So, that year we are OK. He is going to pass
over our home and we are going to be on His list not to send us bad
things. We are protected no matter what is sent our way.
remember what happened to the people who did not put the blood on
their doorposts? Of course, we do not have to put the blood.
Who paid for that blood? Christ did. What did he do?
happened when Adam and Eve fell? God withdrew the Grace,
didn’t He? That is why man has to sacrifice the lambs and go
through all the rituals in the Old Testament. When
Christ came, what happened? He released the Grace back to man.
Christians have a valid saying that they are saved by Grace.
But that does not mean that you do not follow the Law. They
say, “Well, Christ gave his life, we no longer need the Laws.”
There again, in one sense they are correct. You do not need to
kill lambs, sacrifice to the temple and all those elaborate set-ups
that Moses brought to the Children of Israel. No, you do not
have to do that. Those, were abolished after Christ.
no, “I can do adultery, fornication, steal, and be jealous of my
neighbor and still say, ‘I have the Grace.’” No, it does
not work that way. If you have the Grace, you do not do any of
those. Period. Those are not abolished.
Ten Commandments are still in force as before. Actually, as
we have said, if you have the Grace, you do not do those things.
Period. Because you have the Grace.
know, with even the smallest unclean look, the Grace leaves you.
The slightest unclean thought cuts you off from the Grace. So
you learn your lesson fast, not to do that.
to clean my brain. I have to clean my eyes. I have to
clean my hands. I have to clean my body. I have to clean
my mouth. Then the Grace comes and you say, “Oh, that is what
the Ten Commandments mean.”
Either you have the Grace
and you follow the Ten Commandments or you follow the Ten
Commandments, and Grace will come. So there are two ways to
come to God.
said, there once was a person who never had followed the Ten
Commandments. He asked, “What is this thing you ask us, Thou
shall do this or thou shall not do that? It is just like a
dictator. He does not discuss with us about it and ask us if
we want to do it or not. He does not consider our opinion of
this matter. He does not invite a lot of experts from many
fields and analyze this thing if it is OK or not. He just
says, ‘Thou shalt not do that.’ That is no good. That is
he said, “OK, I am going to follow them anyway to see how wrong God
is. I will follow them to the point, to the bone.” After
he did it for a while he said, “You know what! I am really
free. I am really feeling good about my life, myself, and
whatever I do. And Grace is just falling all over my life.”
He realized, “WOW, that is what He meant. It is good for us.
It is not really a dictatorship. Dictatorship can be three
just like an inventor writing a mechanical manual for the engine
they have invented or a company that builds a car. For
example, Ford built the Bronco so they wrote the manual. Chevy
does not write the manual for the Bronco. It is because Ford
knows the Bronco better than any one else, how the Bronco works,
where the engine is, where the plugs are, where the oil goes, etc.
So they wrote the manual and that is how you take care of it.
they a dictator? They say, “Put the oil here.” Others
say, “No, No, we are going to discuss about it and we are going to
put the oil here.” Ford says, “No. We built this car and
we know the oil goes here.” So you have to follow it.
is not really a dictator. He knows what is good for us.
He built us. We are His creation. He knows what is good
for us and what is not good.
experts who have never created any human about the Ten Commandments:
Are they OK or not? Of course, you are going to have ten
different opinions from the ten of them.
watch the nightly news on channel 5. They bring these experts
and they discuss these matters to death. At the end, no
solution will be reached [laughter]. It is all opinions and
that is it. They all go their way. And I say, “Now what?
Did you solve the problem?” The problem is still there, but
they discussed it to death [laughter]. But did they solve the
problem? No. Why? It is because there were ten
different opinions. It cannot be solved. There is no
tell them that your answer is in the Communities of Light.
Would they believe it? It is too simple. It is too easy.
Intellectuals like complication with no solution.
too simple, too easy for a lot of people, especially for
intellectuals. They want something complicated, something that
they cannot understand. If they cannot understand it, “WOW,
this is good.” They cannot understand it [laughter], so they
think. “It is so complicated, it has to be good. I can
relate to that.”
Communities of Light,
based on married couples is the answer. They would feel it is
too simple. It cannot be correct. But that is what God
is. He is simple and we can find our answers in simple things.
Our problems will be solved in
Communities of Light.
pleasures are greater in simpler things, a nice cold glass of water.
It refreshes your Soul. That is the gift of God. Do you
have to thank Him for the water (thanksgiving is the first Law)?
Yes, you do. Then you will have the Grace, which is the Law.
have a few televisions, two cars, a big house, a yacht here and
there and still I say, “My life is miserable. I do not have
enough. I have to have more.” Are they thankful?
No, they are not thankful even with all those things that God gave
what is the first Law? The first Law is Thanksgiving.
“Thank you, God.” Not only God, but also everyone else.
Thank you for putting work in those things in the kitchen.
That was very helpful.
see that we can find God in very simple things but it is so hard for
humans to understand. They do not want to be simple and
accept the little things in life as little pleasures that God gives
the Feast of Tabernacles is the end of our journey. So it
starts at the Passover, we overcome our lower natures. The
rest of the year we are good people, we do our Sabbath, meditation,
Reminder, think about God and try to create the Communities
of Light, follow the Eternal Divine Path, etc.
what happens at the Feast of Tabernacles? Actually that is
when the Hebrews were waiting for the Messiah to come. That is
what the Feast of Tabernacles is. It is the Spirit of Christ
come to earth.
Anytime you come to the Feast, you can feel that the energy is
incredible. If you are with it, it is just beautiful.
Really the Spirit comes to us, into us. That is when we reach
Pure Consciousness. That is the Feast of Tabernacles, the end
of the journey, the last day!
the end result. Christ comes, the Spirit of God comes, and we
are one with the Spirit, and we reach Pure Consciousness. That
is why after the Feast, everything goes down again. Between
the Feast and the Passover is the very worst time of the year.
It becomes dark, the nights become much longer, and everyone becomes
you ever heard about winter depression? A lot of people have
it. And they say the best way is to have a light and sit in
front of it, it helps you [laughter].
You won’t get depressed. [the bright lights were on him for
the video recorder]
Exactly [laughter]. There was a gentleman who took a movie
picture of a Satsang. What was his name?
Hans. Yes. And he had a professional picture-taking
set-up. He had some very powerful lights. He made a
movie of an open-house Satsang at one of our Feasts. We never
rehearsed. I came into the room to give the Satsang. I sat
down and this incredibly bright light was in my eyes. I could
not see anyone. I could not see the audience and my eyes could
not bear it. And I had to eventually get used to it little by
little. I guess I am getting used to it now. And this
one is not as powerful as his were. But it was really kind of
a shock to me when I sat down and saw that light.
that is what the Feast of Tabernacles stands for. So we are in
Pure Consciousness now and then the rest of the year is going to be
depressing until the Passover [laughter so can not hear what
everyone, including Maitreya,
will happen. It is the Will of God. As we saw the whole
week in the Feast that the prophecies are fulfilled, all the
religions are unified. And we who are here, have all seen
this, each of us have a part in it. And each of us will be
doing our part.
is something that we have to have in our hearts really to believe
what we are doing here. If you saw that, then the rest is
working on ourselves, on each of us.
does not believe what I say? Hum. Who does not really
believe what I claim? Who really believes what I claim?
[all hands went up] Really? WOW! That is
fantastic. That is an army there. Each of you reach
twelve people, OK, for next year? If you reach one person that
is enough [laughing]. I am just kidding. You never know.
It is not up to us, really it is up to God.
truth is that we have to do our best and work on ourselves.
But we have to reach out. Do not give up on reaching out, OK?
just like the web site, we have the web site now. We kept it
going. We made it perfect. We made it more accessible.
We put a lot of material in it. We even translated it to
French. You know how much effort you put on that translation,
you and Ishvara?
I love it.
You and Ishvara… The e-commerce… And the e-commerce is
working. That is great! I guess, Ishvara, you were
right, your e-commerce works. I was asking him, “Why is it not
working?” And he kept telling me, “Well, it is because of the
server that it is not working. If we take it to a server that
they know what they are doing then it should work.”
said, “Well, OK. We will do that.” And he was right.
We changed to a new server and since this new server we have
received around 3 – 4 orders.
win, Ishvara [laughing]. See, I admit when I am not right.
That is what you should be. We accept sometimes when we are
not correct that OK, I was not right. I did not say that it is
not going to work but I had my doubts because it was not working.
I was telling him let us get some “out of box” e-commerce and just
set it up like everyone else. Why do you want to do it from
said, “No. No. I want to do it from scratch because I
want to know what is going on.” And he was right. I
agree with him that it is good to know what is inside the software
or set up. Now he knows exactly how e-commerce works and he
can do that. But he stood his ground. I like that.
He said, “No. This is good. It is going to work.”
And he was correct and it works.
really looking for new questions to see if there are any. Of
course, we have been answering the questions for the last twenty
years. And we did not throw anything into the river either.
As our friend John was telling us, Baha’u’llah threw some of his
writings into the river because he felt that people were not ready
want this Mission to be as perfect as possible for giving
all the answers that people need and humanity needs before we leave
this body. Of course, I will come back.
this teaching, even after I come back, cannot be changed.
Because there is always the possibility that you guys find the wrong
person. Of course, that is going to be a topic in our business
meeting, maybe next time we will take it up. You all think
about it, what is the best way to do it? It is a very prayerful
thing that all of us have to agree with great prayerfulness.
That sounds like the only stable way that is going to continue
leadership for the Mission and people.
kind of camera is that?
It is good. It takes good pictures. But it did not
flash. I was waiting for something to flash in my eyes.
Yes, that is why the camera does not flash because there is enough
are you doing Shakti, huh? Doing good?
Better since I am here.
And Don, is he doing good?
Don, I think he is doing pretty good. He seems to be happier,
more calm and relaxed. We all are enjoying ourselves here at
the Feast. It is good to be here.
And your son, is he doing good?
Yes. I think there is room for improvement. I think he
is doing OK.
Jason. He seems happy.
He was such a good kid when I met him.
He still is. He is very ah, just good. There is no
meanness in him. He has a goodness in him.
Is he going to get married or anything?
He thinks women are too expensive [laughter].
He is cheap, huh [more laughter].
Well, he went out with this girl for about a week and he said, “Mom,
I used up my whole paycheck. I cannot afford this.” I
said, “Well, you know you can go Dutch.” He said, “Yes, we
went Dutch but still it is a lot of money.” He is a little
is kind of happy with himself. It is like he does not need to
be with someone all the time. And he is very universalist in
thinking. I do not know if I ever mentioned this to you but he
loves all races. He just naturally always has. He gets a
little angry if he hears anyone saying anything wrong about any
race. He does not like it. He used to come home with
people from all different races. He came home with a Rasta guy
Don and I looked, and Jason said, “This is my buddy.” He just
likes people of all different races. In fact he came home from
school one day with dreadlocks. Jason blond dreadlocks, down
What are dreadlocks? [someone trying to explain as Shakti continues
so cannot really hear this]
Jason came home from school with this Rastafarian, but he has this
blond hair. And Don, and Don is not quite that universalist
yet [laughter]. We were sitting at dinner and Jason said, “Oh
dad, don’t worry. The girls braided my hair today. I
will take it out tomorrow.” Thank you,
Maitreya, for asking.
Yes. Even Rastafarians are a part of our teaching. What
do they say? They say, “Know thyself.” If they stop
smoking, they are welcome here.
I do not think it is Rastafarian, I meant the dreadlocks.
[more said here but both talking at same time]
I think they smoke a lot of grass. Don’t they?
Yes, some of them do. Jason and his friends are not into
The problem with drugs is when you use them they open a part of you
that you are not ready to be opened. And you might let in
spirits that are not that clean into your open aura. But
through your meditation, with prayer and the complete understanding
that you are opening yourself to God, you kind of block bad energy
to come in.
with the drugs, unfortunately, a lot of people who had done LSD in
the 60’s and 70’s, none of them became great teachers or godly
realized people, did they? I have never heard anyone that came
up with a great realization directly from God (based on Scriptures).
a sense it opens a part of your chakras that you are not yet ready
for and that is why some of them go crazy. Actually I met a
guy who had done twenty-eight trips or something with LSD. He
was in Mississippi State University. That is when I started
meditating and things started happening.
Everyone was afraid of him. He had created a kind of a power.
People would come close to him and he would tell them, “Sit down.”
And they would just sit down. They were absolute puppets to
would sit and talk with him. He would try to use his power
over me and I would kid around with his power and kind of would not
let him to use his power on me. And he liked that because he
could relate to me. He could sit with me and talk instead of
using his power.
did not know what to do with it. There was power, and it was
powerful. It was really, when he would tell you something,
you would kind of get hypnotized with his presence. But he did
not know what to do with it. He was not a good student.
He was almost kicked out of the school. So what good is it to
gain that power?
It opens it up too fast?
That is right.
The person opens up the chakras before they are ready?
Yes. These powers, these energies, are our birthright.
As our teaching teaches, before the flood of Noah, what happened?
Actually the spiritual world was more real to them than the external
world. The external world was kind of a dream world.
They did not have as much crude body to experience it. But
they also misused it, misused the powers.
you have the power, as I received the power, and started misusing it
for my own glory because I felt I was getting so much attention and
everyone was asking me about… If you misuse it you hurt
What do you do with that power?
If you have the power, just meditate and see how you can use it for
God’s Purpose. Do not misuse it. Use it to create the
Communities of Light.
The people on the Internet are not hearing our conversation [no one
was using the microphone].
Yes, well, Radah was asking what we do with the power if we gain the
power. And Shakti was telling us about her family. I
asked her. She has a very beautiful son that when we went to
stay with them we met him and he got along very well with Isaac.
They had fun. He is a very good kid. He has beautiful
energy and aura and all that.
Thank you, Maitreya.
And apparently he is grown up. How old is he?
Twenty-two years old. It is time for him to decide if he wants
to be sannyasin or wants to become a family man. [Shakti
not meditate for the powers or experiences but meditate to follow
the Eternal Divine Path. The
Eternal Divine Path is the path to salvation, physically,
mentally, spiritually, individually and collectively.
discussed many times, any problem on earth can be solved with it.
there are no other questions, I enjoyed the Feast very much and I
hope all of you enjoyed it too. If you have a suggestion for
improving the Feast, let us know. If you have something, since
you are a new comer, please tell us.
the things I was concerned about, you are in a hotel, right?
When there was resting time, you didn’t have any place?
Everyone else had a room to go to. What did you do?
Sat out on the back porch.
Was it a little difficult? No? It was OK? OK.
I was a little concerned about the people who do not have a room
here. I hope someday we will have enough room for everyone so
they can stay. But these guys, who are staying in the
Mission, have been with me for the last twenty years, too long
[laughter]. They got spoiled. They are used to coming
right here and they stay in the house. So we let them.
was a little concerned, how that affects people who do not have a
room to go to. Hopefully one day we are going to have many
rooms, a place where everyone can have a room instead of going to a
hotel so they can come to the Feast and go to their room.
guys have a good trip back home. And I may see you tomorrow
night, if I am around. If I am not, this is going to be our
last meeting this year and I wish you all a good year, a God year.
Hopefully what you saw here and what you experienced was all good
and you bring this energy with you wherever you go.
out to humanity. We need them to hear this Message. At
least tell everyone you meet one time, about The Greatest Sign,
so they cannot go in front of God and say, “We did not hear it.”
He will say, “No. You heard it. That person told you
said, when did the whole universe rejoice? There is only one
place in the whole
Bible where it says, “The whole universe rejoiced.” Where was
that? When the book with the seven seals was opened
(Revelation, chapter 5), that is the only time the whole universe
rejoiced. Never, ever before did this happen. And that
is all what happened here. We opened the book sealed with the
not take any credit for it. As I said, I am the manifestation
that proves that God exists. That is the most important part.
Most of the people can’t feel God. They do not know God.
They can’t even believe that God exists. But this explains
everything and shows humanity that God really does exist. If
they hear this they may say, “I better meditate and awaken my
spiritual forces and experience It.” Experience His Love and
His concern for the whole humanity, for every person on earth.
He is concerned. But we have free will. We have the
is why this is not a cult. I am not going to keep you here and
create a cult. You have a choice to be here or not to be here.
If you want to walk out and go, that is fine. That is great.
You never belonged to the
just like a bird, you can put it in a cage and you think it belongs
to you. But it does not really. He wants to go and fly
away. But if you let it go and it comes back to you, what
happens? Do you need a cage anymore? You do not need the
cage, he is going to come back anytime. He is free, you are
that is how the Mission is. You are all free with free
will. Go and fly. And if you felt that what we have here
is the truth and came back, fantastic. We are brothers and
co-workers and we will do the Mission
you flew away, I trust in God because He will send people who will
see the Vision that they will love it. That has happened many
Probably I should not say that but around eight months ago we had a
lady, Gita, who came here who I thought could go different places
and give lectures and meet people, and she backed off.
have John. He promised me that he is going to come and travel
in the summer and probably come and meet you all in all the centers.
there was a replacement for Gita. If God wants to do
something, if one person does not do it, as we said, He will send
another person to do it.
Canada, in Quebec, we had a hard time. We had one person, he
left. We had another person. R.D. had a hard time, he
wanted to get married. Then you came along and you were pretty
steady, of course. Quebec has been a part of the Mission
for a long time.
Mission is not a cult. That is one of the things I want
to make very clear to ourselves and to humanity because we are
connected to God. I want you all to be connected to God
because He is the one who sent all these Revelations.
Spirit behind this vessel is God. This vessel is going to go
away. That Spirit is going to stay for a long time. It is