Welcome to the
Mission of Maitreya,
the Eternal Divine Path. You have come to the Mission
that has unified all the religions of the world. All the
prophecies have been fulfilled. The only thing left is that we
all have been chosen to come together and create the facilitating
body to manifest this wonderful Revelation to humanity and
eventually establish the Kingdom Of Heaven On Earth. Your
dedication and one-pointedness makes it possible by realizing what a
great Calling you have been chosen for.
We meditate, we
strengthen our meditation, we try to create the Communities of
Light, we sacrifice for the Communities of Light, we
surrender and submit, and we become universalists. That makes
us Paravipras or Elects. Eventually we will create the Kingdom
Of Heaven On Earth and bring the Will of God to humanity in all
aspects of life.
As usual, I will go ahead
and ask if anyone new is here and has not heard about The
and the Eternal Divine Path. I will explain it to them,
because every human should hear the Eternal Divine Path and
The Greatest Sign at least once.
After we have told them
The Greatest Sign and the Eternal Divine Path, we
leave them to God. It is between them and God. If they take
it, realize what a wonderful Revelation it is, and come and help us
to establish it, or if they do not, it is between them and God.
If they do, that is what Christ said, “You know them by their
You do not want to be
that fig tree with a lot of leaves (talk) and no fruit. So if
you do not give fruit, then you are like that fig tree. Let us
realize this and not be that fig tree; let us stop having a lot of
leaves, but give a lot of fruit.
We can have some leaves,
we need some leaves, but even those leaves should be talk about God,
His Revelation, and His Kingdom.
If there is someone in
the room who has not heard about The Greatest Sign or the
Eternal Divine Path, let us know and we will explain it before
we go to the questions. [silence]
OK, it sounds like
everyone has heard about The Greatest Sign and the Eternal
Divine Path, so we will go to the first question that has been
sent to the Mission.
The question is going to
be a little long but we will talk about it after it is finished.
Let us go ahead and read it.
Sal-OM, Maitreya-ji. As a devotee of the Mission of
for many years, and having been given every possible step to
become purified, striving to do the Will of God, and living a Godly
life, I know that the Path, Eternal Divine Path, is a
continuing journey having to be lived on a day-to-day basis.
Not living at the Mission
or another Community of Light or with anyone who also follows
Path, the discipline and supportive fellowship on a
day-to-day basis can at times become very weak. In addition to
the Internet activities available, what recommendations, if any, do
you give us that can help to create the strength when one feels
weak, the direction when one feels scattered, and the energy when
one feels the loss of hope and when one feels down?
I know that this all has
to do with the ego but is there any additional information you can
share with us that can help us to lift the ego out of the way so
that we can see your Message unobstructed by our own little selves?
Is the only way to live
Path to walk away from everything, everyone, and join up with
Mission, or to begin a life away from what is now known and
Community of Light somewhere, anywhere?
I have thought about it,
and then I begin to feel like I would be walking away from God’s
children who also are loved by Him but not walking the same Path.
I happen to have many small children involved in my family as well,
and they are wonderful and need guidance desperately.
The world is full of
people walking different paths, and the Mission
offers this wonderful Eternal Divine Path. It is truly
the only way to God, or is it the only fastest way to God, and does
it matter to the individual if there is a time element involved?
If we are eternal and we all return to God, but not at the same
time, what is the importance of that individually? We are
given every opportunity and sometimes I have felt stressed because
of my lack of faster movement on this Path. Should we
feel judged when we miss activities due to other family involvements
that are apparently important in our lives, or do we just put every
one else aside and do the Mission only?
It may seem easier for
some and harder for others like myself with large families. I
feel much struggle with this. I want to struggle with God, not
against Him. I love the
and I love to be at the activities as often as I can, and I also
love my family and feel a part of my family life is being together
for dinner, things that consider children, etc., in my life.
So as you can tell, I am
feeling pulled in both directions, and I feel love for everyone.
I know God is everywhere and in all people and places. I
understand my disassociation from others when there are activities
or things that I am not in agreement with but I try to understand
and let go and keep the
teachings in my mind. There are times when I can share them,
and there are times when I cannot. Is this wrong? Should
I be able to share them with everyone without the fear of
condemnation or belittlement?
Actually, I believe it is
partly due to a fear that I am never secure enough in my studies.
That must be my biggest problem, the insecurity due to lack of
knowledge and due to lack of time spent studying.
My meditations, I find
hard to discipline myself twice daily on a regular basis. I do
not know why. Sometimes they are so good (God) and other times
I cannot seem to get them in. They are always easier when I am with
activities so that seems to be an answer right there. But
during the day it is harder.
I pray the Lord’s Prayer,
Haree Om, I chant my mantra, I say The Reminder
many times during the day, but do not do much meditating in the day.
Is that as important?
Thank you, Maitreya-ji,
for your revered insight and wisdom.
The question is long. Actually it is more than one question.
I feel that most of the separate questions have already been
answered in many Satsangs. But there is a thread in the whole
question that stands out, the struggle of an individual to be with
and at the same time be with the world.
Probably that thread in
the question is the most important part of it, because the
individual questions you can find answers to in the Satsangs given
before. But it is that struggle, that probably everyone has
the same struggle in their Path right now, being with the Mission
and being in the world.
Really, we have never
preached or advocated that you should leave your families, your
wives, your husbands, and your children, come and join the Mission,
stay here in the Center, and be with us all the time. The
whole idea is that you cannot have two masters. As long as you
know who your real master is and you are dedicated, connected, and
completely one with God, His Scriptures, and His Revelation, then
the rest is a part of the process, not your master.
You cannot have two
masters, period. If you have, then either you are going to
leave one and go to the other, or you are going to condemn both of
them and fall into the world. It is the wisdom of the
Spiritual Path that has been given to us through the last 12,000
years. You can find it in the Upanishads, in the
Vedas, and in all the Mystical Paths. You can find it
in Judaism, in Christianity, in Islam, in Buddhism, in Hinduism and
all over the Scriptures that God has sent to us, in the Baha’i Faith, Ananda Marga, and from many, many gurus and teachers who have
brought great pearls of wisdom.
The sharpest, of course,
is Christ. Christ has the sharpest teaching. If you
really want to get to the “nitty-gritty” of it about how to know
thyself, Christ’s teaching is the sharpest with the two-edged sword.
He said very clearly that you cannot have two masters.
If your family is still
your master and you want God also to be your Master, then what do
you become? You become a lukewarm, don’t you? That is
what a lukewarm means. Lukewarm means, “Oh, I want the world,
but at the same time I want God.” Then what do you become?
You neither become Godly nor become worldly because you are not
strong in either of them. Then you fall.
What does God say He is
going to do with the lukewarm? He is going to "spew you out of
His Mouth." Right there in The Revelation, it gives us
the idea of what becomes of the lukewarm. So we should not
Should we reject the
family? Should we say, “No, no. I am going to go to the Mission,
drop everything, and come here?” Yes, if you do not have any
husband, if you do not have any wife, if you do not have any small
children to help them to grow up, if you do not have any
If your husband or wife
is with you and they are going to come with you, great. Both
of you can come here and join the
But if you do not have any of those and you say, “Well, I do not
have any attachments, I can drop everything and come to the Mission
and become a part of this Great Endeavor,” that is also fine.
That is what I did.
Actually, I did have obligations. There were people who were
waiting for me to go back, but I was not completely bound with the
obligations. So that is what I did. I dropped
everything, education, family, nation, nationality, everything else
because it is such a wonderful great Revelation. I am an
example for you. If you can do it, that is the best thing to
do, just drop everything and come.
If you cannot, know who
is your Master. Is God your Master? Is your family your
master? Is your wife your master? Is your husband your
Now if God is your
Master, what about your family? Your family is a part of God.
So you serve them, you eat with them, and you are with them as a
part of Him. You bring God to them. You become
compassionate to them. You become loving to them.
But at the same time, do
not be apologetic about the
Revelation and our teaching. If you are apologetic, then you
cannot stand firm in what you believe. So you apologize, kind
of say, “Oh well, so, sorry. If you guys please, let me go to
this activity of the Mission?
Is that OK with you?”
Instead you have to say,
“This is my belief. This is my faith. This is my life.
This is what I am most dedicated to. Therefore, God, the Mission,
His Revelation, and His Word are number one. You have to
accept that, family, or children, or whatever. This is number
one because that is my master. And I love you because of that.
I am compassionate toward you because of that. I am willing to
share my time and energy with you because of the
because I can bring God to you and that energy to you.”
After awhile they will
see that you are a wonderful person who they really need to be
around because you have such a beautiful energy, and you are
bringing a lot of wonderful things to them. Then not only do
they not become an obstacle in your path toward the
they become helpful. They push you toward it. They even
might eventually say, “I am going to join with you in this wonderful
energy that you are bringing to us.”
So you see, we have to
put our priorities correctly, what is first in our lives? It
has been taught before. What is the hierarchy of beings in our
lives? Number one is what? It is God. Number two
is what? It is the one who takes you to God, the spiritual
teacher. Number three is what? It is your parents.
And number four is your spouse. That is it. Those are
the four beings in your lives that count.
Of course, your spouse or
your husband or wife, extend to your children who are entrusted to
you for you to raise them up and help them grow up. When they
reach the point that they are grown up and are ready to fly, you
have to let them go. They are not yours. Even your
children are not yours.
Children are entrusted to
you to help them to grow up. When they grow up, you have to,
like those birds, even help them to fly away. If they flew
away and they came back, great, they are yours. You are one.
If they stay in the Mission
and join us, great. We are one. We have a greater
relationship with our children. They become struggling
spiritual beings that we travel with. That is a wonderful
thing to have together.
Again, the teaching has
already been given, “What is the priority in your life?” If you have two priorities, it is not going to work. You will
become a lukewarm. You have no choice. So the strength
of your life, the strength of your character, the strength of your
commitment, and the strength of your willingness to progress in your
spiritual path is to put your priorities correctly: What is
first, what is second, and what is third?
Now, if I put God first,
does that mean that I have to forget about my parents? Does
that mean that I should neglect my wife or husband? Does that
mean that I should not take care of my children or my family?
We never taught that. Never, ever, did we teach that you
should neglect them. But you will commit yourself to them
because God said it is a part of your life. It is a part of
your life to commit your life to your husband and wife, and to get
It is a part of your life
to take care of your parents. That is your duty. If you
can help them, you have to help them. But if they are in your
way between you and God, should you listen to them, or God?
You should help them, but if they are in the way, you should go
around them and go to God. But love them, help them, and do
whatever you can do for them.
If they can take you to
God, that is great. They take the place of two beings, the
spiritual teacher and parents. That is the greatest! You
are lucky to have such parents that not only are they parents, but
they also take you to God, which is the goal of the life. The
Goal Of The Life Is To Be(Come) Divine.
How do you be(come)
Divine? You be(come) Divine by realizing that God is
everything. God is always everywhere with you, in you, out of
If your parents cannot
take you there, then you have to find the One who takes you there.
Read the Scriptures. Read the Words of God that have been sent
to humanity, and also find the One who takes you to God.
If you find a teacher who
connects you to himself or herself, that is a red light. Be
warned! Run away as fast as you can from that teacher
because he is not a spiritual teacher. OK? He is an ego
Find a teacher to connect
you to God, who says, “I am here to connect you to God, not to
myself. If you become attached to me then you lose sight of your
spiritual progress. You are going to praise me instead of
realizing who you are.”
That is the goal.
The goal of the life is to know thyself. Know thyself to know
God, not your guru or your spiritual teacher or how wonderful he or
she is, but who is God, what is behind him or her, which is also
If you decide the teacher
connects you to himself, run away as fast as you can. If he
connects you to God directly, then realize if what he says is based
on the Words of God, the Scriptures. If it is, then say, “OK.
This is the One who is going to take me.” He then becomes the
second most important person in your life.
The first one, of course,
is God, His Revelations, His Words: awakening of your spiritual
forces, creating the Communities of Light, sacrificing for
them, surrendering and being submissive, and becoming a
universalist. Then you become an Elect. That is what we are
trying to create in this Mission.
If you are lukewarm, then
you are not an Elect, are you? How can you become an Elect?
Have your priorities correct.
You cannot have two Gods.
You cannot have two masters.
This is the struggle that
I know is in your life. You have been in this struggle for the
last twenty years. And you have not been able to choose, which
one is your master. That is why you have become lukewarm.
Then if you are lukewarm, would you be surprised if God said, “Well,
you are not really doing My Will?” You should not be
surprised, “I know I am lukewarm. I am torn in two different
If you reach an
intersection and you do not know if you want to go to the right or
left, where are you going to go? You are going to be stuck. You do not know which way to turn. But if you
decided to go to the right, have you made the decision? Yes.
You turn right, and you continue on your journey. But if you
come to the intersection and you do not know where to go, then you
will never go anywhere. You are not progressing. You are
The path of getting
unstuck is going back to the Satsangs, going to the Revelation,
going to the teachings and saying, “Well, how can I become unstuck?
Oh, OK, that is what it says, the hierarchy of beings. God is
number one. The spiritual teacher is number two. Parents
are number three. The spouse is number four.”
If my wife says, “No, no,
do not help your parents,” is she a good wife, or husband?
Say, “I am sorry. I love you but my parents are before you.
They are higher in the hierarchy. I have to help them.”
If your parents say, “No, no, do not go to your spiritual teacher,
even if you found someone who is going to connect you to God.
go. Stay with us and stay with our tradition,…” should you
stay with your parents?
Say, “No, parents, I love
you, I love you very much. If you ever need my help, if you
ever wanted something that I can help you with, I will be there for
you, but bye-bye, I have to go. I have come here for a
purpose. I have come here to go to God. That is the goal
of the life, to be(come) Divine.” So you go around your
parents and go to God, to the spiritual teacher.
OK, the spiritual teacher
says, “Worship me. I am wonderful. I am the best thing.
I am the cosmic teacher. I am better than Maitreya.
I make some ashes so I am a wonderful guy.” Or, “I make a lot
of miracles. I can summon the skies and the powers, I can
appear in two places, and I can go from here to there.”
That is when you say, “So
what? Are you going to take me to God or not? I do not
care, you can do all these miracles. It does not make a bit of
difference to me. Are you going to take me to God?
Am I going to be able to get there?”
Then he will say, “No. I
cannot do that but if you want more ashes I can make more ashes for
Say, “No, sorry.
You can keep your ashes. I am going to go somewhere else that
takes me to God.” And eventually you will find someone who
talks about the things that are Scriptural, who fulfills the
prophecies, and brings you the greatest Revelation ever that helps
you to go to God. Then you say, “Ah, that is it! I found
the answer. I hit the right button.”
Then you can read the
Koran. You can read the Bible. You can read
the Upanishads. You can read anything you want but at
the same time realizing in The Greatest Sign or in
THOTH or in the Eternal Divine Path where it falls.
So you realize, “Oh, I
can read all the Scriptures and not become confused any more.
What is more important, to work on myself and these teachings, or
still hold and hang on to the fuzzy teachings of the New
I learned that fuzzy
thing from Mr. Bush, “Fuzzy economy” [laughter]. He was
talking about, “Fuzzy economics or fuzzy accounting.”
Or the fuzzy teachings of
the New Agers, “Oh, there are many paths. Is your path faster
than others?” means that there are many ways. There are not.
The only way is the
Eternal Divine Path. Others have some truth in what
they say in the ways, but God did not prophesize that those paths
are going to come.
Actually that is amazing
that after all these years of being with the Mission and hearing these
Satsangs that still you are saying, “There are many paths.”
That itself shows that you are hanging on to the little you know
instead of letting go of that and saying, “Yes, He said this is the
There is no other way.
There is no other path. It is not the fastest path; it is the
Only Path. There is no fast or slow. This is IT!
So you have to give up
those little ego-hanging things and eventually say, “OK, I give up.”
Either you are going to give up to God or you are going to give up
to the world. Which one will you give up to so you are not
going to have two? You are going to stay lukewarm. You
will have to give up one of them.
If you give up to God,
you are still going to have your wife/husband, your children, your
family, and everything. But if you give up to the world, you
lose God. Actually, you lose your family too, and your
husband, because you will fall to the lower nature.
After awhile, what do
most of the wives and husbands do? They hate each other.
They just live with each other because they have a psychological
dependency. It is because their marriage is not based on God.
Yes, you might stay with
your husband but really you do not love your husband or your wife.
It is because it is not based on God.
So you have to choose.
You have to make that final decision. You have to say, “Which
way am I going to give up, my own knowledge and ideas and books I
have read and the things I have studied, or am I going to listen to
THOTH, the Satsangs, and the Revelation, and realize what
God has done?”
He did not send us this
Revelation just from oblivion. He prophesied that it was going
to come. He prophesied that these Prophets were going to come.
I am not just another
guru sitting here and saying, “Oh, do not worry about it, just
meditate. You are going to be OK.” These are not guru
things here. We are talking about a prophesied Revelation that
has come after many prophecies, and now it is here.
And we are still hanging
onto our little knowledge and egos and things like that? That
is fine with me. As I have said, I have explained to you
The Greatest Sign and the Eternal Divine Path. I am
done! When I explain to someone
The Greatest Sign, I am done with them. If they leave,
or if they stay, it is up to them. It is not up to me.
My responsibility is to
give you The Greatest Sign and the Eternal Divine Path;
your responsibility is to understand It. After you understand
It, you realize that this is the Revelation that calls you to
action. Inaction will destroy your faith. “Faith without
works is dead.”
You can see that
everything falls together exactly like a puzzle in the Mission.
That is what amazed me when I wrote THOTH and started
realizing it more. It is so like a puzzle, it fits
everything together so perfectly. If you fall in one part of
it, you miss other parts of the puzzle. It is not going to
work. It all goes hand-in-hand.
So again, I think I have
already given this Satsang. It sounds very familiar to me that
I have already talked about these things before, didn’t I? You
have to eventually make the final decision, “My ego, my world, this
world, or God.” If God, OK, what did God say? He said,
“I am going to send Seven Revelations, I am going to be a
mystery until the Seventh Angel comes, and I am going to
open a Book sealed with the Seven Seals." All right. That
is the God that really exists, and we all read His Scriptures and
believe in His Scriptures.
OK, now the Seven Seals
are here. The Book has been opened. Am I still going to hang
onto my own things? Or am I going to stay firm and say, “Sorry
world, sorry my family, sorry my children, but I have been called for a
great thing. I will be with you but that is Number One.
If they do not get it,
then you have to make a decision. Are you going to stay with
them or are you going to say, “Sorry, you are not getting it.
We are going in two different ways. You are going south.
I am going north.”
Can you stay together?
No. You are going south. I am going north. We
cannot. It is just as simple as that. Or are you going
to stay in the middle of the south and north, and start fighting the
rest of your life which way you should go?
If you can bring them
north with you, great. But do not go south with them because
if you go south, you are never going to go north.
Meditate on these gems of wisdom and
see. Then your life will become much easier. You have a
commitment, and you have strength.
When a crisis comes, when
a situation changes, or whatever happens around me, I know that the Mission
is number one for me no matter what happens. If it is with my
wife, if it is with my disciples, if it is with my son, if it is
with my family, still the
is number one.
Now if I can take some
time away from the
and help out those people, fine, I will do it. But if they
become an interference to do my Mission, then I have to say, “Sorry,
my Mission is more important.” Doesn’t that make life much
easier? And I do not apologize for this at all because that is
the most important thing in my life, truly.
So we are not apologetic.
Then we have the strength to tell everyone, “This is my life.
This is my faith. This is the Revelation I received. I
am not lukewarm. I am standing behind my words.” Then
you will see, “Well, even my family starts respecting me more.
They are going to be amazed at how strong I am in my faith.”
So you have to choose.
That is the crux of the matter. If you do not choose, then you
will be lukewarm and God said, “I am going to spew you out of My
Does that make sense?
Is there any follow-up question about that?
Thank you, Maitreya.
You are welcome. OK, let us go to the next question.
In the Old Testament, it was given that every seven years all
the debts would be forgiven. Does that mean that God really
does not want a rich class?
That is a good question. In the Old Testament, as the
question states, if you had a debt, every seven years that would be
wiped out, and you did not have to pay anything for it.
The question is, if that
is true, then God does not want people to become rich. But at
the same time, in another part of the Bible it says, “A
measure of wheat for a penny; and three measures of barley for a
penny, and see thou hurt not the oil and the wine.” (Rev. 6:6) which
in essence means, do not destroy the rich and give it all to the
poor. It sounds like there has to be some people who might
have something more and other people who might not have as much as
the rich do.
But at the same time we
can see the other ideology that advocates that if we let the rich
become rich, eventually the rich become richer and the poor
become poorer, and it will reach a point that a few people are rich and
most of the people are poor. That is when the Shudra
revolution or worker revolution usually happens.
That is what the whole
Communist ideology is based on, that we have to share everything.
Everyone works according to their ability and takes according to
their needs. That is their basic teaching.
But we can see that after
70 years, that ideology did not work either. Russia went down
the drain. China is a materialistic-business-oriented nation
now. Cuba is struggling to make ends meet. That ideology
is almost dead.
So what is the answer
then? Well, one answer that was working in the past was what
God provided in the
Bible. Every seven years, if you had debts you did not
have to pay them. So the rich would not become as rich if
everyone would not have to pay their debts.
Also God did not advocate
collecting interest, or usury. So there was no usury. In
Bible, it is prohibited to charge interest. You do not
pay any interest for the money you borrow from someone.
Therefore, the rich do not become richer.
The wealthy people have
money. They lend their money, and they just collect the
interest. That is one way to become rich. They do not
have to work, and they have all the money they want. That is
one way that God tried to cut down the difference between the rich and
Of course, that is also
in Islam. Iran is an Islamic government but they were not able
to avoid it. So they charge a service fee. That is what
they call it. They do not call it interest.
What is the difference?
Still the person who has the money and gives the money to the poor
can make some money back from lending their own money, and they
become richer. It is really interest, no matter what you
So you see, none of them
is really working. No one is going to let you go after seven
years, especially in this time that we live in.
Should we pass a law that
such a thing happens again? No one is going to buy a house.
Who can buy a house with a thirty-year mortgage, or even fifteen
years, because after seven years the borrower would say, “Sorry, I
am not going to pay you any more. It has been seven years, and
the rest is null and void.” So we can see that none of this
was practical, and none of it really worked.
What does our teaching
teach? We teach about the Paravipras in a system of perpetual
cycles of progress toward balance in the universe. So we can
see that if the rich become too rich and the business people become
too powerful, what do the Paravipras do? The Paravipras very
slowly change the rules and regulations in such a way that the
distribution of the resources again spreads to more people, and because there is the spread of the resources, the society
progresses to the next step. There will be a more equal
distribution of the resources and a smaller gap between the rich and
When it reaches a point
that the intellectuals should be encouraged, the Paravipras will
pass laws and encourage intellectual manifestation.
If the Ksattriyas or
warriors are to be encouraged, the Paravipras will do the same thing
for them, or use them to bring the next cycle. That is why it
is so important for the Paravipras to be at the top of the society and
always balance these imbalances that happen, and bring the balance
back to the society.
We do not need to give
laws that stop people from paying their debts after seven years.
But when the Paravipras realize that a lot of people are becoming
poor and a few people are becoming rich, then it is time to again
funnel the money back to the masses so that they can use their
creative energies to help the society progress to the next higher
level. So it was a good law when it came, but it did not work.
It is a good law not to
charge usury or interest, but who is not doing it? Very few
people say, “Here is the money. Go and have whatever you want.
Just give it back to me whenever you want.” You cannot find
that any more. So those laws in the past were not that
But again, our teaching
answers that question very easily. That is why we are working
on the Paravipras. We are trying to find the Elects. We are
trying to find the people who are willing to do the labor, they are
willing to be warriors, and they have no fear of condemnation or
persecution. They say, “This is it. This is my Mission.
This is the last Revelation. I have no fear of any one or
anything. I am willing to go ahead and preach it to anyone who
You do not
have to grab people and try to teach them. If they do not want
to listen, fine. Then just leave them alone.
Even at your work, you do
not have to insist on preaching the teaching because the people who
hired you did not give you money to preach the Mission
to the other people. So it is OK in your work environment to
be quiet, or to be very discriminating. Use your
discriminative mind. If someone is interested, great, tell
them about the Mission.
If they are not interested, do not waste your time. Go to the
people who are interested. But that does not mean to become an
escapist and say, “Well, no one is interested, therefore, I am not
going to do anything.” That is the extreme to the other side.
Create situations that you are able to reach people.
It is just like the Mission,
we created a website. Set up your own website. Go to the
universities, start classes, and whatever has been given in, “What I
Can Do” [http://www.maitreya.org/english/new_comers_suggestions.htm] and is in the
website, because every human should hear about this Revelation at
least once. Then they will have no excuse at the end to say,
“We did not hear about it.”
To get back to the
question, none of those laws are practical. So we will create
the Paravipras, or the Elects, and they eventually will become the
heads of the society according to our teachings and system, which
come from the Communities of Light. They will prove
that they have the abilities to physically engage
themselves in doing whatever is necessary to be done, they are not
fearful or afraid, and they are brave and willing to bravely go
after Souls for this cause. They are those who intellectually
have the ability to decipher and understand the teachings, and also
they have the business minds, business abilities, and they are not
afraid to deal with money and resources, and they can manage them very
well. Then such a person is a Paravipra. Of course, they
have to also follow the Eternal Divine Path, awaken their
spiritual forces, work toward the creation of the
Communities of Light, sacrifice, submit and surrender to the
Will of God, and become universalists.
Then they become Paravipras. With those abilities, they eventually will emerge.
They will have no choice. They will emerge as the facilitating
body that will create the
Communities of Light all over the world. Eventually the
hierarchy of beings from the Communities of Light will
emerge, and they will become kind of an alternative to the systems
we have on earth. Eventually everyone will see that it is such
a wonderful system, and everything will dissolve to one nation or
the Kingdom Of Heaven On Earth.
Then the Paravipras will
watch how the system goes. If the system needs a lot of
workers, they will provide the working class and the ability to work
hard, and hire a lot of people to do that. If they feel that
there is some place that needs to be corrected, they can hire and
create warriors or Ksattriyas. If they felt that they need
intellectual people for scientific things, they will create them,
start universities, teach people, etc. If they need
businessmen, they will create a lot of people with MBAs (Master of
Business Administration) and such, and they will encourage the
businesses. Then when the money is accumulated in the hands of
a few people, they will create laws to distribute it back.
See, it goes back just
like from the bottom, the business people become powerful, and when
the Paravipras distribute the resources back to humanity, then
humanity is a little higher in the level of consciousness and
material things, so in the next phase there is going to be an even
greater bloom of creativity, etc.
So eventually humanity
will reach a point that they might even eliminate money. They
may not need it any more. They will reach higher
consciousness, where everyone shares. At that time, the
Communities of Light will be everywhere. If the
Communities of Light are everywhere, we really do not need
money at all, or very little. It is mostly going to be
bartering, sharing, and being together, etc.
We are just a beginning.
We are just a bud in this process.
So to answer your
question, we really do not need that law any more because our system
takes care of it. Does that make sense? OK. Do you
have a question?
Yes, I have kind of a follow-up question on that. I guess what
you are saying is that the Paravipras will be so well respected that
they will be able to manipulate the society to make it more equal
and more fair for everyone monetarily. Is that correct?
One of the things that creates respect is incorruptibility.
That is one of the characteristics of the Paravipras, that they are
incorruptible. Also they emerge from the bottom of the society
themselves through the Communities of Light.
In the Communities of
Light, twelve people choose one person as their leader. So
those twelve people pretty much know each other. It is just
like us, we have been living here for the last twelve years or so,
and every person knows the other people pretty well. We are
all open books to each other.
After awhile in the
Communities of Light, in the unit in the Community also, the
twelve people will know each other very well. So they will
choose the leader, or the leader will emerge. The twelve of
them again will come together and have a meeting, and eventually one
of them will emerge. With twelve of such twelve people, the
third level will emerge.
By the time you are in
the third level, you have been a pretty good person. You have
a lot of abilities and people know that you are up there. Then
from such communities eventually many levels, that in our system
have been explained, will emerge. So those people who reach to
that point should have been pretty respected that they have been
able to emerge in so many levels.
They have shown that they
are not complainers. They do not complain about their duties.
They do their duties very well. They are intellectually able
to do things, and they have leadership abilities. They take
charge. They initiate things. They do not just sit
there, and someone tells them all the time what to do. They
are able to do things by themselves and finish them well.
So such people will
eventually emerge and everyone will say, “Yes, this person completes
things. This person understands the teachings. This
person is a good person; he is not corrupt.”
Is such a person
respectable? I bet he is or she is. They say, “Yes, such
a person is not flaky. She or he is dedicated. He or she
is knowledgeable of the teaching. He or she is fair in their
dealings with the other people.” Such a person will create
respect, and other people will accept him.
about our system is that half of the income of the government comes
from taxes, but the taxes are not mandatory. Other income is
from donations from the people. If the people do not respect
the head of the society, what do they do? They just do not
donate. When they do not donate, what happens? The
resources go down. The only taxes they can ask people to pay
are the same amount of the donations they can gather. So the
more donations they can gather, the more they can ask outside of the
system to also pay taxes.
If the donations go down,
it means that the head is not respected, and can they tax the people
more than what they receive? No. So you can see that
there is a checkpoint also about the financial situation of the
They cannot just go and
be corrupt, and keep asking people for taxes and people say, “Well,
I have no choice, I have to pay. I know I really do not care
about what these people do to my country or to my nation or to the
earth, but I have to pay them.” In our system that is not
If they are not
respected, if the people are not willing to give of themselves to
the system, the system does not have the ability to raise taxes
either. So what happens to them? They fall apart.
One of the big problems in the system that we have right now is that
the very rich corporations or rich individuals are able to
contribute to a candidate as long as they follow the agenda that
that individual or corporation wants. So it is really a way
for the rich and powerful groups to influence the government,
sometimes in a very unethical way.
But what you are talking
about is a donation from the people, not just necessarily from
Well, what we are talking about is that we will not have any
elections per se that corporations will be able to donate to, so
that later on they can say, “See, now it is pay-back time.” We
will have elections for only a few people in the system who do not
have much of a voice in the beginning. If it was found out
that they are not completely pure and good, they are not going to be
elected the next time or they are not going to, at least, be elected
to the body.
Actually, the whole idea
of the government from the people, by the people, and for the
people, has never really been manifested even in the United States.
That saying really was for our system because, where do the people
come from? The people come from the Communities of Light.
Who chooses the first
leader? The first leader is chosen by the unit in the
Communities of Light. Who are they? They are people.
Where does that first leader come from? He comes from the
people. Who is going to choose him? It is by the people.
And what is he going to do? He is going to do the things for
Is this really happening
here, even in the United States? As you just mentioned, really
the business people are running the country.
This is when the
Paravipras realize, “The business people are becoming too powerful.
A few people have a lot of money, and they can influence things
according to their agendas,” etc.
You will not have
television ads. You will not have campaigning expenses for
your emerging as a leader, so you do not need all that money.
You will be living in a community, doing your things, and suddenly
everyone says, “You are the leader.”
“Oh, me? Why me?”
“I do not know but you
sound like the best person to lead this community.”
“OK,” he says, “All
right. I will do it. That is a part of our teaching.
That is a part of my belief. That is a part of my faith.
I will become your leader. OK. Let us cooperate. Let us
see what we need to improve here, who does what, etc.
But I have to go and meet with the other twelve leaders in the first
level in the community.”
He goes to the twelve
people and after awhile they say, “You are the leader.”
He says, “Why me? I
did not really want to be the leader of my community.” He
emerges in the second level, and then the third level.
Suddenly he goes to the top without even realizing that he wanted to
become a leader or anything like that. He was not anxious. He was
not really thinking, “Oh, I am a great leader,” with a big ego.
But he emerges as a leader.
Who chose him? The people chose
him. So he is a good person that the people chose him.
So you can see that, that
again cuts off all the extra money and the donations and the things
that the candidates these days have to raise. If they do not,
they are not going to be elected.
We do not now have anyone
like Abraham Lincoln. He emerged as a great leader, or as a
lot of other presidents probably emerged in the past. But
right now, whoever has more money is going to win the election
because he can create a greater machinery to do that.
So we can see that again
in our system, in our teaching, everything is perfect as we
have discussed many times. God perfected everything in this
Revelation. We can see that it cuts all that junk out of the
system. The people emerge from the
Communities of Light.
But it is so important in
the communities that you follow the Eternal Divine Path
because the Eternal Divine Path purifies you. In the
Communities of Light, which are based on the Eternal
Divine Path, the fantastic good leaders will emerge. They
do not need campaign contributions, they are just good leaders.
So as we can see, that will be taken care of too. We will
create a system based on the people, for the people, and by the
Are there any questions,
or follow-up? Does anyone have anything to add?
Does anyone understand
what I am talking about [laughing]? I am sure you do.
That is OK. Go ahead, next question.
This next question has to do with Paravipras also.
When we were discussing
in the Chat Room on Thursday, I asked the question, "What does it
mean to have the Kingdom Of Heaven Within?"
I asked it just for
conversation and to see what others would share and say in response.
Then it was suggested that I ask this question in Satsang.
Although I had not intended to ask it for Satsang and I knew the
answer is in our writings, I thought I would ask anyway because
whenever I ask a question at Satsang it always gives us greater
What do you think the Kingdom Of Heaven Within is? [The questioner
had one of our booklets handy and was turning to what she had
planned to read.] Oh, you read the book [laughter]. I
Well, in case it was turned back to me, which I knew was a
possibility [laughter], I have the booklet, Thus Speaks Maitreya
on Paravipras. There is a whole section in the booklet
that talks about the Kingdom Of Heaven Within. And since what
you say would be better than what I could say in my own words, I
will just read this.
OK, read it to us.
[reading from Thus Speaks Maitreya On Paravipras
Kingdom Of Heaven Within is when a person finds God in his or her
heart. It has nothing to do with any organized religion,
philosophy, or external circumstance. It is a personal
relationship between a man and God. It is God within the
temple of one’s body.
“There is also a
hierarchy in this Kingdom (within). Each person realizes God
in a different level (hierarchy) within. Any person in a level
above another can teach the person below. That is why we have
so many teachers, each with a little knowledge, proclaiming to be
teachers, and they do find followers, those who are a little below
“However, the greatest
teacher of all is The Christ (God) who teaches all levels in the
hierarchy and each one is a part of His Body.”
There is another
section, a little bit longer that also has some really good insight.
“We have to all realize
that each Kingdom is necessary. They are all interrelated.
The Kingdom Of Heaven On Earth will not come without the Kingdom Of
Heaven Within you. The Kingdom of Heaven Within might come,
but it is going to be very hard to live on an earth where the
Kingdom Of Heaven On Earth has not come.
“You might be a good
person and connect yourself to God. But it is very hard for a
good person to live in a society where a lot of people are not good.
It is very hard for them, because they are good, but others are not.
“So it has to go
hand-in-hand. That is why a person who goes through the first
five steps of the Eternal Divine Path creates the Kingdom Of
Heaven Within. And not only are these people good, but they
are also effective. They meditate; they do their spiritual
practices to be connected to God; they strive to create an
environment where the people are good, live together, and create a
community. In order to create this community, sacrifice, not
being self-centered, is necessary. Even with that, they have
to become submissive.
“Submission means that
you do your best and at the same time you surrender the results to
God. The reason we become depressed, the reason we become
unhappy, the reason we sometimes become too much elated but then we
are depressed after that, is because we are attached to the results
of our actions.
“When we do something
good, we become elated. We just jump all over. Then
tomorrow the thing we felt was good doesn’t happen the way we want
it, and we become completely down. So we go up and down like a
“But with surrendering,
we say, ‘God, it is really You who is the Doer and the result is
also Yours.’ Better than surrendering is submission. It
means God is doing it through us.
“So with that we’re going
to become completely free from the results of our actions.
Also we will become universalists. Being a universalist means
that you believe that there is One God, One Unity in the Spirit, and
everything is God. So how can you separate between religions,
races, countries, and philosophies? There can’t be separation.
“After realizing these
five steps is when you create the Kingdom Of Heaven Within you.
So not only do you create the Kingdom Of Heaven Within, but you
strive to bring the Kingdom Of Heaven without.
“I go to the mountains
and meditate. I think I am such a wonderful person; I am
meditating all the time. Or I go to my room. Or I go to
the beach. I go to whatever place I have, cut myself off from
the world, and say, ‘What a wonderful person I am.’ But then when I
encounter society, I find out I was just escaping from truly seeing
“It is just like that
yogi who was meditating in the mountains for ten years. He
thought he was such a wonderful person. He was always happy
sitting there meditating, breathing such good air, etc. He
thought he was in control of his environment. One day he had
to go to town. He had no choice. He went to town.
With the first person who pushed him, he became so angry, and he
pushed him back.
“Suddenly he realized,
‘Wow, what am I doing? I thought I was such a good, wonderful
yogi. I thought I was completely in control of myself.
With the first push, I became so angry. What is this?’
“So we believe that the
person who wants to create the Kingdom Of Heaven Within has to be in
the community, otherwise it is not going to work. We do not
believe in escapism. We do not believe in going to the
mountains, meditating up there, and saying, ‘Oh, I’m such a
wonderful yogi. I have all these siddhis (powers) and all
“If we can create such
people more and more, who have the Kingdom Of Heaven Within and are
striving to create the community together, we will eventually
connect these communities to one another. That is when we will
bring the Kingdom Of Heaven On Earth.”
Very good. So you did your work and your research.
Actually, someone was telling me that it is not important what we
know, it is important to know where to find it [laughter].
Of course, in the Mission,
at least you have to know the Eternal Divine Path. That
is the answer: The Kingdom Of Heaven Within is the following
of the Eternal Divine Path. That is the way to meditate
and awaken your spiritual forces. But you do not have to go to
the mountains. You can stay in the
Community of Light and do it.
However, it is more
difficult now as we do not have the Kingdom Of Heaven On Earth
because we do not have many communities. We have not created
the base of the
so people can meditate well. We have a lot of work to do right
now instead of sitting and meditating, etc.
They will live in the
Communities of Light. Meditation without the
Communities of Light
is going to be very difficult because you are living in a world that
is very materialistic, very mayaistic, very dogmatic, very Kali.
It is the age of Kali. It is the age of ignorance. So it
is very difficult to meditate if you are out there.
That is why we are
emphasizing over and over again, creation of the Communities of
Light. The more you create the Communities of Light,
the easier it is for everyone to meditate. The more you create
the Communities of Light,
the easier it is to sacrifice, the easier it is to surrender and
submit to God, and the easier it is to become a universalist.
When you do that, then you awaken your spiritual forces.
Because you live in the community, when
you go to the world, the world is not going to affect you.
Even in this little community that we have, for the people who go to
work, when they come back here, they have a refuge. It is a
kind of, they enter into heaven here. They can just shut
everything out there, come here, cleanse themselves, and the
next day they can go to work much cleaner and more rested.
Most of the people out
there do not even have that. They go home. They drink.
They watch television. The next day when they come back, they
are a wreck. That is why they are so rude.
You can see more and more
so many people out there who are so rude, unconcerned, and not
polite. That is because their minds are absolutely
mush because they eat junk food, they drink junk drink, they watch
junk television, and they breathe junk air. What do they
become? They become junk after awhile themselves. It is
as simple as that.
So that is why again this
community, although there are not very many people in it, still is a
refuge for a lot of people who go to that world.
The more we create such
communities, the easier it will be for people to come because they
will have more and more refuge, and they will become calm-minded.
Then when they go out there, they can affect their environment, and
the environment out there will become calmer. The greater
number of these communities there are, the calmer the environment
will be, and eventually as you read, the Kingdom Of Heaven will be a
state of being of the whole of humanity.
Our Path, or the Kingdom Of Heaven Within, is a steady mind.
It becomes neither too elated nor too depressed. That is the Path of the
Eternal Divine Path. You awaken your spiritual forces.
You work in the community, therefore, you are not in the mountains
escaping the world. You are in the world but at the same time
you are not in the crazy world. You are in a much calmer
Then you sacrifice.
You learn not to be self-centered, not always, “What is in it
for me, for me, for me?” but, “What is in it for the community?”
You are not self-centered.
That is one problem of
the ego, self-centeredness. The community rubs on you not to
be self-centered. For some people it is very difficult.
They want to run away. They want to take their egos and say,
“No, no, I want my little apartment and little place to live.
I want my ego. I do not want to share with anyone. I do
not want to encounter any problems. I do not want to deal with
the difficult people.”
There might be difficult
people living in the communities. You have to know how to deal
with them, how to bend them, how to make them become
un-self-centered and not difficult any more. You have to deal
with the people, and that is a very hard thing to do for a lot of
people. They do not want to deal with the people. They
want to go. It is much easier to have an apartment or a house
by yourself, live there and say, “Oh, I am such a wonderful person.
See how wonderful I am.”
But at the same time, if
you put them with other people they realize, “Oh, I am not as
wonderful as I thought I was.”
So we can see that a lot
of purification occurs when you are in a community. After
awhile the people are not as nice with you as those in the streets.
They tell you right to your face, “You have a problem. OK.
You have to take care of this problem in the community.” You
learn and you grow. So Communities of Light are a
wonderful teaching environment for us to see ourselves.
Can we see ourselves by
ourselves? It is very hard for us to see ourselves but other
people can see us. If we are open to the suggestions in the
community, after awhile it tells us what we need to work on.
If everyone in the
community tells us something, eventually we have to think about it,
“Maybe they are right. One person can be wrong. Two
people can be wrong. Five people can be wrong. Ten
people cannot be wrong. So I had better meditate on these
problems.” Eventually you will overcome those problems, and
you will progress.
Eventually you will reach
a point that you can sacrifice, you can give of yourself without
making a big deal out of it, “Oh, I gave so much. I gave so
much to the community.” You did a little but you think, “I did
so much in the community. I am giving so much into it.”
Other people say, “No,
no. You did not give that much. Compare what you gave and what
we gave. You gave very little. We gave a lot. But
at the same time we are not bragging about it or talking about it
all the time.”
“Oh,” you say, “OK.
I am too self-centered that even when I give a little, I think I
gave a lot, which is not true. I did not give a lot because
other people are giving more than I am giving.” So it is a
process that is eventually going to help you to reach a point to not
Then, after that, when
you are not self-centered, everyone starts praising you for the
wonderful things you are doing. Again you develop a big ego
and you say, “Oh, what a wonderful person I am. I am doing all
these good things in the community or for the
Eventually you realize
that you are not the doer. God is doing it through you.
You are just an instrument. Then you become neither elated nor
If you read the
Bhagavad-Gita, that is what Krishna is talking about, a steady
mind that neither becomes elated nor becomes depressed, a steady
mind that will stay on the course of the work he has been called
for. He will be able to accomplish it because nothing
affects him, for he knows where he is going.
We know where we are
going. We are going toward the Communities of Light.
We are going toward the creation of the Kingdom Of Heaven On Earth.
However, some people will
try to drag you down. That is one of the things about the
other egos. Ego loves to drag other egos down to their own
level. That is what they do.
So there are a lot of
egos out there trying to drag you down, “Do not go where you are
going. We do not want you to go.”
Have you heard about the
crayfish? When many crayfish are put in a bowl, it is not
covered. Do you know why? The reason is that any time a
crayfish tries to crawl out of the bowl, the other crayfish pull him
down [laughing]. The others do not want that crayfish to get
out of the bowl. It is just their nature.
That is exactly what one
problem in the spiritual path is, you have to be worried about the
other crayfish not to pull you down.
It is just like ego.
Ego loves to pull you down to its own level. If you are a
little higher, they will try to take your energy and make you go to
level. If that happens, you go down. They go a little higher.
But because their ego cannot maintain that energy, they lose that
energy themselves. So both of you are going to go down.
It is also the same thing
with idle talk. Idle talk really means, “I am going to take
your energy because I really need that energy. I do not have
it.” When you give idle talk, you do not feel very high
after that, if you are a high person. If you are a lower
person, you feel good because you drain the energy from the other high
So be careful of the
crayfish and have a steady mind. The Eternal Divine Path
is the Path that makes your mind steady, one-pointed, and focused.
That is what the Kingdom
Of Heaven Within is. You awaken your spiritual forces.
By meditation, you become more sensitive, really. That is what
You live in the
Communities of Light.
You sacrifice, you learn
not to be self-centered.
You let God do through
you, therefore you are neither elated nor depressed. If it
does not work, if it was bad, it was your ego. If it was good
and perfect, it was God because God is perfect. Therefore, if
you did something and you let Him do it through you, it should be
perfect. If it is not perfect, you did it. It was your
fault. God is perfect. So you are not going to become
elated or depressed.
Then you become a
universalist. Being a universalist means the universe is your
home. God is your Mother and Father, and you are here to do
your Father’s work. You do not belong to any nation, any
gender, or any place but to the universe. Your
nationality is universalism.
“Where are you from?”
“I am from God.
Where are you from?”
“I am from God too.”
“Oh, OK, we are from the
same place.” You are not from any specific area in the world.
So that is universalism.
You expand your mind. You destroy every narrowness of the mind
that keeps you from progressing. “I am from this nation.
I am from this gender. I am from this race.” This is all
constricting. It makes your consciousness small.
We have been born in so
many different places anyway, “Where are you from?”
“I do not know.
Which lifetime are you talking about?”
So you can see that it
expands your mind. These people have no attachments, no fear,
and no constricting ideas. They are surrendered and submissive
God does the work through
them. They are ready to sacrifice everything for the
communities. They live in the communities, and they meditate
and awaken their spiritual forces.
Meditation does not mean
sitting there all the time and meditating. You might go for a
ride. You might do gardening. You might do whatever
helps you to calm your mind and start realizing and hearing The Word
that we give you in your initiation. When you hear that Word,
you know you are connected, you are there.
So this is the Kingdom Of
Heaven Within. All these things are given to help you to
create that Kingdom Of Heaven Within, to destroy any narrowness of
the mind, to destroy the ups and downs of life, to not be
self-centered, to be able to stay in the community and learn how to
If you create the Kingdom
Of Heaven Within, then you are a Paravipra, you are an Elect, you
are a person who has no choice but to become engaged with the Mission
and do the work.
If you are not doing the
work, then you are not having the Kingdom Of Heaven Within.
Maitreya, how is it that these Paravipras who have overcome,
are classless, and are incorruptible and still that verse says,
“Hold fast that no man take thy crown?” He still could fall
back? How is it possible for that to happen?
Yes. Well, until you reach Pure Consciousness there is always
a pitfall that you might fall back.
In the Sixth Seal, you
meditate for awhile, you stay in the Communities of Light,
you sacrifice, you surrender and submit, and you become a
universalist. But you have not truly done all of them.
You think you have done them but you still have impurities, you still
have your ego intact, or, you still have a part of ego at least
intact. It is broken down but it is not completely broken
You are not completely
surrendered and submissive. You still have your own will.
You want to do what you want to do. You do not want to do what
God wants you to do.
If the residual is still
there, or you say, “I am a universalist, but I do not like this
person, or this place, or these people,” again, you are not
completely there. Then, you fall because you are not
If you are a pure
Paravipra, then you really are in Pure Consciousness because when
you reach the purity of the Paravipra, what is the next step?
You are in Pure Consciousness.
Then you have
the ability to decide if you want to go to Pure Consciousness or if
you want to stay in the body and help others also to reach Pure
If you decide to go to
Pure Consciousness, of course, God is going to send you back.
He is not going to say, “OK, come in. I am going to keep you.”
As He said, “I am going to spew you out of My Mouth.” You
think you have reached, but you did not. Such a person becomes
an Avatar, a God-man, a person who comes from Pure Consciousness to
A person who decides to
stay back in the body and help the people becomes a Sat-guru or a
realized person. But a guru is a very misused word. A
lot of gurus attach you to themselves. They are false
teachers. But if a guru or a spiritual teacher teaches and
takes you to God, and his or her teaching is based on the Scriptures
of God and the Word of God, then he is a good spiritual teacher.
Really "guru" means a spiritual teacher. It is not just an
So if you completely made
it to become a pure Paravipra, you go to Pure Consciousness, and you
do not fall. But if you fall, it means you had some
impurities. That is why it says, “Watch that no one takes your
crown.” You are very close to the crown.
What is the crown?
The crown is Pure Consciousness. Now, watch it. You
might not make it, still there is a pitfall that you become impure
and you fall. And that fall is great because you have already
created so much power, so much beauty, and so many things. You
can misuse those. You can make a little ash and make millions
of people follow you, but you lost to go to Pure Consciousness
yourself. You have become an obstacle for millions of
people to go to Pure Consciousness also because they are connected
to what? They are connected to you, who was very close to the
crown. You had reached there, you had a lot of power, but you
That is why God sends the
Scriptures with the prophecies of how He is going to come, because
there are so many false teachers, and there are so many people
claiming that they are teachers. But only the One who fulfills
the prophecies and brings the Word of God in the purest form is the
One who really should be accepted.
So watch out that such a
teaching or teacher does not take your crown and connect you to
himself or herself. It is a very tricky Path. If it were
easy, everyone would reach Pure Consciousness very fast.
Actually when I first
became familiar with meditation they used to tell us a story, that
God is fifty miles from here. Everyone starts from the zero mile
to go to God.
You go a mile, and there
is the best food and drink, the most beautiful cuisine you ever
wanted. Half of the people become attached to those things.
The other half says, “No, no, we have to go to God.”
The other half goes to
the next mile where there are the most beautiful mates you can have.
You know, the wonderful eyes, beautiful people, with music, and all
the things, including all the food that was in the first mile.
Half of the rest of the
travelers stop here. By the time the people reach to the
fiftieth mile where God is, only two people make it. One
person runs, hugs God, and says, “I made it. I am here.”
The other one comes, humbly bows down to God, and stays there. God says, “Only this
one made it.”
Even the one who ran and
egoistically said, “I am here. I am so great, I found You,”
did not make it. Only the one who humbly bowed down to God and
God said, “That is the one," made it.
So from the millions of
people who start the journey, very few people make it. That is
why it is said, “Many people are called but few are chosen.”
It is all given. It
is all there. God has already revealed to humanity how it
works. The only thing is that we have to really understand it.
When we understand it, then we will see that we have a lot of
work to do on ourselves. We have to be careful not to let the
other people pull us down, not to let the world affect us, not to
Even in Paraviprahood,we
can fall. Even after all that hard work, and we are in
Communities of Light, still we might fall.
So the Kingdom Of Heaven
Within is following the Eternal Divine Path and recognizing
and realizing the Word of God.
My question is about tests. It seems like the idea of being
tested is a universal idea. You go to school, and you are
tested for what you know. Even in the primitive cultures, you
always hear about them being tested to see if they made it to be a
So even in the spiritual
path, you can expect that you are going to be tested?
Oh yes. Actually, God said, “Those I love, I chastise.”
If He does not love you, why does He chastise you? He does not
care. You can do whatever you want. He leaves you
alone. You become rich, famous, and have a lot of money, you
have a big ego, and you think that you made it. He says, “OK,
you think you made it, that is fine, go ahead and be whatever.”
But He says, “I will chastise you. I will tell you things you
do not want to hear.”
Especially when I give
Satsangs, God comes through and probably says things that some
people do not want to hear, but it is good for them to hear that, it
is what God wants them to become. So you are correct, testing
is a part of the spiritual progress.
God even tested Abraham,
or Christ. He told Abraham to take his son and kill him for
Him. If you do that right now, they are going to put you in
prison, or the asylum [laughter]. “Oh, that guy is crazy.”
And it is going to be headline news: “The man thought God told
him to kill his son.”
But he took him there,
and Abraham passed the test. Actually, after he did that God
gave him an unconditional promise. Before that there was
always a condition that, “If you do this for me, I will do that for
you.” It was kind of a business type of deal with Abraham, “If
you leave your parents and go to the land that I will show you, I
will make you a great nation”
But after he passed that
test, which was his final test (because he was so attached to Isaac,
and he loved Isaac so much) God said, “OK, now I am going to make
you many nations and great nations , etc.” There was
Christ went to the
desert, and the devil came and told him to make bread, etc.; three tests, which are the symbol of the first three chakras,
which is the symbol of Christ and the three seals. He passed
God said, “OK, now you
passed the test, you can have the Mission that has been provided for
you.” Now, of course, we know that part of His Mission was to be crucified.
It is just like you have
to crucify your lower nature. You have to overcome. You
have to get rid of them, get rid of the fuzzy philosophies.
Get on with “the meat and the gravy” of spirituality! Of
course, do not eat too much meat [laughter]. That is just an
expression. Do not say that Maitreya said that it is OK
to eat meat and gravy all the time.
So get to the “meat and
gravy,” which is the Mission of Maitreya, which are these
teachings, that God has prophesied. The prophecies are
fulfilled. The Seven Seals are opened. Do not just hang
onto the past.
There have been Satsangs
for the last twenty years. That is a lot of material covered, said, and done. The only thing is that you have to make a
decision. You have to say, “YES. That is what I want.”
That is what the meat and
gravy is. “I do not want to spend time with these gurus, teachers, and this and that. I want to get to the highest
matter of it, the One who has been prophesied for twelve thousand
years to come and now is here. Am I still going to sit there
What am I going to do?
Am I going to cope up with the lukewarm? Or, can I? I
cannot. I have to get with the people who are not lukewarm,
they are dedicated, they are one-pointed, they follow the Eternal
Divine Path, and they work in the creation of the Communities
of Light. They are my brothers. They are in my
That is what all of us have to do. “It is
twenty years and I have not created any Communities of Light,
I had better look at myself. What is wrong with me? I
have to do something more. I have to reach (or preach) more.”
Of course, there are
people who help in many other different levels. They do not
have to create Communities of Light. What they are
doing for the
is as good as creating Communities of Light, which is
appreciated. Also we need a supportive group, people who just
support the Mission
physically, mentally, or spiritually, so we can help the teachers to
go around and preach the teaching and spread the Message.
So we need all of the
people. But with dedication, making the decision and getting
rid of the “fuzzy philosophies,” all of these are a part of your
spiritual progress. Also these Satsangs are tests. When
I say things that sometimes might hurt you, it depends on how far
you are going to run. Are you going to stay around and say,
“OK, He says a lot of truth, and I have to look at myself and
progress,” or, “I am going to take my bags and run away?” If
you take your bags and run away, you failed the test. But if
you do not, then you will find beautiful things.
Does that make sense?
Does that answer your question?
Yes. But eventually there is a point where there are no more
tests because you just are One?
Exactly, that is what happened to Abraham. That is what
happened to Christ. They reached a point that God said, “Yes,
I trust you. I realize that you are dedicated. I realize
that you really want to do the Mission. You have realized what
is happening here. There is no test.”
Actually, you evoke the
test yourself. If you are completely dedicated to the Mission
and doing the Will of God, there is no test. No matter what
they throw at you, it is just going to go right over you.
There is no test. You have reached a point that you are
absolutely One with God and His Work.
Tests come when you
oppose the Will of God. If you do not oppose the Will of God,
what is the test? There is not a test; you are there.
It seems our time is up.
We are in the confusion,
clouds, caught up together here on earth. What happens when
the clouds are come and Christ comes in the clouds? The
disciples are going to be lifted from the earth to the clouds.
It is the same thing
here. You should be lifted from the world, out of the clouds,
and caught into this teaching and the
There is another answer right there. You cannot have both the
world and God. So you have to be lifted up out of the earth
and those confused worlds.
I wish you all a good
(God) month and we will have another Satsang next month. But I
will see you all this afternoon at 5:30 PM when we have the
beginning of Passover. We are going to have the start of it,
and we are all going to see how it is done. So see you then.