Unus opens Feast: Sal-Om everyone.
This is the
2009 Feast of Tabernacles, celebrating the Seventh Seal.
We pay our salutations to the Divinity within you and
welcome everyone to the
celebration of the Feast of Tabernacles.
Let us take a moment together to pause, close our
eyes, quiet our minds, become still, bring God to the
Center, and know He is the Greatest!
Become One and become unified.
For those of you who are joining us for the first time
and may not be familiar with the Feast of Tabernacles as
celebrated by the Mission of Maitreya, each year
we focus on a different Seal or Message of God in The
This year we will focus on the Seventh Seal, which is
reaching the Goal, Pure Consciousness.
There are seven Feasts during the year, and according
to the Calendar of God, the Feast of Tabernacles is the
last one of the year, the seventh.
The previous Feasts or Holy Days are usually
quiet and sober.
The Feast of Tabernacles, however, is a joyous
celebration of the energy of God on earth at Its
The Messiah is here!
Listen to Him and know His Message!
No one goes to the Father except through the
Christ, and it is the Christ, as the Seventh Angel (Maitreya
GIWH), who reveals everything to humanity.
This is the salvation for humanity!
Every Feast of Tabernacles has been a celebration of
God's Holy Days according to the Will of God as you can
read in the Bible, Leviticus, chapter 23.
If you want to know more about the Feasts, you
can read THOTH, Essays 1, Tablet
14, "Feasts and Holy Days of the Lord" (http://www.maitreya.org/FILES/THOTH/ESSAYS1.HTM/Essays1-14.html).
During these eight days, we focus on God and glorify
year we will learn more about the Seventh Seal, Pure
Pure Consciousness is the state in which the power of
over the consciousness is overcome, and the
consciousness in its pure form (pure
is realized. Then the oneness with
is complete, and there would be no
Consciousness is the same as
Christ-Consciousness, State Of Enlightenment, and
supremely good. That is the goal of life: to
is in the state of Pure Consciousness or perfect
awareness with control over the three gunas in the
universe. Also whoever reaches this state (by His
Grace) will gain complete awareness with perfect power
over the three gunas of his consciousness and with
whatever other power the Lord gives to him.
overcomes will become His son (Revelation 21:7).
He becomes in His image (a son is in the image or
likeness of his Father).
Such a consciousness is in Pure Consciousness,
one with The Father, and the son of God (a god).
He himself becomes a center and nucleus for those who
recognize the truth (God) through him. He radiates
the qualities of God. By his example he becomes
the way and the truth, and whoever follows His ways (the
Eternal Divine Path) will reach The
Father (the Truth, The Light).
However, the true radiating
nucleus of the Universe and the controller of all is The
Father (God), and it is He who unifies (as The
Greatest Sign shows, even in the state of Pure
Consciousness, the unit consciousness is under the
control of the Father).
But because each unit consciousness goes through
different experiences, each will become unique in itself
as an individual, at the same time be a part and parcel
of God (All).
In other words, God (universe) is all, and each individual is specialized
through his experiences. God can manifest Himself
with special qualities through each individual with
different expressions. The total of the
individuals (in all levels) with their qualities
together manifest all the qualities of God.
Reaching Pure Consciousness is not attainable by
and practices (meditation, chanting, etc.) alone.
It is attainable by following the Eternal Divine Path.
By creation of the
Communities Of Light based on the Eternal Divine Path,
we can create an environment that many people can reach
this state the fastest way possible.
Therefore, we will all carry these understandings
beyond this short time we are together.
Then each of us will become a center that the
Communities of Light will manifest around.
The more such centers we create, the more
Communities of Light will be built. The faster we
accomplish creating enough Communities of Light
to bring the Kingdom Of Heaven On Earth, the sooner humanity will
be guided into the Golden Age.
Therefore, let us all understand these truths and
become one with them.
The sooner it is done, the better.
We will be a Community of Light during the Feast
We will celebrate one Seal of The Greatest
Sign each day. For
example, we will celebrate the first seal Sunday,
October 4th, the second seal, Monday, October
5th, and so on. The Seventh Seal, however, is
always celebrated on Saturday.
We will perform spiritual practices such as meditation,
chanting, dancing, doing The Reminder, prayer,
We are a community together and we will be a
Community of Light, the Children of Light.
The schedules for this whole Feast are posted on our
website (have a look at the menu "Join Us" and "Feast of
Tabernacles": 2009 daily schedule).
Maitreya will be with us for some live
sessions, noon to 2 PM MST, to answer your questions in
an attempt to further clarify this new Revelation from
Sunday October 4th and Tuesday October 6th.
We ask that each of you prepare your questions
and send them to:
firstname.lastname@example.org (Note: please review our
before sending questions, but also understand that these
Feast sessions are an exception and Maitreya
is more lenient about the questions He will answer in them).
On the evening of Thursday, October 8th, we will have a
live talent show at the beginning of the PalTalk
is invited to share a talent.
Let us know how
you would like to participate.
Finally, why do we celebrate the Feast of Tabernacles?
Though this question has been answered in many
ways over the years through our announcements (posted on
our website), through the welcome talks that have been
given, etc., again we will share here why we celebrate
First, it is the Seventh Feast in each year that God
demanded to be kept forever (Leviticus, chapter 23).
It is the symbol
of the end time (the last Feast of the year) and the
return of the Christ (The Messiah).
In earlier announcements for the Feasts of Tabernacles
we could read: God clearly wants those who are The
Children of Light (The Children of Israel) to follow
these Feasts and Holy Days.
Let us gather together to celebrate these most
Holy days of the Lord, and let it be a sign that we are
truly The Children of Light.
The Mission of Maitreya is the fulfillment
of many prayers and expectations. Through the truth that
has been revealed to us, we will return to God's Ways.
The word "Tabernacle" means a place of worship such as a Temple.
Maitreya has revealed to be built is another sign of
the Unity of All religions of the world.
The time is right and the grapes are ripe.
Come; join us and Maitreya in this dawn of
the Golden Age that many have longed to be a part of for
We now invite you to share with others your testimonial
about the Feast of Tabernacles or the Mission of Maitreya..
I would be more than happy to start us off this
evening with my testimonial.
It started quite a while ago.
Actually it was at a time that I knew Ananda Ma,
and she was my first spiritual teacher.
She went by the name of Dolores back then, and
had a group called Meditation Unlimited.
That was how I got into meditation.
I kept up with the group in meditating and
spiritual things, etc.
One day I went to visit her in
Orange Springs, Florida,
and she told me that the Messiah is here.
I thought, "This is crazy," because I was not
looking for the Messiah.
I had never heard of the name
Maitreya or anything like that.
She told me how her friend David Bent had found
Albuquerque, New Mexico, and that the Messiah was here.
So what I had learned to do was to
go within, in meditation, and ask the Lord when
something maybe seemed unbelievable.
And that is what I did.
I closed my eyes and I meditated, and I said,
talked to God and I said, "Is that true that the Messiah
And I got this incredible resounding, "Yes!"
So I listened very closely after that.
I received The Plan and
read The Plan.
From there I began to communicate with the Mission and received some beautiful letters from the
The relationship deepened until eventually it
came to the point where I came and moved to
New Mexico, and lived at the
for approximately 17 years.
Anyways that is a very short,
sweet, and brief testimonial of how I found the
I was very lucky that who I listened to telling
me that the Messiah was here, happened to be someone in
tune with God and knew what they were talking about.
And now I have my true Spiritual
So thank you all, Sal-Om.
Well, since no one else is picking up the
microphone maybe I should go ahead and talk about how I
a little bit.
I think it started a long, long
But I will focus on just a couple of years back about
how I found the Mission.
I think it has been three years.
I found the Mission
after I came back from the
to help my family, my parents, with some financial
problems and health problems they were having.
I spent around seven and a half,
almost eight, years studying in the United States, in San Diego, California.
I studied many things.
I studied business and also psychology.
Like the first twenty-seven years of my life, it
was all searching, but searching for what, I did not
I was not specifically searching for something but
something that made sense that gave me peace,
explanation, and also spiritual uplifting.
I was finding that I liked to do
many things, like I liked sports.
I liked reading, intellectual understanding of
things but at the same time spirituality and
understanding that side.
But nothing was feeding my curiosity.
So after I came back from the
U.S., I was finding a very
different environment over here in Turkey that I
totally like had forgotten and could not understand at
first. So I
was asking..., well, I was asking God in fact, what is
this? What is
What is this world?
What am I to do here?
Why am I here?
And what is all this mess?
Because I came back here to help
my parents but then I found out like, how in fact I am
the one who needs help to find my direction in life,
really, and understand these things.
One day while going through these
discussions with my parents, with myself, I was just so
frustrated, so I left home and started to go for a walk.
I was taking like long walks because that was the
only environment that I had a little bit of peace at
I was walking one of these days
and at that time I knew the Golden Age would come, from
the New Age, astrology, and all those kind of studies
that I had been through.
Also, I found out about Share International.
I found out about
I even knew – I read a book about
Maitreya, a Buddhist book.
So I knew things like that.
Maitreya or a New Age will come and
Maitreya will be the One that will
initiate it, or start it, or help it come true.
But I did not know why, when, how, and all those
And I was asking God, especially
that day, I desperately, I am trying to glue all these
things that I understand.
I just have to leave myself to God.
I had a good experience there
I stopped, and sat there and meditated.
Then I had this joy and very exciting feeling
So I came home with that good
excitement and peace.
But at the same time my heart was like beating so
fast. I just
lay down for a little bit so that I could keep
breathing, so that I could calm down.
I think when I laid down I almost
I felt that a question just popped into my mind or as if
someone just told me, "How come you never searched
Maitreya in the Internet?"
Because I had searched everything and I had looked
through everything but that was true, I had never
searched, like I had never typed "Maitreya"
in Google or some search engine and looked for it
I opened my eyes. I was so
excited. I started the computer and typed "Maitreya" in the search
was very surprised that the first thing that came on the
search engine list was the Mission of
It was so exciting that I think I was on the
computer for like twelve hours or something straight.
I could not believe
Maitreya was already here.
I could not believe how wonderful the teachings
were; they made the most sense.
I read The Plan.
That was like, "Oh, this is it."
I sent an email to the
Mission, wanting to be a part of it.
It was very exciting and still is, reading the
teachings and everything.
I thank God for that every day.
It is wonderful!
It is unbelievable in fact that Christ is here,
Maitreya is here, and the
is coming to earth again.
Thanks God that I am least playing
a little bit of a part in this and experiencing all
this. So it
is still amazing.
I think it has just been a little bit more than
three years, and it is just growing.
So all thanks to God and Sal-Om
I just Googled the name "Maitreya"
on the net when I first came to the
because I used to be studying with the Masters of
always talk about
being the Initiator.
They refer to
Maitreya as the
Teacher of teachers.
So I said, "Let me Google it one
when I did I found the Benjamin Creme
Maitreya and the Eternal Divine Path.
When I Googled
Maitreya and went to the Eternal
Divine Path site, then I started reading, and then I
went to PalTalk and they said I could speak to
So I came in and I started asking questions about
the Bible because I have a Christian background
as you know.
I started asking questions,...He never really said
anything wrong, He never said anything contrary to what
I had learned or what I was studying with the Masters of
answered quite a few questions from the Bible.
times when I was praying by myself and I just went to
the Bible, I was lead to read certain parts of
Then I asked
Maitreya about them and He confirmed
is when I knew I had found the Messiah.
surprised because I really did not think that I would be
living and hearing and seeing the Christ.
That is how I came to the Mission.
Also I am still surprised at the fact that most
of the Christian world, most of the religious folks in
the world are waiting for the Messiah, and the Messiah
is here and they do not realize it.
guess no one – they are waiting for Him but they are not
looking for Him.
That is the conclusion that I have come to.
think that is a good conclusion:
They are not really looking for Him.
That is the problem, or they have some
Thanks God for everything that everyone is saying.
It was a beautiful welcome.
It was very beautiful, Unus, very wonderful.
I had a chance to sit down and I was looking through
I love to do that sometimes.
I just take THOTH and kind of just
page through it to remember all the different parts of
it. And I
was going through all the Essays and
Supplements, and there is so much there.
It is just amazing all the different subjects
that are covered.
ended up landing on the one,
"New Year, Passover, and Other Symbols".
It was talking about the different periods in a
After the age of 49 pretty much is when you are
ready to go to God because you are finished with your
family, and you are finished with the worldly things.
Then it is time to completely go to the Spirit.
is just so great.
I am ready to just go to the Spirit.
I feel like the purpose of my life has been
came to earth to serve Him.
That is what I always prayed for when I was
wrote poems when I was young, way, way before I met
Maitreya that I wanted to serve God, "Please let me do Your
Will," and, "Please let me write for You." And my wish came
I do not think that we can ever forget that we are
building a tomorrow.
We are building the next generation.
We are building the next world that will be a
world of peace, unity, and goodness for everyone.
Sometimes it is so dark out there that we forget
that, that is what we are doing.
feel so satisfied because now I know that is what my
purpose was, and I feel like my purpose has been
Now I can just go to God because I am a little bit older
than 49 [laughing].
to see my son, to see Isaac or Noor come to the
Mission, to come home from
college and say, "All I want to do is go to God."
Oh my golly, that is so satisfying!
Oh my heavens, what else could a mother ask for
except that her son could choose to go to God?
You just cannot imagine how fulfilling that makes
think we always have to remember what we are here for.
I can go back through my life and I can think
that everything that happened in my life was for a
purpose and God was guiding me with, as
said one time, "With a Mighty Hand," God was guiding me,
to learn how to type when I was in high school, to learn
about biology and to do the profession that I do in
order to support the Mission, and to learn about
gardening so that we could have good food.
life has been so Blessed, and I am so thankful.
Even if I become so forgetful, even if I become
as my mother (my mother has Alzheimer's) I can have joy
in my heart because I know that I helped the purpose of
I was a part of the pioneer force of the purpose
of creation, and that is so satisfying.
never thought that I would have such a purpose in my
life. When I
was young and I was searching, and I wanted to know what
I was here for, I never dreamed that it would be this
expanded, that it would be this much.
I can only praise God and give so many thanks to
Maitreya because that is where it came
be to Thee, Glory be to God, and Praise God!
just wanted to say one other thing.
I did not realize that my son has a split
personality because he is in the room twice.
He is in Noor EDP and he is Noor M.
So I am very glad to see that [laughter].
Anyway, love to all of you.
Thanks God, Sarah-Ji.
That was wonderful, straight from the heart.
Great to hear all that.
definitely agree how unbelievable and wonderful this is
and how probably, hopefully you will look back at these
times and see how perfect it all is, how God is guiding
it, and it is wonderful.
So yes, thanks God.
I thank God.
Like you said, it is probably like every other
second for giving purpose, bringing purpose to my life,
for making sense, understanding of this world, and why
am I here.
is very exciting.
It is not a walk in the park but still... Oh the
clock goes again so I will shut up [his clock was making
my sound coming through all right?
I do not see how I cannot go after that, so, or at least
half of me, right?
The other half is going to stay quiet [laughter].
But, so my name is Noor.
As she said – Sarah-Ji is my mother and
Maitreya-Ji is my father.
you could say that I first joined the Mission one
second into my life [laughing].
Thanks God for that opportunity.
began into this world in a position that is so Blessed.
is all about finding it yourself; it's about proving to
yourself or really, truly understanding in your own
heart that this is the Truth and the Way.
Maitreya, of course, understood that so
well, and He explained the Teachings to me from a very
early age, from the very beginning.
All of the games that we did when I was a child,
they always had the Teachings in them.
He taught me everything he could about them but
He never pushed me to do... He never pushed me into it.
He always knew that it would have to be my
decision and my choice to come to it, my own conclusion
and realize, "This is the truth."
He never wants someone to follow Him just because
they were brought up that way but because they really
understand why they are doing it.
while he was teaching me all these things, he also let
me go. He
let me go into the world.
He home-schooled me until middle school, until 6th
grade, and then I asked to go to public school or to a
school with other children, because I wanted to have
He let me.
experience of school in the world was very different
from what I had been brought up with.
We all know the attraction of the world and the
attraction of Maya.
The older I grew, the more I was sort of having
friends, doing sports, playing computer games, and all
the things that American children do, and the less I was
learning the Teachings, thinking about them, and
realizing their truth.
high school I joined debate, which is an activity where
you argue two sides of a case to see who wins.
The thing about debate and the thing about the
way that American schools teach you how to argue is that
you argue one side for something, and then five minutes
later you argue on the other side, against that thing,
just a little bit later.
idea is to teach you how to argue.
But what it also does is it makes you feel like
nothing is possibly true, if that makes any sense,
because if you can argue both sides and you can win on
one side sometimes and you can win on the other side
sometimes, then how can you ever reach a conclusion?
So it really confused me.
getting lost in this idea that supposedly you can answer
all your questions through intellect, but then I would
spend weeks and weeks and weekends arguing both sides of
a case and winning one side and then the other side, and
losing one side and then the other side.
What that ended up doing to me was making me feel
like I could never know anything to be the truth.
totally withdrew from understanding or trying to figure
out the answers.
All I had were questions, essentially.
I would say that I was actually afraid to choose
an answer because I could not be sure, was my feeling.
lasted through high school.
Then I got more and more into philosophy and all
of these things.
Near the end of high school I had reached the
point that I just said – well, my final presentation for
my class was that we could never know anything at all,
ever, period, no matter what.
the point that you reach there, you have nowhere else to
go. It was
not the answer.
It was not satisfying to me.
I went through all the arguments and it just did
not – where do you go from there?
There was nothing.
high school I rejected that completely.
It just did not make sense to me.
Maitreya and the Mission let me do
what..., they let me take the path that I wanted, but it
was always there.
It was always in my head.
I could see just how incredible
Maitreya was, and in everything He did
in his life and in my life, the way He handled
situations and the power of His Words, the power of His
always was with me.
That always stayed with me.
I went through as much as I could, understanding it
myself and I did not find an answer, more and more I had
to go back to this.
I had to.
Now that I had done all this, gone through all
that, I started looking at it, really looking at it,
really, really, actually reading and trying to figure it
out myself, trying to understand it.
Having been in high school and college with the world
with all these people for ten years or so, it is just
There is no other way.
I am a Vipra, I am pretty sure.
So I had to do it that way.
I had to figure it out step by step for me.
Every doubt I had, I had to look it up and
research it, find out the background, and make sure I
understood it for what it was.
And there is no
no doubt, nothing, nothing, nothing is unexplained, and
any question you have can be answered.
not saying this with a blind eye; I went through all the
things that I was supposed to go through, to be "an
I have that background, and it is undeniable.
The Truth comes from all sides.
That is also from this side, the way that I had
to go through to do it.
have that Base.
It can never be taken away from me.
No one can convince me otherwise.
It is just, this is it.
This is the Way.
This is the Truth.
Maitreya is the Prophet.
The prophecies are incredible.
The Teaching is incredible.
It all fits together so perfectly.
background was different than a lot of peoples' and that
is how it ended up happening for me.
But thanks God!
would just like to say, Thanks God indeed.
Thanks God, Noor.
That was great.
God is amazing, really.
It is Ananda Ma.
Of course, there is no way to follow that.
That was so incredible, so beautiful.
Maitreya through a friend, as Keyosha
already said, David Bent.
I was looking for Him.
I had been going to meetings with Benjamin Creme
of Share International.
He said that
Maitreya would appear
in the spring of 1982 and that he was in
I did not have a difficult time believing that He
would appear in the spring of 1982 but I was having a
terrible time believing that He was going to be in
of course in the spring of 1982, his Maitreya did not
said the reason he did not appear was because the world
was not ready for Him.
That did not go down very well with me because I
did not think God plays games.
Humans do for sure, but I did not think that God
thought, maybe he said he was a John the Baptist, and
2,000 years ago John the Baptist recognized Christ in
the beginning and then denied Him.
So maybe he does not know where the real
course then everyone that I knew, knew that I was
looking for the Christ.
Then one of my friends came to me and said, "I
found someone named Joseph Emmanuel in
Something happened inside of me, and I said,
"That is Him."
said, "That is who?"
said, "That is
Maitreya. That is the Christ."
said, "You are wrong.
That cannot be possible because Benjamin Creme
said he is going to come in Italy."
said, "Well, I thought Benjamin Creme said he was going
to come in London.
But I do not care what anyone says.
That is the Christ I am looking for."
said, "Well, I am going to order His Book.
He has a Book named The Holiest Of The
Holies that He has written.
I am going to get it, and I am going to read it.
Would you like to see it after I read it?"
said, "I would love to."
finished reading The Holiest Of The Holies,
and he gave it to me.
I began to read that Book I could not believe what I was
There is no way to explain this to anyone.
You have to read it for yourself.
It is just totally, totally amazing.
I had, had questions about God from when I was a
child and I would ask them.
I was born and raised a Christian so I would ask
the people in my church, the priests, anyone.
The answers they gave me did not make sense to
Something inside said, "That is not the answer."
But what was the answer?
all those answers, which resonated with me, were in the
I was totally amazed, and I just kept reading it.
I shared it with everyone in our group because I
thought it was so important.
These words were Truth.
David asked about bringing
and would I provide a place for him to live while He was
there and help Him to get the people together for the
meetings. I said
I would be glad to do that.
Maitreya came to
He gave a few lectures to small meetings.
Then He gave another one to what was supposed to
be a big meeting but due to the weather [laughing] it
did not turn out to be so big.
That is a story in itself.
anyways, I thank God that I found out the True
Maitreya did announce His Presence in
the world with the Book, the Scripture from God,
The Holiest Of The Holies, in the Spring of
1982. And I
have been with the Mission ever since.
anyone is not with the
Mission, I hope that you
will look into this further.
As Noor said, "Each person has to do it for
They have to come of their own free will.
that is it for me.
Thanks God, Ananda Ma.
That was wonderful.
would like to ask probably another time if there is
anyone else who would like to share.
Please go ahead.
If not, I think this will be a good time to end
Thanks God for the Feast of Tabernacles, and I hope it
will be a wonderful week of joyous celebration.
Thanks God and
Unus, Feast of Tabernacles 2009
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